In Your Hands, Inês Pedrosa, Amazon Publishing - Told in three parts, In Your Hands begins in Portugal in 1935. Wealthy socialite Jenny falls in love with businessman Antonio, who is already in love with bisexual Pedro.
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 Lost Letters of William Wolf, Helen Cullen, Graydon House - Compatible in every way William and Clare Woolf’s marriage seemed a match made in heaven – then it began to break apart.
When the Lights Go Out, Mary Kubica, Park Row Books - Jessie Sloane is the twenty-something daughter of a single mom. From an early age Jessie questioned her identity, wondering about her father and why he’s no longer with the family.
A Murdered Peace, Candace Robb, Pegasus Crime - York, Winter, 1400AD. The previous year Henry Bollingbroke deposed his cousin King Richard II and became King Henry IV. England is still in turmoil following the Epiphany Uprising when Richard’s supporters failed to restore him to the throne.
A Blood Thing, James Hankins, Thomas & Mercer - Wealth, power and prestige: The Kane family of Vermont has them all. Andrew Kane is in his thirties, the youngest person to be elected governor of Vermont.
The Emerald Sea, Richelle Mead, Razorbill - The Glittering Court’s a private academy dedicated to schooling young women in Osfridian etiquette.
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.