The Diaries of John Quincy Adams, 1779-1848, David Waldstreicher Editor, Library of America - There is perhaps no other statesman in the annals of American history quite like John Quincy Adams.
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
Ultimatum, Anders de la Motte, Atria Books - Detective Inspector Julia Gabrielsson of Stockholm Regional Police can’t make up her mind about the civilian investigator she’s landed as a partner.
The Weight of Night, Christine Carbo, Atria - In the summer of 2016, Montana is going through a hellish period of wild fires. Flathead County is especially hard hit, and every official that can be spared is out helping evacuate those in the path of the blaze.
The Fifth Doll, Charlie N. Holmberg, 47 North - Matrona Vitsin lives in an idyllic village where every day is the same as the last. She helps look after the family’s dairy farm, but try as she might Matrona can never please her parents.
Shadowcaster, Cinda Williams Chima, Harper Teen - There’s no end in sight to the long war between the Queendom of the Fells and the Kingdom of Arden. Year after year the Queendom repels the southern armies yet never defeats them for good.
This Is Really Happening, Erin Chack, Penguin Teen - Twenty-something pop-culture ezine writer Erin Chack illuminates her world for a teenage audience in This Is Really Happening.
Feast of Sorrow, Crystal King, Touchstone - The Roman Empire, 1BC – 38 AD. The Emperor is lord of the known world. Those who are closest to him bask in reflected glory and wield considerable power.
A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan, Penguin - Imagine becoming a close personal associate of a world famous, almost god-like, historical personality. This is the intriguing premise of Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln.
The Library of Light and Shadow, M J Rose, Atria - French artist Delphine Duplessi fled to New York city to escape a doomed love affair. Gifted with a magical talent, Delphine can draw shadow portraits that reveal peoples’ innermost secrets in shocking detail.
A Twisted Vengeance by Candace Robb - In 1399, England is under threat of civil war. Henry, Duke of Lancaster seeks to reclaim his inheritance, declared forfeit by his cousin King Richard II – but does he seek to take the crown itself?