How to Hack a Heartbreak, Kristin Rockaway, Graydon House - Mel Strickland works the help desk in Hatch, a NYC tech incubator company. It’s a soul-destroying job in an atmosphere of toxic masculinity.
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
Miracle Man, William R Leibowitz, MMR - From an early age Bobby Austin shows he’s no ordinary child, in spite of the terrible circumstances of his birth. His foster parents are amazed at Bobby’s phenomenal intelligence.
Nine Elms, Robert Bryndza, Thomas & Mercer - Autumn 1995: Kate Marshall was a rising young Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police, one of a team tasked with catching a serial killer nicknamed the Nine Elms Cannibal.
You, Me, Everything, Catherine Isaac, Penguin - Ten years ago Jess Pendleton went through childbirth with only her mother to support her. Her partner Adam failed to respond to any of the frantic messages telling him to get to the hospital.
Tatiana's War, Perry Cockerell, Alliance Publishing - World War II is over. African-American journalists Tatiana and Oliver Smith have returned home from covering the battlefronts of Europe and are adjusting to life as civilians once more.
Pretty Revenge, Emily Liebert, Gallery Books - Twelve year old Kerrie O’Malley always admired the girl across the road, seventeen year old Jordan Butler. She seemed too beautiful and sophisticated for their Connecticut hometown.
The Peanuts Papers, Andrew Blauner, Library of America - The Peanuts cartoon series by Charles M Schultz is famous all over the world. Charlie Brown and friends have entertained children and adults alike since the strip was first published in 1950 to the present day.
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer, Minotaur Books - London, 1905. Dr. John Watson is enjoying life. His second marriage is blissful, his medical practice successful. The heady days of adventure with Sherlock Homes seem behind him—or so he thinks.
Mama Hissa's Mice, Saud Alsanousi, Amazon Crossing - Katkouk, Fahd and Sadiq are a mismatched trio who grew up together in the Surra district of Kuwait in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Lacking a common faith or heritage, nevertheless they form a solid friendship.
The Poison Garden, A J Banner, Lake Union - Elise Watters returns home to idyllic Chinook Island off the Washington coast expecting a joyful reunion with her husband, Dr. Keiran Lund, in time for their first anniversary.