Kelly Cheek - Romantic Adventure Scribe


The Piper

Hayley Hoffmann’s life is about to change. She has no idea what awaits her when she discovers an old book in the basement of the house she inherited from her estranged father. The story contained in the book whisks her away to medieval Germany in an ancient tale of intrigue, while she tries to navigate the intrigue in her own life.

Hayley is torn between two men. The handsome German history professor and the exciting American student both want her. But can either of them be trusted? Hayley’s life may depend on her decision.

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In Restless Dreams

Book 1 of the SpiritSense Trilogy

It’s been a year since Suzy Quinn lost her husband and young daughter in a boating accident. Now, she spends most of her time alone in her family's estate on Massachusetts' North Shore.

After Suzy, an amateur genealogist, makes a horrifying discovery under the floorboards of the carriage house, she finds that she has an unsettling new ability. She mystically followed her ancestor to nineteenth-century Edinburgh, through romance and tragedy, and into the dark and dangerous underground vaults.

Now, physically pursuing the clues to Old Town Edinburgh, she comes face-to-face with her past, discovering in the process that some family histories are hidden for a reason.

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First Light

Book 2 of the SpiritSense Trilogy

During a visit to a charming bed & breakfast in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, reluctant "lightworker" Suzy Quinn is pursuing her new romance with writer Fin MacKinley. While there, she is contacted by the ghost of a young musician who died almost a century and a half before. Employing her recently-discovered and sometimes eerily  unsettling talent, her SpiritSense, Suzy follows this young woman's life in the booming silver town, and her romantic link to a local legend, the manager of the "7:30 Mine."

But an alarming turn of events sends Suzy and Fin careening into a totally different and alarmingly unexpected journey.

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When We Were Gone Astray

Book 3 of the SpiritSense Trilogy

Successful Colorado author Fin MacKinley wished Suzy was here. True, his girlfriend's ability to see the lives and experiences of ghosts made him shudder.

But he was especially creeped out when he started developing those abilities himself, which Suzy called SpiritSense. Now, with her at her home two thousand miles away, Fin is struggling with his own demons. He desperately needs her help to determine what's real and what's not.

And what's about to kill him.

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Spirit Breather

America was still a young nation experiencing growing pains. As more white people migrated into the Colorado Territory, forcibly displacing its original tenants, the inevitable result was tension.

This is the story of three men who would leave their mark on this American frontier: Emerson Granger, a peaceful man born in an isolated homestead on the Colorado front range, during an episode of horrific violence; abolitionist Silas Soule, who came west to crusade against slavery; and John Chivington, a fiery Midwestern preacher hoping to make a name for himself.

As the whites continued encroaching on Indian land, and the Indians fought back, bloody clashes were inescapable. Friends and family, lovers and foes, none would be spared from the building tension.

That tension boiled over in an act of unspeakable brutality, at a remote and unremarkable settlement known as Sand Creek.

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JackSimile and the Phantom Fury

Jack Hobbes is nobody special. His life is less than exciting. Daily routines rule his existence. Then, on his way to work one morning, he sees a car identical to his own.

Being driven by someone identical to him.

The first time is enough to make him think he's going crazy. But when it keeps happening, he realizes that he's getting a glimpse of himself in the future. That's pretty cool, until he sees what the future holds.

Will the universe allow him to change his own future, or will he be a helpless victim of time?

And what does Albert Einstein have to do with it?

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The Lost Colony

Searching for the wreck of an eighteenth-century Spanish treasure ship, Jax Malone discovers an uncharted island. When he and his crew are attacked by natives on the beach, the Americans are rescued by unlikely saviors, a troop of soldiers from the past, descendants of the English colonists who were sent to settle the New World over four centuries ago – then vanished without a trace.

While stranded on this island, Jax and crew are happy to be among civilized people. But they gradually find that things are not as they seem. When their group becomes divided between the English and the natives, the Americans discover that their survival is further threatened by something they have even less control over.

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All We Hold Dear

After the murder of her grandmother, Dora Baskin inherits her home, a 172-year-old log house in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Was the murder a random act of violence, or something even more sinister?

With her new friend, Shawn, Dora gradually finds the answer in a handwritten account of one of her ancestors, Isadora Byrnes, a nineteenth century Englishwoman taken in by a Cherokee family. In the pages of this journal, they learn about the secret organization which spent decades pursuing Isadora Byrnes to America, beyond the Trail of Tears and into the Rocky Mountains, seeking to acquire the mysterious silver artifact she possessed. 

They also find that this organization is still around, they still want that artifact.

And they think Dora has it.

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Trial by Fire

Sequel to All We Hold Dear

Dora Baskin's family history is about to catch up with her. 


Dora Baskin, a Colorado woman, receives a visit from her father, whom she thought was dead. As he revisits his past in the ancestral estate, his current troubles have followed him, landing at Dora's doorstep.

A tale of passion, deceit and murder spanning one hundred years, from the Colorado Labor Wars to modern-day Manitou Springs, the final showdown rages against the backdrop of the worst forest fire in Colorado history.

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Book 1 of the Facebook Trilogy

What would you do with a secret identity?

Arden Chase, a Colorado man stuck in a mundane life, creates a fake Facebook identity to liven up his sex life. What he gets is exciting.

And dangerous.

Can he undo the damage he causes before he loses everything, including his life?

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Private Messages

Book 2 of the Facebook Trilogy

Kenzie and Parker, Facebook friends in love, communicating by private messages, while unhappily married to other people.

Hunter, the private detective mourning the murder of his wife, and battling his own private demons.

Lily and Kathy, best friends forever. But forever was not as long as they thought.

The serial killer plotting his next strike.

The circumstances that bring them together.

And that tear them apart.

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Book 3 of the Facebook Trilogy

Shannon York is on Facebook.

Whenever she pokes someone, they die – poked in real life.

It's having a negative impact on her friends list.

The only person who could help her doesn't believe her.

And he just got poked. 

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