Death in the Air, Kate Winkler Dawson, Hachette Books - Mentioned in literature and commemorated in art, the infamous London "peasouper" is a choking miasma composed of smoke and fog that has been a striking feature of the city for centuries.
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
The Choice, Dr. Edith Eva Eger, Simon & Schuster- Not many memoirs can be described as "page-turners," but Dr. Edith Eva Eger's The Choice is an exception.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Rick Riordan, Disney Hyperion - Magnus Chase, son of Frey the god of Summer, fell off a bridge, died, and became an einherji – one of the Norse champions of Asgard.
The Devil’s Triangle, Catherine Coulter and J T Ellison, Simon & Schuster - Covert Eyes is a crack FBI team, headed by Special Agent Nicholas Drummond, with a flexible brief to act against crime anywhere in the world. Drummond gets a phone call from notorious art thief Kitsune, known as The Fox.
Her Beautiful Monster, Adi Tantimedh, Simon & Schuster - Ravi Chandra Singh, investigator with Golden Sentinels of London, thinks he’s a holy fool.
Song of Edmon, Adam Burch, 47 North - Edmon Leontes’ birth was marked in spectacular fashion by a new Fracture opening in the heavens above the tidally-locked world of Tao.
Sulfur Springs, William Kent Krueger, Atria Books - A scratchy voice mail shatters the Fourth of July holiday atmosphere in Cork O'Connor's house. His stepson Peter Bisonette says he's in serious trouble down in Arizona and asks for his mother Rainy's help.
Ashbery: Collected Poems 1991-2000, Mark Ford, Editor, Library of America - This is the second volume of collected poetry by award-winning American poet John Ashbery, containing seven complete collections from his late-20th century work.
Snap Judgement, Marcia Clark, Thomas & Mercer - Criminal lawyer Samantha Brinkman is used to sparring with respected attorney Graham Hutchins on a TV legal show, and he turns to her for help when his daughter Alicia is murdered.
Incarnate, Josh Stolberg, Simon and Schuster - Based in the small Alaskan town of Jarvis, Dr. Kim Patterson is a brilliant psychiatrist with a maverick approach to her profession, but her flouting of hospital rules isn’t appreciated by her superiors.