Author Spotlight: Cindy McDonald

For twenty-six years, Cindy McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. She was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of her adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. Inexplicitly, she felt drawn to my computer to write about things she had experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and the happenings at the racetrack.

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One may ask why she didn’t choose to write about her experiences with dance. When asked, Cindy offers a sly smile and explains that life at the racetrack was more…racy. “The drama is outrageous—not that dancers don’t know how to create drama,” Cindy says, “believe me, they do but race trackers just seem to get more down and dirty with it which makes great story telling—great fiction.”

In May of 2011, Cindy took the big leap and exchanged her dancin’ shoes for a lap top. She retired from dance. “It was a scary proposition,” she confesses. “I was terrified, but I had the full support of my husband, Saint Bill. It has been a huge change for me. I went from dancing hard five hours a night to sitting in front of a computer.” Does she miss her dance? “Sometimes I do,” Cindy admits, “I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books and I love sharing them with my readers.”

Dangerous Deception is the third and latest installment in author Cindy McDonald’s Unbridled Series, which chronicles the lives and turmoils of the West family, who successfully run Thoroughbred horse training business.

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Vic Deveaux’s glory days as a winning jockey have ended, but he refuses to accept that pile of horse hockey!

When the West family asks Vic to take an easier position at their horse farm Westwood, he becomes enraged and teams up with two greedy stable hands in a scheme to kidnap the West’s younger son Shane.

When Vic discovers that his new-found friends have murder on their minds, things turn ugly.

Suddenly, Vic finds himself between the rock and the hard place. He has betrayed his good friend, Eric West, but will he participate in his son’s murder as well?


Don’t take my word for it that you will fall in love with Cindy McDonald and the West family. You can find out for yourself by taking advantage of this promotion this week on Amazon Kindle:

The ebook version of, the first installment in the Unbridled Series is FREE Wednesday, Nov 14, Thursday, Nov 15; and Friday, Nov 16!

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Note to self … Never Agitate a Madman!

This is the mistake Thoroughbred trainer Mike West makes when he fires George Smut’s jockey from a race. He doesn’t know how big of a mistake he’s made until it’s too late. He’s going to pay—more than he ever realizes. It’s all in the family when his sister, Kate, becomes the object of the same madman’s desire. When her rejection sends him over the edge people start turning up dead!

In her debut novel, author Cindy McDonald takes readers into the hell-bent-for-leather world of thoroughbred racing. “The various types of people, from all different walks of life, from the stable hands to the jockeys to the trainers to the owners,” McDonald says, “combined with the fast pace of these magnificent beasts racing for the finish line, make for a thrilling world—and stuff for a heart-pounding book series.”

Midwest Reviews calls “gripping”.

While you’re at it, you will also want to check out the second book in the Unbridled series, a hot comedy called, Hot Coco!

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Let’s face it, everyone knows a beautiful woman who can’t walk through a room without tripping over the coffee table, or turning every situation into a total debacle. Trainers at Keystone Downs have been dumping Coco Beardmore and she’s landed in Mike West’s lap. The problem is that Coco is a complete klutz! Her driving skills are a real bang—into Mike’s horse trailer. Her sultry seduction will set the room on fire—the kitchen that is.
What’s more are her Thoroughbreds: one flips while being saddled, one sits down like a dog in the starting gate, and then there’s the one that’s an escape artist.  It’s enough to drive a normally calm and collected Mike West to the very edge.

Mike’s not the only one having problems with women. His father Eric has taken on more than he can chew, and he’s about to get spit out by two women: One that he’s in love with and one that thinks he’s in love with her.

To read excerpts from future books, view book trailers, and keep up with everything that is Unbridled, please visit Cindy’s website at:

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  1. Excellent post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
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