Friday, March 20, 2015

Review: Creating Slapshot - Underground Part 2 by Cassandra Carr



Underground series: 

Follow this 10-part serial throughout 2015 featuring Ethan, aka Slapshot, a hockey player whose life is ruined, forcing him to disappear forever. Ethan joins Underground, a black ops organization and is trained as a deadly operative. There, he meets Ciana, a woman with a dark past of her own. As Ethan and his Underground colleagues embark on dangerous missions worldwide, he finds a new purpose in life. But will his former problems come back to haunt him? 

Creating Slapshot: 

I’ve left my old life behind and officially joined Underground. It appears no one knows where I am or even if I’m still alive. I don’t know how I feel about that. My friends thinking I’m dead leaves a hole in my heart, but I’ll drive myself crazy if I obsess about it. So rather than allowing myself to wallow in self-pity or anger about what’s happened, I’m throwing all my energy into training. You would think that whole “elite athlete” thing would make everything easier, but all these new techniques I need to master—hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, surveillance procedures—are kicking my ass. 

For my whole life, I’ve only had one identity. Ethan, hockey player. Now that sense of self is gone forever, slowly being replaced by my new identity, Slapshot. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe this transformation. But the more I find out about the world around me, the problems I ignored for the most part as I played a game for an obscene amount of money, the more I want to make a difference. This is not a game. It’s real life, and I have the chance to be a hero. It’s going to take everything I have—or have left, to do it.








Part 2 of a 10 part serial

Gets better every time! 

In this part of the serial, Slapshot aka Ethan ex hockey player turned black ops, is born. He is struggling with everything but is catching on to the training quickly. His teammates are understanding and compassionate and you can tell there are going to be some pretty strong bonds formed. 

I love how we get more banter between the characters as we get to know them and we learn some of there histories. We get a little more of Ciana, our leading lady and we get to hear her story. I think she is going to be a very interesting character and I can't wait to get to know her better. 

Can't wait for part #3! 


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About Cassandra 

So who am I? I've been writing my whole life, and have been published since March 2011. I'm lucky to have an incredibly supportive husband named Inspiration who brings home the bacon so I can stay home and fry it (and eat it all before he's able to fight through the rush hour traffic - I'm mean that way, but like I always say, don't get between a woman and her bacon).
I live in Western New York with Inspiration and our young daughter, Too Cute for Words. I write in a variety of genres, pairings, and heat levels, so there's something for everyone, and more than one dozen sites have named my books "Top Picks" or "5 Star Reads".
I'm a PAN member of the leading professional association for romance novelists, Romance Writers of America. I've met so many interesting people through these organizations and highly recommend them to any aspiring writer!

As you can see, my life is pretty busy, but I try to take as much time as I can to write. And re-write. And re-write. It's a never-ending, vicious circle, and I love it!
Short bio for bloggers/reviewers to use:

Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on the computer.
For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, "like" her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.

Click the links at the top of the page to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or become a fan of my writing on Facebook! I also have a newsletter if you'd like to join that, or you can become a fan/friend on Goodreads. Additionally, I've been interviewed by The Romance Radio Network and Blog Talk Radio. 

Check them out:


Contact Cassandra





Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review: Off the Grid - Underground Part 1 by Cassandra Carr



Underground series: 

Follow this 10-part serial throughout 2015 featuring Ethan, aka Slapshot, a hockey player whose life is ruined, forcing him to disappear forever. Ethan joins Underground, a black ops organization and is trained as a deadly operative. There, he meets Ciana, a woman with a dark past of her own. As Ethan and his Underground colleagues embark on dangerous missions worldwide, he finds a new purpose in life. But will his former problems come back to haunt him? 

Off the Grid: 

The seemingly impossible has happened. The unthinkable. Those I trusted most have betrayed me. I’m a hockey player, and gave control of my finances to my parents so I could concentrate on my game. Big mistake. They stole from me, bankrupted me, in fact. And then someone came looking for money I don’t have and I did something terrible that will haunt me forever. After that, I took off with no thought about where I’d go or what I’d do. 

But a secret organization found me and offered a new start, a salvation. I would no longer be a hockey player, I wouldn’t even be an actual person. Doing this would require me to go totally off the grid. I’d be a shadow, fighting crime with a group that’s underground, literally. Do I want that life? 

If I went back, what kind of life would I have? Probably one in prison orange. The choice to join Underground is painful, but necessary. As my hockey coach always said, though, pain is weakness leaving the body. I will not be powerless ever again.








Off the Grid is the first of a 10 part serial that will be released in 2015.

In this book we meet Ethan. Professional hockey player turned black ops. Without saying too much, Ethan's life is turned upside down when he is betrayed by people he trusts and loves. His hockey career is over and he has to make some pretty huge life decisions.

You can tell from the get go that Ethan is a very strong character. He is caring, compassionate, and not to mention, sexy as hell. Along with Ethan, we get to meet numerous other characters as well. I can tell this is going to be a pretty amazing story and I am excited to get to read more.



