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.
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
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?
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.
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, 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, 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, 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.