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Saturday, February 19, 2011


Kiki: What is your favorite genre to read in, and what is it about that genre that attracts you to it? If you like a specific mix of genres, please state that particular combination.

Cassie: Mystery. I love to collect the clues and figure out who did it and why.

Kiki: What is your favorite author to read in that genre, and why? Also, please tell me a little about the best book by that author you have read.

Cassie: Don’t have a favorite mystery author. I’ve read my share of Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie, not to mention Victoria Holt and Mary Higgins Clar and countless others. Since I’m a writer, I read authors that I’ve met or heard about while doing promos or blog tours. When I have time to read.

Kiki: Do you have a Favorite Book of All Time? Of course, please tell us what about that book makes it your favorite.

Cassie: No I don’t.

Kiki: What is the best book you read last month, and would you recommend it to a friend?

Cassie: Sorry, none.

Kiki: What are your reading habits like? For example, how many books do you read on average in a week, what format do you prefer to read in, what time of day do you read, and what setting is ideal for you to get lost in that book?

Cassie: When I’m busy writing, I don’t read. Can’t have all of that in my head while I create.

Kiki: If pressed, could you choose a favorite from the books you have written? Why is it your favorite?

Cassie: All are my favorites while I’m writing them. Then I move on.

Kiki: How do you become inspired to write?

Cassie: Anything and everything. Songs, movies, a newspaper article, an interesting tidbit on the news or a submission call.

Kiki: What part of the story do you think is your strength to write?

Cassie: Dialogue. My characters talk and I write.

Kiki: Please share with ABA readers something I did not think to ask you about.
Cassie: I’ve been writing for years, always with some form of mystery. In 2004 I joined an erotica writing critique group. Believe it or not, I learned a lot about writing and how to spice things up.

Cassie Exline
Romance, Suspense and Sizzle

 Sheryl Locke Holmes: Book 2: Ruby’s Deadly Secret by C.L. Exline
Blurb: What do you get when you add a ruby, diary, secrets, and a mansion? A motive for murder. Sheryl Locke Holmes and her best friend, Dot Watson, have been offered an exciting opportunity to explore Bridgeside, a Victorian mansion, to search for items for their antique shop. Their adventure is short-lived when they discover a diary containing dark secrets and a newspaper clipping with a warning written in what appears to be blood. They get trapped in the attic, Dot is attacked and they find out the owner died inside the house. As if that isn't enough, Jake is spotted with another woman. Clues are pointing to Sheryl as the next target, no matter who gets in the way.

Ruby’s Deadly Secret won eighth place in the 2010 P&E Poll for Top 10 Mystery Novels.
Amber’s Mysterious Death is book one of the Holmes Mystery Series.

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