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A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY IS
IN URGENT NEED OF A
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT!

Hi everyone, this beautiful couple is my sister Bobi and her husband Del,
as you can tell by this picture, they are very much in love.

But Del needs YOUR help ~ he needs a kidney.

Living donors offer recipients the best chances for a healthy life.
You can be tested to find out if you are compatible.
Please help by getting tested and spreading the word.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here’s a letter from my sister:

Many years ago Del was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. In 1968 Del lost a kidney to PKD and has been managing for the past 46 years with his remaining kidney. Recently his condition has worsened, the enlarging cysts are severely impacting the function of this kidney and it is failing. Del has been told he requires a kidney transplant as soon as possible. His best chances are a kidney from a living donor. Recipients of a living donor kidney live longer and healthier lives.

Time is of the essence so we are reaching out to as many people as we can to alert them to Del’s critical condition. You can make a difference. Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers, or any groups you are affiliated with. The more people we reach the greater the probability we can find a suitable kidney match for Del.

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Thank you so much,

Barbara Cordero Du-Bois and family

Some facts :

- We are born with 2 kidneys but can survive with one.

- Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder so family members can be affected and are not good donor candidates.

- People with the most common type of PKD progress to kidney failure also called end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

- Living donor transplants represent the best opportunity for a positive long-term outcome.

- Transplants from a live donor has the benefit of lasting twice as long as a kidney from a deceased donor.

- The wait for a deceased donor could take 5 to 7 or more years.

- While the number of people requiring a kidney transplant has been increasing each year, the number of transplants received has remained at a stable and alarmingly low level over the years.

- According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse there are 101,047 individuals awaiting a kidney as of August 21, 2014 and since January to May of this year 11,845 people who received transplants of which 2,280 came from live donors.

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Preface

He was sitting in the large den feigning patience while waiting for his new assignment to show up. The room was expensively and garishly decorated and Ben wondered about the owner who lived here. As far as he was concerned, the room was merely a boastful display of riches that screamed, “I think I’m better than you” to all who entered. Ben knew by the address his employer had given him that he was going to be spending some time in the wealthier section of town, but he still had to curb his cynicism when a butler answered the door. People with money had always bugged him ever since he was just a little kid looking, and looking, at all the rich kids’ toys.

He thumbed his way through the file he was carrying again. Even though Ben had already read about the case multiple times, it gave him something to do while he waited for the widow of the late Julian Chaunce to make an appearance. He was growing more disgusted by the minute and he silently fumed that she was so inconsiderate of another person’s time. But then, as far as Ben was concerned, people with money always thought they were the only thing that mattered anyway.

Chaunce had been a very successful tycoon and was renowned in the publishing world. The trade magazine that had started his company, Chaunce Publications, was still out there and very much alive in the roofing industry. He had sold it years ago and used the tremendous profits to establish new magazines that were all equally successful. Even the security agency Ben worked for had a Chaunce publication delivered to their main office every month. The magazines had called him a self-made man but Ben was convinced that he must have help from somewhere.

Only in his fifties, Chaunce had died suddenly while using a treadmill at a private gym. He left a wife and son and loads of business rivals behind. Now someone was sending threatening notes to the company and the house. Flipping through the folder, Ben frowned and shook his head. The family had tried to keep themselves isolated from the public, probably in an attempt to protect themselves from the same kind of journalists their own publications paid on staff. While there was an occasional headshot of Julian Chaunce, Ben had seen no pictures of the family. He was expecting to see a bland middle-age woman when the door finally opened.

“I am so sorry to keep you waiting. My son was having a bit of a crisis…”

She stopped short as Ben stood up from his chair and turned to face her.

After seeing him her face drained of color. Other than that, he could only think how young she still looked in her light blue slacks and the tailored striped man’s shirt she was wearing. Her hips were a little wider, a little womanlier, but she was still as lithe as she ever was. His gaze traveled up to her face. It had been years since he had seen those eyes staring back at him.

“Sam?” His lips felt parched as he managed to say her name. 

Chapter One

Samantha Chaunce took a few moments to regain her composure while she settled herself behind the large mahogany desk in the room. She told herself that there was no way that Julian’s assistant could have known about the relationship she once shared with Ben. This was just a cruel coincidence. She felt as if her knees were about to give way just as she sat in the large black leather chair.

She stole a glance at him. He hadn’t changed much. His hair was cut a little shorter; his shoulders were a little bit broader. He still wore jeans that clung to his hips and hugged his groin in the most tantalizing of ways. Samantha Chaunce knew there was no good reason to be looking at him the way she was. Certainly she had no right to be enjoying looking at him the way she was.

