Cynthianna Matthews

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 Night Bird by Brian Freeman

The Night Bird by Brian Freeman

April 19, 2017 9:52 am Published by Comments Off on The Night Bird by Brian Freeman

The Night Bird, Brian Freeman, Thomas and Mercer - San Francisco homicide detective Frost Easton takes on the strangest case of his career when a number of women die after suffering psychotic breaks. Each lived a perfectly normal life up to the moment they went crazy.


Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson

The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson

April 11, 2017 8:27 am Published by Comments Off on The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson

The Man of Legends, Kenneth Johnson, 47North - December 2000: New York City counts down to the new Millennium and newspaper journalist Jillian Guthrie notices something odd in the photos selected for a special edition.


Fatal by John Lescroart

Fatal by John Lescroart

April 4, 2017 12:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Fatal by John Lescroart

Fatal, John Lescroart, Atria Books - Kate Jameson’s life ran on rails up to the moment she fell in lust with a brief acquaintance at a dinner party. Peter Ash showed little interest in her, yet she can’t stop thinking about him.


Soleri by Michael Johnston

Soleri by Michael Johnston

March 26, 2017 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Soleri by Michael Johnston

Soleri, Michael Johnston, TOR Forge - The Soleri, gods among men, have ruled the world for almost 3,000 years. Their capital of Solus is a marvel of art and architecture, run through with elaborate rituals.


Sisters, One, Two, Three by Nancy Star

Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star

March 15, 2017 9:38 am Published by Comments Off on Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star

Sisters One, Two, Three, Nancy Star, Lake Union Publishing - The Tangle family of New Jersey had its troubles. Glory Tangle was a vain social-climber with theatrical ambitions, a strict and occasionally unfeeling mother to her children Callie, Mimi, Charlie and Ginger.


The Blind Astronomer's Daughter by John Pipkin

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

March 9, 2017 7:01 pm Published by Comments Off on The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter, John Pipkin, Bloomsbury Publishing - The second half of the eighteenth century sees an explosion in astronomical research. Amateur and professional astronomers across Britain and Ireland search the heavens in increasing numbers, mapping the skies and seeking out new phenomena.


Jane Bowles Collected Writings

Jane Bowles Collected Writings

February 22, 2017 9:21 am Published by Comments Off on Jane Bowles Collected Writings

Jane Bowles Collected Writings, Library of America - Jane Bowles published a comparatively small body of work during her life, yet it had a major impact on American literature.


The Fisher King by Melissa Lenhardt

The Fisher King by Melissa Lenhardt

February 22, 2017 9:11 am Published by Comments Off on The Fisher King by Melissa Lenhardt

The Fisher King, Melissa Lenhardt, Skyhorse Publishing - Jack McBride has been chief of police in the small Texan town of Stillwater for only six weeks. His first case on the job sparked a drug war that engulfed the county and left several matters unresolved.


Anatomy of Innocence, Caldwell, Klinger

Anatomy of Innocence Edited by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

February 11, 2017 2:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Anatomy of Innocence Edited by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Anatomy of Innocence, Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger, Liveright Publishing - There are few things more horrible to contemplate than being wrongfully convicted of a crime and forced to serve hard time for many long years in unspeakable conditions, far away from friends and loved ones.


No One Knows by J. T. Ellison

No One Knows by J. T Ellison

February 11, 2017 2:39 pm Published by Comments Off on No One Knows by J. T Ellison

No One Knows, J. T Ellison, Gallery Books - Aubrey Hamilton has seen tragedy in her life. Orphaned at a young age, she endured a troubled youth in various state-run homes, suffering sexual abuse and neglect.