member since July 25, 2015


My name is Cynthia Ayala and I have loved the written word since I was a child. As an aspiring novelist, publisher and critic, I take reading very seriously. It's not just a hobby, it's my passion in life. That's why I study creative writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College in Boston, MA.

What can I say, I love to read.


  • Werewolves & Shifters (Paranormal (Romance (Fiction)))
  • Witches & Wizards (Paranormal (Romance (Fiction)))
  • Dystopian (Science Fiction (Fiction))
  • Fairy Tales (Children's Fiction (Fiction))
  • Dark Fantasy (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Paranormal (Romance (Fiction))
  • Fairy Tales (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Teen & Young Adult (Fiction)
  • Fiction
  • Ghosts (Paranormal (Romance (Fiction)))
  • Vampires (Paranormal (Romance (Fiction)))
  • Science Fiction (Fiction)
  • Romance (Fiction)
  • Action & Adventure (Fiction)
  • Paranormal (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Children's Fiction (Fiction)
  • Fantasy (Fiction)


  • Virtual Reality (Science Fiction (Fiction))
  • Space Colonies (Science Fiction (Fiction))
  • Apocalyptic Themes (Science Fiction (Fiction))
  • Time Travel (Science Fiction (Fiction))
  • Shapeshifting & Changing (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Time Travel (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Spells & Magic (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Paranormal Happenings (Fantasy (Fiction))
  • Secret Royalty (Fantasy (Fiction))


  • Paranormal Heroes & Villains (Action & Adventure (Fiction))
  • Vampires (Romance (Fiction))
  • Wizards (Fiction)
  • Gods & Goddesses (Fiction)
  • Elves & Fae (Fiction)
  • Dragons (Fiction)


  • Medieval World (Fiction)
  • Dungeons & Prisons (Romance (Fiction))
  • Steampunk World (Fiction)
  • Space & New Worlds (Fiction)
  • Cyberpunk (Science Fiction (Fiction))
  • High Fantasy (Fiction)
  • Low Fantasy (Fiction)
  • Apocalyptic (Fiction)
  • Post-Apocalyptic (Fiction)
  • Dystopia (Fiction)
  • Post Apocalyptic (Science Fiction (Fiction))

The Maenad of Manhattan

A Disappointed to Mythology

By Cynthia Ayala The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon Smashwords The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon Smashwords Ancient Greece is long gone, their popularity dwindling, the Old Gods have scattered around the globe, their power fading. But, luckily for Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, she remains ...

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A Novel Where Hope Comes to Thrive

Published December 21, 2014 by Smashwords, Wolfen by Alianne Donnelly is a dystopian young adult novel about the world gone to hell by the hubris of man. Alianne Donnelly has put together a very thoughtful post-apocalyptic novel. This novel doesn’t lose readers in a world that they may be unfamiliar ...

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The Children of Darkness

An Interesting Story That Struggles with Character Dynamics

Published on June 22, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC, The Children of Darkness by David Litwack is a young adult dystopian novel about a trio of friends who face unbelievable odds while retaining their friendship. This novel had a very good start but there something lacking within the characterization between ...

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The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky

Tediously Slow & Bland

There are two major problems with this novel: pace and characterization. First off, it was a well-written novel. The sentences flow, they were constructed well and brought the scenes to life, but it wasn’t beautiful enough to really draw in the language. Given the cover, the writers’ language could have ...

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Mind of the Phoenix

An Intoxicating Supernatural Murder Mystery

Published on September 28, 2015 by Penner Publishing, Jamie McLachlan brings to life an exciting romance novel in Mind of the Phoenix, a novel of mystery in supernatural threads. The story, set in an alternate world in the 1800’s makes it not only historical fiction but also and an alternate ...

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A First Person Win | Review of ‘Shifters’ (Shifters #1)

So the basis of this story is not terribly unique: kids from a foreign land are relocated to save them from death. Even the fact that they are aliens doesn't make it unique or the fact that there is a prophecy that forces their emigration. These various elements are in ...

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The Stuff of Stars

Existential but Dull

Published November 30, 2015, by Evolved Publishing LLC, The Stuff of Stars by David Litwack is the second novel in his young adult fiction Seekers series. This is an existential novel, the problem is it’s the same as the previous one. That’s not to say that it is an exact ...

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Dog with a Bone (Black Dog, Book 1)

Short & Sweet

Not half bad. Hailey Edwards has brought readers a short and sweet novel. However, the argument could be said that the story is a little too short. Running at about 184 pages the book is very compacted together, delivering a very solid story about a girl who has chosen a ...

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Ordinaries: Shifters Book II

A Fast Pace Action Story | Review of ‘Ordinaries’ (Shifters #2)

Published on October 24, 2014, by Pershing Books, Ordinaries by Douglas Pershing and Angelia Pershing, the second novel in the Shifters series takes invasion lit in another direction when the tables are turned in this action packed sequel. Picking up where the previous novel, Shifters, left off, the Ordinaries follows ...

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The Unraveling

Brilliant Expansion | Review of ‘The Unraveling’ (Wonderland #2)

One year ago Cadence fell into Wonderland. But she wasn’t able to stay, her heart torn between her love and the love of her family. Now her sister, Melody, has fallen into the hole, and Candence uses the opportunity to chase after her, hoping to find Gareth along the way. ...

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