March 9, 2006

GUEST AUTHOR: Cindy Cruciger

I'm going to let Cindy Cruciger talk today, so that I can get a shovel and begin hurling things out of my house...There is no other way to catch up in the POST FLU APOCAPLYPSE in which I find myself stranded....Here's Cindy, and after she talks some, I will ask her three questions:

I believe that some people are just plain haunted. I think that certain people are lightning rods for ghosts. I think they grow up with it, learn to live with it and ignore it – to the point where they one day find themselves in serious trouble. That is the crux of my heroine’s character in the Revenge Gifts chronicles.

Revenge Gifts takes place over thirteen days spanning a full moon. Tara Cole is an extremely powerful attractant to ghosts, specifically ghosts seeking revenge. One spirit attracted to Tara in particular is the voodoo loa Erzulie, goddess of love, envy, jealousy and revenge. In thirteen days Tara’s life is turned upside down by a Reversal of Fortune curse placed on her by an angry recipient of one of her revenge gifts. The weird wasteland that was Tara’s life turns around with a vengeance and he ten year dating dry spell? Over. But with all things good in a garden of evil a price must be paid.


This is not your typical romance. This is not a romance for normal people. Revenge Gifts is a romance for the lunatic fringe.

JJ: You say you believe some people are "just plain haunted." Have you ever had an encounter with a ghost?

CC: I think every place I’ve lived was haunted. The most haunted was the house on Kilgore Road in Orlando, Fl. The Amityville house had nothing on us. Except our ghost was a ghost and not the devil. ;-)

JJ: You say you write romance "for the lunatic fringe." Hmm, interesting...Who is your audience?

CC: I wrote Revenge Gifts for my sister Kimmy. She’s in her early thirties and just plain strange. Essentially I wrote it for anyone who was bored with the traditional romance.

JJ: What's next for you?

CC: I am finishing the sequel to Revenge Gifts. Envy.exe. I just blogged it in fact.

Thanks Cindy. I apprecate you taking over for today, as I am looking at an ocean of crap that needs to be cleaned up here in Flu-Land....I am going to need a bigger boat.

Posted by joshilyn at March 9, 2006 1:46 PM

I don't tend to read a lot of Romance these days, but I am a sucker for dating dry spells, I mean really who hasn't suffered one? This sounds like fun, and I love a good ghost-in.

Posted by: Cele at March 9, 2006 5:03 PM

Romance for the lunatic fringe -- sounds like it's right up my alley. Good luck with the crap clean-up.

Posted by: Aimee at March 10, 2006 10:25 AM