Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bartlett's Rule is the Book of the Month!!!!!

Bartlett's Rule is the

August Book of the Month at


in the Nanuet Mall

Nanuet NY
Bartlett's Rule by Chelle Cordero
is available at Origin Books!


Bartlett's Rule will be the topic for

a Book Club Discussion Group

at Origin Books Art and Coffee

Sunday, September 7, 2008 1-3PM

Nanuet Mall, Suite 102175 West Rte 59Nanuet, New York 10954 (directions)

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chelle's Appearances on Blog Talk Radio

Vanilla Heart Publishing on Blogtalk RadioTalk with the authors that make Vanilla Heart Publishing great! We'll talk about writing, and life, their books, marketing and promotion, and about everything else...

Chelle Cordero's
VHP BlogTalk Radio appearances!
Celebrating Forgotten!

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.

Chelle talks with us about
Author Promotion and Marketing Tips!
And on August 10th, join Chelle Cordero as she talks about and shares author promotion tips and strategies!
Aug 10, 2:30pmEST
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Books-with-Heart

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Story Behind Forgotten

Lying in bed late one night I watched my husband while he slept. Feeling so very grateful to have him in my life, I mused as to how different my world would have been if we had never met. And I thought that I couldn’t imagine waking up the next morning to find that my life with him had never existed. G-d forbid I should just simply forget.

I had an idea for a story where one person can’t remember his (or her) spouse. Then I developed the characters Brandon and Caitlyn and I decided to put them into one of the most disconcerting moments to realize that he had no idea who she was. Caitlyn was being seductive and tempting and enjoying the intimacy with the man she had married just the evening before when he asks her “Who are you?” At first she thinks he is joking, but when reality hits and she realizes he really can’t remember - then really he is no more than a stranger to her.

Definitely awkward. Then the problems are compounded when Brandon’s fiancée shows up and brands Caitlyn a liar and a con-artist.

Amnesia is a partial or profound loss of memory. Amnesia can br caused by trauma (external or internal), drugs or emotional upheaval. Recovery varies but most amnesias, unless they are caused by brain damage, usually abate with time. Total amnesia, also called global amnesia, is rare.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Paige (from Bartlett's Rule) writes to Caitlyn (of Forgotten)

Hi Caitlyn,

I read your letter (Open Letter from Caitlyn) and thought I might lend you some support.

I know how important trust is in a relationship so I can understand why you feel the way you do about Brandon’s duplicity. But I also know, because Lon spoke with Brandon about this, that Brandon did what he did because he thought he had to protect you. Now I am not excusing him, I don’t like lies or “half-truths” at all. Just know that he really does love you.

It’s funny because Lon wasn’t who I thought he was either – but yeah, in his case, he wasn’t really trying to fool me; he just thought he had a public image he had to live up to. I’m so happy that I gave Lon a chance though and it really did pay off.

I am going to read Forgotten – I’ve got a copy sitting right here and I plan to start it tonight. While I understand why you don’t want anything to do with Brandon I really am hoping that you give him a chance. Lon said he’s a really good man and I do trust Lon’s judgment.

Listen, stay in touch, okay? If you need to talk, I’m here. I hope it all works out for you and Brandon.

Best always,

Paige

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Blog That Goes Around the World

Guess who has been visiting my blog? People from around the world! I pasted recent visitor stats below; nearly 19% of my visitors are outside of the U.S...

I am hoping all of these visits are from people who are interested in reading a Chelle Cordero story - Well, I've got great news for you.

If you were holding off because you were worried about shipping... (drumroll please)...

Bartlett's Rule is now available as an E-Book!!!! (just click here)
~and~

If you are one of those people who wants a real PRINTED book in their hands, you can order those here:

Perc. Country Name
81.01% United States
6.18% Canada
4.58% Unknown -
2.06% Argentina
1.83% Australia
0.92% United Kingdom
0.69% Israel
0.46% Belgium
0.23% Spain
0.23% Cote D'ivoire
0.23% Netherlands
0.23% Sweden
0.23% Taiwan
0.23% Puerto Rico
0.23% France
0.23% Serbia
0.23% Germany
0.23% South Africa


Thanks EVERYONE - Happy Reading!

