Welcome to the sexy world of Cassie Rae - Writer of Erotica Fiction. Sex should be mysterious, passionate, invigorating and fun! And maybe even a little bit scary. Are you ready?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I was tagged in THE NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop by the venerable Lelani Black, author of contemporary sensual romance including the NEW! The Island Moonlight Collection, available at The Wild Rose Press and AMAZON. Mahalo, Lelani! 

Authors tagged have to answer 10 questions about their work and post links to 5 other blogs of authors participating in the BLOG HOP. 

I talk about my short story QUEEN OF SPADES and the process of turning it into a novel. 

What is your working title of your book? 
Hmmmmm…still working on that. 

Where did the idea come from for the book? 
I got such a great response to the character of Suzy in Queen of Spades that I decided to take a peek into some of her other adventures and see what might most interest the readers – and myself. Bringing sex and death together in such close proximity seems to create a very visceral response in the reader – I think that’s why people like Suzy. 

What genre does your book fall under? 
Erotic Action Adventure with a dash of mystery. 

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 
Suzy would have to be someone bad-ass like Rosario Dawson, or Milla Jovovich. Stephen Moyer of True Blood seems like a good fit for the kind of men I write. And I’d get to meet him, right? 

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When facing the Queen of Spades, the deck is always stacked--against evil. 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 
 At this point, it looks like I’ll be going the self published route. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
Still working on it. The original story came together in a matter of days. 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
I can’t say there are too many books I’ve read that attempt this balance between sex and action, but there are a few movies. “La Femme Nikita” comes to mind. 

Who or what inspired you to write this book? 
I've been lucky enough to know some very strong women in my life. Strong physically, mentally and spiritually. There is something about a female character doing something unexpected and brutal. The reader/viewer hopefully gets that feeling of justification, of catharsis. The perfect example for me is The Bride in Kill Bill, as played by Uma Thurman.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? 
Suzy is very clever in how she goes about her business. It’s not just kill, kill, kill. She’s as much a trickster and a hunter, luring her targets into her trap with her overt sexual confidence, and even taking what she wants sexually, in the course of a mission, not unlike a female James Bond in that regard. I hope readers will be as drawn to reading her as I am to writing her. I know many women who have fantasies of being some kind of Super Bitch, in the sense of being exempt from the expectations of a male-dominated world. Plenty of men seem to find something they like in her as well, for various reasons.

Now check out my fellow Blog Hoppers!


  1. Wow, Cassie, well done. I certainly will check out those other bloggers. Thanks for a great link to your writing...I mean this blog site. I like it, and I like the way you set up this blog hop page.

  2. Thanks so much for the feedback, Erin! <3

  3. Hee hee, your heroine sounds like an Awesome Blossom with kick :) Love the sound of her, AND the title AND the story. Good luck, Cassie, we'll all be looking forward to this SuperAction hottie heroine!!

  4. Oops, sorry, Cassie, I thought the working title was Queen of Spades, he he. This heroine definitely doesn't sound like a princess, that's for sure ;)

    1. I guess in a way that IS the working title :) Thanks for the opportunity to do this with you Lelani! Much success to you!