1. Tell us about yourself.
We are a writing team that consists of a real-life Master and slave. We practice power exchange 24/7 and are passionate about educating the public about BDSM, polyamory and power exchange. Our first series (“Becoming sage,” “Saving sunni,” “It’s Only Kinky the First Time” and “Learning the Ropes”) was under the names Kasi and Reggie Alexander, published by Omnific Publishing. Our second series, “Clifftop Fantasies” and “The Masters of Falcon’s Fantasies,” with the third installment about to go out is being written under the name Cassidy Browning and is published by Siren Bookstrand.
2. What genre do you write and why?
We write realistic BDSM ménage romance. We are polyamorous (there are three of us) and we practice BDSM and power exchange, so we know those lifestyles intimately and want to promote more public awareness and acceptance of them. Plus they’re hot!
3. What made you become a writer?
Both of us (Reggie and Kasi) have always wanted to be writers. When we started a Master/slave relationship, Reggie decided it would be a good way to help Kasi achieve that goal, so we began a writing schedule and started brainstorming our first book, “Becoming sage.” It was also very cathartic, because it helped us work through some of the more difficult emotions involved in becoming poly and doing M/s. We found we really enjoyed team writing so we kept at it. When Kasi was laid off her job of 12 years (for writing alternative romance), we decided to use the time to write as many books as possible and see if we couldn’t turn it into a full-time career.
4. Tell us about your recent book or series.
We are very proud of our “BDSM Ménage Fantasies” series from Siren. It deals with a woman who inherits a large house on the California coast. She moves there with her boyfriend and they turn it into a BDSM bed-and-breakfast. The first book, “Clifftop Fantasies,” tells the story of how she discovers BDSM and makes the decision to incorporate it into her business, including becoming submissive to her father’s assistant Karl. The second book deals with a rock star, Daphne Monroe, whose career is faltering. She meets Decker, a Dominant who pairs up with her manager Finn and together they take her in hand. The third book, which is almost ready to go to the publisher, is about Sami Peters, a massage therapist who’s lost her self-confidence and her career. She goes to Clifftop under protest, only to meet Crash and AJ, two football players who are curious but a little wary of BDSM as well. They all learn more than they expected to.
5. What have you found to be the most challenging?
Definitely the marketing aspects of writing! We are getting a little faster at the actual writing, but we have found that our major weakness is marketing the books once they’re published.
Fun questions: kasi will answer these for us
1. Does size matter?
Are we talking books or penises? J I’ll go with penises and say yes and no. Personally I don’t like them to be huge, but I’ll admit a bigger one is definitely nice to look at and play with. As far as sex is concerned, though, it certainly isn’t the most important factor!
2. Christian Grey or Gideon Cross?
I haven’t read the Crossfire series, so I don’t really know what Gideon Cross is like. I did read 50 Shades, and I thought Christian Grey was a little on the neurotic side for me. Plus, no knives???? Seriously, how much fun can you have without knives????
3. Flowers or Chocolate?
Chocolate!!! I don’t really care much about flowers. Chocolate is MUCH more fun to play with!
4. E-book or paperback?
That is a tough one. My personal philosophy is I can afford more ebooks, so I can read more. Then, when I find an author I really like I buy their books to have in my hands. It works out well and I don’t have stacks of books sitting around to try to get rid of. The only actual books I get are the ones I’ve loved.
With a failed marriage behind her, Jill Marten was looking to start a new chapter in her life. She had no idea that running into her old friend Jessie would unlock a whole new world. When she accepts Jessie’s invitation to a party, in order to “try something completely different,” it awakens a need to discover her place in a new community. Jill begins her journey into submission, bondage, and polyamory, even as she questions everything that she has been taught about love and relationships. Once she opens the door to a life she never imagined, a peek through the keyhole is no longer enough and she must learn what it means to become sage.
Jessie Chambers—“sunni” to the local BDSM community—needs to grow up. Her master, Sir Rune, has told her to get a job. Her sister slave sage is struggling through college, serious as ever. sunni goes to the local goth/kink store, The Fringe Element, and is immediately embraced by its quirky owner as the newest member of her “little family.” But almost immediately things start to get complicated. sunni’s ex shows up, claiming he’s found God and that God wants them to get back together. A video of sunni and Sir Rune doing a scene at the club winds up on television and all kinds of trouble ensues. sunni must figure out a way to restore her relationships, keep her master from getting deported, take over running the store, and stop everybody else from trying to “save sunni.”
When Allie Walker inherits her father’s huge, beautiful house on the California coast, she knows it is the chance of a lifetime. Now she can start the bed-and-breakfast she’s always dreamed of—with the help of her boyfriend Brad McCarthy and the sexy, mysterious handyman Karl Masterson. But no sooner do they open for business when mistakes from Allie’s past come back to haunt her and she begins to suspect that her father had his own shocking secrets. Now Allie must reconcile herself with her past, deal with the photographer who seems to want to bring up things she’d rather not talk about, decide what to do about the sexy woman that is showing interest in Brad, and how to deal with the fact that her father was a leader in the local BDSM community. And then there is her growing attraction to Karl and the way of life he represents.
After a wonderful review in Exotic Travels Magazine, the BDSM bed-and-breakfast Clifftop Fantasies has been invaded by the charming but undisciplined rock star Daphne Monroe. She has brought her rowdy bandmates and her harassed and overworked manager Finn to film her newest video. Little does she know that she is on a crash course with the troubled and grieving pilot Decker. Will her self-destructive tendencies be stoked by badboy Blaze or will she be tamed by the combined efforts of Finn and the quiet Dominant Decker? Add in an illicit affair with an up-and-coming politician, her appetite for chaos and an unsuspecting leather community and you’ll share in Falcon’s Fantasy.