Please help me welcome author Cassie Laelyn…
Hello, Cassie. Please tell us a little about yourself, where are you from? Where do you live now? Family? Pets?
Hi! I’m Cassie Laelyn and I’m addicted to paranormal romance. I mean, I write paranormal romance! I live with my husband, two BMX-mad boys and a crazy, very spoiled dog. I grew up in a military family, so I moved around a lot as a kid, but the family and I finally settled in a small beachside town in sunny Queensland, Australia. Right now, I couldn’t imagine living anywhere more beautiful.
Was there anything unusual, any anecdote about this book, the characters, title, process, etc, you’d like to share?
The whole Fallen Guardians series is based on the notion of soulmates. I’ve always believed that soulmates are two halves of the one soul. No matter what choices they make, regardless of the obstacles they face, those two halves will always find their way back together. After all, it’s destiny! But with Unforgotten, I wanted to take that one step further and show that even during great tragedy, there’s always a reason to choose hope.
In Unforgotten, Aric and Willow are two immortal soulmates living blissfully happy until one devastating choice tears them apart. Now, centuries later, those two halves are desperate to reunite. Consumed with never-ending love, commitment and a dangerous amount of hope, even Hell won’t stand in their way.
What book have you read that you wish you had written?
Anything written by JR Ward or Kresley Cole! Those ladies have an amazing ability to create complex worlds and characters in a long-standing series. I would love to have written the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole. It’s a series based off the Major Arcana tarot Cards, and the whole world she created has blown me away. I can’t wait for the final installment.
Do you collect anything?
Books, books and books!! But I guess all authors collect books, right? Something else I love collecting are Willow Tree figurines. They’re tiny sculptures that come with a message, usually one of love, hope, comfort or inspiration. I like to buy a new one each time I experience a significant milestone in my life, such as releasing a book!
What do you want readers to come away with after they read Unforgotten?
Even when all seems lost, never lose hope. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeves
What is your favorite quote?
I have two favorite quotes I turn to when things seem impossible:
“It is often in the darkest night that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans.
“Follow your soul, it knows the way.” – Unknown.
What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with?
You said “celebrities” right?? Ha ha! I’d like an island with me, Ryan Reynolds, Ian Somerhalder, Scott Eastwood and right now, I’m adding John Krasinski to that list!
If you could be a character in any of your books, who would you be?
If I had to choose only one, I think I’d like to be Fate. She’s mysterious, powerful and not afraid to do what’s right. Even though many immortals think she’s the enemy, I believe her heart is in the right place.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
I’ve written Book 3 in The Fallen Guardians series, which is about to enter the editing stage. I also have a bear shifter novella plus a short story as part of a charity anthology to raise money for the Australian bushfire appeal. Both are due to release in mid-2020.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
My favorite romance authors are: JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Jennifer L Armentrout, and fellow Aussie Kylie Scott… and many more! I love how they all write over-the-top flawed heroes who will stop at nothing for the one they love. They’re intense, fiercely protective and loyal, powerful and hot! I also love how the heroines are strong and not willing to sit on the sidelines while all the action happens!
Tell us your favorite…
Movie – Sweet Home Alabama and Ten Things I Hate About You.
Music – Anything by Lifehouse!
Place you’d like to visit – New Zealand and the USA!
TV show from adulthood – The Vampire Diaries / The Originals
Food – Woodfired pizza
Sports team – My boys are mad into BMX, so that’s my favorite sport right now!
Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? – It depends on my company – I love doing all three!
GIVEAWAY!!! To celebrate Unforgotten’s release, I’d love to give one lucky reader an ebook copy! To win, tell me why love reading paranormal romance!
Unforgotten, The Fallen Guardians Book 2
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Fate offers no mercy. Especially not to those who betray her.
Lethal Guardian Aric’s loyalty never falters. Not even when Fate exiled him and his brothers from the Heavens, separating Aric from his soulmate. He’ll do anything to reunite with her. But when Willow suddenly appears in the mortal realm, Aric’s greatest fear comes true—she’s no longer the angel he left behind.
Since Aric abandoned her, the Heavens have become Willow’s personal Hell. Centuries of bitterness and hurt is a toxic combination. It even affects her angelic powers. When a Fallen offers Willow a chance to escape, she accepts. But shunning her connection to the Heavens comes at a cost.
In a twisted battle of loyalty, trust and hope, what price will two soulmates pay for a second chance at love?
Pivoting around, he peered over the cliff. Flames consumed the mountainside like bright orange burning fingers reaching for him.
Fuck. The fire surrounded him. No way out.
“Help!” Willow shrieked, her voice screaming through the roaring flames.
He had to find her before it was too late. Shielding his face with his arm, he crept closer to the flames.
“Willow, where are you?” A blast of heat scorched his face, forcing him back. “Fuck!”
Any gulp of air he managed burned in his chest. The smoke swirled around his body making his head swim and legs wobble. His stomach rolled.
The moment his throat squeezed shut, his legs gave out, falling to his knees in the ash, gasping for breath. Fire licked his arm as he reached for Willow.
He couldn’t find her. He couldn’t save her.
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Growing up in a military family, Cassie had a childhood filled with countless crazy adventures. Eventually, sunny Queensland stole her heart, and she now calls it home with her husband and their two BMX-crazy boys.
Borderline obsessed with the paranormal world, Cassie has a passion for crafting stories involving strong, otherworldly characters in need of redemption. She’s a self-confessed book-a-holic and a sucker for a gut wrenching happily ever after.
When she isn’t narrating imaginary characters, Cassie loves binging on TV shows, spending time at the beach, and curling up listening to the rain.
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