Friday, January 27, 2017

NEW RELEASE: Have you ever been haunted by a song?

Hi!

I'm really exxcited about this one! I've even gotten permssion to use the lyrics from Iggy Pop's song in this book. Cool! Anyway, here's the way this story happened:

In December of 2015, I watched the official video for the song Candy, by Iggy Pop, once again. I found myself replaying it several times. Something about it triggered all kinds of disturbing, creepy ideas. A pyschological thriller began to take shape in my head.
Once it did, the story wouldn’t leave me alone.
So here it is.
-Caddy Rowland, Author

Meet Connor Reed: talented, handsome, and criminally insane. He just doesn’t know the last part. Or does he?
Connor had been determined to become a rock ‘n roll star ever since junior high. It didn’t matter if no one else believed in him. He had Candy. Beautiful, sexy, faithful Candy. He almost couldn’t believe she was his. She had been his girl since high school. So what if she had only been fifteen?
Guys like him never had girls as fabulous as Candy. Hell, he never even had a friend, let alone a girlfriend. In fact, guys like him didn’t get any sort of break. It seemed bad luck was determined to follow him throughout life. From his Jesus-crazy mother to his jealous band mates, betrayal became a common theme.
Each time it happened, Connor had no choice but to do something about it.
But Candy was the exception. She really loved him. Throughout the years, Candy never stopped loving him; she never stopped believing.
Then the unthinkable happened. And, once again, he was forced into action.
You know how it goes.
After all, life is crazy.
But not half as crazy as Connor Reed.





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I hope you enjoy Candy every bit as much as I enjoyed writing it. It's twisted, dark, and creepy!

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Friday, November 4, 2016

FREE Psychological Thriller: Stiletto FREE

I'm happy to announce that the first book in The Avengement Series is now FREE(for ebooks only)! The series is completed, with four complete novels. Grab your copy at one of these retailers:

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Never underestimate the value of a kick-ass pair of heels. Sexy shoes can make a woman feel beautiful. They can also bring a man to his knees—or worse.

Once John Mickelson slithers out from any blame for the devastation he’s caused with his Ponzi scheme, Jasmine Albertson finds herself barely left breathing. He’s taken everything: her husband, her money, her home, and her child. She can barely see through the haze of pain and hate. 

However, one thing is very clear: John Mickelson is going to pay, and she’s going to be the one doing the collecting.

(Note: Although there is an object tying these novels together, each gritty drama is a stand-alone psychological suspense thriller with a complete story arc.) 

Karma really can be a bitch—especially when it scores a willing partner.


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Thanks and happy reading!

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NEW RELEASE: SHAME (A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller)

I am pleased to announce the release of the last book of the Avengement Series: Shame.

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A sophomore girl. A senior guy. Homecoming.

 A sexy dress. An even sexier pair of heels.

A stupid friend. Drugs and alcohol. A damning video.

A jealous ex-girlfriend. Chance’s phone left unattended. Social media.

Things are about to go horribly wrong.


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Please let me know how you like it! Reviews are always appreciated at the site where purchased. Thank you.

Are you a reader who waits until the series is complete before reading? Here are the buy links for the first book in the series: 

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Thank you for your interest and loyal support. It is much appreciated.

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NEW RELEASE! RAW LUST (A Rock n Roll Gay Male Romance)

I am pleased to announce the new release of Sibley Jackson's first full-length m/m romance, RAW LUST. (Sibley Jackson is my pen name for this genre.).

Buy ebook at: Amazon    Barnes & Noble    Will also be available on I-tunes within a day or two, and on kobo sometime this century (my God they are slow).  Paperback will be available sometime in July.




*Note: This gay romance contains graphic m/m sex scenes. 

Z: dynamic, in your face sexual rock star in the making. He and his band, Wild Riot, are hoping to hit the big-time, and they’re getting close. He knows a relationship is out of the question if he hopes to make it big. 
Jason: low key and handsome, he’s sworn to never care for a guy again—at least not without taking it slow and easy. He chose poorly once. By the time he walked away, his self-esteem had been in shreds. 

Then Wild Riot takes the stage at the city’s most popular gay club. Jason has scored a front row table. He’s heard all about the band and their sexy lead singer. Big deal. He’s seen a ton of bands. 

A single spotlight explodes from the darkness, illuminating Z. Their eyes meet—and the heat between them could incinerate the whole damn place. 

Before the first set ends, both know they can’t walk away. Not until they’ve had one night of scorching, animalistic sex. 

After all, neither is looking for anything more. Especially nothing as inconvenient and terrifying as love. 

ATTENTION: 1/3 of this story was published on Amazon only in serialized form, under the name The Performance Series. 2/3 of this story is new, due to popular demand for Z and Jason. Even if you have read The Performance Series, you will enjoy the Raw Trilogy. No more insta-love and much more in-depth story about each of the two men.

Buy ebook at: Amazon    Barnes & Noble    Will also be available on I-tunes within a day or two, and on kobo sometime this century (my God they are slow).  Paperback will be available sometime in July.

Please let me know how you like it! Reviews are always appreciated at the site where purchased. Thank you.

