Cherime MacFarlane

Biography

I came to Alaska kicking and screaming. I never want to leave. I have cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold up there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks. I have farm dressed a bear that came too close to a friend's live stock and was shot by her 12 year old son. The bear bacon I smoked was great. I used a fish wheel to get in salmon for winter. I packed out the salmon a mile up the ridge and a mile down to the road. I have had to lift and hold something that was far past my strength and almost passed out while doing it. I have helped erect the walls of a new room 16 feet in the air and if either of us slipped it was going to be a good long stay in the hospital or a short one in the morgue. I have hauled water in 5 gallon pails and pumped water from 30 gallon garbage cans into the house at below zero temperatures for over 30 years. I am still the best hand wood splitter I know. I have sailed a small sailboat and loved the sound of the wind in the rigging. I lost one husband to alcohol and another to disease. The second one was the love of my life and my best friend. I am Cherime MacFarlane and I am an Alaskan.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in New Orleans we left there when I was twelve. I grew up bouncing between Arizona and California. We even lived in Marcus Hook, PA once. I have seen a lot of the USA, in particular the West. Having seen a lot of different things give me more to draw on story wise.
When did you first start writing?
In seventh or eight grade.
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Books

The Twisted Laird
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,970. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: December 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Edan Campbell MacGrough is the only MacGrough male to return home from Culloden. They must leave their beloved glen. His half-brother sent him home to care for the women and children. Daracha is happy to see her man return, but others are not so fortunate. He must hide behind his infirmity, a thing he detests. How will they survive in Glasgow? Aili Lara tells the tale to the clan in 2015.
Homesteader Blues
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Tina has been putting up with no running water on their farm for over twelve years. Jimmy gets her out of the house for a week. His aim is to build a bathroom for his wife. Nothing and no one is going to side track his surprise for his wife and that includes teen angst and broken equipment. Life and love in Alaska can take some real twists and turns.
The Cheat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Life and love in Alaska, The Cheat. Francis labels herself as "fat and forty". How in the world she came to be living with the guitar player for a popular Alaska band is a wonder. Monte is a groupie magnet and Francis is waiting for him to tell her it's over. A text message she gets from him after he returns home from a weekend gig, starts a major fight when Francis accuses Monte of being a cheat
Deirdre of the Sorrows
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Deirdre, deserted by her stepbrother is left with a stepfather who is getting crazier with each drink. Deirdre takes matters into her own hands he must be stopped. Daniel had to leave after graduation. His alcoholic father couldn’t deal with having grown male in the house. Now home, his father has vanished , Deirdre has a daughter, and a thing with his half-sister, home might be a bad idea.
The Templar’s Treasure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,950. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
As the MacGrough clan prepares to celebrate a milestone, chaos ensues. A 26 year old secret will be revealed, the father of a child exposed, a woman rescued and another stands up for the love she and her soul mate have shared for years. Lori and Hamish's 28th year anniversary party is off the charts. The MacGrough glen is turning up the heat.
Brain Waves
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
CoDee is a brain damaged young man living on a dusty desert world. He is barely functional. He hates it when dead animals are dumped in his junkyard. He says it "hurts his heart". The world he lives on caters to the older poorer trading ships. A cat is dumped in his yard barely alive. He helps her and Cat's tries to help CoDee. Memories of the one who injured him reveal the monster is his father.
Gray Matters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
A novella about motorcycle riding in Alaska. For the first time in fifteen years he won't have a child to look after. After a long motorcycle ride and several straight shots of tequila, he is feeling no pain. She is looking for adventure after having raised three kids to adulthood. In a lodge several hundred miles from the big city these two people begin a conversation.
Cougar Hunt
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Series: Copper River Romances, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,710. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
She is aware of the danger in the game she is playing. Meeting friends with benefits on the internet is not safe. The only constant in her life is the kid she keeps rejecting. Joey keeps on coming back until the night they spend together during the blizzard. Finally willing to admit she needs professional help, Linda may have waited too long. Joey withdraws from college and leaves without warning.
Heart Of The Hunter
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Series: Copper River Romances, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,980. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jay Leighton back from Afghanistan lives in the Copper Basin. Alone, the hunter is trying to heal. The last thing he needs is to be brought face to face with the pretty new teacher. His head is not ready his heart is lost. Leda, just out of school, has no time for love. There is something in Jay she needs. Leda worries about her reputation. She should stay away from Jay. Who is the hunter here?
