Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beastly Heroes with Cynthia Sax

There’s a meme floating around Facebook – Which Disney Princess Are You? I didn’t have to fill out the test. I KNOW I’m Belle. Beauty and the Beast has always been my favorite type of romance story.

I love the pairing of a savage scarred hero with a feisty beautiful heroine. I love the contrasts – his wild nature with her primness, his big mitt of a hand and her dainty fingers, his untamed looks with her jaw-dropping fashions.

He’s damaged, so very damaged, scarred inside and out, and she’s the only one who can reach him, the only one who truly understands him. He resists yet finally falls in love and when he falls, he falls hard. The beastly hero is willing to do anything to protect the woman he loves.

Flashes Of Me, my most recent contemporary erotic romance from Avon, is a modern twist on the Beauty and the Beast story and Henley, the hero, is a very sexy beast. He’s big and scarred, dressing all in black to emphasize his already formidable appearance even more. There are rumors circulating that Blaine Technologies’ head of cyber security has done things, bad things, broken laws, perhaps ended lives.

Henley uses his appearance and the rumors to do his job. Very few people dare to break the rules at Blaine Technologies because no one wants Henley confronting them. Employees are so scared, they avoid him in the hallways, exit elevators when he enters, duck behind walls when he passes.

This avoidance hurts Henley but he tolerates it because it allows him to protect the people he secretly cares for. He willingly trades his happiness to safeguard others. And the kicker is…no one notices.

No one except Kat, the beautiful blonde heroine. She has always been judged on her appearances so she hesitates to judge others, including Henley, based on their appearances. She sees the man behind the beast.

What do you love about the beast hero?


Henley, the head of cyber security at Blaine Technologies, is a man no one crosses. He watches employees constantly using his network of cameras and enforces his rules by any means possible. Rumors of his violent past, his scarred hands and huge size have resulted in him being feared by everyone… almost everyone.

Katalina, the new intern, worries about the revelation of her most painful secret much more than she fears her sexy boss’s wrath. She sees the loneliness in his dark eyes, feels the gentleness in his marred fingers, tastes the need in his kisses, and she knows he watches her. His silly rules about not stripping for the cameras and no sex at the office are destined to be broken.

Kat likes to be watched. Henley can’t look away. Will this beauty be able to tame her beastly boss?

Author Website: http://cynthiasax.com/
Twitter: @CynthiaSax


  1. Beauty's beast had me once I saw the library. I'm really excited to read "Flashes of Me" -- I love tortured heroes!

    Happy release day :)

    1. Thanks for visiting Skylar. It sounds good to me, too!

  2. Gothic romance had me loving tortured, brooding, beastly heroes from day one! I yearn to watch the heroine slowly tear at his defenses (either consciously or not) until he can't resist his feelings of love and desire. Such tension is super hot!

    1. Great description Hunter. I've always been a bit of a Belle, too.