Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Mine to Have by Cynthia Eden

I received a copy of Mine to Have in exchange for my review.

Saxon is on his last job for the FBI and can't wait for it to be over, until he bursts into a room where Elizabeth Ward is being held hostage. One look at Elizabeth and Saxon knows that he wants her, even if she is scared to the core. Going on the run with a man that she trusts but doesn't know, Saxon and Elizabeth, along with the only person that Saxon actually trusts; Victor, have to figure out why there is a hit out on Elizabeth in the first place, something that she herself is clueless about. With the other members of the FBI team in question and her whole life upside down, Elizabeth knows that things are dangerous, but she also knows that a life without Saxon in it doesn't seem right.

This book just kept me wanting to turn pages, and not just because of the chemistry between the two leads, though Saxon and Elizabeth's chemistry was definitely there, but because of the intrigue and mystery as well. There was something about it that just kept the story going, whether that was the mystery about what exactly what was going on or the action that was trying to keep them safe.

I liked that though Saxon came across as all alpha like and protective he actually respected how strong Elizabeth was, and Elizabeth did do things of her own accord, some of which were dangerous, not to prove a point or anything, but it was just because that is who she was, and nothing could change that.

The chemistry between the two characters was intense. Even before they'd even touched there was a definite attraction between them and once they had you could tell that there was nothing that would compare for either of them. Though as well as there being chemistry, it was clear from the beginning that there was emotion involved to, particularly considering that Saxon fell asleep, something that he doesn't do if you listened to his brother.

The main thing that this book has done though is made me want to read more from the series, particularly if the next book in the series is the characters that I think it is going to be. I also get the feeling that the big secret that was revealed to the readers but not to the main characters could have a big affect on them and it would certainly be interesting to see what that affect is.







Mine To Have
(Mine Series, Book #5)
by Cynthia Eden


Blurb:
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO HAVE.

Is he a hero…or the villain?

When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell. But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival. Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle. 

Death stalks them.

Saxon has been working undercover for far too long. When he finds sexy Elizabeth—with a gun to her head—he knows he will do anything to keep her safe. But once he gets her away from her abductors, the threat to her isn’t over. Someone has put a price on Elizabeth’s head, and if Saxon can’t keep her safe from the danger stalking her, then she’ll be dead.

Their lives are both on the line.

As their enemies close in, Elizabeth and Saxon must go on the run. And the longer they are together, the hotter their attraction for one another seems to burn. Saxon vows not to let anyone hurt her, no matter what he has to do, because he’s falling fast for Elizabeth. He’ll stop the killers on her trail, and then he’ll have her. Forever.

MINE TO HAVE.




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Excerpt



“You can let go now.” His voice was the deepest, darkest rumble she’d ever heard, and it actually took a few seconds for his words to sink in.
            When they did, she was horrified. Her hands flew away from him and she shot off that motorcycle. A bad move, really, because her thighs were still shaking from the ride, and Elizabeth hit the ground. 
            Smooth move.
            She pushed up fast, though, and staggered to her feet. Elizabeth tossed away her helmet and ran.
            Unfortunately, she didn’t get far.  A big, strong hand caught her shoulder and spun her around. In the next breath, her back was being pushed into the nearby brick wall, and Saxon had her hands pinned above her head. He held her easily, her wrists trapped in one of his hands. 
            “Didn’t we cover this?” he muttered, and his voice, if possible, had gone even deeper. “No screaming, no running—”
            “No fighting,” she whispered back to him. “You said no…fighting. You never said I couldn’t run.”
            He laughed then. A sound that was as deep as his voice and sent shivers racing over her body. 
            A man wasn’t supposed to laugh when a woman was terrified.  She knew nothing about the guy except for the fact that she’d seen him shoot two men and beat the crap out of at least two more.  And he’d said he…wanted her.
            For an hour.
            “Please, let me go.” Elizabeth wasn’t above begging, not then. She just wanted to survive that night. To get back to her apartment and pretend this whole terrible nightmare had never happened.  “I won’t go to the police, I promise. I won’t tell them anything about you.” 
            His head came closer to hers. She couldn’t discern much about him in that moment, it was too dark, but she’d seen plenty in that terrible little room.
            Saxon. He’d been huge, filling that doorway. He had to be at least six foot three, and his shoulders had been so wide, his arms heavy with muscles.  He wore a faded t-shirt and loose jeans. He’d fought with a cold, vicious fury, and he hadn’t even broken a sweat when he’d taken down his enemies.
            I thought Kurt was scary. He’s nothing compared to this guy.
            “I don’t want to let you go.”
            Those words terrified her.  No, he terrified her.  He leaned even closer. She could feel the light stir of his breath against her cheek. She had a flash of being tied in that chair and looking up—and into a pair of dark and deadly eyes.
            And I asked him for help?  A desperate woman would do anything.  And she was desperate right then.  


About the Author

USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

You can find Cynthia at

          


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