Janice: Tell us about yourself?
Cassandra: I’m a stay-at-home mom and writer living in Western New York. Before I was a writer I worked in marketing doing market research, public relations, and media relations.
Janice: Sounds interesting. When did you start writing?
Cassandra: I’ve been writing since 2008 but didn’t go full-time until 2010.
Janice: Wow, you've done a lot in a short amount of time. Who was the biggest influence on your writing?
Cassandra: Probably my mom, who is also a writer – she writes women’s fiction. She’s always encouraged me to develop my writing.
Janice: That's great to have such a talented mom to encourage you. How do you go about your writing? Do your prefer pencils to pens or is it all straight computer work?
Pencil and paper would make me stabby very quickly. I do everything on the computer.
Janice: Yeah, me too. What influences you in your writing? Music, movies, reading, or straight research?
Cassandra: I consider just about anything and everything fodder for my books. Having said that, though – I’m not one of those writers who makes a soundtrack for every book or anything like that.
Janice: When do you write morning or evening, or are you a late into the wee hours of the morning person?
Cassandra: I write when my daughter is napping and after she goes to bed, so most of my writing gets done between 8:30pm and around 1:30am.
Janice: Who in charge you or your muse?
Cassandra: Gotta keep that muse in check or she’ll run away with your stories.
Janice: Use only one word to describe your writing style? Or at least what you want your readers to take away from your writing.
Janice: What other books have you written?
Cassandra: I’ve got a trilogy with bull rider books which is out on submittal. I’ve also got a trilogy of non-erotic hockey romances. My next two projects are a holiday story for Loose Id and one I’m writing to target Harlequin Desire. I’d love to pattern my career after Maya Banks – I just adore her!
Janice: What influenced your recent book, the one you are promoting here today?
Cassandra: The concept of being seduced by a voice started the whole thing. The entire rest of the plot kind of took off from there.
Radio producer Jamie MacMahon is in over her head with ex-hockey player-turned host Drew Milan. She’s attracted to the man who earned the nickname “the Beast” during his playing days from the moment they meet, but he’s her boss and she loves her new job. She’s made plenty of mistakes with men and loathes the thought of being yet another plaything for Drew, a man who sleeps with women but doesn’t date them.
Drew doesn’t want to lose a great producer and knows Jamie deserves a real relationship, but can’t stay away from the sizzling chemistry they create every time they’re together. Jamie’s insecurities and the very real prospect of having to leave a great job if this thing doesn’t work out, coupled with Drew’s fears about opening his heart and the possibility of losing his first competent producer clash.
Cassandra Carr lives in Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011. 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 at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.
with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on http://www.loose-id.com/Talk-to-Me.aspx
Amanda Racette Twentyfive
writing as Cassandra Carr
Talk to Me, out now from Loose Id!
Uniform Behaviour, out now from Andrews UK!
Writer website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com