Young Adult Giveaway Hop

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Welcome to another giveaway hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Reading Teen! And an announcement for my Kobo and Nook readers....

The Amazon Prime program expired on the Fateful Trilogy, and per your request, I have those books again available to my wonderful Kobo and Nook readers. However, since Kobo has been up, I've only sold one book. Just one copy of Fateful, and even while Sophia's Cookbook for Mortals was actually FREE for Kobo? : (

Please tell your friends who have Kobo or Nook ereaders about the availability of my books to them. I don't want them to miss out, especially since Sophia's Cookbook will soon be enrolled into Amazon Prime and will only be available to them for a limited time! (Find links to all of my books sold internationally at the bottom of this post.)

Anyway, back to the giveaway...Are you enjoying the London Olympics? I hope so! It makes me REALLY  want to visit again. I'm not much of a big city girl, but I absolutely loved London. It's no surprise my books are all based in England. I just can't seem to help myself. Maybe that's because my family roots from both my mother and my father come directly from England. Herefordshire, to be exact. So,  if you're like me, and can't be there for the Olympics, maybe I can bring a bit of London to you with my stories.

The Prize:
The Nook, or Kobo, or Kindle eBook copy of either Fateful or Sophia's Cookbook for Mortals. (You must have an account with either Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or Amazon to accept this prize. USA only UNLESS you have an account with those US sites, then you may enter. Kobo can go to Canadian or US readers.)

To Enter:
This giveaway is now closed, I will contact you if you won.
Curious about this series? Check out the most recent review of the trilogy by one of my UK readers:
"The Fateful series was what I can only describe as a beautifully sweet vampire tale narrated using the style of Jane Austen.

Set in the present day, Danielle isn't your usual main female character. She's not a tomboy trying to act tough, she's not an antisocial creature because she's peculiar in some unexpected way and she hasn't got a personality that sets her apart from the usual crowd. Danielle is a regular girly girl. She doesn't do blood, gore, violence, injuries or dead bodies (undead or otherwise). It almost felt like she had been literature-transplanted out of a Jane Auste novel and into modern day time with a couple of upgrades. With a penchant for wearing skirts and dresses, a fondness for pastel colours and a rather strong artistic streak for painting scenery; Danielle was a typical girl and not what most recent heroines are like. Her parents were so concerned with her fragility and female defenselessness that they insisted she have karate lessons, to the extent that when we meet her she is a lethal-when-necessary black belt. The good this will do her, in the paranormal world she is rudely awakened to, I'm not sure of.

The combination of strength and weakness in this character was complex and forever changing depending on the perceived angle, forcing me to stop and reflect several times. The fact that she was able to defend herself in our reality, but that when put into the context of a paranormal one she was weak and harmless made her all the more real to me.
Through all her trials, adventures, fortunes and misfortunes, unlike most characters who adapt quickly to the knew knowledge, Danielle remained faithful to her beliefs, ideals and female squirmishness.
From what would appear a very simple and easy to understand character, I would not have expected the depth and incredible number of facets that I found. Danielle's simplicity was endearing and eye opening, making me dwell and appreciate aspects of a paranormal romance and situations I had not previously considered.

Ofcourse this series would not be complete unless our Austen-like fan, found her corresponding Mr Darcy.

Ethan was a worthy Mr Darcy alter-ego for this paranormal romance. Forever a gentleman despite the course of centuries having passed him by, he held fast to his upbringing, ideals and traditions. The only modern thing about him were his clothes (which he had no choice in unless he wanted to arouse suspicion and generate medical mental health interest) and his love for his cars. I found his jealous and slightly possessive streak surprisingly sweet and funny, considering he had nothing to fear as Danielle had eyes for no other.
He was a Mr Darcy attempting to adapt to the current century whilst desperately trying to cling to his ways of life, and I loved every second I read of it. He was a night in regular clothing but who knew how to wield a sword, treat a girl like a lady and get any parents' blessing. What can I say, he was without a doubt too good to be true.
True to his century he was looking for someone special, a girl and not a tomboy; someone to whom he'd be willing to give the world and his life.

Unlike most romances, Ethan and Danielle didn't fight what they felt for each other. They knew it to be true and real, which is all that mattered to them. What they did have to fight was everyone else, to preserve what they had and their future.

Cheri Schmidt narrated their sweetly moving story, that revealed itself to be more than I expected. Confronting present day issues and morals, the more I read the more I enjoyed it.
I particularly appreciated Cheri Schmidt's ability to describe beautifully romantic scenes that made me feel at peace whilst sitting alongside the characters.

Everything about this series screamed Jane Austen, from the setting, the manner of speaking, down to the behavioural quirks. Being an admirer of Jane Austen's work, narrative style and storyline I very much enjoyed this series. Unlike most paranormal romances which are described as forever but feel more like an immediate lightning passion, The Fateful series spoke of a steady strong burn that would last forever where it counts the most: heart and mind.

The Fateful series was a sweet and tender paranormal romance that I would recommend to anyone in search for a tale of modern nights in shining armour with a hint of magic."

Still curious about this series? Maybe you could try Sophia's Cookbook for Mortals which contains excerpts and real recipes used by the characters of these novels. 

The recipe for the fairy cake pictured here is included. They're filled with homemade lemon curd and are simply divine....

If you've already read and loved The Fateful Trilogy, then enter the giveaway only for my readers that is posted on my Fateful Facebook fan page and win a signed copy!!!

Where to find my books:
Barnes & Noble:

If you'd rather have print, discounted copies are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and for free international shipping, get your books from The Book Depository. Of course, signed copies, that include a handmade beaded bookmark, are also available from my website. ;)

Happy reading and thank you so much for visiting my blog! For many more chances to win free stuff, go here I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, or here Reading Teen!

Suzy Turner said...

Hi Cheri! I'm sorry to hear you only sold one copy on Kobo... maybe the news about its release on Kobo just didn't reach the masses. I've added my books to last week and I've sold three copies so far :(
Congrats on such an awesome review! I love that you base your books in England... my next series will be set there too (it is where I'm from even though I haven't lived there for 26 years). I'm hoping to move back in the next couple of years though YAY!!
Good luck with your books :)

Cheri Schmidt said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog, Suzy! After I posted this I did sell 2 more books, so a total of 3. I guess I just sell sooo many more than that for Kindle that it seems like total lamesauce to have sold 1 in two weeks time. LOL

Oh, I’d love to live in England. The vacation just wasn’t enough. But with my husband’s work, we might actually get a chance to do that! I’m excited for you that you get to go back.

Good luck with your books too, my friend!

Suzy Turner said...

Thanks Cheri!
I'm excited for you if you do get to move to England too. Let me know if you do xx

Denise Z said...

I was reading this post and you had mentioned the kobo sales. I will admit that I have a kindle and a kobo. I have found that the kobo is often hard to get to load and tends to be a hassle to use. So I tend to use my kindle more :) Thank you so much for your generous participation in this fun hop!

Cheri Schmidt said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your comment, Denise. I didn’t know that about Kobo, and that certainly could explain the lack of sales there. I put it on there because of requests from my Canadian readers. But maybe they’re switching to Kindle for the same reason you have both, I wonder? Still at only 3 sales (1 of each book) for Kobo, but selling like crazy for Kindle. My sales at B&N aren’t amazing, but also not horrible. It’s an interesting market right now, isn’t it? Good luck with the giveaway!