Saturday, March 15, 2014

Allison Cassatta and Tracey Michael Celebrate Beast and our Grand Re-Opening

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Allison and Tracey for coming to the blog to kick off our Re-opening and to Celebrate the release of their new book, Beast. It released from Dreamspinner yesterday, March 14th.

For a chance to win an e-book copy, make sure you leave your email address in the comments. 

Tracey: Okay. So. Why did we decide on B&B [Beauty and the Beast]?

Allison: I always loved that story. It was one of my favorites. I think it's because a shy bookworm finds a happily ever after in someone who isn't physically perfect, which the majority of the human race isn't anyway, so everyone can relate.

Allison: What made you decide to write MM?

Tracey: I don't know that I decided anything. LOL I got a story in my head and I could see the main characters very clearly. Neither of them were female.

Tracey: So... What color underwear do you have on today?

Allison: Black. It’s always black.

Allison: Okay.... Question. What's your fascination with my underwear?

Tracey: dies It’s just a fun question and I almost always get either the stinky eye or a facepalm.

Tracey: Are you enjoying your diet?

Allison: Fuck no. I want pizza and cheesecake and ice cream and....

Allison: From one of your own books, which character would you most like to be and why?

Tracey: Hmmm...None of them, I think. They already have little pieces of me in them. And I like me. Today. That could change tomorrow, though. LOL

Tracey: Same question to you, Ms Alli.

Allison: OMG... Yeah, I don't know how to answer that. I'm cruel to my characters. I make them earn their HEAs. I make them face such hard stuff before they're allowed to be happy. I guess, thus is life though. No pain. No gain.

Allison: Who/Where/What do you get your best inspiration from?

Tracey: My best inspiration comes from my dreams. They are vivid and tell interesting stories and I almost always remember them.

Tracey: Do you have a go-to song when you're writing?

Allison: Yes, I do actually. There are three of them "You're the one" and "To Get By" by Black Berry Wednesday or “Try” by Pink

Allison: What's your favorite fairy tale and why?

Tracey: My favorite fairy tale is probably Cinderella, because no matter how mean people were to her, she kept being who she was. She was responsible and worked hard. And in the end, she got her heart's desire. I'm a believer of fate and things happening for a reason.

Excerpt from our new release, Beast:
“Mr. Adams, you are my employee, not my friend. Our relationship will never grow beyond that, and if you’re not careful, it could cease to exist entirely.” The anger in his voice grew more and more present with every word he spoke. “I do not wish to sit with you. I do not wish to share fond stories with you. I do not wish to be your friend. Am I understood?”
“Yes, sir.”
“Good. Now, if you wish to remain employed here, you will do exactly as I ask. No more. No less.”
“I understand, sir. I apologize for overstepping.”
Ilias kept his face blank, not letting Mr. Costas see that he’d hurt his feelings, and stood up. He moved back to the table and sat down, but his appetite was gone. Sighing quietly, he woke up his tablet again.
Stick to your book friends, Ilias. You should have known better.
Day one—nowhere near close to being over and so far, an epic fail. At this rate, Ilias wouldn’t last a week, and he needed this job. Needed it almost as badly as he needed air, but would he allow himself to continue to be humiliated? They say everyone has a price, but would Costas keep paying it to have the privilege of abusing someone the way he did?
“Shall we get started?” Costas asked.
The sudden sound of his voice made Ilias gasp back the sip of coffee he had in his mouth. He nearly choked and briefly wondered if Costas would save him or let him drown in java.

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  1. thanks for the chance

  2. Thank you for the great conversation. This book looks interesting. For the record, I want pizza, ice cream and cheesecake, too :-).

  3. I want it!!! Hugs!

  4. Would love to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. I enjoyed reading this blog post :)

  6. Thank you to all of you who came to visit!


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