I'm excited to have this sexy author as my guest this week! For those lovers of BDSM stories, you won't want to miss out on a chance to chat with her! She holds nothing back so if this isn't your 'cup of tea' so to speak, you've been warned. She strives to create those sensual cravings deep within her readers and to make you realize that what you think about isn't all that abnormal!
Spanking falls into this category as well. Being laid over a man's lap while he holds us down, slowly peels down your panties and then moves his warm hand over your ass....mmm. It's what his thoughts are that make you crazy and wet at the same time. If spanking like this doesn't get you wet and make you seep even a tiny bit...then we need to talk! But Cassandre will enlighten you on that also. Without further ado, let's buckle down and get to the good stuff! Oh, there's an awesome CONTEST at the bottom!!!
Tonya: Cassandre, I'm so excited that I get to spend the week with you! Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Cassandre: Well I’m a very romantic and wildly passionate woman who loves animals generally more than people. I am also a musician and love to cater events. I used to own a catering company so I can um “cook something up” in the kitchen. All things wicked of course.
Tonya: That's a busy schedule. Do you have a day job?
Cassandre: I do...I manage community associations...or those neighborhoods that are designed with governing documents. I hold the PCAM designation (Professional Community Association Manager) – one of only 1600 in the country. In other words, I am a professional babysitter for very large children.
Tonya: Wow! Now THAT is busy! But that's what keeps us busy authors going! Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?
Cassandre: I stay pretty much in the writing frame of mind to be honest with you. Now kinky little pictures do get me MORE in the mood. And I can create a sexy story out of anything. Try me…
Tonya: Ah, I have to admit to loving those kinky pics! Where do you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?
Cassandre: They just come to me. Seriously – I can take an object to a career, a thought to a picture and have a kinky story come to mind – or a murder mystery.
Tonya: If you’re self-published, can you tell us a bit about that and how it’s going for you?
Cassandre: I do have four pieces that are self pubbed – one as me and two anthologies. I have enjoyed the experience so far. Amazon for all its bull has been very good on the publishing end to work with. About ready to put On Becoming His on ARe etc.
Tonya: Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?
Cassandre: I can write during a hurricane, and have, so I do not need to be alone. I can and do write at all times but I need music most of the time – wild and wicked music.
Tonya: What advice would you give to new authors?
Cassandre: Write every day – even two hundred words. Get yourself up and running with Facebook, a blog, a fan page and twitter from the get go – even though you’re not published. That will save time and angst when you are. And – most importantly – do NOT fall into the diva mode when you do get published. Be a team player.
Tonya: Great advice. Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?
Cassandre: I have an idea for a book almost always first and then the story runs away with itself. Now I do have particular types of characters I enjoy writing about and the hunky and very dangerous men do drive the story.
Tonya: What attracts you most about men?
Cassandre: The better question is what doesn’t? I enjoy men who are comfortable in their own skin. You can see it and even smell it. They have an incredible scent that follows them and I am wildly attracted. In addition I love eyes – they are truly the window to a man’s soul. All the other goodies – secondary.
Tonya: We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?
Cassandre: Girlfriend I have several. I’ll pick one that is kinda new for me. I just finished my first DD piece – Domestic Discipline. And it’s being published in April. I am curious and excited to see how it does. It’s a love story about a couple and they are headed for divorce. A chance encounter with a friend allows a glimpse into a DD lifestyle. The couple has to decided, just how far will they go to save their marriage. While this is very erotic, it’s also emotional for both the man and the woman and similar in angst as On Becoming His.
Tonya: Where can our readers find you and your books?
Cassandre: All the major hot spots including Amazon, B & N, All Romance E Books, Kobo, Bookstrand, Smashwords and iBooks.
Tonya: Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?
Cassandre: I am often asked if I’m as kinky as my characters. If I told you that I’d have to kill you.
Tonya: What is your favorite night time snack?
Tonya: LOL Love it! Do you like toppings on your ice cream?
Cassandre: Mmm – I like my ice cream like I prefer my men, without any need for adornment.
Tonya: What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?
Cassandre: Mmm – Anything spicy
Tonya: What kinds of books do you write?
Cassandre: My books are highly erotic and there is little I don’t touch on from same sex, ménage, group sex, BDSM, D/s, DD, Kink Clubs, paranormal, futuristic, cowboy, and erotic horror. The only thing I won’t write is historical. I would suck at it.
Excerpt from STAGED WHISPERS:
When secrets and tragedy threaten to destroy three lives, will the friends and lovers learn to face their personal demons or succumb to the horror of tragedy?
