Monday, October 24, 2011

Meet Cyndia Rios-Myers, Author of Rescued By the Wolf

Cyndia Rios-Myers is the author of three novels, the latest of which is Rescued by the Wolf, a wolfish fantasy about social workers. It's available on AmazonB & N and Smashwords. Get it today! But in the meantime, meet the author right here.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What else do you do besides writing? 
I am a Navy veteran, a Stay-at-Home-Mom, a home schooling parent, a Blogger, and a Navy wife.  I am also a big homebody, which is why writing and reading are so dear to me.  
2. How did you first get into writing?
It happened when I was a teenager.  I spied my sister and stepsister writing a book and thought that I could do that too.  I actually wrote my first book back then - a story about a group of teenaged girls who move to California and fall in love with members of a hair band.  I really hope that book never sees the light of day.  

3. Tell us about your latest book. 

My latest published book (actually a novella) is called Rescued by the Wolf 

4. Is it part of a larger series?

Yes.  It is book one of the Wolves series.  I have already written books 2, 3, and 4.  

5. What was your inspiration for your book?

Social Workers and Werewolves.  No lie!!  I wanted to see if I could write a book about werewolves that I would like to read, and I did.  The werewolves are scary and powerful - but their lives are unglamorous and short-lived.  I wrote about Social Workers because I am familiar with abuse in its many forms.  I've always been drawn to Social Workers; I respect the fact that they commit their lives to bettering the lives of others and quite often to the detriment of their own.  

6. What motivates you to want to write? What do you enjoy about it?

I am motivated by the desire to tell a story.  I'm usually inspired by dreams I have.  I also find inspiration in strangers, in the looks that some people give others and of the what if's as well.  What if we would have taken a different path?  I am also inspired by the stories people tell and the stories that people don't tell as well; the secret stories that we have lived but dare not share with others.  

7. Do you have any advice for new writers about perfecting their craft?

I am the first to admit that I am not a bestselling author.  I am successful though; I can sit down and finish a book and publish it.  I am willing to work hard for a share of the marketplace.  I am willing to learn new things to become successful.  I keep up with the news in the publishing industry to see what changes are coming about.  

But as far as perfecting one's craft is concerned, I would say that we as writers keep our eyes open to new experiences.  With the advent of self-publishing and e-books, there are simply so many of us writers out there now.  But something we can do is improve and the way to do that is to look forward to see what can enrich us as writers as well as looking back at past mistakes to see what they have to teach as well.  

Links and Book Descriptions:

The Song of the Sleeping Grass:
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.

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Joppa Park:

Joppa Park tells the story of Kimberly Peters, a lifelong nature lover. Kimberly went to college for both Forestry and Law Enforcement and hopes to become a park ranger. She gets the job at Joppa Park, a National Park in northern California. Unfortunately, Kim has to compete for the position with another probationary ranger by the name of Mark and Mark is not above playing dirty to get the coveted position. Kim plays clean though, but life gets even more complicated when she meets the very sexy Ranger James Steele on her first day on the job. James likes her, but he doesn't like relationships so Kim is going to have to do whatever she can to land James. Kim's getting the job as ranger is surprisingly complicated by the fact that she thinks with both a cop's brain and a park ranger's brain - which does benefit her in trying to find a dangerous man who is loose in her park. There are no easy answers in this story. Does Kim land James? Does she land the job? Were the fantasies better than the realities? Find out in Joppa Park!

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Rescued by the Wolf:
Rescued by the Wolf tells the tale of Lana Boxer, a child-abuse survivor and now Social Worker for the state of Maryland. Because of her traumatic past, Lana is a woman who is working and living on auto-pilot. The only light in Lana’s life comes from her friend Jenny, a fellow Social Worker. One day after a particularly difficult case, Jenny goes missing. Making matters confusing, Jenny re-surfaces but only to let her family know that she will never see them again and to never look for her. That is not good enough for Lana so she searches for Jenny anyway. Finding Jenny turns out to be a lot easier than Lana imagined. However, Lana loses and finds more than what she bargained for when she is bitten by a werewolf.
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