Stalking Red
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Series: Copper River Romances, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Red, Brenda Levere has been on her own for a very long time. PR, Paul Revere Jones comes from a big family, part Alaska Native and part white. When Red moves into his apartment complex, PR begins the hunt of a lifetime. He wants the prickly woman. Red throws a big glitch in his plans by getting involved with another man. PR continues his friendly interaction with Red as he bides his time.
Family Knots
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Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Hamish's father’s family who he hoped to stay hidden from have finally found him. Hamish’s cousin Catherine has an ulterior motive for finding Hamish, What she wants is again going to take him into a place he detests. The uncle he has never met has supposedly gone wandering in the Klondike gold fields. Lori does not want him to leave. The children are having visions, it is a huge family knot.
Death Wish
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,680. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Growing up the only child of an alcoholic mother, Colin didn’t get much love. The boy turned inward. Paul, brings the lonely boy into his circle. Best friends, when grown they go into business. Paul brings home a wife, Colin loves Maria Elena also. Paul dies on a business trip. Knowing Colin loves Maria, he asks Colin to care for her. Maria Elena develops a death wish, .Can Colin help them both?
Rhythm And Blues
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Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The bad boy of the band Bushmaster, rhythm guitarist Lurch Walker is finally ready to give it up for a woman. Then his bad boy past rises up to put an end to everything he has worked for. Worse yet people he loves are being threatened. Lurch has the blues big time. Now, how can he get rid of them?
North By Northeast
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Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,340. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Hamish MacGrough’s wife is missing and there is no ransom demand. She was in Seattle Washington, Hamish is half a world away in Scotland. Who has taken her and why? Can he find her, can he get her back?
Snagged
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Series: Copper River Romances, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,110. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
(5.00)
Its below zero and the plane’s engine dies. He has to land on the frozen river. The plane breaks through the ice, the plunge into the icy water can quickly kill. She is spending the winter in the family cabin waiting on the Lord. She snags James from the water. Secrets have kept him from his mother, herfamily can provide answers. Does he really want to know?
Wired For Sound
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Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,990. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
1988 and the band Bushmaster is on its 4th album and 2nd US tour. The front man, Vince Slaughter, is electrocuted on stage at the sound check. Everyone had a motive, but the keyboard player Hamish MacGrough is especially concerned as his wife may have had an affair with Slaughter. Was she involved, can they get home to Scotland before their window of opportunity to do a singles album closes?
Then They Were Six
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Absolutely devastated, she is standing on the side of the road with a dead car, no cell phone and no money. Running from an abusive ex husband, she and her daughter must have a paycheck. The mechanic stops to help, but what will he ask of her? Divorced, the father of three is in a last ditch stand to save his business. But the woman stranded on the road needs help.
Highland Light
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Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,970. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00)
Not pretty, Ailene knows her suitors only want the glen. She refuses them all. Her father knows she must have a husband, a laird for the small clan. The 18 Knights Templar who secretly negotiate with Robert Bruce must quietly marry into the clans loyal to him. Among the Knights is Gideon. A ward of the Master, barely a man, the warrior knows nothing else. He is as unprepared as she is ready.
Mile 43.3 Richardson Highway
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,210. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00)
Set against the backdrop of the building of the Alaska Pipeline, this romance tells of two people working to make a life in a harsh climate and turbulent times.
Daughter Of The Raven
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Series: The Bressoffs of Alaska, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,240. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
It is 1891. She should not even be in Russia and her husband is advised to keep that information secret but does not do so. Without identification she is desperate to reach her home in Alaska. Anya must go eastward across Siberia. It is insane to try it but she has no choice. Her family and the man who loves her hope she is still alive.
Behind the Raven Mask
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Series: The Bressoffs of Alaska, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00)
Alaska 1881 Dmitri suddenly finds himself married after mistakenly entering the room of young widow Camille. Camille wakes from a laudanum dream, to finds herself married to Dmitri. Camille is thrown into an emotionally charged situation in isolated Southeast Alaska. Someone wants her dead. Could it be her new husband? Can Dmitri convince his new bride that he loves her and does not want her dead?