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Places in Forgotten

Just a little bit about the locations used in FORGOTTEN...

Chicago - This is where Brandon grew up, he never returned there after he left home for college. (personal: I spent many holiday weekends visiting my dad's mother and step-father just outside of Chicago as a child.)

Las Vegas - The book opens in a hotel room in Las Vegas. (personal: I've never been to Las Vegas.)

New York City - Caitlyn and Brandon meet in NYC where they both reside, neither one of them is a native New York City-ite. (personal: I grew up in "da Bronx" and went to high school and college in Manhattan. My first real job was in the public relations office of a magazine publishing company in NYC.)

Tupper Lake - Quaint small town located in the Adirondack region in upstate New York. This is where Caitlyn grew up. (personal: The Adirondacks are one of my very favorite places with a lot of my own romantic memories with my hubby the summer we got engaged. Later, hubby had family who owned a house in Tupper and we visited frequently.)

Forgotten
by Chelle Cordero
July, 2008

Write in the City Blog Talk Radio program

Hi there, in case you missed it...

Meet And Greet Author Chelle Cordero

Here is the archived program from July 24, 2008 when Sherri from Write-in-the-City interviewed me about my book Bartlett's Rule.

We also spoke about my newest release, Forgotten and another book coming in November, Within the Law. And we talked about the publishing world, about writing and more!

Enjoy!
http://audioam.blogtalkradio.com/show_240406.mp3

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Forgotten is available on Amazon.com

Hey all,

Exciting news - The listing for my newest book Forgotten is on Amazon and available for pre-order - just go to Amazon.com


Editorial Reviews

Forgotten is a riveting story and both my wife and I enjoyed it from the first page all the way to the last page. Ms. Cordero's characters have depth and real personalities and were very easy to get to know through her excellent prose and superb style. Every chapter, every paragraph, and even every word appears to have been written with the sole purpose of enchanting readers and drawing us into the story. --Jason Martin, new loyal fan and KerriAnne Martin, avid Chelle Cordero fan


I read Bartlett's Rule and couldn't imagine another wonderful story that could match my excitement with that, but Forgotten sure accomplished the feat! Caitlyn and Brandon, along with all the other people in the book, feel like old friends now. Thank you! I can't wait for the next Chelle Cordero novel! --Hope Marshall


Product Description
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.




AND...
Forgotten is now available as an E-Book too!

This week on my Xanga blog...

Monday, July 21 -
Book Promo: Janeology by Karen Harrington

Wednesday, July 23 -
Women in Charge: Meet Kimberlee Williams

Friday, July 25 -
Review: Ramblin' Man by Michael Murphy



be sure to come on by

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

BLOGTALK RADIO SHOWS

BTR Write-in-the-City interview
Date: Thursday July 24, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Call in Number (347) 633-9087
Thursday night July 24, 8:00pm EST
Chelle Cordero will be interviewed by Sherri of Write in the City
and will be talking about her books, Bartlett's Rule
and the very-soon-to-be released Forgotten
and things about being a writer.
You will be able to call in too!
Call in number, (347) 633-9087.

And then, Chelle'sVHP BlogTalk Radio appearances!

Celebrating Forgotten!
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.
Aug 2, 2:30pm EST
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Books-with-Heart
Call-in Number: (646) 478-3750

And on August 10th, join Chelle Cordero
as she talks with Kimberlee Williams of Vanilla Heart Publishing
about author promotion and shares tips and strategies!
Aug 10, 2:30pmEST
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Books-with-Heart
Call-in Number: (646) 478-3750

Monday, July 21, 2008

Omigosh! Look at that Amazon Sales Rank!

This was online today!

Bartlett's Rule (Paperback)by Chelle Cordero (Author)
List Price: $13.95

Product Details
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Vanilla Heart Publishing; 1st edition (April 3, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 097965453X
ISBN-13: 978-0979654534
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #57,173 in Books

Bartlett's Rule Video Trailer

Check out Watch The Book and see the video trailer for Bartlett's Rule.

View the latest videos for new and upcoming releases at this blog.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

coming soon - Forgotten

coming July 25th

Forgotten
by Chelle Cordero

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.

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.


Forgotten

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blog Talk Radio has been RE-SCHEDULED!!!!

