RELEASE DAY for THE DIAMOND SERIES BOX SET! #newrelease

THE DIAMOND SERIES BOX SET IS NOW AVAILABLE! YAY!

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Stop on by the Diamond Saloon, where devious Englishmen blithely charm sceptical saloon owners and where voluptuous singers archly tease the strong, silent type. Enjoy these two sexy tales from Freewill, Wyoming.

ROUGH DIAMOND
Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.

Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.

Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?

FOOL’S GOLD
Christmas Eve, the Diamond Saloon is empty of its people, and Pearl la Monte has a hankering to retire early. A pounding at the Diamond’s door rids her of such a fool notion. Her irritation rises when she sees the prissy, polite-like Garrett standing outside.

Ethan Garrett has a powerful need to gain succor. When the saloon’s voluptuous redheaded singer scowls at him from the threshold of the Diamond, he doesn’t stop to think on how his ire at her has disappeared. Or how he just wants to spend some time in her company.

When a blizzard storms in, trapping them, will they spend their time arguing or find their irritation for each other disguises something more?
 

Decadent Publishing
Amazon: AU | US | UK
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NaNoWriMo and EMERALD SEA

NaNoWriMo

This month marks NaNoWriMo, the time of year when peeps are challenged to write a 50,000 word book in 30 days. This year, I’m taking up the challenge!

I’ll be attempting to write the first draft of EMERALD SEA, the third in the Diamond Series. I’ve started this story, thought lots about it, but other commitments have kept me from progressing any further. No more! This month, I WILL get Hope and Jacob’s story down on the page and nothing will stop me. Well. Possibly Armageddon, but that’s unlikely. Right?

I’ll be offering updates on Facebook and via my Movember page (a worthy cause you can read about here). I hope you’ll join me!

Cassandra
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Happy 2nd Book Birthday, Rough Diamond! #giveaway

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Happy 2nd Book Birthday
ROUGH DIAMOND!

 
My word, it’s been two years since ROUGH DIAMOND was published. Where has the time gone?

I’m super proud of this book, as it marks a bit of a departure for me. I never thought I’d write a Western romance, but when my editor suggested I give the Western Escape line a try, I thought, why not? ROUGH DIAMOND and the Diamond Series was the result!

At the moment, ROUGH DIAMOND is on sale at all the Amazons, including US ($2.99) and UK (£1.98). Click on the Amazon links in the side bar for other international sites.

To celebrate ROUGH DIAMOND’s book birthday, I’m holding a giveaway. Enter via Rafflecopter below to go in the running to win an ebook of ROUGH DIAMOND and a Prize of Mystery – the Prize will contain objects of Wonder and Enchantment and all things Delightful. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter. The giveaway ends on 25 October, so make sure you enter quick.
 

 
Thanks for celebrating with me, peeps! 
 
 

Happy 1st Book Birthday, FOOL’S GOLD! I’m celebrating with a #giveaway

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Happy 1st Book Birthday
FOOL’S GOLD!

 
To celebrate FOOL’S GOLD’s first book birthday, I’m holding a giveaway. Click on the Rafflecopter link below to go in the running to win:
 

* An ebook copy of FOOL’S GOLD
* A Prize of Mystery

 
International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter. The giveaway ends on 23 January, so make sure you enter quick.
 

 
Thanks for celebrating with me, peeps! 
 
 
 

Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway Hop #western #historical #romance

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The Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway Hop is hosted by
AnnMarie Oakes.
Let the celebrations begin!

 
 
Hey peeps!

Welcome to the Fall Into Winter Romance Giveaway Hop! Big thanks go to AnnMarie Oakes for hosting.

This hop is to celebrate the release of Western Kisses Old West Christmas, a romance anthology featuring stories by Carre White and Kirsten Osbourne as well as a host of others. It just so happens I have a couple of western stories so this is a perfect fit!

Featured below is the first in The Diamond Series, ROUGH DIAMOND. I had such fun with Alice and Rupert and their shenanigans, and enjoyed creating the Diamond Saloon and her people. To research, I went on a cheeky trip to Sovereign Hill, an open air museum here in Australia, and that was just all manner of fun. If you’re ever in Ballarat, I highly recommend you check it out.

I hope you enjoy the hop and the glimpse at ROUGH DIAMOND below. There’s also a giveaway so don’t forget to scroll right to the end.

Cassandra
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Rough Diamond by Cassandra Dean Western Escape Decadent Publishing

THE DIAMOND SERIES, BOOK 1

Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.

Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.

Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?
 

Available NOW
Decadent Publishing
Amazon: US | UK | Canada
Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | All Romance eBooks

 
 
8221933Cassandra grew up daydreaming, inventing fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures. Once she learned to read (First phrase – To the Beach. True story), she was never without a book, reading of other people’s fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures.

