Cyndia Rios-Myers

Cyndia Rios-Myers has five published titles and runs a blog for indie authors at http://cindyrios.blogspot.com/.  A prolific writer, she recently discussed her books and her approach to self-publishing.

1. Tell me briefly about your books – what are they about and what inspired you to write them?

The first one was The Song of the Sleeping Grass (Women’s Fiction).  I was inspired to write that one when my husband deployed for Iraq.  I’d recalled some of the military wives that I had met during my time as a sailor in the Navy and while a Navy wife after that.  Some of their marriages didn’t survive what their husbands had seen in the war and I felt bad for them – bad for the husbands who came home different and bad for the wives who did everything right but still could not save their marriages. This one is available on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble.

My second book was Joppa Park (Women’s Fiction).  I wanted to write a short, but exciting story about a park ranger trying hard to secure a position at a prestigious national park who falls painfullly in love with an unattainable guy.  Besides being in the Women’s Fiction genre, it is also a mystery/suspense novel as well.  Available on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble.

My third book, Rescued by the Wolf – Book 1 of the Wolves (Horror, Women’s Fiction) is my foray into the world of werewolves.  I have always been a werewolf movie freak – long before Twilight and True Blood.  But I wanted to write a story about werewolves who are adults – scary, damaged adults.  It is teenager-angst free, I promise. Available on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble.

My fourth book, Gifted by the Wolf – Book 2 of the Wolves (Horror, Women’s Fiction) is obviously book two of the series.  It continues right where book one leaves off.  It is nowhere near as gory as book one and the storyline is a bit more gentler.  But what I aimed to do here was plant the seeds of what will happen in the rest of the series.  Available on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble.

My fifth book, The End of Thunder and Lightning: Alanna’s Fall (Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Women’s Fiction) was inspired by a dream I had one night.  Alanna is a magic user from the clan of thunder and lightning who was born under a death sentence that will be meted out by none other than her father a villanous man.   She will die at his hands, but what is unknown is how she will spend the time before she falls and what sort of legacy (and seeds) she will leave behind.  Available for free on my blog!

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