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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Monday, March 28, 2016

New Release and UPDATE Regarding Sibley Jackson m/m romances



A couple pieces of news from the Sibley Jackson/Caddy Rowland camp. Please note the update after the book description and links. Thank you.

First of all, the final episode of Broken, Forever Yours, is now available on Amazon. If you are a Kindle Unlimited member you can read it free.

Buy or Borrow Forever Yours by Clicking Here 

Note: This short gay romance contains hot gay m/m sex scenes. 

It should be a time for celebration. Brice and Talon had just won the criminal case against the men who’d destroyed both their properties, almost killing Talon in the process. Instead, Talon had been sucker punched with the news of who his father really was: a local white man who’d stood by doing nothing during his long, hard life in small town Wisconsin. 


Talon had made so much progress toward becoming the man he was supposed to be. Yet, Brice knew until Talon could forgive and understand his father’s long ago decisions, Talon would never be able to move on. And, oh, how he wanted Talon completely healed and his! 
That could happen. Love usually has a way of molding a man into what he should be—but only if the man is brave enough to open himself to all possibilities. 



Buy or Borrow Forever Yours by Clicking Here 

UPDATE ON SIBLEY JACKSON BOOKS: 

Moving forward, Sibley Jackson books will come out as full-length novels. Some will be in a series, but each will have a complete story arc. I enjoyed writing serialized stories in the beginning, but with Amazon now paying authors less than a half cent per page read, not so much. I strive to provide a well-written story for you and feel I deserve to be paid fairly for doing so. 


I also have quite a lot of readers for my books written under my real name, Caddy Rowland, at Barnes&Noble.com, kobo, and I-tunes. When an author participates in Kindle Unlimited they can't feature their books anywhere but Amazon. Not only does this cut off a good section of readers, it makes an author totally dependent on what Amazon decides to pay them, how they decide to feature books, etc. That doesn't sit well with me. I don't like being dependent on one business for my income. If I did, I'd have been an employee most of my life instead of self-employed.

So, beginning with my next Sibley Jackson novel, Raw Lust (which will come out in May or June 2016) I will publish at all of the above-mentioned retailers plus Amazon. I know some of you are disappointed to hear this, as you want to be able to read my books by paying for Kindle Unlimted. I'm sorry if you're disappointed. I do hope you enjoy my books enough to purchase them in the future. This way both readers and I win. They get a great read and I can pay the mortgage like everyone has to! :) 

By the way, Raw Lust will be the first of the Raw Trilogy, which is an expanded story of Z and Jason, who you might remember from the serialized Performance Series. Don't worry, there will be plenty of new story, and the love takes more time to fully develop. I think you'll really love hearing more about Z's climb to stardom and their lives.

Thanks for reading this, and I hope you continue to enjoy Sibley Jackson gay m/m romances!


Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Ceaseless Conviction by Sibley Jackson (Episode 5 of Broken, a Gay M/M Romance)



I'm proud to announce the 5th episode of Broken, a gay m/m romance, has just released! Ceaseless Conviction, under my pen name Sibley Jackson, can be read FREE if you are a Kindle Unlimited member. 


Note: This short gay romance contains hot gay m/m sex scenes. 

Someone hated Brice and Talon enough to burn down their houses, and had hoped to kill them in the process. But who? With so many people in the small town despising Talon for being both Chippewa and gay, the possibilities are endless.
 
The police don’t seem to care if they find the culprits or not. Brice and Talon care—and they’re not about to let someone get away with attempted murder. Somehow justice will be served. 

Or is justice only a mirage if you don’t fit into what the locals call normal? 

*Book 5 of the Broken Series. Each book is a short story which can be read simply to enjoy the sex scenes, but the story itself is a serial, spanning six books. 


Happy Reading!

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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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NEW RELEASE! RECKLESS ABANDON (gay m/m romance)

I'm very pleased to annount the fourth episode of the Broken Series, Reckless Abandon, has just gone live! It's a gay m/m romance under my pen name, Sibley Jackson.

If you are a member of Kindle Unlimited you can read it FREE!







Note: This short gay romance contains hot gay m/m sex scenes. 

Brice couldn’t possibly be any happier. Talon has admitted to his love for Brice and agrees to live with him. He’d taken a real chance, taking Talon to his shack and facing him down, but it had worked. 

Now they just have to begin their life together as a committed couple. It will be easy in Minneapolis. Gay couples are accepted. When at the lake home in Burnett County it will be much tougher. There they’ll need to keep a lid of their love. It shouldn’t be difficult to remember.
 
After all, they both understand the consequences.
 
Good luck.
 
*Book 4 of the Broken Series. Each book is a short story which can be read simply to enjoy the sex scenes, but the story itself is a serial, spanning six books. 


In case you haven't read the first Broken book yet, you want to start there: Buy or Borrow Link for Damaged Goods

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