Catch the Wave to Great Reading with Vanilla Heart Publishing Authors!

Catch the Wave to Great Reading with these Vanilla Heart Publishing Authors – Chelle Cordero, Lauren Shiro, Malcolm R. Campbell, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Charmaine Gordon, Angela Kay Austin, and Tamara Philip

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Catch the Wave to Great Summer Reading!

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Book Promo: ~FREE e-book~ Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading – Holiday Stories and More

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That Christmas Feeling – Tamara Philip; A Date With Mistletoe – Chelle Cordero; Jock Stewart’s Holiday Hilarity – Malcolm R. Campbell; Dead for a Night – Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard; Esperanza-The Holiday that Wasn’t – Neva Squires-Rodriguez; Surprise in August – Charmaine Gordon; The Gift – Lauren Shiro.

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El Problema de Jugar a ser Cupido by Tamara Philip in ALL Spanish Editions

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El Problema de Jugar a ser Cupido

Libro 1 de la serie Cupido

by Tamara Philip

Ya está disponible en todas las ediciones españolas!

Now Available in All Spanish Editions!

 

Una Nochevieja, la tímida cantante December Brown, le manda borracha un mensaje de texto su colega y presentador de un programa de entrevistas, Trace Randall sobre su enamoramiento de hace tiempo por el distante actor, Tom Elmswood. Pensando que los dos famosos harían una bonita pareja, imprudentemente decide jugar a ser un casamentero…delante de un público en vivo. ¿Conectarán con el amor estos dos corazones solitarios o la flecha de cupido ha errado el tiro?


REVIEWS (English Edition)

Despite having placed the book down due to being busy, as soon as I picked it up again, I had no problem being wrapped back up into the story. The characters are able to be connected with and each have their own quirks that give them life. The tone of the book is so casual that it feels as if you’re right in the thicket of the story’s environment. Additionally, the tone complements the characters very well as it emphasizes the thoughts of each of them that makes their situations feel real. Anytime a book can make me use my imagination to paint the picture, it’s doing a darn good job….  Kelsey

Who doesn’t like a gritty love story. The romance plays out to be true to imagination with a real flare for an intimate setting and flawless character portrayals, the character ‘Trace’, being my favorite. The authors writing style sucks you in to the pages and I found I couldn’t put it down.

I was actually late for an appointment yesterday as I was so engrossed reading this book on the train that I missed my stop lol. I hope Tamara brings a lot more romance to our lives, and I will definitely be watching out for more books to come by this talented new author….  Pennie Mae Cartawick,  Author of the Sherlock Holmes book series

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Translator Spanish Editions

Carmen Cayuela Riquel

Tengo 26 años, soy de Sevilla (España). He estudiado Grado en Estudios Ingleses y también he hecho el Máster de Traducción e Interculturalidad. Me apasiona traducir y espero poder dedicarme a ello en un futuro. Entre mis aficiones se encuentra sobre todo la lectura, el cine y las series americanas. También me encanta mucho viajar y conocer mundo.

I´m 26 years old, I´m from Seville (Spain). I´ve studied Grado en Estudios Ingleses and a Máster de Traducción e Intercullturalidad. I love translating and I hope, in a future, to work as a translator. My hobbies are, above all, books, cinema and the American series. I also love travelling and to know the world.

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A Taste of… Tamara Philip

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The Trouble with Playing Cupid and The Trouble with Romance

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Tamara Philip

 

NOMINATED for

Outstanding Debut Author in Interracial Romance 2015

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After spending most of her life in New York City, Tamara Philip decided to let love lead her on an international adventure, where she’s met many amazing people and ate entirely too much. Tamara and her English-born Husband, Chris, now split their time between the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago.

Writing has been her secret passion since childhood. Quirky female leads are her trademark.

On any given day you can find Tamara telling people what to do, dodging adulthood, and working hard on her next novel.

 

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Where to find Tamara Philip online

Website: TamaraPhilipWrites.wordpress.com
Twitter: @MsTamaraPhilip
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TamaraPhilipwrites

 

 

Book Promo: Celebrating a Summer of Writing, Reading, and the Business of Being a Writer!

Celebrate Summer with Chelle Cordero

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Multipublished author Chelle Cordero is

Celebrating a Summer

of Writing, Reading, and the Business of Being a Writer!

