A Glimpse at Cassie’s Story…

hr website pic 2I’ve been told before that I’m a tease. If so, I came to it later in life when it’s possibly a good thing. The Divine Tease will be bringing you periodic snippets, teases, blurbs and the occasional excerpt from my works in progress.

I typically take a little longer than average in writing a book and this way readers will have an idea of what I’m working on when I’m working, and occasionally when I’m not. 😉

Some of the blurbs will also show up on my Works in Progress page so always check there to find out what’s next in the series. This is just for fun.

Readers have asked what’s next and I’ve mentioned that Cassie’s story is currently being written. After celebrating the release of Lumberjack Weekend (Book 22) on Amazon yesterday, and Bunny and the Beast’s imminent release at Siren-BookStrand this Friday, it seemed like a fitting time to unveil a little of what’s going on with Divine’s favorite barista and baker.


Cassie, Samson, and Ivan made promises on the day they graduated from high school and then life took them in unexpected directions.

Raised in a traditional home, Cassie Villalobos was expected to work hard and obey her elders and because of her inner nature she complies, until life throws her so many curve balls she has no choice but to begin standing up for herself.

Aspiring to join the military, identical twins Samson and Ivan Cutter find themselves pulled in opposite directions on life paths that couldn’t be different, but through the years, they’ve unknowingly had one thing in common. Cassie Villalobos. Or more to the point—love for Cassie Villalobos.

Samson’s successful career in the military and then in law enforcement was interrupted when he was injured in the line of duty. With a well-earned reputation for level-headedness, Samson enjoys his job as an emergency dispatch supervisor but there’s always been something missing. Not even his private lifestyle as a Dominant at Hazelle House, and role as Joseph Hazelle’s right hand man, brings him much satisfaction these days.

Good-humored and affectionate, it’s probably a good thing Ivan didn’t make the cut in the military due to an injury because he’s found his passion and his purpose in his kitchen. An award-winning chef with a major following, he satisfies his sensual nature with culinary prowess while always feeling the inner emptiness that long hours at his Viking stove can’t fulfill.

Thirty years have passed since the night they made those broken promises to each other, and Cassie’s not the only one with some explaining to do.

©Heather Rainier


Next time I tease, I might reveal the name of this story. I have a working title that I’m using, because I have to call the story something, but I’m not 100% on it yet. I’m depending on Cassie, Samson, and Ivan to help me figure out what it’s supposed to be called.

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Readers who are familiar with the series know that Cassie is the proud owner of Divine Drip, a local coffee shop. Customers go there for the awesome coffee, but Cassie also sells pastries, kolaches, cupcakes, and in the morning she also does a hopping business selling homemade breakfast tacos.

Curious readers will meet Samson in Bunny and the Beast, since he plays a large role at Hazelle House, along with Joseph’s other close friend Randall. They’re his right-hand men, since Joseph can’t be there 24/7 and still have time for romancing his little firecracker. Ivan will make his first appearance in the course of his story…unless he hijacks the Divine Tease to share some culinary finesse. Man, now my mouth is watering. 😀

Speaking of mouth-watering, share with me in a comment: Are you a coffee-drinker or a tea-drinker? And if either of those appeal to you, tell me your idea or recipe for a perfect cup of coffee or tea. Do you drink it strictly in the morning or do you like a shot of java in the afternoon like I do…or better yet, coffee with dessert? Tell me how you like it. 😉

Seize the day, baby!