Cristina M. Sburlea

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February 04, 1988




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Founder of SapiensZ (former Minds Without Frontiers), child of the Black Sea, traveler and student of the world, addicted to novelty and discovery.

I tend to write stories with characters from all over Earth because I had the immense luck to travel, study and work all over it so my characters tend to be multicultural too. I also write about science.

I have an education in political science (major), philosophy (minor), religious conflict studies, and human rights. I did religious armed conflict research before starting to write fantasy, but I now realize I lacked far too much knowledge to truly do something important in that field at that age. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I truly know of the world. I am a histor

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You are ignorant sir. You are ignorant and your ignorance is saddening. How can one believe in the things you do? How can one be so blind to the beauty this world bestows on us? Behold the remarkable in a grain of sand. Behold the amazing in a leaf. Look at the colors of the rainbow. Stare into the eyes of a child. Run barefoot through the grass. Stare at the moon and stars! Watch the sunset. M... Read more of this blog post »
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Titans, Humans, and the Beasts

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19/21 (300 Years Of Sin, #1)

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Follow me! Follow me down!

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The story of little Paulo

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"I'm kind of shell-shocked. The squishy Liberal views that have, up to now, dominated my concepts about immigration, multiculturalism, integration, Islam, the burqa, and a live-and-let-live philosophy, have all been shaken and stirred beyond recogn..." Read more of this review »
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“If I am going to be a monster, the least I could do is be well fed!”
Cristina M. Sburlea, 19/21

“Elijah: You are a dangerous woman.

Valeria: You do not know the half of it, but I suppose you are not one to always dabble in safe waters either. So, do you still want to work with me?

Elijah: It will be my pleasure.

Valeria: Is there anything I need to know about you?

Elijah: No!

Valeria: That is a lie.

Elijah: Is there anything I need to know about you?

Valeria: No!

Elijah: That is also a lie.

Valeria, smiling: Then we are a pair of liars.”
Cristina M. Sburlea, In Roman Times: Empires and Madness

“It made the woman feel like a thousand seas had come together from all worlds, like faraway lands had been bridged together, and the vastness of the known and the unknown were somehow easier to comprehend.”
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“I am afraid that she is a coquette, for she is always flirting with the wind.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince

“Before Isabel could read, she loved books.”
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“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

“I am ancient. I am dust held together by moonlight.”
Steven E. Wedel, Shara

“Fear is the most insidious of weaknesses. You must learn to raze it from your soul, or risk defeat in all you do.”
Courtney Schafer, The Tainted City

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Orient Thank you for the friendvite :)

Crystal Starr Light You are very welcome - thank YOU for the request :)

Patricia AAH I just wanna smooch you! (But I'm sick and I don't have any cookie currency right now, so..) Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I'll reply to the rest in a few days when I feel like my head's not exploding anymore. (I'm so optimistic today, too. Wow. :'D)

Anetheron Hi there, thank you for friending me!! :)

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Nay Denise The Perks of Being a Wallflower was an okay book to me. I'm stuck btwn giving it 3 and 4 stars. I would say watch the movie instead of reading the book. It wasn't that good in my opinion, but watch the movie first -- much more enjoyable and still sticks to the book. Just skips some of the boring entries in the book :)

Patricia AAAH, I swear to God, your comment brightened my day soo much. (Which is a real feat - I just read what felt like 3k of homophobic comments about the German soccer player who had his coming out this week, and I just wanted to punch people.)

So, thank you very much for taking the time to read my post, and bless you for stopping by to tell me you agree! <3 (Also, NOO! Was this planned? Because knowing that you agree on this makes me NEED to read your books SO badly. Not sure if I should include a sad or a smiling face here. :(: Both.)

/off to buy CoDaL

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Nay Denise You're welcome! Have a great year as well!

message 9: by Exina

Exina Thank you too, and I wish you a Happy New Year! :)

message 8: by Kay

Kay Happy New Year!!~~

message 7: by Shep

Shep no problem! You too (:

Isabel M.C. wrote: "Hi Isabel, I see you are from Portugal. I visited Lisbon and I had a great time there, the architecture is gorgeous and the food is yummy :). thank you for accepting my friend request."

Hi! I'm glad you enjoyed my country! I'm from Oporto but I agree with you, Lisbon is a beautiful city! It is very nice to meet you ;)

Sarah ❤ M.C. wrote: "hi, if you say u want both, if you are among the 2 winners, it will be up to me to decide. good luck :). I am a very new author and it makes me giggle just like a kid whenever someone says it will ..."

okay thank you! and I can't wait to read your books!

Sarah ❤ M.C. wrote: "hi, thank you for accepting my friend invite :D. Maybe you will want to check out my giveaway (goes in a corner and giggles..). On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled..."

I definitely want to sign up! Can I put down that I want both, or do I have to choose one?

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Ari M.C. wrote: "Hi Ariana, you have a gorgeous name. Thanks for accepting my friend request. Vad ca esti din Brasov, eu sunt din Constanta, doar k nu mai locuiesc in Romania d cativa ani, acum sunt putin cam nomad..."

Thanks for the invite, both on GR and the FB giveaway.
I'll check now to see what your stories are about.

Have fun with the giveaway and see you around!

PS: Din toate locurile pe unde te-ai plimbat care ti-a placut cel mai mult? Desi sunt convinsa ca fiecare loc are farmecul lui si e greu sa decizi asupra unuia singur ;))

Cristina Sburlea Ronyell wrote: "Hey M.C! Thanks for the friend invite!!!"

thank you for accepting :)

Ronyell Hey M.C! Thanks for the friend invite!!!

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