Depois visitou Karma, Annie Furman move-se de seu passado e seu futuro com o sub-xerife Dave Turner. Ela presentes – ou é a maldição dela? – crescer mais forte, e ela descobre que ela não está sozinha no Reino de viagem astral. Dave salvou a vida dela, agora ela tem que lutar contra outro ‘viajante’ para salvar a Dave… se ela sobrevive.
Chelle Cordero writes stories of Passion and Suspense. Vanilla Heart Publishing has published eleven 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; Karma Visited; and Annie’s Karma. 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.
Selma R. Silva has been a translator and interpreter since graduation in 1984, She was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil and had the chance to study languages since her early teen years. Years of hard work, travel and research have led to the perfect time and place to delve into the rewarding experience of literary translation.
It was 1985 and the little town I lived in was horrified at the murder that captured newspaper headlines. The site of the murder was just a few minutes from my home.
Using my EMT skills, I used to work in the infirmary of a local summer day camp in those years. Every day, as I drove to work, I went past the driveway leading to the smokehouse where the victim’s body had been burned beyond recognition. The police caught the murderer and the trial replaced the actual murder headlines.
But each time I passed the mailbox at the end of the crime scene driveway I was filled with an unease, there were nights when the horror at what had occurred there just wouldn’t leave my mind and I would lay awake staring at the ceiling.
When I wrote Final Sin I used a mental image of the crime scene that had haunted my town and I developed a different crime, a crime that included a body that had been set on fire. But that is where the similarity ended…
… Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full with the investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife when he meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. He is immediately drawn to her and finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. Julie finds herself just as drawn to him. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of their lives in extreme danger… Romance…danger…adventure…suspense…another great Chelle Cordero novel sure to grab readers from many genre!
Do You Believe in Karma? Annie Furman has a gift that allows her, while she sleeps, to visit people in their time of need - but who will be there for her when she needs help? Undersheriff Dave Turner is investigating a series of home invasions and homicides. He has no idea that solving this case will lead him to the woman of his dreams.
Excerpt from Annie's Karma:
“We just got into town. I haven’t had a chance to make any connections yet. I’m trying to get a job and I have to open a bank account. I just enrolled my son in the school.” Donna took the handwritten receipt from Annie’s hand. “Thank you. This apartment will be perfect. I’m grateful that you’re renting it to us.”
Donna explained to Annie that she and her four-year-old son were slowly meandering their way across the country, but she realized that the child needed a stable place to live instead of being on the move constantly. She was driving through and liked the small town atmosphere she noticed in Catawai. Donna told Annie that she was a recent widow and that her husband died of cancer, it was already very advanced when they discovered it. Neither she nor her late husband had any family. She wanted to move away and get a fresh start where there weren’t so many memories. She wanted someplace where her little boy could grow up without the constant reminders of a dad who was no longer there for him.
“There wasn’t much that Gene left us, but he had taken a small term life insurance policy, so at least I have cash in my pocket to pay our way for a bit without worrying too much.” Donna shrugged. “Hopefully I’ll get that job I interviewed for…”
Annie listened sympathetically and tried not to ask too many questions, but she noticed a look in Donna’s eyes that she thought she could understand even without knowing why. She couldn’t say for sure, but she knew that Donna wasn’t being entirely truthful. Annie suddenly realized why she felt connected with the woman. She wondered if she had ever had that same look during the years she needed to escape from Scott. Annie decided not to question Donna’s story, at least not for the time being. Maybe she could even find some way to help the other woman.
One day I will write my
autobiography and the title will be “I Made Plans, God Laughed”.
unexpected events, some frightening and some surprising. In the past few weeks
my family has been dealing with a frightening health emergency, we’ve pulled
together in love and support. I find myself pleasantly surprised at the
strength and resourcefulness of each member of the immediate family. Extended
family and close friends have also surrounded us with positive energy which has
encouraged and bolstered our hearts.
During the first nights
we were enveloped in fear, the fear that comes from not knowing what comes
next. As the days went on, with the help of prayer and the knowledge of medical
professionals, we were able to regroup and make plans. We found a place for our
loved one to recuperate, rehabilitate and, God willing, eventually return home.
It’s a wonderful thing to
be surrounded by family and loving friends when your need is great and you feel
lost. I truly believe in the power of positivity — positive thinking and positive
actions lead to better outcomes. We truly appreciate all the good wishes,
concern and prayers sent in our direction.
We know that there is a
long road ahead and we are hoping for a full recovery. This unexpected emergency
will forever change all of our lives making us more appreciative of loved ones
and good friends, and of course more aware of the need to take better care of ourselves.
Never miss a moment to
tell your loved ones how much they mean to you, life changes quickly. I
consider myself very lucky to still be able to say how much I care. I will be
selfish enough to ask for the comfort of your continued prayers and good
May the rest of 2017 find
you all, and your loved ones, in good health, surrounded by the warmth of love
The story continues... Annie's Karma, the sequel to Karma Visited, is available!
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Annie’s Karma by Chelle Cordero
Annie Furman moves on from her past and into her future with Undersheriff Dave Turner. Her gifts – or are they her curse? – grow stronger, and she finds out that she is not alone in the realm of astral travel. Dave saved her life, now she has to fight another ‘traveler’ to save Dave… if she survives.
