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Children of the Fog

Children of the Fog [Kindle Edition]

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
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eBook List Price: $3.99 US
  • International & National Bestseller with over 70,000 copies sold worldwide
  • A Top 100 Paid Best Seller on Amazon
  • #4 in Amazon Top 100 Paid Best Sellers (overall in March 2012)
  • Top 100 Bestseller in Thrillers, Suspense, Horror, Paranormal, Occult, Ghosts
  • #1 Horror, #1 Occult, #1 Ghosts
YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO MAKE A DECISION: Let A Kidnapper Take Your Child, Or Watch Your Son Die. Choose!

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.

*CHILDREN OF THE FOG has a unique tie-in to Tardif`s newest thriller, SUBMERGED.

About the Author

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Children of the Fog, The 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." Her next thriller, Divine Justice (book 2 in the Divine series), will be published in spring 2011, in ebook and trade paperback editions. 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 (ebook) 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." Cheryl's website: Official blog: Twitter: You can also find Cheryl Kaye Tardif on MySpace, Facebook, Goodreads, Shelfari and LibraryThing, plus other social networks.

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Dear reader:

I'm an international bestselling Canadian author who loves to say, "I kill people off for a living!" You can imagine the looks I get from people. Sometimes I'll tell them, "Fictitiously, of course. I'm an author." Sometimes I won't say anything; I'll let them wonder...

On March 4th, I'll be celebrating the release of my latest thriller, SUBMERGED, with an online launch party, featuring 6 other thriller authors.

I am probably best known for Children of the Fog, a supernatural suspense thriller that has sold over 50,000 copies (Sept 2012) and made Amazon's Top 100 bestsellers list (overall list) multiple times out of nearly 2 million ebooks; and Whale Song, a much-loved, inspiring family tale with a hint of mystery, which is now available in its third edition--plus a school edition with a discussion guide.

Whale Song, an emotional mystery that explores controversial issues like assisted suicide, school bullies and racism, has captured the attention of numerous film companies. A screenplay, which I wrote with co-writer Alison Neuman, was completed in 2006, along with a movie treatment. I'm pursuing possible film deals for many of my books. And sometimes when I think of a movie deal, I smell buttered popcorn.

Booklist calls me "a big hit in Canada...a name to reckon with south of the border."

In September 2005, my gripping action-packed techno-thriller The River was released. This well-researched novel explores the mysterious Nahanni River area, nanotechnology and man's obsession with longevity. The River has been compared to works by Michael Crichton, James Patterson, Dean Koontz and Dan Brown.

I'm also the author of the 2004 "sizzling psychic suspense" Divine Intervention, a 'psi-fi' suspense thriller (or paranormal romance) that has been compared to works by authors such as Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper and Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb's 'In Death' series. Divine Justice, the second in the Divine mystery series, was also released in 2011.

In 2009, I branched off into romance with my debut romantic suspense Lancelot's Lady. Since romance is a different genre from my usual suspense/thrillers and YA, I wrote Lancelot's Lady under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo. Lancelot's Lady was a semi-finalist in the Dorchester Publishing Next Best Celler contest hosted by Textnovel. It also won an Editor's Choice award from Textnovel in 2010.

A novelette of suspense titled Remote Control was released in ebook edition in July 2010; and a collection of stories titled Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories in August 2010.

In 2006, I participated in a hilarious new TV series 'A Total Write-Off', hosted by comedian Barbara North. In 2004, I was nominated for the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award. In 2003, I wrote a public service announcement for a racial harmony campaign. My PSA script, One Voice ~ One World, placed third and was produced and aired on cable channels in Alberta.

I have not only held hundreds of book signings, I have also organized multi-author signings, held virtual book tours and other online events, and I've taught others how to promote their books. My book How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks is the #1 Marketing book specifically designed for Amazon's KDP Select program.

I've been interviewed by numerous TV and radio stations in Canada and the US, and I've been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines in both countries.

I'm also the publisher at Imajin Books, a venture that is dear to my heart. Imajin Books publishes quality international fiction at affordable prices, with a focus on ebooks.

Born in Vancouver, BC, I was a "military brat" and a "military wife" who has lived all across Canada and in Bermuda. I now reside in Edmonton, AB, with my husband Marc and our Pomeranian Princess, Chai.

