Cynthia was born the daughter of a career army officer and married a career naval officer. She has spent most of her life moving every two years to new states and countries—providing diverse background locations for her novels.
She strives to write books that give the reader a warm fuzzy by the time they have finished reading. She writes romance for the happy endings. There is enough misery and despair in the world without putting it on the page. Romance is her small effort to bring a higher love vibration to the planet. It’s called light reading for a reason!
All That Glitters . . .
Jo Flaherty is at work in her French Quarter antique store when an out-of-control cargo ship rams the wharf where her shop is located and her life changes in an instant.
If not for the quick actions of a customer in her store she would have been killed when the building is destroyed. Undercover Customs Agent Greydon Cantrell is investigating antiquities smuggling when his number one priority suddenly becomes staying alive.
The tense time they spend trapped together under tons of rubble waiting for rescue is just the beginning . . .
Sometimes falling in love is the most dangerous thing of all.
Widow Gina LaSalle is immune to Navy aviators. Their life expectancy isn’t good enough. Her marriage to her one-and-only, a Navy pilot, ended in a plane crash. She would never risk that kind of pain again. Enter hard-to-resist ladies’ man, Commander Monk Jamieson, her late husband’s best friend and fellow pilot.
Monk arrives in town on orders and calls Gina, a real estate agent, to find him a home. She’s happy to help him out, but is alarmed when her kids start sizing him up for daddy material. She’s even more alarmed when Monk reawakens her own long-buried passions.
He has invaded her once-controlled airspace, and her life will never be the same . . . Is this widow headed straight into the danger zone?
Cinderella is Going to the Ball!
Harmony McMahon, Mensa member and computer genius, needs an escort for her ten-year high school reunion. A nerd wallflower in high school, she wants to flaunt her adult financial and professional success. Her problem? She’s still a nerd wallflower.
When wounded warrior Marine Corps officer, Major Conner Talbot, offers a day and evening with him in a fundraising auction, Harmony knows he would be the perfect impressive date for her reunion. She can bask in his reflected glory. Conner falls for the woman Harmony hides behind the wallflower exterior. But his ex-wife fell in love with him because he was in the military. Can there be a happily-ever-after with another woman who only sees his uniform? And if he can’t get back into fighting shape after his injury, he might not be wearing it much longer.
L.A. advertising executive Giselle D'Amato's life is a train wreck. She caught her fiance cheating and her job disappeared along with the man. The inheritance of her great-aunt's house on Oahu's North Shore offers a sanctuary--until she gets there. The house has become a derelict fixer-upper and her nearest neighbor and co-inheritor is breath-stealing hot, but hostile.
Burnt-out photojournalist Stoney Breeden still blames himself for his wife's death. He just wants the world and his annoying new neighbor to leave him alone with his pain. His tropical beach paradise is upended when she decides to turn the bag lady of a house next door into a bed-and-breakfast. She reawakens feelings he never wanted to risk again. Is the heat between them the start of something real or heartbreak waiting to happen?