Series: Cipher #1
on July 22nd 2013
Genres: angels, Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Girls & Women, Paranormal, Romance, Women, Young Adult
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Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.
It’s nearly impossible to get through to Ashlyn, who surrounds herself with chess nerds and geeks and makes it clear she doesn’t want to be friends. Desperate to complete her Cipher task before it’s too late, Summer turns to Troy, the guy who’s always been there for her and one of the few people she can trust. With his help, she makes progress. In fact, the closer she gets to Ashlyn and her friends, the more she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs.
As the clock starts running down on Ashlyn’s life, Summer decides to change her objective. She’s going to save her new friend before it’s too late—even if it means messing with fate.
Ali: Which genre do you prefer writing, Young Adult or Adult Romance?
Cindi: I like mixing it up so I don’t get bored, much like I do with my reading.
Ali: You seem to excel in both genres, why do you think that is?
Cindi: Thanks! I try really hard to switch up the voices on my books, which again, keeps me from getting bored. I’m a character driven writer, so I just start seeing a character and feel the urge to tell their story, regardless of age. And of course age changed the set of problems characters are faced with. Above all, I really want them to have their happily ever after.
Ali: What are you working on at the moment?
Cindi: I’m wrapping up work on Second Chance Ranch, which is a cowboy romance & the first book in my new Bliss series.
Ali: What is your favorite part in the writing to publishing process?
Cindi: I love second draft. The story’s mostly there & I just have to fill in a few things & amp it up & it feels the most like just reading a book. It’s also before I’ve read it over & over. And over. Lol
Ali: If you could write a story with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?
Cindi: Mary Shelley. That’d be fun, but we’d probably have to have a serious discussion about my need for happy endings.
Thank you for taking the time Cindi to come hang out at Dazzled by Books. It was great having you for the 2 year blogiversary celebration.
I chose to feature Cindi Madsen’s “Cipher.” This is a young adult series that I think is fantastic. Madsen has several really good books that I think are all worth checking out. Young adult and adult novels, you can definitely find something worth while.