40 years of E-Books

Happy Birthday to

Michael Stern Hart
born March 8, 1947

from Wikipedia: “Michael Stern Hart (b. 8 Mar 1947 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American best known as the founder of Project Gutenberg which makes electronic books freely available via the Internet. At least one version of each book is a plain text file that can be displayed on virtually any computer. Most of the early postings were typed in by Hart himself. Today, the e-texts are produced (usually scanned) by Project Gutenberg’s many volunteers. The collection includes public domain works and copyrighted works included with express permission.

Love a Tree,
Read an Ebook!

Read an Ebook Week
Specials for March 6-12
on Smashwords

Use the code RAE25 at checkout for 26% off during this

site-wide promotion!
(Offer good thru Mar. 12, 2011)

Bartlett’s Rule
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 62820 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on April 12, 2009
Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.
Within the Law
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 73480 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on April 12, 2009
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.
Courage of the Heart
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 79380 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on April 12, 2009
COURAGE OF THE HEART shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.
Final Sin
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 84500 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on June 13, 2009
Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger…
Hostage Heart
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 72450 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on July 20, 2009
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood… An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her … a man who isn’t all he seems…no, he is so much more
A Chaunce of Riches
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 59430 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on October 31, 2009
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect.
Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 71170 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on December 16, 2009
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. When Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies.
His Lucky Charm
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 74520 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on March 20, 2010
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.
Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 22710 words. Non-Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on October 28, 2010
A 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. In the Bonus Section of this book you’ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.

OEBD for the holidays

One of the more popular gifts being sent to servicemen and women of our coalition forces this holiday season is an e-book reader (Kindle, Sony, iPhone, Nook, Blackberry etc.) Here is the chance to fill those readers with lots of great reading material – and e-books from Smashwords are available to read on web browsers and laptops/netbooks as well.

When I first signed up for Operation E-Book Drop via Smashwords and author Ed Patterson I had six books – today I have nine books. Also increasing in numbers is the amount of authors who are participating in this wonderful program – on Oct 31, 2010, Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, said “Ed Patterson informs me over 500 indie authors are now participating in Operation Ebook Drop. Awesome! Congrats to all.


I am pleased to say that I am STILL a participating author in Operation E-Book Drop.

Servicemen and women of our Coalition Forces are away from home and putting themselves on the line for the rest of us. No matter what your political beliefs are, most of us agree that we need to support our men and women as we pray for their safe return.

All coalition military personnel deployed overseas who need multi-format ebooks are eligible. According to Ed, “If you’re overseas and away from your home and loved ones, your dependence on reading might increase – and so we are gifting you ebooks for Kindle, Sony, iPhone, Blackberry etc.”
For free ebooks, please email Ed at
ed w pat @ att . net (remove the spaces)

What is Operation E-Book Drop?


Author Ed Patterson had an online conversation with a soldier stationed in Iraq who was having difficulty getting books to read on his Kindle – there isn’t a whole lot to do for entertainment there. Ed sent the soldier a complete file of his books in Kindle format – and then the idea struck him that there might be other soldiers and other authors who would want to participate. Sure enough, lists started to form and books were being sent over the internet in various e-book formats.

Then the wonderful staff at Smashwords found out about this effort and decided to promote the program – Smashwords authors can use special coupon codes to send the members of the Coalition Forces so they can download books to their reading devices. Since Smashwords offers books in several ebook formats (including Kindle, Palm, .pdf and more), books are readable on all reading devices and even with a web browser.

Kimberlee at Vanilla Heart Publishing made sure that any VHP authors who wanted had the proper coupon codes to send…

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It’s a FREEBIE!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month
a time to remind everyone that a library card
is the smartest card of all.

