An Interview with Zoraida Córdova

Cyn’s Workshop interviews Zoraida Córdova today and talks about her Brooklyn Brujas series and her new novel Incendiary. Continue reading An Interview with Zoraida Córdova

A Decent Evolution of Story | Review of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

By Cynthia Ayala

Underworld: Blood Wars starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies & Charles Dance
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Image Credit: IMDB

“Vampire death dealer, Selene fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.”

—IMDB

Underworld: Blood Wars is the fifth film in the franchise and while it’s better than it’s predecessor, the film, while enjoyable, is not without faults. The story isn’t the element of the film that suffers. It’s a solid story, but the problem lies with the franchise. In Awakening, humans discovered that Vampires and werewolves were real. Yet in this film it’s almost like that never happened. Let’s rephrase, it’s like it didn’t happen at all. It’s hard to reconcile that with this film that does tie directly to it. Discovery is inevitable considering that Alexander Corvinus was the one who cleaned up all the messes and kept their existence secret, as established in Evolution, but the film seems to have moved past those elements and went back to the beginning, to forget about humans altogether and focus on what made the series so strong to begin with: the war between Lycans and Vampires.
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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”

A Mature & Stand Out Novel | Review of ‘The Fiery Heart’ (Bloodlines, #4) – Emertainment Montly

Sydney Sage has admitted what is in her heart: that she is in love with vampire Adrian Ivashkov. But as an Alchemist, she is supposed to loathe them, fear them and protect the human world from them and their vampire secrets. Continue reading A Mature & Stand Out Novel | Review of ‘The Fiery Heart’ (Bloodlines, #4) – Emertainment Montly

A Mature & Stand Out Novel | Review of ‘The Fiery Heart’ (Bloodlines, #4)

By: Cynthia Ayala

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead Penguin Group

Sydney Sage has admitted what is in her heart: that she is in love with vampire Adrian Ivashkov. But as an Alchemist, she is supposed to loathe them, fear them and protect the human world from them and their vampire secrets. And with the arrival of her sister Zoe, her struggles only increase. Not only is Sydney fraternizing with a vampire, she is friends with others while trying to harness her profound magical ability which undermines everything she was raised to defend.

A fiery heart indeed. Published November 19, 2013 by Penguin Group, The Fiery Heart by New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead is the fourth book in her young adult paranormal/fantasy Bloodlines series that follows Sydney Sage and Adrian Ivashkov on their journey of self-discovery and love.
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What Hides Behind the Blue-Blooded Fangs?: “Bloody Valentine” Review (Blue Bloods, #7) | Emertainment Monthly

By: Cynthia Ayala ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer  Melissa de la Cruz’s Bloody Valentine is a Blue Bloods novella published on December 28, 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. The book is compiled together from three separate stories, all of which share matters of the heart as the common theme, allowing young adult readers to delve into mystery, urban fantasy, and above all, paranormal ro[…] Full review here: http://emertainmentmonthly.com/2014/02/27/what-hides-behind-the-blue-blooded-fangs-bloody-valentine-review-blue-bloods-5-5/ Continue reading What Hides Behind the Blue-Blooded Fangs?: “Bloody Valentine” Review (Blue Bloods, #7) | Emertainment Monthly

The People’s Will (The Danilov Quintet, #4) | Book Review

By: Jasper Kent Published: May 23, 2013 Publisher: Bantam Press Series: The Danilov Quintet Genre: Horror, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Part historical adventure, part vampire thriller, The People’s Will is the fourth installment of the Danilov Quintet. The year is 1881 and the Tsar Aleksandr II’s steps towards liberty have made the people more hungry for more, and that includes the death of the dictator. And … Continue reading The People’s Will (The Danilov Quintet, #4) | Book Review

Captured (The Captive Series: Book 1)

By: Erica Stevens Published: May 29, 2012 Publisher: Gilmour-Cox Series: The Captive Series, #1 Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Dystopian Futuristic Arianna is a child of the rebellion in a dystopian future, where Vampires rule and Humans are rebels, servants, or worse, Blood Slaves.  Captured on routine hunting trip, an auction is all that separates Aria from life as a Blood Slave or … Continue reading Captured (The Captive Series: Book 1)