When she was sure her voice could sound nearly normal, she smiled sweetly. “It’s good to see you again Ben.” It was difficult to look at him and not remember things she had no right to remember. She didn’t want to remember how it felt to run her fingers through his hair or the feel of his breath against her skin. She absentmindedly played with one of the short tousled brown curls that framed her face. He couldn’t ignore the diamond encrusted wedding band she wore on her left hand.

He chuckled softly and cynically. “Well, now I know why you left.” He wasn’t smiling.

“What do you mean?” Her hand froze in mid air.

“I never realized how much money meant to you.” He couldn’t help it. He would always be bitter. “When I heard that you got married and left for Europe, I thought it was because you thought I could never be a whole man again. But I thought you would have at least waited to see. Now I understand, he probably flashed some bills in your face. That was all that it took, wasn’t it?” Ben was failing dismally at ignoring the stinging pain he felt around his heart.

It sure didn’t sound like he was asking.

Sam’s eyes clouded with tears and she bit her lower lip to keep from replying too soon. She knew that he had been deeply hurt by her abandonment and she truly regretted causing him that pain. She hadn’t been able to give him any explanations. But he was right, it was the money. He could never understand exactly how much the money had meant to her. Ben would never understand how much it hurt her to leave. The last time she had seen him he was lying battered and unconscious in a hospital bed. They had told her he probably wouldn’t walk again. Then Julian was there… and he had money.

A Chaunce of Riches

By Chelle Cordero
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect.

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Books

Until the Ambulance Arrives

By Chelle Cordero
Price: Free!  Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Safety and first aid
Until the Ambulance Arrives – A helpful guide by Chelle Cordero, Emergency Medical Technician, CPR and First Aid Instructor, and long-time volunteer with her local ambulance corps. Chelle is a multipublished author, journalist and writer for multiplepublications, and has included teaser chapters of her two EMS Novels – Final Sin and Hyphema – in this free ebook.
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Karma Visited

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Do you believe in karma? Annie Furman has a gift that allows her, while she sleeps, to visit people in their time of need – but who will be there for her when she needs help? Undersheriff Dave Turner is investigating a series of home invasions and homicides. He has no idea that solving this case will lead him to the woman of his dreams.
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The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $1.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Many Faces of Chelle Cordero is a single author collection of short stories featuring Introduction, Pussycat Tails, Holiday Happiness, Not Alone, I Swear That Raccoon Just Knocked on the Door, Stormy Weather, A Mother’s Love, More Than a Friend, The Meeting, The Vacation and a special bonus section.
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Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day, Volume 2

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $2.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
In celebration of Volume 1 going to print edition due to demand, Chelle Cordero and Vanilla Heart Publishing have put together another complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. Includes more than 50 brain-starting exercises and prompts to help you get those words on paper.
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Hyphema

By Chelle Cordero
Series: EMS Novels by Chelle Cordero, Book 2.
Price: $3.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Hyphema: Bleeding in the eye caused by trauma… Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors… Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake.
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Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $2.99 USD.  Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. In the Bonus Section of this book you’ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.
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His Lucky Charm

By Chelle Cordero
Series: Chelle Cordero’s Cousins Suspenses, Book 1.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,990. Language: English. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category:Fiction » Romance » General
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas… this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger. The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can’t afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn.
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Common Bond, Tangled Hearts

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD.  Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. When Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies.
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A Chaunce of Riches

