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It was 1985 and the little town I loved in was horrified at the murder that captured newspaper headlines. The site of the murder was just a few minutes from my home.

Using my EMT skills, I used to work in the infirmary of a local summer day camp in those years. Every day, as I drove to work, I went past the driveway leading to the smokehouse where the victim’s body had been burned beyond recognition. The police caught the murderer and the trial replaced the actual murder headlines.

But each time I passed the mailbox at the end of the crime scene driveway I was filled with an unease, there were nights when the horror at what had occurred there just wouldn’t leave my mind and I would lay awake staring at the ceiling.

When I wrote Final Sin I used a mental image of the crime scene that had haunted my town and I developed a different crime, a crime that included a body that had been set on fire. But that is where the similarity ended…

… Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full with the investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife when he meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. He is immediately drawn to her and finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. Julie finds herself just as drawn to him. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of their lives in extreme danger… Romance…danger…adventure…suspense…another great Chelle Cordero novel sure to grab readers from many genre!

Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the
Fiction Category of the 
2010 NY Book Festival 

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Hyphema

by Chelle Cordero

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A Non-Stop Thriller that Will Leave You Longing for More

reviewed by Tracy Riva 

I sat down to read Hyphema late one night. I thought I would start it, read for about thirty minutes and then go to sleep; instead, I stayed up till almost four in the morning reading it. Immediately immersed in the story, the tension never let up enough for me to even consider putting it down and coming back to it later.

Matt is an air ambulance EMT, a flight medic. He has just moved his son, and his Pakistani wife, to a small town in North Carolina from New York so he could have this job. The job is his dream job and Sudah, his wife, couldn’t be more supportive. She is patient, caring and so obviously in love with Matt and their son that it just spills over onto the page. She’s the kind of person I’d like to have for a neighbor, but not everyone, even within the circle of Matt’s work buddies and their wives feel that way, but Sudah handles the anger and prejudice with grace and softly spoken words meant to soften hearts and break down the walls of misunderstanding…

Matt and Sudah face obstacles that severely test their relationship and their marriage. I do not want to go into anymore of the specifics here, but while Matt and Sudah’s relationship plays an important role in the book, the story is much more of an extremely well written thriller and I definitely recommend reading it.    (read the full review)

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Opening Lines from Hyphema

A dream job?

A chilly morning

Laughter in the crew room

Let’s go paintballing

Will they like me?

Not everyone is okay with her

An apology

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Die Letzte
Sünde
von Chelle Cordero
  
NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN GERMAN!

Die Letzte Sünde
von Chelle Cordero
Deputy Sheriff Commander Jake Carlson hat alle Hände voll zu tun … er ermittelt in
einem brutalen Mehrfachmord, sein Sohn hat Probleme in der Schule und er selbst
hat eine rachsüchtige Exfrau am Hals. Er trifft die junge, freigeistige
Notfallsanitäterin Julie Jennings. Als Julie zum Objekt einer Obsession wird,
schweben sie beide in Gefahr …
Für Matt und Julie hatte ihr Dienst begonnen wie viele andere. Sie wurden zu einem kleineren
Verkehrsunfall gerufen, zu jemandem mit Schmerzen in der Brust und zu einem
Krebspatienten, der zur Behandlung ins Krankenhaus musste. Viele der
Gemeinschaften im Norden des Staates New York hatten Notfalldienste unter
Vertrag, um dem bestehenden Rettungsdienst unter die Arme zu greifen und auf
medizinische Notfälle zu reagieren. Ob bezahlt oder nicht, der qualifizierte
Dienst schickte immer Rettungsassistenten, die mit den meisten Notfällen
umgehen konnten. Wenn die Notfallsanitäter ausgesandt wurden, machten ein
weiteres Paar Hände und Infusionen oft den kritischen Unterschied.
Dieser Notruf kam über Funk für ein Brandopfer, also war keiner der Polizisten,
Feuerwehrmänner, ehrenamtlichen Rettungshelfer oder Sanitäter darauf
vorbereitet, was sie in diesem abgelegenen Werkzeugschuppen vorfanden. Von
außen wirkte das ergraute Holz friedlich genug, und das eine kleine Fenster war
schmutzverkrustet. Julie dachte nicht, dass sie unter normalen Umständen den
Schuppen eines zweiten Blickes gewürdigt hätte. Aber das hier war alles andere
als normal. Niemand hatte mit der Horrorszene im Inneren gerechnet.
REVIEW (English
Edition)
Cordero Delivers!
Chelle Cordero strikes a winning combination of romance and suspense in this medical crime
thriller. Detailed research and characterizations coupled with a break-neck
pace create a hard-to-put-down-read.
 Kathy-Diane Leveille

 

