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

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Saturday Giveaway: Five Kindle Copies of Divine Intervention!

The Frugal eReader is featuring a special contest. Five Kindle copies of my bestselling psychic suspense, Divine Intervention, will be given away to 5 lucky people.

To enter, leave a comment at the link below. If you tweet this contest using the buttons above the post and comment that you tweeted, you'll get an extra entry. You'll get more entries if you share the post link via Facebook or other sites.

Good luck!

Now here's the contest link. Check it out!

The Saturday Giveaway: Five Kindle Copies of Divine Intervention!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Whale Song review: "I would recommend this book to anyone."

5 STARS! "Whale Song is full of colorful images and descriptive passages. Cheryl Tardiff brings her characters alive with words. The reader is thrown into the lives of the characters and shares their emotions. I would recommend this book to anyone. Read it. You will enjoy it. I promise." -- Susan Schmelzer

Monday, June 06, 2011

Edmonton author Alison Neuman inspires a day camp for children with and without disabilities

Every now and then I come across a person who truly inspires me, and Alison Neuman is one such person. ~Cheryl

Alison Neuman, author of Ice Rose, a young adult spy novel, is proud to be organizing Camp Mission Access. Inspired by her love of the world of secret agents and the concept of having a day camp for children with and without a disability, Alison will host a camp that has received interest for additional locations in Canada and the United States even before it debuts this August. 

On August 4 & 5 and 8 & 9, 2011, at The Glenrose Hospital School in Edmonton, Alberta, Camp Mission Access will use a secret agent theme to inspire children. Each secret agent-in-training will complete four missions through writing, inclusive activities, games, and dance.

Despite her own disability, Alison has achieved regular life milestones, but when she was a child she dreamed of being able to go to a day camp with children of any and every ability. Her dream of writing and publishing a book was achieved when her novel Ice Rose was released in September 2010. Elissa, the main character, also has a disability but rather than dwell on it, uses it to be stronger and grow. Elissa mirrors Alison in that they both love dance and wanted to be professional dancers but were unable to due to the limitations of their health realities.

In March 2010, Alison was able to reconnect with her dance dreams when she began iDANCE Edmonton Community Dance Classes. She is thrilled to have iDANCE Edmonton presenting the ‘Stealth Moves’ dance workshops each day of the camp. Along with dance, each secret-agent-in-training will also explore their imagination as they create their own secret agent profile, polish their skills as they navigate an obstacle course created for every ability, learn and try memory techniques, and then test their skills trying to crack a code and open a myserious attaché. The secret-agent-in-training who opens the attaché gets to take home the revealed goodies.

Ice Rose - A teenager's world is turned upside down when an explosion steals her dad and her identity. Entering an exclusive academy that immerses her in the world of secret agents, she must overcome her fears and disabilities to discover the truth about her dad's mission, his software, and the mystery man stalking her before she ends up like her father―lost.

For more information, or to register for Camp Mission Access, check out:

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


SALE: While supplies last, I am selling the original (before covers) first editions of Divine Intervention and The River for only $15 each, including shipping and no GST for Canadians. This offer is for Canadian and US residents only, due to shipping costs.

Payments via PayPal only. Email me first to ensure I have stock left.

I'll be happy to autograph the books you order and personalize them too. These make great gifts!

As you may know, my bestselling novels The River and Divine Intervention have gone through a bit of a change in the past few months.

Divine Intervention was originally published in 2004, and while I liked the cover, I didn't LOVE it. It was the first book cover I had ever designed. Yes, me. lol And believe me, back then my design skills were limited. What I always wanted was a way to brand this series, something that carried over to the next book, and the next. I want readers to take one look at the cover and be intrigued. I also want them to recognize the cover as part of a series. So I came up with this cool concept in the new cover--but I did not design it. This time I left it to a professional. Jennifer Johnson is a fabulous graphic designer!

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With The River, originally published in 2005, my decision to revamp the cover was a bit tougher. I was emotionally connected to the cover. Not because I designed it--I didn't. My daughter did. When she was only 14. I've always been so proud of that cover because of Jessica's involvement. As she grew older, she began telling me she wasn't that pleased with her cover. And that led me to rethink the idea of replacing it. When I mentioned this to Jessica, she was very happy--not what I expected. This time Jessica designed the background picture--of an underground river. And Jennifer put the cover together with the text. I think they made a great team on this one.

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First editions of Divine Intervention and The River - only $15 each, including shipping and no GST for Canadians. This offer is for Canadian and US residents only, due to shipping costs.

Payments via PayPal only. Email me first to ensure I have stock left.