Cassandra is a Maryland bookseller, turned author. She writes dark fiction, and she obsesses over stories with love, death, ambiguous endings, and everything in between. In her books, she takes inspiration from all things spooky, and she absolutely loves writing about angry, scorned women.Stars and Other Monsters is her debut novel.

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Paperback publication date: May 10th, 2022
Hardcover publication date: TBA
Special Edition Hardcover publication date: TBA

Icarus only remembers his last life, the many others that Luci stole from him have been lost to time and magic.He spends his days stuck in the place she created, reliving the same day in limbo and cursed in death. While he dances in this world, each life he lived before plays out in others. He loved Luci in each life, never knowing the true reason for their clandestine rendezvous.He was a victim of a scorned wife, a serial killer hunting a woman afraid of the dark, a crime boss whose missing son sends him over the edge. He has done many bad things, some worse than she. Soon Luci will return his memories, and when she does, Icarus will be left with an important decision to make; one that will alter every dance, every life, and every future he planned for himself.Formatted as interconnected short stories, STARS AND OTHER MONSTERS tells the story of infidelity, lost love, and the many lengths we go to seek revenge.

Genre: Paranormal Dark Fiction
Intended Audience: Adult
Content Warnings (In Full) :
Stars: Mentions of death
Death at a Funeral: Mentions of death, explicit content, infidelity
The Drink: Murder, poison-related material
A Taste of Sour: Murder, murder of minor, psychological trauma
Nyctophobia: Murder- detailed
In Between: Mentions of death, attempted stabbing, abuse of minor, explicit content
Butterfly Wings: Abuse of insects, murder
The Glory: Explicit content, infidelity
The Body Behind the Bar: Murder, infidelity, poison-related material
Other Monsters: Mentions of death

Explicit and Discreet paperback
publication date: October 25th, 2022

Sin City just got extra bloodthirsty… Welcome to Club Blood.Vampires no longer hide in the shadows and humans have adjusted, learning to coexist with the Known. But in a city filled with sinful acts and lustful affairs, it’s not uncommon for mistakes to happen.Cecelia agrees to visit Ambrosia, a notorious nightclub run by vampires, on the night of her birthday. But as Cece stumbles across the murder of one of the Known’s most feared council leaders, she is thrown into terrible danger.For Mercy, being at the top and conquering her kingdom has always been above all else. It doesn’t bother her when she has to rip the heart out of her boss in order to get what she wants, though she does find it inconvenient that there’s a human witness.Mercy and her coven hold Cece captive in order to secure Mercy’s quest to reign. Soon, Cece finds it hard to separate fear and attraction, being drawn to the enticing danger of Mercy’s life, and Mercy discovers that there might be just one person she’s willing to protect more than herself.Just being together is enough to upend both of their lives, hurling them towards a war neither of them ever wanted to start.Mercy must decide whether having Cece could be worth losing her kingdom, and Cece must endeavor to survive in a world of danger and darkness that was designed to kill her.Their lust might be worth the bloodshed.written by romance author Sarah James and horror author Cassandra Celia.

Genre: Paranormal Dark Romance
Intended Audience: Adult
Content Warnings (In Full):
Graphic sexual content
Stockholm Syndrome
Blood Play/Stake Play
Pet Kink

paperback publication date: March 28th, 2023

What secrets would you keep for the one you love?Dulcie and Caine have been married for years. They're perfect together, unsuspecting and living in their suburban home with friendly neighbors and a satisfying routine.Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.Then, Dulcie witnesses the murder of a girl in her own the hand of her husband. Her next mov seems unspeakable; cover it up and forget it ever happened. And, of course, clean up his mess. She couldn't send her husband–and the love of her life–to jail.The trouble is, Caine doesn't know about the sacrifice she made or the lengths she continues to go to keep his terrible habit hidden from everyone around them. Dulcie isn't interested in him finding out either.Secrets are dangerous. While he keeps his second life a mystery to her, she keeps her clean up act hidden from him.Too bad she's now tied up in her basement.
Too bad Caine decided that she was next.

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Intended Audience: Adult
Content Warnings (In Full):
Body Horror
Mentions of Abuse

author appearances and events

the imaginarium book festival
saturday may 20th - sunday may 21st 2023

Come visit me at my attending author table, where I will be signing copies of STARS AND OTHER MONSTERS, CLUB BLOOD and SUGARCANE.I will be sharing a table with author K.C. Smith (A Lust for Blood) !

the rom con (steamy lit con)
friday august 18th - saturday august 19th 2023

Come visit me at my attending author table, where I will be signing copies of STARS AND OTHER MONSTERS, CLUB BLOOD, and SUGARCANE.

DC bookstars - friday october 6th, 2023 - saturday october 7th, 2023

Come visit me at my attending author table, where I will be signing copies of STARS AND OTHER MONSTERS, CLUB BLOOD, and SUGARCANE.