The Fall, John Lescroart, Atria Books -- Anlya Paulson, seventeen years of age and African-American, takes a fatal plunge from an overpass late one evening. With possible racial overtones to her death, the police and the DA’s office are under intense political pressure to find and convict her killer.
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
Charlie’s Pride, Dee Hubbard, Fithian Press -- Charlie the Hawk can’t help but identify with the Klamath River, his father’s tribe’s ancestral home. It springs forth from the distant mountains and fights its way to the ocean. So like the river, Charlie’s life is one long struggle from its inception to its end, flooded with his tears and littered with his fears.
The Darkest Heart, Dan Smith, Pegasus Crime -- Zico is just another young hoodlum living in small-town Brazil. He acts as a hit-man for Costa, the local criminal big shot. Zico is good at the job, but trouble comes when he decides the life is no longer for him.
Challenger Deep, Neil Shusterman, (Harper Teen)--Challenger Deep plunges boldly into the depths of mental illness without the protection of a diving bell, giving the reader a visceral sense of how the mind tries to cope from the intimate perspective of the sufferer.
Death in Florence, Paul Strathern, (Pegasus Books)--Italy in the late fifteenth century comprised a number of city-states engaged in often vicious competition for trade and resources. Alliances between them were made and broken and remade with astonishing frequency.
The Monet Murders, by Terry Mort (Pegasus Crime)| Hollywood is a place for aliases. Nobody’s who they claim to be which suits Bruno Feldspar, PI to the stars, just fine. He has his own reasons for working under a pseudonym.
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