Cole Dumont, Dylan Wyler and Brandon Foster were old chums who decided just out of college to open Forever Green Lawn. Their business catering to the wealthiest families in Fort Lauderdale, their pristine reputation afforded them every indulgence. Unable to disclose their gay lifestyle, they sequestered their dark desires, sharing passion as well as their lives. Terrified to admit their needs, they all hid behind a mask. The reasons were too damning to admit – at least for one of the men.
When a horrifying accident nearly claimed Dylan’s life, Cole and Brandon were given a last request, one they were unable to refuse. As Dylan’s mysterious past finally became known, a series of mysteries dragged them all into a private hell. The truth was far too damning.
Bio: Cassandre writes highly erotic romance stories and novels in the contemporary, science fiction and paranormal flavors. Currently she has over eighty erotic romance novels published with Rebel Ink Press and several more under contract. Her recent titles include: Uncuff Me, Unwrap Me, Like a River, Hot Summer Nights Collection, Dirty Little Lunches Collection, Dirty Little Secrets Collection, His Wrath, Done, Unleashed, Rustling Danger, Extreme Position, Ride and Wild Pony, and several m/m pieces including Game Over, Power Struggle and Punch Back, Like a River, and the recently re-released Male Order. Her first print release – a compilation of several pieces titled The Feast of Temptation was released in September of 2011 with a second for the m/m genre set for release in 2013. Her m/m titles including Punchback, Shattered, Hearts Forged in Fire, His Wrath, Done, Like a River, every Hot Summer Nights and every Sizzling Winter Nights piece received silver stars from ARe within hours of their release. She has over twenty more to release in 2013 with Rebel Ink.
She’s also had several releases with Naughty Nights Press – Spankdown, Red Fire – Surrender, Raging Shadows, Forced Fantasies, Mr. Mistletoe and Oral Sex – Hot Shots, Phone Sex – Hot Shots with the second in the Fire Trilogy – Blue Fire, Domination – receiving a silver star and Dazzle and Bad Things. Staged Whispers and Yellow Fire are set to release soon and several more planned for 2013. Bad Things – Hunger was just released in print.
In addition, as her alter ego Bethany Halle, she is the host of two blog talk radio shows with Robin Falls Red River Radio. The Fire of Fantasy & Darkness airs every other month highlighting writers and other artists in the fantasy, science fiction and paranormal genres. Dare to Take the Plunge also airs every other month featuring writers, publishers, cover artists and reviewers in the erotic romance genre. She also is a weekly/monthly contributor to Naughty Nights Press, Red Lipstick Diaries, 69 Shades of Smut, After Dark Online, Kinke Magazine and the recently reopened Queer Magazine Online.
As Bethany Halle she is also the Director of Communications for Rebel Ink Press and currently serves on the Nominating Committee of the RWA’s Passionate Ink. She serves as President of Passionate Ink in 2013.
She was a Passionate Ink finalist for their Passionate Plume contest with Treats in a Plain Brown Wrapper and has received several four and five star reviews for her work. Bad Things – Hunger just received third place in the Paranormal Romance Guild’s coveted Reviewer’s Books of the Year for Erotica Paranormal Romance and second for in the Erotic Paranormal Romance Series. She also received an honorable mention from the Love Romance Café as the 2011 Author of the year and her book Her Sinful Long Legs was a best erotic contemporary romance of 2011 at The Romance Reviews nominee.
She's also a Member of:
Virginia Romance Writers
Romance Writers of America
ARRA – Australian Romance Readers Association
Paranormal Romance Guild
Cassandre's blog has several posts that will open your eyes and your thighs! Click over and read a few if you don't believe me. While you're there, click her other links to read more of what she's got going on. This woman's fingers are never still!
Cassandre's written with a few other authors but not the way she and Benjamin have. Their collaboration on this series is sure to awaken the submissive or Dom(me) in all of you if you're questioning at this point. To give over control to another is not something to be taken lightly and both of our sites have post regarding this; we invite you to roam our sites and enjoy what you find.
You'll find several sexy reads on Cassandre's website. Take your time while you're there and plan on spending more than a few minutes. Oh, grab a towel on your way...there are some near the door! *wink* Leave a comment or questions for Cassandre. She'll be around all week to chat with you.
CONTEST: I want a reader to take their favorite piece of mine and develop a 500 word fan fiction piece. The best will not only be placed as an excerpt in an upcoming book but they also get two free books of their choice.
We thank all of you for stopping in to chat!