Author Spotlight: Lynn Miclea

This month I am spotlighting Lynn Miclea on Cassandra Parker Books

LYNN MICLEA is a writer, author, musician, Reiki practitioner, and dog lover. Although she worked many different jobs throughout her life, she has always loved reading and writing, and one of her dreams was to become a professional writer.

Wow is she prolific from romance, memoirs to children’s books you will find something to read and enjoy.

After retiring, Lynn further pursued her passion for writing, and she is now a successful author with many books published and more on the way. She has published books of fiction (thrillers, suspense, science fiction, romance, paranormal, and mystery), nonfiction (memoirs and self-help guided imagery), and children’s stories (fun animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, helping others, and being more than you ever thought possible).

She hopes that through her writing she can help empower others, stimulate people’s imagination, and open new worlds as she entertains with powerful and heartfelt stories.

Originally from New York, Lynn currently lives in southern California with her loving and supportive husband.

Please visit Lynn’s website at for more information about her books.


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Character Contest

I have decided to run a contest. The winner will be a character in my next book. The prize is a paperback copy of the book.

If interested email me at

In the subject line put Character Contest
Include name, nickname, description, favorite stuff like food, books, movies, hobbies. The winner will be announced at the end of July.



I’m in the process of having a new website and logo designed. I’m very excited.

My upcoming novel, Garrett & Harley is running a little behind. In the meantime, why not enjoy some of my newest short stories? Come Ride With Me and Riding Out the Storm is available at your favorite ebook stores.

Moving On

Now that Harley & Me is completed, it’s time to start a new novel. This one it tentatively titled The Dance. It circles around a nightly dance at the Condor Resort. Elena, as a guest,feel drawn toward a mysterious stranger who starts out haunting her nights. Then he encroaches on her during daylight. He’s always in shadow, face unseen.

What is it about Elena that draws him out and keeps him rooted to this location? How does his siren call bring her closer to his shadow life.

Is he a ghost, medicine man, warrior, angel, hero, demon, or devil?

Does Love Die After Loss?

Does Love Die After Loss?

Do you ever stop loving a person even though they are no longer in your life? What happens if the person dies?

Some people claim that after a period of mourning you simply move on and find another love. But, what happens if the person you lost was your true love? Can you ever find another true love, or do you find someone to fill the gap?


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Does Love at First Sight Exist?

Does Love at First Sight Exist?

Some people say it took them awhile before they realized they were in love. Others claim they knew immediately they had found the one person they were meant to be with.

Is it possible to fall in love immediately? Or does it take time to get to know the person first? Is love at first sight just a jumble of physical attraction and emotions? How long does it take to fall completely and truly in love?

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What Makes You Fall In Love?

 Is it the way a person looks? Do you like the dangerous rebel or the sweet and innocent? What draws you to a person?

Harley was drawn to Mari’s innocence. Her quiet demeanor soothed his need to wander. Mari was pulled toward the confident rebel. He took away her fears.

Is it a scent that brings people together? Harley smelled of Irish Spring, a popular soap in the ‘70’s. Mari wore a hint of Jontue Perfume. He liked roses and she liked the smell of lemons.

What about music? Did music draw you to your love? Harley loved the original Steppenwolf and, John Kay and Steppenwolf, and The Grateful Dead. Mari loved Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Or is it a common love for a hobby that brings people together? Harley loved the open road and riding his motorcycle. Mari liked to travel. Both enjoyed visiting historical places as well as natural landmarks and parks.

What attracted you to the love of your life?

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The Song of Love


Can music alter your perception of love, or does it enhance the experience? Music brings out emotions whether it is melancholy, joyful, spiritual, exciting, or peaceful. Music runs the entire gamut of emotion.

As a young woman, music was central to Mari’s life. She always had a song playing. Harley used it to express his emotions and to open Mari to the song of life.

Some songs are very poetic, while others sound like a bunch of screeches. Instrumentals soar down highways of music giving the listener a roller coaster ride of flutes, pianos, guitars, organs, sax, drums, anything that makes sound including jars and bells, and sticks.

Voices rise in triumph, defeat, and everything in-between.


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Tender Love (c) 2016

His was a warm and tender love. He always looked out for me even when he was being a bit of a devil. He showed his affection not so much in words, but in deeds. The gentle touch of his hand on my arm as he led me around a puddle, the way he cocked his head and gazed into my eyes, and the sheer joy that spread across his face when he saw me waiting for him in the parking lot. He watched over me by trying to keep me safe when I did something foolish, but he never suffocated me. He gave me freedom and wings to fly high and experience life in all its glory.

The passage of years has not softened my longing for him or diminished the memories we had made. True love is a once in a lifetime event. Once you have, it never really goes away.

With the growing colors of spring, the sparkling dew, the fresh scent of grass, trees, flowers, the chirping of birds, the pleasant coolness of the awakening day, the feeling of serenity, of being at peace with the world overcomes me.

I won’t be caught hiding in the shadows full of sorrow. He wouldn’t want me to live in sadness. There’s no one whispering in my ears. It’s so peaceful here and so lonely.

There comes a time when you feel the want to leave, to see the world, indeed, the universe, outside of your heart, your here and now.

Oh, how I wish I could visit the places he had, to see the sights as he viewed them. It would bring a calming influence to my soul to know that I walked along the same paths, trails, and markets where he once trod. What joy I would experience just knowing I sampled the same foods, cultures, and environs he loved.

I wish, perhaps, to call upon some angel will hear my plea and want to help. Perhaps, I think the kind angel will bring him back to me.


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