Friday, May 19, 2017


The Liberated Writing Life: CYNTHIA B. AINSWORTHE, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE WRITER: Multi-Award Winning Author, including...        The IPPY Award  - Visit  Cynthia's Website Book 3 of the Forbid...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Celebrity Endosements!

I am thrilled to share these celebrity comments!

5-Stars! “Cynthia Ainsworthe’s writing is fun, sexy and exciting. She uses her creativity and femaleness and turns it into pure sex. They are well-written reads. Once you start to read one, you won’t want to put it down because you know you’re in for a juicy ride.” ~~ Terri Garber, renowned actor of screen and television. Quote by Terri Garber used with her permission.

Ms. Garber portrayed feisty Ashton Main opposite Patrick Swayze in the television miniseries adapted from John Jakes’ novels North and South, Book 1, 2, and 3, as well her role as Leslie Carrington in Dynasty; roles in As the Word Turns; Sporting Chance; Law and Order; Cold Case, and innumerable other credits. Terri Garber IMDb

5 Stars! “I have read thousands of works from amateurs to Bestsellers that are looking to be adapted to film. Cynthia's writing is a perfect example of the quality that I look for in such a novel. The elegance of dialog and titillating description fits in nicely with those of the Bestsellers and transitions beautifully to the screen.” ~~ Scott C. Brown, renowned Hollywood Screenwriter & Producer of screen and television.
Mr. Scott C. Brown is known for Andre Norton: The Grand Dame of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2016), Temecula Uncorked and Superman vs Doomsday (2017). Scott C Brown IMDb

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Page Count vs Word Count in Fiction Books

Page Count vs Word Count in Fiction Books

During several book signings, one question frequently asked of me has been, “How many pages is the book?” I always explain that the novel is over 90,000 words. The person’s expression, tells me that I might as well have been speaking a foreign language.

I have no idea why the publishing industry has not educated the reading public that word count determines the length of a novel and not the number of pages, and that  a 70,000-word book can have more printed pages than a 90,000-word novel.

There are several reasons for this that are useful to the publisher:
·       Font style and size: A font style and size will either increase or decrease the number of characters per page. Times New Roman font delivers fewer characters per page than Garamond. The industry standard for size is from 10 point to 13 point, with 11 point being the average.

·       Margins: The size of the margins and space allowed for the gutter (margin at spine) can manipulate the page count. 

·         Space between lines affects the number of characters on a page.

·       Depth of drop on chapter title page: This is another tool to increase the page count, or in the case of a fatter book, to decrease the number of pages.

·       Trim size: That is the finished size of the book. Obviously, the larger the book, the more words that will fit into it. Often, publishers will use a larger trim size to accommodate the large print editions for those readers seeking a more comfortable font size.

Publishers have various reasons to manipulate the final page count. If the work is a bit lean in a traditional mass market size of 5 x 8 inches, then a larger font size, larger margins, etc will give the appearance of length and therefore value for the price.

If the book is meaty in length, that would necessitate the use of a smaller font size, more narrow margins, shallow drop on each chapter title page, slightly larger trim size, etc. Publishers want to make a profit on each book sold. Manipulating formats for a particularly long book allows for fewer pages, and thus lower production costs.

I’m not suggesting that word count determines the worth of a book in literary terms. The worth of a book lies with the reader, whether it is a novella or a tome. I just wanted to shine some insight onto why page count is not a valid ruler to novel length.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Interview with author Cynthia B. Ainsworthe

Interview-with-author-Cynthia B.-Ainsworthe I was honored by Raani York as her guest. Since this interview, my cookbook, Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen, made its debut Oct 19, 2014.

This is a unique cookbook with tasty recipes, delicious photos of hot men, dishes, and a romantic story thread beginning after the first recipe and concluding with the last section after cheese and wine. A perfect gift for mom, brides, or that special cook in your family.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my friends, fan readers, and all who love life. May this season bring love, laughter, and new memories.
Hugs and love,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

5 Stars!! First Review for Front Row Center's Passion in the Kitchen -- Trish Jackson Reviewer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review - Passion in the Kitchen by Cynthia Ainsworthe

Front Row Center's Passion in the Kitchen is a cookbook with a difference, guaranteed to bring an extra spark into your relationship!

The author is an accomplished cook who specializes in French cuisine, and she is also an award-winning writer of a suspenseful and passionate romance novel, Front Row Center, which is currently being adapted into a screenplay.

The recipes are all tried and tested by the author, and are not too complex for the average home cook. The categories include 'Appeteasers', 'Warm up Foreplay' and 'Between the Sheets'. Each recipe includes a mouth-watering illustration, and all have suggestive names like 'Smooth Caresses', 'Sublime Joinings', 'Love Wand of Ecstasy' and 'Sweet and Lustful'.

Interspersed with photos of food is a generous serving of pictures of delectably hot men.

But that's not all... Every recipe ends with a "Cooking Break" - lines of flirtation taken from the novel, Front Row Center. 

Example: 'Cooking break! 
That’s all right,” she replied softly. “You want some of my …” she opened her palm, “… nuts?”
He blew out a ragged breath.'

If you are looking for something to spice up your life, look no further. 

I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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