January 23, 2014

Character Interview: Nate O'Halloran from Public Affairs @Cassandra_Carr #RLFblog #contemporary

Public Affairs 
Cassandra Carr, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Nate O'Halloran from the book, Public Affairs.
Genre: Spicy contemporary romance
Publisher: C-Squared Publishing (indie)
Cover artist: Carey Abbott
Length: 53,000 words
Heat rating (based on movie ratings): R
Two worlds collide, focusing on one objective – to save a hospital.
Nate O'Halloran is a PR superstar, an expert in crisis management for his image-conscious celebrity clients. When his college roommate, now a hospital director in Buffalo, calls to beg for his help-- a cancer researcher on staff has disappeared with millions of dollars' worth of government research funds-- Nate agrees to help right away, though this situation is pretty small potatoes for him.
Val Chase, the hospital's PR director, is none too thrilled when Nate shows up; does it mean her boss doesn't trust her to handle this mess herself? Against her better judgment, Val decides she and Nate have to work together to save the hospital's reputation, though the explosive attraction they feel is making any actual "work" difficult...
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Nate O'Halloran; late 30's; PR guru to the stars
Val Chase; early 30's, PR director for Cancer Care Center

Interview with Nate O'Halloran

Tell us about yourself.
Going All In
Well, prior to meeting Val, I was one of those guys who celebrities turned to when there was something they needed to spin or to go away. Stuff like sex tapes, allegations of cheating…*wry smile* Yeah, I know it wasn't exactly high-brow stuff, but I was good at it.
Tell us about Val.
Val is absolutely amazing. When I first got to Buffalo to help my old college roommate and CEO of Cancer Care Center Doug out of a terrible situation when one of his docs made off with millions, I thought she might be a nice diversion while I was away from my "real life". But through her I realized how empty that supposed "real life" was.
What would Val say is your strongest point?
*smiling* No doubt my good looks and charm. Kidding. Probably how hard I work. I'm like a dog with a bone when I've got a problem to solve.
What would Val say is your biggest weakness?
Her. Very definitely her. I can't deny that woman anything. I even let her drive my '63 Porsche. That's love. *laughing*
What do you wish was different about your life?
I wish I hadn't spent so much of my life doing something that ultimately was so frivolous, in comparison to the work Val and Doug do. I wish I had been there for more of the fight, instead of wasting my life and my talent helping self-centered celebrities escape from their stupid mistakes.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
A year ago I might've said something different, but now- to cure cancer. Val and Doug both work so hard, day after day, alongside thousands of other employees all focused on one goal, to eradicate the world of a truly terrible disease. With people like the ones who work at Cancer Care Center, cancer can't win.
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
Not as a child, but I'd love to tell you about Doug, who I met in college. I was going through a…rough time, and Doug was there for me when I needed a friend, even asking his parents to open their home to me. I'll never forget that he was the one who never, ever turned his back on me. So when he called me for help, it was a no-brainer. Of course I would do everything I could.

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About the Author

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.
She thinks the best part of being a writer is how she writes about love and sex while most others struggle with daily commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers. Her inspiration comes from everywhere, but she'd particularly like to thank the Buffalo Sabres, the hockey team near and dear to her heart.

Previous Books

For a list of Cassandra's books, check out the list on her website, http://booksbycassandracarr.com/books.html

Books Coming Soon

Released 1/6/14: Bring On the Heat
Released 1/18/14: Turnaround
Releasing 2/11/14: Hiding in Plain Sight
Releasing 2/25/14: Caught

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  1. Thanks for having me & Nate here today!

    1. I was excited to see your name come up on the list. :)


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