THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR CHERYL KAYE TARDIF

Mystery, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, horror & YA by "Cheryl Kaye Tardif" & romance by "Cherish D'Angelo". Cheryl is represented by Trident Media Group in NY.

Monday, January 26, 2015

FOR SALE: Executive Bungalow in Tamarack (SE Edmonton) Only $609,900


Welcome to your new home!
Previously owned and designed by a bestselling author and built in 2010, this four-year-old Executive 4-bedroom-plus-den bungalow has over 3200 sq. ft. of living space on one of the largest lots in Tamarack/Meadows, central A/C throughout, air circulation system, tankless hot water system, water filtration and softener system, in-floor heating in basement & garage, an abundance of storage space on both levels and a separate entrance to lower level.
Gas BBQ line and shed
A wrap-around deck with zero-maintenance composite decking, glass panels, aluminum rails and a gas barbecue hookup is perfect for outdoor entertaining and surrounds a 5-person hot tub with stereo, lights and lid, plus there’s plenty of room for outdoor furniture. Enjoy a glass of wine on your deck, while neighbors admire your fully fenced, oversized backyard that is fully landscaped with shrubs and trees, brick trim and a large shed.

Deck to oversized backyard
The insulated triple car garage with in-floor heating, drain, built-in work bench & shelves plus 4 upper storage areas is perfect for your vehicles and toys, and there’s room for 2 more vehicles in the driveway. This house has one neighbor on left, a walking path on right and backs on to walking paths and grassy areas.

All rooms (except bath & laundry) include TV cable, phone and internet outlets.

Includes all window coverings except sheers and toppers in master bedroom.

Access to Whitemud and Anthony Henday highways, transit, shopping centers, and new Meadows rec centre.

*By appointment only. Serious, qualified buyers only. No realtors looking for real estate to sell.

3715-14 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6T 0H9

Contact:
Cheryl or Marc Tardif


Features of this Spectacular Home

Main floor:

The main floor (1650 sq. ft.) features an open kitchen, dining and living room concept with 10’ ceiling, lots of natural light, a gas fireplace, ceiling fan and high-grade laminate flooring that looks like hardwood.

The kitchen is perfect for the home chef and features maple cupboards/drawers (some with slide-out shelves) in a cherry wood stain, a massive kitchen island, garburator, extra-large sink, granite counters and ceramic tile backsplash that ties in to fireplace tiles. Two pantries provide extra storage space.

Open Kitchen/Dining & Living Room
 LG appliance package includes: oversized steam washer & steam dryer, microwave, dishwasher, Ceran-top stove with convection oven, and double-door refrigerator with lower freezer and filtered/softened ice/water from dispenser on front door.

Master bedroom w. walk-in closet and en suite
The spacious master bedroom with ceiling fan gives you plenty of room and will easily fit a king-size bed and other furniture. The en-suite bathroom features an oversized ceramic tile & glass shower, a large granite counter with sink and upper and lower cabinets, plus a separate granite makeup counter.
Main floor full bathroom for guests w. solar tube light
For your guests, the main floor bathroom features a tub/shower combo and a solar tube for natural light during the day.

Main floor laundry room with LG Steam Washer/Dryer
The large main floor laundry room has a tiled floor, large sink, single door fridge/freezer, plenty of extra counter, cupboards and drawers. This room has been mistaken for a kitchen, it’s that big!
Office (or another bedroom) on main floor
A bright den/office has plenty of storage space in the workstation counter/drawers and in the two wide side-by-side closets. This room is sure to inspire anyone who works from home. If an office doesn’t appeal to you, this room could be easily converted into a bedroom or sitting room.

This house features a built-in vacuum system with 2 complete vacuum accessory packages, plus 3 vacuum pans in kitchen, laundry room and master bathroom.

Lower floor/basement:

The lower level/basement (1600 sq. ft.) is completely finished and features a 9’ ceiling and an extra-large family room with artistic shelves & niches along one wall and deluxe carpeting.

Three bedrooms (one with a walk-in closet and sliding pocket door to bathroom, and another with 2 large closets—one with shelves and drawers), mechanical room, storage under the stairs and a small room that could be used for storage or as a sitting, reading or craft room. A separate entrance leads outside.

The oversized full bathroom features an oversized L-shaped counter with makeup area, sink, walk-in shower and a large closet for storage.

*The lower level could be renovated as a 2-3 bedroom in-law or rental suite.

MORE PHOTOS:
Chef's dream kitchen
Kitchen w. LG appliance package
Main pantry in kitchen
Second pantry door

Dining room and kitchen
Kitchen/living/dining room
Kitchen/living/dining room
Space for a china cabinet or shelf!
Living room
Living room
Master bedroom

Master bedroom w. walk-in closet and en suite
Master walk-in closet & en suite bathroom
Make-up counter in master en suite
Master en suite
Massive master en suite shower for 2!
Tons of storage in the office!
Hall 1
Hall 2
Main floor laundry w. LG Steam Washer/Dryer

This laundry room has been mistaken for a kitchen!
Tons of storage space in laundry room plus extra fridge/freezer.
Main floor laundry room - extra fridge/freezer
Main floor full bathroom
Main floor full bath
Main floor full bath
Hot tub on deck (dog not included with sale)
Backyard party, anyone?
More pics coming soon!

