by Paul Cwalina
Book 1: Dropping Stones
When you’re young and successful, your fiercest competition may just be yourself.
A rising star in the world of politics, he has a city at his feet and a beautiful fiance on his arm. With a power broker behind him, he finds himself on the next rung of the ladder getting ready to take down a sitting United States Senator. But is he equipped to recognize what he has or to handle the power and the fallout when things don’t go his way?
“Haunting and gripping!”
“I was thinking about the story long after I finished it, imagining how things might have been different, if only. The book accomplished the mission of engaging me as a reader for a long time—-beyond its conclusion. Hence, five stars.”
“Sprinkled with humorous banter, this is a well written novel with a compelling plot and characters. Politics, spirituality and intimate relationships. Definitely a read that is so intriguing you will not want to put it down.”
Book 2: Kingmaker
After a man destroys his own life, where does he go from there?
Lost and confused, the mayor starts over, his new life a delicate balance between mourning and moving forward. A second shot at a political career comes to him, so he pursues his dream of becoming part of the Washington, DC power scene. Just when he thinks he’s getting it together, the balance is threatened as a woman bearing the fruit of his sinful past confronts him and demands accountability. Her determination and uncompromising ways force him to choose between what he wants and what he needs. He thinks he’s finally got it right until another equally determined woman relentlessly pursues him. She may have the ability to deliver his dreams and more, but at what cost?
He squandered his first chance at success and true love. Will the siren call of power politics be his downfall again?
“Watch out! This one will capture you!”
“More drama and suspense. More politics and romance. More great writing!”
“I didn’t get any work done today. All I wanted to do was keep reading to find out what was going to happen to the former mayor.”
CIR: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
CWALINA: This is my first novel, so the simple act of completing it and the sense of accomplishment that goes with it ended up being the best part of the experience.
CIR: What messages do you hope your readers will get out of this book?
CWALINA: Forgiveness is powerful. Appreciate what we you have. You can be your own worst enemy.
CIR: What is the main character like?
CWALINA: Young, successful and without the ability to appreciate that.
CIR: If you could create the perfectly specific genre for this book/series, what would it be?
CWALINA: Real-world Christian Fiction
CIR: Is there more coming?
CWALINA: Yes. The third and final book in the series should be released in February.
Be advised the book 2 contains a scene in which a woman describes her experience with an abortion.