Friday, July 18, 2014

Max and The Order of Curse-Bound Knights

This book is currently in editing
and I'll soon be working on the cover!
 
I don't have an exact release date yet, but soon!!!

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And for those of you waiting impatiently for the release of this book, visit The Order of Curse-Bound Knights Pinterst Board.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Do you live in the UK?
 
And if so, would you like a chance to WIN the audio book of Fateful
as read by Tristan Hunt from Audible.co.uk?
 
Head on over to Wrathsqueens Books to enter!!!

 http://wrathsqueensbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/giveaway-fateful-by-cheri-schmidt.html



(Listen to the audio sample HERE.)
 
http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Young-Adults/Fateful-Audiobook/B00KLGNGQS/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1404838736&sr=1-1

If you're curious about this book, check out this recent review from one of my UK readers:

By TinaT
 
"First of all can I just confirm that this is NOT a rip off of Twilight. Its a little unthinking and unimaginitive to assume every Vampire romance needs to be compared to The Twilight Saga. I am a huge Twilight fan but I adore supernatural romance and unfortunatly vampires will always share common similarities, however this story gives a new outlook on vampires and the whole good versus evil theme. This story was a beautiful love story first and foremost, between a Vampire and a human, but every good vampire love story shares this. The story starts with Danielle, coming to the UK from the States to go to school, she moves in with her Aunt, Uncle, and cousin Brianna. Danielle is old fashioned and craves the love of a good man, who will treat her like the men from old times like in Jane Austens books. On her second day in the UK she runs into danger literally, but is also saved by Ethan, a beautiful stranger who sweeps her off her feet. Ethan feels something but its not confirmed until they meet again and their eyes connect, Danielle is suddenly consumed with Ethan and discovers the fairytale she always dreamt about has come true although with darker meaning. Ethan is the perfect man, loving, trustworthy, protective, and the perfect gentleman, Danielle realises that they cannot be apart but doesnt want to become immortal to be with Ethan giving way to Ethans obsession for a cure. This story is lovely, and the sweet romance which builds between the characters is amazing, the story and plot are different to other supernatural stories and although it does share similar characteristics, its also original. The other characters build a great picture, and of course we have good and bad characters creating the angst every good story needs. I would recommend to anybody who enjoys a very sweet supernatural romance."
 
Upcoming book releases:

Fractured, the sequel to Fateful is in production for audio right now, and should be finished by the end of the month. Also, Max and The Order of Curse-Bound Knights is in editing, and nearing completion.

If you would like to be the first to know when these books are available for download, sign up for my mailing list. It's free to do so, and you'll be entered into elusive mailing-list-only giveaways, and you won't be troubled with emails until there is a new book release.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Meet Tristan Hunt, the narrator of Fateful!


(Portrait of Tristan was taken by Leslie Hassler. Click on her name to see more of her work!)
 
Tristan Hunt (aka Jason Downs) has been performing professionally for 30 years. He has appeared in films (Racing Daylight, Clara's Heart, Hairspray), on TV (Saturday Nite Live), on stage (Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest) and in commercials. His first paid job was a voice over at the age of 10 and he has loved recording ever since. His voice has been featured in film, in advertisements and in video games. He was also signed to Jive records and released two albums as a singer/songwriter resulting in a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom. He began narrating books in March of this year and has six releases available so far. Telling stories is something he truly loves to do and looks forward to doing for a long time to come.
 
Tristan's production of Fateful was released May 28th of this year and I couldn't be more pleased with his work! He brought my characters to life in a way I hadn't imagined was possible.
 
His soothing voice just dances over the words and I think he makes me sound like a better writer than I actually am.  Or maybe my style of writing just worked out well with his style of reading. I'm not really sure. All I know is that Fateful is very fun to listen to.
 
When it came to finding the right narrator for all of my books, I new I had to find the right actor. And for me it was a tall order, because I absolutely loved Jim Dale's production of Harry Potter so much I was very picky about my choice. I'm happy to say that I am just as happy with Tristan's performance in Fateful as I was with anything I've heard from Jim Dale.

(Note: If you have not heard Harry Potter on audio yet, you should! It's fabulous.) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)  
 
Anyway, Tristan made Danielle very likable. Brianna a bit snarky and funny, but awesome. Ethan sounds genuine, Max is sexy, and the fairies are perfect. The romantic scenes have just the right amount of sensuality, and laughter can be heard in his voice when the scene is funny. Seriously, you have to hear it to believe it.

If you have not read Fateful, pick up the audio and see what everyone is talking about. Or pick up the eBook for FREE, and then listen to the audio which you could also get for free if you're new to Audible.

Up next, watch for Fractured and Forever on audio.
 

They're in production right now!


Go to this link to listen to the sample and to pick it up from Audible:

http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Fateful-Audiobook/B00KLGJ7FC/ref=a_newreleas_c2_6_t


Or click on the picture below to snatch it up from Amazon!
 



(Note: If you're in the UK, go HERE to pick up Fateful on Audio.)

Over 100,000 copies of Fateful have been downloaded worldwide and it is currently in Amazon's top 100 over all Kindle Store. Plus the book is #1 in Fairy Tales, Mythology & Folk Tales, Paranormal Romance, Vampires, Teen & Young Adult Books.

