SILK & SCARS Cover Reveal

Today’s the day, peeps! Check out the beauty of the SILK & SCARS cover below!
 
 
Silk & Scars by Cassandra Dean The Silk Series Decadent Publishing

For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more…

When Gwen is compelled by her employer to attend the duke at his Dartmoor estate, she is devastated to find her beloved friend cold and imperious, even if he is the most handsome man she’s ever seen – despite his scars.

Edward, Duke of Sowrith, has longed to meet Gwen. Arranging her passage to his estate, he is tongue-tied when confronted with her quiet beauty. All too aware of the twisted ruin of his face, he allows fear to hold him silent…until Gwen’s safety is threatened.

Finally together, they grow closer until it seems they can never again be apart – but can a commoner and a duke find a happily ever after?
 

Available SOON from Decadent Publishing

 
 

SILK & SCARS is also revealed at the following sites. Thank you so much for hosting me and SILK & SCARS:

Monday 9 March
ARe Cafe
T L Reeve
Sara Daniel
Kathleen Ann Gallagher
Cate Masters
Libby Waterford

Tuesday 10 March
London St James
Gina Wynn
Dark Desires Book Blog

Wednesday 11 March
Jessica E Subject
 
 
 

Sneak peak of SILK & SCARS, The Silk Series Book 3

We’re deep in edits for SILK & SCARS and I’m so excited to share with you Gwen and Edward’s story. There’ll be a Cover Reveal next week, so make sure you stop by to see the GORGEOUS cover.

However, while we wait for the reveal, I’d like to share with you all a snippet. Here, Gwen meets Edward for the first time in person:

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Passing through the door, Gwen stopped and, jaw slack, she looked about the chamber. The room was huge, cavernous even, and dark. So dark. Lit only by the flame of the massive fireplace dominating one wall and the wan flicker of a lamp seated on the enormous desk, the light picked up rows upon rows of books while heavy drapes of an unidentifiable fabric covered what she could only presume were windows. The floor was the same stone as the hall, the only carpet appearing before the fire under the clawed feet of a large armchair.

Her gaze returned to the fireplace. A man stood before it, his back to her, right hand held by his left.

Her heart, already racing, started a wild thud against her ribs. That was him. The duke. Edward.

He did not turn, though she willed him to. Willed him to turn, so she could utter that most important of phrases, the one she’d longed to say for an age now.

Hello, Edward.
 
 
 

SILK & SCORN Cover Reveal

Peeps, it’s finally here! SILK & SCORN‘s Cover Reveal!

Stop by all the blogs for your chance to win and to check out SILK & SCORN‘s cover.
 
13 February 2014
Zee Monodee – Author’s Corner
Mark of the Stars
A Passion for Romance
Rise of the Slush
Jennah Scott
Libby Waterford, Romance Writer
Sara Daniel Romance Author
JoAnne Kenrick
EE Carter

15 February 2014
Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
Nana Prah, Writing Romance & Loving Life
Love Knows No Bounds
Writery
Creative Conversations
At The End Of The Day

16 February 2014
Cate Masters
History in the Hot Lane
 
 
 

SILK & SCORN Release Date and Cover Reveal

Fantastic news, peeps – SILK & SCORN is on its way!
 
Silk & Scorn by Cassandra Dean book 2 in the Silk Series Decadent Publishing

No matter how much their mothers wanted Sarah and Arthur to wed, Sarah had loathed him. However, circumstance and her late husband’s father conspire against her, and she is forced to turn to Arthur for help. Perhaps she needs his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become…or her reaction to him.

His childhood nemesis is the last person Arthur Davenport expected to require his services. When a spurious claim against her late husband’s estate brings Sarah Wetherall to his door, he can’t refuse the pretty widow, no matter how much he wants to.

Thrown together by fate, will they discover there is a fine line between scorn and passion?

The Silk Series Book 2
Early Victorian Sweet Romance

 
 
And more good news, SILK & SCORN will be released on
 

19 February 2014

 
To celebrate, I’m revealing the cover on a whole series of blogs over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Make sure you stop by any or all of them to see the GORGEOUS cover. There will also be a bit of a giveaway – stopping by each blog will increase your chances.
 
