Books-n-Kisses is pleased to welcome Cassandra Carr to the blog today. We are going to be talking about her new books Head Games, Caught, and Impact
BIO: Cassandra Carr is a multi-published erotic romance author who lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011. Head Games, Buffalo Intimidators book 1, will release on November 2, 2011 from Siren Bookstrand, and Caught will release December 13, 2011 from Loose Id. For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” her Facebook fan page athttp://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.
Cassandra: Thanks so much for having me here today! I’m really excited to talk to your readers about me and my life and my books!
Q1) Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Cassandra: I’m a mom to a toddler girl and a wife to my wonderful hubby, who brings home the bacon so I can stay home and raise our daughter and write. I’ve only been writing seriously since 2008 and I sold my first book, Talk to Me (March 22, 2011 release from Loose Id) in November 2010. I live in the Western New York area and absolutely love it here!
Q2) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Cassandra: Honestly, no. I went to school for psychology but figured out it wasn’t for me, so I switched to human resource management. Guess what? Not for me either. Luckily I was able to move into market research and then into a broader scope within marketing. I was laid off from a dot com position at the end of 2005 and did some contract work after that, but couldn’t find another full-time job in the recessionary economy. So I started thinking about the box and decided to try to make a living writing.
Q3) Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?
Cassandra: I have so, so many authors that I love and that inspire me! Two of my favorites are Maya Banks and Lisa Kleypas, but like I said, there are tons of others. I wouldn’t say they influence me as a writer, though I certainly admire their skill! I don’t think anyone in particular influences my writing. I’m just me.
Q4) Can you tell us what a typical writing day for you is like.
Cassandra: LOL I wish there was a typical writing day, but since I stay home with my toddler, there really isn’t. While she’s awake I do all the “other” stuff involved in writing – my blogs, guest blogs, promotion, etc. When she goes down for her nap or goes to bed at night I get my actual writing done. I do have some daycare and I try to write a lot during those times.
Let’s Talk Books:
Q5) Can you tell us a little about your book Head Games?
Cassandra: Head Games is book 1 in the Buffalo Intimidators series, and follows two hockey goaltenders as they pursue bistro owner Kelly. Kelly wants both men, but it takes a while for her to reconcile that fact within herself. Leo is a hoot and Scott is sweet and sexy.
Q6) Can you tell us a little about your book Caught?
Cassandra: Caught is a BDSM holiday-themed novella. Callie comes home for the holidays and meets up with her former Dom Jack. She agrees to rekindle their dominant/submissive relationship while she’s in town, but Jack is playing for keeps. He just has to convince her of that, which is no small feat.
Q7) Can you tell us a little about your book Impact?
Cassandra: Impact is a bull rider story with BDSM elements. Connor is a Dom, but only in secret – not even his best friend Brady knows. One night at a BDSM club, Connor’s identity is revealed and someone from the bull riding tour sees him. She’s a submissive who’s looking for some experience with BDSM and wants Connor to teach her. Then she falls in love with him and tries to make him see he can have everything he wants – a career, love, and a lifestyle he craves.
Q8) What is up next for you?
Cassandra: Oh, gosh, what isn’t? I’m nearly finished with the first draft of book 2 of the Intimidators series, Cold As Ice. And Ellora’s Cave will be releasing my short story Take Me at the Ballgame to help launch their brand-new line, EC for Men. I’m writing an anthology with two friends of mine that we hope to submit by the end of the year. I have about a million other projects going too, but those are some of the highlights!
Q9) What is the next book on your To Read Pile that you are dying to jump into?
Cassandra: That’s so hard to say! I’ve got – no joke – probably 200 books in my to-be-read pile or on my Nook. There are so many I can’t wait to read. I need about 30 hours in every day to even come close to accomplishing what I’d like to!
Q10) Is there anything else you would like to add?
Cassandra: Just to keep watching my website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com to find out what’s releasing next! I expect to have a very busy 2012! Oh, and I’ll be at RT this year, so if you’re there, come see me at one of the book signings. I’m scheduled to do both.
Books-n-Kisses: Cassandra, again thank you so very much for making Books-n-Kisses a stop on your book tour. I have enjoyed learning more about you and your book. I look forward to reading and see what you come up with next.
Cassandra: Again, thanks for having me. This was fun!