Fairy tales, Famous Fives, fantasies and fancies; horror stories, gumshoe detectives, science fiction; Cassandra read it all. Then she discovered Romance and a true passion was born.

So, once upon a time, after making a slight detour into the world of finance, Cassandra tried her hand at writing. After a brief foray into horror, she couldn’t discount her true passion. She started to write Romance and fell head over heels.

The love affair exists to this very day.

Cassandra lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

 

 
 

And now, the giveaway
Enter via Rafflecopter below to go in the running to win any Decadent Publishing ebook from my backlist (excluding ROUGH DIAMOND) and a signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard, a ROUGH DIAMOND magnet. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter.
 

 
But wait, what is this Grand Prize of which you spoke? Why, only a $50 Amazon.com gift card! Sounds pretty nifty, am I right? Make sure you enter!


 

Hop the blogs for more chances to win


 
 

Happy Belated Book Birthday, ROUGH DIAMOND! I’m celebrating with a #giveaway

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Happy Belated Book Birthday
ROUGH DIAMOND!

 
I’ve been a bit slack lately and as such the book birthday of ROUGH DIAMOND went by without fanfare. Well, peeps, we can’t have that and so, a belated celebration!

At the moment, ROUGH DIAMOND is on sale at all the Amazons, including US ($2.99) and UK (£1.98). Click on the Amazon links in the side bar for other international sites.

To celebrate ROUGH DIAMOND’s book birthday, I’m holding a giveaway. Click on the Rafflecopter link below to go in the running to win a Prize of Mystery – the Prize will contain objects of Wonder and Enchantment and all things Delightful. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter. The giveaway ends on 25 October, so make sure you enter quick.
 

 
Thanks for celebrating with me, peeps! 
 
 

Hump Day Hook #HDH #western #historical #romance

Hump Day Hook - Authors showcasing their work on Hump Day!
 
Welcome to Hump Day Hook, a weekly list of authors showcasing their work around the Internets. A big thanks to the wonderful peeps at Hump Day Hook for making this possible.

This week, a little bit from FOOL’S GOLD, second in The Diamond Series:
 
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Again, a blush heated Pearl’s skin, and a strange kind of pleasure, too. She’d been told all manner of things regarding her person, that she were an angel, a nymph, a goddess come to life. All these things she’d dismissed, much as she’d dismissed the men saying them. But Garrett telling her, with a tilt to his mouth and a solemnity to his eyes, her hair was a glory had her all flustered and downright flattered.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 
 

Hump Day Hook #humphook

Hump Day Hook - Authors showcasing their work on Hump Day!
 
Welcome to Hump Day Hook, a weekly list of authors showcasing their work around the Internets. A big thanks to the wonderful peeps at Hump Day Hook for making this possible.

Right, on with the hook itself! Another bit from FOOL’S GOLD, second in The Diamond Series:
 
Fool's Gold Cassandra Dean Western Escape Decadent Publishing

Ethan stared down at Pearl. Unaware of his perusal, she slept on, her face peaceful and her chest rising and falling gently. She’d pushed the bed covers down to her waist, a wide vee of her skin revealed by the half-opened chemise, trapped and pulled tight by her body. The cloth had fallen sometime in the night, and the light from the lamp hit the tinsel on her Christmas tree, throwing color and spangles over the creamy flesh. An insane urge rose within him, an urge to see if the colors would change the flavor of her.
 
 
 
FOOL’S GOLD is currently touring the blogs, so make sure you check it out – you could win prizes! You can also learn MORE about FOOL’S GOLD here
 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 
 

FOOL’S GOLD Blog Tour Starts Today!

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Peeps, today the blog tour for FOOL’S GOLD starts! You can check out the action at the following sites:
 

April 15th

April 16th

 

Make sure you stop by, peeps, there’s tons of giveaways and great prizes. Try your luck and enjoy the wonder that is FOOL’S GOLD!

xx
 
 
 

Guest Author: Sorcha Mowbray

Hi peeps,

Please join me in welcoming Sorcha Mowbray to the blog!

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Cassandra Dean: How long have you been writing?
Sorcha Mowbray: I have been seriously writing with the intention of pursuing publication for about four years. Once I got serious things started moving pretty quickly.

CD: What genres do you write besides historical erotic romance?
SM: I also write contemporary erotic romance. I have a short story out featuring a cowboy and the woman that got away, and I have a new erotic short coming out with Decadent later this year that is set in New York City at a mergers and acquisition firm.

CD: What inspired your main characters?
SM: Well, I knew I wanted to write one of the books in The Market Series about a lady of the house *ahem* a prostitute. I couldn’t find a way to make a relationship with a lord work that was believable so I decided it would be fun to write a common man story.

CD: Where do you write?
SM: My couch mostly, but also in the kitchen, and when it’s nice out on the patio. Have laptop, will travel.