We've re-scheduled the interview!!!


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writeinthecity

Listen in on Blog Talk Radio
this Thursday (July 24) at 8PM EST
I will be interviewed by Sher from
Write in the City


"Come Meet And Greet Author Chelle Cordero,
Author of Bartlett's Rule.
Chelle will be here to discuss her book
and future writings"

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writeinthecity


Sign up for the ChelleWrites newsletter & you will be notified automatically of all author events http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChelleWrites/

Friday, July 18, 2008

An Open Letter from Caitlyn

Hi Everyone,

My name is Caitlyn Smythe (well, that is my maiden name) - People will first meet me in the novel Forgotten as Caitlyn Price. My husband is Brandon Price.

BUT... my own husband doesn't know who I am! And we only got married the night before the book opens.

Now I am sure that most women would be rather upset by that and I certainly was too. But Brandon eventually does regain his memory (most of it anyway) and I would think that we could have, SHOULD have, just gotten on with our lives - our HAPPY lives.

BUT... Once Brandon regains his memory, I find out that he isn't even WHO I thought he was to begin with! There is just so much I don't know about him. I would think that if a man loves a woman, REALLY loves her, then he would love her enough to trust her with some honesty.

So I think you can understand why I get to a point that I want NOTHING to do with him!

Anyway, please read the story Forgotten and let me know what you think. If you would like you can either leave a comment for me here or send it to me c/o Chelle at ChelleCordero@gmail.com.

Have a great day.

Yours,
Caitlyn

Thursday, July 17, 2008

This week on Xanga

check it out here: http://www.xanga.com/cce613

Monday, July 14, 2008
Book Promo: Bourbon Street Heat by Lisa Perry

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Women in Charge: Meet Zulmara Cline

Friday, July 18, 2008
Book Review: To Dance Amongst the Stars & A Guide to Survivorhood by Namid

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Meet And Greet Author Chelle Cordero

~~~~Tonight's show has been POSTPONED~~~
~~~~It will be re-scheduled~~~~

Sign up for the ChelleWrites newsletter & you will notified automatically
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChelleWrites/


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writeinthecity

Listen in on Blog Talk Radio
this Thursday (July 17) at 7PM EST
I will be interviewed by Sher from
Write in the City


"Come Meet And Greet Author Chelle Cordero,
Author of Bartlett's Rule.
Chelle will be here to discuss her book
and future writings"

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writeinthecity
Call-in Number: (347) 633-9087

Forgotten will be published in 3 formats

VANILLA HEART PUBLISHING RELEASES
FORGOTTEN BY CHELLE CORDERO,
AUTHOR OF BARTLETT'S RULE

Seattle, WA, July, 2008—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 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.

From Forgotten:
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.

According to Kimberlee Williams, Managing Partner of Vanilla Heart Publishing, "Vanilla Heart Publishing decided to take a risk and expand the formats available to the reading public after reading Forgotten and believing in the skill, style, and story Chelle Cordero allowed us to publish. After the success of her Bartlett's Rule, we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share her novels with as many readers as possible."

A professionally produced book trailer for Forgotten is available on Vanilla Heart Publishing's website at http://www.vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com/Chelle_Cordero.html. The Vanilla Heart Bookstore has Publisher's Special Discounts, and in the forum, will hold an online book launch party, to be announced in early August.

Kimberlee Williams
Vanilla Heart Publishing
mediainfo@vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com
http://www.vanillaheartbooksandauthors.com/

Also, listen in on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writeinthecity at 7PM EST, Thursday night July 17 - I will be interviewed by Sherri of Write in the City. Woo-hoo!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Authors of Myspace

The Spotlight is on ME this week!

Check it out - http://www.myspace.com/myspace_authors

I am this week's featured author for my novel Bartlett's Rule

Also... be sure to read the Authors of MySpace Author Interview - Chelle Cordero at http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=103409704&blogID=414311180

Monday, July 14, 2008

Lon Bartlett Chats With Brandon Price

Lon Bartlett of Bartlett’s Rule is a famous author in his own right and he has agreed to do a weekly radio spot on WVHP interviewing interesting and upcoming new stars.
Let’s listen to this week’s broadcast…


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Lon: Greetings everyone. Today we’re talking with Brandon Price, the hero of Chelle Cordero’s latest novel, Forgotten. Brandon, you truly are a man of mystery in this novel. I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher.

