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Cynthia Fridsma

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Philip K. Dick, Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, Stephen King

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As far as back as I can remember I’ve been listening to exciting stories told by my mother. Her stories have been everything to me. I grew up reading books from Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K. Dick.

It was my mother who inspired me to start writing—and telling—my own stories.

After a handicap that happened to me in 2014—I have a tremor in my right hand, numbness in the fingers and pain in my wrist—I wrote my first book “Hotel of Death: the chosen one.” It was a fun-to-do project and so started my writing career.

Besides writing, I play guitar once a while, in Jimi Hendrix style.

I live with my husband and two pet bunnies in Amsterdam.

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Cynthia Fridsma Hey Ravi, I'm sorry for my late reaction but yes, I also compose music on my guitar. But I also like to play songs from various artists like Heather N…moreHey Ravi, I'm sorry for my late reaction but yes, I also compose music on my guitar. But I also like to play songs from various artists like Heather Nova, Jimi Hendrix, Gene Vincent etc. ;-)(less)
Cynthia Fridsma I simply stop trying to write. I take my guitar and play for a while, or I go for a walk. After I've a fresh mind, I read what I wrote so far and then…moreI simply stop trying to write. I take my guitar and play for a while, or I go for a walk. After I've a fresh mind, I read what I wrote so far and then the words popped in my head to write a new chapter or to end the story.(less)
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Second novel

I'm currently working on my second novel titled: Hotel of Death: the black widow.
The story takes place during the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013.
I've now 39,964 words, approx. 70,000 words to go...


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Hotel of Death: the chosen one (Horror)
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Description: Richard McKenna is the renowned author of two bestsellers, but now he is suffering from writer's block. However, he must write his book within three weeks, if he is to marry beautiful Glory Maryland. Unfortunately, Glory's husband wants to prevent this and starts a cat and mouse game of life and death. In order to survive Richard flees to Boston, but he discovers his life is still at stake when an assassin waits for him in his hotel room. Saved by the feds, he discovers that one of them is a vampire and they seem to have their own agenda. They claim to help him, but can they be trusted? Or are the using him for their own purposes? And since when can any vampire be trusted? More importantly: will he survive? And what is all this talk about an ancient curse and the book of the dead?
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A truly wonderful read! What beings as a simple missing person/murder mystery turns into something far more complex that will truly shock readers. A blend of classic murder mysteries with sci-fi and government conspiracies, the story takes " Read more of this review »
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“Dr. Reeves stopped her and explained it was for the best if she stayed in bed. She refused to listen and pulled the IV out of her wrist. “The only thing I need”—she tugged at his lab coat—“Dr. Reeves, is blood. I’m a vampire!” She let go of him and bared her teeth. Jack immediately pulled his gun and pushed it under her chin.”
Cynthia Fridsma, Volume 3: Code Orange

“In 1775, Sybil stood in the garden when she noticed McPierson walking toward her. Her heart missed a beat while she glanced at the hard features of his face. The dark whiskers, his square face, and gray eyes caused her to get goosebumps all over her body. “You will be my wife,” he smiled. Sybil didn’t say a word while he embraced and kissed her. “You and I are going to be so happy,” he promised, and stroked her hair. “You’ll be mine forever, tonight!” Sybil clenched her jaw while he let go of her and walked away from her to talk to her father, who stood in the doorway of the house. Then a sound caught her attention.”
Cynthia Fridsma, Volume 5: The End Game

“The vampire took his advantage and jumped on top of him. His teeth came dangerously close, and Harry could smell his foul breath. It had the distinctive smell of a corpse in an advanced state of decomposition. “You ever heard of brushing your teeth? I suppose you never have to go to the dentist, either?” Harry taunted in disgust while he tried to push his head away with both his hands.”
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“With a sigh, she glanced at her face in the mirror and opened her mouth to glare at her fangs. In the movies, vampires can withdraw their fangs but in reality, they can’t. Reluctantly, she took the pincer that was near the faucet. Her hand trembled as she closed the pincer on her fang—CRACK!”
Cynthia Fridsma, Volume 1: The Attack

“I think I saw your father! He was there in the attic, telling me that you shouldn’t destroy the book because it will end your life, and mine”—Catherine took a deep breath—“I saw his fangs. Your father, my great-grandfather, is a vampire!”
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“After the events of 9/11, a division of the United States Central Intelligence Agency established the ATU—Anti-Terrorism Unit—for operations that include high-threat military or covert operations to protect America from the threat of terrorism. The ATU has a branch in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. The head of the ATU branch in Boston is Jack Hunter.”
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“a fire ripped through a tower building, sending panicked residents fleeing from the inferno. Firefighters were doing their best to extinguish the fire. Debris clattered down while flames shoot up the sides of the tower.”
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“Just too bad that he was able to download a report from the file server. He leaked it to WikiLeaks. The report concerned the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. A group of Islamic terrorists set the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, on fire. During the assault were four people killed. Among the victims was the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. There was not much she could do about it since she couldn’t hack the WikiLeaks website. She knew that WikiLeaks architect, Julian Assange was still at large. Even though U.S. officials began investigating Assange with a view to prosecuting him under the Espionage Act of 1917 since November 2010.”
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