Living, Breathing, Writing – like having an artist in residence

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In celebration of Volume 1 going to print edition due to demand, Chelle Cordero and Vanilla Heart Publishing have put together another complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. Includes more than 50 brain-starting exercises and prompts to help you get those words on paper.

Available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines 
Published:Aug 05, 2011 
Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing 
Seller: Smashwords 
Print Length: 87 Pages 
Language: English

Based on the highly successful Amazon Kindle Blog

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Living, Breathing, Writing  

by Chelle Cordero – Blog Subscription

In time for your holiday gift shopping…

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Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero (Kindle Edition – July 19, 2009)Kindle eBook
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Now available to ALL

My Weekly Writing Workshop for your Kindle at has been a rousing success!

And NOW, even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can benefit –

by Chelle Cordero

is NOW available for INSTANT download from
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Welcome to a complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer. In the BONUS Section of this book you ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.

These short lessons and activities have been previously
published as part of the acclaimed Amazon Kindle blog
available by subscription for Kindle owners.

“Having Chelle Cordero’s blog on my Kindle is like having an author here in residence with me. She gives inspiration, motivation, and best of all, practical advice and solutions. I love the writing exercises she offers at the end of each blog, as well as the writing prompts .” ~J.B. Naylor

~from Chelle Cordero:

“Living, Breathing, Writing is filled with weekly articles about writing, tips, trends, methods. Imagine a weekly writers workshop and the convenience of your Kindle ”

Heart Transplant – Google alert

Today I received a Google-alert in my e-mailbox titled “Heart Transplant Recipient” – scrolling down was listed “Vanilla Heart Publishing is pleased to announce the public release of Forgotten by Chelle Cordero, author of Bartlett’s Rule. Vanilla Heart Publishing is presenting Forgotten in three formats; trade, paperback edition, large print edition, and ebook edition in hopes they can reach many underserved readers with this exceptionally well-written and professionally edited fiction novel. Forgotten is an unforgettable romance… Read more by Vanilla Heart Publishing on July 14, 2008

How very apropos!

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas… this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger. The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can’t afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn.

Previously released as Forgotten,
by Chelle Cordero

previous reviews of Forgotten said:
“Forgotten is Hard to Forget”
“The story grabs you from the beginning”
If you like Danielle Steele and Patricia Cornwell, you will enjoy ‘Forgotten.’

So why is this story getting a heart-transplant and becoming His Lucky Charm?

It’s all in the name. If you go to and look up the name Forgotten, you get pages upon pages of titles using the word forgotten in myriad possibilities – Forgotten by Chelle Cordero actually gets listed several pages into the search which has made it difficult for readers to find the book by its title alone.

But search His Lucky Charm and it comes up FIRST!

Readers will be able to find this story with a lot more ease! (Yes, I do try to give my readers what they want)

His Lucky Charm – a Kindle book

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger.

The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can’t afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn.

(Previously released as Forgotten, Vanilla Heart Publishing, 2008)

One of the last things a woman wants to hear from the man she is making love with is “Who are you?” When Brandon asks that of Caitlyn less than a day after their Las Vegas wedding, her life begins a wild and out-of-control spin. Even though Brandon can’t remember Caitlyn, Brandon can’t understand why he is so attracted to a woman that his fiancé tells him he has no right to be in love with.


His Lucky Charm is a re-release of my earlier novel, Forgotten – the exciting news is the NEW title. Look it up on Amazon and the title comes up a lot sooner than its predecessor, thus ending some of the frustration of readers who wrote to me.

Vanilla Heart Publishing has generously re-released this romantic-suspense with a new title and a hot new cover.

His Lucky Charm is also available on Smashwords
in multiple e-book formats


Can you hear it?

I have frequently been asked if any of my books are available in audio books (usually tapes) – at his time they are not available as audio tapes. However all of my novels are available in various eBook formats including .PDF and KINDLE.

What, you ask, does an eBook have to do with audio?

Many of the more recent versions of Adobe Acrobat offer “Text to Voice” or “Read Aloud” options and you can use this program on your desktop or laptop to read .PDF files. Follow this link for Adobe Reader 9 if you don’t already have it on your computer. (it’s a FREE download)
Also since each of my novels is available for Kindle, I am pleased to announce that EACH book has been Text-to-Speech: Enabled for Second Generation Kindle and Kindle DX devices.

Can you tell I’m excited?

I am, I am!

Where can you find these formats for your friendly “computer-man” to read to you?

