Mystery, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, horror & YA by "Cheryl Kaye Tardif" & romance by "Cherish D'Angelo". Cheryl is represented by Trident Media Group in NY.

Monday, May 27, 2013

New release: SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine

Imajin Books is proud to release SHADOW MASTERS, a new horror anthology by some masters of suspense, along with some new talent in the genre. I am especially excited about this release as it includes all original, never-before-published shorts stories, including mine, DREAM HOUSE.

Featuring a haunted house cover designed by cover artist extraordinaire, Ryan Doan, SHADOW MASTERS has released to rave reviews, including a major plug from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD co-writer, John Russo, who says, “This anthology is chock-full of wonderfully horrific stories from noted authors as well as talented unknowns.”

Fear casts a long shadow, and shadows take many shapes…

From award-winning editor, Jeani Rector, who brought you the terrifying anthology, WHAT FEARS BECOME, comes a wicked brew of spine-tingling fiction. Featuring never before published works from best-selling authors such as Bentley Little, Yvonne Navarro, Scott Nicholson, Melanie Tem, Elizabeth Massie, Earl Hamner, Simon Clark, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Ronald Malfi, Lisa Morton, Jeff Bennington, JG Faherty and many others, this chilling collection of works also includes a foreword from Joe R. Lansdale.

From classic horror and exciting suspense to Twilight Zone-type speculative fiction with twisted endings, SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine delves into the darkest corners of our nightmares and delivers the shivers.

And here's a sneak peek at my short, DREAM HOUSE...

The day we moved into our dream house was the beginning of our nightmare. And it all started with five fortuitous words…

“I want my dream house,” I told my husband.
We stood in the poor excuse of a kitchen in our rundown Boston bi-level. I was stuck between the open oven door and a cupboard on the other side, while Ray unloaded the dishwasher and tried not to bump into me.
“This kitchen is ridiculous,” I said. “Whoever designed it must have been a size zero anorexic who lived on her own.”
I was neither a size zero, nor an anorexic. I wasn’t willing to give up my bacon cheeseburgers and DQ Blizzards. So the scale tipped a little further—not in my favor. Oh well.
“Two weeks, Christine,” Ray said. Then his psychiatric training kicked in. “Are you sure you’re not substituting the new house for something else?”
“I just want space. If that makes me crazy, then…” I shrugged, “so be it.”
Fact is, I’d fallen in love with the idea of buying and renovating an old home. You know, one of those period mansions with hefty wooden doors and arched hallways. Where the ceilings are ornate...

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SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine, edited by Jeani Rector, is now available in ebook and paperback editions.

The Kindle edition is ON SALE for a limited time for only $0.99 USD. 

The trade paperback is $17.99 USD. - ebook - paperback - ebook
Paperback coming soon! - ebook
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Celebrate Mother's Day with this Mother-Themed eBook Sale

To celebrate mothers everywhere, international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif has put three of her bestsellers, SUBMERGED, CHILDREN OF THE FOG and WHALE SONG, on SALE for only $0.99 on May 11 & 12, 2013.

SUBMERGED - "SUBMERGED reads like an approaching storm, full of darkness, dread and electricity. Prepare for your skin to crawl." —Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 SECONDS

Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate…

After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.

On SALE for only $0.99 on May 11 & 12, 2013 at: Amazon

CHILDREN OF THE FOG – "A chilling and tense journey into every parent's deepest fear." ―Scott Nicholson, THE RED CHURCH

YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose!

Sadie O'Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn't just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It's the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can't tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in "little bloody pieces".

When Sadie's unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie's descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son--a man known only as...The Fog.

On SALE for only $0.99 on May 11 & 12, 2013 at: Amazon

WHALE SONG – “WHALE SONG is deep and true, a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart...a beautiful, haunting novel.” ―New York Times bestselling novelist Luanne Rice, author of BEACH GIRLS

A "compelling" story of family ties, love, tragedy, sacrifice and transformation that will change the way you view life...and death.

Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia. Some things are easier to forget.

But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried. Some things are meant to be buried.

Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by creatures of the Earth and killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must face her fears and recover her memories―even if it destroys her. Some things are meant to be remembered―at all cost.

On SALE for only $0.99 on May 11 & 12, 2013 at: Amazon

School Edition with discussion guide on SALE for only $0.99 on May 11 & 12, 2013 at: Amazon

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Cheryl Kaye Tardif is the bestselling author of Submerged, Children of the Fog, Whale Song, Divine Intervention, Divine Justice, The River, Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories, Remote Control and Lancelot's Lady (written under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo), and her marketing book How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks. She is now working on her next thriller.

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Special guest: Author Eileen Schuh talks about how special her Traz books are to her

THE TRAZ is special to me in so many ways, not the least of which is the fact that’s it’s my debut novel—the very first book with my name on the cover. Yup, that’s special!

THE TRAZ is special because although it was originally self-published, it sparked the attention of a publisher and netted me a two-book deal with Imajin Books.

THE TRAZ is special because Imajin Books also released a School Edition, in both eBook and paperback formats. And that edition is special because it contains a Teaching/Discussion Guide at the back and it includes a list of international resources for those seeking help with, or information on, the social issues touched on in THE TRAZ—such as gangs, drugs, and depression.

THE TRAZ is extra special because it has found its way into the libraries of Canada’s northern young offenders facilities, onto the shelves of the St. Paul Alternate Education Centre’s out-reach libraries, and onto the recommended reading list of a college criminology course.

THE TRAZ is exactly where it needs to be to help at-risk youth and the adults in their lives.

ON SALE for a limited time on AMAZON sites around the world.

THE TRAZ School Edition eBook is only 99₵ / £0.77  until 10 May 2013.

THE TRAZ 1st edition paperback is only $8.99 / £5.86 and qualifies for Amazon’s free shipping where applicable. School edition First edition paperback

“...can't wait to read the sequel...”

"... they draw her into the dark world of drugs, murder and lawlessness..."

"Exciting, powerful, and tragic...young adult book for all ages"

"Excellent characterizations, dialogue, interaction, descriptive settings..." 

"Every parent should read this book and discuss it with their kids."

"...for ‘tweens and teens to help those in these emotionally- and physically cruel years."

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