I never know when I sit down to write exactly who I am going to meet. I’m what they call a “planner” and a “pantser”, as in, like the heroine of Roped, I make lists. My lists have lists of things that need to be listed. But then I start meeting the people I am writing about, and my planning becomes pantsing, as in flying by the seat of.
I like that. It keeps it interesting when the character says or does something I didn’t see coming, and I stop and look at the page and go, “Really?” and the character goes “Yep,” and twirls their proverbial finger for me to get on with it.
I met Morgan Lightner for the first time in Delicious, and as another reviewer has said, he was only a frustrated voice on the phone trying to get James Draven back to work after nearly a year of hiding in his Swiss Chalet because of the scars on his face from a car accident. I found out he was a cowboy in All the Colors of My Heart when James, now very much out of hiding, visits his best friend Max Alexander and is talking about how the first thing he is going to do when he returns to work is give Morgan a much deserved vacation.
I have to admit, I made a “squeeing” sound of joy to know that I had a cowboy romance in my future. I love cowboys just as much as I do romance, so it was something I was very much looking forward to writing.
The first question I had to ask myself, is the same question I always have to ask when writing Chimera, “What is Thomas Meenan going to do?” For the fans of Chimera, you know what I mean, because Meenan is always a supporting character in Chimera, often seeming to play the role of Cupid for the couples in these books. But he is so much more than that, and we learn more and more every time we get the chance to see him in action. Understanding his role in each love story helps to build the framework for what the leading characters will be and do together, as well as contributing to the overall arc of mystery and suspense that serves as a backdrop for all the Chimera Club Stories.
Every couple, and every story in Chimera is unique. Daphne and Morgan perhaps even more so than usual. They are both deep thinkers, both incredibly intelligent and drawn to each other from the moment they meet. They are passionate people who enjoy each other as friends and co-workers. Both of them know that they need each other, but their brains keep trying to apply logic in matters where the heart should lead. Taking the journey with them, seeing them open up to each other and themselves was incredible to watch.
Roped, as the tagline says, breaks all the rules. Not just the rules Daphne and Morgan are afraid to cross, it also breaks out and offers us a different kind of H and h, people who aren’t trying to figure out if they are in love, but rather how to handle the feeling and not lose each other in the process.
Roped is different because we get a little taste of the paranormal, and maybe most of all, Roped is different because we get to see the h use a red scarf in some very steamy ways on the H in a scene that I absolutely loved writing because that kind of play between lovers was new for me as a writer.
I work to make sure that Cybill Cain books, are original, fun, sexy and intriguing and it is my sincere hope that you will always find them to be so. My goal is always to give you a serious case of “the feels” with every story. Feel the love, feel the steamy, feel the mystery, and then wanting to feel it all over again.
If you’ re looking for a steamy office romance, with cowboy yummy and a dash of mysticism, get Roped by Cybill Cain. Available for Preorder now.
Preorder the newest Chimera Club Story: Roped by Cybill Cain
Goodreads Review: AMAZING! STEAMY! Daphne & Morgan’s part of the Chimera stories is deep and intense, and so hot your Kindle might start smoking. ; )
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DESIRE, the first FULL LENGTH Chimera Club Story is dropping on 4/19! Preorder is available now! This is the one you’ve all been asking for. This is Tony’s story! We met him for the first time when he picked up Camille for The Rendezvous in POKER FACE, she called him the “big muscle man”. We met him again in HAUNTED, where we learned that he and Thomas Meenan had put their heads together to help Stacy find Janie, his long lost love. We watched him fall for a woman he couldn’t have in DELICIOUS, and got inside his head for the first time in ALL THE COLORS OF MY HEART.
Now, it’s Tony’s turn to find love! My editor said that DESIRE had everything a romance lover and an action romance lover could want, and she’s a hard ass, so if it passed her test, I’m sure you’re going to lurve it!
DESIRE will also be available in PAPERBACK! I’ll be test driving the new KDP Print on Demand module to make this happen for you. It may not be ready on the 19th when the ebook rolls out, because I want to take my time and make sure it’s done right, but when it’s ready I will let you know here!
After we see Tony kick some butt and fall in love where do we go next?
We’ll meet the man who stepped up to run DIH while James was recovering in Switzerland, Mr. Morgan Lightner, the cowboy lawyer who just got ROPED into way more responsibility than he bargained for, and find out how the right woman at your side can make all the difference in the world.
Then we’re off to the steamy jungles of South America, with Beau Devereaux, former Marine and current Chimera security man, on an adventure that’s guaranteed to make your temperature rise! Find out how he saves the day, and falls in love in HEAT.
Then we get down and dirty with the Chimera International Man of Mystery, Mr. Thomas Meenan in STOLEN! He has a tragic and mysterious background that we got a taste of in ALL THE COLORS OF MY HEART, and a talent for matchmaking that makes Cupid green with envy. He knows exactly what everyone needs to be happy. In this adventure we’ll go deeper into his past, his present and be with him when he finds the partner he needs to find happiness. This one is gonna be so good, I can hardly stand it!
Oh, no way! We’re still at the beginning!
So many romances end with “I do”. As if nothing that comes after is important. But there is so much more to making a life together than meeting and falling in love! As we saw in ALL THE COLORS OF MY HEART, these characters still have a lot of story to tell, and a lot of love to give. We’ll be revisiting some old familiar faces, and sharing their new adventures in CHIMERA: HUSBANDS & WIVES.
The mystery, the intrigue, the complex connections that tie these couples together will deepen as their stories go on, and we’ll be right there to see it all along side them.
If you’re a fan, you’ve got some great stuff coming your way!
If you’re new to the Chimera World, there’s still love enough to go around. Grab a Chimera Club Story today, and let Cybill tuck you in tonight!
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️HAPPY VALENTINE’S from Cybill! ENJOY!️