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.
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 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.
The Good Liar, Catherine McKenzie, Lake Union - In Chicago a massive gas explosion caused an office building to collapse, killing five hundred and thirteen people.
True Fiction, Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer - Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, is the scene of an horrific airplane crash that kills hundreds aboard the flight and the hotels off the beach.
Tiffany Blues, M J Rose, Atria Books - Jenny Bell is a gifted young artist with a harrowing past making a new life for herself in New York City.
Guilt, Amanda Robson, Avon - Miranda and Zara Cunningham are twins, different in both looks and personality. Zara is a flighty, outgoing and artistic soul with a history of self-harm. Miranda, more stable and grounded, worries for her sister.
The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell, Random House - In 1865, Elsie Bainbridge’s new marriage comes to an end with the sudden death of her husband Rupert. She is pregnant with his child.
After Nightfall, A. J. Banner, Lake Union - Marissa Parlette and her fiance Nathan Black throw a dinner party to celebrate his fortieth birthday and their engagement, but it becomes an exercise in awkwardness.
The Intermission, Elyssa Friedland, Penguin - Cass and Jonathan Coyne have it all. A swanky New York City apartment, good friends, and enough wealth to do what they want, when they want.
Book Review: Summer List, Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House - Laura Christie receives a letter out of the blue from an old friend she’d parted from under unpleasant circumstances seventeen years ago.