Guest Post/Virtual Tour ~ Divine Sanctuary by Cheryl Kaye Tardif


What Are You Afraid Of?

What am I afraid of? How many hours do you have to listen? I tend to be rather anxious or fearful about a lot of things, from snakes to spiders to flying to anything bad I see on the news. Anything that could possibly happen unnerves me.

Sometimes I think that being a natural storyteller and writer isn't such a good thing. Even an innocent comment or sight can cause my mind to spin out of control. I imagine a million things happening every day, I'm sure. And most aren't good.

And don't even get me started on the made-for-the-big-screen nightmares I have. Last night I was in an episode of NCIS, and I was supposed to hold the elevator door open for actor Mark Harmon, but all the lights were out. Next thing I knew, the door closed and I was plummeting 20 stories at full speed inside that elevator. When it crashed, I found myself with my hand jammed between two pieces of metal. Then I woke up. If I had stayed asleep maybe the cast from Chicago Fire would have rescued me. (Aw darn…)

Writing suspense is definitely my forte. I love venturing into the unknown, the mysterious, the suspenseful, the odd, the horrific, the paranormal or supernatural, the traumatic and even the sad. Maybe I'm trying to desensitize myself.

Sometimes I explore really cool things like the Bermuda Triangle of Canada (THE RIVER), or fate (CHILDREN OF THE FOG) or psychics (DIVINE INTERVENTION, DIVINE JUSTICE and my newest release, DIVINE SANCTUARY), serial killers, the Canadian Parliament and cults.

But what I really like to tackle in my novels is FEAR. We all fear something. I explore the fear of death, loss, drowning, tight spaces, one's past catching up to them, and much more in my novels.

Often my characters are forced to face their fears. In DIVINE SANCTUARY, Agent Jasi McLellan must face her fear of never learning the truth about her mother’s murder—and the possibility that Jasi might be too late to save a girl she’s never met.

What are YOU afraid of—what makes you hold your breath, cringe, close your eyes or tremble?

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divineSeries: Divine Trilogy, Book 3

Publisher: Imajin Books (June 18, 2014)

Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Crime/Thriller/Romance

ISBN-10: 1927792681

ISBN-13: 978-1927792681
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


There’s no place like home…

In the Divine trilogy finale, the heat is tripled when CFBI Agent Jasi McLellan must rescue Emily, the ghost girl that haunts her dreams; expose her own mother’s killer; and uncover a murderer that preys on the weak at Sanctuary, a controversial cult nestled in the woods near Mission, BC.

Something insidious lurks behind the safe haven of Sanctuary’s wrought iron gates. Led by the charismatic Father Jeremiah, the cult’s idyllic lifestyle seems perfect on the outside. But a lethal hunter is on the prowl, and in a carefully executed game of cat and mouse, the body count rises.

Along with Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko, Psychometric Empath Ben Roberts and Special Consultant Brandon Walsh, Jasi follows three trails of clues that lead to one terrifying conclusion: home is not always the safest place on earth.

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cherylCheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, international bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels includeDivine Sanctuary, Submerged, Divine JusticeChildren of the FogThe River,Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls “a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart…a beautiful, haunting novel.”

She is now working on her next thriller.

Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories(collection of shorts) and Remote Control(novelette eBook). In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot’s Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D’Angelo.

Booklist raves, “Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border.”

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Excerpt ~ 

Emily emerged from the shadows of Jasi's closet. She drifted forward, her feet barely touching the floor. Her head, with its long blonde hair, lolled at an awkward―strangled―angle.

In this dream, an adult Jasi gasped in surprise.

The pink skipping rope noose was gone.

"You're ready, Jasmine."

"Ready for what?"

"To start looking for me."

Jasi stood still, mesmerized by the bruises around the girl's neck. They were fading before her eyes.

"The skipping rope is gone," she said finally. "And your bruises are disappearing."

"Yours will too," Emily said.

"I don't have any bruises."

Emily led Jasi to the mirror. When she peered into it, her image shifted from a young Jasmine back to her adult reflection. One arm was bent in front of her, throbbing as though someone was squeezing it hard then letting it go. Yellowed bruises dotted her arm.

Emily tried to smile. "In time all your bruises will fade. But first, ya have to set things right."

"And how do I do that? Oh, right, I have to find you."

"Yes. Find me." The dead girl floated backward.

"Wait!" Jasi cried out. "Why did your bruises fade?"

"Because you're one step closer to finding me."

"How? I don't know anything more than I did before."

Emily blended into the shadows. Before they swallowed her, she said, "You may think you aren't any closer to finding me, but trust me, you are." Darkness closed in around her.

Jasi took an anxious step forward. "Emily?"

Silence greeted her.

And a mystery.

She took a deep breath. "I'll find you, Emily."

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Monday, August 4

Interview at Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner

Tuesday, August 5

Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, August 6

Guest Blogging at To Read or Not to Read

Book Featured at CBY Book Club

Thursday, August 7

Interview at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Monday, August 11

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, August 12

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Monday, August 18

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, August 19

Book Review at My Life, Loves and Passions

Guest Blogging at Bookingly Yours

Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Book Addiction and More

Thursday, August 21

Book Featured at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense

Book Featured at Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

Monday, August 25

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, August 26

Book Featured at Booklover Sue

Wednesday, August 27

Book Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark

Thursday, August 28

Book Review at Becky on Books

Friday, August 29

Book Review at Pink Fluffy Hearts Diary


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