Sunday, 09 May 2010
By Chelle Cordero
Chelle Cordero and Vanilla Heart Publishing are donating 25% of publisher proceeds on sales of Hostage Heart to aid recovery and cleanup efforts of damages to Breton National Wildlife Refuge caused by Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster…
May 8 – June 8, 2010
in any format – Print, Ebook, and Kindle
Chelle Cordero, author of eight romantic suspense novels and a thriller murder mystery, and Vanilla Heart Publishing, have begun a month-long promotion to benefit clean up and conservation efforts resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Chelle’s romantic suspense, Hostage Heart, published by Vanilla Heart Publishing in July, 2009, is a suspenseful romance deeply rooted in the Louisiana delta, and Chelle and VHP will be donating to a local Louisiana organization involved in the recovery and cleanup of the Chandeleur Islands, barrier islands that are part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge, teeming with birds, marine life, and plant life that will be affected by the oil slick, tarballs, and more from the oil spill.
The Breton refuge is an important breeding and nesting area for many endangered and threatened bird species. “Oiled birds, including a gannet and brown pelicans, Louisiana's state bird, have been found on the islands,” said Jeff Dauzat of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
Hostage Heart by Chelle Cordero
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents' home and livelihood...Deanna did the only thing she could do. She moved to New York City, found a job, worked hard, scrimped and saved to send what little she could manage back home to Louisiana to her parents.
An errand for her boss - a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers - a kind man who tried to help her and deserved her courageous help in return...
But he wasn't the man she thought he was...no, he was so very much more!
Excerpt Review from Coffee Time Romance & More…
I enjoyed reading Hostage Heart. It is a well written story with characters that are realistic. … it certainly kept me turning pages to find out what would happen next. The descriptions of Louisiana, and Deanna’s Cajun heritage were obviously well researched and gave the book a great ethnic flavor. I especially liked the parts about Deanna’s grandmother. For those who love to read about sexy FBI agents saving damsels in distress, this book is definitely for you!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
Chelle Cordero, author of the novels, Bartlett's Rule (VHP April, 2008), Forgotten (VHP July, 2008), Within the Law (VHP October, 2008), the fabulous re-release of her debut novel, Courage of the Heart (VHP February, 2009), Final Sin (VHP May, 2009), A Chaunce of Riches (VHP October, 2009), and Common Bond, Tangled Hearts (VHP February, 2010), and her latest release, His Lucky Charm (a fabulous re-release of her novel Forgotten). Pieces in three anthologies, Forever Friends by Mandinam Press, With Arms Wide Open (VHP), and Nature's Gifts (VHP) Chelle is also regularly published by Gannett Newspapers, SPOTLIGHT Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, and other national magazines and regional publications.
Ms. Cordero is also a partner in By-Lines, an editorial and photography company catering to the business community.
She lives in the New York suburb of Stony Point with her husband of thirty-five years, and her son; her daughter and son-in-law live nearby.
In her spare time, and sometimes when she has none to spare, Chelle is an avid reader and fan of Danielle Steel, Faye Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell and other popular novelists.
Chelle produces a terrific weekly Kindle Blog, too!Living, Breathing, Writing
Chelle's Kindle Edition Writing Workshop
Living, Breathing, Writing by Chelle Cordero is filled with weekly articles about writing, tips, trends, methods. Imagine a weekly writers' workshop and the convenience of your Kindle!
“This is a terrific chance to learn from a pro. Until now only a few have been able to attend a writing workshop led by Cordero because of location, now so long as you have access to the internet or a Kindle you can benefit from her amazing tips. Her workshops have been so helpful.”
Living, Breathing, Writing http://bit.ly/2NYehk