Friday, July 10, 2015

Up, writing. (Alarm went off at 6 a.m.)

Hope to Finish Up Early re: Getting Out ... 

I hope your day is off to a good start. I'm up, writing. (Alarm went off at 6 a.m. CST.)  Really hope to tie up my word-count goal early today so I can drop my laundry off at little place on Negril Cliffs and get a good stretch-out in. Maybe a virgin daiquiri at place near beach this evening re: "big" walk planned for tomorrow. (Pray for me!)  I hope you have a GREAT Friday! Let me grab another cuppa Joe and get back to it. Thank you for stopping by my author blog.

Cassandra, http://www.cassandrablack.com
http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44


Cassandra Black, Multicultural Romance Author
Hanging out in St. Croix, USVI, 2014. 




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Press Release -- MONTANA LOVE, Multicultural Romance Novel

**Press Release** MONTANA LOVE, Multicultural Romance Novel

Author Cassandra Black has released a new multicultural romance entitled Montana Love. Set in the Midwest, this love story chronicles one woman's journey from 'busy career woman' to 'new mom', in a sleepy Montana town, with a handsome rancher nearby.

Montana Love, a new love story by multicultural romance author Cassandra Black, focuses on a busy career woman’s path being derailed when she suddenly finds herself responsible for the well-being of her small godson. But while on the trip in the Midwest, which was supposed to be temporary, she discovers much more than she bargained for -- in life and possibly in love -- when her notions of friendship and love are put to the test. 

Read the full book overview below.

Romance Novel Overview

Cynthia Alexander is on her way to the Midwest to babysit her godson. Her friend Thelma and hubby have planned a long overdue honeymoon, and Cynthia has agreed to help out. 

Two weeks in Cattlewood, a sleepy Montana town -- hold-up on a ranch with a feisty four-year-old -- is certainly not her idea of a relaxing vacation, but the timing really couldn’t be more perfect. The law firm is in the midst of relocating its downtown offices to another building, and everyone’s caseload is coming to a strategic halt. 

Cynthia knows a break from her fast-paced career as a corporate attorney will do her some good because she’s been on the fast-track too long. 

While many of her friends from college are married with children, in Cynthia’s world, settling down is nowhere on the radar -- especially in the midst of competing for the coveted partnership position at hand. No husband and babies for her, and she likes it that way just fine … but for those occasional moments of loneliness in the middle of the night. 

But unforeseen circumstances suddenly thrust her into a position where she’s left as guardian of the little boy, and life as she’s known it comes to a screeching halt. She’s suddenly a single mother in an environment that is as foreign to her as running a ranch. 

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Handsome rancher Dexter Callahan can see the ‘little lady’ is out of her element in Sheppard County, especially with Dennis the Menace underfoot. The boy is a handful; Dex knows from personal experience. Carson gives his own mother a run for her money, so it amuses him to see Cynthia trying to keep up. 

Dexter would like nothing more than to help the newcomer get settled -- for the child’s sake and for his own personal reasons -- if she wasn’t so stubborn and hell-bent on leaving. 

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Cynthia has decided this cannot be her fate. She has one thing on her mind: getting back to San Francisco. But after a little while, she can’t deny there is something irresistible about Montana, the little boy … and Dexter Callahan. Spending time with them has her taking a closer and sometimes painful look at her priorities and how she’s been living her life, and it has her reconsidering the idea of settling in the Midwest.

Read a Free Book Sample

Read a free sample of Montana Love on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY or on Barnes and Noble.


About the Author, Cassandra Black

Cassandra Black specializes in writing mini romances, but she’s also penned several small business titles. Born and raised in the South, she recently transitioned her business to the Caribbean. The proud mother of a United States Serviceman, Cassandra is now settling into the second phase of her life, writing books by the sea.

Visit Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44) and Barnes and Noble to find her romance novels. See http://www.e-junkie.com/stonecottagebooks for her small business guides.

The Book Publisher

Stone Cottage Books is a boutique, electronic publisher with titles on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, Google Play, and other internet outlets. Visit http://www.stonecottagebooks.com for more information.

Where to Find the New Release


Montana Love
can be found on Amazon, B&N and All Romance eBooks. 



Cassandra Black, Romance Author
Montana Love



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Author Interview about "Sweetwater Cove" Romance Novel Series

Author Interview


I just finished giving an author interview about the "Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove" romance novel series for a social media outlet. See below for more insight about the Sweetwater Cove books.

