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The Incomparable Cassandra Carr

April 6, 2011

I am so happy to have the very lovely Cassandra Carr hanging out with me today!

LisaFox: So, tell us about you. Who is Cassandra Carr?

Cassandra Carr: I’m a wife, mother, and a writer, so my time is divided about a million different ways on any given day. I’ve been writing my whole life but didn’t decide to become a full-time writer until 2009. Before that I worked for years in the marketing/PR/media relations field.

LF: Your novel, Talk to Me, sounds mighty hot! This is your first one, right? Where did the inspiration for the story come from?

CC: Yes, it’s my first published novel! The whole inspiration for the story came from the concept of being seduced by someone’s voice. Then I started thinking about the rest of the story: where could the hero work – what kind of job would a guy have if he had a great voice? If the hero is in radio, what could the heroine do that would throw her into his path and having to listen to his voice a lot? For her to be his producer was a natural fit and the rest of the story flowed from there.

LF: I read romance for the story, but also for the hero. Tell me about your hero, Drew.

CC: I love Drew! He’s an ex-hockey player who retires and goes into radio for a couple of reasons. One – he doesn’t want to sit around all the time. He would be bored to tears. Two – he wants to feel useful – he’s only in his mid-thirties and wants to do something besides live off the money he made playing. Three – people told him during his playing days he should consider going into broadcasting.

Drew is a bonafide Alpha made, but he has a great heart. He loves women, but he was hurt by his ex-fiancée, so he’s leery of getting involved in another relationship.

LF: Who do you see playing him in the movie?

CC: Ohhh, great question! Hmmmmm…I’m going to say Henry Cavill (using an American accent). I modeled Drew after Scott Stevens, a defenseman who used to play for the New Jersey Devils.

Here’s a pic:

Obviously, he’s the shirtless guy hugging the black dog. Yep, I love hockey players… *drool* Henry Cavill could pull him off, though, I think.

LF: You’re allowed one wish. Only one. What is it?

CC: Right now, to get rid of my migraine. No, seriously. I think I would rid the world of cancer. I’m a survivor so I have a particular distaste for the disease.

LF : Any new projects in the works?

CC: Of course! I have a trilogy of books with bull rider heroes which are out on submittal currently. I’m writing a holiday-themed book for Loose Id and considering my next project after that. Oh, and I have a non-erotic hockey romance also out on submittal.

LF : How can people find you online?

CC: For more information about me, check out my website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, “like” my Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr. I’m also on Goodreads and have an Amazon author page.

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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. Nothing’s going to get resolved if one of them won’t say it: “Come on, baby, talk to me.”

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2011 12:40 pm

    Another romance author who loves hockey?!? And a fellow Loose Id author?!? Gotta love that, although I’m a Penguins fan myself. Great interview!

  2. G W Pickle permalink
    April 6, 2011 12:57 pm

    Cassandra, another great post. I’m glad to hear that you beat the cancer. Your blurb for “Talk To Me” has got me interested. It’s now on my TB list.

  3. Cindy permalink
    April 6, 2011 1:12 pm

    Sounds very cool! I mean, very hot!!! This kinds of reminds me of my brother-in-law, who is a radio personality and has a radio voice to die for. I just love to listen to his voice on the radio!

  4. April 6, 2011 2:54 pm

    What a fantastic interview…..Loved your answers…

    • manda903 permalink
      April 6, 2011 3:35 pm

      Thanks Savannah! You’ve been very good to me following me around this blog tour. I really appreciate it!

  5. Andrew Grigaliunas permalink
    April 6, 2011 3:16 pm

    What an AWESOME interview!! I am going to go to B&N.com and see if they have any of her books for sale…Thank you foir the info about her!!

    –Andrew G

  6. emma lane permalink
    April 7, 2011 9:11 am

    Great interview, Cassandra. I enjoyed reading about your alpha hero.

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