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RT anyone?  I'm heading for the Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention in Chicago from April 11 through April 15th.  HUGE book signing, workshops, parties and fun.  I hope to see you there!!


Thought it was past time to catch you up on what's happening in my world!

I'm working on a brand new series right now - One Eyed Jacks. Sounds like
we're looking at a February 2013 pub date for book one, KILLING TIME, that
features Mike - Primetime - Brown.

To tide you over until next February, however, I've got some other projects
you might be interested in knowing about.

First, just in case you aren't aware of these titles here's some info:

LEAVE NO TRACE, which features Cavanaugh (from Whisper No Lies) and Carrie
(from Risk No Secrets) is a novella in the Deadly Promises anthology that
also includes novellas by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Laura Griffin. Each of the 3
novellas are about 1/3 the size of a novel. Here's the Amazon link if you
are interested. Laura and Sherrilyn's stories are both dynamite!
My publisher also tells me, however, that they will be releasing LEAVE NO
TRACE in e-book format in January, all by itself, in case you want to wait
until then to pick it up.

DESSERT HEAT - another novella originally published in the Rescue Me
anthology with two other novellas by Lora Leigh and Cherry Adair is NOW also
available in e-book form for $1.99, just in case you missed that story.

In addition, SEAL of My Dreams - another collection of short stories all
about SEAL heroes - features SEALed WITH A KISS, which is a follow up to
Luke and Val's story.
All proceeds from the sale of SEAL of My Dreams go to Veterans Research
Corp, a non profit organization that helps with medical research issues for
our returning veterans. So it's a great cause as well as a great
collection. The collection cam out 11-11-11 and as of March 2012 we've made

in excess of $80,000 for our charity - which is amazing!  Thank you all so much for buying the book!

Brand new, LOVE IS MURDER will be out in May (it's another short story
collection) and includes DYING TO SCORE - an action packed BOI short story
featuring Johnny and Tink.

And finally, August of 2012 will see the reissue of some classic romances
that were published several years ago and have been out of circulation for
a while. WORTH DYING FOR is a 2 for the price of 1 volume and will
originally be available in e-book format August 7, 2012.

Whew. That's it for now. The next 12 months are going to be very exciting!

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reminder so you don't have to worry about missing any of these upcoming

Oh and be sure to LIKE me on my fan page so you can keep up with all my news

Happy reading everyone!


Woo Woo!  Thanks to all of you Last Man Standing hit #14 on the New York Times mass market best-seller list, #35 on the combined mm/hardcover list, #24 on the e-book best-seller list and #19 on the combined e-book mass market bestseller list.  It also hit #11 on Publisher's Weekly and #36 on the USA Today.  So thank you thank you thank you!!!


Missing something?  Yup.  My message boards are gone.  Spam control was becoming too big of an issuee so we had to take them down.  Never fear - I'm active on Facebook and you can catch up on my news events there so be sure to LIKE me on my fanpage at:



Thanks to EVERYONE for entering my FB contest for a chance at 10 ARC's of LAST MAN STANDING!  I was hoping for 200 comments and ended up with almost 250.  You all totally rock!  And here .... tada ... is the list of winners!  Tonya Burrows, Amee Moeder Crawford, Mary Ryan, Marti Greenly, Shelly Welton Estes, Liz Marie, Beth Dollar bollman, Maddy Mitchell, Micola Pitt, Melissa Ward.  Because you were all so great, I'm adding 2 bonus winners for a total of 12 ARCs.  Those winners are: Christine Noeizel, Lorie Glowania.  Please contact me ASAP with your mailing addresses so I can send your autographed ARCs out to you.  Thanks gain!  Hugs Cindy


New Release!!!  DESERT HEAT, a romantic suspense novella, previously published in the Rescue Me Anthology, is available NOW in e-book at only $1.99.  I'm so excited.  I loved writing this story and I'm thrilled that St. Martins Press has reissued it as a stand alone novella.  Make sure you check it out!


Wonderful news!  RISK NO SECRETS won the Reader's Crown award for best Romantic Suspense.  That's 2 in a row, people.  I'm so excited!!


Yowser!  We did it again!  WITH NO REMORSE hit the trifecta!  Thanks to you WNR made the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly best-seller lists.  Happy, happy, happy!  Thanks so much for rushing out and buying this book and thanks also for all the wonderful notes telling me how much you love Luke and Val's story.


