“The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

91AGRKR1HTL-174x131“The House of Shattered Wings” takes the historical novel into new territory, combining angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a fascinating mystery story. […] Continue reading ““The House of Shattered Wings” Is Historical Fiction With a Divine Twist (Dominion of the Fallen #1) – Emertainment Monthly”

Historical Fiction with a Divine Twist | Review of ‘The House of Shattered Wings’ (Dominion of the Fallen #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Roc

Paris has survived the Great Houses War, a War created by the Fallen Angels and their houses. Their blood and their essence has polluted the air. While the citizens continue to live on and fight for survival among their ailing country the war of politics continues on. Something from the past has come to undo House Silverspires, once the leader of the power games now a house in disarray. Something in the shadows is stalking them and killing innocents who come and go. But there are three people who might be able to save it: a naive and powerful fallen angel, an alchemist with a terrible addiction and a seemingly young man from the Far East. But are they powerful enough to undo the sins of the father?

Published August 18, 2015 by Roc, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard takes mystery into new territory dealing with angelic mythology and urban fantasy to make a very interesting novel.
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An Imaginative & Cohesive Novel | Review of ‘Wolf Pact’ (Wolf Pact, #1-4)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz
Disney Hyperion

Bliss Llewellyn has come far, finally escaping the clutches of her father, Lucifer himself. But her task to help the Blue Bloods is far from over. She may not be a Vampire anymore, but those gifts haven’t left her and her mother, the fallen angel Gabrielle, has given her a task: finds the werewolves, find the hounds that once guarded time and bring them to the fight against Lucifer and his silver bloods. It’s a task easier said than done.

Melissa de la Cruz has brought in a new chapter in her New York Times bestselling Blue Bloods series, one that follows Bliss Llewellyn as she makes her journey in search of the Hellhounds. Published on January 15, 2013 by Disney Hyperion, the novel takes one of the more underrated characters within the Blue Bloods series, and finally gives her life…or at least tries to.
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Success! Making My Way into Publishing

A few months ago, I published my first novel Blood Hunger on the Kindle and Nook eBook stores. I also printed copies due to a surprising amount of support and word of mouth and have sold a little over a hundred copies. Not a lot in the publishing world, but for me, a self-publisher, that is enough for me. Now that I am back in college, I have continued to learn about marketing and publicizing my novel, learning the ways of the amazing InDesign and self-publishing business.
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Time changes all | Cyn’s Book Review of Passion (Fallen, #3)

The third novel in the Fallen series, Passion finally brings back the spark that was lacking in Torment (Fallen, #2).

Picking up where the last book left off, Lucida is traveling through Announcers, shadows that watch and capture life-like a camera. However, for Lucinda, they serve as portals through time. Her goal: to discover the ins and outs of the curse that keeps her from Daniel and life. Continue reading Time changes all | Cyn’s Book Review of Passion (Fallen, #3)