Cassie Sweet is dropping by today to tell us about her new book Hot Water and to offer a give away. Leave a comment on this blog and enter to win a special edition autographed Jolly Rodger pirate parrot t-shirt.
Without further ado, here’s Cassie.
Getting Into Hot Water
Hello readers, I’m Cassie Sweet and glad to be here today to talk to you a bit about myself and my latest Dreamspinner Press release, Hot Water. This book comes out in December and I can’t wait for you to read it. I had a great time with these characters and their hot, yet tender story of love and loss. Tough guys with marshmallow filling.
This latest venture is a bit of a departure from my fantasy series Alchemists and Elementals in that it’s a contemporary that takes place on a tiny island off the coast of Brazil where hot sun, beautiful water, sultry nights, and steamy romance make for one hell of a vacation. (Hey, don’t worry, all your favorite alchemists will be back for the final book in that series sometime in the summer.)
Every once in a while I like to step out of my comfort zone and write books that are a little harder for me to craft. World-building from the ground up in a fantasy has always been easier for me than putting characters in real world scenarios and watching them try to squirm out of their problems. I don’t know why this is it just worked out that way for me. However, from the moment Clive and Trevor sat down and started wanting to sketch out their story, I knew I was in for one hell of a ride. They are both somewhat stubborn, hot, sexy, and neither wants to be made to look the fool for love. But then, who does? Right. Throw into the mix a foul-mouthed parrot and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of writing this book.
However, it’s not all fun in the sun. Both men hide dark pasts they’d as soon rather forget. But is an instant attraction enough to build on? Or is it only worth a vacation fling? You’ll just have to read to find out. *wink*
It’s forever summer on the tiny South American island of Santa Juanita where the people are beautiful and the water is always—Hot!
Ten years ago, divemaster, Clive Ducaine left a disastrous affair and corporate day job to pursue a simpler life. No regrets mar his decision to move to Santa Juanita and teach tourists the fine art of spelunking. After all, with the unlimited banquet of hot bodies and casual sex to fill his days and nights, he’s truly found paradise on earth.
Trevor Donohue has come to Santa Juanita on his first vacation in years. Working as a VP for a highly competitive medical manufacturing company, he has very little time to himself and none for a serious relationship. Nor does he want one. Eight years ago, Trevor’s lover, Jason was gunned down on a New York street and died in Trevor’s arms. Life for him changed that day and not for the better. That is until he meets the resort’s sexy dive instructor, Clive. Suddenly, abandoning his tight schedules and video-meetings for a little vacation romance looks a whole lot more promising.
Cassie Sweet writes from her office in Northwestern NJ where she lives with her hubby and dog. (Well, not all of them live in the office- there is an entire house.) You can find her at her blog: http://cassiesweetromances.blogspot.com/ Leave a comment, email her, or find her one social media under her other names, MKMancosKscott on FB and Twitter.
Leave a comment on this blog and enter to win a special edition autographed Jolly Rodger pirate parrot t-shirt.