Cherime MacFarlane

Biography

Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Cherime MacFarlane. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been there-done that life. Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination.
I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1976, and I never want to leave. I 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 there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks.
My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie.
I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were further out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore.
As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Cherime MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting.
Cherime won the Hardest Working Author Award from Author Classified.
Amazon Best Selling in Anthologies and Holidays, and Fantasy Anthologies and Short Stories.
What readers think; Listopia: Highland Light #2 in Scotland the Brave and then some. Wired For Sound #3 Best Indie Romance Suspense. The Twisted Laird #1 in Great Scots. Snagged #2 Best of Religious and Inspirational Fiction 2014. Stalking Red #2 Romance With Strong Contemporary Females and #3 Western and Native American Romance. Deirdre of the Sorrows #3 Best Traumatized Heroine. Then They Were Six #2 Best Sweet Romance Books. Heart of the Hunter #2 Army Men and Women of Romance. Cougar Hunt #1 Addiction Romances.

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

Chaos and Crab Pots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,260. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Matt Hite is busy hiding from God's call on his life. His mistake: answering a friend's call for help. Aurora, Alice Ann, is running from a man who blames her for losing a chance to grab a pile of money and leave Alaska. Their destinies collide and everything comes to a head in the tiny Western Alaskan village of Unalakleet. Death awaits one of them in the cold waters of Norton Sound, but who?
Traffic Control
Price: Free! Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Ace knew it was her at first glance. Dressed in jeans and a neon yellow safety vest, the woman holding the traffic control sign was the grown-up version of the girl who ran out on him years ago. Adele wanted another chance with the man. Would he even listen to her? she wanted to walk up to his truck. But how could she? Adele ran out on him.
Encounter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She never picks berries in the patch behind the cabin the place makes her skin crawl. here is a mystery about the place the elders never spoke of. A young couple living there vanished without a trace. After waking next to the totaled all-terrain vehicle, he doesn't know his name. He must find shelter. Together they will have an encounter with the past.
A White Cat For Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 20,940. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Mike has every reason to be careful. His business leaves him open to threats and possibly violence. He is suspicious of the woman hanging around the old garage. What is she doing on his property? Angie saw the little kitten on the way to work. The thing is living under the old shed. She wants to rescue it before it freezes to death, she’ll take on the irate homeowner if she has too.
Aurora's Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,180. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Algen is finally home after spending most of her teen years, and young adulthood in Washington State. She has never been clear on the reason she was sent to live with her father’s relatives. But she has a job she loves and can finally live in the place she loves.The cultural anthropologist is pursuing her with the single-mindedness of a big predator. Gunrik is too smart, a hunk and too tempting.
Poppy
Price: Free! Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00)
A young woman makes the terrible discovery that the man she idolizes is not her father. Worse, he won both her mother and her in a card game. Emma Kay is devastated and unable to handle the news. A short story of Life and Love in Alaska
Road Talk
Price: Free! Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
Molly only takes chances while driving. Life burned her, and she isn’t ready to open herself up to new wounds. Louis, Lou for short, knows more about the woman than she likes. He’s supposed to be her muscle to facilitate an aircraft engine exchange. It’s a business trip into the wilds of Alaska that has them cooped up in a truck for days. Where will their road talk take them?
Grass and Blue Skies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,270. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. 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: 111,020. 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: Free! Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00)
Life and Love in Alaska, Volume 2. 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 will sidetrack his surprise for his wife, and that includes teen angst and broken equipment.
The Cheat
Price: Free! Words: 9,920. 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: 70,730. 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.
Brain Waves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,560. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(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
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,320. 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: 79,640. 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: 70,770. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, 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
Series: The MacGrough Clan, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,380. 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?
Snagged
Series: Copper River Romances, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: 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?
Then They Were Six
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,890. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
NUMBER 2, Listopia's Best Sweet Romance Books 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? Are there strings attached to his offer of assistance?
Mile 43.3 Richardson Highway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,460. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: 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
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: 117,900. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Greaser on March 27, 2013

    There are a couple of formatting issues on this one. A little too short.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Angel, Falling on Aug. 06, 2013

    Good read. I enjoyed this book very much. Well written.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dream Noir and Other Tales on June 26, 2015

    Three stories of mayhem and murder in Alaska. Tourists see the fantastic scenery and yet, there is another side. The dark side of Anchorage is revealed in these dark stories. One man needs to provide for someone and will do anything to make it happen. Do not try to rob the dirty old man. A road trip unlike any other you may have read. Transporting drugs where there aren't too many roads leading anywhere can make this haul the road trip from hell.
  • Debts And Druids on Dec. 01, 2015

    This is a grand read. The cost is the thing. Debts racked up must be paid. But it is never a good idea to underestimate the prey, it can turn on you. The chance meeting in a pub leads to a huge payback. I give this one five stars. I don't want to spoil this one, so can't say more.
  • Born From the Ashes on June 20, 2016

    Beautifully illustrated, this is a tale of love and loss. A quick easy read, it will tug at you for some time after putting it down.