Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Soul Mate Tree Series: The Storm Within by Cerian Hebert

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. A randomly drawn commenter will receive a $50 Amazon/BN GC. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds.
To some, it’s nothing more than a dream.
To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.
For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.

Cerian, welcome to It's Raining Books. What are your favorite TV shows?

I have several must-watch TV shows. Currently they include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Outlander, and Masterchef. I also like to binge-watch tv shows on Netflix. I’m currently binging Schitt’s Creek. Good stuff!

What is your favorite meal?

Nothing like lobster, steamers, and corn on the cob. Best if eaten by the ocean.

If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?

Oh boy, I want to write a series set on the Maine coast, that’ll will include lots of ghosts, but my dream series would be a fantasy series. I have more ideas than I do time to write.

Is there a writer you idolize? If so who?

There’s a list. I adore Nora Roberts. She has written so many incredible stories. Barbara Delinsky, because her stories are set in New England. There aren’t enough stories set in New Hampshire, so I’m always pleased to read hers. Dean Koontz writes amazing, and scary stories that you could imagine actually coming true. And I love how he throws in a bit of romance.

How did you come up for the title of this book?

I love this title, and I think it’s perfect for this book. The hero and heroine are thrown together in the middle of a bad ice storm, but the bigger storm is within Aidan, as he fights to allow Juliana into his heart and life, especially as she tries, against his will, to heal the wounds that have been with him for so many years.

Healed from her own loss, Juliana Hopkins wants nothing more than to mend reclusive artist Aidan Byrne’s heart, and help close a chapter in his life that has haunted him for over twenty years. Risking their newfound love, Juliana is determined to release the ghosts he can’t let go.

Aidan has been in love with Juliana since the first moment he saw her, but if she can’t leave the tragedies of his past alone, he won’t be able to make a life with her.

She offers him a love he never dared to want, but loving her could rip open all the old wounds he’d never been able to heal.

Read an Excerpt:

Aidan stared at her, only inches away from him in the tiny bathroom. The bloodied cotton ball tight in her grip, she’d broken down into heavy sobs. He wasn’t sure how to handle it. Weeping women weren’t his specialty. Hell, women in general weren’t his specialty, and now he felt completely at a loss on how to comfort her.

He’d sensed her earlier mood, when their eyes had locked in the mirror. At that moment, restless awareness turned into a new sort of tension. She’d been so close to him that he could smell the clean fragrance of her shampoo and feel her warm, tea scented breath on his neck. Fighting a similar attraction, he understood why she’d resorted to anger. He would’ve done the same thing in her shoes. Anger he could handle. Tears? That was a different story.

Quickly he grabbed a few sheets of Kleenex from the box on the back of the toilet and handed them to her. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make you cry. Really, it doesn’t hurt,” he said softly.

Juliana wiped the tissue across her eyes and didn’t look at him. “It’s not that,” she replied with a catch in her voice. “It’s the stupidity of you driving out there. Crazy and irresponsible. You should’ve gotten a lot more than a dumb little scratch on your face. You could’ve been killed, and you could’ve killed Fred.”

About the Author:
Originally from Minnesota, Cerian is currently settled in southwestern New Hampshire with her husband and two of her four children plus a dog, cat and two geckos. She's known she wanted to write since she was twelve, and between mucking stalls in New York and booking cruises in Maine, she's been filling notebooks and flash drives with her stories in pursuit of her dreams.

Currently she has 10 published books (No Going Back, Where One Road Leads, The Staying Kind, Going Going Gone, and The Storm Within from Soul Mate Publishing, and The Better Man, Do Overs, Finally Home, Light The Way Home, and That Kind of Magic self-published at Amazon). She’s looking forward to adding to this list.

Cerian is a PAN member of RWA, Contemporary Romance Writers and New Hampshire Romance Writers of America.

Amazon Buy Link:
Author Central:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. What types of books do you like to read?

    1. I love romances, of course, but also Stephen King and Dean Koontz, as well as fantasies. My daughter has really gotten me into Sarah J. Maas.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. I like that this legend sounds so good.

  4. Thanks for hosting Cerian and The Storm Within...and the entire series! It is was fun to work on a project with another Minnesotan...even though Cerian has moved east ;-)

    1. Yes, I moved east at a very young age, but I remember my old stomping grounds very well. I need to visit! And I'm so glad I got to work on this series with so many talented authors!

  5. An interesting looking series.

  6. Fun interview!



So... inquiring minds want to know: what do you think?