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Thursday, March 1, 2012


"Connor hides a secret, the fact that while he participates in the wholesome family values bull riding tour he's a Dom - a secret than can never come out, unless he would want to be kicked off the tour. But then he meets Jessica and her naturally submissive manners get him revved up, until he can't help but seduce her, but when she wants to submit to him he balks..."

Author: Cassandra Carr
Published: Ellora's Cave Taboo, on February 2012
Pages: 122 Pages
Form: E-book (from a tour for an honest review)
Genre: Erotic Cowboy Romance (18+ Only)
Series: Buckin' Bull Riders #1
Amazon: Buy / $6.19 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see US price )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $6.22 (Nook)
Excerpt: Chapter 1

Jessica witnesses Connor Raub in a Dallas BDSM club Decadence, shocked to see him there he intrigues her and her new submissive desires - the thing is he's a bull rider and she works for the tour, and surely someone like him wouldn't be interested in someone like her.

Connor hides a secret, the fact that while he participates in the wholesome family values bull riding tour he's a Dom - a secret than can never come out, unless he would want to be kicked off the tour. But then he meets Jessica and her naturally submissive manners get him revved up, until he can't help but seduce her, but when she wants to submit to him he balks, he can't be doing this during the tour.

But Jessica is determined to get her way, and is more than surprised when the feelings they begun to develop for each other surpass lust...

Amazing novel! Perfect balance of riding bulls, attraction and naughty hotel room nights! This novel gives you a hot bull rider with a sexy controlling Dom side, Connor's a certified card carrying member of the male gender, hot as hell, bossy and protective and a true alpha male. He wants to take care of his woman, truly take care of her physically, emotionally and, yup, in the bedroom too - a winning combination! I'd read this book alone just to get to know Connor!

Jessica was no push over, and loved her for it, she was the kinda girl who decided to make things happen on her own and didn't take no crap for it - but then when it got to her bedroom manners she was the opposite, wanting to let go of control and give it Connor. I liked Jessica a lot, she was no ditz, but a cowgirl through and through, and watching her fall for Connor was so exciting.

The BDMS side of this story was mild, and I loved it - I think a little spanking and domination gives the story some of that extra sizzle for the bedroom scenes, but there are lines I don't like seen crossed and this novel didn't. If you've never read BDSM spiced story before then this book won't scare you. Best one I've read so far!

I really enjoyed the plot, I liked the love story woven into the story of domination and submission, bull riding and personal feelings going haywire. I think above all this was a love story first, just the couple in this romance was into bit of playing in the bedroom. I liked how there were obstacles and threat - and I loved how those spiked Connor's possessiveness, and made him realize what his feeling for Jessica were.

I loved the Cover, cocky, naughty and very much a promise of the story to come! Great choice! I love the cocky grin and the leather duster! This novel was great, so worth buying! You won't regret getting this, it's very hard to put down until you are finished!

Rating :

Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Cassandra, I’m glad you could make it!

Cassandra Carr : Thanks for having me. I'm excited to be here!

Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?

Cassandra : Oh wow. Let me think...

1 - From ages 8-13 I rode horses competitively. Then I got dumb and became a teenager and stopped. The people I was routinely beating went on to national competitions, the Olympics, etc.

2 - I have an MBA and have taught college courses in both human resources and marketing.

3 - I worked for a company that spent over a million dollars in one week alone to attend a trade show. I was hired 7 weeks before the show and not allowed to speak with the person formerly in the position because she was suing the company. It was later proven (partially through evidence I uncovered) that she was secretly married to the foreman of the trade show company that assembled and disassembled their booths and they were grossly overcharging the company and then skimming the profits. But even without this, yes, the company spent a million dollars and I had seven weeks to put the whole thing together.

4 - I'm a cancer survivor and was on a bike-a-thon committee for 11 years. During that time the bike-a-thon went from raising $110,000 to over $2 million (not just due to me, but pretty cool nonetheless)

Niina : That's impressive! Tell us little about your novel Impact, what’s it about?

