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:,, and

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

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

Times Convert by Deborah Harkness

November 7, 2018 11:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Times Convert, Deborah Harknes, Viking - The small rural town of Hadley, Massachusetts, is too quiet for Marcus MacNeil. Born in the year 1757, he suffers a harsh life at the hands of his drunken abusive father, a military veteran who makes his rare appearances at home a living hell for his family.

River Bodies by Karen Katchur

River Bodies by Karen Katchur

October 27, 2018 10:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

River Bodies, Karen Katchur, Thomas & Mercer - Veterinarian Becca Kingsley grew up in Portland, a small Pennsylvanian town alongside the Delaware River. Her father Clint was chief of police, respected by the community but an object of fear and loathing to Becca for his stern discipline and womanizing.

Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg

Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg

September 28, 2018 2:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Killer Thriller, Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer - Ian Ludlow, best-selling author of the Clint Straker thriller series, got an offer from the CIA. The agency is impressed by Ludlow’s talent for devising plots which have an unnerving habit of coming true, and wants to hire him to predict trouble for the United States, but Ludlow declines.

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie Klinger

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie S. Klinger

September 26, 2018 10:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, editor Leslie S. Klinger, Pegasus Crime - Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle set the gold standard of detective fiction with his Sherlock Holmes stories, and for many years Conan-Doyle and other British crime writers, such as Agatha Christie, dominated the genre. In the 1920s American crime writers appeared on the scene with a distinctive style all their own.