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Alexandra could not have foreseen her future. For the all-American beauty, pursuing her career dreams and half-heartedly seeking love were satisfaction enough. But her manipulative acquaintance - Pimmie - has very different plans. Not to be denied, she slyly inserts herself into Alexandra's world, biding her time with the calculating patience and stealth of a honed terrorist: Her haunting presence always felt but rarely seen as she inflicts destruction in the most sinister way - through the facade of friendship. Alexandra becomes an unwitting participant in a vengeful plot, with twisted jealousy turning to obsession and her blue-blooded life upended in fear and misery. Shattered dreams, mysterious black satin ribbons, and a handsome lover from Germany set Alexandra on an international adventure of broken trust, eerie suspense and unending challenge that culminates in terror. &amp;nbsp;
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Cynthia English spent the first 22 years of her diverse career in the fashion industry traveling worldwide sourcing vendors, managing manufacturing, shopping stores for inspiration and overseeing product design on behalf of some of the largest global fashion brands. A passionate writer at heart-having written her first book at age 8, "Ralph the Mouse"-her creative spirit began to take hold after leaving the corporate world behind. She opened a small interior design company and created great dates(tm), a concept focused on building closer relationships through shared experience, which targeted multiple platforms including print, television and the internet. Her life continues to evolve as she explores cultural interchange in every corner of the globe- from climbing the pyramids of Tikal, Guatemala to inspecting vanilla vines in Bali to being a volunteer in Zambia for Habitat for Humanity to trekking over 800 km solo from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela, across El Camino, St. James' Way. In an about-face from her high-glamour fashion roots, she learned how to survive with one change of clothing, the shoes on her feet (and her pink flip-flops), thus opening doors to an entirely new world of adventure brimming with freedom, more privilege, and everyday miracles. English graduated from the Marshall School, University of Southern California, with a degree in International Finance. Fortunate to attend Robert Bausch's class at the Aspen Writer's Conference, and a creative writing program in 2007 with Oxford University's School of Continuing Education, she learned to champion criticism, stay unique, and to keep working to be better. Taking inspiration from her many and widely varied adventures, she has had articles published in the United States and Europe and is now pursuing her childhood passion-writing fiction. Inspired by a young woman named Honig, whom she met on a train between Budapest and Bucharest, Cynthia heeds the impassioned plea-"please, never stop delivering world adventure to those unable to make the journeys themselves." And to this end, embracing the human dynamics and cultural riches she has known, she perseveres through life's lessons to provide on the pages of her novels powerful messages of love, acceptance of different and distinct lives, and preservation of free spirit in all humanity, regardless of origin and culture. BLACK SATIN is her first novel. Two novels--TORN and THE VANILLA VAULT--are slated for 2011 release.
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