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Halloween Treat (Prizes)

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Just in time for Halloween, Spirit Returned is out and receiving wonderful reviews. I want to thank everyone who has FB shared, tweeted, or featured Mason and Katrina’s story on their blog! Halloween holds special memories for me that include an elementary mummy costume fiasco where my bindings simply unraveled! I’ve been a princess, a witch more times than I can count because I fell in love with both Wizard of Oz witches, a tattered Frankenstein’s bride…and even Daisy Duke—Yikes!

In celebration of my new release—and I hope you add Spirit Returned to tonight’s Halloween reading venue—one lucky commenter will win a digital copy of Spirit Returned by sharing their Halloween Costume successes and/or disasters. Also, don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter below for more prizes!

“Faria’s Whisper Cove series blends compelling suspense with an engaging romance!”

-New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Virna DePaul

Spirit Returned reunites former lovers Mason and Katrina for a magical journey. The two are challenged with breaking the curse that haunts the families of Whisper Cove. But, can their love overcome the heartache of their past?

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Open your heart to the road home…

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The exciting continuation of the Whisper Cove series follows with Mason and Katrina’s story….

Mason Jayme is rumored to be a healer and the one prophesized to save his hometown of Whisper Cove from an ancient Lover’s Curse. Until that curse is broken, however, he has no business taking a lover—a lesson harshly learned after Mason sleeps with his first love, Katrina Rendon. Believing he’s the reason Katrina was burned and scarred, Mason leaves Whisper Cove, rejecting any notion he can be good for anyone, let alone a whole town.

Katrina was far more devastated by Mason’s rejection than the injuries she sustained in a fire. She wants nothing to do with him—until her father falls ill, and the only way to save him is with Mason’s healing skills. When Mason returns to Whisper Cove, he promises not only to help her father but to help Katrina open her burn victim retreat. Once reunited, the passion between Katrina and Mason sparks higher than ever.

But, when Katrina’s soul is threatened by an Original Spirit who has claimed Mason’s body as his own, she’s caught in a whirlwind of spirit possessions and secret rituals. This time, Mason’s ready to risk death by fire in order to save Katrina and their love.

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Cyndi is giving one lucky winner a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Another lucky winner will receive a pair of nickel-free sterling silver running horse earrings. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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The Promises Collection is 99 cents for a limited time!

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Award Winning Author Cyndi Faria’s Promises Collection is available for 99 Cents for a limited time only!  This collection contains three heart melting stories that are perfect for today’s contemporary reader!  Grab your bundle today and fall in love over and over again.


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PROMISES…

Three heartwarming stories of timeless love, first love—second chances, and best friends to lovers await.

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Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks


 

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Will He Become A Man Worth Loving? 

Clayton has a real mess on his hands. Not only have garden vandals threatened the Remy Estate’s Valentine’s Day celebration, but Clayton’s girlfriend Sarah has proposed marriage despite knowing he doesn’t believe in lasting love. 

By hunkering down in the garden all night, Clayton hopes to solve one of his problems and catch the vandals in the act. Instead, will Clayton finally face his fears and become a man worth loving? 

 


 

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She’s Clinging To The Past
After ten years, tiger preserve owner Bailey Yant never thought heart-breaker Tucker Pierce would return to Safe Haven. With a hundred-year-old feud between the Pierce and Yant families escalating, and despite a mystical lovers’ rock stirring memories of their forbidden love, she’s walled up her heart tighter than her sanctuary. When her prized tiger trespasses onto the Pierce’s hunting range, and poachers threaten not only her tiger’s safety but the livelihood of her preserve, will Bailey open her heart and trust Tucker in time to save her endangered Bengals?

He’s Offering A Future Together
At seventeen, Tucker Pierce fell in love with Bailey’s strength the day he’d pulled her from the river and promised to make her dreams come true. However, to keep Bailey safe from his abusive father, he risked everything—and in the process lost her to another man. For ten years, he’s kept his reason for leaving Safe Haven secret, but he can’t forget the promise he made to her or who his heart belongs to. After finding the widowed Bailey standing on their special rock, will he finally convince her to trust he’s a man of his word?

To See Her Dreams Come True, Will She Learn To Trust Again?


 

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Groomed To Uphold Tradition…
Safe Haven Fire Cadet Garrett Parker has been groomed to be a firefighter just like the four generations of Parker men before him. Fighting fires is in his blood and he’s bound by a death-bed promise to his father to uphold family tradition.

Crowned For Self-Sacrifice…
But Maggie Pritchard, Garrett’s best friend and reigning Miss Safe Haven, is the only one who realizes his secret fear of confined spaces threatens his ability to become a fire fighter, as well as keeps him from learning there’s more to life than riding on other’s expectations.

