Cinta Garcia de la Rosa

Biography

Cinta Garcia de la Rosa is a Spanish writer who has loved the written word since she discovered she was able to read books at age 5. Since then, she has become a bookworm and reads around 100 books every year. She also writes, every day, compulsively, even in the middle of the night. You cannot control when inspiration hits you, can you? She writes in English because she is convinced that in a previous life she was British, so writing in English feels more natural to her than writing in her native language. Yes, she is crazy like that. She now spends her time between Spain and Phoenix, Arizona, which is great because the long flights let her catch up with her long list of books to read. Cinta Garcia is the author of "The Funny Adventures of Little Nani", a collection of short stories for children, "A Foreigner in London", a short story published on the anthology “Blessings from the Darkness”, and "Never Again", a chilling short story included in the anthology of scary stories titled "Satan's Holiday" and written under her pen name, Rosa Storm.

Smashwords Interview

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I have always wanted to be a writer. Since I was very small, my head was always full of stories, maybe due to my compulsive habit of reading books. I have written stories and kept journals since I learnt to write, and I won a contest when I was 8. I wrote a story about the importance of taking care of the environment and I won. The prize was a collection of classic books and a desk. I have never stopped writing since then.
What has been the most difficult part about being a writer?
I think the most difficult part is when people undervalue what you do. I mean, when you spend nights without sleeping because you want to finish a story, you tell your friends, and they look at you in a pitiful way, you feel kind of depressed. The most difficult part about being a writer for me is to acknowledge that I have a talent for writing and to understand that I shouldn’t listen people who say writing is not a real job. And then formatting. Formatting is a pain.
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The Funny Adventures of Little Nani
Little Nani is a little girl who likes helping people. However, she will create much havoc when she tries to do magic with her magic wand. Will she manage to become a witch? Join her in her adventures and meet her extraordinary friends.

Books

Little Nani Meets Pandi
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Series: Little Nani, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #9 A sunny day, lots of food, a lovely picnic, the forest, the river, and friends... what could go wrong? Well, Little Nani and her magic wand seem to be always in the middle of some chaotic situation. Read this story to know what happens when their picnic is interrupted by an argument. Don't forget to draw the illustrations!
Little Nani and the Double-Faced Boy
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Series: Little Nani, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #8 One of Little Nani's pet peeves is when people lie... especially if they are telling lies about her. In this story we get to know Witty Guy, a boy who is not very nice. What will happen to him when Little Nani confronts him? We all know that she can do unexpected things with her magic wand. Enjoy this story and the drawing of the illustrations!
Little Nani Meets Captain Bendy Leg
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Series: Little Nani, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #7 Little Nani has lots of friends, but lots of them are animals. In this story we get to know Cutie Danny, who has a special wish. When Little Nani tries to help him to fulfill that wish... well, the results are not the expected ones. Enjoy reading a new funny adventure and drawing the illustrations.
Little Nani and the Wicked Robot
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Series: Little Nani, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #6 Little Nani couldn't imagine that spending the day playing in the cornfield would turn into an eventful day. She meets a special friend and we learn about how to look after the environment. Don't miss a new adventure, and enjoy drawing the illustrations!
Little Nani and the Ghostly Bookworm
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Series: Little Nani, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Horse needs more books, so Little Nani has to go to their local bookshop. There she will get a surprise, since the owner of the bookshop is not what you would expect. What will happen? Will Little Nani be able to solve the problem this person has?
Little Nani and the Penguins
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Series: Little Nani, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #4 When Little Nani discovers the snow for the first time, she cannot be more excited. While going for a ride in the snow with one of her ostriches, she will meet a grumpy farmer and his chickens. What will happen when they meet? Read this funny adventure to discover the ending.
Little Nani and the Caffeine-Addicted Zombie
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Series: Little Nani, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #3 Little Nani is very surprised one morning to hear a lot of noises coming from her kitchen. What will she find there? Her surprise is really big when she discovers there is a Zombie in her kitchen! What will happen?
Little Nani Meets Thunder
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Series: Little Nani, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The Funny Adventures of Little Nani #2 Little Nani will meet a new friend in this funny adventure, Thunder. What's special about Thunder? He is a turtle. But he is not an ordinary turtle... he is the fastest turtle in the world! What will happen when he meets Little Nani?
Little Nani and Some Unexpected Events
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Series: Little Nani, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Little Nani discovers in her first adventure that unexpected things can happen when you haven't done everything you were supposed to do. Funny adventure, the first in a series of ten, that will make you laugh, being suitable both for children and children-at-heart.
A Foreigner in London
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
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How would you feel if you are in a foreign country and have to deal with loneliness and lack of confidence? This heartfelt short story takes you on an emotional trip through those feelings. Are you ready for the ride?

