Cristina Isabel

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Cristina Isabel was born in Miami, Florida and is very proud of her Hispanic heritage. She enjoys expressing herself through the written word, and from the age of 11, has been passionate about writing. Her favorite genres are horror and dark fantasy, however, she also likes comics, graphic novels, science fiction, young adult and poetry. Cristina is author to the poetry collections, Break the Chains, Be Freed Within and Love and All Its Condiments & the horror novelette, A Sudden Terror (Volume One), while pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Broward College. She is also a beta reader, book reviewer and a member of the Horror Writer's Association. Cristina's other interests are attending writing conferences, going to the mo ...more

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Cristina Isabel Thank you Virginia for your question. I am currently working on a Young Adult Fantasy series titled, Graffiti, which is almost done. It is about a…moreThank you Virginia for your question. I am currently working on a Young Adult Fantasy series titled, Graffiti, which is almost done. It is about a young girl named Isola who struggles with her identity until she meets a boy with the same abilities. Isola has the ability to make things beautiful with her fingertips but she also has an internal conflict that causes her to react in self defense that can be destructive. I also have a Dark Fantasy/Horror poetry and prose collection titled, The Laughing Suns and a few more small projects along the way! (less)
Cristina Isabel I can't say I've actually dealt with writer's block. I always seem to have a constant flow of ideas for stories and characters. I can come up with the…moreI can't say I've actually dealt with writer's block. I always seem to have a constant flow of ideas for stories and characters. I can come up with the title, characters, chapter titles, settings, etc. It's finding the time to put all of it together and write. (less)
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Poetry is Not Dead Release!

The paperback version of Poetry is Not Dead is now available!

You can pre-order the kindle version for just $2.99 (Available January 21, 2020)

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“I pressed my head against his chest and breathed.
Nothing else mattered. Nothing else existed. For the time being.
I was finally where I had waited long enough to be, in his arms.
He stroked my hair and gave kisses to my forehead.
Love had definitely found us and tied us in a bow.”
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“I've become my own solution. I believe in me now.”
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“We're both drowning
in our rotten shells.
I look to you for comfort,
but your hand is already pushing my head down.”
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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.”
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“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
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Cristina Isabel Free paperback, MOBI, or PDF versions of Beat your Heart Out and Poetry is Not Dead in exchange for honest reviews. :) You can contact me directly if interested.

Thank you for your support! :)

Cristina Isabel Beat your Heart Out

Looking for reviewers!!! Offering a PDF in exchange for an honest reivew. (Free paperback after review is posted)

Cristina Isabel 22 spots left for showcasing Women In Horror Month posts :-) Message me for more details if you would like to participate.

Cristina Isabel PDF's, Mobi and Epub formats now available for all books :)

Yes, I'm still looking for reviewers, so please feel free to let me know if you are interested. :)

Thank you in advance for your support and consideration.

Cristina Isabel A Sudden Terror (Volume 2) is now complete.

Release Date: October 15th, 2019

Reviewers wanted!!! (PDFs available)

***FREE PAPERBACK to all reviewers as a Thank you!!!***

Cristina Isabel ...on a comic book reading binge! Looking for more!!!! ;)

Cristina Isabel A Sudden Terror is due to be released October 26, 2016, just in time for Halloween. But....I am willing to give a PDF file to anyone who is willing to read and review it. Those who are willing to read and review it will receive the paperback version, when it's published, FREE, as a Thank you!

Cristina Isabel Sorry I'm late. Giveaway is now open :)

15 signed copies + bookmark

Good Luck!


Cristina Isabel Be on the lookout for one more giveaway for Break the Chains, Be Freed Within, to celebrate its 2yr. Anniversary. :)

Cristina Isabel Happy New Year!!

This year will be an even better one as countdown to my young adult, Graffiti, begins and will be published in March!!!

Giveaways to come soon of course! ;-)

Cristina Isabel Graffiti, my first completed and written young adult fantasy will be released next march!! I am super excited to start launching book trailers and goodies coming soon! Stay Tuned!

Cristina Isabel In 2 more days you will get the chance to enter the Break the Chains, Be Freed Within giveaway!!