*By appointment only. Serious, qualified buyers only. No realtors looking for real estate to sell.

3715-14 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6T 0H9

Contact:
Cheryl or Marc Tardif

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

$0.99 SALE! SWEET & SENSUAL Bundle - 6 Complete Romance Novels

Need a little romance in your life?

Check out this $0.99 deal:

SWEET & SENSUAL, 6 complete romance novels by Catherine Astolfo, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell, Author, Kat Flannery, Author, Chris Redding and Author Cheryl Kaye Tardif...

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UK readers: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sweet-Sensual-Romance-Bestselling-Authors-ebook/dp/B00OMUBR4W

With a list price total of nearly $24.00 US and over 340 reviews on Amazon.com, SWEET & SENSUAL is a value-packed romance bundle of complete novels that takes you from romantic suspense to historical romance to fantasy romance all set in captivating worlds that will leave you wanting more.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Night Owl Reviews hosts their annual Winter Wonderland Event


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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Event 2014

This Christmas, great things come in fours

Join Imajin Books and our authors for our annual event, which includes a Kindle Fire Giveaway (Dec 1-25), Paperback Sale (Dec 1-7) & an eBook Sale (Dec 24-Jan 7th).

*  Kindle Fire HD Giveaway - Dec 1-25 - Enter via our Facebook page.

*  Paperback Sale - Dec 1-7 - Check out our paperbacks HERE.

*  eBook Sale - Dec 24 - Jan 7 - Check out our ebooks HERE

 * Special eBook Bundle Sale: DEADLY DOZEN (Dec 6-12); SWEET & SENSUAL (Dec 23-29)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Guest post: An Excerpt from GOTH TOWN by Jesse Giles Christiansen

GOTH TOWN by Jesse Giles Christiansen

PROLOGUE

JAKE RAYNER is the only one, other than Samantha Bryant, who had the vision.

He’ll never forget the first time it happened. He was out for a walk in the woods by himself, a practice highly discouraged by the Overseers.

He was always surprised at how little everyone questioned the rules of the Overseers. Many of them seemed so ridiculous. Then again, they owed everything to them. There would have been no life here at all, if not for them.

That afternoon the hazy air was happy and it seemed to seep into everything. Jake was reckless to allow it to seep into him. His feet, his legs, his fingers, even his thoughts, were reckless.

I know they’re going to find me. I just know it. Then they’re going to hook me up to the Recalibration Machine again.

But that day he didn’t care about a single thing. He was mad with life. Life was mad in his veins. Life was livid in his veins. 

Everything spoke to him. The birds’ songs were like shrilly operas stuck in fortissimo. The creek sneaking along by his side crackled and popped the way a long-asleep radio wakes up hungry and eager to play. The wind in the pines moaned softly like a lonely lover. 

Then it happened.

He felt dizzy at first, his head so light he thought it might float away. Something surged inside him that could have been swallowed lightning, rising, writhing, and climbing up to his head.

The memory came.

Memories were demons; they were even more forbidden than being all alone; they were not allowed to even start. When they went in for their weekly screening, any evidence of memories prior to the Anti-Emotion Movement was immediately erased. It was for their own good. Really. They had to believe in the Overseers. They gave them everything, and asked for so little in return. The Overseers picked them up after the Great Fog.

He just stood there and could not stop the memory. Oh, it was so warm. That swallowed lightning curled up, balled up in his head and took to nuclear fusion, forming a miniature sun to melt all the work of the entire Overseers’ brilliant technology.

But what an afternoon it was.

The first flash was of shiny boxes wrapped in fancy bows under a tree that someone had stuck in a living room. What a bizarre image. Why would someone put a perfectly good tree in a living room? Perfect madness. Perfect madness, indeed. And the poor, poor tree.

The tree was wrapped with winking lights, and as he stood there, letting this memory take root, he could see the pines around him dressed the same. They were beautiful, and he overflowed with the urge to take all the pines in the forest, shrink them down, and put them into everyone’s homes.

Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous.

He heard footsteps, and the beautiful, horrible, absurd memory vanished. The memory vanished like the scent of a woman riding with you on a train—a woman you know you will never see again.

He waited for the Goth Town Police to arrest him. And he cherished those seconds as the taste of a curious and wild memory remained for a few seconds on his lips. Those few seconds were more blissful than the rambunctious air that crept all through the forest that afternoon and shot rays of perilous hope into everything. In those few seconds, he tried to chase the echo that was home to that taste. That scent of a woman on a train. He tried to return to it with the desperation of a legless man waking from a Boston Marathon dream.

But at least the taste was there when they handcuffed him.

At least the flicker.

A gray haunt … at least … 

Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author who writes compelling literary fiction that weaves the real with the surreal. He attended Florida State University where he received his B.A. in English literature. He is the author of Pelican Bay, an Amazon #1 list bestseller, outselling Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. One of Christiansen's literary goals is to write at least fifty novels, and he always reminds himself of something that Ray Bradbury once said: "You fail only if you stop writing."

