Book Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Twisted (Lost #2) by Cynthia Eden

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:31 AM
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Twisted
Lost # 2
By: Cynthia Eden
Releasing April 28th, 2015
Avon 
In the second seductive Lost novel from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden, an obsessed Last Option Search Team agent goes looking for trouble—and finds her in the Big Easy.

Dean Bannon comes to New Orleans for one reason only: to track down a missing sixteen-year-old girl. That’s before he meets the drop-dead gorgeous con artist who makes him want to lose his legendary control.

With her past, Emma Castille doesn’t claim to be psychic. She just notices things other people don’t. Like the fear in a runaway’s eyes-or the pain in an ex-FBI agent’s heart. Her chemistry with Dean is blistering, but Emma follows her passion . . . not someone else’s orders.

Then a madman breaks into Emma’s home and leaves a twisted message: “You’re next.” Now Dean refuses to let her out of his sight until he pries every last secret from her full, sexy lips. And suddenly Emma’s aching to give him everything he wants.


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Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“You don’t realize how very much you want to live until death tries to take you”
The second book in the Lost series blew me away!

When I read the blurb, I wasn’t as excited as I had been about Broken but I was so wrong! I loved this book more than I did the first one.

The team is needed once again! Dean travels all the way to New Orleans in search of a runaway sixteen year old girl. He may not find what he’s looking for but fate has other plans for him. 

Emma Castille never claimed to be anything more than a good observer. It’s not her fault is she notices the little details that people choose to ignore. It’s not her fault that she can’t forget the fear in Julia’s eyes or the fact that Dean isn’t as good at hiding his feelings as he thought. Emma knows that she can help Dean find the missing girl if only he lets her help.

What neither anticipates is a note in Emma’s house claiming that she’s next. They both know that there’s a killer among them but what they don’t seem to realize is that the killer is closer than they think.

OMG! Twisted totally blew me away. I thought the first book was awesome but this was beyond incredible and I just know that the next one will be even more amazing. I can’t deny it, I’m a huge fan of Eden’s but if you had read all of her nooks you would be too. I really loved Broken, the story and the plot were perfect but there were times that Eve wasn’t such a great heroine. With Emma I had no problems at all.

Emma and Dean were very alike. They both were strong, determined, loyal, protective and so stubborn. I liked Emma! She was so fierce regarding the people she cared about. She didn’t care what others thought of her. Most, just like Dean in the beginning, thought that she was a con artist just like her father but they were all wrong not only about her but about her father as well. Nobody knew that her father was everything to her or that when she lost him she lost (literally) everything. Everything she now had, she had to fight to get. 

“With me… without me you’ll always be a good man. I just make you better.”

The romance between them was evident from the beginning. Dean had it really bad from the first time he saw her. I was so anxious to see how things were going to end up with them since they were both very strong characters. I wasn’t disappointed. Seriously these two lit the pages on fire.

As if I wasn’t anxious enough about the romance, the suspense was killing me too. I had no idea who the threat was and I really wanted to find out. Until I did, everyone was a suspect. 

I’m hoping that the next book will be Sarah and Jax’s story. We already know Sarah and Jax is a new hot bad boy character (he’s actually Emma’s ex) and I have a feeling that you’ll just love him. Also there’s something going on between Wade and Victoria. I’ve no idea if they are going to end up together but I wouldn’t have a problem if they did.

All in all, Twisted is a must read. Just read it! If you’re not a fan of romance (seriously, who isn’t?) you’ll love the suspense and the action but if you already love these, then this book is for you.

Highly recommended!

*ARC provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt:

You’re not psychic.”

Were they back to that?

She put her hands in her lap. Emma didn’t believe in making nervous gestures. She didn’t believe in giving away anything at all with her body language.

“What you are …” Ah, now he did smile. Her father would have called it a shit-eating grin. The more PC term was probably a Cheshire cat smile. Whatever the name, that smile annoyed her. “What you are, Ms. Castille … is a criminal. A fraud.”

Maybe she should grab her chest and dramatically gasp. She didn’t. “Wonderful for you,” Emma said. “You pulled up a background report one me.” She let her eyes widen a bit. “It’s amazing just what one can find if a person knows how to use a search engine.”

A furrow appeared between his eyes.

“How about I say what … you are?” Emma asked him. “A washed-up FBI agent who snapped on the job. You held your control tight every single day, but the bad guys—they just didn’t stop, did they? You hunted them, you stopped them, and more appeared. While you were fighting the system, they kept coming, and the bodies kept piling up onyour watch.”

He shot right back to his feet. The folding chair slammed down behind him.

“You and your father bilked desperate people,” he accused. “You told them you were psychic, that you could help find their missing children. And you—”

“We found them.” Two girls who’d vanished. They’d found them. “We just didn’t get to them in time.” And she would not go back to that place.

She motioned toward Manuel. He knew the signal meant he could take over her booth. There was no way, no way,that she was going to stay there with that prick while he slammed the most painful moments from her past in Emma’s face.

Manuel, pale, tattooed, with piercings in his lips and eyebrows, quickly claimed her spot.

Emma jumped to her feet. Muttered her thanks, and fled right past the guy she was starting to think of as Agent Jackass.

She pushed through the crowd. Wasn’t there always a crowd in Jackson Square? And that was why she loved the place. It was so easy to vanish in a crowd. To be anyone.

The crowd closed around her.

To be no one at all.

She hurried around the back of the cathedral. She knew the streets so well. Her home was close by. Emma would get inside and forget Agent Jackass.

I’m being followed.

Emma stilled at the intersection. A horse-drawn carriage rolled by her. Voices called out.

And he touched her.

Emma didn’t flinch. Didn’t scream. She looked down at the hand on her shoulder. “When a woman runs away from you, that means you need to stay the hell away from her.”

His hold tightened on her. “You and I aren’t done.”

She looked up at his face. Had she really thought the man was handsome? Annoying, that was all Dean Bannon was.

“I need to find that girl, and you’re the only lead I have so far.”

“Then you’re not a very good investigator.”
Giveaway:

About The Author:
Award-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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