Friday, June 19, 2015

Rodeo King by Cheryl Yeko & Char Chaffin

Char Chaffin and Cheryl Yeko are BFFs, fellow authors and Acquiring Editors, and two-thirds of The Power Of Three. Both are lovers of romance, Alpha Men and the women they’d lay down their lives for.

Char and Cheryl not only write seamlessly together but they share the same vision of what makes a great romance read: a strong story, a passionate romance, fascinating characters, a happy-ever-after ending, and the know-how to accomplish it within the pages of the books they create.

Rodeo King is the first in what they hope will be a long, successful writing partnership. In addition to the Dustin Lovers Trilogy, they are also planning a Western Historical series.


It started in 2014, a few months before RWA’s National Conference in San Antonio. Cheryl, Char, and fellow BFF Callie Hutton had been talking about starting up a writing collective. Understanding there is power in numbers, they got the ball rolling by selecting a title—The Power Of Three—and launching a newsletter, website, and other social network-type goodies. Then, one evening during the conference, the idea of writing a romance under The Power Of Three gelled when they chose a genre—Western Contemporary.

The actual outline for RODEO KING came together very quickly. Before that brainstorming evening was over, they had Caleb and Rosemary fleshed out, five solid chapters outlined, and had set up a basic writing schedule that would carry them through fourteen chapters and an epilogue.

Callie’s career as a talented historical romance author took off like gangbusters right after National, and it became impossible for her to participate in the writing of RODEO KING. Instead, she became Char and Cheryl’s sounding board, beta reader, and cheerleader. And they remain The Power of Three. You can catch up with them each month by signing up for their Newsletter at:

Cheryl and Char continued on, sharing a single chapter each month on The Power Of Three Newsletter and on their official website. In 2015, during a marathon writing session in Dallas while attending RT’s annual Convention, Cheryl and Char finished RODEO KING and finalized the cover art. Both have a ‘contemporary voice’ and very few artist disagreements arose as they finalized the story, easily coming to mutually satisfying resolutions.

The experience was so much fun that they simply had to keep going. Another evening of brainstorming netted them an outline for Book Two—ROPING HER IN—and the rudiments of Book Three, as-yet to be named.

They’ve also decided to get together at least once a year, (not during a convention) for a writing retreat, along with their BFF, Callie Hutton. Never underestimate The Power Of Three!

Dustin Lovers Book One

Rodeo King

by Char Chaffin & Cheryl Yeko 

Caleb Johnson, 'King of the Rodeo,' is on his way to becoming Wyoming's National Champion. Until an ornery bull sidelines him with a potentially career-ending injury. Returning home to Dustin to recuperate puts him in the path of Rosemary Carmichael, the girl he deserted to become a rodeo star.
Now he's got to figure out what he really wants: returning to the rodeo circuit and going for that big, National prize, or convincing the woman he loves that he wants a life with her . . . and the son he never knew he had.

BIO FOR CHERYL YEKO:    Cheryl Yeko is a multi-published, award-winning author, and lives in Wisconsin with her husband Patrick. She loves to read, play piano, and spend time with family and friends. She enjoys novels with fast-paced action and steamy romance, protective alpha men and strong heroines. She belongs to several writing groups, and is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), as well as the Wisconsin Chapter of RWA.

Her debut novel, PROTECTING ROSE, won the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Romantic Suspense category.

Website: ‘Where Love Always Wins’
Website: The Power of Three:
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BIO FOR CHAR CHAFFIN:   Char Chaffin writes multi-genre romance filled with family, rich characters and engaging plots. For her, it all comes back to the love.

A displaced Alaskan, Char travels extensively, and lives full-time in a motorhome with hubby Don, a retired Air Force man with a love of Fifties rock n' roll and a passion for hot, classic cars. Between them they have three children and four grandchildren, all scattered to the far corners of the country.

Her love of romance and erotica interspersed with paranormal, horror, science fiction and fantasy has inflated her reading collection into several groaning bookcases and an overburdened Kindle. Char voraciously reads in between writing novels, novellas, and short stories. She is multi-published, and always working on that next manuscript.

Char is a member of several writing groups, and RWA National as well as local RWA chapters in Alaska and Upstate New York.

Website: ‘Falling In Love is Only the Beginning’

Website: The Power of Three:
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  1. Thank you for having us over today, Liza. :)

  2. Great article! Best of luck with Rodeo King, and all your endeavors together. Rodeo King is a great read!

  3. Thank, Callie!! Your support has been invaluable... :)

    See you next month at Nationals!

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