Cassandra : Conner! And, of course, Jessica. Conner is a professional bull rider and a closet Dom. He doesn't want anyone on the bull riding tour to know he's a Dom because the tour tends to run pretty conservative. But then he meets Jessica, who works for the tour, and senses that she's a natural submissive. When she asks him to train her as a submissive, he can't say no. Of course, this all leads to them falling in love. :-)

Niina : Tell us something about your book that we wouldn’t know just by reading the blurb?

Cassandra :  There's an evil force against Conner and Jessica that's not mentioned in the blurb at all. *cue creepy music*

Niina : I was excited to discover that, worked so well into the story! Now, what chapter did you most enjoyed writing and why?

Cassandra : I love all the BDSM stuff, so the first time Jessica submits to Conner was pretty fun to write! I can't remember which chapter that was...

Niina : I loved watching Connor freak out about her being such a natural. ;) What are three words that would describe your hero the best?

Cassandra : Tall, dark, and Dom.

Niina : That would do it. :D What’s the best compliment you’ve received on your writing? And who complimented you?

Cassandra : Oh gosh, I've received a lot of great reviews, but I'd have to say that when my BDSM holiday novella ( yes, you can marry BDSM with the holidays ) Caught won Best BDSM Book 2011 by LoveRomancesCafe it was a huge shock and a great honor.

Niina : Now to more personal questions!  What’s the sexiest article of clothing on a guy?

Cassandra : Boxer briefs

Niina : What’s the biggest turn on in a guy, fictional or real life?

Cassandra : Pertaining to his body, the abs. I'm a total sucker for a six-pack. Pertaining to his mind, personality...probably how focused he is on me. You don't like to think you're the number four priority item for your man, you know?

Niina : Oh so very true... What is your favorite guilty treat?

Cassandra : Pepsi. I'm an addict.

Niina : What does it take to write a really hot love scene?

Cassandra : I don't listen to music when I write. For me it's too distracting. I love my music and I want to bop around and sing along, neither of which helps my productivity. All I really need to get in the mood to write a steamy scene is a block of free time. I know many authors say love/sex scenes are really difficult for them to write. I don't find them particularly difficult, but to write the really hot ones like I do does take a certain level of comfort with sexuality. ;-)

Niina : Can you share with us the 3 closest book to you?

Cassandra : My bookshelves are right next to my desk and I can reach out and touch probably a hundred books. There's also a copy of the Romance Writer's Report, which is the magazine Romance Writers of America puts out monthly, sitting on an end table well within reach.

Niina : Before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions:

Night or day?  Night
Pick-up or Mini-van?  Eesh. Pickup
Beer or Wine?  Wine, hands down. I don't drink beer.
Boots or Heels?  Boots
M&Ms: With or Without Peanuts? Without
Treats: Sweet or Salty? Depends on my mood
Pizza or Burger?  Pizza
Date: Going to Park or Going to Movies? Depends on who I'm with, but I'll say movies
Friends or Will & Grace?  Friends
Drama or Comedy?   Comedy
Winter or Summer?  Summer - not a fan of snow
Jewels or Chocolates?  Chocolates
Men:  Alpha-male or submissive?  Heh. Both.
Men:  Clean Shaven or Stubble? Stubble
Tattoos or Piercings on a guy?  Tattoos
Bad boys or good guys?  Bad boys
Brunettes or Blonds? Brunettes
Vampires or werewolves?  Meh, werewolves
Cops or Cowboys?  Cowboys
Time-Travel or Sci-fi?  Also meh. Time-travel I guess
Romance or Erotica/Erotic Romance?  Erotica/Erotic Romance
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)?  Male - LOVE writing male POV
Times New Roman or Courier?  Courier? Blech. Times New Roman, definitely
Pens or pencils? Pens

Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Cassandra! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?

Cassandra :  Sure! Let's see... book 2 of my Buffalo Intimidators hockey menage series, Cold As Ice, comes out on March 7th. Book 2 of this series (Buckin' Bull Riders), Collision, will release in the April/May time frame. Look for lots more releases this year too! To keep up to date with what's happening with me, check out my website at, follow me on Twitter at or like me on Facebook at
Niina : Can't wait to read "Collision"!  Also, girls, did I miss a perfect question, like, are all cowboy created equal? ;D Ask the author, she's dropping by all day today!

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