Just After Midnight, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Lake Union - Thirty-something Faith escapes her abusive husband Robert and seeks refuge at her parent’s California beach house.
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
Killer Thriller, Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer - Ian Ludlow, best-selling author of the Clint Straker thriller series, got an offer from the CIA. The agency is impressed by Ludlow’s talent for devising plots which have an unnerving habit of coming true, and wants to hire him to predict trouble for the United States, but Ludlow declines.
All This I Will Give To You, Dolores Redondo, Amazon Crossing - Novelist Manuel Ortigosa is at home in Madrid when he learns his husband Álvaro has died in a car accident.
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, editor Leslie S. Klinger, Pegasus Crime - Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle set the gold standard of detective fiction with his Sherlock Holmes stories, and for many years Conan-Doyle and other British crime writers, such as Agatha Christie, dominated the genre. In the 1920s American crime writers appeared on the scene with a distinctive style all their own.
In the Vines, Shannon Kirk, Thomas & Mercer - Twenty-something Princeton student Mary Olivia Pentecost – "Mop" – is related to the Vandonbeers, an old New England family with "more family money than all the Kennedys ever had, combined."
Jane Doe, Victoria Helen Stone, Lake Union - Steven Hepsworth has a nice life. He’s good looking, pleasant, a rising middle manager at work, and a deacon in his father’s church.
In Your Hands, Inês Pedrosa, Amazon Publishing - Told in three parts, In Your Hands begins in Portugal in 1935. Wealthy socialite Jenny falls in love with businessman Antonio, who is already in love with bisexual Pedro.
The Lost Letters of William Wolf, Helen Cullen, Graydon House - Compatible in every way William and Clare Woolf’s marriage seemed a match made in heaven – then it began to break apart.
When the Lights Go Out, Mary Kubica, Park Row Books - Jessie Sloane is the twenty-something daughter of a single mom. From an early age Jessie questioned her identity, wondering about her father and why he’s no longer with the family.
A Murdered Peace, Candace Robb, Pegasus Crime - York, Winter, 1400AD. The previous year Henry Bollingbroke deposed his cousin King Richard II and became King Henry IV. England is still in turmoil following the Epiphany Uprising when Richard’s supporters failed to restore him to the throne.