CD: What book do you wish you’d written?
SM: I wish I’d written Cerise Sinclaire’s Shadowlands series. Damn those men are sexy!

CD: Do you have a specific writing style?
SM: I don’t know. I just do it. I hope there is something that people like about my writing, if that is my style/voice/whatever, then awesome. What that might be? I dunno. I like to think my style is to just tell a good story!

CD: How did you come up with the title?
SM: Well, I wanted to keep the series titles of a similar flavor. So, the first book was Love Revealed which meant I wanted to stay with a Love R— something. I thought about the story and what the interplay was between the hero and heroine and I realized it was about redemption. And voila! Love Redeemed became the title.

CD: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
SM: That would be a definite no. I really just tried to imagine what it would be like for a survivor who has accepted their fate to suddenly have all their expectations shaken by a total paradigm shift.

CD: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
SM: She’s not wildly new…2011, but Lucy Rodgers is writing some really dark erotic romance that pushes a lot of boundaries. I find it appealing when I’m in the mood.

CD: What are your current projects?
SM: I am working on another cowboy story, but it has a twist. A female bull rider. I am also working on a post-apocalypse M/M/M/F story. I kind of used the notion of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson as a jumping off point…only there is a really different scenario in play.

CD: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
SM: Here’s a bit from COVERING HER BULL, the female bull rider story. Lara has just been rescued from a handsy cowboy by Bull.

“Miss?” He reached out to cup her shoulder. The heavy weight of his hand pressed her skin through the thin layer of shirt as sparks lit across her body. Brain power reignited allowing her to both breath and possibly talk. Her attempt to respond ended in a choked mangle of sounds.

“Did he hurt you?” The man now gripped both of her shoulders as concern creased his brow. The sounds of the pack departing finally jogged her out of the stupor his fathomless eyes had caused.

“I’m fine,” she whispered. Greedily, she took in the rugged face of Bull Bullard. He was one of the stars of the PRCA until his injury last year. She’d know the familiarly chiseled face anywhere; after all, she’d been staring at it over her bed for almost three years. He was her idol, and now her savior.

“Good. You sure got yourself in a heap of trouble with that sassy mouth of yours.” He shook his head, disapproval making his oh so kissable mouth curl downward.

Indignation dispelled the last vestiges of her stupor. “Not my fault he didn’t understand what no means.”

“No. No it ain’t. But, you didn’t need to bait him by claiming to ride bulls. That was foolish.”

The heat of anger crept up her cheeks, scorching her face. She knew these men wouldn’t be happy about her presence, the boys in high school and college had been total assholes. “All I did was speak the truth.” Her temper flared, and now there was no reining it in, not that she wanted to. She stepped toward Bull and started poking him in the chest as she spoke. “I’m no damned rodeo queen or buckle bunny. I ride bulls. Plain and simple, and if you and the other riders can’t handle that, well it’s too damn bad. I’ve busted my ass to get here and I won’t stop until I have that PRCA card in my hand and a host of big ass gold buckles hanging on my wall. Got it?”

She had him pinned against the corral fence, her finger drilling a hole in his chest. “Damn woman I think I’m gonna be bruised in the morning.” He pushed her hand aside and rubbed the spot. “So, you’re the little lady that caused a stir by signing up. Who’d of thunk you’d be so damn pretty?” His lopsided smile caught her off guard and deflated her sails.

 

CD: Do you have any advice for other writers?
SM: Just put your butt in the seat and get it done. If you can’t get things moving then try some help from a book like Jill Badonsky’s The Muse Is In. I love this book. Even wrote a post about it on my group blog site.

CD: And now, the super quick bonus round!

Coffee/Tea? Both!

Cake/Cookies? Cupcakes, specifically.

Coke/Pepsi? Coke

Heels/Flats? Heels. I will never give my heels up.

BDB/The Order? The Order. Love those sexy vampires! The Brotherhood works for me too though.

Vampires/Werewolves? I have to go vampire. I just don’t like a hairy man.

Cats/Dogs? Both. I love all animals, and I love my cats, but I miss having a dog, too!

Fly/Drive? Fly. Love flying.

CD: Thanks for stopping by, Sorcha!
 
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Brennan Whitling wants for nothing but the love of a good woman. He has a close family, good friends, and a successful textiles import business. But, a beautiful and elusive young woman he has only seen from afar haunts him. Until a chance meeting leads to far more than dinner.

Serena Freemont has only ever known the life of a prostitute. When an invitation to dinner by a handsome gentleman provides her an opportunity to experience life as a young lady, it’s too tempting to pass up. Much like the man issuing it. After a night of passion she must disappear or face his reaction when the truth is revealed.

To find happiness Serena must shed her past long enough to realize she is worthy of a future. To win her heart, Brennan must show her the redemptive power of love.

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SorchaMowbrayImageFinalcompressedmedSorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.

She is a longtime lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!

 

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