Will Best Friends Sacrifice Tradition To Find Happily Ever After?
When Maggie partners with Garrett in the homecoming pageant dance competition, will the pair rise and face their greatest fear of disappointing others in time to find their happily ever after?


Don’t miss the latest from my other series…

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Cookies & Kisses Blog Hop #Giveaway

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Welcome to Cookies and Kisses Blog Hop! Today, I’m playing hostess for Tawny Weber’s Cookies & Kisses Author Hop.  Tawny has collected over twenty-five fabulous cookie recipes and put them together in a FREE e-book available to download here: http://tawnyweber.com/exclusives/cookies-kisses/

She also has a fabulous giveaway going on you can check out here: http://tinyurl.com/kmsrx23

To celebrate Cookies & Kisses, I’m giving away two copies of Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces, a Bestselling Holiday Romance boxed set.

Just leave a comment telling me your favorite type of cookie to be entered! Winners will be chosen December 7th, 2014 11:59 pm PST and announced December 8th

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Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces boxed set is available at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PDYT76Q

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1xdY7Ck

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1vaQ2xz

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BHgKRZ

Kobo: http://bit.ly/11cwOKK

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Follow our Facebook Kisses & Embraces page for daily posts like #MistletoeMonday, #TeaserTuesday, #WishfulWednesday, #ThankfulThursday, and #FestiveFriday, where each author shares a slice of the holidays: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kisses-Embraces/295284337348187

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Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces is a sweet and spicy collection, a wonderful combination of heartwarming contemporary, new adult, and spicy paranormal in a Bestselling Holiday Romance Boxed Set.

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A Bestselling Holiday Romance! Thank You, Readers!

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Thank you, Readers, for making Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces a Bestselling Holiday Romance!!!

So far, release week has been such fun! We began with a Facebook party and awarded lots of prizes. The grand prize rafflecopter is still open. You can enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon egift card, lots of signed books from NYT and USA Today bestselling authors and swag galore (Rafflecopter link: http://is.gd/irUi8K )

If you still haven’t downloaded the limited boxed set that contains 10 holiday-themed stories by 10 bestselling and award-winning authors for only 99 cents, here are purchase links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PDYT76Q

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1xdY7Ck

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1vaQ2xz

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BHgKRZ

Kobo: http://bit.ly/11cwOKK

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Follow our Facebook Kisses & Embraces page for daily posts like #MistletoeMonday, #TeaserTuesday, #WishfulWednesday, #ThankfulThursday, and #FestiveFriday, where each author shares a slice of the holidays: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kisses-Embraces/295284337348187

Here’s what I shared for #FestiveFriday today:

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I’ve been looking forward to #FestiveFriday all week and the opportunity to share a family tradition and ease holiday stress. Whether reading a good book like Bestselling Holiday Romance, Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PDYT76Q) or cuddling fireside or nestled on the couch while watching a holiday favorite, hot chocolate never disappoints!

For an added treat, float marshmallows with a dot of red-tinted white chocolate (or pomegranate berries), then insert a peppermint straw and you’ve got a winning beverage perfect fireside or cuddling on the couch watching a holiday favorite! 

Want a little spice, try spiking with some of the suggested adult additions below!

Cheers, Cyndi Faria #KissesEmbraces

Homemade hot chocolate recipe, go tohttps://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipe-details.aspx?id=5265&name=HERSHEY%27S-%22Perfectly-Chocolate%22-Hot-Cocoa

Spiked hot chocolate recipes, go to http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2010/12/3-delicious-ways-to-spike-your-hot-chocolate-boozy-hot-cocoa.html

Peppermint Candy Straws, order athttp://www.hammondscandies.com/candy-types/puffs-sticks-stirrers/peppermint-cocoa-stirrers

Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces is a sweet and spicy collection, a wonderful combination of heartwarming contemporary, new adult, and spicy paranormal.

 

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Release Day is HERE! Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces

HappyReleaseDayRelease Day is HERE!!! Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces is live! 10 bestselling and award-winning authors bring you 10 amazing holiday themed stories for only 99 cents:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PDYT76Q

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1xdY7Ck

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1vaQ2xz

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BHgKRZ

Kobo: http://bit.ly/11cwOKK

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What a fun week we’ve had and there’s more fun on its way at Kisses & Embraces: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kisses-Embraces/295284337348187

YOU’RE INVITED: Join our Rafflecopter and Release Party tomorrow beginning at 4 pm PST at https://www.facebook.com/events/382297485256375/

Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces is a sweet and spicy collection, a wonderful combination of heartwarming contemporary, new adult, and spicy paranormal. Best of all, I’m a contributing author and want to see you at the party tomorrow and all month long!

 

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Holiday Bundle: Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces

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Please join me in celebrating 10 bestselling and award-winning authors who are bringing you 10 amazing holiday themed stories for only 99 cents (Amazon).

