Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop December 21st to 31st

Saturday, December 20, 2014





Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookhounds
December 21st to 31st
 
 
A special Holiday message from Cheri to you...
This may seem unconventional, but this time of year can be emotionally difficult for so many, especially if you’ve suffered any sort of tragedy in your life. I’ll admit I’m one who struggles with finding peace this time of year... Sometimes we all just need a mental escape from the things that drag down our spirits. So just for a short time, take a break from reality with me. Let me take you to a world of fantasy so you can forget your cares momentarily. And then when you get back to the realities of life, I hope you might feel like your broken heart has had a chance to heal even partially, or even in some small way. At least that is my heartfelt wish.
 
Winner will be able to choose any one of these prizes:

~A Kindle eBook copy of The Fateful Series box set, valued at 8.99, which will include: Fateful, Fractured, Forever, Sophia's  Cookbook for Mortals, and The Order of Curse-Bound Knights (Soon to be released! If this prize is chosen, it will be awarded on the release date. USA only.)

 OR
 
~Danielle's Fairy Necklace as described in Forever. It will magically keep wicked pixies away...and werewolves...perhaps. Valued at $34.99. (This is handmade and will be shipped after it is made. USA only.)

OR
 
~An audiobook copy of either Fateful or Fractured as produced by Tristan Hunt from Audible, valued at $19.95-$24.95. (Listen to the samples right now. ;) This prize is available to USA and UK customers.)


 
 And check back later when I'll be posting a preview of
The Order of Curse-Bound Knights.
 
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Only one option is required to enter.

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Holiday Giveaways

Monday, December 8, 2014

Even more Free stuff for my mailing list subscribers during the Holidays...

Even win an eBook copy of The Order of Curse-Bound Knights
...my newest novel, soon to be released!

I'm choosing two winners a week!
New on audio. Fractured book 2 in the Fateful Series.





Actor Tristan Hunt (AKA Jason Downs) is currently producing all of Cheri's books into audio.
Fateful is the first title to be released in this format, and Fractured is available NOW!

Audio of Cheri's books are available from Amazon, Audible, or iTunes.

And if you're new to Audible, you can get it for FREE! Then if you become an AudibleListener® member on Audible, you can get all of the other books for a discount. Once you've listened to how Tristan portrays these characters, I think you'll be hooked, and then you'll want to listen to everything else he does... (At least that is what everyone is telling me so far. I've actually had readers come up to me in a panic checking to make he really is doing the other books after they've listened to Fateful.)

Praise for Tristan's performance:
First, I am usually wary about listening to the audible version of books especially because I love to leave the character’s personalities to my own imagination. Schmidt (author) and Tristan (narrator) definitely changed my opinion for this book as I both read and listened to the story. I can’t express enough my unexpected surprise at how well the audio version portrayed the story SO closely to what I envisioned. ~The BookStalker Reviewed
Tristan Hunt is, in my opinion, THE Jim Dale of Fantasy Romance. ~Cassandra
The writing was thrilling and engaging all the way through! The narrator did an outstanding job with presenting to emotions and mood of each character. Oh la la for sure! ~A. C.
It's so romantic, and the narrator does a great job! Tristan brings emotion to the story. I love reading the book, but having a real person narrate the story really brings it to life. It makes it a lot more exciting. ~Heather
The narrator was great! I love when he switched to his “American Girly” voice! Great plot, Great characters, Great Narrator. What else can I say but GREAT! ~KSWilde
*fans self* If Tristan Hunt decides to read the phone book, I'm in! Fabulous reader. Loved his accents--he did American really well. Loved the way he handled the various scenes and gave a slight though fun twist to the voices of some of the more common characters. I hate when male readers take the female voices too high and make them almost a mockery. Tristan does the females voices very well. ~D. R. Weaver
Which character – as performed by Tristan Hunt – was your favourite? Danielle's uncle Nick, there was a part were he was telling a story and Tristan spoke in such a perfect tone that even I felt shivers. If you could sum up Fateful in three words, what would they be? Emotional, beautiful and soulful. If you prefer audio books then get the first book right now, narrated perfectly by Tristan Hunt. Definitely a 5 star rating from me. ~Beks in the UK

And if you'd like to read my interview over on The Book Stalker, go here.


