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Fateful Paperback – April 7, 2011

4 out of 5 stars 232 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Fateful Series

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About the Author

Cheri is a mother of four beautiful girls, a wife to a loving computer geek, a writer, an artist, a photographer, a lover of words, and a lover of reading books. Cheri went to Brigham Young University in 1988 where she majored in photography and design. She has worked as a portrait photographer and artist for twenty years. She has only recently realized that she can share the stories constantly playing through her thoughts, and added writing to her list of creative endeavors. She always did well in English, but never realized she could write as her other talents seemed to overshadow that hidden skill. She has always had an interest in fairies, mermaids, vampires, witches, and, in truth, just about any type of fantasy or myth. She started out in elementary school drawing mermaids, fairies, and witches, and has since sold paintings of them on eBay. As computer technology advanced, she began digitally enhancing photographs into those magical creatures as well. When stories of these beings continued to entertain her thoughts, to the point of almost haunting her, she decided it was time to start writing them down. FATEFUL is her first finished work, though other stories had come to her before that. She has seven other books in the plans, including: some on vampires, some on fairies, and all of them with a romantic twist.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461103991
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461103998
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,681,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I REALLY enjoyed this book. I loved it! It was very well written. I am constantly on the look out for a really good story, with great characters, well developed plot and of course a melt your heart romance. Believe me it doesn't happen often. But I was soooo happy to find Fateful met and exceeded all of my criteria. I'm still smiling about it :). O.k as for the comments that it is a Twilight copy. Please. Yes there are some similarities. There is a vampire who is good, who falls in love with a human and there are some bad vampires. And that's about it. Everything else (which there is a lot more) is not only unique to Fateful but makes it so much more and different than anything else out there. Lastly, for all of us thousands of readers who were searching for something as good (if not better) to read after Twilight. This is IT!
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Fateful has everything I love in a book:

*vampires (I never get enough)
*romance
*mature characters
*fantastic setting
*no love triangle
*very likable side characters
*no foul language
*nothing crude / clean read
*great writing / error free
*lovable hero (addressed below)

Ethan is more believable than most characters that are supposed to have lived many years. I love that the author was able to convey this. The things he says and does fit a character from a different time. I also love his manners and the respect he has for Danielle.

Fateful has made Cheri Schmidt one of my favorite self-published authors. She even has a great blog and website where she sells autographed copies of her beautiful books and jewlery inspired by the Fateful trilogy. I love book inspired jewlery! A well-deserved 5 stars!
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I just finished "Fateful" and thought I should write a review before going on to the rest of the series. First of all, I just have to get this out of the way...I'm somewhat confused by the reviews that said the book was a Twilight copy, because nothing about the story (aside from the fact that it has vampires and romance) was similar. Okay, yes, it's a love story between a human girl and a vampire boy who wants to protect her. However, never for a moment, did I flash to "Twilight". I loved "Twilight" as a story in its own right, as much as I loved "Fateful", but I saw little actual comparison that people are speaking negatively of. It is similar to "Twilight" in the sense that there are hot vampire dudes and lots of really sweet romance. Therefore, if you like stories like that, you'll love this!

The romance was well-written and so very hot (in a clean YA way). I was feeling the characters' passion for each other and swooning the entire time. If you love sweet romances, you'll like Danielle and Ethan's story. Ch. 8 was probably my favorite. I could envision myself right there with the characters! The descriptions are breathtaking.

The writing really makes you feel like you're part of the story. In fact, it made me wish I was in London with Ethan...Sigh! The vampire lore (as well as that of the other creatures) is so unique. I found some great twists, especially the comparison between vampires during the day and those at night. I also liked that the setting of the story took place far away from Danielle's comfort-zone, especially since she's so prone to getting lost.

I really enjoyed the dialogue - it was so well-written, as were the action scenes. The story was long. In a good way.
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Loved It! I thought it was 100 times better than twilight. I couldn't put it down. Great Writing style, Very easy to follow. The ending was a complete surprise and i have a knack for guessing endings. I highly recommend it totally worth it. I can't wait for the others.
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I honestly liked this book. I wasn't sure until about 3/4 into it, but I eventually grew to love the characters. It was a little campy, a little cheesy, a little unbelievable, but it worked.
It did have parts that reminded me of Twilight but it wasn't a rip-off/spin-off.
I think the thing I enjoyed most was the humor. I found myself laughing out loud in several parts and it was a nice surprise.
I think it's a fun book and worth the <$1 price tag it has right now. It doesn't end in a cliff hanger so it can be read as a stand-alone.
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Yes, it sounds similar to Twilight, but it's actually got an original take on vampires. The only similarity is that Ethan is a vampire and Danielle is not. I liked Schmidt's take on vampires, I thought it was more believable and I liked that there was some hope that they could maybe change. It made it more believable that there would be good vampires, etc. I also really liked that both Ethan and Danielle not only had high standards, but they also believed marriage was a positive thing (something Bella could learn from).

There were only a couple things I didn't like. Ethan chuckled a little too much. Ethan tended to carry Danielle an awful lot, she says she can walk, so let her walk. =) Lastly, I didn't see why Lucas would be after Danielle right off the bat like that. I know Ethan interrupted his attack, but I wanted a little more motivation for Lucas and Celeste to be after Danielle.
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