Thursday, March 7, 2019

Book Tour ~ THE SOUL MATE TREE SERIES



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SOUL MATE TREE SERIES




An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds.

To some, it’s nothing more than a dream.

To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.

For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.



THE LEGEND OF THE SOUL MATE TREE



I am old, I am ancient, my purpose is clear

To give those who are needy a treasure so dear.

They who come to my roots, touch my bark, stroke my leaves

Find the soul of their lives if they but believe.

When I call and you listen, your prize will be great

If your heart remains open and you don’t hesitate.

Do you yearn? Be you lonely? Is your time yet at hand?

Reach for me and I’ll give to you. I’m yours to command.

For your trust, for your faith, keep my secrets untold

And I’ll gift you forever, to have and to hold.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Char Chaffin & Cheryl Yeko
Senior Acquiring Editors, Soul Mate Publishing

We’ve been friends since 2011, when we both came onboard Soul Mate Publishing with our debut novels. We got to know each other virtually, and by the time we met in person at our first romance conference—Atlanta in 2013—it was as if we’d known each other forever. Soon, we both became acquiring editors with Soul Mate, cementing an already strong friendship.
During RWA Atlanta, we’d tossed around writing something together, and after one frenetic brainstorming evening came up with our first co-written book, Rodeo King, which debuted in 2014. We were thrilled when Rodeo King finaled in the 2016 Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards.
We had so much fun writing together, we decided to keep doing it, and agreed a pen name was in order. CiCi’s first name was easy, since both our names start with ‘C.’ All we needed was a last name. Eventually we came up with ‘Cordelia’ which means ‘heart,’ and our tagline is ‘Writing From The Heart.’
We talk on the phone frequently; every day if we’re working on a project. In the fall of 2015, we were chatting as usual, and started toying with the idea of a long-range book/series project we could develop as editors, showcasing some of Soul Mate’s talented authors. Cheryl came up with the idea of an ancient ‘Soul Mate Tree’ that had the power to connect soul mates together over time and space. Once we started mulling it over, the idea became all-consuming; we began making lists and setting parameters. We saw it as a multi-author effort, taking place over the course of a year, one book release at a time. When we presented the idea to Soul Mate Owner and Senior Editor Debby Gilbert, she fell in love with the premise and gave it her professional blessing.
We needed a hook for our project. Since Char used to write poetry, she collected the physical attributes and magical abilities of the tree, items we had already decided upon, and sketched out a poem.
Together, we polished it up, and ‘The Legend of the Soul Mate Tree’ was born:
I am old, I am ancient, my purpose is clear
To give those who are needy a treasure so dear.
They who come to my roots, touch my bark, stroke my leaves
Find the soul of their lives if they but believe.
When I call and you listen, your prize will be great
If your heart remains open and you don’t hesitate.
Do you yearn? Be you lonely? Is your time yet at hand?
Reach for me and I’ll give to you. I’m yours to command.
For your trust, for your faith, keep my secrets untold
And I’ll gift you forever, to have and to hold.
Once we set everything in motion amongst our authors and culled interest from a dozen interested writers, the project took on a life of its own.
It was decided CiCi Cordelia should head up the project by releasing the first book. More brainstorming ensued. During another marathon phone chat, we chose dragon shifters as a fun idea, and the bones of Realm of the Dragon began forming. The outline came together fast, and by the time we managed to squeeze in two writing retreats in between conferences during summer 2016, the rest of the story seemed to write itself.
Cheryl created a sexy little promo trailer for Realm of the Dragon that we’d love to share with you. https://youtu.be/YKFSkLDKpP4
Where you can find us:
CiCi Cordelia

Cheryl Yeko:
Website: http://www.cherylyeko.com/ ‘Where Love Always Wins’

Char Chaffin:
Website:  http://char.chaffin.com ‘Falling In Love is Only the Beginning’

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14 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Cheryl Yeko said...

Thank you for hosting us today!

Char said...

Thanks so much for hosting The Soul Mate Tree Series! CiCi (Cheryl Yeko and Char Chaffin) looks forward to sharing the series with everyone!

L.D. Rose said...

Great post, ladies! I’m L.D.
Rose, the author of Sweet Sacrifice, book #9 in the series. :) Enjoy, everyone!

Tina Susedik said...

Thank you for being part of this for us. I'm Tina author of "The Trail to Love."

April A. Luna said...
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April A. Luna said...

Blogger April A. Luna said...
Loved the book trailer, ladies. Realm of the Dragon is a smooth read with a love destine for the ages. The fact that the main characters are dragons (and the hero rather sexy with wings) made this a delight to read. I hope in the future that CiCi (Char and Cheryl) write a sequel. I'm thrilled to say, I'm the author of the 12th book in the series titled Finding Faith, which is a steamy (PNR) April A. Luna book. I also write YA Science Fiction/Fantasy under Michelle L. De La Garza. Note: didn't see the first posting of my comment once I refreshed (only blank space), hence the removal and reposting.

C.D. Hersh said...

Hi, we're C.D.Hersh, a husband and wife writing team who co-authored the second book in the Soul Mate Tree Series, Can't Stop the Music. This second-chance romance starts at the 1969 Woodstock music festival and is filled with magic from the Soul Mate Tree and the magic of the groovy music from the '60s. We hope you will enjoy the great stories in the Soul Mate Tree Book Series.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, thanks for sharing :)

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Addie Jo Ryleigh said...

Great post! As the author of Once Upon a Lady in the series, it is wonderful to see the Soul Mate Tree stories getting out there!

Mackenzie Lucas said...

Great post! Glad to see The Soul Mate Tree Collection making the rounds.

maggie mundy said...

My book Never Give up on Love is number 7 in the series. Vincent is a vampire from the 18 hundreds and Adele is a modern day witch and vampire hunter. Only the Soul Mate Tree could bring these two together. Thank you for featuring our books.