Woo Woo!!  We have winners!!  Stephanie Hyacinth, Amy Shrum, Laura Kelley, Amy-Jo Linquist, Glenda Bettin, Linda Morgan, Lynn Ostrum, Joanie Ivy, Angela Sullivan, Tracey Robbins Walsh, Rachael Wright, Angi Johnston, Melissa Soodeen, Elizabeth Lang, Kellie Stubs and Sandy Pundt Kridler are all winners to an ARC of WITH NO REMORSE.  Congratulations everyone.  The books are going out in the mail today to the US and Canada and even Australia!  Thanks to everyone who entered.  Wish I could have given you ALL a book!


Special contest for my Facebook Fans!  Win one of 15 RARE advance reading copies of WITH NO REMORSE, book 6 of my New York Times Best-selling Black Ops, Inc series due for release on July 19th.  Here's all you have to do to enter:

1) If you haven't done it already, LIKE me on Facebook by July 4th.  (Just cut and paste this link: into your browser, click on the link and then click the LIKES button)  Just being my friend doesn't count - well, of course it counts! - but not for this contest :o)  You have to LIKE me to enter. 


2) If you already LIKED me prior to June 16th - go to the DISCUSSIONS section of my FB LIKES page and write a comment under the topic: ARC contest WITH NO REMORSE and leave a comment - like: "Me, Me, Me. Enter me."  Or "I want to win!"   You get the picture.:o) 


3) Join my website mailing list if you haven't already by July 4th (click on the mailing list and contest button right here on my web site) 

That's it.  The 15 winners will be named in a random drawing at midnight on July 4th from the list of entries received between NOW, June 16th and Midnight, July 4th, 2011.  I'll contact each of you individually with the good news and post the winners here and on FB.

There's only ONE little catch (you knew there would be, right?)  If you're a winner and you receive an ARC, the only thing I'll ask you to do is READ the ARC right away, tell your friends about the book, post about it on FB and if you would be so kind, post a short review of the book on, B&, and any other places you'd like to post - such as Goodreads or Shelfari.  Of course, I can't make you do this :o)  But I'd sure be grateful if you did.

All righty then.  Go forth and enter!!!  What have you got to lose??


Congratulations to Marty Bulley of Floridia!  Marty is the winner of my October website contest.  An autographed copy of To The Edge is on its way to Marty right now + Marty remains in the running for the $100 Barnes and Noble gift certificate that I'll be giving away to one lucky winner the end of the year.  Double your chances to win by 'Liking' me on my facebook fan page:  Cindy Gerard - New York Times Best-selling Author.


Great news!  Doc's book - WITH NO REMORSE - BOOK 6 in the Black Ops., Inc. series is scheduled for a late July 2011 release!  And even better, I heard back from me editor and the book needs absolutely NO revisions!!  how cool is that?

Make sure you join me on facebook and twitter, okay?


Finally able to announce my August and September contest winners!  April Madison of Tennessee and Rachael Barry of North Dakota are the winners respectively.  Make sure you sign up for my mailing list and be in the running for an autographed book per month and a $100.00 B&N gift certificate at the end of the year!


I'm soooo far behind.  After RT in Ohio, RomCon in Denver and RWA in Orlando I'm finally catching my breath.  And finally, I've randomly selected the winners of my June and July website contest!  Very big congrats to Audrey Becker of New York and Randi Webber of Utah for winning autographed copies of Risk No Secrets!  Thanks for your patience, guys.  Books are in the mail.   A reminder to the rest of you, don't forget to sign up for my mailing list and automatically enter my monthly contest + be in the running to win a $100 Barnes and Noble gift certificate at the end of the year.  Until next time, may all your news be good news!


FINALLY -- UNDER THE WIRE and INTO THE DARK are available on Amazon in the KINDLE version.  Spread the word.  I've been asked so many times WHEN those two books will be available and finally, they are there!  Thanks to all of you who wrote in asking for Kindle version of WIRE and DARK which prompted the release of the books in that format.  YEA!!!!


Yipee Skippee.  Whisper No Lies won the first annual reader judged READER's CROWN award in the Romantic Suspense category at RomCon in Denver over the weekend.  I'm so jazzed!!  LIES and the 10 other winning books in their respective categories will all be featured at Border Book Stores starting August 7th so if you missed it the first time around, be sure and grab it while supplies last!!!   As for RomCon - best ever reader/author conference ever!  You MUST attend next year.  go to to find out details.  And check out my facebook fan page for RomCon photos :o)


Congratulations to Susan Jennings of Missouri!  Susan won my May 2010 website contest.  An autographed copy of Risk No Secrets is on its way to Susan.  Don't forget to sign up for my mailing list and automatically enter my monthly contest + be in the running to win a $100 Barnes and Noble gift certificate at the end of the year.


