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 26, 2014

DREAM HOUSE: A Short Story - Enter at your own peril...

A chilling short story by international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif.

Evil lurks in the shadows…

Christine and Ray Kingston are ecstatic to move into their “dream home,” a stately manor in Danvers, Massachusetts, but they have no idea that the house has a life of its own. As a disturbing history is revealed, their dream quickly turns into a heart-stopping nightmare.

Something has been waiting for them…

*DREAM HOUSE first appeared in SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine, published by Imajin Books in May 2013.

Only $1.99 US!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014


Everyone needs a little DIVINE INTERVENTION. And now you can get it FREE at Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords!




CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist―a murderer who has already taken the lives of three people.

Jasi and her team members―Psychometric Empath and profiler Ben Roberts and Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko―are joined by Brandon Walsh, the handsome but skeptical Chief of Arson Investigations. In a manhunt that takes them from Vancouver to Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria, they are led down a twisting path of sinister secrets.

Sifting through ashes and clues, Jasi realizes that there is more to the third victim than meets the eye. Perhaps not all of the victims were that innocent. The hunt intensifies when she learns that someone they know is next on the arsonist's list.

Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind―a mind bent on destruction and revenge. And in the heat of early summer, Jasi discovers that a murderer lies in wait…much closer than she ever imagined.

Book 1 in the Divine series

"Sci-fi and mystery fans will love this book." ―Writer's Digest

Be sure to share this post so all your friends can enjoy a free ebook and a little DIVINE INTERVENTION of their own.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

MG/YA Author Kenna McKinnon Chats About The Bigfoot Apocalypse

Do Bigfoot eyes really glow?

Do their eyes simply reflect light like all nocturnal animals?

Or are they like fireflies and emit their own light?

Have YOU seen Bigfoot?

BIGFOOT BOY: Lost on Earth – THIS WEEK ONLY 99 cents on Amazon Friday May 23 – Friday May 30.

Read about 11-year-old Joey and his friend Errl, the alien Bigfoot from Planet X whose airpod crash-landed on Earth, separated from his classmates, and running for his life.

SUBMERGED in the dark forests of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, and in need of DIVINE JUSTICE, Errl finds true love but we will never know if his eyes really glow when he gazes at HUNNY, the golden haired earth Sasquatch girl, for whom he literally falls head over heels!

BIGFOOT BOY, LOST ON EARTH: Kenna McKinnon's imaginary tale of a "fun, rough and tumble escapade through the wilderness of Canada’s Kootenays, with good guys, bad guys and youngsters in hot pursuit as Errl desperately tries to make his rendezvous with the mother ship."

"In McKinnon's novel, youngsters of all species learn to rely on themselves, friends, community and the trusted adults in their lives as they face life’s dangers and dilemmas and deal with their fears."

Kenna McKinnon, author of SpaceHive, does it again with another rollicking tale for middle graders and young adults of all ages…BIGFOOT BOY: Lost on Earth.

Author's Biography:

Kenna McKinnon is the author of SpaceHive, a middle grade sci-fi/fantasy novel traditionally published by Imajin Books; BIGFOOT BOY: Lost on Earth, was released in November 2013 by Mockingbird Lane Press, a traditional small press. A children's chapter book, Benjamin & Rumblechum, will be published by Mockingbird Lane Press in late 2014. Her books are available in eBook and paperback worldwide on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, etc., and in selected bookstores and public libraries.

Her interests / hobbies include running, volunteer, reading, writing, fitness and health, and walking. Her most memorable years were spent at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with Distinction with a degree in Anthropology (1975).

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Author Kim Cresswell talks about "The Perfect Blend of Romance and Suspense"

First, I'd like to welcome my good friend, Kim Cresswell, to my blog. Take it away, Kim! :-)

I love writing and reading romantic suspense because not only does the suspense provide instant tension in a story, I love the push-pull-tug-of-war of romance.

Will the hero and heroine get together?

Will they overcome the conflict and live happily ever after?

In my debut romantic suspense, REFLECTION ( A Whitney Steel Novel ), my heroine, reporter Whitney Steel is investigating an alleged human cloning project when she meets up with the hero, undercover FBI Agent Blake Neely, who is searching for his own answers. Everything from this point on focuses on Blake and Whitney discovering whether or not the villain has produced the world's first cloned human.

The relationship between the hero and heroine evolves because of the suspense.

So what is the perfect blend of romance and suspense? In my opinion—a kick-ass heroine, a hot FBI agent, sizzling romance, murder, and lots and lots of mayhem!


Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the "Big" story.

She found it. Now it may kill her. 

After receiving a lead pointing to the world's first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder. When she's nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away. 

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man's thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother's death over a decade ago...

Can they save an innocent child before it's too late? 

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.


Barnes & Noble:


Reflection is a deeply emotional romantic suspense that starts bold and holds you captive to the very end.” —New York Times Bestseller, Dianna Love

“Action packed from page one…an impressively laid out passionate thrill ride!” —InD’Tale Magazine (

“I was looking forward to reading about Whitney and Blake. I anticipated a Booth and Bones relationship (from the Bones TV Series) and I wasn’t wrong…this book is definitely worth reading.” —Quality Reads UK Book Club

About the Author:

Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing.

Her debut romantic suspense, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards: RomCon's 2014 Readers' Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense), InD'tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller), UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) and an Honourable Mention in Calgary's Romance Writers of America (RWA) The Writer's Voice (2006).

LETHAL JOURNEY was a finalist in RomCon's 2014 Readers' Crown and From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003).

Her action-packed suspense and thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers. As one reviewer said, "Buckle up, Hang on tight!"

Kim recently entered the true crime writing arena. Real Life Evil - A True Crime Quickie (two short stories) was published in January 2014. You can read her latest true crime stories in Serial Killer Quarterly, a new quarterly e-magazine published by Grinning Man Press.

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

24-7PressRelease Newswire Celebrates 10 Years & Offers Discounts


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