Monday, December 26, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway: HEAD GAMES by Cassandra Carr

Hi Everyone. Please help me welcome Cassandra Carr to the blog today! She is here to promote her new erotic menage romance, Head Games. Today Cassandra is going to talk about writing menage stories.

Why I wanted to write a ménage story & think a ménage relationship could work in real life (with caveats, of course)
by Cassandra Carr

Thanks so much for having me today! I wanted to talk about why I chose to write a menage story - heck, an entire menage series! Here's why: I love heroes. I'm sure it should be more complicated or convoluted than that, but it's really not.

So what do I mean?

I love men. I love the way they think, they talk, and they feel. They're fascinating creatures - really! That translates to wanting to write lots about them, hence needing a lot of them to write about. Does that make sense?

And really, what woman doesn't like the idea of being sandwiched - literally! - between two hot guys? That fact alone makes for some great, meaty reactions on the part of my heroines.

Now, as for the question of whether or not a ménage relationship can work in reality, I think it can. But remember those caveats I mentioned in the title? Here they are:

1. The guys have to be comfortable with their own sexuality and with exhibitionism. There's no way to have a permanent ménage relationship with a girl and another guy - even with sexual contact between the men - where you're not going to see each other's goods and be in very close proximity to them.

2. The guys must not be jealous types, or, if they are, they need to learn how to deal it. It's impossible for a woman with two men to pay them exactly equal attention.

3. The woman needs to be able to stand up for herself, or there may be a tendency for the guys to take over.

4. They all have to come to terms with the fact their relationship may be exposed and that their lifestyle could be met with derision. The woman, especially, may face scorn.

I'm sure there's probably even more things I haven't thought of, but those were some of the items that came up as I was writing Head Games. 

Thanks for stopping by today, Cassandra. I most definitely would not mind being sandwiched between two hot guys! ;-)

Head Games
Buffalo Intimidators Book #1
by Cassandra Carr
Release Date: November 2, 2011

Leo Laporte and Scott Schaeffer are teammates on the ice and roommates off it who also share women. They’ve been coming into Kelly Chase’s bistro after games for months, and they know they want her. As the attraction grows, the men realize they want more than a one-night stand - they want forever. 

Kelly’s not so sure. Yes, she wants both men. But a permanent ménage relationship? That’s taking giving her heart away to a whole new level, and a chance she’s hesitant to take. Then Leo is injured and Scott’s on the trading block, and she realizes this may be her only shot at true, everlasting love. 

There are so many questions swirling around inside Kelly’s head. Can she believe in Leo and Scott’s love? And will her business and her reputation survive once people find out she’s with two men?


“Okay, so let’s go over everything again – make sure we’re on the same page here,” Leo urged.

“All right. Can’t hurt. We need to present a united front if we’re gonna do this.”
“Exactly. So both of us want her.” They’d been attracted to Kelly since the moment they’d laid eyes on her, but had come to the realization a few months ago that their feelings ran deeper than simple lust.

Scott nodded; his eyes as determined and focused as Leo had ever seen them. “Yes, we both want her, and the only way that will work is if we share her. But we need to make it clear at some point, maybe not right up front, that we want her more than just sex.”

“And we think tonight is the night?”

“She’s definitely intrigued.” Scott paused and Leo could practically see the wheels turning in his friend’s head. “Even when we mentioned a threesome last week she didn’t run.”

“Yeah, and did you see the expression on her face? She wants it.”

“I think so, too. But don’t forget. We can’t push her too hard. And everything one of us does affects the other. We can’t let her tear us apart and if this thing starts to do that we need to reconsider.”

“Agreed,” Leo answered. He held up his fist. “Even now, even with Kelly, bros over hos, man.” The two men did a quick fist bump and Leo relaxed a little.

A few minutes later Kelly backed out of the kitchen, her arms laden with plates, and both men paused to admire her in her tight chef’s pants. She caught them staring and just shook her head, laughing.

Yes, they were done waiting for her to come around. It was time to put Operation Seduction into action.

Author Bio -

Cassandra Carr is a multi-published erotic romance author who 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 Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011. Head Games, Buffalo Intimidators book 1, will release on November 2, 2011 from Siren Bookstrand, and Caught will release December 13, 2011 from Loose Id.

For more information about Cassandra:


1) Cassandra is giving away one set of signed Romance Trading cards to a randomly drawn commenter today. 

**Winner of the Romance Trading Cards is June M! Congratulations.**

2) She is also giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to one one randomly drawn commenter during the entire tour.  

The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning.
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  1. Hi Cassandra,

    You are a new-to-me author so I will enjoy following your book tour this week to get to know you.

    Does the writer pick the genre or does the genre pick the writer? What do you think?

  2. Hi Cassandra!
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I think you are right about most (or all) women fantasizing about 2 guys. They are just so hot! Are you a sports (hockey) fan? I just wondered if that was why your guys are hockey players.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  3. Hi Karen!

    I think both, honestly. I started out writing non-erotic romance, and I can do that, but I enjoy writing erotic romance and I'm told my sex scenes are hot, so I'm staying with that for now. I still read non-erotic romance, but I especially enjoy reading erotic stories, so I think that plays into it too. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. June - I'm a HUGE hockey fan (Go Sabres!). I don't think I could write romance with hockey player heroes if I wasn't. I also write books with bull rider heroes, and I know a lot about professional bull riding after doing extensive research. My hubby is an IT guy, and the next series I'll be writing feature IT geek heroes. ;-) Thanks for coming over!

  5. I wouldn't mind having 2 men want and desire me. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read your book.

  6. I am not sure I could deal with two guys, but I wouldn't mind trying! ;-)


  7. I agree with the caveats. Especially the jealousy. I'm thinking with the men it might become a issue of ego too.


  8. Victoria, Chelsea, and Marybelle - Thanks so much for stopping by! Yeah, doesn't trying to deal with that problem sound like fun? But I can definitely see where it would be possible to have an issue with jealousy and ego.

  9. OMG! The hero is an IT guy! I have recently started reading romance with athletes as heroes. Sports just aren't my thing. This story sounds really good, though. I look forward to your IT guy!!

  10. I enjoy menage stories and Head Games sounds great. I'm adding it to my must have list.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com


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