AGENT information:
Erica Spellman-Silverman
Trident Media Group
41 Madison Avenue, Floor 36
New York, NY 10010

Ph: 212-333-1506

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG. WHAT A FANTASTIC READ. 10 Mar 2012
By echo
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I downloaded this book when it was free but I would of paid for it because its a brilliant book. The storyline is consistent, the characters believable. It's quite spooky in places and my emotions were up and down all the time. No other book has made my emotions jump from sad to happy like this book has. It's a fantastic book and I didn't want it to end. I can't find the words to explain how good it is. You won't be disappointed if you buy this book. I've only had my kindle for about two weeks and I must say it's one of the best things I've bought. It's opened my eyes to different authors which I would'nt normally of heard of. Buy this book I would give it more stars if i could. What a great author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant and Intriguing Read! 4 Aug 2012
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This is a bone-chilling book that will leave you breathless and simply stunned. Sadie, the heroine of the novel, struggles to comprehend the mysterious disappearance of her strangely quiet son and the terrifying decision she has to make in order to save him...a compelling plot which catches you off guard and keeps you on edge until the very last page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Children of the fog 18 Mar 2012
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WOW!! What a fabulous book, I couldnt put it down. The reader goes through a whole set of emotions from feeling the loss that Sadie feels ( I actually had a tear or two!!), right through to hatred of 'The Fog'. This has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time, what a rollercoaster!!Excellent storyline from start to finish. Praise for Cheryl Kaye Tardif whos descriptions from scenery to characters is exceptional.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!! 20 Mar 2012
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I must say I really enjoyed this book. The plot was well thought out and kept you wondering right the way through. My emotions were on a roller coaster minute I was smiling the next trying to read through tears. I downloaded this as a free book, I would have gladly paid for it.....the best book I have read in a very long time. I will certainly keep a look out for this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Free Read 5 Mar 2013
By Wendy
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This book is a real page turner, the plot is easy to follow but you cant guess what will be happening next. Sadie is mother to 5 year old Sam who is able to but will not talk. For months children are disappearing always on a foggy night and the kidnapper is nicknamed the fog. One night Sadie hears a noise coming from her son room and on entering she comes face to face with 'the fog'. After a fight she agrees that the fog can take her son. Sadie decides that after her son is kidnapped and her husband is jailed she sells the family home and gets into the car and drives. Eventually she arrives at a cabin in the woods and this is not the new beginning she was looking for just the start of another nightmare.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Children Of The Fog 10 May 2012
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WOW! You HAVE to get this book!! A REAL page turner. Characters are very very believable and every part of the story just draws you in for more. I would want to meet Sadie and hug her!
Please do read "Children Of The Fog". You will not be disappointed!!!
I am now on to Cheryl's "next" book (for me)......"Whale Song".

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual read but I loved it! 9 May 2012
By Cat
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After reading "Whale Song", which I loved, I decided to have a go at this although the synopsis showed it's not my usual genre. I have to say it was brilliant! The prologue sets it up brilliantly and kept me reading. Don't read in bed with the lights down low though!! It's easy to like the main character and identify with the "do anything for the one you love" mentality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Edge of the seat 2 April 2012
By Sarlan
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Downloaded when it was free and what a brilliant find. Sweep up in the story with characters you can get your teeth into. twist and turns til the end
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh who knew
This was a very good book. I really felt for the mother in this book and quite frankly wanted to slap the husband. Read more
Published 22 days ago by LOUISA BLACK
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
I am not sure what made me buy this book in the first place because I do not normally read creepy books but I am so glad that I bought it. Read more
Published 24 days ago by rah
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Stopped reading this (in my view) exorably written pap fairly quickly but not quicly enough. Don't let me put you off though.
Published 29 days ago by echo
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!!
I'd like to say I read a lot a book in one to two days bad this book was a real pleasure to read I caught myself smiling and crying and its so sad that people do go missing and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michelle baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
A great read with a twist, you think you know the end half way through but that's not the case!!!
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Don't know how to describe this story, other than I really enjoyed it. Not for the faint hearted though, so if you don't like creepy, move right along. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. W. Billau
4.0 out of 5 stars Read on
Ignore the rather clumsy writing in the first chapter. This is a page turner, although you need to suspend belief in reality several times.
Published 2 months ago by Mr. E. A. Hulse
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!
A real page turner-well as it was on my Kindle, a button clicker!

First I'd read from this author so had no idea what to expect and was certainly not disappointed! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Arnoldsmate
2.0 out of 5 stars I won't be finishing this
I'm glad I only paid 99p for this as I won't be finishing it. I'm sure if I did continue reading I would find it quite a gripping and thrilling book but that would be spoilt by the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rosie_reads
5.0 out of 5 stars Children of the fog
This is the first time I have read one of Cheryl. Kate tariff books and definitely won't be the last, I was hooked right from the first chapter.
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