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Smashwords book reviews by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa

  • The-Adonis on Nov. 27, 2012

    Another hot story by Charity Parkerson. She really knows how to create steamy situations without making the reader think that the story is vulgar, as I have seen in other erotica stories by many other authors, unfortunately. Really interesting how things can turn up when you find people from your past in your way. The results can be unexpected. Very enjoyable story, although at some point I thought the story was rushed up and I would have loved to see it more developed (or maybe I just wanted the story to be longer). Very recommendable as a hot short story.
  • From Where I Stand on Dec. 14, 2012

    This is an astounding collection of poems that has really blown me away. The heartfelt, honest, moving, and down-to-earth writing style developed by the author makes of this poetry collection an amazing read, even if you are not too familiar with poetry (just like me). Forget about cryptic poems whose meaning you cannot figure out; these poems will speak right to your heart, and they feel as if the author is talking right to you while chatting over a cup of tea (or coffee). Some of the poems hit home in my case, since I found them relatable to certain aspects of my past; that contributed to my liking them even more. I really don't feel familiar enough with poetry as to write a more professional review. I just can say that this poetry collection is a great addition to any book collection, and it will take you on a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions that won't leave you indifferent. Highly recommendable.
  • Winter's Homecoming and Other Poems on Jan. 08, 2013

    Very few poems in this chapbook, but all of them are beautiful and heartfelt. You feel connected to nature and different seasons through the poet's words. Prosaic poems with a very special musicality that makes you feel connected to them easier. Fantastic job once more.
  • The Zeppelin Chronicles on Feb. 02, 2013

    This wonderful story has really surprised me. Talking about the terrible events that happened during the Nazi domination in Germany is not an easy task, but Ben Ditmars manages to write a delicious sweet story about that. How? By presenting the events through the innocence of children's eyes. When a mysterious and magical zeppelin appears in their lives, Susan, Millie, and Kip know that things won't ever be the same. Mixing history with magical elements and even sci-fi, this story makes us look at the Holocaust in a different way. Surprising story, very well written, that will make you experience different feelings, despite its brevity. A must-read, for sure. Well done!
  • The Crush on Feb. 11, 2013

    This very short story conveys a lot of emotions in few words. It is very easy to relate to that crush from our school days. I would like to read a longer story developed from these premises.
  • I Would on Feb. 15, 2013

    I wouldn't have expressed better the longing you feel when you are in a long-distance relationship. Very emotional read.
  • Breakfast In Bed on Feb. 26, 2013

    For being a first attempt to write erotica, I think it was a good one. It's flash fiction, so it is very short, but it gets straight to the point. A short piece about a couple enjoying their very own "breakfast in bed", as they start their morning in a very exciting way.
  • One Shade of Red on April 02, 2013