…and for a variety of eBook formats with INSTANT download,

Chelle Cordero Fall 2009 Sampler
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Enjoy a good taste of Chelle Cordero’s novels,
Bartlett’s Rule
, Forgotten, Within the Law, Courage of the Heart,
Final Sin
, and her yet-to-be-released A Chaunce of Riches

10 Excerpts, 5 Books & A Chance to WIN a FREE E-Book!

Yes, you read it right – you have a chance to WIN a FREE E-Book!

Simply match the following excerpts with the correct book (hint: there are 2 excerpts per book) Leave your answers in the comments below (for example 1:A, 2:D, 3B and so forth – and NO, those are NOT the answers, LOL)

On Friday I will pick one name from all of the CORRECT entries (or a tie with the most correct responses) for a chance to win a FREE .pdf format E-Book of your choosing from my 5 novels. (If you can’t comment below, send me an email at with 10/5 Contest in the subject line)

The excerpts are direct from my books, I just substituted ***** for character names. BTW, you might even find some of these excerpts in the FREE Chelle Cordero First Chapter ChapBook (you can download that now for FREE

Here are the names of the books:

A: Bartlett’s Rule
B: Forgotten
C: Within the Law
D: Courage of the Heart
E: Final Sin

Here are the excerpts:

1. ***** helped her while she fumbled into a night shirt and crawled under the blankets. Then he went to his side of the bed and stripped, leaving his clothing on the floor. He got under the covers and pulled her body up against his, he kissed her on the top of her head and whispered “G’night.” Before he reached to turn out his night table lamp, he stopped to watch her sleeping in their bed…another memory for him to store.

2. There was no way he was a hero, he thought. He laughed and shook his head. But he didn’t argue. So long as he could wrap himself in the blanket, he was willing to cooperate. She helped him to his feet. He wound up taking a ride in the back on one of the other police cruisers, the trooper behind the wheel was nice enough to turn the heat on high. He borrowed the Nextel on his ride in and called ***** to ask her to bring him dry clothes and pick him up at the hospital. He assured her he was fine.

3. ***** injected epinephrine and sodium bicarb twice in an effort to restart her heart, but they couldn’t get her back. She had lost too much blood and had suffered too many traumas. It was almost as if she was surrendering to the peaceful cloak of death. It was a frustrating twenty-five minutes while the crew worked hard to save the young woman’s life.

4. She watched incredulously as he pulled a pair of jeans on. “I’m sorry…I…” Suddenly ***** felt angry. “If you thought that I thought it was going to be some kind of commitment, you don’t need to worry. I got carried away…don’t worry, it won’t happen again.” She stood taking the bed sheet with her to cover herself. “If you don’t mind giving me some privacy, I’ll get dressed.”

5. He silently counted to ten before answering. “You will stay out of my personal life. And don’t threaten me about my son.” He felt the bile rising in his throat. “And don’t you dare ever tell my boy that I didn’t want him. Consider yourself damn lucky that I didn’t tell him the truth about how you slept around with everyone and then lied about the paternity.”

6. “Come on, I know this evening was all a show to keep me happy so your company can buy the magazine.” ***** knew that this purchase would benefit the new publisher even more than it would him so long as he remained on board. “It would make me very happy to know a little bit more about the woman *****.”

7. He called and left a message on his office voice mail. A woman’s voice greeted him in a recorded message. Somehow he recognized that it was *****’s voice. He remembered her voice, but how could that be when he couldn’t remember anything else? ***** scribbled the hotel and room number for him on a paper napkin so he could leave it in the message. He finished his message and kept the phone to his ear through the rest of the recorded options. Wondering if his message sounded urgent enough, he thought about re-recording his message and then decided to let it stay as it was. He hung up the phone.

8. “That’s going to be it for me, I’ve got an early morning.” He removed his hand from her wrist and watched as she pulled her slender hand away, noting the bright red of her nails. He remembered seeing red nails like that before. It was the same red as the cherry that topped the ice cream sundae you took your girl out for on a hot summer night. It was the same red as the Ruby stone that sat in a high school ring.

9. “You know hon, some relationships make it and some don’t. Every relationship has baggage of some kind. People grow, sometimes they grow apart.” She leaned on her desk and smiled kindly for her friend. “But I’m the kind of romantic that believes most love affairs do work out. And I really do see love in his eyes when he looks at you. That’s certainly something none of us would have expected from the old *****. You really have brought out the best in him.”

10. They sent ***** back to New York ahead of him. She hadn’t even said good-bye. After a short interview with a government agent, she was provided with a ticket home and a ride to the Las Vegas airport. ***** never got the opportunity to speak with her after their rescue. As far as he knew, she never asked to see him. She was already on her way back to New York when he found out that she was gone.

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