I’m happy to welcome Cassandra Carr, contemporary erotic romance author to my blog today. She has received many wonderful reviews on her debut novel, Talk to Me, with Loose Id.
Can you share with us a little about yourself?
I live in Western New York with my husband, Inspiration, and my daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing I enjoy watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. I’ve been writing my whole life, but only decided to pursue writing as a career in the past couple of years. I’m lucky to have an incredibly supportive husband named Inspiration who brings home the bacon so I can stay home and fry it
Cassandra’s Thoughts on Athletes
We’ve all heard the stories about professional athletes who are womanizers, rack up gambling debts, or desert their children. But for every one of those, there are at least an equal number of great guys who just happen to know how to play a game really, really well.
Let’s focus on them. The good guys (or bad boys we can tame) of professional sports. For instance, consider Andrew Ference. He plays for the Boston Bruins, and as you can see, he’s got a killer body. But he’s also a really nice guy who does a TON of charity work (witness the second pic). I’ll give you a moment to gaze upon his hotness.
Back? We’ll move on.
I love athlete heroes. I’m a huge sports fan, with an emphasis on hockey. However, I follow a lot of sports, and I love the athletes that play sports. The movement, the agility, the stamina, the grace – it’s poetry in motion. Am I the only person who’s ever watched an athlete do something and thought to myself, “A guy who can do THAT can’t be bad in bed”? I am? Surely not.
So besides their physical attributes, what makes an athlete a great hero? Well, he’s got money, and in my books, he’s not shy about spending it on the heroine. He’s also loyal – to his teammates, and to his heroine. He’s got this very becoming intensity, and when he focuses it on the heroine, she feels like the only person on the planet.
What could be better?
Now let’s talk about your debut novel, Talk to Me, from Loose Id…
Length: 56,000 words (short novel)
Publisher: Loose Id
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 clash hard with Drew’s fears about opening his heart and the possibility of losing his first competent producer.
The elevator doors opened, and Drew hurried to unlock his apartment and punch his code into the security pad before continuing straight to his bedroom. He spun and picked Jamie up as she neared the door, and she let out a squeak of protest.
“What? I’m trying to be romantic. Efficient too.” He grinned at her when she struggled to get out of his grip. The way she fought against him both amused and aroused him. “Not so fast,” he warned her. “I’m not planning to let you get away until I’m good and finished with you.”
Jamie cocked an eyebrow. “Good and finished? Be still my heart! Such dreamy talk from a man like you! I had no idea.”
Drew laughed and dropped Jamie on the king-size bed with enough force to make her bounce, then climbed on top of her. Before she could protest again, he’d pressed his erection into her belly and taken her lips in another deep kiss. Jamie melted beneath him, snaking her hands around his neck while his found her hips, pulling her closer. “You need to get naked,” he declared, rolling off her.
“Just me? That’s hardly fair. If I’m getting naked, then this time, so are you.” Her beautiful, full lips pouted at him.
He stood up, and in seconds, his pants and boxer briefs landed in a heap on the floor. He pulled his shirt over his head and added it to the pile. “Your turn.”
Jamie rose up on her elbows and stared at him in disbelief. “How did you do that so fast? And may I add, very nice.” She smiled and waggled her eyebrows, giving him a quick once-over.
“When I want something, I don’t waste time. And I want you naked. Now.”
He reached over and started yanking her top over her head, but she batted his hands away.
“Hey — stop that. You’re going to dislocate my shoulder with your beastlike strength.”
Drew laughed but allowed Jamie to gently pull her blouse over her head. He took it and tossed it on the chair near the window. Next she tugged her jeans off, leaving her in only her bra and panties, which Drew made short work of.
He groaned when she was fully nude. “God, you’re fucking gorgeous, you know that? And I’m gonna put my hands and my tongue and my mouth everywhere on and in your beautiful body, so you better be ready.”
Jamie shivered, and he covered her body with his, kissing her briefly before moving down her jawline, sucking and licking. This is gonna be good.
AUTHOR CONTACT INFO
Author Website: Books by Cassandra Carr
Blog: Hot Blogging with Heart
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