Lots of GREAT news to report!!  First- THANK YOU ALL again for rushing out and buying RISK NO SECRETS.  We landed at the #9 spot on both the New York Times and the Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists!!  SECRETS also hit the #59 spot on the USA Today best-seller list.  This is a huge plus since the USA Today list includes ALL books sold during the week be it fiction, non-fiction, hardcover, trade, EVERYTHING.  So thanks again for helping land SECRETS so high on the list.  I am sooo excited and so appreciative to all of you!

In other news, Feel The Heat is a Daphne Du Maurier finalist.  Yea!!   It's been a very good week!


Congratulations to Jeannette Arocho of Florida who is the winner of my April website contest.  Jeannete chose Show No Mercy and an autographed copy will wing it's way to her tomorrow.  You can win too.  Just sign up for my mailing list to be in the running!


More good news.  WHISPER NO LIES is a finalist in the first ever Reader's Crown contest sponsered by RomCon.  I'm very excited about this as LIES features one of my all time fav heroes, Johnny Reed. XOXO to the judges who are all readers.  I'm thrilled!!  Winners will be announced at he ROMCON conference in Denver in July


Just back from the RT conference in Ohio packing some mighty fine crystal.  FEEL THE HEAT won the Reviewer's Choice award for Best Romantic Intigue in 2009.  The Crystal award is Beautiful!!!  And I'm a very happy girl!!


More good news!  RISK NO SECRETS received at 4 1/2 star review from Romantic Times!  I'm liking that :o)  RNS will be on the shelves Mid-May so don't forget to watch for it.


Big congratulations to Christie McKee from Alabama!  Christie won my March Website contest and will receive a free autographed copy of Feel the Heat!  Thanks for entering, Christie ... and to those of you who haven't signed up for my news letter/contest, it's never too late.  I pick a winner randomly each month - so what have you got to lose???


Whoot!  SHE KNOWS - uber hot, uber popular online magazine for women has named FEEL THE HEAT #2 on their Top Ten list of  MUST READ romance novels. Check it out here for a chance to win a copy of all top 10 books!


Contest winner:  Liz Hilgendorff of New York will receive an autographed book as the winner of my March website contest!!  Congratulations, Liz!  If you'd like a chance to win, simply sign up for my mailing list to be eligible.  Good luck!!!


More news?  So soon?  Yep.  Check it out.  Tuesday, February 16, I'm the featured author on Barnes and Noble's month of Romantic Suspense authors.  They've got a whole lot of fun stuff posted (including some never before seen videos) plus some lucky poster will win a free autographed book!  Stop by and see me.


What a fun Valentine's Day.  Besides receiving yummy chocolates from my hubby (I just luvs me some chocolate ) I received the wonderful news that FEEL THE HEAT is a finalist in the Favourite Romantic Suspense category of the Austrailian Romance Readers Awards.  How much fun is that?  You can check out a complete list of finalists at


Congratulations to Marge Fortna of Colorado who is the January winner of my monthly website contest.  Marge won an autographed copy of FEEL THE HEAT!  Thanks for entering Marge!!


It's official.  Very big congratulations to Dana Frye of Florida!!  Dana is the winner of the $100.00 Barnes and Noble gift certificate!  Yea Dana !!!!!!!!!  Thank you all for entering my contest and joining my mailing list.  Check back often for postings of my monthly contest winners.


Cindy's going to RomCon! 

Yep.  Cindy is delighted to announce that she will be a Spotlight author for this super fabo conference in Denver, Colorado, July 9 - 11, 2010.  This conference has been geared specifically for YOU, the reader, to get the ultimate fan experience!  How cool is that?  For more information, check out RomConinc!  for details on everything from special author/reader teas, a $2500 Reader Trivia challenge, costume balls - you name it.  This conference has it.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet, up close and personal, some of your favorite authors like: Tara Janzen, Susan Mallery, Nalini Singh, Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Brenda Novak, Jo Beverly, Julia Quinn and many, many more.  Hope to see you there!!!


Please join me today at and if you feel as I do, speak out to your congressmen about the plight of the 3 Navy seals who will soon be on trial for doing their job.


Well, I'm jazzed!  Just found out that FEEL THE HEAT not only sold to Thorndike Press for large print, hardcover editions of the book, but HEAT is also a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice nominee for Best Romantic Intrigue for 2009.  Woo Woo



Congratulations to Doris C Losey from Indiana.  Doris is the winner of my November website contest and received an autographed copy of SHOW NO MERCY, which was the book she wanted!  Doris, like everyone else who signs up for my e-news letter, is also eligible to win a $100.00 B&N gift certificate that I'll give away at the end of the year!!


