Tuesday’s Top Ten-My Beat the Heat Read-a-thon Goals


My goals are as follows:

1. Read every day
2. Follow 5 new blogs to see what everyone else is reading
3. Add my review for “Addicted to You,” by Krista and Becca Ritchie
4. Finish reading “Before Now (Sometimes Never), by Cherly McIntyre
5. Finish reading “Love Exactly,” by Cassandra Giovanni
6. Start reading “Girl with Guitar,” by Casiey Quinn
7. Start reading “Destined,” by Jessie Harrell
8. Participate in at least one mini-challenge
9. Add at least one new book to my TBR
10.Make a new friend who shares my passion for books!


Author Interview – Cassandra Giovanni

Please welcome Cassandra Giovanni to my blog. Her new book “Love Actually” is now available. Please scroll down to the bottom and click on the link to participate in her giveaway! Also look for the word in bold and caps for another entry.

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Author Bio


Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children’s novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra will also release her first New Adult novel, Just One Cup, in the Spring of 2013.

Cassandra is a freelance professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios, a photography and publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company’s photography. She is currently studying to receive a degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.


Emma Walker was a writer who’d lost herself to someone else’s anger–who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.
Evan Levesque was a rock-god–the one all the woman wanted, but he’d never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they’ll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan’s fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma’s checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul–Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she’s become because of it?

Writing-Related Questions:

What is your latest news?

I just published my first New Adult novel, Love Exactly. It hit number 1 in books on relationships within the first week of sales and is getting great reviews. I’m amazed and flattered by the success of this novel!

When and why did you begin writing?

I don’t actually remember when I started writing, nor does anyone else in my family. If you ask them they just say I was always writing. I just love it, it’s a part of who I am–there’s really no reason why; it just is.

How did you come up with the title?

There are several scenes in the book where the subject is mentioned. It’s a strong thread throughout the book, a much stronger one than it’s original title, Just One Cup. It was originally titled this because the characters meet each other over just one cup of coffee.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

The events are very loosely based on events in my own life. The exact details are fictional, but the feelings and emotion are my own.

If Hollywood made your book into a movie who would you cast as the leads?

Evan Levesque would have to be Adam Levine. Emma Walker would be played by Ashley Greene. Alex Walker, Emma’s dad, would be played by Steve Martin, while her mother would be played by Jamie Lee Curtis.

What do you do during your free-time when you’re not writing?

I do photography, play with my dogs, draw, make jewelry and do Zumba. I also have an odd obsession with designing advertisements and flyers.

Miscellaneous Questions:

If you could have breakfast with anyone past or present who would you choose, and why?

Jane Austen–she’s one of my idols because of her amazing sense of humor and great writing.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

The ability to heal.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Driven, Determined, Honest

If you could choose any vehicle to drive, what would it be, and why?

AUDI TT, because it’s amazing, beautiful and all-wheel drive…

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