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
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.)
June 7, 2020 2:23 pm
Hofstadter: Uncollected Essays 1956-1965, Sean Wilentz Editor, Library of America - Pulitzer prize-winning historian Richard Hofstadter possessed a genuine feel for trends in American society.
May 29, 2020 8:52 am
Gotham High, Melissa de la Cruz/illustrated by Thomas Pitilli, D C Comics - High school is tough enough what with all the jocks, rich kids and party people to deal with, so imagine just how difficult it would be if your name is Bruce Wayne and you’re the heir to the Wayne Enterprises' billions?
May 17, 2020 11:38 am
A Forgotten Murder, Jude Deveraux, Mira Books - Oxley Manor, England, seat of the Earls of Oxley, saw its share of tragedies over the centuries. The latest was the death of the last heir in a car accident.
April 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing, Allison Winn Scotch, Lake Union - Senator Cleo McDougal is a rising star in the political firmament of Washington DC. The thirty-seven year old single mom from Seattle has her eye on the White House and the drive to take her there.
April 22, 2020 3:59 pm
Book Review: How to Save a Life, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - TV producer Dom sits in a coffee shop he’d never normally visit, waiting for a source who doesn’t show, when through sheer luck the woman he loved-and-lost ten years ago appears.
April 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Book Review: Perfectly Famous, Emily Liebert, Gallery Books - Successful author Ward De Fleur had it all. Fame bought her a place on the best seller lists and a beautiful house in a tony part of Connecticut, which she shared with her beloved fifteen-year-old daughter Stevie.
March 30, 2020 2:17 pm
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.
March 29, 2020 2:46 pm
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.
March 17, 2020 8:35 am
The Girl Beneath the Sea. Andrew Mayne, Thomas & Mercer - Sloan McPherson’s family history is riddled with treasure hunters, drug smugglers and rum-runners.
March 12, 2020 7:36 pm
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.