The Eighth Sister, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer - Back in the 1970s Charles Jenkins quit the CIA in disgust when an operation in Mexico turned bloody. Since that time he’s put his expertise to use by running his own firm providing security for businesses.
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
Her Fugitive Heart, Adi Tantimedh, Atria - Life is never boring for Ravi Chandra Singh, ace private investigator at Golden Sentinels Agency and plaything of the gods of India.
The Ghost Photographer, Julie Rieger, Atria - Julie Rieger’s career in Hollywood has taken her to the top of the ladder.
The Poison Bed, Elizabeth Fremantle, Pegasus Crime - In the Court of King James I of England, few have risen as swiftly or so high as Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset.
Girl Most Likely, Max Allan Collins, Thomas & Mercer - School reunions can be fun or fraught affairs. To Krista Larson, Galena, Illinois’ new Chief of Police, her high school ten-year reunion is both.
The Killer Collective, Barry Eisler, Thomas and Mercer - Seattle Detective Livia Lone’s progress on a joint police/FBI investigation into an international child pornography ring takes an unexpected twist when she stumbles upon a link to the US government.
Horse Meets Dog, Elliott Kalan Tim Miller, Harper Collins - Horse Meets Dog is celebrity author Elliott Kalan first children's picture book. Kalan has previously written for adults on such television classics as Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Kairos Novels, Leonard S. Marcus Editor, Library of America - For fans of Madeleine L'Engle's Kairos novels, featuring Meg Murray and her family, this collection is a must-have.
Times Convert, Deborah Harknes, Viking - The small rural town of Hadley, Massachusetts, is too quiet for Marcus MacNeil. Born in the year 1757, he suffers a harsh life at the hands of his drunken abusive father, a military veteran who makes his rare appearances at home a living hell for his family.
River Bodies, Karen Katchur, Thomas & Mercer - Veterinarian Becca Kingsley grew up in Portland, a small Pennsylvanian town alongside the Delaware River. Her father Clint was chief of police, respected by the community but an object of fear and loathing to Becca for his stern discipline and womanizing.