City of Strangers, Louise Millar, Emily Bestler Books - Grace Scott returns from honeymoon in Thailand to find a dead man lying on her kitchen floor. Her photojournalist instincts kick in, and she photographs the man before calling the police.
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
Remember Me This Way, Sabine Durrant, Emily Bestler Books - School librarian Lizzie Carter drives from London to Cornwall to lay flowers at the spot where her husband died in a car crash.
The Devils of Cardona, Matthew Carr, Riverhead Books - Late sixteenth century Spain has its share of troubles. The reverberations from the Reconquista that saw the end of Muslim rule in parts of the country left it unsettled.
Love Her Madly, M. Elizabeth Lee, Atria Books -- One damp January morning Glo Roebuck meets Cyn Williams on their first day at a small progressive college in Florida.
Blood on the Tracks, Barbara Nickless, Thomas & Mercer - Sidney Rose Parnell has seen some of the worst things humans can do to others.
The Trials of Apollo: Book 1 The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan, Disney Hyperion - It’s not easy being a Greco-Roman god--particularly when you anger your father and he hurls you to earth into a garbage-filled dumpster.
The Last Woman Standing, Thelma Adams, Lake Union Publishing - Young Josephine Marcus runs away from her stifling home life in 1880’s San Francisco to marry Johnny Behan, a charming older man who’s aiming to become the sheriff of Tombstone, Arizona.
Flamecaste, Cinda Williams Chima, Harper Teen - The Seven Realms have been at war for twenty-five years. Gerard Montaigne, King of Arden, is determined to forge an empire out of the realms.
Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift, Alfred A Knopf - In 1924 twenty-two year old Jane Fairchild worked as a housemaid in the home of the Nivens, a well-to-do family living in Berkshire, England.
Highly Illogical Behavior, John Corey Whaley, Dial Books - Solomon Reed is an agoraphobic with a panic disorder. In middle school while suffering a panic attack, he stripped and dived into the school’s fountain.