Captivating from Beginning to End | Review of ‘Out of the Shadows’ (Shadowlands #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Out of the Shadows by Ashlee Nicole Bye
Huntuzie Press
Image Credit: Ashlee Nicole Bye

Death. So delicately controlled by reapers of The Order of Dark and Light, is being threatened by an ancient enemy, and in the hidden streets of the Shadowlands, no one is safe while darkness and light struggle against an enemy of power. For Sachi, it’s even harder. Following the death of her friend, Sachi has not been able to cope, especially once she sees him alive again, battling against a Reaper with the keys to her heart. Sachi shouldn’t be able to see them at all, the dead and mystical. She wants answers and is willing to do whatever it takes to get them. Even die…

Published May 4, 2017, by Huntuzie Press, Out of the Shadows
by Ashlee Nicole Bye is her debut novel following mystical elements familiar to young readers who read The Mortal Instruments.
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Weekly Reading List #91

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. So it looks like I might have to take some time off from blogging. I have all these books, 2 are ARC’s and 2 are library books all set to expire in the next few weeks. Here’s hoping I’m able to get to them all. Man or man do I need a time-turner or what. Anyway, here’s hoping I don’t need to take time off for my reading. Although, I do love reading….
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Weekly Reading List #90

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Haven’t had much time to read or edit this past week so I’ve fallen behind just a bit. But nothing to worry about, I’ll always find time to read, even if it’s only 20 pages a day. And I’ll always find some time to edit my novel. Anyway, see my weekly reading list right here. Happy reading!
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Weekly Reading Post #89

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It’s been a nice week. I had four days off from work but then I worked all weekend, which is fair, and I don’t mind working the weekends, there’s more energy on the weekends. It’s crazy sure, but time also just flies by. Been working on my business plan with my mom for “Dragin Pub House”. Can’t reveal everything about it but the title is a pun. I have quite the affinity for puns. Anyway, since it’s been pretty easy going of late (minus the bouts of insomnia) I’ve been able to catch up on my reading, editing, and writing. Love it! So check out this week’s reading list. Hope something catches your eye here, Happy reading.
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Nia Dragin Books | On My Mind #1

By Nia Dragin; Cynthia Ayala

Hey there! So I know that I haven’t been “here” lately. My life has been very hectic lately but I am working hard on editing the third and final novel in the Eclipsing Trilogy. I’m working hard, the cover is done. Woo! I’m very excited about it, super excited actually because that means that I am just one step closer to launching the book and one step closer to starting up my publishing company and building it from the bottom up. I’m so excited about that! But what I want to create a stronger presence online to connect with you, my readers[…] Continue reading “Nia Dragin Books | On My Mind #1”

Weekly Reading List #39

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone is having a great week. I’m doing good, hanging in there, less than 40 days left for school. I’m pretty happy; nothing has stressed me out yet. I have to register for classes on Monday, that means I am going to have to wake up obscenely early (yes, waking up at 6 am is obscene) and then register and then pass back out, if I can. I’m looking forward to my class selection, it’s all about me starting my FINAL semester at Emerson College, woo!

But anyway, here is my weekly reading list. As always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading! Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #39”

Weekly Reading List #38

By Cynthia Ayala

Hello there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a great week. All in all, things are good. I’ve already started packing to go back home to Florida. I’m gonna need a second job this summer. I applied at Barnes and Noble and I’m really praying here to work there in the summer, Monday – Wednesday, 9 – 5. That would be perfect, absolutely perfect. I would work there, stocking books, marveling at them, taking extra good care of them, and then I could go home, spend time with my mom and my kitties before heading to my bf’s apartment because he lives closer and drives by there on his way to work. It would certainly be better than waking up obscenely early to catch the bus for an hour long ride. I’m being hopeful here, I could so use that job because I hate how low my account has gotten. Oh money. Living off campus is so expensive, but I’m being hopeful.

Anyway, it was a nice week and it went by really quick. Wow, I only have a month left in school. Insane! Anyway here is my reading list that will keep me sane. All synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading. Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #38”

A Devilishly Good Read | Review of ‘A Demon Bound’ (Imp #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

A Demon Bound (Imp #1) by Debra Dunbar
CreateSpace Publishing
Image Credit: Goodreads

Samantha Martin is not your average neighbor, she’s an imp from Hel, enjoying a nice extended vacation as she pretends to be a human. She has a job, drinks beer, plays pranks on humans and hits on her hot neighbor. For Samantha, it’s the perfect vacation, so long as she continues to hide from the Angels who will execute her on site. But now she has been blackmailed by the local werewolf pack to hunt down someone who is killing them: an angel, her nightmare.

Published on July 17th by CreateSpace, A Demon Bound by Debra Dunbar is an urban fantasy tale that brings makes a demon a comical anti-(reluctant)hero.
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Weekly Reading List #32

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. I am. Sure, I’m a little stressed because I have a paper due this week, a one page report on an Editor of my choosing due Friday and an annotated bibliography that is due Wednesday that is also part of my final project, but I’m still in a great mood because not only has my fiance got a new job, he’s going to be coming to visit me soon! That makes me very happy.

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Weekly Reading List #31

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. It’s funny, every Saturday I get home from work, I play with my kitten and then I pass out for a few hours. I’m just so tired after work, school and the gym, and I guess taking care of my kitten leaves me a little exhausted as well. So far, my life has been pretty good. Schools going well and I’m already in my 4th week, just 10 more to go. It seems so long and yet so short of a time span.
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