13 February 2014
Zee Monodee – Author’s Corner
Mark of the Stars
A Passion for Romance
Rise of the Slush
Jennah Scott
Libby Waterford, Romance Writer
Sara Daniel Romance Author
JoAnne Kenrick
EE Carter

15 February 2014
Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
Nana Prah, Writing Romance & Loving Life
Love Knows No Bounds
Writery
Creative Conversations
At The End Of The Day

16 February 2014
Cate Masters
History in the Hot Lane
 
Make sure you stop by and celebrate with me, peeps! I’m so proud of this series and I hope you enjoy Sarah and Arthur’s story 🙂
 
 
 

Cover Reveal: A Perfect Moment by Becca Lee, Book One in The Perfect Series #giveaway

Cover Design: Louisa Maggio @ LM Creations
 
“When life threatens perfect, it’s time to step up and kick life in the balls.” 
Ella’s perfect moment was taken from her in the worst possible way. Humiliated, heartbroken and absolutely determined not to allow her heart be destroyed for a second time, she builds an ice wall around her heart.
Preston has known that he was in love with his big sister’s best friend since the age of fifteen. Over ten years on, and an opportunity to be her knight in shining armour is too good to miss. Putting his heart on the line, he’s on a mission to show Ella that the perfect moment is possible.
Ella’s instinct is to run when she realises her feelings for her bestie’s little brother may just run a little bit deeper than just friends. But if she can’t run, she’ll try every trick in the book to shake off his affection and realign his feelings.
She’s already had her perfect moment, and there is no chance she’ll let her heart thaw for Preston. No matter how good he looks in the firefighter’s Christmas calendar.

 

Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: April 1st 2014
 
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Cover reveal: Dance Away Danger by Alexa Bourne #giveaway

Peeps, we’re having a deluge of cover reveals! We’re so fortunate to have a sneak peek at these fabulous upcoming books. Today we have Alexa Bourne and her newest release. Enjoy!
 
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Book 1 in the Hanover Haven Series

Coming soon from Fated Desires Publishing


 
Giveaway!
Leave a comment on either the story or the cover and you’ll be in the running for winning a prize from Alexa! The contest will run throughout the weekend and winner(s) will be chosen from all commenters during the “cover reveal” party.

 
 
 

COVER REVEAL: Charmed by Cate Masters

Peeps, we’re very lucky to have Cate Masters on the blog again with another Cover Reveal. The cover is for CHARMED, second in The Vitruvian Man series and part of Decadent TEASE: Allure. Check it out below!
 
 
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Brought together by accident, bound by fate—and magic. Love works its charm over Bruno DiCesare and Melina Weaver during his transformation from beast to man. But love likewise blinds them to the secrets each holds. Bruno thinks his secret will devastate Melina. Melina’s afraid Bruno will hate her for what she’s become. Neither guess the greatest danger lurks outside their door – and will force them to decide between love and life itself.
 

The Vitruvian Man, book 2
Dark fantasy/paranormal romance
Coming Aug. 30, 2013
Decadent Publishing

 
 
 
~Excerpt~

Wow, so fast. Melina held Bruno’s hand until his grasp went slack. The treatment seemed to take effect almost as soon as he’d swallowed it. He shouldn’t react immediately; his body should be able to handle it better by this time. Unless Eldie increased the dosage?

Suspicion drew her gaze to the bottle. Of course she couldn’t tell by sight, and she had no idea what ingredients the sorceress had used in the other preparations. She shouldn’t have agreed to it so readily, nor trusted Eldie so blindly. In any other situation, she’d have asked to review the complete specifications.

She stroked Bruno’s arm. I wanted him cured for me as much as for himself. If her selfishness harmed him in any way, she’d carry that guilt forever. Try to make it up to him forever.

For now, she’d have to occupy her mind with something else or drive herself insane. His deep breaths meant he’d sleep for at least a day.

A hushed sigh sounded from the other room.

“Eldie?” Back so soon?

No answer came except for a slight rustle. She crept to the curtain. “Who’s here?”

