Cheryl Kaye Tardif's Blog – August 2007 Archive (27)

Day 30 of Cheryl's VBT: contest reminder and racial acceptance interview

Two days to go on my 'Touring the World' virtual book tour. Today, I have to remind those of you who ordered Whale Song on August 12th as part of my 44 Prizes contest to remember to email me with your Amazon shipping confirmation. The first 44 emails I receive will WIN FREE BOOKS! For more info, please check my contests page.…

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Day 29 of virtual book tour: a peek at Children of the Fog by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif is nearing the end of her 'Touring the World' virtual book tour, so she decided to do something she doesn't usually do. She is giving you a sneak peek at an UNpublished novel, one that she is very excited about and one that Kunati Books is currently considering. If you enjoy it, please sign Cheryl's guestbook and tell her (and her publisher).…

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Day 28 of VBT: read chapter 3 of Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

For the first time, my publisher has allowed me to give you a sneak peek of chapter 3 of my bestselling novel Whale Song, a novel that author New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice called "a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart".

Chapter three

I WHIRLED AROUND and saw a girl about my age treading water near the raft. She had black hair braided into two long plaits and dark eyes that stared at me…

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Day 27: author Cheryl Kaye Tardif visits John Kremer's site with an article on book signings

On day 27 of Cheryl Kaye Tardif's 'Touring the World' virtual book tour, she stops off at John Kremer's site. John is a respected book marketing expert and the author of numerous books including 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. At writers' conferences, he often presents on book marketing, publishing, writing, branding, and more. When John asked Cheryl if she could supply an article on marketing tips, she knew she had the perfect article, especially…

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Day 25 of virtual book tour: Picture Perfect by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

With one week left of my 'Touring the World' virtual book tour, I want to give you more samples of my work. Today's shocking short is one of my personal favorites, and the first short story of mine that Amazon picked up for their Amazon Shorts program.

So here's a sneak peek...

Picture Perfect…

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Day 24: visit Fiction Scribe for chapter 3 of The River and a review of Whale Song

Drop by FictionScribe.com to read a new review of Whale Song and for another glimpse into the life of Del Hawthorne as she gets ready for the adventure of her life, in Cheryl Kaye Tardif's The River, an action-packed techno-thriller that takes you down the wild Nahanni River.

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It had been years since she had set foot inside…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 25, 2007 at 1:56am — No Comments

"Mix some Michael Crichton with a touch of Dean Koontz..." says Amanda Richards, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer, about The River by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Amanda Richards, the Amazon Top 100 reviewer who recently gave Cheryl Kaye Tardif's Whale Song a 5-star review recently read and reviewed The River on Amazon...


Mix some Michael Crichton with a touch of Dean Koontz, add a generous dash of sci-fi and then distill the resulting mixture until all you have left is the good stuff. That, in a nutshell, is "The River". …



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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 22, 2007 at 9:01am — No Comments

Day 21 of virtual book tour: Whale Song reviewed at Raspberry Latte - The Bookworm's Book Review

Stacie Penny at Raspberry Latte has this to say about Whale Song by Cheryl Kaye Tardif:

"Eleven year old Sarah moves to Canada with her parents when her father accepts a post to study whales off the coastline. Even though she leaves everything behind, Sarah discovers that life can become complicated in a heartbeat. Or in the absence of one..."…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 22, 2007 at 8:37am — No Comments

Day 20 of virtual book tour: OUIJA by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Here's a short story you'll want to read with the lights on. Inspired by true events, OUIJA is the story of a woman who opens a box that should never be opened.

You know what they say about curiousity...

OUIJA

by Cheryl Kaye…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 21, 2007 at 6:02am — No Comments

Day 19: Read the final excerpt of Divine Intervention, Cheryl Kaye Tardif's sizzling psychic suspense

"Another wonderful Tardif novel shows her mastery of any genre. Tardif first enthralled me with Whale Song. What a magnificent transition she accomplishes here with Divine Intervention, a future-thriller, or speculative crime fiction, or sci-fi/mystery. Tardif shows that a great story and…

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Day 18 of virtual book tour: Chapter 2 of The River and a story about coincidence

THE RIVER by bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif is a "mile-a-minute pot-boiler mystery", according to the Edmonton Sun. Compared by fans to works by James Patterson, Dan Brown and Michael Crichton, THE RIVER is the story of Del Hawthorne and her search for a father she had thought long dead. As she travels with a group of near strangers along the mysterious Nahanni River, Del uncovers a world of painful youth serums, deadly nanobots and a conspiracy that threatens…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 19, 2007 at 5:21am — No Comments

Day 17 of VBT: Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif shares some trivia

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author of the bestselling novel Whale Song, has passed the halfway mark of her month-long virtual book tour, and today's stop gives you some quirky bits of trivia about Cheryl. Please stop by today's VBT host Word Weavers at their MySpace page and check out some interesting facts. Plus, don't forget...there may be a surprise waiting for you!