It’s September 22 – have you signed up for your library card yet?
Whether you’re a student, parent, researcher, or just looking for entertainment and relaxation, a library card opens your world to a wealth of information. You can read many of the newest and hottest releases, local newspapers and magazines, and have access to some of the finest encyclopedia’s and reference books at your local libraries.
If you live in the Ramapo-Catskill library area (New York’s Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties) then you can also read FOR FREE 5 of my novels – ask about inter-library loans if your individual library doesn’t have the book on the shelf. The RCLS Library system has Bartlett’s Rule, Forgotten, Within the Law, Final Sin and Courage of the Heart (CotH – original version).
Be sure to ask at YOUR local library if they carry my books – if they don’t (!), ask them to order them. Many libraries welcome patron suggestions.

What?! You say you live too far from your library to make use of its resources? There’s no such thing anymore. Many libraries across the country offer digital services as well. That’s right, if you have access to the internet (you’re reading this, aren’t you?), then you can download digital media like Audio Books, EBooks, Music and Video. (Ahem, ALL of my novels are available as EBooks!).

Find out the services your public library offers and you’ll find out just what a bargain the library can be!

Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero
Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient. (ISBN-13: 978-0979654534)
Forgotten by Chelle Cordero
Forgotten is an unforgettable romance about two people who meet by chance, love by choice and are torn apart by intrigue. Their romance survives a foreign threat to national security, kidnapping, personal tragedy and a murder attempt. (ISBN-13: 978-0979654572)
His Lucky Charm by Chelle Cordero
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. (ISBN-13: 978-1935407577) *previously Forgotten
Final Sin by Chelle Cordero
Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger… (ISBN-13: 978-1935407133)
Within the Law by Chelle Cordero
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the villain who took his love from him. (ISBN-13: 978-0982115046)
Courage of the Heart by Chelle Cordero
COURAGE OF THE HEART shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers. (ISBN-13: 978-1935407188)
Common Bond, Tangled Hearts by Chelle Cordero
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. When Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies. (ISBN-13: 978-1935407935)
Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood… An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her … a man who isn’t all he seems…no, he is so much more. (ISBN-13: 978-1935407713)
A Chaunce of Riches by Chelle Cordero
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect. (ISBN-13: 978-1935407263)

It’s Read an Ebook Week – March 7 – 13

Smashwords rocks!

Smashwords: Read an Ebook Week Specials for March 7-13

We’re pleased to sponsor Read an E-Book Week for the second year,” said Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. “Working in collaboration with Read an E-Book Week and other participating retailers and publishers, the initiative will introduce tens of thousands of new readers and authors to the joys of ebooks.”

Ebooks are the fastest growing segment of the book publishing industry. According the International Digital Publishing Forum, wholesale ebook sales in the United States grew 172 percent in 2009.

Vanilla Heart Publishing Read an Ebook Week Titles

25% off our regular low prices
during the entire promotion!

DISCOUNT CODE RAE25

Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. Justin, the victim of a fraternity prank, and Layne, the subject of a forced insemination, have produced a beautiful child that they are both willing to protect at all costs. The two parents realize they can love each other, but when Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies. Justin won’t give up until Layne is returned to him. Layne uses her new-found strength, courage and knowledge to defy Charlie’s ugliest demands.

A Chaunce of Riches by Chelle Cordero

The day that Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for some rich widow and her kid, he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most so many years before. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would see him again. She never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man over the man she had sworn she once loved. And she certainly never expected to find out that her rich husband had been murdered and fingers were pointing to her former lover.

Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero

Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood… An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her … a man who isn’t all he seems…no, he is so much more.

Final Sin by Chelle Cordero

Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger…

Courage of the Heart by Chelle Cordero

Courage of The Heart shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.

Within the Law by Chelle Cordero

Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.

Forgotten by Chelle Cordero

Forgotten is an unforgettable romance about two people who meet by chance, love by choice and are torn apart by intrigue. Their romance survives a foreign threat to national security, kidnapping, personal tragedy and a murder attempt.

Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero

Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.

Great Holiday Gift Ideas – Think books!

Are you planning to hit up the stores this Black Friday?

Personally I prefer to do a lot of my shopping online and avoid all of the crowds and parking hassles.

