Sunday, February 19, 2012

Book Launch Party continues...

If you haven't entered the contest for door prize A, please scroll down to the next post and place your drink order with my bartender, Manuel. ;-) If you have then you'll want to read all the posts today so you can enter all my contests. :-)

I'd like to tell you a little about how I came up with the hawtest, raciest, and raunchiest romance I've ever written...it started with a dream. The most wicked, intense, and sizzlin' hot dream I'd ever had. In the dream, I was on a futuristic world, a colony of Earth. Except we were not the first sentient life forms to arrive. Oh no, the little planet had a native species that lived among the craggy mountains to the far north of the main space port hub.

We humans started a war on the colony world by not realizing the Dragonkind were anything more than pesky flying reptiles we had to eliminate. When they defended themselves, the fighting was on! We had technology and scared colonists with a few ex-space marines, they had the ability to blend into our pre-fab cities and strike us from the air at will in greater numbers.

By the time humans realized the creatures were sentient shapeshifters and why they didn't appreciate our presence on their world, the war had lasted years, populations of both parties decimated, forcing both sides into a stalemate, and an uneasy truce. As time passed, and new generations were born who did not participate in the war, some of the more adventurous humans developed an alliance based on shared needs. While considered taboo by most of the colonists, sexually submissive men and women chose to enter into relationships with the naturally dominant Dragons, becoming "fawns" or bottoms to their master dragon.

In the vivid dream, I was a human who owned and operated a dungeon/adult nightclub in the biggest city on the planet, and which catered to all species. When I woke up from the dream, I knew I had to use that place as the setting for a story. Thus Nalita's Dungeon Club was born. From that point, the characters started lining up for my attention, waiting (not so patiently) to be interviewed. The plot began forming after interviewing the hero of my story, Quinn Drakken.

When I closed my eyes, I could see him clearly. A sexy blend of actors Sean Faris and Joe Manganiello—only with very dark, auburn hair and of course, much older—thinking dragon years. :p

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11 comments:

menina.iscrazy said...

I love how you came up with the idea for the book. :)

Cassandra said...

Thank you. I have some really wild dreams and I love that so many of them either spark an idea for a story, or can be worked into a story already in progress. It also helps that most of my dreams are naughty in nature. heehee.

Tessa said...

Big congrats Cass, I can't wait to read the book.

menina.iscrazy said...

LOL :)

ilona said...

What a wonderful story idea. Can't wait to read the book :D

Cassandra said...

Thanks, Tessa! It's four towel yummy! lol

Cassandra said...

Thanks, Ilona. I know, I was totally caught up in this story.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Cass, how funny that your story started with a dream. My dragon book, Tova's Dream, did also. The dragon muse was busy, I guess!

Lyndi Lamont

Cassandra said...

I think we both had dragons on the brain last fall. :D I really like all the hot dragons in this Dragon Pax from Amber Heat. I plan to take a few days break next weekend and try to read them all. Woohoo! The only thing better than lusty alpha shape-shifting dragons is lusty alpha shape-shifting dragons carrying chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers! S'mores and sex, OMG I wanna be there! lol.

Cathy M said...

I love getting a backstory, Cass, thanks for sharing that with us.


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Cassandra said...

You're welcome, Cathy. I think dreams are wonderful idea generators for writing. :)