Hi and welcome to my blog, Cassandre Dayne. Please make yourself at home and grab a drink from my hunky cabana boys, Zeke and Jake. So tell us a little about yourself.
Q: What genre do you write and for what publisher(s)? I write in several genres but am currently published in highly erotic contemporary romance with Rebel Ink Press and Naughty Nights Press.
Q: Tell us about your latest/upcoming release. What inspired it? I have two – Spankdown (from Naughty Nights Press) was a little sexy inspiration born from a spanking site I belong to – I belong to several kink sites to learn and garner ideas. There is a wicked card game involved spanking and the number of strikes that you receive depends on the cards you select. A wicked idea was born that included a hot cougar piece. Taming Paradise – Rebel Ink Press I decided to kick up the old – soothing a broken heart by having my heroine go to an exotic island, be challenged to a naughty game by her best friend and then proceed to enjoy two hot men and one uninhibited sex club to get over her cheating fiancé. As you can image there’s more than one twist and it was inspired by a conversation with a girlfriend. Male Order – also from Rebel Ink Press – is a very gritty m/m piece that deals with the after effects of sexual slavery.
Q: Who are some of your favorite characters from your books? The hardest to write? The easiest? I have so many. I think one of my favorites is a Bahamian man that adores an American girl that works with him and knows she’s hiding a terrible secret and pulls out all the stops to find a way to get her to trust him. It’s from the upcoming Truth, Dare or Dangerous Intent. The hardest was taking my heroine’s part in the book – something in her past was horrible enough that I worry today about how delicately I handled it.
Q: What do you do when the muse decides to take a holiday or become really difficult? How do you try to coax them/she/it/he back to the drawing board? I am very lucky that my muse works over time and in the two plus years I’ve been writing – she never lets me sleep without giving me at least one idea.
Q: Is there a genre you haven’t tried yet but plan to in the future? At this point no – I write paranormal, campy murder mystery, erotic, a touch of horror so I’m content at this point.
Q: If the world was to end tomorrow, what three things would be on your bucket list? My golden retrievers, my hubbie and my computer!
Q: You’re on a remote island with a handsome man/woman, a computer, and a “mysterious” source of electricity to power your computer. What do you do? Play a naughty game online and hope that it leads to something under the stars.
Q: What comes first for you: Setting? Storyline? Characters? Generally the story – just pops into my head.
Q: If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as your main characters? I write campy murder mystery as Dakotah Black and a new series called Pinked is coming out in December. It’s about the horrors of living in gated community associations – Sandra Bullock would have to be my community manager and all around bold woman.
Q: What do you have coming next? Anything you want to tell us? I have a book coming out approx. every three weeks over a year. On tap in August is Truth, Dare or Dangerous Intent is about a girl that runs away to the islands to leave behind her horrible past and learn to find a new life. However, her past refuses to let her go. It takes the love of four men to help save her both emotionally and physically. Next is Power Struggle – another gritty m/m piece that’s the second in a series – Tales from Lucifer’s Lair.
Q: If you came with a warning label, what would it say? Warning – this girl speaks her mind no matter when or where so if you don’t want to know, don’t ask.
Q: What else would you like readers to know about you or your work? I work diligently at my craft always learning and I LOVE what I do. BUT – my favorite part is nurturing and helping other writers achieve success and relish every minute of their joy.
Q: Where can we find you on the web? http://www.cassandredayne.com – I have a blog that you can get to from there as well.
TRUTH, DARE OR DANGEROUS INTENT – Releasing August 17th from Rebel Ink Press
Nightmares kept Leesa Douglas looking over her shoulder every day and night, running from place to place. A monster from her past had ripped apart her life and gave her reason to fear. Pretending. That had become Leesa’s way of life. Living in a new country under a new name, after two years, Leesa finally allowed herself to feel peace. Leesa loved her island paradise in the Bahamas. Playing and working with her best friends couldn’t be better, especially since they were four of the most gorgeous men she’d ever laid eyes on. The only problem was, she was keeping a damaging secret from everyone.
Renowned island chef Kaydyn Foster knew something was wrong with his lovely co-worker, the one he longed to share his bed and his life. Sadly, he had no idea how to break Leesa out of her shell until a wicked storm washed out the road from the restaurant where they worked and kept the friends together one night. Playing out a fantasy, Kaydyn suggests a saucy game of Truth or Dare. Throwing inhibition to the wind, the five friends engage in a wanton night of passion. But in the light of day, terrified her secrets would destroy them all, Leesa decides to run. Knowing only he can stop her, Kaydyn wonders if he can find her before the past fractures them forever?
MALE ORDER – Rebel Ink Press
Razer Willis was used to being exploited. Forced to work as a model after losing a high paying marketing job, he was close to being broke and homeless but no matter how desperate his situation he refused to succumb to being yet another boy toy. After rejecting sex with a man that could make or break him, Razer buried himself into his paintings for release. His lover and best friend knew about the damning secret in his past and became determined to drag him out of his personal hell at the expense of their relationship. Blake’s gift? Membership into an elite club that brought men together for business and pleasure and the contract was for life. Male Order was discrete, on the up and up and screened applicants carefully.
Trenton Masters held ugly secrets of his own. In the same position as Razer, a comforting but loveless relationship, his man gave Trenton the same gift. Selected by the owner of Male Order, they quickly embarked into a passionate relationship exploring domination and submission only to have their damaging pasts haunt both verging on the point of insanity. Horrors forced Razer and Trenton into facing reality. Finally uncovering the truths, both felt a heightened level of betrayal yet there was something else pulsing just under the surface — real love for the first time since their private monsters had kept them captive. As their respective pasts slammed into their comfortable lives, could two men forgive the demons that had dragged them into hell or lose the only means of salvation?
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