Cheryl L. Hyde

Biography

I live in the beautiful state of Colorado backed up against the Rocky Mountains with my husband Anthony, and my rescue Blue Front Amazon parrot, Riley. I enjoy traveling, gardening, writing, painting, and visiting with friends, as well as curling up with a good book.

One of the greatest joys of writings is losing myself in the story—I may begin the story, but soon it is writing itself—sometimes taking me on a totally different journey than originally imagined. I find myself on a magical ride to new places, or reliving and reinventing places I've visited.

I published my first indie book (Fitness Instructor Training Guide) in 1997, combining two of my passions—fitness and writing—not a fiction book, but rather a collegiate textbook. I loved the freedom and control of publishing my own book. I connected personally with each of my customers and made some money while having fun. After a publisher convinced me to let them do the publishing, marketing, advertising, etc. I discovered I missed the control and overall satisfaction I had enjoyed with publishing the book myself.

I published Silk Whispers during the summer 2015 and Dream Whispers in the fall 2015, while Coven of Dixon Cliff hit the market February 2016, Paradise Twice was released April 2017, and Morgan's Tomorrow hit the scene August 2017! My latest - Hybrids: Shadow Tribe is now available for preorders.

I love to hear from my fans and want to thank everyone who has taken time to post reviews at their favorite retailers. Visit me on Twitter @Cheryl_L_Hyde. I love to chat! I also offer specials to my followers on Twitter from time to time so keep your eyes open for special coupon codes and discounts. Happy reading to all of you!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Losing myself in the story—I may begin the story, but soon it is writing itself—sometimes taking me on a totally different journey than originally imagined. I find myself on a magical ride to new (invented) places, or places I've visited, viewing favorite sites through the eyes of my characters—reliving the feelings, sights, and aromas.

I find it amazing to watch the characters develop and come alive. They are like best friends or cherished family members, not shy about letting me know when something just isn't in their character—so to speak. " :-)

I bounce ideas off my love—brainstorming to see what works and what needs edited—more development, modification, improvement, or just plain deleted.
Where did you grow-up and how did this influence your writing?
I grew-up on a farm in the heart of America. We worked hard and played hard.

For as far back as I can remember I have loved writing, creating, and telling stories. Surrounded by the love of my family and my numerous and unique relatives, I always had lots of ideas for plots and characters. My grandfathers were great storytellers, as were many of my aunts and uncles, as well as Mom and Dad.

Growing up on a farm provides many opportunities for growth and exploration. I was riding horses shortly after learning to walk.

Funny story—When I was really young I had to invent a way to get on my pony. I wasn't big enough to put a bridle on him or get on his back. I'd get some grain and put it on the ground in front of him. When he dropped his head to eat, I'd straddle his neck. As he lifted his head to chew, I'd crawl onto his back. I'd turn around to face forward and away we'd go—sometimes sitting, sometimes standing on his back! No saddle, no bridle, no halter—just Ginger and me! Ginger and I gave my mom many gray hairs—at a young age.

Animals were, and still are, constant companions. They are real - genuine - honest!

I like happy-ever-after endings—even though life throws you curves.
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Where to find Cheryl L. Hyde online

Twitter: @Cheryl_L_Hyde

Books

Hybrids: Shadow Tribe
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Hybrids of Shadow Tribe enjoy a peaceful and prosperous life. They have survived Earth for generations, until now. Now the very reason they exist is trying to wipe them out. Their enemies are the humans—their creators—who also call Earth home. Ancestral alien DNA, shape shifting hybrids, and mercenary hostile humans clash, bringing chaos and death to a once peaceful and meaningful existence.
Morgan's Tomorrow
Price: $3.13 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Morgan is a mess—miserable, terrified, a drug addict, trapped in an abusive marriage. She has no job, money, or friends, and her family isn't speaking to her. Isolated, she has nowhere to turn except to the one man she wants to get away from—her husband. She flees, but finds herself locked in jail, accused of crimes she didn't commit. Where can she turn? Who can she trust? Can she find happiness?
Paradise Twice
Price: $3.13 USD. Words: 166,870. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 17 reviews)
Would you trade a world of dystopia for utopia? What if that trade means you have to leave everything you know and love to venture into a totally unknown world on a new realm? And what if a strange time-crossing being tells you that your true destiny is as the leader of this utopian world? Follow two young lovers on their journey, while they wrestle with the logical to accept the incredible.
Coven of Dixon Cliff
Price: $3.13 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.99 from 67 reviews)
Three friends return to a marginalized SoCal city to save the small coven they once belonged. The turn of a tarot card has many believing the group will unite all witches and wiccans, freeing them from growing oppression. A struggling young follower becomes the driving force behind the resurrection of a once great circle. As her powers grow so does her love for the one who believed in her.
Dream Whispers
Price: $3.13 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.99 from 136 reviews)
Kelsey and Gaige have a history. That is until he dates her best friend. After years of not seeing him, Kelsey literally runs into him. She gives him the cold shoulder, but her treacherous body remembers the past. Unbeknownst to Gaige, he begins invading her waking hours as well as her dreams. Will they meet in a fiery head-on collision or will their secret attraction spark and ignite into love?
Silk Whispers
Price: $3.13 USD. Words: 68,070. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(4.99 from 136 reviews)
Sometimes life in a small coastal village is very predictable, other times it is anything but. Best friends and more, Mia and Charlie own Silk Whispers and lead "normal" lives, until one evening a dead body is found outside their boutique. Investigating officers Livie and Ryder arrive and with the first look—the first touch—sparks begin to fly. Can love develop from such an inauspicious beginning?

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