The Black Ascot, Charles Todd, William Morrow - In 1910 two attendees at the famous Black Ascot horse race, Harold and Blanche Fletcher-Munro, left early in their car which later crashed. Blanche died.
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 of the Stanfields, Marc Levy, Amazon Crossing - London, England: Eleanor-Rigby Donovan’s family life is fun, yet when she receives an anonymous letter it upsets everything. The letter writer alleges that thirty-six years ago Eleanor-Rigby’s late Beatles-loving mother Sally-Anne once led a completely different life.
The Plotters, Un-Su Kim, DoubleDay - Reseng is an assassin, a thirty-something veteran of the Library, a clearing house for assassinations across South Korea. The Library is owned by the curmudgeonly Old Raccoon, a recluse who commissions work without ever seeming to leave the place.
One Small Sacrifice, Hilary Davidson, Thomas & Mercer - Celebrity war photojournalist Alex Traynor blames himself for many things, not least of which are the deaths of two women. One was a casualty of the war in Syria.
I'll Never Tell, Catherine McKenzie, Lake Union - After their parents’ sudden deaths the MacAllister siblings are summoned to Camp Macaw for the reading of the will. The Camp has been in their family for generations.
The Eighth Sister, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer - Back in the 1970s Charles Jenkins quit the CIA in disgust when an operation in Mexico turned bloody. Since that time he’s put his expertise to use by running his own firm providing security for businesses.
Her Fugitive Heart, Adi Tantimedh, Atria - Life is never boring for Ravi Chandra Singh, ace private investigator at Golden Sentinels Agency and plaything of the gods of India.
The Ghost Photographer, Julie Rieger, Atria - Julie Rieger’s career in Hollywood has taken her to the top of the ladder.
The Poison Bed, Elizabeth Fremantle, Pegasus Crime - In the Court of King James I of England, few have risen as swiftly or so high as Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset.
Girl Most Likely, Max Allan Collins, Thomas & Mercer - School reunions can be fun or fraught affairs. To Krista Larson, Galena, Illinois’ new Chief of Police, her high school ten-year reunion is both.