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Tell us a bit about yourself.  Bio Excerpt:  CASSANDRA BLACK specializes in writing mini romance novels. Born and raised in the South, she just recently transitioned her business to the Caribbean -- a dream come true. The proud mother of a U.S. Serviceman, Cassandra is now settling into the second phase of her life, writing by the sea.  Visit http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44 for her romance novels. 


Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.  Series Overview:  After almost two decades, Heather-Anne McCreary moves back to her hometown of Sweetwater Cove, Alabama (after experiencing a tragic loss in Los Angeles), and ultimately finds love with Jake Coleman, a man she’s loved since she was a young girl.

What inspired you to write a story about a woman who moves back to her hometown and finds love with her childhood crush?  Remembering my tiny hometown in Alabama and the strong, proud, salt-of-the-earth men in my community.  

What attracts them to each other?  First, the physical, of course. Heather-Anne and Jake have been attracted to each other since they were children, running around in the country together -- and it has not waned over the years. Also, their attraction is spawned by a similar upbringing in a small southern town.  Further, after being apart for years, they have both experienced loss and pain, yet they still maintain the desire to love and be loved.

What are some of the challenges Heather and Jake face in their relationship? Forgiveness, fear.

Who was your favorite character to write? In general, I love writing about women who ultimately overcome hurdles (external and those deep within) to find love and happiness, which is what drew me to both Heather-Anne, the heroine in Sweetwater Cove, and her cousin, Taylor -- who is a hoot! The leading men in my love stories are never perfect; always flawed, yet they are strong (though often vulnerable), proud, kind, giving, protective, and of course, sexy as hell … that would be Jake Coleman in this romance novel.

Tell us a bit about your creative process, from initial idea to published manuscript. My characters control everything. They take over whatever “creative process” or direction I think I want to follow when I have an idea for a new book, and there was no exception in penning Sweetwater Cove. The characters just pull me along (ie, “Taylor”), and I’ve learned to just let them. It always makes for a better story.

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks? I love ebooks. When I first started writing, I bucked the idea of ebooks for a bit (long history in book publishing industry, from legal to fiction). I have a few print titles reflective of my mindset in those early days. But now, I can’t imagine a world without e-publishing. It’s the way people read, and I feel blessed to be a contributor!

Is there any aspect of writing you don't like? As an artist, I do have lulls where it seems I just can’t get going. But when I just open the darn document and type “Chapter 1,” the magic begins. All in all, I truly eat, sleep and breathe writing, and I feel blessed to be able to “feed myself” --- on a Caribbean island, no less, doing something I love.

What do you have in mind for your next project? I am currently working on a spinoff novel from my recent romance release, “Montana Love.” (Read a free sample of the existing title:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY.) 


Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book? ?The Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove romance novel series (http://tinyurl.com/sweetwater-series) is a good, old-fashioned love story, set in a small southern town, with twists and turns that introduce a few other very memorable characters. I hope you enjoy Part 3Cassandra Black

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The Full Romance Novel Series:

Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, Part 1, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK

Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, Part 2, http://www.amazon.com//dp/B00UW0GKUM

Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, Bundle (Parts 1 and 2 Combined), http://www.amazon.com//dp/B00WTT3ZYI


Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, Part 3, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010MXJJOM


Cassandra Black, Author
Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove





Monday, July 6, 2015

Multicultural Romance Books

Find Multicultural Romance Books -- http://www.amazon.com/author/cassandrablack

Find Multicultural Romance Books -- http://www.amazon.com/author/cassandrablack



Georgia On My Mind ...

Georgia On My Mind ... 


I hope you had a great holiday weekend.  Good on this end, though I must admit, I sorely missed the 4th of July celebrations of Atlanta ... pang-pang in this southern girl ... but I did manage to wrangle some fried chicken in Negril (sinfully delicious!) :)

Working On New Romance Novel


I'm currently working on "Gail's Story" ... this is the spin-off  novel from the recently released Montana Love multicultural romance (readers' requests).   Stay tuned for the new release announcement coming soon.

Latest Release


Did you get the latest Sweetwater Cove release? If not, you can pick up Part 3 using the links below:

Amazon KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010MXJJOM
Barnes & Noble NOOK: http://tinyurl.com/sweetwater3nook
All Romance eBooks PDF: http://tinyurl.com/sweetwater3allromance

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a super week!


Cassandra
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Cassandra Black
Twitter: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks)




Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

America's **239th** Anniversary


July 4th, 2015 marks the 239th anniversary of when the original thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776.

Have a great Fourth. Be safe, BUT have funnnnnnn!!!!

Cassandra
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Cassandra Black
Twitter: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks)