Sunday, March 27, 2011 joins us as our media partner offers one of the best press release distribution services we've seen, and they have now joined us as our media partner. Thank you, Michael and Philip!

If you're looking for a way to get your news out, we highly recommend

Allbooks Review

Allbooks Review is now on board as part of our promotional services to our authors. We've arranged to pay for a promotional package for our titles.

I've known Shirley at Allbooks Review for many years and her review service is invaluable to authors and publishers.

Please note: We do not pay for reviews of our books. We want honest reviews only.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Divine Intervention review: "This is some of the best suspense writing around."

Overall rating

"Cheryl Kaye Tardif has become my favorite Canadian writer with this series and other books. Character and scenario building is always excellent. The villains are never easy to catch or figure out. A bit of humor sprinkled throughout is always a respite from the tension of the chase to find the killer before another victim falls...Ms. Tardif helps her characters take it all in stride while weaving us through a maze of false trails leading up to an always exciting finale...Tardif draws us into the tale both emotionally and mentally as we try to figure out who does the nasty deeds before she tells us. This is some of the best suspense writing around."

--Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio

To read Dee's full review, visit The Romance Studio

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Children of the Fog review: "So scary!"

" scary! Beautifully written, it will have you checking on your children in the middle of the night!"
--M. Addams

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Press release: You Have 10 Seconds to Make a Decision: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose!

NEW YORK, NY, March 15, 2011 -- Every parent's worst nightmare is that something horrible will happen to their child, that they'll be lost, abducted or worse, and it is this intrinsic fear that makes mothers and fathers hold their breath when their child screams, check in on their sleeping child and ensure that doors and windows are locked at night.

Bestselling suspense author Cheryl Kaye Tardif poses a terrifying dilemma to readers of her latest suspense thriller, Children of the Fog: "You have 10 seconds to make a decision: Let a kidnapper take your child, or watch your son die. Choose!"

What a choice that would be! On one hand, it's easy to react with: "That's an easy choice; I'd fight for my child." All parents believe they'd fight to the death for their sons or daughters, and so they may. But given this specific choice, a parent may pause. Perhaps if they allowed the abductor to take their child, it would ensure the child stays alive―at least long enough to be rescued. There's no easy choice. It's not cut and dry. Either way a parent would be left feeling guilty, remorseful and full of grief.

This is the dilemma that "Sadie" faces in Tardif's highly anticipated supernatural suspense thriller, Children of the Fog. Sadie chooses to let the kidnapper take her son and her actions lead to immeasurable grief. Readers may not agree with her decision, but they'll certainly commiserate with her during this terrifying journey.

Set in the towns of Edmonton, Hinton and Cadomin in Alberta, Canada, this thriller draws upon unique landscapes to portray a chilling story of grief, madness and love, ending with a couple of poignant scenes that may have you reaching for a tissue. Children of the Fog is what blockbuster movies are made of―thrills, chills and a gripping story that you'll never forget!

From the back cover:

Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die.

Sadie O'Connell is a bestselling author and a proud mother. But her life is about to spiral out of control. After her six-year-old son Sam is kidnapped by a serial abductor, she nearly goes insane. But it isn't just the fear and grief that is ripping her apart. It's the guilt. Sadie is the only person who knows what the kidnapper looks like. And she can't tell a soul. For if she does, her son will be sent back to her in "little bloody pieces".

When Sadie's unfaithful husband stumbles across her drawing of the kidnapper, he sets into play a series of horrific events that sends her hurtling over the edge. Sadie's descent into alcoholism leads to strange apparitions and a face-to-face encounter with the monster who abducted her son--a man known only as...The Fog.


"A chilling and tense journey into every parent's deepest fear." ―Scott Nicholson, The Red Church

"A nightmarish thriller with a ghostly twist, CHILDREN OF THE FOG will keep you awake...and turning pages!" ―Amanda Stevens, author of The Restorer

"Reminiscent of The Lovely Bones, Cheryl Kaye Tardif weaves a tale of terror that will have you rushing to check on your children as they sleep. With exquisite prose, Children of the Fog captures you the moment you begin and doesn't let go until the very end." ―bestselling author Danielle Q. Lee, author of Inhuman

"Ripe with engaging twists and turns reminiscent of the work of James Patterson, Tardif once again tugs at the most inflexible of heartstrings…Children of the Fog possesses you from the touching beginning through to the riveting climax." ―Kelly Komm, author of Sacrifice, an award-winning fantasy

Children of the Fog is published by Imajin Books and is available in ebook edition at Amazon Kindle Store and Smashwords. Order your copy today.