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect.
~~~~~
Hostage Heart

By Chelle Cordero
Price: $3.99 USD.  Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood… An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her … a man who isn’t all he seems…no, he is so much more
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Final Sin

By Chelle Cordero
Series: EMS Novels by Chelle Cordero, Book 1.
Price: $3.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category:Fiction » Romance » General
Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger…
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Courage of the Heart

By Chelle Cordero
Series: Survivors by Chelle Cordero.
Price: $3.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.
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Within the Law

By Chelle Cordero
Series: Chelle Cordero’s Cousins Suspenses, Book 2.
Price: $3.99 USD. Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Category:Fiction » Romance » General
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.
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Bartlett’s Rule

By Chelle Cordero
Series: Survivors by Chelle Cordero.
Price: $3.99 USD.  Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing.
Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.
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Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart – his fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find rapist… the killer who took everything that mattered to him. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis- the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him. And now, she may be in the gravest danger. And, maybe this time, Tom will be able to save her!

Review

Where Murder and Love Collide

 

… Chelle Cordero begins Within The Law with a great setup of murder, betrayal, and plot twists that engage the reader immediately. As I read the opening chapters, I was reminded somewhat of Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent. Cordero then takes a turn I didn’t expect, and the opening story arc closes. In Ken Follet style, the novel subsequently explores the tragic sequence of events keeping Tom and Alli from being together. The novel is, therefore, less courtroom murder mystery and more star-crossed love story.

Cordero’s writing and plot is engaging and entertaining. One is drawn to Tom and Alli and their story just as they are drawn to one another. The dialogue is real and crisp and the novel moves quickly. Within the Law makes a great summer beach read.

 ~Todd A. Fonseca VINE VOICE

Within the Law audiobook is narrated by Barry Newman, professional voice artist and producer,  residing in Florida. Barry also narrated and produced Chelle Cordero’s A Chaunce of Riches. Barry has come to audiobook industry after years  of both writing and voicing radio and TV commercials, and has this to say about his work:  “I truly enjoy reading a well written story and because of my background I am always thinking about what the listener is hearing. Putting myself in that position I must admit that many times I stop in the middle of a paragraph or sentence asking myself ‘Would I want to hear it that way?’ – our guess is that listeners will give him a resounding YES.

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and the FREE Book Club Discussion Packetwith full color printable bookmarks, author bio and photo, discussion starters, and synopsis –  on Chelle’s Media Page -http://ChelleCordero.com/media/

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   MGB by Chelle Cordero

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(this has been re-posted from VHP Book Tours)

Thank you Tamara Philip for nominating me!

Tamara did this incredibly nice thing and nominated me for this honor

titled the “One Lovely Blog Award” and I am proud to wear that title

even if only for a few fleeting moments, weeks…

or however long it takes for it to disappear beneath the blog roll.

Being the curious individual that I am, and also being a journalist

who knows Research, Research, Research,

I began the search for the history of how this award came to be…

Alas, I found NOTHING

so I am going to make it up…

Some 75-years ago, a very nice and well-read blogger on the
World Wide Web decided to nominate original, entertaining and
truly unique blogs and thereby bring much internet traffic their way…
This blogger set out nominating blogs and sending along a set of rules
and pretty little logos to unsuspecting but worthy and talented bloggers -
and now I have been included in that very elite group!

Here are the rules:

 

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 7 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

 

And of course, we must Pay-It-Forward

Okay, here are SEVEN facts you probably never wanted to know about me:
(or already know and are incredibly bored hearing again)

  1. I was conceived in the Catskills after my parents gave up having a 2nd child and blew their cash on a “new” used car and a vacation. My sister was sleeping in the other room.
  2. I once snuck on to the set of the Merv Griffin show hoping to meet the star of the show and talk him into giving me my BIG break as an actress… my timing was off and there were no stars present, only BURLY Security Guards – ouch.
  3. I once spent over an hour on the phone with a guy I didn’t know after accidentally reaching him by dialing a WRONG number – he was just really interesting.
  4. When my oldest nephew was born the hospital was only letting the new grandparents onto the maternity floor to visit the new parents and see the child (behind glass), so I borrowed my then-boyfriend’s jacket, rolled it up and stuffed it under the peasant dress I was wearing and then had my boyfriend “assist” me saying I was having labor pains. I did get in but received lots of frowns when the “baby bump” slipped.
  5. My boyfriend (another one) was a gifted guitarist and singer and performed regularly at our local community center – the night he dedicated “Wild Thing” to me, I thought it was the MOST romantic thing ever to happen to me in all of my 15-years!
  6. During an argument with my husband back in the days when we used 5 1/4-inch floppy disks in our computers I got so angry because he was winning (I was right, he was just more stubborn!) I threatened to erase all of his disks with magnets if I didn’t get my way. P.S.: I didn’t on both counts.
  7. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of Vanilla Heart Publishing along with incredible talents like Angela Kay Austin, Charmaine Gordon, Lauren Shiro, Malcolm Campbell, Neva Squires-Rodriguez, Susan Berry & Tamara Philip and to work under the auspices of the ingenious Kimberlee Williams. (who, by the way, ALL deserve this prestigious award…)

I hereby nominate my fellow authors at VHP & others on FaceBook – yes, even those who have been nominated previously – because they are truly among the most deserving of recognition and admiration.
(It is entirely up to them to accept the challenge
or silently curse me out
)

Whatever, please go visit all of their blogs,
I promise you that you will enjoy.

We are all reeling from the loss of comedic great Joan Rivers – she was a lady who used humor as a natural part of life. She even left her funeral wishes with strict instructions that there was to be laughter and fanfare!

She provided us with a lot of laughs and now she is leaving us with another important lesson – to let our loved ones know of our funeral wishes while we still have our say.

It was a long time ago that I decided the most important thing I wanted done on my day when I am “laid to rest”, as a matter of fact it was during my own mother’s funeral in 1979 that the thought first occurred to me.

Here’s the story how I made up my mind…  Can we Talk?

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“I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.” ~ Joan Rivers (from Huffington Post)

R.I.P. Joan Rivers
(1933-2014)

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