Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Biography

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Children of the Fog, The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls "a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart...a beautiful, haunting novel."

Her next thriller, Divine Justice (book 2 in the Divine series), will be published in spring 2011, in ebook and trade paperback editions.

Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories (ebook) and Remote Control (novelette ebook).

In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot's Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo.

View Lancelot's Lady on Smashwords at:
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/cherishdangelo

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: www.cherylktardif.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cherylktardif

You can also find Cheryl Kaye Tardif on MySpace, Facebook, Goodreads, Shelfari and LibraryThing, plus other social networks.

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

Divine Sanctuary
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Series: Divine Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,130. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
There's no place like home… In the Divine trilogy finale, the heat is tripled when CFBI Agent Jasi McLellan must rescue Emily, the ghost girl that haunts her dreams; expose her own mother's killer; and uncover a murderer that preys on the weak at Sanctuary, a controversial cult nestled in the woods near Mission, BC. Something insidious lurks behind the safe haven of Sanctuary's wrought iron gates.
Dream House: A Short Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
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.
Submerged
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,130. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.
Whale Song: School Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,200. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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.
Divine Justice
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Series: Divine Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
CFBI Agent and Pyro-Psychic Jasi McLellan battles a serious infection that threatens to claim her life. Slipping in and out of consciousness, she remembers the Parliament Murders... One by one, members of Ontario's Parliament are disappearing, only to be found days later, disoriented and drugged. Or worse―dead.
Lancelot's Lady
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down. Written by Cherish D'Angelo, aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,650. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Divine Intervention
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Series: Divine Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,930. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2010 by Imajin Books. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.14 from 22 reviews)
CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist―a murderer who has already taken the lives of three innocent people. Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind. A mind bent on destruction and revenge. (#1 in series) "Sci-fi and mystery fans will love this book." Writer's Digest

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