Whether you plan to shop online or at the mall, I scoured the net for some great gift suggestions for this holiday season,

For young children: Fisher-Price Elmo Live, Hasbro Playskool Busy Ball Popper, Loving Family Dollhouse

For teens: Monopoly Clone Wars, laptops, Digital Photo Keychain, Custom Art Print Skins For Laptops

For her: Crocs Mammoth Clog, Kindle, Jewelry, Gucci handbags

For him: IPOD, MP3 player, Mini Charging Valet, Cordless Air Compressor

For pets & pet lovers: Roomba Pet Series Vacuum,

Don’t think that only walk-in retail offers Black-Friday specials, you’ll find several online like Amazon’s BLACK FRIDAY Deals Week

and while we are on the subject of Amazon, they sell lots more than just books – Check out some terrific books that make super Christmas and Chanukah presents including mine! All of my books are available in print and in multiple ebook formats.

Chelle Cordero Fall 2009 Sampler

FREE! & downloadable Ebook
37320 words. Fiction by Vanilla Heart Publishing on August 29, 2009

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

A Chaunce of Riches by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – Nov 13, 2009) # ISBN-13: 978-1935407263
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect. EBOOK


Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – Jul 20, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1935407713

Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood… An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her … a man who isn’t all he seems… no, he is so much more. EBOOK


Final Sin by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – May 1, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1935407133

Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the object of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger… EBOOK


Courage of the Heart by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – Jan 15, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1935407188

Sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to each other results in a spirit that binds them together. EBOOK

Within the Law by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – Oct 2, 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0982115046
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him. EBOOK


Forgotten by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – Jul 25, 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0979654572

Forgotten is an unforgettable romance about two people who meet by chance, love by choice and are torn apart by intrigue. Their romance survives a foreign threat to national security, kidnapping, personal tragedy and a murder attempt. EBOOK

Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero (Paperback – April 3, 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0979654534
Lon and Paige’s love affair is filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient. EBOOK

Operation E-Book Drop


I am pleased to say that I am a participating author in Operation E-Book Drop.

Servicemen and women of our Coalition Forces are away from home and putting themselves on the line for the rest of us. No matter what your political beliefs are, most of us agree that we need to support our men and women as we pray for their safe return.

What is Operation E-Book Drop?

Author Ed Patterson had an online conversation with a soldier stationed in Iraq who was having difficulty getting books to read on his Kindle – there isn’t a whole lot to do for entertainment there. Ed sent the soldier a complete file of his books in Kindle format – and then the idea struck him that there might be other soldiers and other authors who would want to participate. Sure enough, lists started to form and books were being sent over the internet in various e-book formats.

Then the wonderful staff at Smashwords found out about this effort and decided to promote the program – Smashwords authors can use special coupon codes to send the members of the Coalition Forces so they can download books to their reading devices. Since Smashwords offers books in several ebook formats (including Kindle, Palm, .pdf and more), books are readable on all reading devices and even with a web browser.

Kimberlee at Vanilla Heart Publishing made sure that any VHP authors who wanted had the proper coupon codes to send…

I signed up – it is a small service I can do for the men and women who are doing for us. I hope my books will give the soldiers a bit of a reprieve from reality.

2009 VHP READ ‘EM AND LOVE ‘EM EBOOK PROMOTION!


All Vanilla Heart Publishing Fiction Titles in

ALL EBOOK FORMATS

$5.99!

KindleAllRomanceOmniLitSmashwords
And coming soon, Fictionwise, Barnes & Noble Ebooks, and Sony eReader

How Cool Is That!

…and please remember

Honoring The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Vanilla Heart Publishing and Chelle Cordero will donate $1 per copy of Bartlett’s Rule (any format) sold through midnight October 31, 2009 to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, to further their amazing work.

Bartlett’s Rule ISBN 978-0-9796545-3-4
print from Amazon
print from Barnes & Noble
various eBook formats from Smashwords
Kindle from Amazon
* more sources are available

Wow, what a bargain!

I shared an audio update using #Cinch, check it out:

http://bit.ly/12kVmz

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