I am pleased to host author and acquisitions editor Cheryl Yeko from Soul Mate Publishing and her new releases: A Valentine’s Day Anthology, “My Sexy Valentine, Soul Mate Collection” and follow-up to her ‘Hero’ Series. Welcome, Cheryl.
Hi! Thank you for having me here today. I’d love to tell you about my newest releases, MY SEXY VALENTINE, SOUL MATE COLLECTION 1, and EYES OF A HERO, my second novel in my Hero Series. The first novel in the Hero Series, MOUNTAIN HERO, took first place in the 2014 International Digital Awards contest, in the novella category…how cool is that? I’m hoping to repeat the success of MOUNTAIN HERO with EYES OF A HERO.
I’d like to share the book covers, blurbs, and excerpts with you.
Yes, please, share everything and anything. Like Valentine candy, we want more!
First I’d like to tell you about MY SEXY VALENTINE, a collection of steamy little stories of which I am the Editor, and also have a story in the collection, titled ‘Valentines Day Breakup’.
This is an ongoing anthology, so look for Soul Mate Collection 2, in 2016.
That is great for readers and writers alike to know. We’ll certainly be on the lookout for the next one. But tell us about this current one.
I’d like to share the blurbs for these fun stories:
Valentine’s Day Breakup, by Cheryl Yeko
Finding her fiancé in a clutch with the coat check girl sends Shelly straight into the arms of her Soul Mate.
Inked Hearts, by Sage Spelling
One night. No boundaries. Uninhibited passion.
Boycotting Valentine’s Day had been Piper’s preferred way of protecting her heart until she collided with bad boy-sexy-tattoo artist, Dex. Driven with lust, Piper has her first one-nightstand, but dreads morning and saying goodbye to the man who stirred her innermost desires.
The Twelve Days of Valentines, by Lynn Cahoon
As her home business grows, a specialty jam creator receives gifts from a secret admirer. When the news breaks, two men step up claiming to be the gifter. As the twelve days pass, can she figure out the clues and claim her Mr. Right?
Valentine’s Day Canceled, by S.C. Mitchell
When Thor’s son Magni, the new King of Asgaard, cancels Valentine’s day, Astrid knows something is drastically wrong. Can she make things right again and save the fertility festival?
The Valentine’s Proposal, Tina Susedik
When a Valentine’s Day proposal doesn’t go the way she expected, librarian Janetta Simonson’s life is changed in ways she’d never dreamed.
I’ve Got A Heart-On For You, by Char Chaffin
How hard can it be to stash three kids with an overnight babysitter, slip into something ridiculously decadent and skimpy, and do naughty things to each other by candlelight on Valentine’s Day?
Sex-deprived spouses Sam and Dell might be finding out pretty soon, and not in the way they’d hoped.
What a mixed bag of love stories! A little something for everything. I already see a few that I’d love to read! Now, let’s move on to your Hero series. What can you tell us about these books?
EYES OF A HERO, the second novel in my Hero Series was great fun to write. My highschool friend, Darcy, was my inspiration for this novel, just because I’m a writer, and I can….lol.
Darcy thinks that’s pretty cool. We are still friends even after all these years. We manage to get together on occasion, since Darcy lives in Illinois and I live in Wisconsin. We are meeting up with her and her husband, Randy,(lol) next summer to head over to the Cordova Drag Strip…something our husbands enjoy, and Darcy and I can chat… I’m looking forward to it.
Here’s the Blurb For Eyes Of A Hero:
Stumbling across a murder and getting chased off a cliff makes for one heck of a bad day. But when a handsome blue-eyed hero comes to Darcy’s rescue, things begin to look up.
The last thing Randy expected when he made the hike up the bluff was to rescue a beautiful woman hanging off a cliff ledge. He soon learns that he’s her only protection against powerful forces that want her silenced.
Here’s an Excerpt – Enjoy!
“How’d you end up on the ledge?” Randy’s gaze scoured the area for anything to help him retrieve her.
“I—I was running from some me—”she hiccupped on a sob“—men.”