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About Cassandra 

So who am I? I've been writing my whole life, and have been published since March 2011. I'm lucky to have an incredibly supportive husband named Inspiration who brings home the bacon so I can stay home and fry it (and eat it all before he's able to fight through the rush hour traffic - I'm mean that way, but like I always say, don't get between a woman and her bacon).
I live in Western New York with Inspiration and our young daughter, Too Cute for Words. I write in a variety of genres, pairings, and heat levels, so there's something for everyone, and more than one dozen sites have named my books "Top Picks" or "5 Star Reads".
I'm a PAN member of the leading professional association for romance novelists, Romance Writers of America. I've met so many interesting people through these organizations and highly recommend them to any aspiring writer!

As you can see, my life is pretty busy, but I try to take as much time as I can to write. And re-write. And re-write. It's a never-ending, vicious circle, and I love it!
Short bio for bloggers/reviewers to use:

Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on the computer.
For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, "like" her Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter athttp://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.

Click the links at the top of the page to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or become a fan of my writing on Facebook! I also have a newsletter if you'd like to join that, or you can become a fan/friend on Goodreads. Additionally, I've been interviewed by The Romance Radio Network and Blog Talk Radio. 

Check them out:


Contact Cassandra





Monday, March 9, 2015

Now Available! Going For It by Cheryl Douglas



"A smoking hot heavy weight boxer and a sweet and feisty sports agent come together in this story of forgiveness, passion, and true love"


Going For It by Cheryl Douglas
(Texas Titans # 7)

Synopsis ~

When his professional boxing career ended Blaise Thomas knew he had to re-group and build a new life for himself. Buying a gym where he could train amateur fighters seemed like a perfect fit for him, but when a sexy sports agent walked in looking for a personal trainer, his plans changed.

Kiara Wagner loves her job as a sports agent, but she’s been burned by professional athletes one too many times. Now she’s just looking for a nice guy who’s ready to settle down. She knows Blaise doesn’t fit the bill, but that doesn’t dull her attraction to the former athlete. She falls for him. Hard.

But when Blaise’s past comes back to haunt them, will Kiara run for cover or tough it out with her prized fighter?

Buy Links available HERE

Series Order

Strike Out (Free)
End Zone
First Down
Cheap Shot
Fast Break Holiday Novella
Wild Card
Free Agent

Coming Soon!
Possession 
(Texas Titans #8)


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

~Now Available~ Free Agent by Cheryl Douglas





Dylan Clark has had his eye on Sabrina ever since she walked in to their bar for the first time. He’s watched her place bets in front of the big screen, hustle guys at the pool tables, smoke cigars, drink whisky, and beat a team of rowdy men at darts. She’s sexy, sassy, and unforgettable. They’ve been friends and lovers, but he won’t be satisfied until he makes her his wife.


Sports agent, Sabrina Mitchell, is in love for the first time… with one of her best friends. But when Dylan accuses her of the ultimate betrayal she doesn’t even try to defend herself. She can’t. He thinks she’s committed an unforgiveable sin, but he’ll be the one begging forgiveness when the truth finally comes out. But will it be too late?




Available at your favorite eBook retailer!!



Series Order:

Strike Out (Free)
End Zone
First Down
Cheap Shot
Fast Break - Novella
Wild Card


Author Bio:

When one door closes, another one opens. I closed the door to my business for the last time in 2011, which left me with a decision. What now? Find another location and move my nutrition business, go to work for someone else, or take a chance on my dream? I chose the latter and I’ve never looked back!

I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until I jumped in with both feet and decided writing would be my career, instead of just a hobby, that my muse woke up from her deep slumber.

It was like someone flipped a switch inside my head and stories just came pouring out. At the end of the day, I would often look at the keyboard and wonder, ‘Who the heck wrote that? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me!’

I don’t write books. I tell stories, or rather, I allow my characters to tell their stories through me. I’m not a plotter, never have been, never will be. Why? Because I have no idea how the story will evolve and it’s not my place to manipulate it. My job is to get to know these characters, figure out what makes them tick, then follow their journey wherever it takes me.

When I’m not writing, I’m daydreaming. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband and son who know I’ll re-join the land of the living just as soon as my muse decides it’s quitting time. I don’t work for myself. I work for her. She’s the boss. And I’m okay with that.


Books I've Read and Enjoyed!

Renegade
Nauti Boy
Reno's Chance: A Navy Seals Story
Rescue Me
Honk If You Love Real Men: Four Tales of Erotic Romance
Long Hard Ride
Wild Card
Dangerous Games
Hidden Agendas
Killer Secrets
Maverick
Heat Seeker
Black Jack
Loving Lies
Cowgirl Up and Ride
Tied Up, Tied Down
Rough, Raw, and Ready
Rode Hard, Put Up Wet
Branded as Trouble
All Jacked Up


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