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW RELEASE: SEDUCTION (Book 3 of The Avengement Series)

I am very happy to announce my 3rd book in The Avengement Series, Seduction, is NOW AVAILABLE in ebook formats! The paperback will be available on Amazon by February 1st.

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Have you ever done something so completely unlike yourself that in retrospect all you can say is, “What the fuck was I thinking?” 

Well, multiply that by about a thousand. At least. Yep. That should tell you something about my story. 

I’d like to plead temporary insanity, but I can’t. I knew exactly what I was doing. The only problem was once I started, I couldn’t stop. I never knew until then how easily a person’s mind can become addicted to whatever their drug of choice might be. 

Mine happened to be a man online. I’m married, and the man online was definitely not my husband. 

Yeah. I’m some idiot. 

As for the story itself, it’s a story of betrayal, arrogance, innocence lost, and heartbreak. It’s a story about how we never completely know a person—especially when it comes to ourselves. 

Most of all, it’s a story about what can happen when you play with fire, not expecting to get burned. 

Before you know it, the whole fucking house burns down. 

-Cassie Stanford 

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I hope you enjoy reading Seduction!

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

When Art Itself Dies



On January 10th, 2016, art died.

Or rather, one of the vessels the creative force chose to use in order to get its message across is with us no more. R.I.P. David Bowie. Once in a great while, a person is born who is used as a messenger. David Bowie was one of the chosen.

It's rare, it's beautiful, and it's heartless.

When chosen, the driving force inside the person doesn't take no for an answer. Against all odds, they must create. Break boundaries. Suffer misunderstanding and ridicule. Allow their bodies and minds to be used in an attempt to deliver the message. Because creation has no morals. Its only goal is to create. Change. Make something new.

If you don't believe me, take a look all around you. Nature knows. The only moral is change or die. Or, rather, change and die, anyway. Because death is rebirth.  Create. Change. Live. Die.

When creation chose Bowie, it chose a winner. Bowie changed the face of music in ways the world had never seen before. He paved the way for new genres in music. But he also forced social change. He WAS art. He was unstoppable. Until the very end, he created. Knowing he had cancer, he did yet one more album for his fans. It came out on his birthday: Blackstar.

And now he's gone.

Some people never knew the genius of Bowie. They either refused to see it, or were incapable of understanding. Not because they were stupid, or less than. But because their calling is different. For many creatives around the world, he was a driving force that fed us, motivated us, and implored us to get off our asses, get over our insecurities and fears, and get on with what we were put on earth to do: make art. For others, they simply loved his music, and that's valid, too.

But for creatives, it doesn't matter if you make music, paintings, fiction, plays, or any other creative endeavor. If you're a creative, you must create or your purpose here is unfulfilled. And, yet, most of us are not art itself. We're just puking out creation because a little tiny bit of that force is in us. It must be shared. It must be given authenticity, regardless of if we "make it" as an artist or not.

See, for creatives, it isn't necessarily a blessing. It's something that eats at us. It consumes us, and makes us step out, baring our souls—knowing full well there will be many who shame us, humiliate us, make fun of us, and tear our work down. There will be those who use us. And there will be those who say we're fakes.We keep going anyway. We have no choice. It's what we're here for.

I think Billy Idol sums it up in his song, Can't Break Me Down, from his latest album, Kings & Queens of the Underground:

"It's just my natural reaction
When I hit the floor
I'm the original assassin
I come up for more."

As I said, we have no choice. Creation is the original assassin, constantly destroying the old to bring in the new. Create. Change. Live. Die.

But there will also be those who understand, who get the message. And so we create. We find the strength, and we create. Some succeed in a big way. Some keep their creations in the basement. But the force came out, became something, and lived.

For me, Bowie was a large part of my strength. When he sang, "Gimme your hands", I did. It took years, and many different tries at various forms of art, but I eventually found myself. I never let go of those hands. Only an idiot lets go of the hands holding the creative force inside. They fueled me, took the spark of creation I had inside, and lit it into a blaze. Now I write fiction for a living and paint. The painting? It sits in my basement and hangs on my walls. I've sold some. But I don't have time right now to promote both my paintings and my books. So, for now, it's all about my fiction. Will I ever become big? Who knows? It doesn't matter. I create. I make a living, which is rare. I am blessed.

"Gimme your hands."

Yesterday, my world was shattered. One I most admired, one I looked to for direction, was gone. Or so I thought. Now I realize Bowie might not be here on earth, but the driving creative force inside him will never die. It's the essence of life, and I can draw from it anytime I need to. In fact, it insists some do, because creation—or art—can never die.

Those hands still hold mine. I will never let go.

For those of you who didn't understand and appreciate Bowie, I cry for you. You truly missed out on genius. It's rare to live during a time when you can witness one who encompasses so much of the creative force. It doesn't happen every day. Not even every lifetime. Sure, artists, creators, are around all the time, but not in that amount of pure creative energy. He was a rare gift for those of us who paid attention.

Regardless, his message was heard by many.  For us who heard, after a day of tears, I laugh with joy. Bowie lived. That's a miracle.

He still lives. That's a fact.

And so it goes.

Art is.

It always will be.

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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