Today’s Featured Author – Parker J. Cole

Please welcome author Parker J. Cole to my blog. Today she is stopping by as part of her virtual book tour to promote her book Time to Say Goodbye.

Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE

The strike of the gavel against the wood block began the nightmare. Every time Gargi entered the prison, the memory of that falling mallet resurfaced with the flare-up of a chronic disease. Three years had passed since then. Four more to go.

Thursday afternoon sunlight warmed her as she walked the short path to the prison entrance. Once indoors, the coolness enveloped her and sent goosebumps along her arms. The officer greeted her as she placed her belongings in the green basket. She passed through the beige-and-brown metal detector and then stood still while a female officer used a flat black wand to swipe over her person.

Gargi subjected herself to the search and gazed over the dingy white cement walls with the iron gray stripe in the center. Paint chips littered the crevices on the floor. A mix of antiseptic cleanser and dankness filled the air. Her nose wrinkled at the combination.

She’d experienced it all before and yet, each time she came she underwent the same procedure all over again.

It won’t always be like this. One day, this will all be over.

The Michigan Court of Appeals received their appeal months ago. Each passing month forced her brother to stay in this forsaken place longer. She only hoped the appeal would work its magic and allow their attorney to argue their case against the state.

Eventually, they’ll prove her brother’s innocence. She knew it.

Book Blurb

Gargi Kapoor is the only one convinced her brother, Dev, is innocent of the crime he was convicted of. When he is sent to the hospital with an unexplained paralyzing disease she finds herself having to lean on the last person she’d ever want to depend on — a man who wants her brother to pay for stealing his mother’s life savings.

Leon Reckley is extremely satisfied to find the man who ripped his mother off suffering from an unknown disease that leaves him paralyzed and in need of rehabilitation therapeutic services. He’s even happier when he is given the opportunity to be the therapist that makes him fit enough to return to prison to finish his sentence. No one will work harder to make sure Dev Kapoor serves every minute of his prison sentence.

Gargi never dreamed the man who has utter contempt for her brother would be the man she slowly begins to trust. Leon never thought he’d be convinced Dev might be innocent, let alone be drawn to his enemy’s little sister. Together, will they find the truth? Or when Leon’s job is over, will it simply be time to say goodbye?

About the Author 

I am an author, speaker, and radio show host with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. An off and on addict to Mountain Dew and marshmallows who writes to fill the void the sugar left behind.

You can find out more about Parker on her website or connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.

You can purchase Time to Say Goodbye on Amazon.

 

Today’s Featured Author – Parker J. Cole

Please welcome author Parker J. Cole to my blog. She is on a book tour promoting her latest release – Vengeful Vows – the third book in her Sins of the Flesh series. (You can purchase Vengeful Vows on Amazon.)

Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am an author, speaker, and radio show host with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. I’ve finally kicked the off and on addiction to Mountain Dew and marshmallows.

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I am a Detroit born and bred and still call the D my home. I love Detroit. It has a wonderful rich history integral to the success of the United States. It’s a city that constantly shows its ability to rise from challenges. Even in tough economic times, Detroit exhibits its innate fortitude to overcome difficulty. I like to think the spirt of Detroit lives in me. No matter what adversity may drive me down, from the ashes I will grow. In fact, the city’s logo came from the 1805 burning of the city from an, “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.”

What or who inspired you to start writing?

I always knew I would be a writer. Since the moment of my birth, it was evident. I lived with a book in my hand. I told stories to my siblings. I wonder around in dreamland. Being a writer was always going to happen.

How much of yourself, your personality or your experiences, is in your books?

Each one of my books incorporate some element of me in then. My first book, Dark Cherub, was based from an experience I had with a friend and the idea ballooned from that. The romantic series, Sins of the Flesh, has many elements of myself in them. In Many Strange Women, I deal with the self-hatred I carried for a long time. In the second book, The Other Man, I deal with a nasty temper that can sometimes get me in trouble. The third book, Vengeful Vows, deals with trying to control everything and the problems that arise from the effort.

Please tell us about your current release.

My current release is Vengeful Vows, which is book three of the Sins of the Flesh series. It’s the book that readers have said has twists and turns, and a roller coaster ride. Well, it reflects what went on in my life at the time so yeah! Everything was topsy turvy. In fact, this book was the first book that helped me therapeutically.

How did you come up with the title?

Funny you should ask. The original title of the book was ‘The Ex-lovers’ Revenge’. When I looked it up online, I saw a number of books, movies, and the like with similar titles so I wanted to get a title no one had. Thus, it was renamed Vengeful Vows.

Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book?

The black moment is when everything changes for the main characters. When things happen that spiral out of control, you’re caught in a windstorm. All of a sudden, you realize what you thought was control was only an illusion.

Do you have a specific snack that you have with you when you write?

I am a recovering addict of Mountain Dew and marshmallows. Those used to be my go to’s for writing. But I’ve kicked the habit now. What do now is make my dog, Sarah, sit near me or on my feet. She’s my muse.

Tell us a random fact about you that we never would have guessed.

I’m afraid of the dark. Like terrified of it. I sleep with the computer or TV on with some movie or show I’ve seen a thousand times. It’s strange too because I remember sleeping as kid in complete darkness but somewhere along the way, as I grew older, I became afraid of the dark. Go figure.

Book Blurb

Vengeful Vows book coverWILL YOU WALK INTO MY PARLOUR?” SAID THE SPIDER TO THE FLY?

Daffodil Simmons is a spider, and all the world is her fly. Her latest scheme for revenge against the two men who abandoned her—her father and her former lover—seems to be going as planned until . . .

. . . ANOTHER SPIDER ENTERS THE WEB . . .

It’s a battle of wits against a powerful foe. Will Daffodil gain the revenge she craves? Or will she be trapped by her own threads?

About the Author

parkerParker J Cole the author of Dark Cherub and the Sins of the Flesh series; this includes Many Strange Women, The Other Man, and Vengeful Vows. She is also host of The Write Stuff, which showcases Christian authors worldwide and the Parker J Cole Show interviewing guest, news, and commentary. When not writing or hosting, she spends most of her time reading, knitting, cooking and concocting new ideas for stories. She lives in Michigan with her husband and dog, Sarah.

You can find out more about Parker on her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

You can purchase Vengeful Vows on Amazon.