Candy Cane Kisses and Enchanted Embraces is a sweet and spicy collection, a wonderful combination of heartwarming contemporary, new adult, and spicy paranormal. Best of all, I’m a contributing author and want to see you at the party tomorrow and all month long!

Here’s the details:

Kisses & Embraces Facebook Page Check here for updates and weekday fun!

Kisses & Embraces Facebook Event Party Page Pre-Order Party starts tomorrow, November 10th, 2014

Party Time 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Prizes galore! Grand Prize Rafflecopter!

Here’s the schedule of fabulous authors:

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Want to join in the fun all week long? Check out our weekday Facebook postings and twitter buzz…

#MistletoeMonday

#TeaserTuesday

#WishfulWednesday

#ThankfulThursday

#FestiveFriday

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Spirit Awakened Pre-Release Party

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Only one week away, and I’m so excited to finally announce Spirit Awakened will release on September 23rd, 2014. To celebrate, I’m offering a Rafflecopter $20 gift card. Winning is easy, just follow the link: http://bit.ly/1DfUwoj

Best of all, you can pre-order Spirit Awakened now on Amazon.

I’m going to be guest blogging, having more after-release-day giveaways, and sharing other news. To hear the latest here first, don’t forget to follow my blog.

 

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Blurb:

Jake Mitchell is a neurologist who doesn’t trust what can’t be explained. That is, until he moves to the rumor-haunted town of Whisper Cove and meets a beautiful nurse named Faith Cabrillo. When Faith awakens Jake’s sixth sense that defies science, he’s thrown into a world of passion, spirits, and a centuries-old lovers’ curse that can never be broken….

 

Cover Reveal Day – Spirit Awakened

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Cover Reveal time!

I hope you all have enjoyed summer! So many of you have asked about a prequel to Spirit Released I decided, since I love spending time with my characters, why not. 😉

Welcome back to Whisper Cove with Spirit Awakened. This is a novella length prequel you won’t want to miss. To guarantee notice, make sure to follow this blog.

In the meantime, stay tuned for September release day updates and pre-order options!

 

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Blurb:

Jake Mitchell is a neurologist who doesn’t trust what can’t be explained. That is, until he moves to the rumor-haunted town of Whisper Cove and meets a beautiful nurse named Faith Cabrillo. When Faith awakens Jake’s sixth sense that defies science, he’s thrown into a world of passion, spirits, and a centuries-old lovers’ curse that can never be broken….

Excerpt:

“Whatever you’re smiling about, I want to be part of that, Faith.” With a single hand, Jake eased the clumsy coffee pot from her arms and coiled the wire around the base. He took a step forward, breaching the threshold of her home by inches. “Whatever is broken, I’ll try to fix—”

“No.” To stop his forward progression, Faith placed her free hand on his chest, the steady drum of his heart against her palm tempting her to lean forward and inhale the scent of a sexy man. “You’d be a fool to waste your time on this model. It’s never going to be right.”

“One man’s junk is another’s treasure. I’m a treasure-seeking kind of guy…” Stepping up, so his body filled the doorway, he loomed, the heat of his thigh easing between hers, and her gown arched over his jeans. “And something about this weekend feels right.”

A subtle moan escaped her. Strength emanated from him, his will as she’d witnessed during the delicate surgery he’d performed was inescapable. To be neurosurgeon, he had to be brave. Braver than she could ever be. But could he learn to truly trust what he couldn’t see? Spirits whom would continue to appear and attempt to aide him when she wasn’t there to intercede? “You’re a man of science…”

“What if I am? Does that solely define me?”

No. Whether she was nurse, a woman from a foggy coastal town, or something else all together, she had many facets. He held her stare like he was waiting for an answer that she could not explain. Finally, she said, “No. You can be many things, but some aren’t as desirable as the others. What if after you’ve spent precious hours—hours you’ll never get back—you grow tired and toss away what never had a chance?” Her vision blurred and she turned away. Pull it together. You deserve to be happy and to find love again.

Shifting the coffee pot and the cup he held, he set them both on the hand-carved oak floor. He took her cup, too, and repeated his action. Then, with a gentle hand, he turned her chin, so she faced him again. “I need to know you,” he said. “But I can’t do that unless you let me in.”

 

“Spellbinding” says Reviewer of Spirit Released #Winners #Giveaway

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Last week’s launch was such fun! I’m still excited about meeting so many readers at the Facebook Launch Party. I want to say thank you to all who attended! XO YOU!!!

REVIEWS ARE IN!

