Cause & Effect (2022)

A friendship torn apart. An obsession. Is recovery possible?

Just released from rehab, Luisa has to start her life over without her best friend. But her obsession with Natalia makes it impossible for a clean slate. She doesn’t know if she can do it on her own.

As a self-absorbed pop star, Natalia learns secrets from the horrible night that tore her friendship with Luisa apart. In possession of Luisa’s journal, she discovers more than she bargained for, and she’s drawn to rekindle their friendship—possibly more.

Spending a month in forced rehab was the last place she expected to find someone she liked, but CJ can’t get her mind off Luisa, her roommate. As they part ways, CJ hopes they grow their friendship into a blossoming relationship outside the hospital.

This coming-of-age story is about two young women, best friends struggling to stay friends in the plight of love, addiction, sexual discovery, and a love triangle that may best them.


Paperback: Direct (Autographed) & Amazon
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Addiction, high-school age sex and sexuality, coming of age, date rape, drug usage, and underaged drinking.


“I was hooked from the moment I started reading it. I loved the dynamic of the characters and there were some serious things that happened during their friendship. Great writing, great story.”

– Goodreads Reviewer

“I gave this novel 4.5 stars. It’s pretty realistic when it comes to the characters’ emotions. I absolutely love CJ and I’m glad her story was told, I was afraid we wouldn’t get her background. The forgiveness in this story is really nice and there are some true tests of friendships. I look forward to the next book in this series.”

– Reese (Goodreads)

“I hope Cyan keeps on writing and this becomes a series, I fell in love with all the girls in this book.”

– Cindy (Goodreads)

“This book has got to be one of the best young adult books I have read so far. The plot is superb, the characters are vivid, and leaves no question marks… Cyan’s way of writing is clever and entertaining, it brings a good Balance. The intrigue is just perfectly proportioned. I totally recommend it.”

– Ngoni (Goodreads)

“Wow, this book had my emotions all over the place. Talk about a rollercoaster of feelings. It all begins on New Year’s Eve. From there it’s twists and turns of feelings and what is going to happen. The whole time you feel like you’re at the edge of your seat trying to figure out what’s gonna happen. It’s the first time that I read a story and couldn’t figure out who the endgame should be.”

– Blanc (Goodreads)