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Monday, December 17, 2012

Winter's Magic

Good morning, folks! Today I'd like to introduce you to author Cynthia Gail, who has written a contemporay romance named Winter's Magic.

Cynthia is a native Missourian. During her teenage years, her family relocated twice, taking her from a high school freshman class of over 1,200 students to living in a small town in Kentucky with a total populations of less than 1,000.  Despite the culture shock and challenges of those shy teenage years, Cynthia met her true love in that tiny town and now she greatly appreciates a community where everyone waves, calls you by name and treats you like family.

Cynthia and her husband now live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with their eighteen-year-old son and three dogs. When she's now working or writing, she can be found with family and friends. She loves to bake in the winter, grill in the summer, and on occasions, she sneaks away from everyone and curls up with a good book.

The author hopes the reader will enjoy her stories. Each one touches on modern day issues, fears, and challenges that women face every day. And each one illustrates that love is within reach if you let down those wallls and allow your heart to open. Our lives and experiences are so much more meaningful when we have someone to share them with!


Cynthia is now doing a promo tour with Goddess Fish Promotions to launch the release of her novel, published by Soul Mate Publishing.

What's the story about? Here's the blurb:

Beth Sergeant and Nick Chester come from opposite ends of the social food chain. While he sees a rare beautiful woman without an agenda, she sees a wealthy playboy. Can he convince her to let go of her insecurities and take a chance on love, when challenges from his past force her to reveal her most guarded secret?

Owner of La Bella Vita, a five-star day spa nestled in the affluent suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, Beth Sergeant knows her elite clientele first hand. She attended their private schools. She was even engaged, although briefly, to one of their most recognized bachelors. But she never fit in to their social-elite world.

 After losing his parents to a car accident at a young age, Nick Chester was raised by his grandfather, the wealthiest man in Nashville. When he chooses to socialize, he has a never-ending list of exclusive events and beautiful women vying for his attention. Yet he never lets himself forget that everyone has an agenda.

Beth can’t resist Nick’s charm and accepts an invitation to dinner, despite her deep-seated insecurities. She proves she’s nothing like other women Nick's dated and learns to trust him in return. But just as the last of their resistance crumbles and true love is within reach, challenges from Nick's past threaten to destroy everything and force Beth to reveal her most guarded secret.

And following is an excerpt out of the book:

“Can I see you Wednesday night?”

“Assuming you get out in the morning?” Beth tried to feign indifference as the grin on her face reached new heights. He wanted to see her again. That fact, and being with him tonight, was nothing short of an early Christmas present. Score one for Jenny’s advice. Sometimes you do have to let down your guard and enjoy life as it comes.

“True. I’m not worried, though. Surely they’ll have this cleaned up overnight.”

“When do you get home?”

“I think I land around six.”

“Give me a call when you get in and we’ll figure out where to meet.”

Beth closed her eyes for a moment to absorb the exquisite sensation of being cocooned in his arms as he held her so gently. She could feel the power in his broad shoulders and the hardness of his chest as he drew her against him a little closer than before, bringing every nerve ending in her body to attention.

When she opened her eyes, Nick was staring at her with an intensity that caused a shudder to run through her. And as the music faded, he led her through one last turn and bent down to kiss her. Short, but heavenly sweet. Then he nodded toward the windows.

“We probably need to head home.”

“I don’t think the snow’s going to let up anytime soon.” Her voice sounding steadier than she felt.

The author also provides some links:


Barnes & Noble

Soul Mate Publishing


And finally, don't forget:

Cynthia will be awarding the following prizes to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour. Eithere one $ 10 Starbucks GC, one $ 10 Amazon GC, or one $ 10 Soul Mate Publishing GC.



  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Nickie. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

    1. It was my pleasure, Cynthia. And a Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. Winter's Magic sounds like a great story.

  3. Another great excerpt. I can hardly wait to read the entire story.