Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Date of Publication: May 15, 2014
Number of pages: 146
Word Count: 52,000
Cover Artist: Sour Cherry Designs
The world has broken out in wars. Las Vegas has been ravaged by chemical warfare and is now home to several clans and creatures.
Welcome to I-D-8 Entertainment’s newest game: Clans of Vegas—Endless Night.
Friends and family have gathered for a crunch time playtest of C.O.V.E.N.. When a horrible thunderstorm hits, everyone’s sucked into the game for real. In the MMORPG, Hope Collins is kidnapped by Buzz and forced to submit to his whims.
Her boyfriend, Alden, has to delay his quest of defeating a clan’s prince to save her, but time and circumstance don’t seem to be on his side. Faith Collins is bombarded by strange dreams brought on by Buzz. Her boyfriend, Tavis, learns to dream walk, but can he help break the spell she’s under and save her before she’s lost to him?
C.O.V.E.N. is more than just a game. It’s a whole other world.
Perhaps he’d been under too much stress, had too much caffeine, didn’t have enough sleep or information about the guy. More likely a combination of it all. A hodgepodge of shit and no shovel. He didn’t know how much more of all this he could take.
Shaking off the negativity, Alden rotated his head, listening to his spine crackle and pop. Tension released. The quick adjustment perked him up. He plated the burgers, closed the lid to the grill and exhaled a deep breath. First food, then work, and amongst it all, see if I can figure out Mr. Jenkins’s deal. Making his way toward the small group, the tray of hot meat balanced on one hand, he focused in on Cor, noting his body language and how the people around him responded.
Why did I imagine him as the antagonist? The one in the game I need to destroy?
The storyline he had to double check during the playtest dealt with finding the main boss—the Prince of Clan Caesachapel—and defeating him before the cad could cause harm. He’d intended to assist Hope and her family in creating ‘good’ characters, placing them in the clan he belonged to, and have them run the quests, as well. But with the way he’d been feeling, he almost reconsidered that idea.
Thing was he had a job to do. One he aimed to make good on and see through to the end. He’d never been the kind of guy to shirk a duty, and he wasn’t about to start now.
Mr. James Collins, a middle-aged man with graying, strawberry blond hair and ice blue eyes, glanced Den’s way as he approached. James acknowledged him with slight nod, then returned his attention to Cor.
The fact James was only a programmer and not his direct boss—or above him in any authoritative capacity in the organization—pleased Den. The man sure ran hot one moment and cold the next when it came to him. Hope had explained that was one of her father’s personality quirks and not to take it personal.
Some future father-in-law he would turn out to be.
Plastering a smile on his face, he placed the dish of meat on the aluminum table. James and the ladies’ attentions stayed fixed on the gentleman in their midst. Good. No one paid him any mind. More time to assess the situation.
Cor’s intense brown-eyed gaze bored into Hope’s, infiltrating her defenses and working whatever magic the man seemed to possess. Their connection resembled flirting but in a stronger sense. His chest tightened and burned. Mine, his inner voice asserted in a low, rolling growl, reminding him of his in game character’s speech. Alden stepped back before he could choose to put his fist in Cor’s face. His foot crunched on a chip bag that had fallen to the ground.
Hope didn’t flinch, didn’t look away.
Mesmerized. Shit. And not just her. Enthralled by the bean counter, the whole family overlooked him like he didn’t exist.
What the hell is going on?
Welcome to Darkest Cravings, tell us a little bit about yourself?
~ Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…
Casey’s passion lies in darker fiction. Her stories fall into the horror and urban fantasy genres. Sometimes there’s also the blending of paranormal, suspense, thriller, romantic elements and/or eroticism in the stories. Some of the stories are even set within her home city of Las Vegas. But if she’s done her job right as an author, all the stories should set you on edge, leave you craving and wanting to explore more of the dark.
Writing adult fiction isn’t for everyone, how did you end up writing for the toughest audience?
~ Back at the end of 2007, beginning of 2008 an erotic romance publisher I wanted to write for had an open submissions call. So I whipped up some sexy stories for them.
Most of the intimidating parts of being an adult fiction writer is the steamy scenes, how did you overcome the “stage fright”?
~ It took me some time. A few years actually to get to the point where I could just go with it and use all the words and such. Basically, the more I wrote, the easier it and less skittish I became.
Which fictional character would you like to go on a date with? Why?
~ Lestat. Because I’ve followed his life and story for years.
Your favorite adult fiction books is-?
~ The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy written by American author Anne Rice under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure
Do you think adult fiction have reached its full potential yet, or are we still in for a huge surprise?
~ I think there are boundaries that can still be pushed, lines to be crossed, new horizons to be found. As for what they are? No clue. But that’s all part of the surprise, right?
We all have a treasured possession, what is yours?
~ My wedding band. It’s gold with six princess cut diamonds and spots for more to be added. The intention was to add a diamond for every year we’ve been married. I’m due for several.
Are your characters based on real people or did you create them from scratch?
~ It’s a mix. A little bit from one, a little bit from another, pinches and dashes from scratch. ;)
Do you think adult fiction helps improves relationships?
~ Seems it does. A friend of mine read a certain book which shall not be named and said that it helped to spice up her sex life. Plus, from the other books she’s read she’s said she learned a thing or two.
If you have to pitch adult fiction to someone that’s too shy to read it, what would you pitch?
~ Try it. You may like it. (I can be such an enabler…)
What is your motto?
~ YOLO (you only live once)
You have a few steamy moments in your novel. Were they created from fantasy or is there real life experience behind it?
~ Mostly from fantasy, but I’m sure there’s some flashes of experiences in there too.
Why did you choose a virgin rather than a more experienced woman? (Or vice versa)
~ I used inexperienced females in my story due to the theme of the story and them finding their lifemates.
Foreplay, some say it’s just a waste of energy, others feel that it’s a must. You’re opinion?
~ For me it’s a must. I enjoy it.
What sexual position is your favorite?
~ Truly? It depends upon our mood and how much time we have. ;)
Have you ever used your nails and left marks?
~ Yeah, I have. *snicker*
Do you think lingerie is a must for a relationship?
~ Nope. In fact, I don’t care to wear the stuff.
Are you a screamer or the bite it down kind of lover?
~ Bite it down.
Why did you choose to write Paranormal/Fantasy?
~ Because I like world building and creating a place that’s new.
There is a lot of biting in your novel, are you a biter yourself?
~ Occasionally. *smiles & resituates halo on my horns*
What creature/species do you think makes the ultimate lover?
~ A sexy male witch who can make the experience magical.
What creature/species if you’re favorite?
~ I like witches and magical creatures the best.
Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…