 

Chelle Cordero and Vanilla Heart Publishing present 60+ Days to Live, Breathe, & Write – previously published as Living, Breathing, Writing, Volumes 1 and 2. This combined collection gives both the aspiring writer and the accomplished writer two complete months of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, the business of being a writer, and more. Includes more than 100 brain-starting exercises, business activities, and prompts to help you get those words on paper, and create your successful writing career. These short lessons and activities have been previously published as part of the acclaimed Amazon Kindle blog Living, Breathing, Writing available by subscription for Kindle owners, and consistently in the Top 100. Make the writing life the life for you! These hints, tips, essays, lessons, and activities for new and established writers cover such subjects as Querying, Marketing, Grammar, Dialogue, Blogging, Finances for Writers, Expanding Your Readership, and more!

Chelle Cordero’s experience as both a multipublished novelist and long-term freelance journalist, in addition to her successful Kindle Blog, Living, Breathing, Writing, will give you information and ideas… activities to spark your imagination, ‘up’ your writing game, develop your skills, and guide you through the business of writing and being a writer…

 

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Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published ten Cordero novels: Bartlett’s Rule; His Lucky Charm; Within the Law;Courage of the Heart; Final Sin; Hostage Heart; A Chaunce of Riches; Common Bond, Tangled Hearts;Hyphema; and Karma Visited. She is currently working on her next novel and promises another action packed adventure and heartwarming love story. Chelle has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for the bulk of her adult life and has been with Vanilla Heart Publishing since early 2008.

Her books have earned many plaudits which includes: Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival and a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee.; Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; and Hostage Heart, Final Sin and A Chaunce of Riches had top ten finishes in the 2009 Preditors’ and Readers’ poll.  Chelle was also featured in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” published by The Author’s Show in 2010. She earned multiple awards in the 2014 Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll, includingTop 10 Non-fiction Article for her Can We Talk?(an article inspired by the late Joan Rivers), Top 10 Promotional Site for her long-running and very popular site The Potpourri Parlor featuring book promos, interviews, profiles & more, and Top 10 Writers’ Workshop for Living, Breathing, Writing (an Amazon Kindle blog all about writing & being a writer).

 

Chelle Cordero maintains an author’s blog at http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/ a promotional blog at https://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/, and offers a weekly writing workshop for Kindle Blog subscribers athttp://bit.ly/pILcG. Her website http://chellecordero.com/offers information on all of her books and her appearances. Bloggers and the media are welcome to visit Chelle’s media room at http://chellecordero.com/media/ with downloadable photos and other information.

 

Be sure to LIKE Chelle’s FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChelleCordero.

You can email Chelle at ChelleCordero(at)gmail.com.

Chelle lives in the northeast with her husband, Mark, and family. They have two offspring, Jenni (& Jason) and Marc (& Trish). They also live with three mischievous and spoiled pussycats, one of whom has taken up permanent residence on Chelle’s desk. Chelle is a full-time freelance journalist for multiple publications; her articles appear regularly throughout North America and she writes a monthly column on NYS Emergency Medical Services issues.

 

60+ Days to Live, Breathe, & Write

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Book Review: A Villain for Vanessa by Alice Orr

A Villain for Vanessa
(Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series
Book 4)

A story of tangled roots and tormented love.
Two families are shaken to their roots. Vanessa Westerlo must find her roots. Bobby Rizzo is torn between Vanessa and his true roots. They are all tormented by love – past and too present. Now a man has been murdered. And that is the most tormented tangle of all.
Alice Orr is known for Delicious Suspense Spiced with Romance.
She does it again in A Villain for Vanessa.

A Villain for Vanessa is Book 4 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense series set in Riverton, New York. This book features the Kalli family and the fortunate people who find safety and welcome at the Kalli homestead on Riverton Road. A Wrong Way Home is Book 1 of the series and A Year of Summer Shadows is Book 2. A Vacancy at the Inn is Book 3 and introduces the Miller family of Riverton Road Hill.

