Monday, July 15, 2013

The Wolves (Compilation of Books 1-5) on Sale!

Hi Folks!

I just wanted to let you all know that The Wolves (Compilation of Books 1-5) is on sale at Smashwords for $0.99 for a VERY limited time (Monday, July 15th, 2013 through Saturday, July 20th, 2013) with coupon code AK93Q. 

Please be sure to take advantage of it!

Thanks for reading!

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Song of the Sleeping Grass - Available as a HUGE Paperback!

Hi Folks!

The Song of the Sleeping Grass is now available as a paperback book on Create Space:

The book is not small at 722 pages, but I think that's okay.  The font is nice and large, so you don't have to squint much at all.  In any case, here is the write-up:

Have you ever been so attuned to the woven strings of a relationship that you can tell the exact moment when one of those strings snap? Even when your loved one is hundreds of miles away and assures you that all is well? Such is the moment that opens the tale of Becky Medina, a 24 year old Army wife trying to keep the home fires burning in Pennsylvania while her husband is deployed to Iraq. Change is forced on her and she has to learn to live with the fact that a traumatic episode in her husband's life has made him seek solace in the arms of another. Painfully breaking away from the life she was sure was forever, she has to start from scratch again back at her childhood home with her father. But when she decides to go on her long-postponed honeymoon to Scotland by herself, she finds comfort, passion and love in the arms of a sexy Scotsman who is in need of healing of his own and finds it in Becky.


It retails for $17.99 plus shipping (these print-on-demand books are not cheap), but remember that you can also buy it as an e-book for $3.99 on any e-book retailer. 

Check it out!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Real Books - In the...flesh?

So, here they are.  Real paper books:

It was time to pull the trigger and to commit my words to actual paper, and not just Microsoft Word documents that would then be read as e-books. 

Why print now?  Because I've realized that most people still prefer to read books they can hold in their hands, and not virtual ones on e-readers. 

Through these tangible copies of my books, I will be engineering brand-new promotional events for myself.  What will they consist of?  I don't know.  But I promise to keep you all posted!

Thanks for reading!!

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Public Service Announcement...From Me

"Don't give out your personal information unless you have to," we usually hear folks say.  We know that applies to our Social Security Numbers, our phone numbers, our addresses, and passwords to our accounts.  But did you know that also applies to e-mail addresses?  That's right.  Email addresses.  Hackers can now link e-mail addresses to our cell phone numbers and wreak irreparable damage.  How do I know that?  I was a victim of it.

I was lured into "the trap" by whom I thought was my cousin.  I thought that I was chatting with him on Facebook (not face-to-face), but it wasn't him.  He simply asked me for my email address and for a code that I would get after giving him my email address (he said that he was entering a contest).  However, I did not receive a reply over email.  My phone rang instead!  My cousin does not have my cell phone number.  However, I relayed the code given to me by the automated voice on my phone.  That sealed my doom. 

Minutes later, after much haranguing on my part, my real cousin came on and said that he was hacked and to please not take ANY calls.  Too late, unfortunately. 

So, along with nursing a massive headache yesterday, I spent most of my day changing my phone number and my login information everywhere.  I feel violated.  I feel stupid.  I feel outsmarted.

So what is the lesson here?  Keep your email address to yourself.  Who knows what will fall into the hands of thieves?  For me, some of my unpublished books (still unfinished) that I saved onto my Skydrive.  That is what pains me the most. 

So, keep your business private, and remember to not rely on technology to keep your secrets.

Cyndia Rios-Myers