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Meet My Character Blog Tour

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thanks for thinking of me, Joyce, and for including me in this hop! Here’s a little more about my friend Joyce:

Joyce DiPastena dreamed of green medieval forests while growing up in the dusty copper mining town of Kearny, Arizona. She filled her medieval hunger by reading the books of Thomas B. Costain (where she fell in love with King Henry II of England), and later by attending the University of Arizona where she graduated with a degree in history, specializing in the Middle Ages. The university was also where she completed her first full-length novel…set, of course, in medieval England. Later, her fascination with Henry II led her to expand her research horizons to the far reaches of his “Angevin Empire” in France, which became the setting of her first published novel, Loyalty’s Web (a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist). Joyce is a multi-published, multi-award winning author who specializes in sweet medieval romances heavily spiced with mystery and adventure. She lives with her two cats, Clio and Glinka Rimsky-Korsokov, in Mesa, Arizona.

Her newest title, Loving Lucianna, will be available in October 2014.

Visit her blog for current updates on her next book release:

http://jdp-news.blogspot.com/2014/08/meet-my-character-blog-tour-lucianna.html#.VAR8Gul0yUl

 
And now about my character, Nadia from The Order of Curse-Bound Knights:

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Her name is Nadia, and she is fictional. I picture her as looking like Phoebe Tonkin from The Vampire Diaries/The Originals.

(Picture was found on Pinterst and is in my board for this book. And I've found the source, this shot is from an ad campaign for Jan Logan a leading jewelry designer in Australia.)
 
2) When and where is the story set?

This story travels through the eras staring in medieval times and moving all the way up to modern times. I’m not sure of many books that do that. If you know of other books that travel through different eras like that, post them in the comments for me, because I’m curious!

3) What should we know about him/her?

Nadia was a side character in the Fateful Trilogy. This book is her and Max’s (the knight) story: how they met, fell in love, and became vampires.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

She loves unconditionally, but her best friend, Celeste, whom she remains loyal to despite Celeste’s evil tendencies, gets her into dangerous situations where she is exposed to the Black Plague, and is then turned into a vampire to save her life.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

Nadia wants to find true love. She is intrigued by Max when her father assigns him to guard her, but she is tempted by other men who turn out to be rogues, and Max ends up having to save her from them.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

This book is titled The Order of Curse-Bound Knights, and it is with my editor currently. Sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know of its release.

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

I hope to release it very soon, though I don’t have a release date just yet.
 
PS: I was supposed to tag a few more authors, but none of the ones I contacted have gotten back to me.  I will update this as soon as they do. :)

 

Fiction Fashion

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What Danielle Darcey would wear...and it's on sale at Free People!



I loved it so much I picked it up in both colors. ;)

Link to buy:
http://www.freepeople.com/sale-sale-dresses/sun-goddess-maxi/

Max and The Order of Curse-Bound Knights

Friday, July 18, 2014

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!!!

To be the first to see the cover and to know about its release, sign up for my free mailing list. (I will only email you with new releases...so I won't be cluttering up you inbox.)

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

Meet Tristan Hunt, the narrator of Fateful!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


(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.
 


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 USA:
http://www.amazon.com/Fateful-Book-1-Series-ebook/dp/B004VT0RJK/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=authcherschm-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=&creativeASIN=B004VT0RJK

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:
 
 
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

 
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 released, or about exclusive sneak peeks, or if you are the monthly winner. I promise! The last thing I want to do is clutter up your inbox.

And to make it even sweeter...when I get 1000 subscribers signed up for my mailing list, 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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