Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Tour: Dark Flight by Cassi Carver Promo

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 Demi√°re. 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”. 


1.     Where did you get the idea for the novel? Dark Flight is the third in the series, and the story flowed naturally from the second book. That’s the great thing about writing an urban fantasy series—I know what happens in the heroine’s world far in advance.
2.     Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title? I came up with the other titles in the series, but my agent, Becca Stumpf, came up with this one. We gave my editor a list of possible titles and Dark Flight is the one she loved!
3.     Which came first, the title or the novel? Definitely the novel came first. We were in edits and the cover artist needed to get to work, and I’d been calling it book 3 the entire time. I was like “oh, yeah!” when my editor reminded me that the book couldn’t go much further without a title. LOL
4.     Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you? I think it’s happening now, with Dark Flight! My first book came out last year, and it usually takes a while for readers to discover a new author. Now I’m getting e-mails from readers and really positive feedback—and it’s an amazing feeling!! Interacting with people who love the series is my favorite thing!
5.     What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read? I just finished After Hours, by Cara McKenna. She’s one of my favorite authors. The most recent urban fantasy was Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series. I’m obsessed with that series!
6.     What was your first book that you ever wrote (very first one you wrote, not published)? My first book was a 550 page urban fantasy. I had no idea that was too long for a newbie to get published. An agent asked me to cut it down, and in doing so I discovered I needed to just put that one under the bed and move on. It was a book that helped me learn to write, but wasn’t “the one” I wanted to put out there first with my name behind it. It was never submitted.
7.     What is your writing process? I’m big on plotting out a story. I like to know what happens and map it out in a chapter grid, complete with target word counts, setting, POV, and the like. I write way faster when I’m on deadline—the tighter the better. I think it helps both me and the kids to know when mama is serious and in do-not-disturb hermit mode.
  1. Who are your favorite authors of all time? There are too many to count! Also, since I have so many friends  who are writers, it’s hard to choose! Most recently? Kim Harrison, Stacia Kane, Erica Hayes, Adrian Phoenix, Lisa Kleypas, Cara McKenna, Lisa Kessler, and Patricia Briggs—just to name a few.
  2. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? I always write a note! When I meet someone, it’s easy to come up with something nice to say.
  3. What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I wanted to be a secret agent when I was little. My best friend and I used to play CIA, and we made ourselves CIA badges and everything! Although, looking back, I guess secret agents wouldn’t really carry secret-agent ID cards, would they? LOL
  4. How do you react to a bad review? I don’t. I think people are fully entitled to their own opinions of my books. I’m just flattered when someone takes the time to read them! The only time I would consider a nice reply is when they’re clearly talking about a different book and there’s a bit of confusion. That’s only happened once, and the reviewer opted to take down her review when she figured it out.
  5. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? I’m part of a wonderful writing group and I’m so fortunate to have such supportive friends. We like to celebrate all our writing accomplishments, and now that so many of us are published, we get to go out to book birthday happy hours pretty often. There nothing better than celebrating new releases with friends!

Thank you so much for having me on Books & Other Spells! Happy reading!

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.


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