This is my third book which has been out as an ebook. Originally, it was going to stay that way. But now it is available at Amazon.com, lulu.com n d Createspace.com as paperback but it is now available at Lulu.com for $11.03. Visit my website http://www.madisonromance.weebly.com for more information.
Interview Questions for Parker J Cole
Today on my blog I am featuring Author Parker J Cole, author of Dark Cherub. She also host on her own radio program called The Write Stuff.
Parker, can you tell us about yourself? Where do you grow up? Tell us about your upbringing, a little of your background?
I grew up in the wonderful city of Detroit, Michigan. My father is a minister and my mother a teacher. I have two sisters and two brothers. My husband and I have been married for seven years and we have a dog that we adore name Sarah.
Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
I have many interests but in particular, I love to read, write, knit, sing and learning new things.
How long have you been writing for publication?
I’ve been writing for about two years now.
In any of your books, are the characters based on any one you know?
Dark Cherub is based on one of my dear friends. My main character mirrors her a lot.
Before we talk about your new book, let us get talk about your previous book Dark Cherub. Tell us about it and where did you get your inspiration.
I started Dark Cherub about twelve years ago however, it took about ten years to finish it. The idea came to me based on an incident that happened to my friend. Over the year, as I matured, the story grew and changed. When I was let go from my job, I was determined to get it published by my birthday. That’s what I did.
On Tuesdays you host a radio program on Blog Talk Radio called the Write Stuff. Tell us about it. How did you get started and what is it about? If anyone interested, can you give the time and the link to the radio program?
The Write Stuff is a show that showcases Christian fiction and non-fiction authors as well as providing tips, tools, techniques, and resources for aspiring writers to hone their craft. It gives our listenership a wide variety of choices to choose in the Christian literary word and I get to meet and connect with great authors. The link for the show is www.blogtalkradio.com/wluvradio. It’s on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm Eastern time
Now onto your newest book….
It’s edgy Christion romance. The synopsis of the book is this: Solomon Greene made a deal with God–If He’d send him an unattractive woman, he’d marry her on sight and do what was spiritually right by God. After all, he needed an that kind wife to help him escape from his past.
Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon. She’d be his ugly wife. All she wanted in return was his name. She was in love with her sister’s fiance and he would be the only man she’d ever love.
Solomon had no idea that he’d find his wife fascinating. Celeste didn’t know that one taste from her husband’s lips would have her wanting more. Yet many strange women were between them. Could Solomon ever escape from his past? Could Celeste ever love her husband?
What is your inspiration for your new book?
The inspiration for the book actually came from the second book in the series. I had started to write the second book when these two characters tapped me on the shoulder and told me they wanted their own story. I ignored for a week or two but how could I resist them?
Your new book is a start of a series called Sins of the Flesh Series. Are you planning to write about each of them in your books and for those who don’t know, what are the sins of the flesh?
I don’t intend to write books on all the sins of the flesh. I think the context I am using the story is that sins of the flesh can accompany a wide variety of vices I think we all have to deal with on a daily basis.
One last question and that is, do you have any advice to give to any aspiring writers?
To any aspiring writers I say this:
Writing is a gift from God – use it.
Network with other authors and be willing to learn
Even if you’re a grammar Nazi – have someone else edit your work
Well that is it! Thank you, Parker for taking time to letting people know about you. May you have good success and many sales on your new book and may they bless others who read your new book. This is Author and blogger Ruthie Madison..
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I’m not a parent…well, not yet anyway, but I do remember these stories my parents told me when I was growing up. It was fun believing in Santa and the Easter Bunny, but it wasn’t fun believing in a monster under my bed. Or did I? I remember being scared of the dark, but i thought that was my fault for watching scary movies. Never the less, Esther is a parent and she tells it like it is. You have to ask yourself how it is possible for these fabled characters to get around the world in such a short time?
The author dispels these fables humorously as possible. She tells it from her own experience. but she is not saying we shouldn’t tell it to our children, but we shouldn’t keep the lie either. I think sooner or later they will find out the truth. Even if tell them when they are young, what would happen if they tell their friends it has been one lie after another? There has got to be a fine line between telling your children truth. In anyway, only way to find out what her book si about is to download it! It is at Amazon.com for .99cents!
In hopes of getting some sales, I am offering my first book for .99 cents for a few months. You are not obligated to leave a review if you don’t like the book. Click on “My First book…” above to take you to Amazon.com
When I first wrote this book, in my mind I was creating a character who was a strong woman, and have need of no man in her life–except one. She needed Carliano in her life because he was her first real love. He represented all that she was until she heard from him no more. When that happened, her life changed. A year later, her right leg became invalid as it was struck by a rare disease. Because she had no insurance, she couldn’t afford to have it operated on. It was either live with the pain and use a cane or have it amputated. She chose for the first. Marge became used to walking a cane. It suit her fine, especially after her marriage to a construction worker failed. To Marge, the best way to keep from having her heart from being broken, she put up a wall by dressing unattractively and becoming cynical.
Today I have come to realize that Marge was a prisoner of herself. She allowed her cynicism to make a miserable woman. However, she didn’t know Jesus and Christianity wasn’t attractive to her until she came to a point in her life that she knew she needed Jesus! It was Jesus who had set her free and healed her broken heart. Although the man who had brought her into his mansion to transform had helped in physically transformed her, it was Jesus who spiritually transformed and from that is where true beauty lies–the heart.
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Although The Past Hunter was released last year, I had to make changes and improvements. And later this year, I was blessed to be welcomed to a facebook group called Christian Indie Authors administered by Samantha Fury. My book had a cover that wasn’t too fitting for the book and I wanted it to have a new look. Samantha offered to make a new cover for me at a low price because I was a new customer. So after my book was revised and I added my new cover, my book has become revamped and as of June of this year, my book was republished.
The Past Hunter is a Christian Romance set in California. It has a a little bit of western theme because the main character’s boyfriend is from Montana and lives on a ranch. As we know, most ranchers are cowboys. The story has some suspense in it as well. Here is the link to the contest: http://michellelynnbrown.com/romance-roundup-best-of-2013/