Hello and welcome Cassandre Dayne to my site. She has so graciously agreed to be interviewed.
So lets begin…
1) First, tell us a little about yourself so the readers know who you are?
I am a published author of highly sexual erotic pieces and I also write campy murder mysteries with another pseudo. I also write regular articles for Naughty Night Press blog, Queer Magazine Online, KinkE Magazine and After Dark Online. I am also on the Nominating Committee and running for the Board of RWA’s Passionate Ink Chapter.
SC: Always lovely to know more about you.
2) What made you decide to write?
I’ve always written since I was about six and loved it then writing 18 books that were never published by the time I was 16. Was it something you accidentally began? Or what you wanted to do? Or annoying character who refused to leave until their story was told? I dream in color and all my characters scream to get out!
SC: You have a fascinating mind.
3) I love hearing about first acceptances as an aspiring writer and now that I am e-published, I still love hearing about them. So tell us about that first acceptance.
I had subbed Treats in a Plain Brown Wrapper to several over the months including to Ellora’s Cave. I had an editor there who really spent the time telling me about several or my pieces and how they could improve and while she couldn’t accept them she really helped hone my craft. I even had the book edited and wasn’t sure what to do with it. So on Labor Day 2010 – one of my Facebook friends, Carl Franklin, mentioned – hey why don’t you send in your work to a new publishing company, Rebel Ink Press. Turns out he was going to be the cover artist. I thought – what the heck and cleaned up and emailed. I had a lovely email from the owner, “E” the next morning welcoming me to the family.
SC: Love Rebel and the way they welcome you.
4) Tell us about your current release? Where can readers buy it from?
I have several in release with Rebel Ink Press and one at this time from Naughty Nights Press. You can purchase my books at several locations including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance E Books.
5) What are you currently writing?
Oh, I am writing several pieces including the second in my campy murder mystery series with my other pseudo and a sexy m/m piece for Rebel and the second in my trilogy for Naughty Nights Press that is a follow up to Red Fire Surrender.
SC: Always the busy little bee.
6) What inspires you most when you write?
Anything and everything but mostly I love bad boys.
SC: 🙂 Don’t we all?
7) What experiences have you had working with your publisher/s?
I can’t say anything but fabulous things about working with Rebel Ink Press and Naughty Nights Press – from their level of professionalism to the covers that are spectacular to the way they handle reviews – wonderful.
8) What are you reading now?
I hate to say it, I’m not. No time.
9) What are your guilty pleasures?
Red wine and cheese.
10) What would be your advice, if any, for other aspiring authors? Never stop and try to fit in time to write as often as you can. Also remember it’s a tough business so you have to take the good with the bad.
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RED FIRE – SURRENDER – COMING FROM NAUGHTY NIGHTS PRESS IN OCTOBER
Jax Steele was a haunted man. A Detective by trade, damning visions of a wretched event had taken not only his soul but also the family he loved dearly. Living a shadowed life, he accepted every wretched case given with a vengeance, determined to right the wrongs of his horrible past. When young men began showing up slaughtered like animals, the nightmares began all over again pulling him into his own private hell. All clues led to an elusive erotic artist of Russian decent who enjoyed the dark arts of BDSM and Jax believed he’d found his killer, yet intense hungers buried deep within were awakened and he wanted nothing more than to become Aleks’ student.
Aleksandr Vasiliev carried dark secrets of his own. A monster to some, the vampire had forsaken his past and the family regime in search of a new life away from murdering humans. Unfortunately his previous subjects turned up gutted and he was the only suspect. As Jax and Aleks forged a bond to try and find the murderer, each suspected something that neither could control. As the power of domination and control swirled around their relationship, Jax was forced to face not only his ugly past but also hungers that burned deep in his soul. Betrayed, Aleks was determined to save Jax, his true mate but powerful vampires from his past threatened not only his lover but the entire human race. In a race against time, few would survive.
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