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Cheryl Kaye Tardif

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Contact Cheryl: cherylktardif at

I am an avid reader and an international bestselling suspense author. My novels are often cross-genre works that fall into the categories of suspense, mystery or thriller.

Books by Cheryl Kaye Tardif:

Divine Sanctuary
Children of the Fog
Divine Justice
Divine Intervention
The River
Whale Song
Whale Song: School Edition
Lancelot's Lady
Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories
Remote Control
How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks (non-fiction)

Foreign editions:

Gezemli Nehir (The River - Turkish)
Des Nebels Kinder (Children of the Fog - German)
Chinese editions of Whale Song and Chi...more

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Cheryl Kaye Tardif I have been very fortunate so far as I've never had to deal with writer's block. Once I sit down to write, the words come.
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Children of the Fog
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Description: This serialized novelette is the story of Harry Fielding and his greed. Be careful what you wish for...
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Description: Critically acclaimed author Cheryl Kaye Tardif plans to use the Notes application on her new iPhone 3G to write a novel titled 'Finding Bliss'. She may be the first author to ever attempt this.
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Description: Canadian author Cheryl Kaye Tardif is the 1st author to attempt to write an entire novel on the iPhone 3G using the Notes application. Already news has spread and Cheryl has been interviewed on TV, radio, in newspapers and online. Now, here's a sneak peek at the main character from Finding Bliss'...
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Description: I have lived this motto for the past 5 or so years and I can attest to the fact that when you dream BIG it makes all things possible.
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Description: Depression hurts all over--emotionally, mentally and physically. Suicide is the end of all that pain and suffering, but we need to let our loved ones know there is another choice--life.
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“Life’s too short to not forgive those who hurt us. I trust you to do what’s right. Right by your own heart.…Forgiveness sets you free.”
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“I once feared death. It is said that death begins with the absence of life. And life begins when death is no longer feared. I have stared death in the eye and survived.”
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Celticfish I'd like to read this book.

Aberjhani Hello Cheryl--

It looks like you've made a gift of some great books to the world. Thank you for connecting with me here at GoodReads. If you'd like to expand your audience a bit more, please feel free to join us on Creative Thinkers International at http://www.creativethinkersintl.ning....


message 3: by Karey (last edited Oct 12, 2007 05:07PM)

Karey Cheryl,
The book trailer on your profile page gave me chills. I can't wait to read Whale Song. Wishing you continued success in your endeavors,

Patrick Doyle Hello Cheryl. Thanks for adding me as a friend.
I look forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with you.
Have an adventurous day.

message 5: by J.R.

J.R. Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for the add.

message 6: by Jenni

Jenni Thanks for the add!

& neat review of The Dollmaker. I might read it, but I've got quite a big list stacking up at the moment!

Cheryl, I've added Whale Song, Divine Intervention and The River to my to-read list.

Jeremy Hi Cheryl!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time? Or novels?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Cheryl! I've never read The Mists of Avalon, but I'll definitely check it out.

Jeremy :)

message 10: by Jeremy

Jeremy Hi Cheryl!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)

Heavenlypeachgarden Dear Cheryl
Thankyou for asking me on your friends list I like your profile photo it is beautiful
Happy New Year!

message 12: by Jeremy

Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

message 13: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the add, Cheryl. Pleasure to meet another author.

message 14: by Jillian

Jillian Thanks for the add! I'm checking out Rabid now b/c of you!

message 15: by Anita

Anita hi cheryl.tanx for the add.

message 16: by Jeremy

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


message 17: by Kate

Kate Hello, new Goodreads friend. Congratulations on your literary successes. I love your career description, "I kill people for a living."

message 18: by Naomi

Naomi Hi Cheryl, thanks for the add. Good luck with your books! Wished I could find it here in Indo...

Shawnette Cheryl...Thanks for the invite into your circle of friends....wishing you all the best in have quite an impressive friends list...definitely looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all book recommendations you may have...Happy Reading :-)

message 20: by Liz

Liz Hey cheryl thank's for adding me! :)

Margaret Hi! Just stopping by to say hello and to thank you for adding me to your friend list.

Our Lady of Compassion
Quan Yin

She who rides the Dragons Back
To mans aid she comes Alone

She who gives the coolest Drink
From a Fountain of Grace, her Own

Our Lady of Shining Moon and Stars
Who is Boundless as the Sea

Our Lady of the Sunshine Bright
Our Lady of Tranquility

Abbeville Press hey cheryl- thanks for the add!
we hope you check back with us as we post updates on our site, our books, and our exciting new online media

message 24: by Dianne

Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your circle of friends, Cheryl. It's good to see a fellow Canadian author on Goodreads. I see that I write mostly about people in the past and you write about them in the future.

