Hello, Summer, Mary Kay Andrews, St Martins Press - Conley Hawkins has ink in her blood. Daughter of generations of newspaper owners and journalists, her award-winning career looks set to soar onward and upward—until a golden opportunity falls apart, leaving her adrift and jobless.
About Cynthianna Matthews
Cindy A. Matthews is a freelance writer/editor and novelist. She grew up watching Star Trek and reading the science fiction classics along with thousands of Harlequin romances. Somewhere along the line, she figured it was just as fun to write stories as it was to read them.
The BloodDark series (co-written with her husband, Adrian J. Matthews) is her latest science fiction series written for Young Adults. She writes contemporary and fantasy romantic-comedies as Cynthianna. She also writes SF/vampire erotic-romance under the pen name of Celine Chatillon. You can learn more about her fiction and non-fiction at her numerous websites: www.cindyamatthews.com, www.cynthianna.com, www.celinechatillon.com and http://blooddarkbooks.blogspot.com
Insights Into Cindy
I love to read well-written fiction and non-fiction in all genres. If it's intelligently written with its target audience's expectations in mind, then I'm game for it. Perhaps the one genre I'm not particularly enthusiastic about is horror, especially the non-suspenseful, slasher and gore-splatter varieties. My biggest pet peeve in reviewing is coming across a book which obviously hasn't benefited from professional editing. It's an insult to the reader, but more importantly, it's insulting to the author to publish a work which hasn't gone through a thorough vetting and polishing process. (You can imagine how I feel about self-published works for the most part.)
Author Archives for Cynthianna Matthews
Final Judgment by Marcia Clark, Thomas and Mercer - Samantha Brinkman never thought she’d find true love. With her messed-up past and increasingly successful legal career, she thought her love life would never consist of more than a series of flings.
The Girl Beneath the Sea. Andrew Mayne, Thomas & Mercer - Sloan McPherson’s family history is riddled with treasure hunters, drug smugglers and rum-runners.
Book Review: Follow Me, Kathleen Barber, Gallery Books - Audrey Miller’s a young up-and-coming professional with a honed and toned body who lives her life online for all to see. She has millions of followers and admirers on social media, but her glamorous online life doesn’t pay the bills.
A Cold Trail, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer - Seattle police Detective Tracy Crosswhite is on maternity leave when she returns to her hometown of Cedar Grove with her husband Dan and two-month-old daughter Daniella. The town holds painful memories for Tracy.
The Life Below, Alexandra Monir, Harper Teen - Naomi Ardalan is one of the Final Six, a specialist team sent out from a dying Earth to establish a new home for humanity on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
Glorious Boy, Aimee Liu, Red Hen Press - In the late 1930s Claire and Shep Durant move to the Andaman Islands, a far-flung outpost of the British Empire in the Indian Ocean.
Woolson: Collected stories, Anne Boyd Rioux editor, Library of America - In her lifetime Constance Fenimore Woolson achieved a remarkable degree of commercial success as well as literary acclaim, an achievement almost unheard of for a woman author of the Victorian era.
Between Heaven and Hell, David Talbot, Chronicle Prism - David Talbot made an impact on the American media scene as an author, journalist and founder/CEO of the early web magazine Salon.
A Book of Bones, John Connolly, Emily Bestler Books - PI Charlie Parker has unfinished business. The destruction of the evil Familist cult’s church in the backwoods of Maine during his last adventure uncovered the scent of something far worse, something that threatens the nature of the world itself.