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Goth-Town-Jesse-Giles-Christiansen-ebook/dp/B00P8QFUTW

Web Site: www.jessegileschristiansen.com
Blog: www.jgchristiansen.wordpress.com

Guest Author Jesse Giles Christiansen and his GOTH TOWN Character Interview

Today's special guest post is from American author Jesse Giles Christiansen, and he has a great blog tour lined up for his newest release, GOTH TOWN. Welcome, Jesse! :-)

Character Interview: Inside the Mind of GOTH TOWN’s Founder, Lord Gothly
  
JGC: Why Christmaslessness around the whole world? Isn’t Goth Town enough?

LG: Ha-ha. Your thinking is so limited. What a lousy physicist you would have made! My grandfather’s vision was to not just stop pesky, debilitating emotions in one small place, but everywhere. You see, Goth Town was only the testing ground, so to speak. The world is suffering from omnipresent locusts. Oh, you cannot see them, dear fellow, but they are just as devouring. Tell me, would you stop global locusts in only one place?

If you were to stop all emotions, wouldn’t you stop all thinking, too? Memories?

Ha! Not so dull-witted as I expected! Of course, you boldly assume that thoughts and feelings are hopelessly tied together. How erroneous you are, dear fellow! Yes, thoughts breed emotions, but there are pure thoughts that have no emotions. No sappy, disabling memories … just those of truth and unequivocal existence. What bliss they are! They flow like the quiet symphony that accompanies the swift movements of logic. They walk like barefoot women through Times Square! Only 33 days left!

How do you plan to accomplish such a feat?

Again, such limited thinking! I would not expect someone like you to understand dark physics, especially one who thinks in such two-dimensional terms. Accomplish. Ha-ha!

How could the world exist without fond memories?

We define fond quite differently, let me assure you. Take this hideous, pitiable thing called Christmas, for example. Is it fond? Really? The primary components of Christmas are love and giving. Yuck! It turns my stomach to event think of such things! Do love and giving make the world a better place? Do they save the environment? Allow for interstellar travel? Do they keep one warm at night? No! I shall tell you what they do. They make the world stronger rather than weaker. One day the world will see that they have had it all quite reversed. They will thank me! To love someone is to erase his or her purpose and individuality. To give to them keeps them from fending for themselves. Do you not see? Christmas is really not good for the world. My grandfather believed it was the root of the failure of humanity.

GOTH TOWN has already sold over 100 copies, and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. How do you feel about that?

I am so tired of hearing about this book. I am positively sick with it! You see, this is the pathetic sentimentality that I am trying to save everyone from. Do you not see how pitifully absurd the notion is? As if a book is going to stop anything. A hundred you said? Ha! How many stars are there? How much dark energy can we siphon from a black hole? Take your books and burn them; perhaps they might warm a small group of Christmas urchins!

You seem very emotional. Isn’t that a contradiction?

You seem to have an extremely impoverished sense of time. You promised fifteen minutes. I have work to do. The Global Re-Constitution Device must be ready on Christmas morning. I bid thee adieu!
Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author who writes compelling literary fiction that weaves the real with the surreal. He attended Florida State University where he received his B.A. in English literature. He is the author of Pelican Bay, an Amazon #1 list bestseller, outselling Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. One of Christiansen's literary goals is to write at least fifty novels, and he always reminds himself of something that Ray Bradbury once said: "You fail only if you stop writing."

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Goth-Town-Jesse-Giles-Christiansen-ebook/dp/B00P8QFUTW
Web Site: www.jessegileschristiansen.com Blog: www.jgchristiansen.wordpress.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/JesseGilesChrisFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/jesse.gileschristiansen.7Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5261095.Jesse_Giles_Christiansen

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Cheryl Kaye Tardif joins Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Ken Follett & other authors in Freedom from Torture's "Immortality Auction"

Canadian author Cheryl Kaye Tardif has joined a number of well-known authors, including fellow Canadian Margaret Atwood, in an "Immortality Auction" to support Freedom from Torture, an organization dedicated to assisting those affected by torture and other organized abuses. This includes violence by different races or religions that do not acknowledge the basic human rights most of us enjoy.

What's an Immortality Auction?

You can be "immortalized" in one of the participating authors' upcoming books. Each author has donated one or more characters to be named after the highest bidders. Think of it! Your name as one of the characters--and perhaps your wife's, husband's, daughter's etc.

Cheryl's auction:

The highest bidder will name 2 characters in Cheryl's upcoming new thriller, THE 6th PLAGUE, which is set in Banff, Alberta, Canada, during the Banff World Media Festival. THE 6th PLAGUE will be released in the summer/fall of 2015.

Why is Cheryl participating?

"As an author who writes suspense, I am often influenced (and horrified) by true stories in the media, and it stuns me that human beings can be so cruel to one another, especially since torture is not only conducted in war zones but in civilized countries. We all bleed the same color; we all live and we all die, and those who have suffered at the hands of others need support and compassion."


Bidding is open now!! 

Please dig deep and help support a worthwhile cause and organization.

Bid on Cheryl's Immortality Auction now!

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