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hope your week is filled with happiness, positivity and inspiration!

message 26: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful day. Best regards.

message 27: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Cheryl and thanks so much for adding me as a friend. I watched the trailer to Whale Song and read your excerpt and then I ordered your book! Can't wait for it to arrive! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on… This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand.

message 28: by Indah

Indah Hello Cheryl, thank u for being my friend :-)

Marts  (Thinker) Nice to meet you,
thanks for the frienship, Cheryl

message 30: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Cheryl! Just wanted to tell you I rated The Whale Song on Amazon and wrote you a review. I thoroughly enjoyed your book! My gosh I felt like I was right there, living in the moment of your writing. I applaude you and wish you the best of luck!

message 31: by Christine (last edited Oct 14, 2008 05:10PM)

Christine Greetings from down under, thanks for adding me, I hope to hear more from you. Check out Shadow Forest Authors, we hope you will join us.
Blessings CJ Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine  Jones

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hi cheryl! thanks for adding me. :) nice to meet you.


Heavenlypeachgarden Dear Cheryl
Have a great all Hallows
best wishes to your family

message 34: by Chase

Chase Von Hey Cheryl and just wanted to stop in and say thanks for the add here:)

Hoping this finds you and yours fantastic:)



message 35: by L.

L. Thank you for the add. Have a great weekend and Holiday if you observe it.

message 36: by Karen

Karen Happy Holidays Cheryl! May the new year bring you all the goodness and happiness you rightly deserve!

message 37: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

xXDyingxInside-83Xx Tat book sounds good i might read it!=)

message 39: by Blair

Blair Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for the friend request!

Blair Kilpatrick
Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music (University Press of Mississippi), coming in January!

Heavenlypeachgarden Happy 2009 to you

Christine Hi from down under Cheryl. Dropped by to see what’s new with you.

Blessings CJ

Christine Hi Cheryl, dropped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine  Jones

Join shadow forest authors and help stop illiteracy worldwide.

message 43: by Rollie

Rollie hello,
thanks for adding me...

message 44: by Cheryl

Cheryl Jessica wrote: "Heyy Cheryl,
I'll defintely c if I can read ur book if I'm not too busy :]]]"

Thanks so much, Jessica. I think you'll enjoy Lancelot's Lady. :-)


message 45: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Thanks for accepting the add, how are you Ms. Cheryl?

- Jay

message 46: by Cheryl

Cheryl Jaree wrote: "Thanks for accepting the add, how are you Ms. Cheryl?

- Jay"

I'm doing well, Jay. Thanks for asking. Plans are in the works for a new release and my agent is pitching 2 new novels and I'm coaching some great author clients on book marketing. :-)

How are things with you?

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
Bestselling author & book marketing coach

AuthorIsland Happy Release Day Cheryl/Cherish!

We are so excited to be a stop on your "Cherish The Romance" Virtual Book Tour!

Today on, we're celebrating the release of LANCELOT'S LADY by Cherish D'Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) as a stop on her massive "Cherish the Romance" Virtual Book Tour!

LANCELOT'S LADY by Cherish D'Angelo

A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLellan to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

When palliative care nurse Rhianna McLeod is given a gift of a dream holiday to the Bahamas from her dying patient, billionaire JT Lance, Rhianna has no idea that her 'holiday' will include being stranded on a private island with Jonathan, an irritating but irresistibly handsome recluse. Or that she'll fall head over heels for the man.

Jonathan isn't happy to discover a drop-dead gorgeous redhead has invaded his island. But his anger soon turns to attraction. After one failed marriage, he has guarded his heart, but Rhianna's sudden appearance makes him yearn to throw caution to the wind.

To live fully in the present, Rhianna must resolve her own murky past, unravel the secret that haunts JT, foil the plans of a sleazy, blackmailing private investigator and help Jonathan find his muse. Only then can Rhianna find the love she's been searching for, and finally become...Lancelot's Lady.

"From the cold rocky shores of Maine to the extravagant mansions of Miami to a lush tropical island in the Bahamas, Cherish D'Angelo takes her heroine through a series of breathtaking romantic adventures that mirror the settings, often in surprisingly ironic ways. A page turner in the best possible sense." - Gail Bowen, author of the award-winning Joanne Kilbourn series.

Learn more at

WIN - Message from Cherish: Thank you for visiting my Cyber Launch Party during my "Cherish the Romance" Virtual Book Tour. Be sure to leave a comment and your email address here. If you do, you'll receive free gifts during my Lancelot's Lady Virtual Book Tour. -

message 48: by Cheryl (last edited Sep 29, 2010 10:42AM)

Cheryl AuthorIsland wrote: "Happy Release Day Cheryl/Cherish!

We are so excited to be a stop on your "Cherish The Romance" Virtual Book Tour!

Today on we're celebrating the release of LANCELOT'S LADY..."

Many thanks, DeNita. I'm very happy to celebrate over at the Cyber Launch Party site. :-)


Harlequin Books Hello Cheryl, it is a pleasure to meet you.

message 50: by Cheryl

Cheryl Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Cheryl, it is a pleasure to meet you."

You too. I've been a long time fan of Harlequin books--been reading them since I was a teen. :-)

Cheryl Kaye Tardif

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