Sylvia Massara


Sylvia Massara is a multi-genre author based in Sydney, Australia. She loves to dabble in wacky love affairs, drama, murder, scifi (and anything else that takes her fancy) over good coffee.

Born in Argentina from Italian descent and with a fusion of Spanish, Swiss and Scandinavian lineage, plus transplanted to Australia at age ten, Sylvia describes herself as a bit of a moggie cat by way of mixed pedigree. She is also a citizen of the world as she has travelled widely throughout most of her life and she's the proud owner of three passports.

As with most authors, Sylvia draws on her varied experience from the often puzzling tapestry of life. She loves nature and communing with the animal kingdom (as her pampered kitty, Mia, will attest) and vicariously through the many characters inside her head. Occasionally, however, Sylvia ventures into the world of humans, albeit for a limited time as she prefers the unconditional and genuine company which animals bring to our planet.

Currently, Sylvia has a number of projects on the go, but she is waiting for her muse to make up his mind and settle on one.

Where to find Sylvia Massara online


The Stranger
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Stranger is a sci-fi apocalyptic tale with moralistic issues such as climate change and human rights, and involving the fight between love and evil and its repercussions on our planet. Rhys, an advanced being from another planet, is sent on a mission to Earth to determine the planet's destiny and whether it's worth saving, but his judgement may become clouded when he meets Carla, a human.
Wacky Romance Double Set
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,390. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A double set of romantic comedy relief by author Sylvia Massara featuring her two novels "The Other Boyfriend" and "Like Casablanca". So sit back, relax with your favourite beverage and get ready for a feel-good buzz with Massara's wacky romantic novel duo!
The Mia Ferrari Mysteries Trilogy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 221,110. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A set of 3 stand-alone mysteries, which can be read separately, but they will be even better when read in chronological order. Mia Ferrari is a feisty, smart-talking, determined woman working in the international world of hotels amid illicit love affairs, trouble-making celebrities, temperamental chefs, sinister characters, suicides, and the list goes on!
The South Pacific Murders -- A Mia Ferrari Mystery #3
Series: The Mia Ferrari Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,290. Language: Australian English. Published: March 8, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A killer is on the loose onboard a cruise liner. A number of doctors from a medical convention are being murdered one by one. The ship’s captain asks Mia and her travelling companions to take over the investigation. A secret sex club and horse racing bets are the only clues that can uncover the identity of the killer, but will Mia be able to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again?
The Gay Mardi Gras Murders - A Mia Ferrari Mystery #2
Series: The Mia Ferrari Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,120. Language: Australian English. Published: August 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Mia Ferrari, smartarse, older chick, super sleuth, is back! This time, she is up to her neck in drag queens, a rare diamond with a curse, and murder most foul against the backdrop of Sydney's world famous Gay Mardi Gras. A female impersonator is murdered and Mia has to juggle drag queens, handsome gay men, a transsexual with a dark past, a young cop with sex on his mind, and much more.
Playing With The Bad Boys - A Mia Ferrari Mystery #1
Series: The Mia Ferrari Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,150. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A woman plunges ten floors down an atrium and lands on a baby grand piano in the luxurious Rourke Hotel Sydney. The police rule this as a straight case of suicide; but 48-year-old hotel duty manager and wannabe investigator, Mia Ferrari, thinks otherwise. As Mia sets out to unravel the mysterious death, she comes up against an unsavoury cast of characters who will do anything to shut her up.
Like Casablanca
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,750. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Later in Life
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
What does internet dating and Casablanca have in common? Nothing, unless you go to Rick's Cafe and find out what dating blogger, Cat Ryan, is up to. Cat's doing research for her internet dating blog, and the place she chooses to meet her many dates is Rick's Cafe in Sydney. But what of its disturbingly handsome owner, Rick Blake? What does he think, seeing her with a different man each time?
The Soul Bearers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,420. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Partly inspired by true life events, this is a story of courage, friendship and unconditional love. Alex, freelance writer and survivor of child abuse, shares a house with homosexual couple: Steve and the disturbing Matthew. Alex finds she is inexplicably attracted to Matthew and must battle with her repressed sexuality and fear of intimacy.
The Other Boyfriend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,880. Language: Australian English. Published: July 22, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Later in Life
(4.58 from 12 reviews)
Sarah Jamison is on a mission to find a boyfriend for her lover’s partner; and Sarah’s best friend comes to the rescue with an idea so crazy that it just might work. Enter the enigmatic Mike Connor. Sarah hates the man on sight, but her body tells her otherwise. Mike Connor is smug and full of himself; even so, Sarah thinks that with his help she can finally be with the love of her life.

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