Tall, Dark and Slayer now available!

Tall, Dark and Slayer is now available for purchase

A purchasing agent for vampires and a slayer who takes out rogue vamps must set aside their differences to fight a common enemy in Tall, Dark and Slayer.After months of writing and editing, my paranormal romance, Tall, Dark and Slayer is now available for purchase.

Betty Banks has made a living as a purchasing agent for New York City’s vampires. Artificial blood. Sunscreen. Chocolate? Yes, because all of the vamps in Betty’s world are women, fighting a bloodlust that hits them in their childbearing years. They’re not immortal yet, but Dee Villa, a powerful vampire, hopes to soon make that legend a reality. Under her influence, Betty’s clients are taking to the streets, looking for fresh victims. Helping Dee is Betty’s grifter father, who sees the Back-to-Nature movement as the perfect con.

Gabe Mercer, a childhood victim of the bloodlust, is a cold, calculating slayer. He’s in town to take out Dee, a threat to the peace the government likes to keep. When he crosses paths with Betty, fireworks erupt. Soon, he’s embroiled in a fight to save her business, but to do so, he must first confront his past.

How playing “What If?” lead to a new story

Tall, Dark and Slayer started when I wondered if I could write a vampire book could be without vampire main characters. Could the hero NOT be a seven-hundred year old, jaded vampire, positive he’ll always outlive any woman he’s attracted to? Can the heroine NOT be a freshly-minted vampire with a shoe fetish? What if (my favorite game, playing “What If?) the vampires aren’t really vampires, but have a rare disease that makes them crave blood? And what if the heroine was their purchasing agent for artificial blood, working for a secret government agency keeping them quiet and satisfied? What if the hero worked for the same agency, taking out rogue “vamps”? And what if one of the “vamps” thought she’d found a way to convert to a traditional, immortal kind of vampirism?

With all these “What if?” questions, a book was born. The rest was easy (not).

Check out Tall, Dark and Slayer at the following sites:


Ibooks http://apple.co/1PRBrMB

Kobo http://bit.ly/23siU3g

24symbols http://bit.ly/1PiQKl5

Thanks again to the supreme Kris Norris for the cover!


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Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, Andrew Bromfield

Russian vampires?

Night Watch by Sergei LukyanenkoI’ve recently started reading The Night Watch trilogy (Night Watch, Day Watch and Twilight Watch).  As a fan of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larrson, all modern Russian writing intrigues me. (even though his stories are set in Sweden). How can you go wrong with the paranormal underground in Moscow?

If you want to visit my Goodread’s author page, click here.

Or read my review below:

Russian vampires. And witches, werewolves and other nasty creatures. This is my second read of the Night Watch trilogy, and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. The Night Watch (the good guys) keep tabs on the Day Watch (the bad guys) and the struggle for power and one-upmanship creates lots of tension between the two factions. If you need a fix of dark paranormal set in Moscow, this is the book.

What brought this on, Cheryl?

In which I start posting more often by including book reviews and the ins and outs of my writing life.  I may include other detritus and observations, because being a writer but not blogging on a regular basis is a crime.  Also, New Year’s resolutions. Pesky resolutions.

What book are you reading for the second time (or third, or infinity times?)



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Amazon Author’s Page is up

Amazon Author’s Page for Cheryl Sterling is Live

Amazon Author's page for Cheryl Sterling is liveMy Amazon Author’s Page is up.  After a kerfluffle, in which Amazon continued to verify my existence from my defunk ex-publisher, my Author’s Page is now live.


This is exciting, because I see all my covers at one place.  My goal is to have one more up by the end of the year!  Only four more scenes to write on the first draft of The Dearly Departed Dating Service.

All the best,


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