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!

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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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Monday, August 17, 2015

efestivalofwords awards Gastien: From Dream to Destiny BEST NOVEL AND BEST HISTORICAL!



I am so thrilled that Gastien: From Dream to Destiny won TWO awards this year on efestivalofwords.com. To be considered, someone in the industry has to nominate you.It can be another author, a reviewer, editor, etc...and you can't nominate your own books. Then each book goes through a review, and some make it to "finalist". Voting then takes place by the public.

Gastien: From Dream to Destiny who BEST NOVEL and BEST HISTORICAL FICTION!



"I am Gastien Beauchamp, artist and lover. Any Frenchman would tell you that a peasant could never own property in nineteenth-century France. Yet here I am, in my very own studio. The personal cost was horrendous. I barely survived the choices I made, and my sanity was pushed to its limits. 

Still, I finally now have security, peace, and freedom. For the rest of my life I can spend time "making love to the color", making love to beautiful women, and enjoying the wild nightlife of bohemian Montmartre. What more could a man need or want? 

Then, one night, I see her. One look at Sophie, and my heart wants to betray me! I try to tell myself that I know better. Who needs love, anyway? I am already married-to my art

No woman would ever understand and accept my lifestyle; nor am I about to give that lifestyle up. Not when I paid so dearly for it! Besides, I am too badly damaged to ever open up my heart...and if Sophie found out about my past she would not want to even know my name. I can't take that chance. I have had enough pain to last me a lifetime." 

This historical fiction novel is book 2 of a 5 book drama/family saga for adults (The Gastien Series). As such, it contains adult themes and graphic scenes. Each book can stand on its own, but is most compelling read in order.


Here is what some review/blogger sites had to say:

"...the amazing story of Gastien...even more captivated by Gastien and all the other characters in this book than I was in the first...so engrossed in everything going on that I read the whole book in a day, laughing, crying and feeling compassion for all of the characters especially Gastien himself...experienced every emotion there was and I was emotionally drained by the end, but emotionally drained in a good way." Jenny, Bookaholics blog 

"Caddy Rowland has done such an amazing job with these two books I know that I will ALWAYS make it a point to read EVERYTHING that she writes. Caddy is master of the roller coaster of emotions. It will have you crying one minute and laughing out loud the next." Christina Irelan, Intoxicated By Books 
"Sophie and Gastien have entered the realm of epic romance couples. They prove that true love is unexpected, unconditional, passionate, and flawed."Beccie Weaver, Bookies Book Reviews 
"..be prepared for the parade of emotions you are going to feel with Gastien and his choices. There is definite happiness, a touch of romance, a splash and a rub of lust, and there is sorrow...a gritty and raw look at the life of a young man who has convictions and sticks to them no matter the cost." -Liz, Fictional Candy
"Gastien is an engaging character, and his journey is brought to life with some great writing and a strong narrative structure...Paris is brought to life vividly and the novel is filled with interesting characters...-Chris Algernon IndieBookSpot


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Gastien has dreams far bigger than a mere peasant has a right to. When he flees the farm for Paris, the late nineteenth-century bohemian era is in full swing. Color has always called to him, beseeching him to capture it on canvas and show people a new way of seeing things. His father belittled his dream of being an artist and tried to beat him into giving it up. The dream wouldn't die, but Gastien would have had he not left. 

He also yearns to become a great lover. After the years of anguish he has endured at the hand of his father, it would be heaven to feel pleasure instead of pain. 

However, the city of Paris has a ruthless agenda. Unless a man has money and connections, Paris unfeelingly crushes dreams and destroys souls. With neither of the required assets, Gastien faces living in alleys, digging in trash bins for food, and sleeping where a man is often killed for his threadbare blanket. 

Left with only his dreams, Gastien stubbornly pushes on. He vows that absolutely nothing will stop him, not yet realizing what keeping that vow might mean. Sometimes the "impossible" is possible - but the cost can be extremely high. 

