The Master of the Prado, Javier Sierra, Atria Books -- Madrid in 1990 is an exciting place for journalism student Javier Sierra.
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
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, Riverhead Books-- Lafayette is an icon to Americans thanks to his unselfish and total commitment to the cause of independence.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny, Justin Hill, Weinstein Books -- The Green Destiny. Sword of legend and fable. Ownership of the exquisite blade confers mastery over the martial world -- but at a price.
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, Jackie Copleton, Penguin Books -- Amaterasu Takahashi and her husband left Japan for America after World War II, seeking a form of self-imposed exile from their native Nagasaki.
Death of an Alchemist, Mary Lawrence, Kensington Books - Bianca Goddard, daughter of an alchemist, puts her talents to good use producing medicines and remedies for the sick and hurt of London.
North of Here, Laurel Saville, Lake Union Publishing - In North of Here, a triple-blow of family tragedies hits Miranda hard, leaving her adrift mentally and emotionally.
The World of Raymond Chandler ,Edited by Barry Day, Vintage Books - Raymond Chandler's work typifies the pulp fiction era, with his stable of hard-boiled wisecracking private eyes, Philip Marlowe being among the most well known.
A Song of Shadows, John Connolly, Emily Bestler Books--Charlie Parker, PI. The name has struck fear into the hearts of wrongdoers for years.
Beatlebone, Kevin Barry, Doubleday--John Lennon – a legend in his lifetime, lives a life in his own legend. It's May, 1978. John is thirty-seven, going on thirty-eight, and he hasn't written music worth the name for years.
Growing Tomorrow, Forrest Pritchard, The Experiment Publishing, LLC--Farmer-author Forrest Pritchard took a road trip across America from coast to coast to see sustainability in organic food production in action.