Cristina Isabel New website, please feel free to check it out :) -->

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Cristina Isabel There are 3 short stories featured in my short story collection, A Sudden Terror: No Eyes, Highly Alarming and Panicked Heartbeats. I have given a short description of what each story entails. There is a poll up to vote "Terror" on which one you would likely to read first. GO VOTE TERROR now! -->

Cristina Isabel 11,382 words later and A Sudden Terror is complete!

Cristina Isabel Here's a thought. Most people ask what inspires you to write? For me, it will always be the experiences I gain and the lessons I learn. Though never in the moment do I gain either of those two. It's always after seeing the bigger picture and truly understanding the purpose of my trials and tribulations. On 9/7/14 I was inspired to write my first young adult series, Graffiti. Now, with only 5 chapters left I continue to feel inspired to write a story that deals with that very same thing. Filled with romance, trials and tribulations and magic anything is possible!

Cristina Isabel CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of my Break the Chains, Be Freed Within giveaway!!!

Cristina Isabel ***CALLING ALL BREAK THE CHAINS FANS*** If you have purchased my poetry book, Break the Chains, Be Freed Within I am now taking submissions for pictures of you and my poetry book. I would like to thank my fans for the support. On my website there is a tab called Break the Chains Fans where I will post your picture. Please send your submissions to

Thank you!!

Cristina Isabel ***Don't forget to Enter in the Break the Chains, Be Freed Within Giveaway for your chance to win a signed copy and a bookmark***

Cristina Isabel Super excited about contributing to Dreams from the Witch House: Women of Lovecraft campaign.

Cristina Isabel Congratulations to the winners of the Break the Chains, Be Freed Within giveaway!!! 450 requests and 5 winners. STAY TUNED for another giveaway coming in March!

Cristina Isabel Reviews will be posted today :)

Cristina Isabel Reviews coming up: The Darkness Within Saga: Sins of the Past Prologue by J.D. Franx, 8 Lessons for Young Poets by Sherwin W. Howard, The Legend of Nikolis Kolbe: Patron Saint of Junkies by Richard O'Connell & Redemption by Andi O' Conner. (Coming Soon)

Cristina Isabel Also, if you haven't checked it out my review for Mr. Mercedes has been posted :)

Cristina Isabel I'm trying to find a book in the horror section that is going to scare the living daylights out of me! Suggestions?? :-)

Cristina Isabel Finally my review of The Forbidden by F.R.Tallis has been posted!

Cristina Isabel Currently working on my review for The Forbidden! Stay Tuned! :)

Cristina Isabel I have added a new tab called "Writer's Reviews" on my website. This will be another featured place where I will post my reviews from books won here or books I am currently reviewing for others. It is still currently being worked on but the first 5 listed have links to Amazon and the first 2 have reviews! You can check it out @ :)

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Cristina Isabel Got more books in the mail today!! Can never have enough books! The Forbidden ANDNowhere to Goa: Bhang Lassis, Rickshaws, and Holy Cows!

Cristina Isabel Shelley CoriellThe Broken BOOK REVIEW: This was my first romantic suspense that I have ever read, and I have to say I have come to appreciate this genre. I knew what was going on and I was sitting on the edge of my seat as I turned the pages! Definitely a must read from start to finish. But to consider what Kate Johnson had to undergo in this mind gripping suspense with being stabbed several times from a familiar source yet still finding time to fit in a love interest...Well, it is simply romantic! Not to mention the talented, handsome Agent Reed! After all, what goes better with crime, then a little spice of romance??

Cristina Isabel Disposition of Remains Just received my third win in the mail!!! I love being surrounded by books of all different genres.

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Cristina Isabel Sinful RelationsI received my copy of Sinful Relations and I cannot wait to read it! Thank-you K.A. Standen for giving me the opportunity to read something new!

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Cristina Isabel The BrokenI won my first ARC of Shelley Coriell's The Broken.

Cristina Isabel In reading Christopher Buehlman's, The Necromancer's House, it inspired me to write the prelude for my first fiction, The Dark Wins, Sometimes. Which will be posted on my website, very soon!

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