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Smashwords book reviews by Cherime MacFarlane

  • Highland Hogmanay on Jan. 09, 2013
    (no rating)
    I really could not finish the book as it was quite a lot more graphic than I was looking for. I you are looking for graphic scenes this might be good.
  • A Brother's Duty on Jan. 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. It flows along nicely. Neither character did any sudden about faces in order to carry the story. They remained true to who they were, they just grew and evolved. Well done Mr. Sanderson.
  • Running Home on Jan. 27, 2013

    I enjoyed this book. It flowed nicely. It also brought up some "ripped from the headlines" items regarding the problems faced by Christians who have converted from Islam. Good book.
  • 1906 - A Novel on Feb. 23, 2013

    Absolutely one of the best book I have had the pleasure of reading in a while. I certainly will recommend this one. There was a great deal about the history of San Francisco and the way it was laid out was very well done. I enjoyed all the characters. Good job! Thanks for a great story.
  • Iron Dogs and Caesar's Ruby on Feb. 27, 2013

    This is an entertaining read. Interesting premiss. Interesting characters. I enjoyed the book.
  • Bohemian Heart on Feb. 28, 2013

    Excellent book, there aren't enough stars! Drat. Could not put it down.
  • Written on Her Heart on March 16, 2013

    unusual story line, well written
  • Damsel in Distress on March 23, 2013

    Having sailed a bit in my time, I liked this account of a Damsel in distress.
  • The Stripling on March 23, 2013

    Great story. Read far longer than I had planned to last night. Thanks for a great read. Only tiny little complaint is the formatting at the beginning where it seems each chapter of the book has a blank page. One could think that the book is empty of content. I just kept on moving pages and finally got to the story. It was great from there.
  • Dearest Enemy on March 25, 2013

    Good story. I enjoyed the characters.
  • Lost Mountain Stallion on March 25, 2013

    Really enjoyable story. One would like to think that there is a place out there where a small wild herd exists.
  • Stealing Back The Moon on March 27, 2013

    Well done. I enjoyed this one immensely. Very good read good plot.
  • Greaser on March 27, 2013

    There are a couple of formatting issues on this one. A little too short.
  • The Legionnaire's Prize on March 27, 2013

    Nice little short story.
  • Story of a Texas Marine : The Autobiography of Nick Quintanilla on April 06, 2013

    Interesting memoir. How the author got involved in the construction industry in California was the part that was unexpected and interesting.
  • Forsaken (De Montbrai Saga, Book I ) on April 07, 2013

    Well written kept my attention and I am looking forward to the next two.
  • Tattered Innocence on April 10, 2013

    Excellent read.
  • Indiscreet on April 30, 2013

    Very entertaining, different and well done.
  • Dance of Love on April 30, 2013

    Different and well done, I liked this one the best of the series so far.
  • Alaskan Nights on April 30, 2013

    A couple of very minor geographical issues, otherwise good read.
  • Other People's Money on April 30, 2013

    Good read.
  • Anasazi Ruin on May 04, 2013

    Good book well written.
  • Sugarwater Ranch on May 04, 2013

    I enjoyed the book and there was on one instance of font problems on my reader. Good premise.
  • The Counterfeit Bride on May 04, 2013

    Good one with a bunch of twists.
  • To Keep Me Warm on May 04, 2013

    Good read.
  • Next Time on May 08, 2013

    A modern day fairy tale. Well written, I enjoyed it.
  • Trouble in Paradise on May 10, 2013

    different take and a good read.
  • The Killing Game on May 11, 2013

    Absolutely fascinating, great story, great characters. If in doubt about this one dismiss it. Read the book.
  • Tressa on May 12, 2013

    Very good, I stayed up way too late to finish it.
  • Defiant Passion on May 13, 2013

    Sometimes characters decide that they are not what the author thought they were in the beginning. I wonder if this character said "no, that is not who I am". Well written.
  • Carried Away on May 13, 2013

    Just a tiny bit too short for my taste but that is the only complaint I have. Good read.
  • A Secret Within on May 16, 2013

    had to find out who what where and when. Very interesting.
  • The White Aborigine on May 18, 2013

    This is an excellent memoir. This man’s family mirrors others that made it difficult for those not quite the same. A look at life in Australia. Well done.
  • Never Alone on May 22, 2013

    I really enjoyed this one. Danny has a piece of every normal human in him. Good job.
  • Watch For The Talleyman on May 26, 2013

