Monday, May 20, 2013

Dark Flight Guest blog and Giveaway with Cassi Carver

Thank you so much for inviting me to Fang-tastic Books today to tell you a little about me and my new book that’s coming out tomorrow—Dark Flight!

First I should go back to the beginning… When I was born—okay, hold on. That may be a little too far back. How about when Book 1 of the Shadow Slayer series was born instead? Book 1 in the series, Slayer’s Kiss, came at a time in my writing journey when I was reading a ton of urban fantasy, but I’d never stopped reading romance, either.

I started thinking about how I wished there was more romance in some of my favorite UF series, and yes—even more sex. I mean, does it ever frustrate you that so many UF heroines lead these virginal lives while they’re out there kickin’ bad guy booty? Well, it bothered me. And I started wondering what would happen if I took the things I loved from urban fantasy and spiced it up—way up! And that’s how Slayer’s Kiss and the Shadow Slayers series was born.

Kara, the heroine, had lived her life separated from her own very sensual species, and when two hot neighbors move in next door—two men who just happened to be sent to protect her from a sadistic not-quite-human killer—Kara’s hormones go into overdrive.

I’ll warn you right off the bat that there is a love triangle in this series. It’s a love triangle that has made readers both swoon and “want to chuck their e-reader across the room” as they navigated the complex relationship between one woman and the two best friends who love her. One hero is noble and self-sacrificing. The other is too in love and in lust to deny what he wants.

Gavin and Julian, the heroes of this series, have about an equal number of fans on their “teams,” but you know the best part about writing Dark Flight? I think both Team Julian and Team Gavin are going to walk away with a smile. At least, I hope so. I couldn’t stop smiling after writing Dark Flight. So here’s to hoping you’ll give the series a try and journey with Kara as she struggles with a newfound sexuality, the loss and rediscovery of those she loves, and ultimately, a metamorphosis that will change life as she knows it.

As a thank you for stopping by, I would like to give a free digital copy of Dark Flight to one person who comments today! 

Tell me, who are some of your favorite urban fantasy authors and can you remember a love triangle that stuck out in your mind? 

If that just fried your brain, then just say hi—that works, too. ;)

Dark Flight
The Shadow Slayers, Book 3
Cassi Carver

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Date of Publication: May 21,2013

ISBN: 978-1-61921-550-4

Number of pages: 263 pages
Word Count: 83,000

Cover Artist: Angela Waters

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Book Description:

In a world of shadows, a pure heart can be the most dangerous weapon of all.

Kara has been training for months to help take down Brakken—the merciless black-wing who is making life hell for the Demiáre. But when Julian discovers a scout has been tracking Kara, he wants her out of the fight—even if it means breaking her heart in the process.

Gavin isn’t much better. He’s already lost so much to Brakken and has no intention of allowing the woman he loves to be the next sacrifice. He and Julian have their hands full trying to fight Brakken’s army and keep Kara safe, especially after her recent visit to the mythical white-wings. Since her return, she’s been acting decidedly…strange.

With a terrible battle looming, Kara doesn’t have time to think about her conflicted feelings for Gavin and Julian—or the fact that she’s developed an unnatural taste for Gavin’s blood. But if she thought it was complicated evading mysterious scouts and fending off vicious black-wings, she’s learning that’s nothing compared to loving two strong-willed men.

Product Warnings:

This book contains angels that aren’t what they seem, a heroine with mad midwifery skills, and a metamorphosis that will change life as we knew it.

Shadow Rising
The Shadow Slayers, Book 2
Cassi Carver

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Date of Publication:
September 25, 2012-digital
August 6, 2013-print

ISBN-10: 1619213648
ISBN-13: 978-1619213647

Number of pages: 272 pages, print
Word Count: 82,000

Cover Artist: Angela Waters

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Book Description:

Her lover is back from the dead…but now there’s hell to pay.

When Kara Reed learns her bondmate, Julian, is truly dead, and that Gavin has seemingly skipped town, she figures things have hit rock bottom. But soon, a string of bizarre accidents has her doubting those closest to her. And to make matters worse, the demon-king’s brand carved into her best friend Abbey’s stomach is deteriorating by the day.

Then a powerful coven of witches issues Kara an ultimatum. Bring them the blood of a true fallen angel—the only thing that will heal Abbey—or die. Kara would do anything to help her friend. Problem is, the only fallen angel she’s seen lately is the disoriented black-wing who attacked her scouts. One who looks suspiciously like Julian. Getting his blood might be easier if he was more interested in kissing her than killing her.

Caught between a coven of vengeful witches and a murderous dead lover, Kara must deliver the blood, heal the slow poison of Abbey’s brand, and save Julian from being consumed by the Abyss. But to do this, she may need the help of the one man she swore never to trust again…Gavin.

Product Warnings:

This book contains an angry demon returning from the dead, a clan lord hiding a terrible secret, and a hunted heroine cracking open a can of whoop-ass. Watch out for creepy kitties, exploding bad guys, and some very sudsy shower sex.

Slayer's Kiss
The Shadow Slayers 
Book 1
Cassi Carver

Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Date of Publication: Feb 14, 2012-digital, Feb 5, 2013-print

ISBN-10: 1609288947
ISBN-13: 978-1609288945

Number of pages: 272
Word Count: 86,000

Cover Artist: Angela Waters

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Book Description: 

When the past flies in your face, clip its wings.

Slayer's Kiss , The Shadow Slayers, Book 1

Kara Reed is a supernatural failure. But where her magic falls short, her fists get the job done. The criminal element doesn’t stand a chance once she hits San Diego’s dark streets. 

When two smoking-hot tenants move in next door, she thinks her love life might finally be heating up. Just being near Gavin and Julian is enough to make her want to offer her body on a platter.

Gavin and Julian know it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out. They’re fallen angels sent to watch over the king’s daughter, one of the last females of her kind. Trouble is, she doesn’t seem to think she needs watching—unless they’re watching her shimmy out of her clothes.

No matter how tempting her guardians, Kara’s not about to let anything stop her from tracking down a sadistic killer who carves into his victims and leaves them for dead. Even when she realizes her target may be the very scourge of heaven from which her angels swore to protect her…

Product Warnings:

Contains a kick-ass heroine with a foul mouth, a kind heart and a raging libido, and two fallen angel warriors who wouldn’t have her any other way. Watch out for sex in the clouds, a magical island of hedonism and a love triangle that gives new meaning to the term “hot-wings”. 

About the Author:

Cassi Carver lives in sunny Southern California with two dogs, four kids, five chickens, and one hubby who gives great massages. She gets to San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for research (okay, happy hour) as often as possible. She’s never saved the world, but she keeps sexy boots on hand just in case the opportunity arises.

When Cassi isn’t busy plotting or writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, caring for pets, getting outdoors, and watching sappy movies that deliver reliably happy endings.



bn100 said...

No fav UF author

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Cassi Carver said...

Thank you for having me today on Fangtastic Books! And Bn100, good luck on finding some great UF authors! :D