Playing With Fire with Cait Masters

Thursdays Bite

We’re concluding our paranormal guest series with romance author Cait Masters. Not only does Cait have a unique concept for her book, she has a killer cover to go with it. And Cait is more than just one book. If you love Cursed, you’ll love finding out that she has several other books including a twisted fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Zombie Killing Princesses. Score!

Playing With Fire

We’re often warned against it, aren’t we? Don’t play with fire! Sometimes in the figurative sense, but it can also apply in the real world.

If you watch this video of a real firedancer: you’ll see how beautiful and elegant a fire dance can be. And yes, dangerous! I held my breath a few times for this girl! Amazing, isn’t she? So confident and beautiful, glowing in the light of the flames she’s twirling around her so deftly.

Exactly like my heroine!  Melina Weaver is tired of her boring life. Yes, she loves her work as a genetic scientist, but it does nothing to fuel her wild side. So she learns this unusual type of performance art.

Where better to show it off than at Carnevale? After all, it’s not something one can simply do in a back yard. Well, maybe, but plenty of neighbors might become alarmed, lol.

And with good reason. Many components make up the art of fire dancing such as twirling combined with dance moves. Beginners learn using unlit equipment for safety reasons.

My heroine doesn’t take it as far as some of the fire dancers in real life. Some are more extreme and actually perform fire breathing or fire swallowing. Fire breathing is said to be the more dangerous of the two due to the toxicity of the fuel, which they must hold in their mouths before sending out a plume of flame, sometimes up to ten feet high. A spectacular sight, I’m sure!

My heroine surprised me with this unusual talent, and it made me love her all the more. Sure, she’s a geek girl, but she’s not boring! And it turns out, her fire dancing attracted a certain alpha male – also someone who’s not exactly as he seems.

Here’s a peek at Cursed:

cate masters cursedBruno diCesare lives alone by necessity, not choice. An experiment performed by Leonardo da Vinci, who believed having a dual DNA would grant a person immortality, used magic to render Bruno a chimera – the head of a lion, body of a dragon. The only time he can mingle with people is during Carnevale, ten glorious days of masked anonymity, frivolity and intimacy.

Melina Weaver learned fire dancing to enliven her dull existence. A scientist, her long hours at the lab leave no time for a social life. For ten days at Carnevale, she can pretend to be someone else. Someone sexy and daring, who lives on the edge.

Once she meets Bruno, her wish comes true, but everything goes terribly wrong. Beneath Bruno’s costume lurks an alpha male, but is he dangerous? Worse, can she return to an employer who sells her research to the military to make an army of efficient killers? Her only hope may lie with the man she’s just met and never seen.

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11 responses to “Playing With Fire with Cait Masters

  1. Fire dancing would fit right in at Carnevale. (Which would be really cool to attend.)

  2. Welcome, Cait, and thanks for sharing your latest book. I love the fire dancing. What a cool inspiration for your novel. Thanks for being my guest today!

    • catemasters

      Thanks so much for having me Jessica! And for the plug for the 12 Dancing Zombie Killing Princesses – one of my favorite Grimm stories, with a little twist, lol.

  3. Hi Cate, (Cait?) You do pick unusual subjects for stories. This is a great one. I’m looking forward to reading this one as I have read so many of your others. Keep them coming.

  4. Do you have a more than one favorite Mythological Creatures?

    • I love researching them all, segmation. I love the symbolism of the phoenix, and of course unicorns are absolutely gorgeous and magical, and the puka is fun and a bit of a troublemaker. Every culture has their own amazing mythological creatures, and it’s fun to find out about new ones. And include them in stories!

  5. It was so fun to learn more about Cate’s story. I have always found those who can use fire to perform fascinating. What a unique journey for a character to take. Go Cate! 🙂

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