Interview with Cherime MacFarlane

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.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Death Wish is a story about love and loss. How we each cope with loss can be vastly different. Having lived with an alcoholic for many years, I know how it can effect those who love an alcoholic. The male character, Colin, has to learn to live without the support of his life long friend. His friends' wife, Maria Elena has to learn to forgive herself and move past guilt and pull herself out of a death wish..
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The very fact that it was now possible.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to tell the stories which have been hounding me to give them life.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be able to put the stories forward in a manner that anyone can read them. Now that I am retired, I am able to write full time. That is a great joy and the most fun I have ever had.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am so very grateful to those who read and like what I write. It is difficult to express my feelings in words..
What are you working on next?
A story called Stalking Red. 'Red' is Brenda. She is big game to the man who wants to capture her for keeps, PR Jones. A hunter, he feels this is the most important hunt of his life. Brenda is wily game not about to go down easy. Set in South Central Alaska, Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley, PR has to keep his wits about him to lure this one in.
Who are your favorite authors?
Favorites? How can I play favorites when there are so many good books and so many wonderful writers.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each new day is a new opportunity.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Racing down Alaskan roads, reading, taking pictures of the grand landscape I have the pleasure to live in and just enjoying life.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check out Home to see what is new.
Published 2013-08-22.
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Books by This Author

Grass and Blue Skies
Pre-release—available October 20, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,320. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Can a woman, an old man, and an ex-jet jock keep the nefarious character out of her medicinal pot? Nikee has a secret room beneath her greenhouse full of pot plants. The woman began growing medical marijuana several years ago to help her father after a bad accident, and she has no plans to quit. Hopefully telling Brett about the grow operation won’t cost her a relationship with the man.
Baubles and Beads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,340. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Della Street Jones, everyone’s ‘good little girl’ is tired of the label. Munk Riley is the skinny little thief she shared lunch with in school. Riley redeems himself, earns a diesel certificate and goes after Della. A huge blowout has her taking a job in a remote lodge. An SOS from her has Munk and the family desperate to get her out. Can they dodge the man who controls Anchorage's underbelly?
Homesteader Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, 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 Twisted Laird
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,970. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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.
The Cheat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,950. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,560. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,040. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,200. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,270. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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
Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,740. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,380. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,340. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: 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?
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,400. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
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
Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,440. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,890. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,060. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,460. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
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
Series: The Bressoffs of Alaska, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,240. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: The Bressoffs of Alaska, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
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?