Brandon: So what did you think of the story, Lon?

Lon: It was really good. Chelle sure did a great job with your story.

Brandon: Well I got to read your story too. Not bad at all.

Lon: Thanks. We have a little mutual admiration society going here I see.

Brandon: There’s nothing wrong with that.

Lon: Agreed. But back to you and your story, Forgotten. That is one book that won’t be forgotten. The plot had some unexpected twists and all.

Brandon: Yeah. A whole lot of things were going on.

Lon: And you still got the girl. Tell us a little bit about that.

Brandon: Well Lon, the real mystery certainly wasn’t my choice. It was pretty unsettling not to be able to remember the woman I supposedly married.

Lon: (chuckling) It sure wasn’t the greatest time to ask a young lady who she is.

Brandon: It definitely was a shock for Caitlyn. I really put her through hell. She must have felt terrible to realize that I had no idea who she was…

Lon: Right in the middle of making love too, whew! But even when you got your memory back, she found out that there were a lot of things you hadn’t told her.

Brandon: I’m not really proud of that…

Lon: So how did you manage to pull that off? You know I used to have a pretty good reputation with women and…

Brandon: (Laughing) I wouldn’t call that a good rep Lon. You know if I had a sister, I wouldn’t have let her anywhere near you.

Lon: Things change. Now I’m a stable married man.

Brandon: Paige certainly had an effect on you.

Lon: Well Brandon, let’s get back to the effect that Caitlyn had on you. What made you finally open up to her?

Brandon: I didn’t really have a choice. It was tell her everything or lose her.

Lon: She wasn’t exactly too happy at first, you almost did lose her anyway. What was the biggest secret that you told her?

Brandon: Well, uh, I really can’t give that away here. Folks are just going to have to read the book to find out all of my secrets.

Lon: Okay. Tell me though, you had a lot of help winning her back, didn’t you?

Brandon: I’m not going to lie, a couple of really good friends helped out. Someone that knows Caitlyn real well did me a big favor by helping me understand a few things. I was really clueless.

Lon: You were pretty much a loner before your lady came around, weren’t you?

Brandon: Yes. I pretty much kept isolated. The only person I ever trusted, before Caitlyn of course, was my secretary.

Lon: Ah yes, your secretary. She certainly surprised you.

Brandon: I still can’t believe how wrong I was about her.

Lon: People make mistakes. She put on a good act.

Brandon: Yeah, but I thought I knew women pretty well… and look how that turned out. You know I used to read your articles back in the day. They were actually pretty good. You put in a lot of valid pointers about the fairer sex.

Lon: Hey Brandon, how about telling us a little bit about Caitlyn.

Brandon: What can I say? She’s beautiful and smart. She is a really gifted artist. I love her paintings. And she is very giving of herself to everyone around her. She is a real people person. She loves her family and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her friends. The best of all, she loves me.

Lon: How did you meet her?

Brandon: I was at job fair, I had been asked if I would take on an intern. Anyway, I saw this gorgeous young lady come walking in – there was no turning back. I had to meet her.

Lon: There is a bit of history in the story about your families. Do you want to fill us in?

Brandon: There really isn’t much to say about me. I was estranged from my father for years. My mom had died. I didn’t have any other relatives. As for Caitlyn, her parents were killed by a drunk driver when she was just twelve. She went to live with relatives after that. It was Caitlyn who really made me see that family was a nice thing to have.

Lon: Whatever happened with the intern?

Brandon: I never did get around to finding one.

Lon: Your work is pretty interesting…

Brandon: All I do is design computer games, Lon. You know, I’m the guy who helps create those huge battle scenes that online gamers go crazy for.

Lon: Well Brandon, I’m afraid we’re out of time here. Folks we’ve been chatting with Brandon Price… computer game designer. You can meet Brandon for yourself in Chelle Cordero’s latest romance novel, Forgotten. Forgotten comes out later this month. Please stay tuned for your favorite music with DJ Steve when we come back after this break.

