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Cynthia Leitich Smith

Biography

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the acclaimed and bestselling author of TANTALIZE, ETERNAL and BLESSED, as well as TANTALIZE: KIEREN'S STORY, a graphic novel illustrated by Ming Doyle. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Books by Cynthia Leitich Smith

by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Dating, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

When Louise’s boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey --- but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?

by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla’s transformation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and --- along with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimee --- a hunted fugitive. Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species.

by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Paranormal

The second installment of the Feral series, FERAL CURSE follows Kayla, the adopted daughter of two respectable human parents and a werecat in the closet. When she comes out to her boyfriend, tragedy ensues, and her determination to know and embrace her heritage grows. She teams up with Yoshi, Aimee and Clyde, and the four set out to solve the mystery of a possessed antique carousel while fielding miscast magic, obsessive strangers and mounting species intolerance. 

by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal

When sexy, free-spirited werecat Yoshi tracks his sister, Ruby, to Austin, he discovers that she is not only MIA, but also the key suspect in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, werepossum Clyde and human Aimee have set out to do a little detective work of their own, sworn to avenge the brutal killing of werearmadillo pal Travis.

by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 14+

When "slipped" angel Zachary and his werewolf pal, Kieren, arrive at a mysterious New England boarding school, they quickly find themselves in a hellish lockdown with an intriguing assortment of secretive, hand-picked students. 

by Cynthia Leitich Smith - Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Even as Quincie, teen restaurateuse and neophyte vampire, adjusts to her new appetites, she must clear her best friend and true love, the hybrid werewolf Kieren, of murder charges; thwart the apocalyptic ambitions of the seductive vampire-chef who "blessed" her; and keep her dead parents’ restaurant up and running.