July 27, 2016

RWA 2016 Nationals

I had a great time at Nationals and wanted to share my memories with you. I met up with my BFF Char Chaffin. She's also my writing partner under the pen-name CiCi Cordelia, and fellow senior acquisitions editor with Soul Mate Publishing. We had the great pleasure of conducting a Soul Mate Publishing Spotlight together. I was nervous, but it went really well, and I'm pleased with the great questions we received from the attending authors.

We also conducted pitch appointments, as did the other attending Soul Mate acquisition editors, and we're looking forward to receiving some really great submissions. I have a few in my inbox already, and I'm anxious to dig into them.

The editors' dinner, with Janet Clementz 
and Samantha McMahon, was a really fun time. 

We learned a lot from each other.

Like the fact that Janet is a wild and crazy woman. lol 

A good time was had by all.

We met up with author Susan B. James, who wrote Time And Forever, a really great book, btw. And I'm not just saying that because I'm her editor! Not only is Susan an amazing author, she's a very talented actress, under the name Susan Berger. And she's promised to tell Sam Elliott 'hi' for me, and I'm holding her to it. ;)

We managed to find time for a writing retreat, and completed a set of edits for our newest paranormal story, Realm Of The Dragon, under CiCi Cordelia.

Check out the dueling keyboards!

Char and I are both attending the Writers Police Academy event in mid-August, and hope to finish up Realm Of The Dragon. Look for it in early January, 2017, followed by twelve other novellas in The Soul Mate Tree Project. Once book a month will be released through January, 2018. 

Enjoy this promotional trailer from The Soul Mate Tree.

We had a small gathering of Soul Mate authors in our hotel suite one evening, and provided pizza and wine. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures to share. Sorry about that. But it was a nice time. 

Then came the big night...The Rita's. We got all dolled up and had a great time. Met some really interesting women in the long line to get inside, and checked out some really great outfits and awe-inspiring shoes. How do they walk in those!? 

I'm all about the comfort.

So much fun! But, it's good to be home.

July 6, 2016

The Soul Mate Tree, Realm Of The Dragon, by CiCi Cordelia

CiCi Cordelia is the pen name for the writing team of BFFs Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko.

Char and I came up with the idea of The Soul Mate Tree while brainstorming ideas for Soul Mate Publishing. We wanted a vehicle to showcase our talented authors and create a following for a series. We are very excited about The Soul Mate Tree and the stories for this project. If the readers love the Soul Mate Tree as much as our authors do, we plan to write more for 2018. 

Other projects are currently percolating, and we hope to have more fun offerings for our readers very soon.

Look for The Soul Mate Tree Starting January 2017.

An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations. For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.

We hope you enjoy The Soul Mate Tree. To kick it off, Char and I wrote Realm Of The Dragon under our pen-name, CiCi Cordelia.

Look for Realm Of The Dragon to be released in 
January 2017. 

For sheltered Amy Kiers, it’s all too real. Her escape from danger, straight into the arms of her destiny.

Thrust into a realm made of legend, fantasy, and unbridled passion, Amy faces violent resentment and jealousy from extremely powerful enemies. Amidst fierce creatures whose very existence defy all common sense, Amy pieces together a past she could never have imagined.

Claimed by Cord, Prince of Battle Draconian, their love will not be denied, even as malevolent forces plot to rip them apart.

Enjoy This (very) Short Teaser:

The creature blinked, heavy lids flickering, and she once again stared into its large, slitted golden eyes.

“I won’t hurt you.” The dragon’s powerful voice held a soothing quality, and its snake eyes appeared sincere. Then it ruined the moment by leaning down to sniff her. “Mmm. You smell like apples and honey.”

Don't Miss The Book Trailer:

Individually Char and Cheryl can be found here:

Cheryl Yeko:
Website: http://www.cherylyeko.com/ ‘Where Love Always Wins’

Char Chaffin:
Website: http://char.chaffin.com ‘Falling In Love is Only the Beginning’