Friday, July 11, 2008

XANGA site

Don't forget to check out my Xanga site

This week's postings include:
(Monday) Deborrah Cooper promotes Sucka Free Love
(Wednesday) Women in Charge: Meet Barbara Moroch
(Friday) Yearly Harvest by Ryan Callaway

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Forgotten PREVIEW

See also the Prologue to Forgotten by Chelle Cordero originally posted May 25, 2008

from CHAPTER ONE


“Was your last name really Smythe?” He looked from the marriage certificate to her and back again. He wondered if maybe she had checked into the hotel with him under an assumed name. After all, weren’t variations of the name Smith often used to hide one’s identity?

“Yes.” She sounded a bit defensive. She had pulled her hair into a loose ponytail and he thought it made her look incredibly young. Almost a little too young for his comfort.

“Hey look... Caitlyn,” he had to glance at the certificate again for her name. “All I know is the first thing I remember about you is that I woke up having really incredible sex with you this morning.” He certainly did remember the fantastic sex and how much he enjoyed it.

“I thought we were making love.” Her lip barely trembled.

He sighed. “It was wonderful, really. Look, I don’t mean to hurt you, but I don’t remember anything else.” Brandon, that was the name on the marriage license, stood. He felt frustrated. “I don’t know who you are, or me, except for these names on this paper. I don’t know why we’re here. I don’t remember these clothes I’m wearing. You told me that I drink my coffee black, I don’t remember that.” He knelt beside her and felt bad because she looked almost ready to cry. “I’m sorry. Really I am.”

She was a pretty girl, he thought. It was easy to see how she would have caught his eye. Her dark chestnut hair framed a nearly perfect oval face. Her eyes were bright and her lips invited kisses. Her slender body and its womanly curves invited much more than just kisses. He felt that now familiar stirring in his groin as he studied her.

When she realized he really didn’t remember anything, Caitlyn had been remarkably calm. She had gotten out of bed protectively wrapping the sheet around her, got clothes from a suitcase and went into the bathroom to get dressed. She had politely asked him to please get dressed and told him that the other suitcase was his. When she came out of the bathroom, neatly dressed in black slacks and a short sleeved pink blouse, she made a call to room service and had coffee, tea and some breakfast Danish sent up. While they waited, she showed him the marriage license, her wallet with her driver’s ID and photos of the two of them. Even without his memory, he had to admit that they looked right together. She suggested that he check his own wallet as well. At least now he knew his name, birth date and where he lived.

After the bellboy wheeled the cart into the room, he gave Brandon the receipt to sign. When he hesitated, Caitlyn took it and signed. Her scrawled signature read Caitlyn Price. Motioning with her hands, she suggested that Brandon offer the bellboy a tip. He placed a few bills in the young man’s hand. She reassured him he could afford it. Closing the door behind the bellboy, Caitlyn walked back to the cart with the coffee and teapot and the Danish tray. She poured him a cup of hot coffee from the pot and put two spoons of sugar in it, then stirred. Brandon sat in an armchair next to a small round occasional table. She selected cherry Danish from the plate of baked goods and served it to him on a china plate. After pouring herself a cup of herbal tea, she sat in the opposite armchair facing him. She didn’t take any baked goods for herself. Brandon heard her tea cup rattle for just a moment. It was then that he first noticed that she was holding back tears, but he had no idea what he could do to comfort her or even if he should try.

She looked at him and sighed before putting her teacup and saucer onto the table. “We got married last night. You thought it would be romantic to do it in Vegas.” Caitlyn twisted the small diamond ring she wore next to a simple gold band. “We’ve been seeing each other for almost two years and a few months ago you asked me if I would consider marrying you. We didn’t make it official, but a few days ago, on my birthday, you showed up at my door with this ring and asked me to come with you to Vegas. I said yes.”

She held her left hand out towards him so he could see the ring. He was tempted to take her slender fingers in his hand and caress them. The ring she wore was delicate, just like its owner he thought, and the stone was cut in a pear shape. The diamond was small, he thought, and yet she seemed to wear it proudly. Couldn’t he have done better than a tiny diamond? Her gold band matched the one he was wearing.

He really tried, but he couldn’t remember anything. “What about our families? Did we call them? Didn’t your parents want to see you married?”

She looked surprised at his question and then shrugged. “My parents are dead, they have been since I was twelve. I was an only child.”