    This book was intended to be a spoof of "Fifty Shades of Grey", but I can tell you that Scott Bury managed to write a book that is much better, more interesting, deeper, and better written than the whole Fifty Shades Trilogy put together. Damian is a naïve young man that faces a whole summer with the uncertainty of what those months would bring. Worried about making enough money for his next year at college, he couldn't imagine that taking care of his flatmate Nick's business when he left the city would lead him to live the summer of his life. Meeting Ms. Alexis Rosse would turn his world upside down. The expected uneventful summer becomes a real adventure, with plenty of hot sex encounters, love issues, handling friends and overcoming obstacles. This book is extremely well-written; so well-written that it flows quite easily, hooking the reader right from the beginning. I had real problems to stop reading it, and indeed it just took me three seatings to read the whole book. One of the best things about this book is that every single character has a distinctive voice, and that fits really well into the story and makes characterisation very good. You can know who is talking and get the mental picture just by reading how they talk. It's brilliant. This is an erotic book, so yes, there is sex. A lot of sex. Knowing the previous books by Scott Bury, I must admit that I was a bit surprised. However, now I can safely say that he did a great job; the sex scenes are steamy hot and don't interfere with the plot story. I mean, this books is not only about the sex; it deals a lot with Damian's struggles with his feelings and with trying to do the right thing. So kudos to Scott Bury for creating a well-crafted erotic tale about love and the ways of the world, as the Classics would say. While reading this book, I didn't think even once about Fifty Shades, and you would agree with me that there is no better compliment than that. 5 well-deserved stars for a memorable story.
  • According to the List on April 18, 2013

    When I sent D.e.e.L my set of interview questions, I knew that I was going to get the most original answers possible, and I knew that his interview would be different to any other interview by other authors. To my surprise, he wrote a short story "according to my list", and, once more, he left me dumbfounded with the way he has of creating beauty from the simplest thing. If you want to know more about this author, this is the story to read. Let the words fill you with images, sounds, and even smells. You won't regret reading this short story.
  • Painted Mind on April 18, 2013

    This short collection of poems deals about different topics, and all of them will make you experience sadness, love, loss, beauty, dreamy states, and more. Much more. D.e.e.L has a way with words that will make the poems go right under your skin. You won't get rid of the poems and the feelings they will rise in you for a long time. Looking for a poetic read for the weekend? Read this.
  • Devil - a Charles "The Solver" Splints case on April 18, 2013

    If you like detective stories, you need to read this short story. Following the tradition of hard-boiled detective fiction, with touches of noir fiction, you will feel hooked with this story from the beginning. Charles Plints is an ex-cop who works as a private investigator, solving cases. He appears in "Blissfire", the debut short story collection by D.e.e.L, and I am quite glad he decided to recover this character to give him more prominence. When a woman goes to his office and asks him to get rid of the most dangerous controller of the city, he knows he will have to face difficult times. What will happen? Well, I won't tell you. Grab a copy of this gripping short story and enjoy D.e.e.L's words.
  • Rhiannon's New School on Sep. 17, 2013

    I really don't know what to say about this book except for... what's wrong with the author? The premise of this story is all kinds of wrong. A school for teaching girls to be sex slaves? What the hell! The writing is not good either and it needs a lot of editing. It needs a change of topic too!
  • Red on Sep. 23, 2013

    This collection of poetry will definitely make you want to read more from the same author. Forget about the concept of difficult poetry that is difficult to understand. These poems will touch you and make you think. Poems about love, life, and things that are close to all of us. Don't miss it. You would regret it. And it's FREE!
  • The Incredible Jaki: Dark Second Sun - Part 1 of 3 on Sep. 23, 2013

    The more books I read from this author, the more amazed I am. Such a great talent, so amazing either if he writes poetry, funny stories, scary stories, contemporary stories, or, as in this case, fantasy stories. The Incredible Jaki is the first story in a series of three fantasy stories that follow the adventures of Jaki, who has to go on a quest to save his people. During his journey, he will find different people and creatures. Will he be successful? Will he be able to go on? Are you ready to embark on this adventure with Jaki? Very well written in the very peculiar style of D.e.e.L, you won't be disappointed and you will look impatiently forward to reading the second part.
  • Wads - Hard Boiled - Detective Fiction By: D.e.e.L on Sep. 23, 2013

    I read this story long time ago, so I am happy to see it published so now even more people can enjoy it. Written in a way that will make you think of those stories belonging to the noire genre, but with the special touch that D.e.e.L gives to all his stories, you will greatly enjoy this one. Read it to discover what happens when a shy guy and money, quite a lot of money, happen to be in the same place.
  • Black Winter on Sep. 23, 2013

    This was the first scary story that I read from D.e.e.L and I have to say that it disappointed me a bit. Just a bit. I enjoyed reading the story, and it was an original plot, but it was kind of predictable. Quick and scary story to enjoy before bed, written with witty touches and a bit of sarcastic humour.