Annie’s Karma is a super followup novel to Karma Visited. I was intrigued by many things that evolved and expanded throughout the book, not the least of which is the incredibly detailed (although fictional, I must guess) accounts of astral travel, alongside the thriller aspects of the story. ~ Karen Mayes, Beta Reader
As writer’s we often create
characters and mold them according to the convenience of the story plot — it’s an
exciting, godlike and powerful feeling to produce “someone” who comes to life
through words and who the readers (ideally) care about. By the time we write The
End our task is complete. We send our characters out into the world to
live on their own, to inspire peoples’ imaginations, and to remain who they are
Unless we decide to revive those
characters in another book.
Why, why, why would we do that? They’ve
done their time, did their job and now they deserve to rest. …but maybe not.
Sometimes our characters stay with us just begging to move on.
Maybe we write a spin-off and our
once favorite NAGGING characters appear in the storyline again. When I wrote His Lucky Charm I literally fell in
love with a secondary character. Tom Hughes suffered tragic heartbreak in his
past and he was just the kind of man to council his cousin and her heartthrob
about the need to grab onto each other while you can, and his cousin and her
heartthrob did get married. I wanted Tom to have his own HEA (Happy Ever After)
ending and I wrote Within the Law.
This was pretty easy. While I did create Tom’s character and an important chunk
of his history, it wasn’t until I wrote Within
the Law that I really concentrated on developing him fully. And while the
lovers of His lucky Charm did make
appearances all I had to do was put a bit of time into their storyline. Easy peasy.
Another spin-off I wrote stemmed from
Final Sin where I created Jake and
Julie, and Julie’s sidekick Matt. In the spin off book, Hyphema, I was able to really develop Matt’s character and
introduce his wife who had only been mentioned in Final Sin. The focus was entirely on Matt and Sudah in the spin-off
Then I wrote Karma Visited about Annie who is able to astral travel in her sleep
to people in need and when she needs help who will be there for her? She meets
Dave and it’s a tense story. As an author I liked it and readers have told me
that they liked it as well. I wanted more of Annie and Dave’s story so I wrote
a sequel. A sequel is literally a continuation of a story line and often
including the same main characters. A sequel is also in the future in respect
to the first book so your characters have to show growth and still remain the
same people we fell in love with. If they had an HEA in the first book though
we also need to introduce new conflicts or the sequel will effectively be just
one long epilogue. I admit it was very difficult, I kept starting and then
scrapping everything I had written. It was frustrating.
I believed I had a terrific story in
my head, one that presented some major conflicts and great action, but how was
I going to tell it? Finally I decided to interview each of my characters, separately,
and I asked some pointed questions. What had transpired since Karma Visited? Where had they hoped to
be by this point in their lives? What were their biggest fears? And there were
many more questions, some much too personal to tell everyone else. I got a
clear picture of who Annie and Dave were in the year after Karma Visited ended. The sequel did get written and I am pleased to
announce that Annie’s Karma will be
available later this month.
Writers have a responsibility to
create real people (aka characters) who have had lives before the first pages
of our books and will live long after the words The End are typed.
On one side of my family all of the older female relatives
literally celebrated, via phone calls, every related teen-girl’s first menses (kind
of ala The Red Tent). The other side of my family keeps things so private that
even emergency hospitalizations aren’t shared outside of the immediate
household until there’s a casual conversation after the release of the patient.
There has GOT to be some middle ground.
I truly believe that families have the right to know about
serious health issues and semi-major family crises. You certainly don’t need to
share bedroom “stuff”, salaries, spats between household members or things that
are told to you in confidence by another family member (unless of course
someone’s safety is involved). And when things go awry in life it definitely
helps to talk out your angst with someone you can trust.
It was even suggested that if you really need to talk about
something that is making you lose sleep, pay a therapist to listen instead of
calling your sibling or a close cousin! While there is a time and place for
therapy, most worries just need to be aired, a chance to vent, a chance to be
coddled for a few minutes. I am not talking about calling a relative to overrule
something the spouse wants to do, getting permission or plotting — I’m talking
about keeping yourself from being tied up in knots with worry and upset.
I know of couples who won’t allow their spouse to even go to
the doctor’s waiting room with them for an appointment, and I also know of
couples who will only make appointments when their spouse is available to go
with them to talk to the doctor together. Sadly I also know couples who won’
even share the results of crucial medical tests with each other. I used to ride
an ambulance as an EMT and a few times I responded to a call where the other
household members had no idea what medical conditions the patient had or why
they were taking medications… undeniably sad and even a bit scary.
How much sharing is comfortable for you? How much privacy do
I’ve often wondered how many of the “emergency contacts” on
forms and in our phones actually have information about the person they are
supposedly able to answer for. And why for gosh sakes would someone’s offspring
think that mom and dad no longer worry about them even when they live out of
Yes, I do agree that there are things that needn’t be
discussed, but there is so much more that should be. Families especially need
to be able to rely on one another even if they are under separate roofs. Even
unrelated roommates need to know somethings about each other such as where they
work and if (and where) they are headed off for a weekend of fun so that is
SOMETHING, ANYTHNG unexpected happens, at least the police can get in touch
when they need to!
To quote John Donne, “No Man Is an Island” and we cannot
create walls as complete insulation between us. We each live, work and play
with other human beings and there needs to be just a bit where the lines we
draw around ourselves actually overlap and mingle. Honestly you shouldn’t
surround yourself with folks that you can’t even trust enough to share who you
So much to say and so little room to write - Grew up in the Bronx, NYC and went to school at JHS80, HS of Art & Design, and Fordham U. Lincoln Ctr campus. I always had an overactive imagination and parents who encouraged creativity and individuality. I am married to a terrific guy and we raised two extraordinary kids. My sister and I are real close. And I've always tried to give back to my community.
Oh, by the way, I like to write.