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Chelle Cordero schreibt Geschichten voller Leidenschaft und Spannung. Vanilla
Heart Publishing hat neun Cordero-Romane veröffentlicht: „
Bartlett’s Rule”; „His Lucky Charm”;
„Within the Law”; „Courage of the Heart”; „Final Sin”; „Hostage Heart”; „A
Chaunce of Riches”; „Common Bond, Tangled Hearts” und „Hyphema”.
Sie arbeitet
derzeit an ihrem zehnten Roman und verspricht ein weiteres, actionreiches
Abenteuer und eine herzerwärmende Liebesgeschichte. Chelle hat den Großteil
ihres Erwachsenenlebens sowohl Romane als auch Sachbücher geschrieben und
arbeitet seit Beginn 2008 mit Vanilla Heart Publishing zusammen.
Ihre Bücher haben viel Beifall erhalten, unter anderem: „Bartlett’s Rule“ zählte zu Carolyn
Howard-Johnsons zehn besten Büchern 2009, „Final Sin“ war unter den ehrenhaften
Erwähnungen in der Romankategorie des NY Buchfestivals 2010 und wurde für den
Pushcart-Preis 2009 nominiert. „Hyphema“ gewann am 9. Dezember 2011 die
Abstimmung zum besten Bucheinband auf der „Shades of Love“-Webseite, „A Chaunce
of Riches“ gewann den D. Renee Bagby-Leserpreis für das beste erste Kapitel im
April 2010 und „Hostage Heart“, „Final Sin“ und „A Chaunce or Riches“
erreichten die Top Zehn in der „Preditors‘ and Readers‘“-Umfrage 2009. Chelle
war auch unter den „50 großartigen Autoren, die man gelesen haben sollte“ 2010,
herausgegeben von The Author’s Show.
Chelle Cordero unterhält einen Autorenblog auf http://chellecordero.blogspot.com/ und einen
Werbeblog auf
http://ccepotourri.wordpress.com. Ihre Webseite
http://ChelleCordero.com bietet Informationen zu all ihren Büchern und Auftritten. Blogger und die Presse sind jederzeit in Chelles Medienzimmer auf https://chellecordero.com/media/ willkommen, in dem herunterladbare Fotos und andere Informationen zur Verfügung stehen.
Chelle lebt mit ihrem Ehemann Mark und ihrer Familie im Nordosten der USA. Sie haben zwei
erwachsene Kinder: Jenni (& Jason) und Marc (& Trish). Sie teilen ihr
Heim mit drei schelmischen und verwöhnten Katzen, von denen eine Chelles
Schreibtisch zu ihrem Stammplatz auserkoren hat. Chelle ist als freiberufliche
Journalistin für mehrere Publikationen tätig – ihre Artikel erscheinen
regelmäßig in Nordamerika und sie schreibt als eine Rettungssanitäterin im
Staat New York eine monatliche Kolumne zu Themen der Rettungsdienste im Staat
New York in den „First Responder News“.
  
Translator for the German Editions
Katharina Klamt
Katharina ist Übersetzerin und versucht sich in ihrer Freizeit an der
Schriftstellerei. Ihr erster Roman soll 2016 fertig werden, aber sie wird stets
von Kurzgeschichten abgelenkt. Ihre Karriere als Übersetzerin begann in der
Videospielindustrie, in der sie ihre Leidenschaft für Videospiele mit ihrer
Liebe zur Sprache verbinden konnte. Wenn Katharina nicht gerade ohne Vorlagen
Figuren von fragwürdiger Qualität häkelt, spielt sie gerne RPGs und
Strategiespiele oder liest, besonders Fantasy, Thriller und humorvolle Bücher.
Katharina is a translator and aspiring writer, currently attempting to
finish her first novel but constantly distracted with short stories. Her career
as a translator started in the video games industry where she could combine her
passion of gaming with her love for language. When Katharina’s not busy messing
up crochet figures without patterns, she enjoys playing RPGs and strategy games
or reading, especially fantasy, thrillers and humorous books.

 

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JUST BROWSING THE INTERNET AND FOUND A FEW TERRIFIC QUOTES

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” ~ Aristotle

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“Some people spend their whole life wondering ‘Did I make a difference?’ — Some people don’t need to wonder.” ~ Medictests.com

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“Every day, you’re called upon to help others through one of the most frightening times of their lives. Every day, you’re called upon to provide a sense of security and relief during chaotic and challenging situations. Every day, you’re called upon to do the work that only a select few can do. Every day, you’re ‘Called to Care‘.” ~ EMS Strong website

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“Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round. Any deviation is a problem.” ~ Anonymous

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“You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyon

     National EMS Week               May 15-21, 2016

Celebrating the men and the women
who answer the call

Hi there. My name is Chelle Cordero
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EMS Novels Bundle Pack by Chelle Cordero

featuring award winning EMS suspense novels by Author Chelle Cordero

Final Sin

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…

Hyphema

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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Hi. I rode as a volunteer EMT for nearly 30 years before “retiring” (my whole family is career and/or vollie 1st responder), my FT occupation is a freelance writer. I write a monthly column in a trade newspaper about EMS issues – I am planning an upcoming column on EMS burnout and would love a few comments to quote (not necessarily identified): If you are or were an EMT or Paramedic, have you experienced feelings of burnout? Did you quit because of it? What do you feel are the strongest indicators of burnout? What contributes to burnout? What do you recommend responders do to avoid burnout?
Please comment below or send an email to ChelleCordero@gmail.com.
Thank you so much for your help.