It will also be available in trade paperback edition in late March 2011 at Amazon and Createspace, as well as ebook editions at other e-tailers. Watch for it!

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Cheryl Kaye Tardif is the bestselling author of Children of the Fog, Whale Song, Divine Intervention, The River, Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories, Remote Control and Lancelot's Lady (written under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo). Her next thriller, Divine Justice, book 2 in the Divine series, will be released in May 2011.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vote for your favorite cover for one of our upcoming releases, UNDER A TEXAS STAR

UNDER A TEXAS STAR will be released in ebook edition later this year, and the author, Alison Bruce, is very excited, especially after we sent her two covers designed by one of our graphic artists.

We suggested that Alison hold a poll on her blog/site and get votes on favorite cover from fans, family and friends. Please help her out and vote for the cover that best represents a winning historical western romance.

You can view the 2 covers for UNDER A TEXAS STAR at Alison's blog:

The poll is just to the right of her post. Alison welcomes your comments and votes.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

100% of ebook sales to go to Red Cross for Japan earthquake relief

Bestselling Canadian author Cheryl Kaye Tardif (aka Cherish D'Angelo) and Imajin Books donates 100% of March ebook sales to Red Cross for Japan earthquake relief.

Friday, March 11, 2011

eBook Contract for Imajin Books

Here is a copy of our ebook contract (updated February 2012:

Imajin Books Author Agreement Contract - Ebook

This agreement dated on the ____ day of _________________, 20___, between _______________________________ ("Author") and Imajin Books ("Publisher) represents the purchase of electronic publishing rights to the "Work" known as:


1.     The Author warrants that this Work is original, created by the Author, and that the Author has legal authority to grant the rights in section B.
2.     The Author represents and warrants that the Work is not in the public domain and the Author is the sole owner and copyright holder of the Work.
3.     The Work is free and clear of any charges of copyright infringement or any other charges, including libel. The Work does not infringe upon any rights, including proprietary, statutory law or common law.
4.     The Work is free of any legal and binding publishing contracts by other publishers, including the Author, acting as self-publisher. If it has been previously published in whole or in part by another publisher, the Author has received a letter of rights reversion from the previous publisher and is legally permitted to enter into this agreement.
5.     The Work is not currently available as a free download in full or part anywhere on the Internet, nor is it available in full or part on the Author's website, blog or social networks.
6.     The Author releases Publisher from any responsibilities, fees or legal charges relating to any legal actions, including charges of plagiarism, incurred by the contents of the Work or by the actions of the Author.


1.     The Author grants the Publisher the right to publish the Work in all worldwide English language electronic book (also known as "e-book", "ebook" or "digital") editions, including enhanced e-books, large print and any future formats/technologies for the duration of the contract term, as well as the following rights granted by the Author:
2.     The right to contract with retailers and distributors, as well as any other retail venue, to sell and/or promote the Work.
3.     The right to sell the Work for a period of five (5) years from the date of signed contract.
4.     The right to have first option to offer an agreement with the Author for continued publication rights to the Work on terms to be mutually agreed upon, once the existing contract term has ended. If an agreement is not reached within sixty (60) days of the expiration of this contract, all rights to the Work automatically revert to the Author.
5.     The right to use the Author's name and image (photos provided by Author) in all marketing or promotion, in print or online.

Author's Initials: ___________                                                                                                               v1201

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C. advance and Royalties

1.     The Publisher will pay the Author an advance against future sales of $75.00. This advance will be deducted from the first royalty payment or from subsequent royalties if needed to recoup the full $75 advance.
2.     On copies of English language electronic editions of Work sold worldwide, the Author will receive 50% (fifty percent) of royalty income collected by Publisher from various retailers, including Amazon and any others, now or in the future.
3.     Royalty payments are paid quarterly, approximately 6-8 weeks after quarter ends. Quarter 1: ends last day of March; Quarter 2: ends last day of June; Quarter 3: ends last day of September; Quarter 4: ends last day of December.


1.     Statements detailing the Author's sales will be issued at the same time as royalty payments and may be sent via email or regular mail, at the Publisher's discretion.


1.     The Author agrees to deliver the Work in the form of a Microsoft Word document in its final revised form, abiding by formatting guidelines set by Publisher. If, in the opinion of the Publisher, the Work is unsatisfactory, the Publisher may return the Work to the Author for prompt editing. If the editing is not returned by the Author within twenty-one (21) days, the Publisher may publish the manuscript after editing in house is completed or the Publisher may reject the Work and will not be obligated to publish the Work, in which case this agreement will be deemed terminated and all rights will revert to the Author.


