Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Spotlight: Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews

Welcome to the second spotlight of this weekend! I just love discovering new blogs don't you? I think I'm in love with Cindy's banner. Must be the fairy/paranormal lover in me.

So, on with the show!

Name: Cindy
Nickname and/or blog name: Tynga at Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I am 24 years old and I am French-Canadian, which is a challenge when it comes to blogging 'cause I learned English by myself playing World of Warcraft * yes I'm kinda geek *. I work as a Lab technician in a great hospital here in Quebec, Specialized in heart disease and transplant. What does a lab tech do? Well, we do all the cool tests (and more) that you see on C.S.I., Bones etc. As you can probably guess thought, these show don't quite represent reality. I really like my job. =)

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog on June 28th this year and I've been working really hard on it so far. Why did I start? Well the first "blog" I ran into was Bitten By Books on their anniversary when they had all these great interviews and contest. So I checked in everyday and really enjoyed it! I started looking up other blogs and to be honest what attracted me were the contests. =P I just read so many books that it's getting expensive, and it's always fun to discover new series and authors. After a month or so of cruising different blogs I decided to start one of my own and I truly enjoy it! I just have so many reviews to catch up on now!

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is about Urban fantasy , Young Adult Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance. I love to escape into a world that can't possibly exist, and I really like the emotional aspect. I like my books to have some kind of love story, even if it's a weird one. I don't have any original features yet, but I am contacting some authors/publisher for promotion and interviews and you can expect to see some of those in a near future. =) You can also check out my very first giveaway

Do you have a review system? If you do, would you like to explain it for us?
My very first reviews have some kind of rating, but I'm not quite comfortable with rating system. I prefer to simply state my opinion clearly at the end of my reviews.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
I guess the best tip is go for it and don't hold back. It seems pretty big at the beginning, just a few reviews posted and not many visitors but it grows very quickly. I started just last month and already have 19 reviews posted and 34 followers. So don't give up! Twitter and Facebook are also good ways to let you friends know about your blog!

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
My favorite genre is definitely urban fantasy. Who could guess? *winks* My favorite series are Vampire Academy at the very top of my list, then Georgina Kinkaid series and Storm Born and, actually, all of Richelle Mead's novels. I love them all! I also really like Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs and Shifters series by Rachel Vincent. I'm only starting those two, but I really like them and they seem very promising! There's a HUGE list of debut novel being released in 2009 and there's lot of them I wanna read as well.

Contest Alert!
Cindy is giving away a copy of The Vampire's Seduction by Raven Hart. Check out the contest here. Ends August 15th!

Thanks to Cindy for sharing her blog today! I also am in love with urban fantasy and paranormal romance when it comes to both young adult and adult.

Are you a new blogger too? Or just getting back into the swing of blogging? Do you want to be featured on my blog? Shoot me an email at


  1. I love this post. I have been over to Cindy's blog and found it to be just my kind of blog. Thanks for showing us what other blogs are out there.

  2. I've been over at Cindy's blog quite a few times and really liked it:D

  3. Once again...great interview:D I love reading about other bloggers and what they have to say.

  4. Cindy you sound awesome :D I went and added your blog to my reader since I love urban fantasy and fantasy as well. And so cool! you taught yourself English from WoW...I'm glad something good came from the game (my boyfriend plays, and let's say its a relationship hardship for us).

  5. I love this feature, the spotlights! It's a lot of fun checking out the new blogs.

    Gotta love a girl who loves fantasy, I'm def going to add Cindy's blog to the blogs I follow!!

  6. Nice interview! I really enjoyed this one. Fantasy is a big love of mine, too. I'll have to check her blog out!

  7. Great interview! I love that Cindy's French-Canadian (I'm English-Canadian but speak french quite well) and learned English playing WoW. XD That's very cool.

    - Alex

  8. Great review! I just love this spotlight feature. It's so much fun to find new bloggers!

  9. I am already a follow of Cindy's blog and I follow it regualary!

  10. Thanks a lot girls!
    I hit 50 followers last night so I put up a new contest!

  11. Excellent interview! I have recently visited her site and found it really interesting.... another newbie that you would never know was new!

  12. It's interesting that this blog focuses on Urban fantasy, which you don't really see that many blogs doing. It's interesting to see what's within that genre

  13. This is the first I have heard of this blog but it's awesome. I love anything fantasy.

  14. Great interview! Go to check her blog! Sounds like there are a lot of urban fantasy reviews!

  15. Thanks again girls!
    New Layout and new contest up atm =)

  16. Ooh I just checked it out Tynga and I love it. Keep up the great blog!

  17. I love your spotlight event and decided to check out some of the ones you did before I began blogging. Tynga is one of the blogs I have never visited and it is pretty cool.

  18. I go to this blog all the time too. It's so great to learn more about the bloggers. :) I love the spotlight posts!


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