Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, Ramona Ausubel, Riverhead Books - Fern and Edgar come from serious money. In Fern's case it's old money, dating back to the trade in slaves and rum.
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 Last Days of Magic, Mark Topkins, Viking - Medieval Ireland has long been a stronghold of magic in the world. It resisted attempts by many foreign powers to conquer it thanks to the Morrígna, a divine female trinity manifesting as twins Aisling and Anya in the mortal world and a third, Anann, in the spirit realm.
The Girl From Home, Adam Mitzner, Gallery Books - Jonathan Caine is a true Wall Street high flier, a man with supreme confidence in his abilities to ride the thermals of finance and soar ever higher in wealth and power.
In the Clearing, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer - The 1976 Bicentennial was memorable for the people of Stoneridge, Washington in more ways than one.
The Invisible Guardian, Dolores Redondo, Atria Books - Police Inspector Amaia Salazar had good reasons for leaving her home town of Elizondo, a small community in Spain's beautiful Basque country.
Blood Defense, Marcia Clark, Thomas & Mercer - Samantha Brinkman is an ambitious lawyer operating out of a low-rent office in an undesirable neighborhood of LA.
Boy Erased, Garrard Conley, Riverhead Books - A life spent questioning one’s self-worth, one’s faith, one’s sanity is not a life worth living.
The Prey, Tom Isbell, Harper Teen -- Twenty years ago, the Omega Event brought the modern world to a crashing stop. The massive blast of electromagnetic radiation fried every electronic device to useless scrap and plunged the Earth into chaos.
The Capture, Tom Isbell, Harper Teen -- Fugitives Hope, Book, Cat and their comrades turned back from the verge of safety in order to free other Sisters and Less Thans from the clutches of the Western Federation.
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, Various Authors, William Morrow - These centenary years of the Great War have a particular poignancy. Few families in the combatant nations escaped the heartache of losing a loved one in the “war to end all wars.”