Featured Interview With Cheryl Yeko
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in a small town in Illinois along the Mississippi river, Savanna. I met the love of my life at a work function, and have called Wisconsin home now for almost thirty years. We have two children, three grandchildren, and two spoiled pets, Jax, an adorable American Eskimo dog, and Shelby our cat.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was voted book worm in high-school because I always had a romance novel stuck between my workbooks during class…lol. After high school, during college and raising my family, I gave up reading because it interfered with my life. Once I pick up a book I can’t seem to put it down. I regret that decision…sigh. Then my husband, Patrick, bought me a Kindle one Christmas and changed my world. I rediscovered my love of reading romance novels. After a couple years I decided to write one, and took some online classes and checked out some books from the library and wrote my debut novel, PROTECTING ROSE. I entered the Launching a Star writing contest and was thrilled to be a finalist.
I sent my baby to three publishing houses and received two contract offers. PROTECTING ROSE went on to win the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest in the Romantic Suspense category. Well, I was hooked. Today I’m a multi-published award-winning author, as well as an acquiring editor for Soul Mate Publishing.
I also write under the pen-name of CiCi Cordelia, with my BFF, and fellow Soul Mate Publishing Editor, Char Chaffin.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My first love is romantic suspense. I adore Mary Burton, who writes a mean romantic suspense. My second love is paranormal, and my favorite author in that genre is Larissa Ione. Life inspires me.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Char and I are the authors of the first book in this series, REALM OF THE DRAGON, as well as the series editors. We’re thrilled to present The Soul Mate Project and would like to tell you a little about it. Starting January 2017, 0ne book will be released each month, through January 2018. Each book is a standalone, but the legend of The Soul Mate Tree drives the stories. Char and I are still furiously editing the later books in the series, to make sure we have a timely release date for each one. If you go to Amazon and search ‘the soul mate tree’ all the books currently available in the series will pop up.
REALM OF THE DRAGON is the first book in the series.
An ancient legend spanning eras, continents…and worlds.
To some, it’s nothing more than a dream.
To others, a pretty fairytale handed down through the generations.
For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.
For sheltered Lily 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, Lily faces violent resentment and jealousy from extremely powerful enemies. Amidst fierce creatures whose very existence defy all common sense, Lily pieces together a past she could never have imagined.
Claimed by Kord, Prince of Battle Draconian, their love will not be denied, even as malevolent forces plot to rip them apart.
You can learn more about The Soul Mate Tree, and all the wonderful stories, here: https://youtu.be/VjxyyD3TVoA
Here’s another fun book trailer and the buy link:
Book Trailer, REALM OF THE DRAGON: https://youtu.be/YKFSkLDKpP4
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