Even as she asked, she sensed a presence unlike any she’d encountered before. Everything remained as she’d left it, the lamp glowing in the center of the table, laptop beside the scattered books. Lucky the sorceress hadn’t seen them. Luck, or something more.

She returned to the volume she’d left open. A page rippled, lifted straight up and fell over. Another muffled sigh escaped. Melina. The whisper so slight, it was barely audible. Yet without a doubt, she heard her name.

She traced a finger down the spine. It quivered beneath her touch like the plucked string of a guitar. With a gasp, she jerked her hand back.

Uncertain she hadn’t imagined it, she repeated the move and got the same result.

How? She pulled the chair close to the table and examined the pages. Nothing out of the ordinary, except perhaps how finely executed the handwritten entries appeared, each letter as perfect as the last. Almost like they’d been printed to fool the eye of a curious reader. An Italian reader. If only these were in English.

The longer she studied the text, the clearer it became. The letters blurred, shimmered, then shifted, rearranging themselves into… English. She didn’t need to enter the words into the translator site on her laptop, she understood every sentence.

She ran her fingers lightly over the page. The letters shifted again, scattering at her touch, as if she’d disturbed the surface of a pond.

“What the…” It changed back to Italian, the letters appearing to float. She swirled a fingertip across the surface, and the words formed a swarm, like a school of fish following bait. Like fish, they seemed to nibble at the tip of her finger. Impossible, but it tickled.

Fascinating. But this silliness got her nowhere. She’d never learn anything if this kept up. “Stop.”
The scripted words froze in a jumbled, nonsensical order.

She hovered her hand above the passage, and the letters stretched up off the page in tall columns to meet it. The pull of the connection reached inside her skin, as if it had been magnetized.

This is crazy. But obviously it’s not. It’s happening. It’s real.

 
 

About Cate

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.
Cate loves to hear from readers! Email her at: cate.masters@gmail.com
 

Catch up to Cate
Blog ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon

 
 
 

COVER REVEAL! Betting It All by Cate Masters #coverreveal #newrelease

Peeps, super exciting stuff: Fellow Decadent TEASE author and lovely person Cate Masters has a new historical novel coming out from Decadent Publishing very soon and we’re lucky enough to have the first look at the absolutely GORGEOUS cover. Enjoy!
 
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Can the daughter of a well-known prostitute start a new life where no one knows her family history? Norah Hawkins is sure going to try. When a letter arrives deeding her property in San Francisco, she packs her bags.

Irishman Gerard MacKenzie likes his life free and easy, but is tired of the snobbish East Coast folk. San Francisco has enough vice and folly to suit his needs. Meeting Norah gives him the opportunity to bartend in her saloon. Maybe he can convince her to let him play the piano, too. She’s a shrewd businesswoman, and negotiating with her makes his blood boil. Damn if she doesn’t make his blood boil in other ways.

The morning of April 18, 1906, a terrible earthquake buries their dreams beneath the city’s ruins. Can Norah and Mac rebuild their lives? Will rebuilding their dreams bond them forever, or tear them apart?
 

Historical romance novella
(about 29k)
Coming soon from Decadent Publishing

 
 

About Cate

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.
Cate loves to hear from readers! Email her at: cate.masters@gmail.com

 

Catch up to Cate
Blog ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon
 
To receive extras exclusive to subscribers,
sign up for Cate’s newsletter through her blog
at http://catemasters.blogspot.com

 
 
 

COVER REVEAL: SILK & SCANDAL from Decadent TEASE: Captivate

Peeps! I can finally show you all the beautiful cover of
SILK & SCANDAL! Check it!!!
 
silk and scandal cassandra dean decadent TEASE captivate the silk series
 
Gorgeous, is it not? There’s a MASSIVE cover reveal party going on at Decadent TEASE, with lots of wonderful giveaways and prizes. You’ll see all the covers of the wonderful stories coming from Decadent TEASE in the coming weeks – make sure you stop by!

xx
 
 
Decadent Publishing Tease Captivate
 
Decadent Tease Allure
 
Decadent TEASE Entice