I've been promising to post more news and can finally deliver on at least part of that promise.  I am thrilled to tell you that I'll be writing a novella as part of a romantic suspense anthology for Pocket Books with the multi-talented Sherrilyn Kenyon as the headliner!  Laura Griffin - another amazing writer - will round out the anthology which promises to be a great collection of hot, suspenseful reads!  For those who have asked and are looking for more Black Ops, Inc stories, I'm delighted to tell you that my novella, LEAVE NO TRACE, will feature two characters from prior BOI books!   Stay tuned for updates!!


Fun event!!  On Tuesday night, November 10 at 8:30 EST, I'll be talking LIVE on Blog Talk Radio with Renee Bernard and Canned Laughter and Coffee.  It would be great if you could join me!!  You can just listen or you can call in with questions by dialing (646) 200-4071  or log in to

Come join the fun - and tell your friends!!!


More fun stuff!  Check out this link to SHE KNOWS, a fabo, hip and happenin' online news letter for women!  Then Click on the red right arrow at the bottom of the slide show (left of the What's HOT in Love and Sex) column to get to the 2nd slide show.  Click on 'WIN' and voila.  There I am with a copy of FEEL THE HEAT!  They're giving away 50 free copies so don't wait too long to visit!!  Cool, huh?  And I'm really loving SHE KNOWS.  Cool, cool stuff!


Dark Secrets and Dead Bodies - Yikes!  Just in time for Halloween.  Stop by the Romance Divas Blog and dish with the fabulous Anne Fraisier, Debra Webb, Jordan Dane and ME for a workship that runs from 10-22 - 10-24.  Hope to see you there!!   Oh.  and once you get to the blog with all the cool covers of our books, click on forum, then scroll down to Diva Workshops, click and you'll spot Dark Secrets and Dead bodies.  should be fun!!


Come on down!  You can catch me at from today, Sunday, thru Wed.  So check out my interviews and I'd love to field any questions you might have - well, except for the standard age and weight thing.


  You people Rock!!!  Thanks to you all FEEL THE HEAT not only made the New York Times top 20 best seller list, HEAT landed on the USA Today BS list AND the Walden books top 10 BS list!!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for going out and buying the book!!  Writer's couldn't exist without readers and this is one writer who NEVER forgets that!! 


Congratulations to Erin Milhollen of Texas, who is my September contest winner.  An autogrpahed book will go out to her in today's mail!  Thanks, Erin for entering!!


  Oh-Rah!!!  Today's the day!!  FEEL THE HEAT  is officially released - although some of you may have already found it on the shelves.  Anyway, I'm a happy happy gorl!! 


Come talk to me!  I'm the featured author at Romantic Times: Ask the Author from Sept 21st thru Oct 4th.  How cool is that.  Just follow this link and  there I'll be.  I'd love to answer your questions so ask away


Hey all.  Have I got a deal for you.  Romance author Janis Reams Hudson needs help with devistating medical bills.  Soooo, I'm offering up several autographed books plus a critique of a 50 page manuscript proposal written by an unpublished writer.  All of these items are currently offered at auction on ebay.

Check it out!!  thanks


►Woot!!  Congrats to Kara Conrad of Arkansas who is the winner of my August 2009 website contest!  Kara will receive the book of her choice - which just happens to be the soon to be released: FEEL THE HEAT - for her prize.  Kara and everyone else who signs up for my mailing list will be eligible for my $100.00 Barnes & Noble gift certificate.  The winner will be drawn at the end of 2009, so if you haven't signed up yet -- what the heck are you waiting for???  Again - congratulations, KARA!!


No.  Really?  It's already Sept 1st?  yikes.  The good news:  FEEL THE HEAT will be out on 9-29.  The bad news:  My next book is due to my publisher 9-15.  Send positive thoughts, okay people?


Quick note to let you know I'm the featured author at all day, August 21st.  Come see me and we'll chat!!


Big news!  FEEL THE HEAT (to be released Sept 29, 09) received a 4 1/2 Top Pick from Romantic Times book reviews.  Woo woo!  I'm a happy girl.


⇔Hi All.  My monthly contest is back!!!!  We had technical difficulties but we're rocking again.  Make sure you enter for the monthly drawing + be eligible for the $100.00 B&N gift certificate that I'll award to some lucky winner at the end of the year!!


Cindy's a tweeter!  yep.  Tweet me, okay?  And come see me on Facebook too!   Tell your friends about my contest and share the fun!


→→GREAT NEWS!!  Take No Prisoners won the RITA award for best Romantic Suspense!


YEA!!  Take No Prisoners is a RITA finalist for best Romantic Suspense!


Great news.  The entire Black Ops Inc series is now available in LARGE PRINT hardcover editions from Thorndike Press.


Yowser.  We hit the trifecta!  Whisper No Lies joins Show No Mercy and Take No Prisoners on the New York Times top 20!  How very cool is that???  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU all who went out and bought these books as soon as they were released!!