by Cyn Hadyn
Rebel Ink Press
June 25, 2016
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
He was tricked into giving his word. Now Prince Szigismond
Emre Janos Rackoszi, Viceroy of Transylvania, found himself
honor-bound by a dishonorable man’s maneuvering to
marry a woman he had no interest in.
He was also bound by his promise to gather into the bosom of
his family the mother of his intended who hated him. The
Baroness Szechenyi blamed him for her husband’s death
and was making it her life’s mission to keep him from
honoring the commitment he’d made. A commitment he
would willingly cast aside, except Rackoszis never went back
on their word, no matter how great the personal discomfort.
The Baroness made it only too evident she found him
repugnant. No, she found him more than repugnant, she
actually had nerve enough to call him a soulless abomination
to his face. The silly woman thought him a vampire, a
revenant bent on making her daughter over in his image. Once
again family honor forbade him from telling the Baroness
there really were such creatures, but he was not one of
them. He wasn’t soulless, he wasn’t undead, and
he didn’t drain humans of their blood. No, he was none
of those things, he was a different kind of creature altogether.
Now he paced the corridors of his dark castle and cursed the
ancient gods for their capriciousness. The artist he hired
to paint his and his intended’s miniatures, Baroness
Beatrix Celine Baranyi, was a horse breeder and talented
artist who preferred cowboy, Cziko, attire to proper riding
habits. And despite her unusual choice of dress, she was
bringing light and laughter into his life for the first time
in a century, and he couldn’t have her. His word stood
in the way. He was damned if he broke it and damned if he
kept it. The only recourse left him was to pray. If the
ancient gods had even the smallest regard for him,
they’d help him figure a way to possess Beatrix for
what remained of his very long life.
Originally published February 2015 in eBook format.
Cyn Hadyn, a career historian with Hungarian/Viking nomadic roots, goes balmy in Florida and has delusions of writing. How’s that for a current biography? Yeah, sounds silly but it’s true. I’m a transplanted Yankee living way south of the Mason-Dixon Line and enjoying the feeling of thin blood, sand, sun, and palm trees. I’ve sworn off snow, bare trees, brown grass, and real Italian food. Uh, not so much the Italian food. Still would sacrifice a small digit for authentic Italian cuisine a la Philly, Trenton, or New York.
Before settling down to write full time in the land of ’bless your heart, and y’all’, I was a Special Operations (US Army and US Marines) military historian/archivist. Now I collect a retirement check and write paranormal/historical romance. I guess my service with Army and Marine Special Operations left an indelible impression on my writing, because my characters, both male and female, are distinctly Spec Ops in their outlook. They leave no man behind, color outside the lines, and are very, very lethal. If you Google Cyn Hadyn, you’ll find my books range from paranormal to historical. I’ve also pushed the envelope a little by including Erotica and BDSM. Which brings me to my latest book, OFF TRACK, published by Decadent Publishing under the pseudonym C. L. Hadyn.
Another book about to appear under the name Cyn Hadyn is NULL SANCTION, published in eBook format by Rebel Ink. NULL SANCTION is a paranormal romance that gives a nod to my Hungarian roots. Although I haven’t included any distantly related vampires, there are one or two werewolves you might find interesting.
If you have a taste for the paranormal or historical romance, I would love to hear from you via Facebook.com/Cyn Hadyn or cynhadyn.com.