Saturday, February 8, 2014

*SPOTLIGHT* Cynthia D'Alba

All! Cynthia D’Alba here. Thanks to Marisa for inviting me to her home on the web today!

Lately my attention has been distracted by marketing and promotion. I don’t really know what works and what doesn’t. What draws a reader’s attention. What “call to action” makes a reader click the button to buy my books. Is the nifty jar openers I give away?

Or the freebies I give to anyone who asks…

Or do rotating ads on blog sites grab your attention?

As I celebrate the release of TEXAS FANDANGO, book 3 of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks Series, I want to know…what makes you, the reader, push the “buy” button?

A little more on Texas Fandango:
Two weeks on a beach can deepen more than just their tans.
Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 3
KC Montgomery was eleven when she met the love of her life. Of course, seventeen-year-old Drake Gentry didn’t know she existed, but that didn’t stop her girlish fantasies from growing and changing over the years.
Now, after enjoying a front-row seat to his breakup with his latest girlfriend, she’s been handed an all-grown-up fantasy come true—two weeks at the Sand Castle Resort. With him.
Drake most definitely noticed KC a long time ago, but the timing’s never been right. Now that he’s facing a lonely vacation that was supposed to be for two, it seems only natural to accept KC’s offer to fill in. And as far as her terms go… No strings. No expectations. No holds barred. Drake is no fool—he’s all over it.
But once they’re back in Texas there are invisible strings still hanging between them. Strings labeled attraction, affection…even love. And the more they try to untangle the knots, the tighter they’re bound together.
Warning: Beware of sunburns, whirlpool sex and sand in delicate places.

Here’s a little more about me! I was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, I’m thrilled to be making my home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. I started writing on a challenge from my husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun.

My first book, Texas Two Step, released in 2012 to outstanding reviews, was a Samhain Publishing best seller. The second book in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series, Texas Tango, released November 5, 2013, again from Samhain Publishing. Texas Fandango, a book three in the Texas Montgomery Series releases February 4, 2014 by Samhain Publishing. I am currently at work on book 4 of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series (Texas Twist).

I love to hear from readers and there are lots of ways to find me. Online, you can find me most days at my website or my group blog.
or email me at
To send me snail mail, write to: Cynthia D’Alba   PO Box 2116   Hot Springs, AR 71914
Ready to click that “buy” button for Texas Fandango?

Leave a comment for a chance to win a jar of delicious-smelling Harvey’s hand cream. The scent of oranges will carry you away to the heat of the Caribbean.
Also, I’d doing a tour-wide giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck. 



  1. Good morning and thanks for the awesome Blog Post!!! I <3 Cynthia!!! Her books are awesome and Texas Fandango SIZZLES

  2. Hi Cynthia! Excited about your new book. What makes me hit the "buy" button? When the tease authors share hook me into wanting to know "...the rest of the story." Freebies and contest are just a nice extra (everyone likes getting a surprise in the and helps me remember to share news about the book with my friends, but it's the author and the story that get me to buy the book. Congrats on this one...can't wait to read it.

    1. Your comment is what ever author says...write, write, write. Keep fresh material out there. Thanks for the comment

  3. it's a combination. The cover, the blurb and sometimes the excerpt. If it's a author i know i love then i don't usually need any of those things lol

    Lisa B

  4. Winner of the hand lotion is BRENDA RUMSEY