“I’m sorry.” He was sincere about that. “What about... do I have any family?”

“Your father is alive, but you’ve been angry at him and haven’t spoken to him, I don’t know why. As far as I know, you haven’t seen him since before you moved to New York. I don’t think you have any brothers or sisters, but I don’t know because you really haven’t wanted to talk to me about your family. You haven’t really talked much about yourself.”

Brandon looked at his driver’s license again. Price, Brandon Price. He was twenty-seven years old according to his license. “Where did I grow up?” Maybe he should look up his family...

“You told me it was outside of Chicago, but you never wanted to talk about it. You were always kind of quiet about your childhood.”

“Didn’t that bother you?”

“It did. It does. That’s one of the few things we’ve always argued about.” Caitlyn knew how much she wished her folks were alive, but a drunken driver destroyed that possibility years ago. She couldn’t understand how Brandon could ignore a living parent. “But it also became one of those things we agreed to disagree on. You had just made it clear that the topic was off-limits.” She shrugged as if she had given up.

He looked through the rest of his wallet and saw that he had both cash and credit cards. “I assume I have a job. I hope so, especially if I can afford this.” While he apparently hadn’t gone so far as to reserve a suite, the room was certainly well appointed. The king size bed was definitely comfortable, and memorable. He glanced at the woman sitting quietly sipping her tea. She had seen his glance at the bed and the slight flush in her cheeks told him she was remembering the passion they had shared as well. “I didn’t see any business cards in my wallet.”

“You’re an IT consultant. I think you carry some cards in your jacket pocket, your suit jacket, it’s hanging in the wardrobe closet.” He hadn’t thought to look in the armoire when he chose clothes to put on; he had taken a pair of khaki trousers and a dark blue shirt from the suitcase. “I’m sure you brought some cards because you originally planned this trip for business. You have some kind of an appointment later today.”

“With who?” He went to the closet and found a suit bag hanging there.

“You didn’t tell me.” She paused. “You don’t talk much about your business either.”

Brandon found a packet of business cards, all they had on them was his name, the words Information Technology Consultant and a New York City phone number. He looked at her suspiciously, “I’m secretive about my family and I’m secretive about my job... How well do you really know me?” He couldn’t have sounded more accusatory.

Caitlyn looked hurt. “Obviously not well enough.” She looked like she was mulling over her next words. Finally she blurted them out. “How can you not remember me?” She sounded frustrated. A lone tear finally rolled down a cheek.



Coming this month from Vanilla Heart Publishing

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

more from A Writer's Life series...

A Writer’s Life: Insults and Rejections
by Chelle Cordero
We have all been treated to the stories of how M.A.S.H. (based on Richard Hooker’s novel) was turned down dozens of times before becoming a hit novel, movie and long-running TV series.

A Writer's Life: Online Marketing and Promotion by Chelle Cordero
No matter how well written your story or how enjoyable it is to read, unless it is noticed, it won't sell. Get your book noticed by using online sources at little or no cost to you.




Friday, July 4, 2008

about FORGOTTEN by Chelle Cordero

None of Brandon Price’s success or wealth can buy him love or happiness. Young, naïve Caitlyn Smythe teaches Brandon he must learn to trust and be honest about himself if he wants a lifetime of happiness. Their romance survives a foreign threat to national security, kidnapping, personal tragedy and a murder attempt. Brandon learns what love, family and friendship is all about.

CHARACTERS

Brandon:
27-years old, successful self-employed Information Technology consultant. He does secret computer work for the government. Brandon was raised wealthy but is estranged from his father. He is a loner.

Caitlyn:
21-years old, an art student and artist. Caitlyn’s parents died when she was 12 and she was raised by relatives.

Coming Soon from Vanilla Heart Publishing

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Buy Bartlett's Rule AND Help My Local Library

Now you can buy Bartlett's Rule online from Amazon.com and also help my local home town library - Just go to the Rose Memorial Library site ...

In the lower left corner of the page you will see the Amazon Logo, just click on it and search for Bartlett's Rule by Chelle Cordero. For every dollar that you spend at Amazon with this "click-thru" method, the library will receive a donation from Amazon - with no additional cost to you.

Just one more great reason to buy Bartlett's Rule!