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Author spotlight: Cassie Laelyn

16 September 2021

In the lead-up to ARR2021 in December we will be spotlighting the authors who will be signing. In the spotlight today we have Cassie Laelyn.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Lara Adrian (her Midnight Breed series) was the first paranormal romance author to capture my attention. Then I dived into the world of seductive immortals and discovered Kresley Cole, JR Ward and Gena Showalter … and I’ve never looked back!

What do you write?

I write paranormal romance in both first and third person, and have two series on the go right now.

The Fallen Guardians series is written in third person, alternating between the hero’s and the heroine’s point of view. It’s about a brotherhood of Guardian’s (bad boy angels) banished to the mortal world on a mission to save their fallen brother. Of course, they snag soulmates along the way!

My other series is Small Town Packs. This is a series of interconnected shorter novels (category romance size) written in alternating first-person point of view. It features small towns, ancient curses, and sexy shifters!

While all my books are standalone HEAs, to follow along with the overarching plot the series is best read in order. I also have a collection of short stories and paranormal romance flash fiction available to my reader group for free.

Which usually comes to you first—characters or plot (or something else)?

Always the characters! I usually have a scene flash in my mind or a vision of a character before anything else happens. Once I have that, I plot (aka daydream!) the rest of the story and the other characters fall into place.

Choose one of your books to turn into a movie—who would you cast in the lead roles?

I’m on a small-town binge at the moment, so it would be fun to turn Salvation (Wolves of Woodland Falls) into a Netflix series! Think Virgin River meets Bitten (or Twilight!). I’d love to see Lily Collins play Mia, and either Liam Hemsworth or Scott Eastwood play Noah!

Tell us about your latest release in 100 words or less:

Salvation is a second chance paranormal romance about a teenage girl who befriends a wolf when her life is falling apart. Fifteen years later, she returns to town and stumbles into a sexy bartender with one hell of a secret. Their reunion isn’t just destined, it’s deadly, and puts the entire shifter community at risk.

What else are you working on in 2021?

Right now I’m writing the third Small Town Packs book (Awaken) while I’m in between edits on the fourth Fallen Guardians book (Untamed). After that, I’m diving back into the Fallen Guardians world to write book five.

Cassie’s latest releases:

You can find more information on Cassie on her website.

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