 
 
 

Go to anyone of these links below to get the eBook for FREE in whatever format you need: 
 


Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fateful-Book-1-Series-ebook/dp/B004VT0RJK

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fateful/id449647872?mt=11

Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fateful-cheri-schmidt/1103264846?ean=2940045844642

Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fateful-4

Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/64361

Also:
Amazon Spain:

Amazon Italy:

Amazon Canada:
 
 
Thank you for visiting my blog, and keep scrolling down to the previous post to enter my giveaway...!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time for a giveaway or two...

Have you listened to Fateful on Audio and let Tristan Hunt whisper this romance into your ear yet?

If so, then please tell me your favorite part in the comments of this post. If not, then you can still enter my giveaway! Just tell me what you think of the sample. :) Then fill out the form below to be entered into this giveaway.

To listen to the sample, go here: http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/Fateful-Audiobook/B00KLGJ7FC/ref=a_newreleas_c2_5_t

What listeners are telling me so far:

"Tristan Hunt is the Jim Dale of romance!"

"I am loving it! My favorite is when he switches to his "American Girl" voice!"

"Addicting to listen to. I couldn't put it down and listened almost nonstop until I'd finished it."

"I could listen to this over and over again."

"His voice is the perfect fit for this series."

"His voice is so soothing I could listen to it all day long."
 
Prizes:
For every comment left, I'll enter your name into a drawing to win:

~A signed paperback copy of Fateful
~Along with a matching beaded bookmark
~AND Danielle's pearl necklace as mentioned in the book!

If you already read and loved Fateful, enjoy it again as produced by Tristan Hunt! He masterfully brings these characters to life. In fact, I think it's even better than reading it, and I wrote the silly book! He surprised me with how he performed the fairies, because it was perfect! Actually, I loved how he did all of the characters.

Tristan's smooth voice just dances over the words and the little growl thing he does is absolutely delicious to listen to. His delivery is wonderfully sensual when the scene calls for it, but he can also deliver humor, and the subtleties of emotion that sound genuine.

If you have not read Fateful, pick up the audio and see what everyone is talking about. Or pick up the eBook for FREE, and then listen to the audio which you could also get for free if you're new to Audible.

If you're new to Audible, you can pick up Fateful for FREE!!!
Up next, watch for Fractured and Forever on audio.
They're in production right now!

Click on the picture below to snatch it up from Audible!



(Note: If you're in the UK, go HERE to pick up Fateful on Audio.) 

 
And go to anyone of these links below to get the eBook for FREE in whatever format you need: 
 


Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fateful-Book-1-Series-ebook/dp/B004VT0RJK

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fateful/id449647872?mt=11

Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fateful-cheri-schmidt/1103264846?ean=2940045844642

Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fateful-4

Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/64361

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Be the very first to know about new releases and exclusive mailing-list only giveaways by joining my mailing list!

 
Hello my darlings! I frequently get messages asking me when my next book is coming out.

So let's make it super easy, shall we?

By simply subscribing to my mailing list you’ll be the VERY FIRST to know about new book releases. Also, you’ll be automatically entered into a monthly drawing for signed copies of my books, or free copies of my audio books from Audible, or other swag items such as book-themed, handmade jewelry. This is different from my blog email subscription in that you will ONLY be emailed when a new title is coming out. I promise! The last thing I want to do is clutter up your inbox.

And to make it even sweeter...if I can get 1000 subscribers signed up for my mailing list by the end of September, I'll give away a grand prize to one lucky winner that includes:

1~ A signed paperback copy of Fateful, Fractured, and Forever.
2~ Each book will come with a pretty handmade, beaded bookmark.
3~ A choice of either Danielle's pearl necklace from Fateful, or her fairy necklace from Forever.
4~ And a copy of Fateful or Fractured on audio, narrated by Tristan Hunt.

Always grateful,

Cheri


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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sophia Has a Cooking Blog...


Sophia's Cookbook for Mortals is a
Non-Fiction with a Paranormal twist...


The cooking blog is brought to you by Sophia, the vampire in Fateful who loves to cook for her mortal friends. Ethan Deveroux, who was also a vampire, has taught her much of what she knows. She uses his kitchen to create these dishes, but to Ethan’s chagrin, she is horribly messy about it. And he is frequently left to clean up after her.

Please note that Sophia’s recipes are shared with you from her “vampire” point of view, and she’ll likely describe the way things look and smell rather than taste since she can’t actually taste what she’s cooking because of the curse surrounding her.
 
Recipes posted so far are:
 
 
 
 
If you love to cook, head on over to her blog and see whatever delectable items she destroyed the kitchen to make....

Friday, March 7, 2014

Audio books of the Fateful Trilogy are now in production!

Soon to be released!!! The audio book of Fateful, narrated by Tristan Hunt!

And Fractured is now in the works, and then Forever will follow.

I'm extremely happy with how it turned out. The voice of Tristan Hunt is the perfect fit for this series. He did a fabulous job bringing my characters to life.

Of course I will post a link as soon as it is available!
ACX has been wonderful to work with, and I'm grateful to Audible for awarding Fateful a stipend.




Why not pick up the eBook of Fateful for FREE, and then listen to the audio!

Happy reading! And then when the audio is done, happy listening!
And thanks for visiting my blog!