Do you like ghost stories? Mysteries? Romances set in a small New England town? How about culture clash romances where the hero and the heroine come from different sides of the tracks? Yes? Super! Rush right over to Amazon right now and download my new ebook Waiting for Ethan.
In the book, Joyce is forced to choose between two lovers: one is the most eligible bachelor in all of Mystic Harbor, and the other is, unfortunately, dead. A lighthouse, an orchard, a high school dance — Mack and Joyce are about to discover the dark side of love as they unravel the thirty-year-old mystery that left one young girl Waiting for Ethan.
And look, back when the book was in print, I got a wonderful review from the biggest magazine in the industry, Romantic Times. Here’s what they had to say about Waiting for Ethan.
“This haunting tale of a love that transcends time, space and even death is reminiscent of a Victoria Holt novel. When the main character, Joyce, is torn between the love of a ghost and that of a living, breathing man, she finds that some decisions can be deadly.
When Joyce Erikson moves to Mystic Harbor and buys an antique store, she hopes for a fresh start after a relationship gone bad. But she’s soon torn between her friend’s fight to save an old lighthouse and Mack Merritt, the man hired by the city to tear it down. Added to her problems are the blanks of time that she’s experienced since coming into possession of an antique pocket watch and her memories of a ghostly lover named Ethan.
Mack, on the other hand, finds himself alternately drawn to Joyce and fighting his suspicions that she’s somehow involved in the problems that keep befalling his construction company. When Joyce tries to tell Mack about the haunting, he’s skeptical, until he sees Ethan himself, in a conclusion that is eerily exciting.”
Wasn’t that nice of them? I thought so.
Now, one important thing. If you’ve been following me forever, you may have already seen / read Waiting for Ethan in a slightly different form. I had entered the book in a contest many, many years ago and I won a publishing contract with Siren Publishing. There was a paperback book and an ebook. The paperback was on the “sweet” side, the ebook was a bit racier. This version falls somewhere between the two.
If you grew up on Dark Shadows or your a fan of the movie Ghost – I think you’ll like Waiting for Ethan.
To celebrate the release, I’ll be posting interviews with other paranormal authors throughout the month of April.
Halloween is still months away, but it’s about to get spooky around here.
—Belle Rouge, Romance Junkies
5 Blue Ribbons: “Wow! Waiting for Ethan blew me away! This book has everything, action, mystery, a ghost, romance and a totally yummy hero. Cynthia Boris shows a true talent for richly detailed writing that will have readers on the edge of their seats and riveted to the pages of this book. Ms Boris has created characters so real that they easily engage the readers’ emotions. The author mixes romance, the paranormal, and mystery to create an unforgettable story that will have you keeping an eager eye out for Ms Boris’ next title.
Joyce and Mack are fascinating characters. Complex and multilayered, they shine as truly realistic individuals. Then there is Ethan, who is also a main character in this story. He is beautifully written and draws readers into his pain and need to protect the woman he loves. I found myself in tears over this character. There are several storylines occurring at once in Waiting for Ethan, and Ms. Boris handles them masterfully, drawing them together and bringing about a conclusion that will not only surprise you but leave you extremely satisfied.
Waiting for Ethan is very much a page-turner and should be on the TBL (To Buy Lists) of every fan of romance novels. If you love your romances with characters that fascinate you from the start, then this one is a must read. Complex characters and a plot with more twists than a pretzel make for an engrossing read and earn this story 5 Blue Ribbons. I found myself spellbound by this mesmerizing tale and I look forward to other efforts by Cynthia Boris.”
—Anita, Fallen Angel Reviews
5 Angels: “[In Waiting for Ethan,] I enjoyed how the story started out in [the past] and informed the reader right away about Ethan’s sweetheart situation. This leads us to the present day where the introduction to Joyce, Mack and BeBe is done with very skillful descriptions and grabs the reader’s attention. The idea of a spirit being attached to an antique pocket watch was an intriguing storyline, along with the who-done-it aspect. Joyce becomes so wrapped up in [Ethan the ghost] that it could destroy a real life with Mack. Waiting for Ethan is suspenseful and the clues lead to a more complicated web of lies, deceit, jealousy, and the ultimate shocker of an ending. Definitely a mystery, paranormal romance with dashes of erotica. A book that has just about a little of everything for every type of reader out there. I will be on the lookout for more books by Cynthia Boris.”
—Marcy Arbitman, The Romance Studio
5 Hearts: “Waiting For Ethan is a wonderful, chilling ghost story. As Joyce and Mack begin to get to know each other, their relationship develops beautifully, with the pace of their sexual relationship going along with the plot of the story. I enjoyed reading about their trials and tribulations, particularly before Mack realizes that Ethan has come back. Although he is concerned about Joyce’s mental health, Mack is a true hero and sticks with her. Joyce was an interesting character, with no idea what is happening to her. The lighthouse, a major focus of the plot, is almost a character in itself. Many secondary characters help to cement the plot. Ms. Boris takes an innovative idea and works wonders with it.”
—Deborah A. Hymon, Midnight Passions Paranormal Romances
“Waiting for Ethan by Cynthia Boris is a captivating paranormal romance. The characters pull the reader into their world, into a page turning tale of lost love. After reading the opening of the first chapter, I couldn’t stop. The characters are so real, that you feel as if you know them personally. The unknown, the tension, and sexual attractions consumed me.
Joyce, the heroine must unravel many mysteries, including who the two men are that both want her: Mack the town rich boy, and Ethan the ghost lover who visits her dreams. Lost love consumes one man while the other searches for his one true love, and Joyce is caught in the middle of their war. This story of passion mesmerized me, keeping me reading the entire book in one read.
This is the first book I’ve read by Cynthia Boris, but it won’t be my last. The author definitely knows how to weave a paranormal romance tale!”
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