Interview with Cassandra Curtis

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My parents moved around a lot due to my father's job, so my sisters and I got to spend time in some interesting places. I think always being the new kid in town taught me to adapt to new situations. My writing benefits from my broad experience, and in turn, my experiences color the worlds and the backgrounds I create.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Heinlein, Elmore Leonard, Ray Bradbury, Anne McCaffrey, H.P. Lovecraft, Victoria Holt, Dick Francis, Jennifer Cruisie, Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, Charlotte Brontë, Shayla Black, Jennifer Ashley, Linda Howard, and so many more.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and everything. I'm very eclectic.
What is your favorite book, and why?
Robert Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land is one of my favorite books of all time. I think it's on my short list because I loved the character Mike. He embodies so many of the questions we ask, like: Why are we here? What is my purpose? Who am I? And puts a very unique spin on the answers.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually a friend will recommend a book, sometimes my readers will offer suggestions.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Nook e-reader, but also looking at tablets and comparing prices and features.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love gardening and dabbling in the kitchen.
Describe your desk
Semi-messy. Just enough clutter to feel like I'm doing something productive.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. It still makes me giddy when I see someone bought one of my books to read.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allowed me to expand and reach new readers. I love that I can branch out and try new things.
Published 2013-08-29.
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Books by This Author

When Eva Gets Even
Price: Free! Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
When Eva finds a receipt for racy lingerie in her lover’s coat pocket, she’s determined to learn the truth. Embarrassed by his family's larceny, Kevin hides that part of his life, thinking what Eva doesn't know won't hurt her or their relationship. Add in a kleptomaniac with a penchant for lace, a pair of thigh high boots, one seriously sexy nerd, and it's only a matter of time when Eva gets even.
Compulsion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lindsay Dannon hides behind her plain and proper image at work, but a wanton woman with a rich fantasy life lurks beneath the surface. The risk of exposure is a compulsive itch she knows only one man can scratch—her boss, Jack Randolph. The company’s policy on dating is the only thing stopping her. Good thing Jack created the rules, because he’s determined to make all of her fantasies come true.
When Midnight Comes: Erotic Romance Short Stories Collection 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Paranormal erotic romance anthology from author Cassandra Curtis includes the stories The Ghost of Goodacre Hall, Mummy Dearest, and Stroke It. Previously published separately and now combined into a single volume, When Midnight Comes: Erotic Romance Short Stories Collection 1 offers three sizzling tales, with three levels of heat, plus newly added bonus material!
Naughty Little Secrets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Aspiring author Stacie Purcell writes her sexy fantasies in a ‘story binder’, but when she misplaces it, she risks exposure of all her naughty little secrets. Tyler Murchison finds her messenger bag in his repair shop and discovers the secrets inside. He offers Stacie a chance to experience all the incredible delights she writes about. But can a single night of wild sex lead to something more?
The Deal Breaker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Eccentric recluse Athena Thanos owns Archimedes Island, a tropical paradise she can never leave. Cursed by the Goddess Hera, the moon and tides control her prison. Corporate player, Ryan Palmer is sent to negotiate a huge deal. But Ryan doesn’t know the hand he’s been dealt by fate or that he is the key to breaking Athena's curse. Will he agree to her demands once he understands the risks?
The Ghost Of Goodacre Hall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Matthew Lambert tried to run from his past, but when he decides to renovate an old house, he is forced to resurrect more than ghosts. Intrigued by the paranormal, Cadence Martin always loved Goodacre Hall. When she gets an invitation to attend the Victorian house's grand opening, she decides to see if the new owners are aware they just inherited the resident ghost, her great-aunt Miriam.
Mummy Dearest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Gwen Patterson expected an adventure when she signed up to work an archeological dig in Egypt, but she didn't expect to uncover a sinister plot involving a mummy and a mysterious golden scarab. Cursed to sleep for thousands of years, Kemnebi is awakened by Gwen's accidental blood sacrifice. Now freed, he must regain his power and defeat an old foe, or risk losing Gwen forever.
Stroke It
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Exhausted after a coast to coast book tour, Laris needs serious R and R. The luxury resort along the Baja coast provides their guests with everything they could desire, including their own personal masseur. Former special ops agent Alejandro Maranta loves his job as an on-call masseur for the resort hotel. Using his unique gift for easing tension, he gives Laris a massage she'll never forget.
Shimmer
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor, Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Stuck at her sister's tropical wedding without a date, Dixie Ames decides to kick up sand at the reception and finds more than she bargained for, spotting a strange shimmering orb over the water. Rey knows better than to appear in front of humans, but something about Dixie attracts him like no other. Can a human and a Shimryn find love? He knows only the tides will tell.