This week I am delighted to be having a slice of cake with author C.A. Worley.
C.A. Worley is the alter-ego of Romance Author Cass Alexander. Where Cass tends to focus on humour in her publications, C.A. loves to write fantasy. She chose to write under the two different monikers so as to not confuse (or tick off) her readers.
C.A. currently resides in the Midwest but was born and raised in the South. She spends her days working from home and her evenings are spent shuttling her kids to and fro. Her dinners are subpar, but she makes a mean dessert.
When she's tired of living her sons' travel sports schedules, C.A. enjoys a glass (or four) of wine. She needs the liquid courage to click the publish button for her fantasy romance novels.
Her motto is, "Be Brave," and she tries to live it every day. It takes a healthy dose of courage to get through this thing we call life.
What kind of books do you write?
I tend to write around the concept of fate and characters falling for the one other being in the universe who was created just for them, usually in a fantasy and paranormal world.
Can you describe your writing why?
I’m an avid reader and I love creative stories. The more I read, the more my brain pushes ideas front and center. Sometimes it’s almost compulsive, like, if I don’t get the story out, it will drive me nuts. Most of my experiences have been enjoyable and I find immense satisfaction in finishing a project.
Share with us your favourite passage from the book you enjoyed writing the most
From Shadow’s Lyric
“You’ll learn or you’ll die, Alyrica.”
I stared at him, terrified at the threat. Gabrian didn’t make them lightly.
Tears streamed down my face as his glare bore into mine. A full minute passed before he returned my soul safely to its home. I sagged in relief.
It was then I realized what he’d done. I may have been only seven, but I was no dummy.
Unbeknownst to him, he’d just given up a golden ticket. Learn was such a vague command. It was an all-encompassing input.
In the minute before he’d returned my soul, the directive took root inside my very being. Every cell and neuron kicked into overdrive, obeying. Just as he’d taught me it would.
Learn or die.
Learn or die.
I chose to learn.
Tell us about your latest project
My current WIP is a fantasy/paranormal romance with some action thrown in and titled, Shadow’s Lyric. The MC, Lyric, is an unlikely heroine. She’s a total badass, but she’s got a problem controlling her mouth. Her father treats her terribly, so she’s not too surprised when he gives her away to the Shadow Lord, Draven, to do with as he pleases. Lyric chooses to show her value as a soldier so Draven won’t want to keep her as his plaything. I’m only 1/4 of the way into writing it, but it’s been highly entertaining to create, thus far.
What is your favourite cake?
Chocolate! With chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting. If I had to choose a last meal ever, I would eat this cake with a scoop of ice cream.
Chocolate cake is a very popular choice on this blog! All of C.A. Worley's book are available on Amazon.
Join me next week when I'll be having a slice of cake with Karen Diem.
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