“I started reading this book and fell in love with the characters. True love trumps evil in a surprising twist. It is a page turner. I read till I couldn’t see then had trouble sleeping because I wanted to read more about Faith and her Fairy Fog spirit, Jake and his disbelief in spirits. I got up grabbed a cup of coffee and continued to read this spellbinding story. I now have to wait to see what happens in book two of the Whisper Cove Series. Ms Faria that was a great book. I loved it.”    –AnAngelLady

Thank you so much, AnAngelLady!

Authors live for reviews. And your review actually matters by way of getting a story into more readers’ hands. Soon as you’ve read Spirit Released, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve listed the purchase links below. Simply download, read, and  leave a review.  😉

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i9KOvu
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1nlK3l0
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/RLkugD
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1gQX7Y7
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1rta9jC

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Hosting me is Author Assistant and Reviewer April Allen Her mission is to bring authors and readers together. Want to read some fun facts about me, click here.

MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

FACEBOOK PARTY: Join me May 1st, 2014 at 4:40 EST. I’ll be participating as a guest author for author Veronica Blade. Her Facebook launch party for her new release, Thrown to the Wolves, is going to be amazing! I’ll be giving away two digital copies of Spirit Released. To join the Facebook party fun and find out times, etc., click here.

GUEST AUTHOR: Hosting me again, is Delilah Devlin. She’s one awesome author! Join me on Monday, April 28th, 2014 here. I’ll be asking a question and giving away a digital copy of Spirit Released to one lucky commenter.

LIKE AND SHARE: Head over to my FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE and LIKE my page. I’ve listed a CONTEST post for you to SHARE. When we reach 350 likes, I’m going to give away another copy of Spirit Released!

WHOO HOO!!! MY APRIL WINNERS…

1. Digital copy of Keep the Promise: Linda Richter 
2. Digital copy of Honor the Promise: Amanda Kay
3. Digital copy of Keep the Promise and Spirit Released: BN100 
4. $5 eGC to Amazon.com: Bella DaSilva 
5. Winner of a beautiful “LOVE” pendent  Amanda Muller  
6.: $5 eGC to Amazon.com: Benita Wilson  
7. Winner of beautiful bracelet: Krissie Kuster Bogner  
8. Digital copy of Honor the Promise: Charlene Zall Capodice 
 
Happy Reading,
Cyndi Faria

Writing Process Blog Hop

 

Before I talk about my writing process, I want to say this week has been so exciting! Come Tuesday April 22nd, I’ll release my Debut novel titled, Spirit Released.

For a chance to win this beautiful locket, created by myself with the help of Origami Owl, gift cards, eBooks, and more, join the event by following this clicking here. Check Going.

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Enter the pre-party rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card by following this clicking here.

Until Tuesday, I’ll be posting excerpts, hosting daily giveaways, and introducing you to our wonderful lineup of guest authors. Those include: Virna De Paul, Susan Hatler, Karin Tabke, Tawny Weber, Kristina Mathews, Kristin Miller, Sharon Hamilton, Grace Callaway, and Dale Mayer!

See you at the party!

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The Writing Process Blog Hop:

Asked by author Diana Mccollum to participate in a blog hop, well, I hopped right on. So thank you Diana for including me.  To find out what Diana has to say about her writing process, click here.

Questions/Answers:

What am I working on?

Right now I’m working on book 2 in the Whisper Cove Series. This is Thomas the sexy detective’s story. We’ll first meet him in Spirit Released, book 1, that releases on Tuesday, April 22!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This series strays away from dark and gory paranormal of vamps and weres and swings toward the more sweet but still sexy and dangerous side of the spirit world. The mystery behind the town’s curse is embedded in Native American folklore of the Ohlone people that inhabit the California coastline and the Christian settlers that founded the town. Research of the Monterey area and northward suggests spirits do exist… Along with historical conflicts between the Ohlone and Mission Settlers.

Why do I write what I do?

As a California Native who finds peace at the edge of the sea, I wanted others to experience the magic and mystery of seeing the world through both Christian and Native American lenses. Nature and natural balance has played a dynamic role in my life and has left me with questions… What if there is more than what we are told exists, what we can see?  I pity those that gazed at the horizon at the edge of the sea and believed that the world was flat, so that in sailing to the edge they’d fall to their deaths. I want to challenge such notions. And of course experience love unfolding as two souls destined for each other come together…

How does the writing process work?

Mentally, I’ve always been a daydreamer. I carry a notepad and smart phone. Should an idea pop up I’ll jot it down with the long list of others.

Over time, one of those log lines will rise to the surface of my mind. The characters will wake me in the middle of night and beg for their stories to be told. While I’m driving, entire scenes will unfold in cinematic format. Faith and Jake’s story shook me awake two years ago and never let go!

See you at the release party!

Also, if you’d like to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop, send me a request and I’ll append to this post to keep the chain going.

Happy Easter!  Cyndi