Sunday, November 28, 2010

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...


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all

May you enjoy the bounty of good food,
comfortable warmth,
love of family and friends,
and good health

Thanksgiving dinner with her family was wonderful, but Davie was happy to get back to her own place for the rest of the weekend. Thanksgiving dinners were always a monumental event in her family and especially since her cousin and her new husband had just gotten back from their honeymoon, the family went all out this year. She seemed to remember that last year they had some special reason to go all out then too, just like the year before.

When she was little, she remembered helping her mother prepare wonderfully delicious Thanksgiving dishes. She loved the baking most of all, fresh apple pies, delicious cornbread and pumpkin muffins – her mouth watered just thinking about it. Her mom and all her aunts, and sometimes even her uncles, helped to make a cooperative feast that she was sure rivaled any that the Pilgrims might have even dreamed of. Even now, long after her mom was no longer around to make any contributions, the dinner was still a huge ceremony. Everyone agreed though that the sweet potato pie was never as good as Laura used to make.

She was put on the bus for the trip back home with a carton of plastic containers filled with leftovers. Luckily the bus was near empty, so the cardboard box had its own seat for the ride. By the time she had gotten back home, she was so tired she barely got everything put in the fridge before she climbed exhausted into bed.

Saturday morning she slept late…

Davie was startled when her doorbell rang. She wasn’t expecting company.

"Hi." Adam greeted her when she opened the door. "I drove by last night and saw your lights on, but it was late." He had worried that the family upstairs would think he was a prowler at that hour, especially if Davie hadn't welcomed his presence. "May I come in?"

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.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Your Blog Jog Day Stop - Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by my Blog!
Please explore all this Blog has to offer, then jog on over to
If you would like to visit a different Blog in the jog, go to

My name is Chelle Cordero and I am a writer, dreamer, wife, mom and volunteer EMT. My favorite story is romantic-suspense or a really good mystery - that's what I like to read and that is what I like to write.

So, please make yourself comfortable and read a few of my posts while you are here - sure hope you'll come back again (& again...)

See you on the jogging track!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Forever Travels - available now at discount!

Forever Travels

Forever Travels
Forever Travels is a collection of stories written by a group of writers from around the globe. These travellers' tales cross five continents: Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Australasia ... and beyond. Thirty-one stories of fun and laughter, adventure and discovery, family and friends, love ... and lust.
Compiled and edited by Shelagh Watkins

**************SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT**************

Featuring the short story STORMY WEATHER
by Chelle Cordero


The sun felt like it was burning into her skin. Even SPF-25 didn’t stand up to the wind burn.

It was just too easy to be lazy and lie there on the towel. The wind was kicking up and she felt grains of sand skitter across her skin ever now and then. She wasn’t alone, there were a few diehards still on the beach. The running feet kicked up clumps of sand finally annoyed her enough to sit up and dust herself off.

“Surfers,” she mumbled and shook her head. Storms always brought them out. The wind kicked up the surf and the waves swelled. Debbie was compelled to watch two figures riding a huge crest and cringed when she saw one tumble into the crashing foam, his board flying in after him.

Groaning, she finally stood and brushed some of the sand from her arms. Debbie walked to the water’s edge and was amazed to realize how much closer it was to the towel she was lying on than when she first picked out a spot. At least she would get her feet wet before she packed up her belongings and trudged back to the hotel.

She was standing in ankle deep water when a wave crashed into her at chest height. She was knocked off balance and wound up sitting in the wet sand as the water threatened to pull her in. The salty water passed her lips and she sputtered and tried to catch her breath.

“You okay?” A bronze god squatted beside her. His hand rested on her back to support her in case she actually collapsed.

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Product Details

CopyrightMandinam Press (Standard Copyright License)
PublisherMandinam Press
PublishedNovember 19, 2010
BindingPerfect-bound Paperback
Interior InkBlack & white
6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Listmania Lists

From the
by shagadenise

Three, yes 3, of my novels are included!

Bartlett's Rule Forgotten Within the Law

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.
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.
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancée. 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. Alli and Tom share a mutual and passionate attraction but Alli refuses to make any commitments. She is hiding a huge secret. Tom falls in love with her and pursues her despite a false arrest, kidnapping and attempt on his life.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Put Nov 21 on your calendar

I signed up for the
2nd Annual Blog Jog Day -
the 1st one last spring was just so much fun

There is still time if YOU want to get involved (but hurry!)

The 2nd Annual Blog Jog Day is scheduled for November 21st -
go to
(for information)

Blog Jog Day can benefit all bloggers with:
More unique visitors to your Blog
More subscribers
More comments
More inbound links
More Followers
More exposure and sales
Grow your daily hits
& increased exposure and visibility

PS: I have it on good authority that there are a lot of amazing blogs signed up this year (so far) - will you be there?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Anniversary Blog Tour

Upcoming Events

Nov. 20, 2010 - Beyond Romance

Nov 21, 2010 - Blog Jog Day
It's the 38th annual World Hello Day -
come say hello and "jog" around the world
visiting blogs

Dec 13, 2010 - Muse on Monday

Dec 14, 2010 - Tuesday Talks
hosted by SR Claridge

Dec 28, 2010 - Romance Lives Forever
It's my 35th wedding anniversary!
Yes, romance lives forever -
just like the romance in my novels.

Feb 4, 2011 - Savvy Authors
I'm blogging about the craft of writing

Feb 8, 2011 - An interview on Molly's Musings

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