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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Spotlight: Cassandra Carr

How I Created My Heroine for Head Games
By Cassandra Carr

I am not a fan of cookie cutter heroines, so I don’t write cookie cutter heroines. For Head Games, I wanted a girl who was voluptuous, someone who looked like they loved food. After all, Kelly owns a bistro, and her signature dish is apple pie. I wanted her to be tall, too. So many heroines are these little bitty things, but Kelly is almost as tall as one of the heroes.

Once I had her physical attributes down, I had to delve into what type of woman might succumb to a ménage relationship. She had to be at least somewhat sexually adventurous, but at the same time, Kelly has doubts about the morality and the reality of being part of a permanent ménage relationship, and I wanted those doubts front and center.

Kelly also had to be someone that two men could fall head over skates in love with. She’s caring, loyal, and affectionate. She goes after what she wants. And those were all things Leo and Scott admired and loved her for.
What attributes do you like or hate in heroines?

Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011. Head Games, Buffalo Intimidators book 1, will release on November 2, 2011 from Siren Bookstrand, and Caught will release December 13, 2011 from Loose Id. For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at, "like" her Facebook fan page at or follow her on Twitter at

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