The Emerald Sea, Richelle Mead, Razorbill - The Glittering Court’s a private academy dedicated to schooling young women in Osfridian etiquette.
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
Heroes of History: Alexander Hamilton - It’s possible that everybody in the world has heard of or seen the musical Hamilton. The production helped to blow away the mists of history from this previously obscure Founding Father, but who exactly was he? Heroes of History: Alexander Hamilton sets out to explain just that.
Heroes of History: George Washington, Janet & Geoff Benge, Liberty Street - George Washington is revered as the "Father of his Country." His image is everywhere, from currency to portraits and statues. But who exactly was he?
Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan, Lake Union - Italy, 1944. Seventeen years old, Pino Lella comes from a prosperous Milanese family. He’s full of dreams like any boy his age. War seems remote until Allied bombs begin to fall on the city.
Sugar Land, Tammy Lynne Stoner, Red Hen Press - Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Miss Dara is a large, awkward young woman working in an egg store.
The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze, Rick Riordan, Disney Hyperion - In the third book of The Trials of Apollo series, once again we find the god Apollo incarnated in the weak and flabby body of a pimply-faced human teenager named Lester.
The Betrayals, Fiona Neill, Pegasus Books - Rosie and Nick, Lisa and Barney and all their kids made one big, happy extended family, vacationing together every summer on the east Norfolk coast of England.
Match Making for Beginners, Maddie Dawson, Lake Union - Marnie McGraw, an ordinary young woman from Florida, is all at sea when she encounters her fiance Noah’s old money Virginian family for the first time.
Girls’ Night Out, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - Ashley, Natalie and Lauren have been friends for twenty years. Now in their late thirties, their friendship is under strain.
The Woman in the Woods, John Connolly, Emily Bestler Books - Private Eye Charlie Parker is called in by his old friend, lawyer Moxie Castin, to shadow a police investigation into a woman’s body found in a remote Maine woodland.