20 December 2011

Author Cheryl Yeko talks about Protecting Rose

Author Bio:

I live in Wisconsin with my husband Patrick. I love to read, write, play piano and spend time with my grandchildren.
I’ve spent most of my professional life as a legal assistant, but can also include realtor, small business owner, and virtual assistant/mobile notary to my varied background. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America as well as a Pro-Liaison for the Wisconsin Chapter.

My Journey to Publication.

Oh, what a difference a year makes. My husband, Patrick, bought me a kindle one Christmas and changed my life. I rediscovered my love of reading. I especially love romantic suspense and paranormal. After two years of marathon reading, I finally came up for air and was struck with an epiphany. I wanted to write a romance novel and I determinedly set out to learn the craft. I signed up for some online classes and buried myself in library books and started my manuscript for Protecting Rose.
I went into total book mode and for the next year, I spent every spare moment learning and writing. I work full time so I wrote in the middle of the night, on my lunch hour, after work, on weekends, anytime I had a spare moment. I was consumed with it. When I would start to burn out, I would pick up my Kindle and take time to read a book, and I was filled up again with motivation. It took a nearly a year to write and edit Protecting Rose.

Blurb:
Rescuing damsels in distress is all in a day's work for Detective, Nate Stone. After saving a beautiful woman from a burning car and assassin’s bullet, he vows to protect her. But the determined assassin always seems to be one step ahead of the game. Suspecting a leak within his Department, Nate takes her and runs. He soon discovers that the hardest part of the mission is resisting his desire for the woman who trusts him with her life.
She awakes in a hospital with no memory, only to discover that someone tried to kill her. Her only chance to survive an assassin’s game of cat and mouse is the man who saved her and who has promised to protect her. She may not know her past, but she knows her heart, and it longs for her protective warrior who ignites a passion in her she can't deny.

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Imagine my joy and excitement when two out of the three publishers where I submitted, Protecting Rose, wanted to publish it. Then, to top off the year, it was chosen as a finalist in the 2011 launching a Star Contest. Life is good!

2011 has been a wild ride and I am looking forward to seeing what 2012 brings.

My future goals:
My Kindle library continues to grow at an alarming rate and I just added, Protecting Rose, to my bookshelf. Whoo Hoo! I hope to be working part time and writing full time in the near future, instead of writing part-time and working full time.

Wish me luck!

You can buy Protecting Rose at  - http://www.soulmatepublishing.com/protecting-rose/
Website: http://www.cherylyeko.com/
FB: mhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheryl-Yeko/167503089995030#!/pages/Cheryl-Yeko/167503089995030
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/cherylyeko
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/eOJ9Tk5OokM

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hi, Sherry. Thank you for having me today.

It's been a busy debut week and I want to thank everyone who has stopped by to wish me well.

-Cheryl

Anonymous said...

I hope your goals of becoming a full-time writer come to fruition because you are very talented. The world needs your stories! Great blog, Cheryl. Congratulations on your continued success.

xo, Ann

Calisa Rhose said...

Congratulations, Cheryl! I love, LOVE the sound of this book! I'm going to add it to my tbr as soon as I can. Here's wishing you a successful career!

Callie said...

Hey Cheryl,

Best of luck with Protecting Rose which is a great read.

christine warner said...

Congrats on your wonderful, wild, ride to publication! You have had quite a year...YAY for you!

So happy about your new release and all your success Cheryl!

Brinda said...

Congratulations, Cheryl, on your release! It sounds like a great story and I can feel your enthusiasm in your post. It's going to be a great 2012.

Mandi Casey said...

Congrats! I cant wait to read it!

Marian L said...

I hope you achieve your goal. I can't wait to read Protecting Rose. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's to everyone. Marian

Mary Hughes said...

A reader first, love that. Congratulations on your book Protecting Rose, and thanks for sharing your exciting journey to publication!

BJ Scott said...

Congrats on the release of your book! Sounds exciting and look forward to reading it.

Wishing you many sales and much success.

bjscott@authorbjscott.com

Ally Broadfield said...

I have Protecting Rose downloaded and ready to read. I'm saving it for my flight on the 26th. Can't wait!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedules to drop in.

I hope everyone has a great holiday!

-Cheryl