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The Apprentice Fairy Godmother at www.cherylsterlingbooks.com

Give Harrison Ford (no, not that one) to Mom for Mother’s Day

Harrison Ford (not that one) likes his boring life. Then a fairy godmother bursts into his life, claiming he's her last assignment before she graduates.Harrison Ford (no, not that one) likes his ordinary, life. With the notoriety of his name and the responsibility of his family after his father’s death, he plays everything safe. From a boring career as an insurance actuary to a cookie-cutter Chicago suburb home, he’s as vanilla as generic ice cream. A failed marriage is his only deviation from normal.

Then Georgia, an opinionated fairy godmother with unreliable powers, installs herself in his house, claiming to grant him one wish – which she decides is a new wife. When his mother takes exception to his guest and his runaway teenage daughter lands on his doorstep, normal turns to chaos.

Georgia Rhodes has always fought for her place in her family, including following her sisters to Fairy Godmother University. She has one simple assignment to fulfill before graduating, but instead of watching over a newborn, she’s given someone more complex—a full-grown mortal man. Make his wish come true or don’t graduate, her instructor warns. It’s not easy. Deliberately left without her wand, and as a woman used to fun more than studying, Georgia must use her brains and her discovery of the internet to find Harry a wife. But her magic is on the fritz, especially when she thinks about him with another woman. In the meantime, she fights her attraction to him, knowing a cross species relationship rarely works.

The Apprentice Fairy Godmother 2.0

The Apprentice Fairy Godmother was the second book I published. I’ve written it twice. Harrison changed very little, but his first opponent was another woman. The fairy godmother in the story played a secondary role. It wasn’t until I had finished the book that I realized I’d cast the wrong woman to tangle with Harrison. With a great deal of re-writing, I transformed the book into its current form.

If you’d like to read an excerpt, go here.

Gift a copy to your mom, grandmother, adopted mother, or the woman who kissed your boo-boos and stood by your side. What could make a better present for a mother than a fairy godmother? (Plus, you know, Harrison Ford)

(no, not that one)

Purchase on Amazon here.

Purchase at Nook and Kobo here.

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Blessings to all,

Cheryl

 

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Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf, an adult fairy tale recreation

Now Available for Pre-Order:

Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf

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I am proud to announce the publication of my thirteenth (13th) book, the first in the Enchanted series: Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf.

Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf, an adult fantasy romance, is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords. Available for purchase now, with delivery on March 25, 2017.

Marked for death by her stepmother’s manic jealousy, Princess Snow White of Enchanted narrowly escapes the huntsman’s ax. Plunged into a treacherous blizzard, she stumbles across a cottage deep in the forest. But the owners, seven dwarfs and their adopted (and cute) human brother, cannot offer Snow refuge for long.
Snow, who’s never done anything more arduous than princessing, must brave grueling weather, cross two kingdoms, and reach her only living relative ahead of the Evil Queen’s army. If Snow fails, she loses more than her throne . . .
Lex Sands, always out of place within his family, has his world turned upside down when a woman with skin as white as snow and hair as black as coal—and a curve or two—breaks into his house. Suddenly, he’s responsible for her safety. With nature against them and time running out, can he prove his worth to his family, and, more importantly, to Snow White?

Playing “What if?” leads to a novel

Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf was born from a writer’s favorite game—”what if?” What if there had been an eighth dwarf? If he was human, would the story change? What were his roots? How is he different (besides the obvious) in his family dynamics? And how does that shape him as a man and potential lover to Snow White?

How is Snow White different than any other version? Can she change throughout the story?

How is the Evil Queen not so evil? To tell the truth, I had a lot of fun writing Sabine. Villains are so complex, and she has more than her share of complexities.

Other characters who were fun to write were Ethyl and Azalea, twin sisters who are witches and who were enslaved by the Evil Queen as Mirror, Mirror. They have an interesting tale, which will be woven throughout the planned five books of the Enchanted series. They are my non-narrators, the common denominator in the series. I love their devotion to each other and their sense of humor.

The second book in the series, Red Riding Hood and the Very Bad Wolfe will be released in August. It was written in 2016’s NaNoWriMo, but the first draft is a bag of hot mess. I’d best get to the editing desk!

I hope you enjoy Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf. Please leave a review if you did (or didn’t).

Thanks,

Cheryl Sterling

 

 

 

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dearlydeparteddatingservice master coverThe Dearly Departed Dating Service is now available for purchase!

What if your job was to take care of the elderly? And one day, your patient died, only to return in your dreams, asking you to help find her soul mate?

This is the concept of my latest book, The Dearly Departed Dating Service.

Claire Holmes’ patient dies and leaves her a house, a million dollars, and an office existing in the dreamtime, along with a request to match her and her friends for some everlasting love.

Here are some excerpts: Continue reading The Dearly Departed Dating Service

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