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Has there been any characters that started off as supporting characters, but then developed into a more prominent character?
Cynthia Sax: Almost all of my minor characters have a potential to be heroes or heroines in their own stories. Sinful Rewards is a love triangle. Bee is torn between a billionaire with a dark secret and a bad boy biker. One of these hunks won’t find love. I’d love to write a story around him.
When and where do you like to write? Are there any favourite places you like to go?
Cynthia Sax: I prefer to write fresh words every morning (when I’m able). I dream of my story at night and wake up inspired, ready to write. I face a blank wall when I write. The lack of distractions allows me to fully focus on my story. I’d love to write on the deck of a cruise ship, overlooking the sea.
Who has been the biggest influence in your writing?
Cynthia Sax: Before I met my dear wonderful hubby, I didn’t truly believe in love (and definitely not love at first sight) and I didn’t have a solid understanding of what a lasting, loving relationship consisted of. There’s a bit of him in every hero I write.
What has been the defining moment in your career that made you think “Yes, I am now a writer!”?
Cynthia Sax: When I first received money for one of my stories. I was a journalist for a daily and a weekly newspaper in high school. I didn’t realize that someone would pay me for writing! It was a crazy, life-changing concept.
How do you like to relax after a day writing?
Cynthia Sax: Writing is my relaxation. I’ll always be a reader first though. There’s nothing like escaping into another world, living another living, going places, doing things, meeting people I never could in the real world.
If a movie or TV production company chose to produce your books into a series of shows or movies, who would your ideal cast be?
Cynthia Sax: For Sinful Rewards, I’d love Natalie Portman to play Bee. I understand she’s vertically challenged also so she would sympathize with Bee’s challenges. Nicolas’ role could be played by Diego Boneta, the Latino heartthrob in Pretty Little Liars. Nicolas has the same gorgeously thick dark wavy hair. Hawke is a tough role to cast. How about Hafthor Julius Bjornsson aka The Mountain from Game Of Thrones? Although Hawke has a much sweeter personality, he has the same size and not-so-handsome face.
How much of your own personality bleeds into your characters?
Cynthia Sax: Part of the fun of writing is NOT being ourselves, exploring views of the world we wouldn’t necessarily hold. For example: I’m not overly concerned about my appearance yet Bee, the heroine in Sinful Rewards, is a fashionista. I’m not a great cook. She is.
BUT the emotion is real. I know what it is like not to fit in. I know what it is like to be responsible for other people, to not have the luxury of thinking only about myself when making life decisions.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
Cynthia Sax: Before I wrote full time (thanks to the dear wonderful hubby covering the bills), I was in business, new product development to be specific, and I loved it. There’s a reason I write about billionaire executives. I spent a lot of time in the boardroom (and not in a sexy way – though some of the executives I worked for were pretty darn hunky – grins). There’s a reason I used to call those men ‘Kings of the universe’. Power rolled off their suit-clad shoulders in heavy waves.
Sinful Rewards # 6
A Billionaires & Bikers Novella # 6
A Billionaires & Bikers Novella # 6
By: Cynthia Sax
Releasing December 16th, 2014
Avon Red Impulse
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Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted façade, testing her relationships.
Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old secret. Bee's scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he's built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker, protects the rich and famous. His high-profile clients won't want their bodyguard to be linked to Chicago's wild woman.
Both men desire her, craving her touch with a white-hot passion, but who will risk everything to stand by her side—her biker or her billionaire?
Adult Teaser Excerpt:
The doorbell rings mere seconds later. “Aargh.” I stalk across the main room, unable to handle more deliveries. “Make it stop.” I swing the door open, aggravated.
“I’ll make it stop, sweetheart.” Hawke stands before me, clad in his ugly black T-shirt, his faded blue jeans, and big army boots, his tanned skin covered with a sheen of moisture as though he ran the entire way. He’s big and broad, a mountain of a man, and there’s no one I trust more with righting my world.
“Hawke.” I throw myself at him, my heart pounding.
He catches my smaller body, cups my ass, and lifts me upward, pressing me against his solid form, the barbed wire tattoo encircling his right bicep rippling.
“I’m here.” Hawke walks into the condo, carrying me easily, and I link my fingers behind his neck, never wanting to let him go. “Everything will be okay,” he assures me as he kicks the door shut behind him.
“I don’t know how anything will ever be okay again,” I mumble into his neck, inhaling his unique scent, a combination of engine grease, leather, and man. “I’ve put my best friend in danger.” I gaze up at his rugged countenance, the silver scar on his chin a reminder of his difficult life. “I—”
Hawke covers my lips with his, the force of his kiss driving my head back, evaporating my thoughts and tightening my nipples. I open to him, welcoming my badass biker into my mouth, our tongues dueling, dancing, drawing us together, meshing us into one being.
My fingers spread over his skull, his hair short and soft under my palms. Hawke’s chest flattens my breasts. His defined abs undulate against my fabric-covered pussy, the pressure exciting me. He strokes into me, the stubble on his chin blazing a trail across my skin, and I respond with no inhibitions, sucking on his tongue as I wish to suck on his cock, tasting him, savoring him.
There’s no fear of Hawke judging me, rejecting me. He embraces my wild nature, encourages my perversions. With him, I’m safe, accepted, worthy.
He falls backward, his ass smacks against the leather couch cushion, and I bounce on top of him, the contact driving my arousal upward. His massive hands slide up my back, the friction delightful. I arch, rubbing my taut nipples against him, frustrated by the layers of clothing between us.
He breaks our kiss and rests his forehead against mine, the tips of our noses touching, both of us breathing heavily. “Who are you thinking about, love?”
“What?” I blink at him, my brain fuzzy with passion.
Hawke smiles his lopsided smile, his white teeth flashing in his tanned face. “Exactly.” He nips my bottom lip. “When we kiss, you don’t think about anyone else.”
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/136907-sinful-rewards
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.