The Publisher and its agents or employees have the right to edit the Work, including changes, deletions, additions, and reserve the right to change the title of the Work, though the Publisher will do everything to obtain a verbal or written agreement from the Author as to these changes.

G. Other rights, including print

1.     Print and other rights are not being pursued by Publisher at this time.
2.     The Author may pursue print and other subsidiary rights not covered by this contract for this Work.
3.     If a print contract is obtained by another publisher, the Author will notify Imajin Books immediately and the Work will not be considered for print publication.

H. Copyright

1.     The Author holds the copyright to this Work and should file at any copyright office in the country of their residence. This is highly recommended but optional; copyright is legally in effect the moment an Author writes any work.

Author's Initials: ___________                                                                                                               v1201

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1.     The Publisher reserves the right to change the title of the Work, after discussing the reasons for this change with the Author.
2.     All book covers are created by Imajin Books or by its employees or contracted graphic designers, and the Publisher will have final say on the cover, although the Author will be consulted on the design and will have input.
3.     Book covers remain the property of the Publisher. Jpg copies of the cover will be provided via email attachments to the Author from the Publisher or cover designer.
4.     The Author is granted the right to use the book covers provided by the Publisher, without alteration other than resizing.
5.     If this agreement is terminated, the rights to the book cover and all elements of its design remains with the Publisher and the cover may not be used by the Author with any other publisher or via self-publishing means.
6.     If the Author would like to purchase the cover, that can be discussed upon termination of this contract.


1.     The Publisher agrees to publish and commence distribution of said Work in digital or electronic format within twelve (12) months of delivery of the Author's final manuscript, unless prevented by circumstances beyond the Publisher's control, or unless otherwise agreed with the Author. In the event the Publisher fails to publish and distribute the Work by said date, the Author shall have the option to terminate this agreement upon seven days notice from the Author to the Publisher, and all rights hereunder shall revert to the Author.

K. Copyright infringement

1.     In the event of a third-party infringement of the rights granted under this agreement to the Publisher, the Author shall have the right to sue jointly with Publisher for the infringement and share in any recovery compensation, after deducting all expenses associated with bringing the lawsuit to court.


1.     If a petition of bankruptcy is filed by or against the Publisher, or if it is judged insolvent by any court, or if the Publisher should liquidate or close its business for any reason, this agreement shall terminate immediately without notice and all rights granted shall revert to the Author. Every effort will be made by the Publisher to withdraw ebook from publishing/retail venues in a timely manner, and any royalties collected for this Work will be paid to the Author within six (6) months of collection from retailers. 

Author's Initials: ___________                                                                                                               v1201

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  1. The Author agrees to market and promote his/her book extensively during the first year of publication, including blogging and using social networks. The Author will use all promotional materials the Publisher supplies, including book covers, trailers, promotional ads etc on authors' websites and blogs. At times the Publisher will advise or evaluate the Author's marketing efforts and will offer possible solutions to improve the Author's sales; the Author will maintain a professional work ethic and adjust marketing efforts according to Publisher's suggestions. The Publisher will at no time demand the Author pay for any kind of promotion, but may at times suggest opportunities. (Note: As with any business venture, authors should expect to invest money into their business.)

This contract constitutes the entire agreement between the Author and Publisher. It may only be altered or amended when agreed upon and signed by both parties.

Please Print Clearly:

Author's Legal* Name: ___________________________________________________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________________

City, Province/State: _____________________________________________________________

Country: ______________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _________________________________________________________________

Email Address (Correspondence): ___________________________________________________

Agent's Name: __________________________________________________________________

Email Address (PayPal - agent or author): ____________________________________________

Pen Name: _____________________________________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________

Author's Legal* Signature:____________________________________________________________

Authorized by: ______________________________________________ Publisher, Imajin Books

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New ebook and trade paperbacks

The month of February was a busy one for Imajin Books. Not only did we send out offers for publication to some well-deserved writers, we also released three titles in ebook or trade paperback editions.

Check out our newest titles:

a novel by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Fiction: Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal, Ghost Story
Ebook - First Edition with Bonus Content

Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die.

Release date: February 26, 2011

a novel by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Fiction: Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Trade paperback - Second Edition with Bonus Content & New Cover

CFBI Agent Jasmine McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist―a murderer who has already taken the lives of three innocent people.

Release date: February 25, 2011

Available at Amazon and Createspace

a novel by Cherish D'Angelo

Fiction: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Contemporary
Trade paperback

A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

Release date: February 15, 2011

Available at Amazon and Createspace