    Excellent, well done.
  • Bar Tales: Stories from a southern rural law practice on June 03, 2013

    This is one of the funniest things I have read in a very long time. Laughed myself silly. Having been a paralegal in a rather specialized field for over 20 years I did understand some of the 'lingo'. But you do not need to understand legalese to enjoy this one. And hats off on your prison ministry. God bless.
  • Spitfire on June 03, 2013

    Excellent book, great read. Ready for the next one.
  • Frozen Dawn on June 05, 2013

    Not my usual fare. However, I read the whole thing, well written.
  • Controlling The Cats on June 05, 2013

    I enjoyed that one quite a bit. Very tongue in cheek. Made me take a good look at my cats.
  • Kayenta Crossing: A Charles Bloom Murder Mystery on June 11, 2013

    I did enjoy this book. I lived in Arizona as a kid. Well done. Brought back a lot of memories. The Heard was my favorite place as a kid.
  • The Great Glen Way on June 20, 2013

    Most excellent book. Very entertaining. My late husband, I Scot by the way, and I traveled in that area. We stayed in the B&B's but that might have been fun.
  • Tinkers Creek on June 20, 2013

    Well written. I did enjoy it.
  • Tales of a Northern Shepherd on July 02, 2013

    Quite enjoyable. There are a couple of format errors but that did not stop me from enjoying this book.
  • Climbing Heartbreak Hill on July 19, 2013

    Nice little twist in this one. Good story. Quite enjoyable. Glad I chose it.
  • Innocent Death on July 22, 2013

    Enjoyable read. Sort of a slice of life in Glasgow. I was familiar with the locale which was one of the reasons I purchased the book. I did like the book. I'm wondering if there was a sequel planned as the ending left that impression.
  • Mismatched (Book Two) on July 22, 2013

    Very well done. Quite enjoyable.
  • Sweetness on July 22, 2013

    Pretty interesting twist in this one. I liked Spitfire and got this one because I like the first one. Very spicy!
  • The River Series Book 1: Trouble on the Bosque on July 22, 2013

    Good book. Well written I will read another by this author.
  • Angel, Falling on Aug. 06, 2013

    Good read. I enjoyed this book very much. Well written.
  • Shadowstalker on Aug. 07, 2013

    Amazing story. Great read. Not something I would usually read and am very glad that I did.
  • Rescuing The Rogue - A Regency Romance on Aug. 26, 2013

    Excellent. I quite enjoyed this book.
  • Double Vision: A Quantum Suspense Novel on Aug. 30, 2013

    * Most excellent read. Great book very action packed. I also enjoyed the characters greatly. That's why the 6th star in the corner before the M. I really really liked this book.
  • The Bad Boy Next Door on Sep. 04, 2013

    Quite enjoyable, a good read.
  • Highlander's Bride on Sep. 29, 2013

    Excellent read. Great plot. I enjoyed this book. Will definitely read more by this author. No, I am not giving away any more of the plot. Read it.
  • The Talisman on Oct. 04, 2013

    A hero who is just a man, trying to live up to his responsibilities, trying to make life work for those he loves. A woman with a mission. Combined an excellent story.
  • Winter's End on Oct. 05, 2013

    Good plot, good read I read it all the way through in one sitting as I did not want to put it down. The only flaws were a couple of minor edit things.
  • Touched By Fire on Oct. 06, 2013

    Quite good excellent read. Loved the characters.
  • Lord Scoundrel Dies - A Regency Murder Mystery on Oct. 12, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Spent the day reading.
  • Stories Untold on Nov. 21, 2013

    A beautiful collection of life experiences told with joy and verve. Much like a box of chocolates, there are bittersweet pieces, melt in your heart bits and mischievous bites you never expected. Enjoy.
  • Revenge on Feb. 22, 2014

    This is a good fast paced read. It is quite good. I'm not going to give away anything here. But it is tight and well thought out. Read it.
  • Not Juliet on Feb. 26, 2014

    Oh boy! Get ready for a wild ride. The is a wonderful look into the Gypsy community through the eyes of a young woman trying to help her people and the young man she falls in love with. I really have to work here to not give more away. Luca, the man who falls in love with Riella is a passionate and imaginative man. They do fall in love at first sight but there are some bad guys lurking. This is a story of passion, of family bonds and most of all, love. Great story that had me hooked from the beginning. Excellent read.