Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rescued by the Wolf: Book One of the Wolves - Free Thru June 27, 2013

Hi Folks!

I thought that I would offer the first book of my very fun series of novellas for free, through 06/27/2013.   Please go to Smashwords and redeem it with code LV99E.  Here is the link:


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Don't Pick a Side!! Equal Opportunity For All E-Readers!

Hello there, Writer.  My name is Cyndia Rios-Myers.  Just like you, I am a writer.  Do you know what else I am? A reader.  I love to read.  If you read my last post, you probably discovered that I love series fiction/paranormal fiction.  I also love nonfiction.  I am currently reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.  AWESOME book, by the way.  I "picked it up" on sale at Barnes and Noble for my Nook, which brings me to the topic of this "conversation."

Why do you chose to publish e-books on only one website?  Actually, you don't have to answer that.  I know that you do it because one particular book selling website allows you a great place to garner great publicity for your books.  Trust me, I know that we indie writers/publishers need all the help we can get out there.

But where does that exclusivity leave readers who own an e-reader made by another website?  I'll tell you where - without a copy of YOUR book, which is where I find myself right now.  I really wanted to buy a copy of the book Girls Gone Skank: The Sexualization of Girls in America but cannot as it is not offered as an ebook for my particular e-reader. 

So, when taking advantage of a free publicity deal, please take all of your customers into consideration.  Your next biggest fan might own an e-reader that you are not offering your e-books to.

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Monday, June 24, 2013

Moving Forward....

The Wolves was such a fun series to write.  I loved every minute of it.  However, it had to come to an end, which it did...kind of.  Lana and Jorgen's life will continue, but the story being told through Lana's perspective is over.  Two full length novels may or may not occur, which would be told through the perspective of two different sets of eyes. 

But for now, I want to write stand alone books.  I have so many unique stories to tell.  Still, it seems like people love reading series - paranormal ones.  Even though I have women's fiction novels, The Wolves are still my best selling titles. 

You know, it would by hypocritical of me to say that I was not a series fiction fan.  I am!!  Here are the heroes and heroines whose lives I HAVE to be apprised of:

  1. Harry Dresden
  2. Rachel Morgan
  3. Kitty Norville
  4. Mercy Thompson
  5. Merit Merit
  6. Clare Fraser
  7. October (Toby) Daye
  8. Isabel Spellman (non paranormal, but still awesome)
I am sure that there are more, but I cannot recall the names of all of them just now. 

So...I understand why people love series books.  But stand alone stories are great too.  I write them in a way where people don't have to wonder what happens after the heroine rides into the sunset (by herself or with her man). 

So, get yourself a preview of The Song of the Sleeping Grass, Joppa Park, Summation of Love, or Nice Shootin' Tex.  Of course I am biased, but they really are pretty darned good. 

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Friday, June 7, 2013

What Is Next

Hey Folks!!

I hope that you are all doing well, and are enjoying whichever one of my books that it is that you are currently reading, or have just finished reading.

So, what will be coming next, you might be asking yourselves.  Well, The Wolves series is over (mostly), and Nice Shootin’ Tex! was a stand-alone novel, so you are probably wondering what might come next. 

Well, I will be venturing into the realm over the paranormal again, as it is simply too much fun to leave alone!  I don’t have a name for the novel yet, but its working title is “Fabula”, which means fable in Spanish.  Is in in Spanish?  Kind of!  Well, 99% of it is in English, but some phrases are in Spanish.  Will it take place in Spain?  No, it will not.  It will take place in Puerto Rico - Arecibo, Puerto Rico as well as Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, which are two towns on the north/northwestern part of the island. 

So, why Puerto Rico, you might wonder.  I’ll tell you why.  I am of Puerto Rican descent (I don’t say that I am all-out Puerto Rican because I was born and mostly raised here in America, served in the U.S. military and will live and die here) and lived on the island for 6.5 years.  It was a mostly wonderful 6.5 years!  I loved seeing and living on the lands where my parents were born and raised.  I loved the language, the food and the customs as well.  I am crazy about my family members who still call the island their home.

But another thing that I am crazy about is the culture and the stories about what came before, and what might still exist in the land and in the waters that surround the island.  Sure, most people blow it off, but I don’t.  Doesn’t a little fantasy make day-to-day life more exciting?

In any case, Fabula is a love story between a girl and a boy, as well as a story of love between a girl and her family.  It is about making hasty decisions and living with those consequences.  It is about exchanges between family members that live long after the conversations die away. 

I would say that the book is at its 60% completion point at this time.  It will probably be ready for publishing sometime near winter of this year.  I will keep you all posted!

Again, thanks for reading!

Cyndia Rios-Myers