Thursday, July 25, 2013

Next Stop: Cassie Mae's Friday Night Alibi

I Write Fluff: 
A Guest Post by Cassie Mae

Every genre has opposites. Not only to satisfy many different readers, but to BALANCE what’s already out there. For every deep and dark, there is light and fluff. Why? Because what a boring world we’d live in if we only had one side.

Like when you head to the movies… sometimes you want something thought-provoking.

And other times you want something that will make you laugh.

Books are the same way :)

Middle Grade

A little more action oriented.

And a light and funny read to balance.

Young Adult






New Adult


I’d like to think my book could sit right there on the lighter side. A book that balances out the deep and darkness of the other. Something different, yet targeted to the same age group.

Yes, I write fluff, and I’m darn proud of it. In a world full of pain and darkness, I want to give something light and fun, to remind people you can find happiness and enjoy life through it all.

So, when I’m in the mood for a tear-jerker, or a darker book, I’ll reach for those beautifully written books. And when I’m in the mood to laugh, or something a little more fun and light, I’ll reach for those beautifully written books. Because they BOTH bring so much to the genre.

A big thank you to Jeff! And catch my book FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI, out July 29th!

About Cassie Mae:

Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestseller REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She also has a three book deal with Swoon Romance Publishing, including her book HOW TO DATE A NERD. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

Cassie Mae

Author of Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend
Friday Night Alibi to be released July 29th by Random House Flirt
How to Date a Nerd to be released September 24th by Swoon Romance Publishing
Switched to be released December 30th by Random House Flirt

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  1. Nothing wrong with fluff, Cassie. In the science fiction world, what I write (space opera) is considered fluff. It doesn't need to be deep and heavy all the time.

  2. I like lighter books. As you said, we all need balance and there are times that's just what I need.

  3. I agree about there needing to be balance. The fluffy books are just as amazing as the dark ones, IMO!

  4. I love fluff! Fluff the Marshmallow stuff and fluffy books! That sounded funnier in my head. lol You're absolutely right, there needs to be a balance, a little something for everyone :)

  5. Nothing wrong with a little works for The Force, so why not the literary world? :)

    Best of luck, Cassie!

  6. Balance is great and having various book in each genre helps us readers find what we like. Greetings Cassie and Jeff.

  7. I wish I could write fluff! I seem to naturally write dark material, but I love to laugh. I'm looking forward to your book. ;)

  8. Very true! It's important to have a variety of things going on in your book! :)

  9. Well if Alex's books are fluff, I guess I like fluff too. Good luck with the fluff.

  10. Human Cassie,

    Fluff is good! Real good. I'm a fluffy dog. All the best to you.

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)