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.
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
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.
Camp Clique, Eileen Moskowitz-Palma, Running Press Kids - Bea and Maisy are former best friends. Maisy joined a group of snobby girls in sixth grade and forgot all about her old pal Bea for the entire year.
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Library of America - Whenever you ask middle school readers what their favorite novel is, you’ll often hear “I love The Sercret Garden!” Possibly you’ll hear, “I love A Little Princess, too!” as both of these classic tales have been turned into big-budget movies with gorgeous settings and great acting in recent times.
Hide Away, Jason Pinter, Thomas & Mercer - One night, evil shattered the lives of a young family living in Darien, Connecticut. Police corruption and incompetence compounded the horror.
Christmas from the Heart, Sheila Roberts, Mira Books - Livi Berg lives for her charity, Christmas from the Heart. In the small Cascades community of Pine River, the not-for-profit is all that stands between many folks and poverty at Christmas.
The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham, Leslie Klinger Editor, Liveright Publishing - Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories of horror and the macabre are rooted in the Pulp genre, but he carved out a literary niche all his own with “Weird Fiction.”
The Other Mrs., Mary Kubica, Park Row Books - A fresh start. That’s what Dr. Sadie and Professor Will Foust look for when they move their family from Chicago to an island community off the coast of Maine.