Cassendre Xavier


Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah & Amrita Waterfalls) is an award-winning multi-media artist (musician/author/actress/fine artist) and community cultural arts organizer working in Philadelphia since 1991. She coined the term "renaissance negresse" in 2002 to describe herself and any black woman gifted or skilled at several arts. Her forthcoming ebooks are on various subjects including: Spirituality/Inspiration, Sexuality, Creativity, Raw Vegan/Live Foods, Alternative Health, Recovery from Addiction and Abuse. She is the founder & director of the Black Women's Arts Festival and was ordained in September 2010 as an Interfaith Minister of the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California, taking the title of Priestess of the Creative, Healing, and Sensual Arts. Cassendre is a recipient of a $15,000 Leeway Transformation Award for her work in "art and social change".

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was born a writer. I started writing at age three, and have always been very prolific. I suppose my impatience is what really made me an "indie" writer, because rather than wait for other methods, I started making and selling chapbooks of my writing, using office supply stores for binding and such. Then when ebooks came out, I joined another website but it was so complicated I never got one ebook of the ground. I've sold a very few ebooks on my own using only email and social media, but I'm very excited about having this new opportunity to hopefully get much more of my writing out there!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well, I haven't uploaded a book yet, but I heard about Smashwords just a couple of days ago from Carlin Ross of, whose ebook "How to Make a Girl Come" was released here on Smashwords and is inspiration for my longtime interest in writing about sexuality. Smashwords so far appears to be very user friendly for both the author and the reader, with its many formats. I'm looking forward to good things here!
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A Little Bit of Love (slow version) by Cassendre Xavier
Cassendre Xavier appears on the legendary Princeton TV show, Cafe Improv. --Thomas Florek

Run To You (Original + Lyrics) by Cassendre Xavier
From Cassendre Xavier's album "Capable of Love" (2009 Serious Creature Music) Download it at iTunes Order the CD or Download it at


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Smashwords book reviews by Cassendre Xavier

  • How to Make a Girl Come on Feb. 01, 2014

    I love this book and what it will do to help men become better lovers, including with themselves! There are some great lessons and tips here, and I like knowing not all women must agree on every aspect of sexuality. Our opinions and experiences may differ (for example, on anal sex with a condom, and female ejaculation), but there's room for every sexually liberated woman to speak! I think every man who has sex with women should read this book, as well as every woman who wants to be more sexually empowered!