Updates

Hello everyone. I am working on books 4 and 5 of the Ride With Harley series. Book 4 is Garrett & Harley. Book 5 is Harley’s Legacy. I’m also taking character suggestions for a new book that will hopefully be out in late 2020 or early 2021. It’s tentatively titled Boardwalk Angel. If you have any suggestions please email me at cassandraparker753@gmail.com.

Vote for Harley & Me Reader’s Choice for 2017

Here’s the link if you want to vote for my book for 2017 readers choice award. Just use the scroll arrows until you find Harley & Me. It is in the romance category. Click on the title to vote.

http://www.tckpublishing.com/readers-choice-voting

You have to use the tiny scroll arrows near the top to page 7. About half way down you should see Harley & Me just click on the title to vote!

 

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The Divided World series

divided-EBOOKToday it is with great pleasure I present an interview with first time author G. L. Cromarty of Divided Serenity book one in the Divided World Series.

Q&A About Writing

Where do you get your ideas?

They pop in there at unexpected moments from all sorts of sources, such as songs, news articles, and even—video games. Other books are influential for their concepts, but the ideas always become a bit of a mash of different sources. And I love anything to do with psychology, and so I get a lot of character profile ideas there.

What motivates you to write?

Being in front of a computer. If I am left unattended for more than five minutes, you can assume I am busy making something up!

Best thing about writing?

The escapism. Creating worlds and people, and then having complete autonomy to do whatever I like with them.

Least favourite thing about writing?

Having to stop.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Be selfish and write about what you would most like to read. Try different styles and genres. Don’t be afraid to try or fail. 

If you do fail, try again. I started over a hundred stories before I found something I wanted to make into a full novel. Trying out story ideas is great fun!

When you are ready, please share your work. Honest feedback is the single most important (and motivating) thing a new writer can receive.

Q&A About Reading 

Q: What is your favorite genre(s)? Tell us more about why you love them?

A: SciFi, Fantasy, and Romance, in that order. I love SciFi and Fantasy for the escapism. I generally don’t like anything that is too grounded in reality!

I can enjoy romance if it is part of SciFi or Fantasy book.

Q: Are you a one book at a time reader, or do you jump between many?

A: I usually have at least 3 or 4 on the go at the same time, and read each depending on the time of the day and my mood. I often read a mixture of fiction/ non-fiction books.

Q: Tell us what you are currently reading and your verdict so far?

A: The Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather. Only read a couple of chapters, but great so far!

Q: If you could have a signed copy of a book by an author (dead or living) What book would it be and why?

A: Tolkien, The Hobbit. I read this as a young teen, and it inspired a decade of fantasy reading.

Q&A About the Book 

Q: You are living in your latest novel. Where are you living, and what is it like?

A: My book world is divided so…

Inside the wall: I am living in a futuristic land dominated by sprawling technology-driven, high-rise cities. Life is safe and peaceful, at least it was until the recent spate of terrorist attacks.

Outside the wall: I am living in a primitive land where there is no technology, and the only way to protect yourself is to carry a sword. The lands and people exist in a perpetual state of war.

Q: You are your most recent protagonist, what do you like doing for fun?

Tanis: Drinking beer. And killing people who try to kill me, get in my way, or are in any other way irritating. Wait? Was that a serious question?

Hannah: Going to the opera, hanging out with sister and my nephews, and working with ancient technology.

Q: What do you hate doing?

Tanis: Drinking stout because we have run out of beer. Dealing with my brother when he is in one of his challenging moods. Dealing with my father, period. Dealing with idiots—unless I can kill them, which would fall under the above category of fun.

Hannah: Fixing ancient technology outside the wall, or doing anything outside the wall, actually. Riding a horse . Eating travel rations because they have the constitution of rock and are about as tasty.

Divided Serenity is a fascinating look at society. Different cultures living separated by a wall. If you like Game of Thrones, this book is for you. It is currently available at https://amazon.com.

Be on the look out for a one day free book promotion on June 8, 2017.

Book two Serenity Falling will be out soon.

The Divided World series

divided-EBOOKToday it is with great pleasure I present an interview with first time author G. L. Cromarty of Divided Serenity book one in the Divided World Series.

Q&A About Writing

Where do you get your ideas?

They pop in there at unexpected moments from all sorts of sources, such as songs, news articles, and even—video games. Other books are influential for their concepts, but the ideas always become a bit of a mash of different sources. And I love anything to do with psychology, and so I get a lot of character profile ideas there.

Q&A About Writing

Q: Where do you get your ideas?

A: They pop in there at unexpected moments from all sorts of sources, such as songs, news articles, and even—video games. Other books are influential for their concepts, but the ideas always become a bit of a mash of different sources. And I love anything to do with psychology, and so I get a lot of character profile ideas there.

Q: What motivates you to write?

