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Cristina M. Sburlea

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I was born in the city of Constanta, Romania. As I went through childhood and adolescence, the vastness of the Black Sea had a strange but enjoyable effect on my imagination. The immense body of water opened gates to infinite possibilities and thousands of characters and adventures unfolded before my eyes.

I then traveled, studied, and worked in quite a few different countries on two continents and this allowed me to enjoy, learn about, and immerse myself in new cultures. But, instead of quenching my thirst for novelty and everything different than what I grew accustomed to, I was left wanting more. For this reason and the fact that I come from quite a multicultural family, I tend to write stories with characters from all over Earth so, if y

"Maeneas, clenching his fist close to his neck and letting tears flow onto his sun kissed cheeks: Mindless beasts, mindless bodies roamed, scourged the Earth, and then they killed in the beauty of their churches. White Watchers they were called. Beautiful, majestic ravens with eyes like holes, pure, silky feathers of white, and claws of death came from the sky like thunders. They floated above... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.40 · 146 ratings · 33 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Titans, Humans, and the Beasts
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In Roman Times: Empires and...
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19/21 (300 Years Of Sin, #1)
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Age Of Extinction (300 Year...
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Follow me! Follow me down!
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“If I am going to be a monster, the least I could do is be well fed!”
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“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.”
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“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 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.”
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“I am ancient. I am dust held together by moonlight.”
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“Fear is the most insidious of weaknesses. You must learn to raze it from your soul, or risk defeat in all you do.”
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Crystal Starr Light You are very welcome - thank YOU for the request :)

Patricia BookExhibitionism 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 BookExhibitionism 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!

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

Kay (Darlenella) Happy New Year!!~~

Scarlet no problem! You too (:

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Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.

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 Angell ❤❤ 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 Angell ❤❤ 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?

Ariana 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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