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.
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 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.”
The Rabbit Who Wants To Go To Harvard, Zeldar the Great, Penguin -- First and foremost, The Rabbit Who Wants To Go To Harvard, is not a picture book to be read aloud to young children.
Echo Echo, Marilyn Singer, Dial Books - Marilyn Singer is the creator of the “Reverso Poem,” which is poetry which can be read both up and down, often yielding very different meanings.
He Will Be My Ruin, K. A. Tucker, Atria--Maggie Sparkes was in Africa working on a charitable project when she heard her best friend had committed suicide.
The Case of the Fickle Mermaid, P.J.Brackston, Pegasus Crime -- Gretel (yes, that Gretel) of Gesternstadt is off on another case. This time she travels far from her home in Bavaria to help Captain Tobias Ziegler of the “cruise ship” Arabella and solve the mystery of his missing sailors.
So Close to Home, Michael J Tougias & Alison O'Leary, Pegasus Books--Early 1942 was a terrible time for shipping off the Eastern Seaboard.
Angels Burning, Tawni O'Dell, Gallery Books -- Police Chief Dove Carnahan watches over her hometown of Buchanan, PA with a benevolent eye.
Unbecoming , Rebecca Scherm, Penguin Books -- To her boss and fellow workers she's Julie from California. Just another American girl, living quietly in France without a visa, staying under the radar in the Parisian workshop where she repairs and restores antiques.