Friday, June 25, 2010

A Minute from Bartlett's Rule

I've been inspired by fellow authors reading from their works online...

This is the first of my "Minute Reads" series (& now that I've said it, I've really got to do it!)

And if this intrigues you (the story - NOT the acting!), read an excerpt from Bartlett's Rule for yourself right here online

"Bartlett's Rule is written from the heart of one who understands fear and courage, the power of love, and the intricacies of relationships just beginning to unfold." ~Brenna Morgan

Buy Links:

Amazon- print
Amazon - Kindle
Smashwords - ebook formats

Monday, June 14, 2010

Help Make a Drop in the Bucket into an Ocean of Hope!

When you purchase Hostage Heart in ANY format - or choose one of four other VHP titles (see below) - Vanilla Heart Publishing will make a generous donation to the Greater New Orleans Foundation Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund for their relief efforts, both short term and long term, from the horrendous effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster

Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero

"Vanilla Heart Publishing is pleased to join with our authors to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of five different books to the Greater New Orleans Foundation Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund for their relief efforts, both short term and long term, from the horrendous effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster. "

Purchase ANY of these five books and VHP will make a donation:

Three Weeks Last Spring by Victoria Howard
Nature’s Gifts Anthology compiled by Vanilla Heart Publishing
Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero
Observations of an Earth Mage by Smoky Trudeau
The House on the Shore by Victoria Howard

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Common Bond, Tangled Hearts - Reviewed

Common Bond, Tangled Hearts, by Chelle Cordero, is an emotional rollercoaster of a romance suspense. Layne, the single mother we meet in the beginning of the story, has had all manner of wrong done to her, and yet she still fits the heroine role perfectly, loving her child without question.

Justin, the alpha male of the piece, has discovered that, through a cruel prank, Layne's gorgeous little boy is his. What should he do? His tough decision isn't helped by the fact that he is attracted to lovely Layne right from the get go.

Layne and Justin clearly love the child, and this comes across well in Cordero's tender yet suspenseful prose. And when Layne's hurtful and scary ex - who I hated as soon as Layne started to talk about him!! - shows up, I flew through the pages to see what happened to this realistically written couple.

Put Common Bond, Tangled Hearts, on your TBR list today!

Reviewed by Jasmine Aherne,
author of Lucky Mr. M, Uprooted & Magic at Midnight

Check it out for yourself...

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.
Buy Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
by Chelle Cordero

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Great Review of A Chaunce of Riches

A Chaunce of Riches

by Chelle Cordero
Publisher: Vanilla Heart
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (198 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Snapdragon

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.

Personal conflict kicks off at the very start of Ms. Cordero’s A Chaunce of Riches, as widow Samantha Chaunce comes face to face with a man from her past - Ben Johnson. She told him she loved him oh-so-long ago, and then she departed in the arms of another.

The personal tension between them stands out even against the backdrop of suspense and intrigue – for someone murdered Samantha’s wealthy husband. Is it all a matter of money? Or is it an affair of the heart? And…unexpectedly we must now worry; either way, was it Ben?