Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Biography

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, international bestselling Canadian suspense author published by various publishers. Some of her most popular novels have been translated into foreign languages. She is best known for CHILDREN OF THE FOG (over 100,000 copies sold worldwide) and WHALE SONG.

When people ask her what she does, Cheryl likes to say, “I kill people off for a living!” You can imagine the looks she gets. Sometimes she’ll add, "Fictitiously, of course. I'm a suspense author." Sometimes she won't say anything else.

Inspired by Stephen King, Dean Koontz and others, Cheryl strives to create stories that feel real, characters you’ll love or hate, and a pace that will keep you reading.

In 2014, she penned her first “Qwickie” (novella) for Imajin Books™ new imprint, Imajin Qwickies™. E.Y.E. of the Scorpion is the first in her E.Y.E. Spy Mystery series.

She is now working on her next thriller.

Booklist raves, “Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border.”

Cheryl's website: http://www.cherylktardif.com
Official blog: http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cherylktardif
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CherylKayeTardif

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, J.D. Robb, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Rick Mofino, and too many more to list.
What inspires you to write the books you write?
I am often inspired by the things that I am afraid of most--like the death of a parent, a child abduction, drowning in a submerged vehicle. Fear intrigues me, and I've learned that many readers share my fears. Suspense is a common thread in all my novels, and I enjoy making a reader hold his/her breath or glance over their shoulder into the shadows. I am also inspired by the characters to tell their stories. Once I've mulled a plot over in my mind and allowed it to ferment, the characters often urge me on to share their journey.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Cheryl Kaye Tardif online


Where to buy in print


Books

Lancelot's Lady (2nd edition)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,920. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When palliative care nurse Rhianna McLeod is given a gift of a dream holiday to the Bahamas from her dying patient, billionaire JT Lance, Rhianna has no idea that her 'holiday' will include being stranded on a private island with Jonathan, an irritating but irresistibly handsome recluse. Or that she'll fall head over heels for the man. Written by Cherish D'Angelo, aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif
How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,560. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Imajin Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales & selling / management, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
UPDATED: 20/11/13 - NEW COVER! NOW CONTAINS OVER 130 LINKS TO SITES THAT WILL PROMOTE YOUR FREE EBOOK. #1 Marketing book specifically designed for Amazon's KDP Select program! "Not only did I earn over $42,000 in ebook sales, I am now represented by Trident Media, and Amazon Publishing has offered me various promos plus translation deals and audiobooks. The key is to DO these steps, not read them.
E.Y.E. of the Scorpion
Series: E.Y.E. Spy Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,710. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Launching Imajin Books’ new Imajin Qwickies™ imprint, international bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif introduces us to her E.Y.E. Spy Mystery series with Book 1, E.Y.E. OF THE SCORPION… When Eileen Edwards, a former-cop-turned-PI, is given the task to find a missing street kid named Zipper, she has no idea what she has let into her life.
Die Melodie der Wale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,420. Language: German. Published: January 30, 2015 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Inspirational
Dreizehn Jahre ist es her, dass der tragische Tod ihrer Mutter Sarah Richardsons Leben zerstörte. Schockierende Umstände führten bei dem trauernden Teenager zu einem teilweisen Gedächtnisverlust. Es ist leichter, manche Dinge einfach zu vergessen.
Die Melodie der Wale: Schulausgabe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,340. Language: German. Published: January 29, 2015 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Mit detailliertem Diskussionsleitfaden für Lehrer! Dreizehn Jahre ist es her, dass der tragische Tod ihrer Mutter Sarah Richardsons Leben zerstörte. Schockierende Umstände führten bei dem trauernden Teenager zu einem teilweisen Gedächtnisverlust. „Bewegend … ansprechend und traurig.“ ―Booklist Es ist leichter, manche Dinge einfach zu vergessen...
Dream House: A Short Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
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Evil lurks in the shadows… Christine and Ray Kingston are ecstatic to move into their “dream home,” a stately manor in Danvers, Massachusetts, but they have no idea that the house has a life of its own. As a disturbing history is revealed, their dream quickly turns into a heart-stopping nightmare. Something has been waiting for them...
The Elfling Princess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Once upon a time, in a world full of magic, there was a kingdom that only few humans had ever seen―the Elfling Kingdom. Have you ever seen an Elfling? I know a golden-haired girl named Jessica, who met some Elflings while playing behind her house with her brother, Sebastien. This is her story.
Whale Song: School Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,200. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
13 years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered after the tragic death of her mother. The shocking event left a grief-stricken teen-aged Sarah with partial amnesia. Some things are easier to forget. But now a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah, a talented mid-twenties ad exexec, back to her past. A past that she had thought was long buried. Some things are meant to be buried.
Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00)
Thirteen stories take you from one hold-your-breath chapter to the next. Stories include: A Grave Error The Death of an Old Cow Maid of Dishonor Atrophy Picture Perfect Sweet Dreams Separation Anxiety The Car Deadly Reunion Remote Control Ouija Caller Unknown Skeletons in the Closet If you are a fan of Stephen King's short story collections, you'll enjoy this creepy collection.
Remote Control
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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In this dark, suspenseful and somewhat comical look at one man's desires, Remote Control, a novelette by bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, delivers a strong message: Be careful what you wish for! *Finalist in 2008 Textnovel Writing Contest*
Whale Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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Thirteen years ago, Sarah Richardson’s life was shattered by a shocking tragedy that left her with partial amnesia. But now, a familiar voice from her childhood sends Sarah back to a past she'd thought was long buried. Torn by nightmares and visions of a yellow-eyed wolf and aided by killer whales that call to her in the night, Sarah must recover her memories-even if it destroys her.
The River
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010 by Imajin Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Stem cell research, cloning, and world domination--with a twist... Seven years ago, Del Hawthorne’s father and three of his friends disappeared near the Nahanni River and were presumed dead. When one of the missing men stumbles onto the University grounds, alive but barely recognizable and aging before her eyes, Del is shocked. Especially when the man tells her that her father is alive.

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