About the Author

“Alice Orr is a brilliant writer who has a number one best seller in her pocket,” says one Amazon reviewer. Alice loves to write. Especially romantic suspense novels and blog posts. She’s been a workshop leader, book editor and literary agent. Now she lives her dream of writing full-time. So far she’s published fifteen novels, three novellas and a memoir – both traditionally and independently. Alice wrote her nonfiction book, No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells, as a gift to the writers’ community. A revised edition is now in progress. Amazon says, “This book has it all.” And calls her novels, “Delicious well written suspense spiced with a love story.” Most of all, Alice is thrilled to hear from readers. Visit her Alice Orr Books website. Alice has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and lives with her husband Jonathan in New York City.
Website & Blog: http://www.aliceorrbooks.com. EMail: aliceorrbooks@gmail.com

Amazon Customer Review

5 stars  Gripping — and unforgettable

Reviewed by Phyllis E. Ring

Alice Orr has a deft hand for every necessary element of fiction. She nails the breath-stopping pace of tightly written suspense, wields the kind of tension, shifts, and twists that don’t let you look away. In the case of A Villain for Vanessa, I was gripped before I was off the first page. That’s a writers’ big gift at work, both for the reader and the story.

The latter gains power like a train descending a mountain, surprising, sometimes even stunning, at each unforeseen turn. It makes for exciting reading. But it’s this author’s attention to the things I value most that makes her work most satisfying. The story resonates because of how it taps those depths of human emotion: the unrelenting ache of separation and estrangement, the animosity, deception, even destruction these can lead to — and the joy of reconciliation and reunion when we’re willing to see things differently. Orr plumbs these extremes in human tides, and what lies between them, while weaving inescapable suspense in an intricate plot.

Her characters breathe what’s real, often robustly candid, sometimes unflinching in its transparency. She also makes use of place — and buildings — as repositories of human experience, to convey deeper layers in her characters’ emotional story line. This brings with it a sense of home, and homecoming, that the heart can always recognize. It’s an appealing quality in her work.

I read romantic suspense more for the second word than the first, but Orr’s handling of the relationship that develops in this story delighted me, in part because of those emotional depths it reaches. Like others who are appreciating her novels, I’m grateful she’s writing in series, though this book suggests they also stand on their own just fine.

Book Review: Hyphema by Chelle Cordero

I read the book ‘Hyphema’ in one stretch. Very well researched and well written. The element of suspense was maintained throughout. I liked it very much. Great work.” ~ NS (5/11/2016)

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Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the
Shades of Love
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Summer Reading: 2012 Blue Ribbon Selection published by the
Ewen Prime Co.   EMSWorld posted about both of
Chelle’s EMS novels Final Sin & Hyphema
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This is my first book by this author and I would read another one of her stories.

This is Matt, Sudah and Raja’s story. Matt is white and his wife is Pakistani. Matt is a paramedic. Sudah is a stay-at-home mum who takes care of their son, Aden, but she wants to finish her education.

The story is told mainly from Matt’s perspective and you can feel the love he has for his wife. Sudah appears to love her husband. She is a Muslim and very traditional in the way she treats Matt. She is very subservient to him although he does not require this from her.

Sudah asks her husband if her cousin can come from Pakistani and live in their home with them so she can go back to school. Matt knows in his heart this is a mistake but because he loves his wife he says yes. Raja brings trouble to their happy marriage.

In the meantime there is a deranged man seeking revenge against Matt. Every harassing activity perpetrated against Matt and his family makes everyone believe these events are happening because Sudah is a Pakistani and a Muslim; but nothing could be further from the truth.

I read the book in one sitting; it was a page turner and I had to discover what happened in the end. I found the story to be an emotional roller-coaster ride because I did not believe that Sudah’s love for Matt was as deep and as unconditional as Matt’s love was for her. Even though there is a happy ending, I could not enjoy it because I thought Matt had been short changed by Sudah’s lack of trust in him. She believed Raja over her husband who had never given her any cause to ever doubt him. I was cheering for team Matt.

What would have made this book a better read for me was to hear the story from Sudah’s perspective, as well, because it was very difficult to understand her reasoning at times.

Definitely worth a read.

-Reviewed by Marcia  (from Romance Novels in Color  1/4/2016)

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What else has been said about Hyphema?

In Hyphema, author Chelle Cordero meets headlong a number of real problems facing her characters. She doesn’t sugar-coat cultural differences and prejudice. The series of incidents and the deaths faced by Matt and Sudah cause them to face these problems and gives the love story a depth well-done.” —Janet Lane Walters

Ms. Cordero tackles such amazingly current topics-hate, prejudice, fear of the different, with such enjoyable, suspenseful, and well-researched background, that this reader will be following her closely to see what she writes next. Each medical scene resonates with reality, and each chapter flows into the next with a flutter in the pit of the stomach for what is coming, as well as what has been.” —Brian Davidson

I sat down to read Hyphema late one night. I thought I would start it, read for about thirty minutes and then go to sleep; instead, I stayed up till almost four in the morning reading it. Immediately immersed in the story, the tension never let up enough for me to even consider putting it down and coming back to it later.