A sense of unease rushed through him, and his eyes narrowed as he did another search of the area, looking for danger this time.
“How many men?” he barked, his voice low and threatening at the thought of a group of men chasing a woman off a cliff. Were they still around? His hands curled into tight fists, itching to get his hands on the bastards.
“I think they left.” A soft sniffle sounded. “But they . . . they killed a man.”
What the hell?
Keeping alert to any approaching danger, He knelt back down to speak with her. “What happened?”
“I—” Another frightened squeak came from her as more loosened stones tumbled into the water.
Shit! He had to get her off that damn ledge.
“Darcy,” he said urgently, “don’t move.” He wished like hell he could see her, because he had no idea how much time she might have before the rock underneath her totally gave away. The afternoon sun was blasting, and sweat slid down his back, under his shirt.
There was a long tense moment until the pebbles finally stopped falling. Her panicked gasp cranked up his urgency to get to her, filling him with a sense of impotence at his total uselessness. He needed to think of something, fast! As an avid outdoorsman, there had to be something here he could use.
“Randy,” her soft voice called up to him.
“Yeah, darlin’,” he said gently.
“If I don’t make it—”
“You’ll make it,” he snapped, standing, his body tense. He wouldn’t even entertain the thought that she’d die. He’d never be able to live with the guilt for allowing it to happen.
Ignoring him, she continued, “Please tell my family I love them . . . okay?”
The muscles in his shoulders tensed into hard knots, his mind working feverously. “You’re gonna tell them yourself, Darcy. Just as soon as I get you up from there.”
“How’re you going to do that?” The resignation in her voice indicated she didn’t believe he could save her.
Like hell . . . He set his jaw in determination.
“I’ve got a hiking kit back at my campsite. I’m going to get it, I’ll be right back.”
“You—you’re leaving?” Panic laced her voice.
“I’ll only be gone five minutes.”
She didn’t answer.
“Darcy?” he repeated, kneeling back down to peer over the edge. “I promise, I’ll be back for you.” Damn, he wished he could see her face, so she’d know he meant every word he said.
“Okay,” she responded quietly, though he could hear the tears in her voice.
The tinkling of small pebbles rolling down the cliff told him to get his ass moving. She needed off that ledge, before it was too late.
He just wasn’t quite sure how the hell he was going to accomplish that.
I created the book trailer for EYES OF A HERO and would love to share it with you. http://youtu.be/vbI79jRpjto
Amazon Buy Link-Eyes Of A Hero: http://tinyurl.com/oawq3hm
Amazon Buy Link-My Sexy Valentine: http://tinyurl.com/pe2wqkv
I love that blurb! And the book trailer. Where can people connect with you?
Here is my list of links:
Where Love Always Wins: http://www.cherylyeko.com/
Soul Mate Publishing: http://tinyurl.com/lav53p3
About Me: http://about.me/cheryl.yeko
My Book Trailer Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjitsNVe3r5oq5kMKM3zA49z083bjXYi5
My Audible Playlist
And do you have a bit of a bio to share as we close this wonderful Valentine’s visit down?
I am a multi-published, award-winning author. I live in Wisconsin with my husband Patrick, and love to read, play piano, and spend time with family and friends. I enjoy novels with fast-paced action and steamy romance, protective alpha men and strong heroines. I belong to several writing groups, and am a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), as well as the Wisconsin Chapter.
I am also an Acquisitions Editor for Soul Mate Publishing. As an Editor, I welcome Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, and Erotica.
I am thrilled to be able to add author/editor to my resume and I would love to hear comments from readers at my blog – https://www.facebook.com/cyeko Where Love Always Wins Or visit on Facebook at http://www.cherylyeko.com/ – https://www.facebook.com/ProtectingRose – https://www.facebook.com/threeBFFs?ref=hl
Cheryl, this has been a delightful visit. I am glad you stopped by and shared these great stories. I hope the readers have gotten to know you a little better and I wish you and all the other authors great success. And yes, please send out a note when Soul Mate Publishing is looking for submissions on volume two of the Valentines anthology.