This historical fiction novel is book 1 of a 5 book drama/family saga for adults (The Gastien Series). As such, it contains adult themes and graphic scenes. Each book can stand on its own, but is most compelling read in order.

FINALLY, CONGRATS TO ALL THE AUTHORS WHO WON OR WERE RUNNERS-UP!

Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Gastien: From Dream to Destiny a Finalist For Two Awards!

I pleased and excited to announce that Gastien: From Dream to Destiny is a finalist for Best Novel and Best Historical Fiction in the 2015 eFestival of Words!

If you would like to vote for my book, please do the following:

Only registered members can vote in the polls. If you'd like to vote the registrations is quick and easy: http://www.efestivalofwords.com

Go to the Awards Hall Forum

Go to the 2015 Finalists Sub-forum

Open the thread for the category you want to vote in.

Vote in the poll.REMEMBER: GASTIEN: FROM DREAM TO DESTINY is in TWO CATEGORIES. Please vote in both!

Rinse and repeat until you have voted in each category that you want to vote in.

Thanks!


"...the amazing story of Gastien...even more captivated by Gastien and all the other characters in this book than I was in the first...so engrossed in everything going on that I read the whole book in a day, laughing, crying and feeling compassion for all of the characters especially Gastien himself...experienced every emotion there was and I was emotionally drained by the end, but emotionally drained in a good way." Jenny, Bookaholics blog 

"Caddy Rowland has done such an amazing job with these two books I know that I will ALWAYS make it a point to read EVERYTHING that she writes. Caddy is master of the roller coaster of emotions. It will have you crying one minute and laughing out loud the next." Christina Irelan, Intoxicated By Books 
"Sophie and Gastien have entered the realm of epic romance couples. They prove that true love is unexpected, unconditional, passionate, and flawed."Beccie Weaver, Bookies Book Reviews 
"..be prepared for the parade of emotions you are going to feel with Gastien and his choices. There is definite happiness, a touch of romance, a splash and a rub of lust, and there is sorrow...a gritty and raw look at the life of a young man who has convictions and sticks to them no matter the cost." -Liz, Fictional Candy
"Gastien is an engaging character, and his journey is brought to life with some great writing and a strong narrative structure...Paris is brought to life vividly and the novel is filled with interesting characters...-Chris Algernon IndieBookSpot


Caddy Rowland is a novelist and painter. Her social media links follow.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

NEW RELEASE! SOLACE: A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama

I'm proud and excited to announce the second book in the Avengement Series is now available! Solace, a psychological thriller, mystery, and drama! The sexy red shoes continue...


Where the hell is Brady? 

It should have taken about a half hour for him to walk to town and back. As Tory heads out to walk the beach searching for him, a soft smile plays on his face. He can just imagine the ribbing Brady will give him when they meet coming toward each other. 

Instead, he comes face to face with his worst nightmare. There is his husband, lying in the water, bleeding and gasping for breath. Brady, petrified and struggling to stay alive, tries to tell Tory something about a boat. Then his frightened eyes stare into Tory’s as he manages to say “I love you” one last time. He’s gone before Tory can even tell him the same. 

The police believe it’s a robbery gone wrong. Tory wonders if it isn’t a hate crime. He swears he’ll find the killer, even if the police give up trying. No one is going to get away with gutting the man he loved, leaving him like trash to die alone. Nothing will stop him from getting justice for Brady. 

Not even murder. 

Buy For Kindle   Buy for NOOK  Waiting for it to go live on I-tunes and kobo, which will happen anytime now. Paperback coming in August!

This book can stand alone. However, Tory plays a very important part in the first book of the Avengement Series, Stiletto, so if you haven't read it you may want to. You'll get to know him quite well there and really learn to love him by the time you begin to read Solace. Plus, the main character from Stiletto (Jasmine) returns as a VIP side character in Solace. Here iis the photo and the buy links for Stiletto, too:




I hope you enjoy Solace! Please consider sharing this with your friends and relatives who enjoy reading.

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