At a recent party a friend was praising a couple of books that I wrote – I stepped to the side and asked her if she would be kind enough to post a review. She looked genuinely concerned and said “I wouldn’t know what to write”.

It’s easy, if you can tell me one (or more) things you liked (or even disliked) about the book, you can write a great review. You don’t have to be a professional book reviewer and you can post the review simultaneously on multiple sites.

You would be doing this author and all authors an incredible favor. Potential readers look for books that people want to read and seeing lots of reviews says to them that the book is worthy of their time.

So please, I know several of you out there have read at least one of my books – please help me by posting a review on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Goodreads, YOUR Facebook page, Smashwords, KOBO, iTunes or send it to me for the Potpourri Parlor.
Thank you!

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a good quality book review is NOT the school-age book report. Your review should be a minimum of five or six sentences up to two or three (small) paragraphs. Don’t prove you read the book by including spoilers (that totally unexpected twist that really made the story). Write what YOU liked (or disliked) about the book; a book should be a personal experience for every reader so keep it personal. Be honest but never brutal; if the book was filled with typos for instance but was still a great story say something like “a few distracting typos took away from an otherwise terrific story”. (Always try to find something positive to say). If you didn’t like the book because it was not your favorite genre then own up to it; despite mostly four and five star reviews, my favorite review I received on one of my books was only two stars — the writer stated she didn’t care for it because my style was too much like Danielle Steel and she doesn’t care for Steel (who happens to be one of my faves). Again, review the book from YOUR perspective, YOUR likes and dislikes, and the impact the book had on YOU. Remember to be gentle but always honest.”

Our brethren in New Jersey were insulted and I am furious.
(an opinion piece by Chelle Cordero)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its findings about the tragic accident which severely injured comedian Tracey Morgan and killed his colleague and friend James McNair last year. Citing various mitigating factors they included an overtired truck driver, lack of seatbelt use, speed, and poor emergency response.

According to the NTSB it took emergency workers 37 minutes to get the van’s occupants out. Investigator Thomas Barth claimed that inadequate training and a lack of appropriate precautions added to the seriousness of the injuries; he later added that New Jersey has no minimum requirement for emergency responder training and certification.

NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt added an insult saying “a cosmetologist in New Jersey has to have more training than an emergency worker.” (Come to think of it, Sumwalt was also insulting cosmetologists by using their training as an inadequate standard.)

For those who are not aware of the extensive skill and training that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders go through in New Jersey and all states throughout the United States, here are some of the subjects covered in a Basic EMT class: study of the human body; medical, ethical, and legal issues in emergency medical services; trauma patient assessment; bleeding control method; managing shocks; lifting and moving dead bodies; managing head, spine, and neck injuries; managing soft tissues injuries; respiratory emergencies; environmental emergencies; oxygen administration; applying bandages on wounds; and cardiac emergencies, etc. Since patients usually have not read the “textbook”, EMS responders have to be able to think and act quickly even in the face of danger, hazards and high emotions.

There are various levels of certification; all must start with basic first response training (at least 40-hours). A Basic EMT class includes a minimum of 120-hours of classroom training and practical skills and is a necessary first step for any trained responder. EMT-Intermediate training is an ADDITIONAL 320-hours of training. EMT-Paramedics need to complete another 1000-to-1200-hours of training which is equivalent to a college associate degree in several states. The cost of an EMS education in New Jersey can be more than $6,000.00. And by the way, volunteers wearing an EMT patch receive the same instruction as paid EMS, they are all professionals.

In regard to Sumwalt’s assertion, New Jersey requires cosmetology students to undergo 1200-training hours at an approved school to learn hair cutting, coloring and styling, manicures and pedicures, makeup, and some also learn about care. Cosmetology training is definitely not shabby, but if you are in a accident or suffering an acute illness, you probably won’t be thinking of having you hair done. There is no comparison between the two.

While I was not at the scene of this horrendous accident and I was not involved in the investigation, as a NYS EMT for nearly three decades, I responded to numerous car accidents. Depending on the condition of the vehicle(s), rescue may have involved “cutting a car open” in order to have access to the patient(s) — this process is often timely and could prove dangerous if not done properly. This could easily have accounted for the delayed extrication and transportation to the hospital. While there are rare instances where an EMS response could have done more, it would be an easy bet to say that EMS responders save lives and more often allow for better survival than without their efforts.

Mr. Morgan’s injuries and Mr. McNair’s death are truly tragic. Truck safety on the road needs improvement and corporations need to allow their drivers appropriate time for rest and travel. All vehicle passengers should be reminded to use their seatbelts. All drivers need to recognize when their driving ability is impaired due to fatigue or illness. We need to hope that future tragedies don’t happen.

I really believe that Mr. Sumwalt and Mr. Barth owe EMTs, Paramedics and all first responders an apology. Without our highly trained and skilled EMS responders, whether paid or volunteer, we would suffer many more losses and permanent disabilities.

6PTS BLUE

The writer spent nearly three decades as a proud VOLUNTEER EMT and her family is complete with both career and volunteer first responders. Chelle Cordero is also the author of two EMS-based novels. Cordero writes a monthly column for 1st Responder News

 

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