Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Upcoming Attractions...

Wanted to share some cover love and the blurb for my next ebook, entitled Naughty Little Secrets. Thanks to friends and authors Grace Draven and Alicia Richardson, I have a neat cover for my wicked little story.

Here's the blurb:

Aspiring author Stacie Purcell writes her secret fantasies in a red ‘story binder’ she carries around in her oversized slouch bag. When she misplaces the binder, and risks exposing all her naughty little secrets, she’s desperate to get the binder back.

Tyler Murchison finds the binder in his garage waiting room, and remembers the shy blonde who had been writing in it earlier that day. When he picks it up, a color print-out falls to the floor…a diagram of various sexual positions! Intrigued by Stacie’s erotic fantasies, he returns the binder, and in doing so, gives Stacie a chance to experience all the incredible sexual delights she writes about. But can a night of steamy sex lead to something more?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Meeting of The Minds and New Releases From Friends

I've spent the better half of a week planning future good things with my CP Cora Zane, plus finishing up projects so I can get them out the door and into readers hot little hands. :-)

Speaking of projects, Cora's project turned ebook is coming out today (look for it sometime this afternoon on Cobblestone's website) called Wicked Obsession. The book is a sequel to her best-selling ebook, Wicked Temptation.

Once she gets approval on her official blurb and excerpt, I've invited her to drop by and talk about her latest ebook, so ya'll watch for that.

Another friend of mine is Jennifer Colgan and her latest ebook is available on Smashwords and Amazon.com. I love the cover and the story is flat out fabulous! You. Must. Read. Married To The MIB!

Spence is a MIB, a special agent dedicated to protecting Earth from extraterrestrial threats. Three years ago, he fell in love with Dulcie, an alien abductee. Now the fate of an empire rests on Dulcie’s hidden memories of their affair. It’s Spence’s mission to retrieve them. It should be easy, but will Spence be able to remain objective when the love of his life experiences total recall?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend In A Nutshell


The other day, bff Cora Z. and I did a little make-up shopping at a store called—what else—Make-up! lol They have a bunch of freebies and specials running right now 50% off on a ton of stuff. The tattoo layer make-up there is really great and I gave the owner much Linden love. :p

Afterward, we rezzed our boxes and stopped by the Midnight Moon Café to check on things and take a break. Cora had the great idea to make some piña coladas and we talked shop for a while.

Looking forward to Cora's Wicked Obsession ebook release date.

Right now my big dilemma is whether to leave my story Derby Girl as a romantic comedy (non-erotic), or turn it into a YA and place it under a different pen name.  To make the change, I would have to switch the main focus from the reincarnated friends and onto the secondary character, a teenage girl who got hurt in a bad fall and now is nervous around horses. So I am not sure the best direction for the story. ::sigh::

I did a little card reading for myself (which never works but I do it anyway) and everything sounds promising and sunny, lots of lovely cups and the Sun card. So I had Cora read for me, and of course, it was nothing like my reading. There will be decisions to make and obstacles to overcome. Story of my life. Nothing comes easy. But the eventual outcome did sound great, so I'll simply have to waddle hip deep in the muck and go for it. :-)

At least one thing did get settled. Bear and I drove up to the cemetery in the country and after almost eight months of pleading, nagging, and phone calls (which were seldom returned) they finally got mum's tombstone engraved. It now lists her name, date of birth, date of death, and the words Gone but not forgotten at the very bottom. Finis  It's a complete relief.

So there it is. My weekend in a nutshell. Until next time...
~ Cass

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

My father was an incredible man. In his teens, he ran moonshine for some cousins in Southern Ky (daredevil streak revealed) and played high school basketball as a forward. He would have played for the Kentucky Wildcats under Adolph Rupp (daddy was that good) had it not been for WW2. He was in the 8th Army Air Force, fought as a ball turret gunner (on a B17 Flying Fortress) in WW2, met a gorgeous English girl under a bridge on the Serpentine in London, wooed, and married her (my mum; they were married for 54 years), was a fireman at an airfield, an industrial painting and coating project supervisor, owned his own industrial painting company, raced NASCAR in the 50's, owned a stable of thoroughbred race horses, took my mum to Vegas often as possible (they both loved to gamble), traveled a lot (both while in the air force and once he got out), and he loved bowling, deep sea fishing, and golf.  He was bigger than life and my sisters and I loved him like crazy.
He passed away in 1999. But I will always cherish the memories.

Never let a day go by without telling your dad how much he means to you.

Dad as a young man.
Dad with his four girls. The chubby dork bent in half mid-giggle is yours truly. eeps!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Because Authors and Readers Care...

Hello to all my blog readers,

It is with profound sadness that I learned an online friend of mine and fellow author, Leslie Esdaile, ("L.A. Banks") is most gravely ill. She is facing an uphill battle in her struggle with serious illness. Please know that as Leslie needs all of her energy in this fight, she is absolutely not able to receive visitors, answer emails, texts or phone calls, or receive flowers.

While your prayers and thoughts are most welcome and needed, a special support website, including an auction has been set up in order to help Leslie with the mounting medical expenses facing her and her family. I'd like to ask if you would consider helping myself and others spread the word about this auction by mentioning the auction on your website, blog, facebook and in your newsletters with a link to this website: www.labanksauction.org for the duration of the auction.

I have donated a signed copy of my paperback erotic romance, Shifting Tides and also am donating a critique for a 30,000 word or less manuscript of an erotic romance story. So whether you are an erotic romance fan and reader, or a budding erotic romance author please help by bidding on these items and some of the other wonderful items up for auction.

Share Your Heart Auction for Leslie On Ebay
June 21-July 1, 2011
Bids begin at : 9 AM EST (6/21)
Auctions end: 9 PM (7/1)
you must register with Ebay to place bids for the auction (if you are not registered)

Thank you all so very much.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday's Tarot Fun

From l to r: Cassandra Curtis and Kghia Gerardi, tarot reading event 6/11/11.

Yesterday I went into SL for one of my tarot reading events and it was so much fun! I got to meet new people and say hello to old friends. And also hopefully introduced a few people to paranormal erotic romance books. :-) Cora and I hope to hold a couple more of these events later this summer, so if you didn't make it to this last one, never fear, there will be more fun to come! :-)

Cass reading tarot at the MMC's virtual café in Awen (Second Life).

Editing With Ice Cream

I've been working on the edits for one of my upcoming stories and learned a valuable lesson...sometimes you have to give yourself bribes. Don't feel ashamed, it's okay if you give yourself a bribe in order to finish what you start. Some days it's the only thing that keeps me on target for deadlines.

My own personal favorite bribes are:

Texas Chewie Pecan Pralines. These are the best thing to ever come out of Texas, well...after Matthew McConaughey.  ;-) Both are seriously delicious. 

      Ice cream sundaes, heavy on the strawberry please. I love ice cream. Every time I got dumped, ice cream was there for me. It never turned its back on me, was always faithful, and never failed to make me smile. How can you not love something so creamy, cold, yummy, and always there for you when you need it most?

Fresh picked Georgia peaches. Fun and fuzzy on the outside, sweet and juicy on the inside, peaches are not only delish, but they are also a nutritious bribe. ;-)

What is your favorite bribe?