Tardif Trivia:

• From an early age, I wanted to be "Mrs.…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 18, 2007 at 4:16am — No Comments

Day 16 of Cheryl's virtual book tour: Chapter 2 of Divine Intervention, a psychic suspense

Drop by Criminal Minds at Work for Chapter 2 of Cheryl Kaye Tardif's psychic suspense Divine Intervention, a novel that pits a team of psychic government agents against a deadly serial arsonist who is leaving a blazing trail of bodies behind.

Or…

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Day 15 of VBT: Cheryl Kaye Tardif talks about the assisted suicide theme in her bestselling novel Whale Song

Book reviewer and film critic Jack Anthony interviews author Cheryl Kaye Tardif about Whale Song, the Controversial Novel that Explores Assisted Suicide…

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Day 14 of Cheryl Kaye Tardif's VBT: An excerpt from THE RIVER, a terrifying thriller

Today's stop is at The Write Type ~ Multi-Author Musings, and I am sharing Chapter 1 of The River, an action-packed thriller that explores nanotechnology, painful youth serums and a deadly conspiracy, with the Nahanni River in Canada's rugged Northwest Territories as its isolated and mysterious backdrop.

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She always leads with her heart,” a voice croaked.

Startled by the…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 15, 2007 at 3:40am — No Comments

Day 12: Cheryl visits Grow Mercy and talks about the murder of her brother Jason

On Grow Mercy I share a very personal tregedy with you, and I explain how Whale Song is benefitting others:



Let me introduce you to author Cheryl Kaye Tardif and her story…and how she is using one story to help homeless people.

Thanks, Steve, for having me visit Grow Mercy on Day 12 of my ‘Touring the World’ virtual book tour, where I’m promoting my latest novel Whale Song, a novel that will change the way you view life…and death. This is the first stop…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 13, 2007 at 5:27am — No Comments

Day 10: Bestselling Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif is interviewed by The Dark Phantom Review

Along with a link to the review of Whale Song, by The Dark Phantom Review, you'll find an enlightening interview with author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, as she embarks upon Day 10 of her 'Touring the World' virtual book tour.



Welcome to The Dark Phantom Review, Cheryl! It’s nice to have you here. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about your book, and what inspired you to write such a story?

Thank you for having me here.

Whale Song is an emotional…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 11, 2007 at 4:17am — No Comments

Day 9 of Cheryl's VBT gives you a glimpse of 'The Car'

As part of my 'Touring the World' virtual book tour I wanted to make sure that you had some fun along the way. I wanted to give you interesting articles and interviews, plus samples of my work, and today's sampling is a creepy short story (unpublished) that I hope you'll enjoy.

And for…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 10, 2007 at 2:03am — No Comments

Day 8 of Cheryl's virtual book tour - interviews with Muze's Musings and ArtistFirst Radio Network

Day 8 finds me with two exciting stops. First, please visit Muze's Musings where I am interviewed by author Nikki Leigh. Today we talk about everything Whale Song, from setting to native legends to research.



Nikki - Tell us a bit about how Whale Song came to be.



Cheryl - Whale Song arrived as a simple idea: ‘What if your mother died when you were young, a pre-teen?’ It then evolved to:…
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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 9, 2007 at 5:17am — No Comments

Day 7 of Cheryl Kaye Tardif's virtual book tour - read Chapter 2 of Whale Song

Day 7: Cheryl's 'Touring the World' virtual book tour - here's Chapter 2 of Whale Song, a haunting and compelling novel by Cheryl Kaye Tardif.

If you want to read the Prologue and Chapter 1 first, please go HERE.

Whale…

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Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on August 9, 2007 at 5:16am — No Comments

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