Matt is an air ambulance EMT, a flight medic. He has just moved his son, and his Pakistani wife, to a small town in North Carolina from New York so he could have this job. The job is his dream job and Sudah, his wife, couldn’t be more supportive. She is patient, caring and so obviously in love with Matt and their son that it just spills over onto the page. She’s the kind of person I’d like to have for a neighbor, but not everyone, even within the circle of Matt’s work buddies and their wives feel that way, but Sudah handles the anger and prejudice with grace and softly spoken words meant to soften hearts and break down the walls of misunderstanding.

On one particularly heartbreaking call, Matt and his team are dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV that had rolled over. The mother was unconscious, trapped in the car and her toddler son was bloody, unresponsive and pinned in the back in his car seat. To get to him they had to get the mother out.

Knowing there was no time to wait for fire trucks and ambulances Matt and his team pry open the car door and get the mother out, but when they get to the little boy, they realize he is dead. Wanting to be able to tell the mother when she regains consciousness that they had done everything possible to save her son, Matt opens IVs wide and begins CPR on the boys still warm body, handing the CPR off to an EMT on board Matt goes to work on the mother, trying to stabilize her condition. Even though the team does everything they can the little boy is pronounced DOA at the hospital. His devastated father comes into the ER and discovers that his son is dead when he wasn’t even supposed to be with his wife, her sister was supposed to be babysitting. Overcome with grief he screams how he’ll make everyone pay.

Life for Sudah is difficult at times, even though she is a happy person with an optimistic attitude. People won’t talk to her and sometimes call her names. Her own parents will not even recognize her marriage because it is a Muslim/Christian marriage. This is extremely hard on Sudah because she loves and misses her parents, but it becomes especially hard when they refuse to even accept a picture of their grandson because they view him as illegitimate.

Sudah becomes the victim of apparent hate crimes; a rock is thrown through their window when she is home alone with a message that appears to relate to 9/11 on it. Another note is found taped to the house after the family had been away, every time they report the incidents and every time they police act as though there is simply little to nothing to do. After one particularly frightening incident the police even threaten to arrest Matt for filing a false report because they think he is making it up to make the police look bad – a task they are managing quite well on their own.

Matt and Sudah face obstacles that severely test their relationship and their marriage. I do not want to go into anymore of the specifics here, but while Matt and Sudah’s relationship plays an important role in the book, the story is much more of an extremely well written thriller and I definitely recommend reading it.” — Tracy Riva

Chelle Cordero tackles a difficult subject this time in her latest release HYPHEMA: bleeding in the eye caused by trauma. A mystery thriller with love, prejudice, and first responders makes HYPHEMA a must read in this climate where compassion and understanding will lead toward peace.

Writing from years of experience as a first responder, Ms Cordero paints an accurate, thrilling story of the lives of flight medics in North Carolina.

Matt Garratti brings his wife, Pakistani born Sudah and their baby son to begin a new life. Before long, Matt wonders if he is bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.” — Charmaine Gordon

Book Promo: Mask of Deceit by Paul Zunckel

Mask of Deceit by Paul Zunckel
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Mask of Deceit

by Paul Zunckel

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Mask of Deceit by Paul Zunckel

Juliana’s world is turned upside down when her husband, Paul, is brutally murdered in the darkness of an alleyway in Venice. She is raped and left for dead while the sounds of the Masked Carnival fill the air.

The only thing that keeps Juliana going is the memories of a perfect love, and her deep desire for vengeance.

With the help of her father, the killers are tracked down, one by one, and on the anniversary of Paul’s death, with the sounds of the Carnival in the background, the killers come face to face with the Mask of Deceit, and pay the ultimate price at the hands of a woman who is dead inside.

 

 

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PRE-RELEASE REVIEW

“edge of my seat, escalating heartbeat kind of story”

“I’ve read Paul Zunckel’s Blood Moon Trilogy, and The Devil in Eden. Mask of Deceit is different from those but just as satisfying. His descriptive phrasing drew me right into the scenes all while enjoying the edge of my seat, escalating heartbeat kind of story he has written here!

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