A: Being in front of a computer. If I am left unattended for more than five minutes, you can assume I am busy making something up!

Q: What is the best thing about writing?

A: The escapism. Creating worlds and people, and then having complete autonomy to do whatever I like with them.

Q: What is the least favorite thing about writing?

A: Having to stop.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

A: Be selfish and write about what you would most like to read. Try different styles and genres. Don’t be afraid to try or fail. If you do fail, try again. I started over a hundred stories before I found something I wanted to make into a full novel. Trying out story ideas is great fun!

When you are ready, please share your work. Honest feedback is the single most important (and motivating) thing a new writer can receive.

Q&A About Reading 

Q: What is your favorite genre(s)? Tell us more about why you love them?

A: SciFi, Fantasy, and Romance, in that order. I love SciFi and Fantasy for the escapism. I generally don’t like anything that is too grounded in reality!

I can enjoy romance if it is part of SciFi or Fantasy book.

Q: Are you a one book at a time reader, or do you jump between many?

A: I usually have at least 3 or 4 on the go at the same time, and read each depending on the time of the day and my mood. I often read a mixture of fiction/ non-fiction books.

Q: Tell us what you are currently reading and your verdict so far?

A: The Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather. Only read a couple of chapters, but great so far!

Q: If you could have a signed copy of a book by an author (dead or living) What book would it be and why?

A: Tolkien, The Hobbit. I read this as a young teen, and it inspired a decade of fantasy reading.

Q&A About the Book 

Q: You are living in your latest novel. Where are you living, and what is it like?

A: My book world is divided so…

Inside the wall: I am living in a futuristic land dominated by sprawling technology-driven, high-rise cities. Life is safe and peaceful, at least it was until the recent spate of terrorist attacks.

Outside the wall: I am living in a primitive land where there is no technology, and the only way to protect yourself is to carry a sword. The lands and people exist in a perpetual state of war.

Q: You are your most recent protagonist, what do you like doing for fun?

Tanis: Drinking beer. And killing people who try to kill me, get in my way, or are in any other way irritating. Wait? Was that a serious question?

Hannah: Going to the opera, hanging out with sister and my nephews, and working with ancient technology.

Q: What do you hate doing?

Tanis: Drinking stout because we have run out of beer. Dealing with my brother when he is in one of his challenging moods. Dealing with my father, period. Dealing with idiots—unless I can kill them, which would fall under the above category of fun.

Hannah: Fixing ancient technology outside the wall, or doing anything outside the wall, actually. Riding a horse . Eating travel rations because they have the constitution of rock and are about as tasty.

Divided Serenity is a fascinating look at society. Different cultures living separated by a wall. If you like Game of Thrones, this book is for you. It is currently available at https://amazon.com.

Be on the look out for a one day free book promotion on June 8, 2017.

Book two Serenity Falling will be out soon.

Harley & Me

Whew! Harley & Me is finally finished. It took a lot longer than I thought it would. It is available on Amazon.com as an eBook ($2.99) and in paperback ($10.99+shipping). You can also order the paperback from Barnesandnoble.com ($10.99+shipping).

Harley fell in love with Mari the moment he first set eyes on her at the Ohio State University-Lima campus. It took Mari much longer to realize she loved him. She was 18, he was 23. He was a Steppenwolf loving biker, she was an innocent, music loving disc jockey at the campus radio station.

This is their story full of love, laughter, adventure and heartbreak. Come journey with them down their road from friends to love ending in soulmate.

Harley & and Me is coming

My long awaited novel Harley & Me is coming out next month. It will be available as an eBook on the Kindle format as well as in paperback.

I am so excited to share this with you.

Everyone has a love story to tell. This is the story of Harley and Mari. Why not tell me yours? How did you meet your love?

 

 

 

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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What is Love? (c) 2016

IMG_8862-2What is love is a question that has been handed down through the ages. Is it the fluttering butterfly feelings you get in the pit of your stomach when you think of them? Is it the smile that graces his face when he sees you? is it the warm feeling of safety and security you get from being with that one special person?

Is true love the knowledge that you will always be together regardless of what happens? That no one can separate you, not even death?

Can you ever really lose a true love? Or does love survive past the boundaries of our physical lives?

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A Romantic Journey (c) 2016

A Romantic Journey

Have you ever loved so deeply that years later you still feel the same way about a person? Such was the love of Harley & Mari. While Harley fell deeply in love with her immediately, it took her a little longer.

What can you say about a person who encouraged you to live life fully? Harley loved adventure. Mari was an adrenaline junkie in that she enjoyed rock climbing and flying. Even so, she was a bit more timid in other areas. When she was scared, he would pull her into his arms and hold her closely until her fears went away.

Can a true love ever die? I like to believe they are with you always. If you love deeply, you never say goodbye.