Author Spotlight: C.A. King

About the Author

When we asked C.A. King to describe herself, her immediate response was the following:
“Hmmmmmm,
Who am I?…Who am I?
Silence…chews pencil…
Who am I?…Who am I?
Hmmmmmm,
I am…
a daydreamer… a hopeless romantic… an optimistic pessimist… a psychic… a childish adult… an animal lover… an over-emotional wreck… an adventurer… an artistic fool…
Aha!
I am…A Fiction Writer!
Nice to meet you!”

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C.A. King was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of her mother, father and husband within three years of each other – to cancer. The years of 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss she felt, left its mark on her psyche.

Depression takes up a lot of her life. Reading and writing are the only things she has found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in her mood in real life.

To put things in perspective, when she was at her lowest point, she couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded her. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger.

When people ask her why she started writing, her answer is simple: she wanted to create a world other people could escape to. She wanted to share the place that had helped her for many years.

“I always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.”

In her spare time she is an avid reader and writes a weekly column, articles and book reviews for Books & Quills Magazine. This gives her the opportunity to learn more about new authors and take an in depth look at a society in which stories and tales are born.

“Did I mention I love Groot?”

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Her Stories

The Portal Prophecies Series:
Book 1 ~ A Keeper’s Destiny
Book 2 ~ A Halloween’s Curse
Book 3 ~ Frost Bitten
Book 4 ~ Sleeping Sands
Book 5 ~ Deadly Perceptions
Book 6 ~ Finding Balance

The main protagonist, Willow, is a teenage girl growing up on her own in a magical world where the past is a mystery. A series of events set her and her friends on a journey like no other, leading them to a new understanding of themselves, their feelings and their abilities. As they begin to unravel all that previously transpired, they find themselves the sole opposition to a plot that could destroy all existence. The one clue they have is a book filled with hundreds of predictions called ‘The Portal Prophecies’. Deciphering them however, will not be an easy task. Written by someone from their past, the pages are lined with riddle like poems. Even worse they appear to be in no particular order.

Each book is based on a different prophecy leading our heroes and heroines to new places and new friends while experiencing growing pains along the way. The entire series, delves deep into the understanding of magic and self-discovery, all the while questioning the right versus wrong equation on personal levels.

As the books progress, readers will find some new explanations for old tales, myths, legends, folk lore and unusual phenomena that could just make them question the validity of stories we all have grown up with. Vampires, Witches, Ghosts, Monsters, Santa Claus, Atlantis, Elves, Dragons, Faeries, find out the alternate truth to them all.

Surviving the Sins:
Book 1 ~ Answering the Call
Book 2 ~ Pride
Book 3 ~ Lust (coming soon)

The prophecies are being rewritten. This time someone is using the seven deadly sins: Lust; Gluttony; Greed; Sloth; Wrath; Envy; and Pride, to unlock an ancient evil. The book falls into Jade’s hands to answer destiny’s call. Can she survive the sins?

Tomoiya’s Story:
Book 1 ~ Escape to Darkness
Book 2 ~ Collecting Tears

A Vampire Tale: She had everything, including a secret…
But she wasn’t the only one with something to hide.

Two different ages – Two vampire princesses.

Two stories – one written in a book – the other about to begin.

Escape To Darkness tells the tale of Allaynie, a vampire whose tears are worth a fortune. A chance meeting on her wedding day changes her whole existence.

and

Woden, a man to whom greed is merely good business. Hunting is his trade. He’ll do anything to collect her unique tears for profit, even chase her into darkness.

These novellas explore alternate explanations for the myths and legends that surround modern day Vampires and can be read as a stand alone stories.

When Leaves Fall: A Different Point of View Story

Ralph wakes up to what others only experience in a nightmare. Chained to a shed, he has no idea where he is, or who his captor is. His memories are blurred at best. As the days press on, he finds himself experiencing a roller coaster of feelings. Hunger, thirst and pain become his only companions. Flashbacks of a happier time are all he has to keep him going. As his situation deteriorates, he finds himself doubting he ever had the very thing he wants most – a family.

When Leaves Fall is a dramatic thriller with a twist. Keep the tissue box close for the ending.

Peach Coloured Daisies: A Cursed by the Gods Story
He couldn’t die. An ancient curse meant she always did. This time, that was going to change – one way or another.

When Daisy’s grandmother, her last living relative, passes away, she doesn’t know where to turn. Things go from bad to worse when a local psychic tells her about a curse. Alone and confused, she ends up in front of her college professor’s office, ready to cry her heart out in his arms.

Matt Demi might be the son of a God, but he’s living the life of a cursed man. He’s had to watch the woman he loves die on her twenty-first birthday countless times. Nothing he does seems to be able to affect the outcome. When she shows up at his office scared out of her wits by a psychic’s prediction, he vows this time will be different.

With only three days, Matt will need to embrace a side of him he swore off long ago to save her, but will he lose himself in the process?

Flower Shields: A Four Horsemen Novel
Meet the four horsemen: Michael, Gabrielle, Uriel and Raphael. For centuries their job has been to guard the gates of hell, making sure they never open. Without the keys, there was never any real threat. That’s about to change. There are rumours on the horizon that demon followers unearthed scrolls that explain exactly how to find the lost keys. This new battle is a race to see which side locates them first.
Michael couldn’t care less about the love story behind how and why the world was created. In fact, nothing matters to him other than keeping the gates to hell closed. If one of the lost keys ever fell into the wrong hands, all humanity would be doomed. He’s not going to let that happen – at any cost.
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Tara’s life is nothing short of a disaster. She’s managed to flunk out of college with about the same amount of dignity as every relationship she’s been in. The only constant in her life has been her love for flowers. When she’s attacked at work, a stranger comes to her aid. Michael might be good-looking, but he’s also arrogant, bossy and crazy. He’s also her only chance to figure out who attacked her and why. Should she follow her heart and trust him – or listen to her head and run?

Some Final Words From the Author

“I love the Sci-Fan mash-up category. Having said that my stories tend to be Fan-Sci. You’ll find a lot of the elements of Fantasy and bits of Science Fiction tying it together.

Tomoiya’s Story is the perfect example. The books are about Vampires and where the myths we know today came from, but it is not set on this planet – Vampires in outer space on far away planets.

There is, usually, an alien presence in all of my works, some more subtle than others.


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