3 Psychic Government Agents + 1 Skeptical Fire Chief = 3 DIVINE Mysteries
Today’s guest author is international bestselling suspense author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, whose newest release completes her Divine Trilogy. If you’re wondering what this trilogy is about, here’s part of the back cover of book 3, DIVINE SANCTUARY:
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…
Most writers have a favorite character. Who is yours, and what inspired you to create this character?
Cheryl: Agent Jasmine (Jasi) McLellan—the main protagonist in my Divine Trilogy. She was born from my fascination with the mysterious gifts of psychics and my curiosity of “what would happen if…” Jasi is a covert government agent/pyro-psychic who, at the scent of smoke, can see into the mind of a serial arsonist/killer. I find her intriguing. Not only does she have this interesting gift, she has a flaw or weakness that comes with it. She also has a mysterious back-story that is being developed with the series, not to mention Jasi is being haunted by a “dead girl” in her bedroom closet.
Can you give us a taste of the themes explored in each of the Divine books?
Cheryl: DIVINE INTERVENTION, book 1, touches up issues of abuse, abortions, the foster system, and of course a serial arsonist/killer, and it takes you from Vancouver Island to the interior of BC. DIVINE JUSTICE, book 2, explores government officials and a deadly conspiracy, along with betrayal. It also brings Jasi one step closer to her mother’s killer. And DIVINE SANCTUARY is really about family and what makes a family. While investigating a murder at a cult, Jasi is led down various paths, and the two greatest mysteries (who killed her mother, and who is the ghost girl?) in Jasi’s life are finally resolved.
DIVINE SANCTUARY is your newest release. Where can readers pick up the ebook or paperback?
Cheryl: The ebook is available at most popular ebook retailers, including Amazon, Kobo Books, Smashwords, and iTunes (it’ll be soon available at B&N), and the paperback is available at Amazon or Createspace.
You have a contest on your Facebook page. Can you share that with us?
Cheryl: I’m holding a Rafflecopter contest and giving away some great prizes. To enter, visit my Facebook page HERE. If you’re on a mobile device, please go HERE. You can enter daily until August 31, 2014.
About the Author
Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, international bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Divine Sanctuary, Submerged, Divine Justice, 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.”
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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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.
For More Information
- Divine Sanctuary is available at Amazon.
- Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
- Watch the trailer at YouTube.
- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
- Read the first chapter here.
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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