Sizzling PR presents…The Diamond Series Blog Tour

Hey peeps,

The Diamond Series is on tour! Make sure you stop by to celebrate my Historical Western series. There’s also the opportunity to win stuff 🙂
 

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ROUGH DIAMOND AND FOOL’S GOLD

May 27 – June 28th

 

May 27th – Both Books Promo @ Indie, Authors, Books, and More

May 28th – Both Books Interview @ TBR

May 29th – Both Books Interview and Reviews @ From the TBR Pile

June 3rd – Rough Diamond Spotlight @ Melissa MacKinnon

June 4th – Rough Diamond Guest Post @ Jessica Subject

June 5th – Fool’s Gold Spotlight @ Melissa MacKinnon

June 5th – Rough Diamond Review @ Out There Reviews and Stuff

June 6th – Fool’s Gold Review @ Out There Reviews and Stuff

June 9th – Both Books Spotlight @ Book Babe

June 11th – Both Books Interview @ Sizzling Hot Books

June 12th – Fool’s Gold Interview @ Theresa Stillwagon

June 15th – Rough Diamond Review @ Reviews from Beyond the Book

June 15th – Spotlight @ Release the Pages

June 16th – Fool’s Gold Review @ Reviews from Beyond the Book

June 18th – Rough Diamond Review @ Fall into Reading Reviews

June 20th – Both Books – Guest Post @ Ambrosia Arts

June 21st – Both Books Promo @ Book Reviews and More by Kathy

June 22nd – Both Books Promo @ Self Publish or Die

June 26th – Both Books Spotlight @ Deal Sharing Aunt

June 27th – Fool’s Gold Review @ Fall into Reading Reviews
 
 
 

FOOL’S GOLD Blog Tour Starts Today!

Fool's Gold by Cassandra Dean Blog Tour The Diamond Series Book 2

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!

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Welcome to the blog Sorcha Mowbray! #blogtour

Peeps, today we have Sorcha Mowbray visiting the blog! Please join me in wishing her a very warm welcome, as we settle in to read all about her new release, LOVE REDEEMED!
 
 

 
Cassandra Dean: Congratulations on the release of LOVE REDEEMED! Would you tell us a little about it?
Sorcha Mowbray: Well, LOVE REDEEMED is book two in The Market series. It is about a high class prostitute who meets a handsome merchant on the street and is unexpectedly treated as a lady. Enjoying the novelty of such deference, she conceals that she is a prostitute. The merchant has been trying to work up the nerve to introduce himself to the beautiful woman he has seen on Bond Street and finally does. He is taken with her and loses his heart quite handily. Then she disappears and he must find and convince her that their love is enough to carry them through. (Read the official blurb and an excerpt at the end of the interview.)

CD: What inspired you to write LOVE REDEEMED?
SM: I love the idea of historical romance that doesn’t center on the nobility. I wanted to write a prostitute who gets a happy ending and since I was writing a series set in a brothel it was the perfect opportunity.

CD: LOVE REDEEMED is part of your Market series. How did the series come about?
SM: Well, I had this idea for two masked lovers who were intimate but yet wouldn’t know each other across a ball room. I needed a premise that would put them in masks in a believable setting. That was the genesis of LOVE REVEALED that was when I created The Market, the brothel where the series centers. From there the other two stories developed on their own.

CD: Would you tell us a little about the first book in the series, LOVE REVEALED?
SM: LOVE REVEALED is a story of a lord and a lady who have unusual sexual proclivities. He’s a dominant and she is a submissive. Under the guise of anonymity—the masks—they meet. However, they also know each other in their everyday lives. When the two worlds collide they must discover if their sexual relationship can blossom into more.

CD: What do you find easiest/most difficult about writing historical erotic romance?
SM: In the first book, it was working in the BDSM elements. It existed, just not in such a well-defined form as today. In all the books I’d say the clothing. For the love of God those people wore more clothing than you could shake a stick at! Getting them naked is tough work without boring the crap out of the reader. 🙂

CD: You write historical erotic romance and contemporary western erotic romance. How do you go about writing in these genres?
SM: It’s not much different. I get a germ of an idea and I start mapping out a story. Then I write it and find out where the journey really goes. The only difference lies in the things I research. Oh, and the language I guess. But I’ve read historical for so long I often use words in everyday language that makes people go, huh? Like arse. LOL! I say that one a lot. And as far as western, well I grew up down south so that’s not much of a stretch.

CD: Do you have plans to write a book in any other another genre?
SM: Yes! I am working on an erotic science fiction/post-apocalyptic story. Mostly plotting, but I have one scene written. We’ll see if I actually keep it.

CD: What is your writing process?
SM: Well, like I said above, I get an idea. Some key element that appeals to me and I start rolling it around in my head. This often happens on the weekends when I lay in bed half asleep and half awake. You know that in between state? Then I usually get up, get coffee moving, and sit down to draft a quick outline. From the outline I work up an initial blurb and maybe some character sketches. Then, either right away or maybe later if I need to set it on a back burner, I will draft a synopsis depending on how long the story is. If it’s meant to be short I might skip this step. Once I have a synopsis I do any research I know I need to do and then I start writing. As I write I may find my synopsis/outline changes and even my character sketches. Cause as I write, things develop more fully for me. I sometimes learn things about my characters I didn’t know going in.

CD: What do you believe to be the most important factor in portraying a believable romantic relationship?
SM: Chemistry and balance. The hero and heroine (or whatever variation of that you are writing) have to have chemistry. They have to complement each other and sometimes they have to conflict, cause that’s how it is in real life. If it is all hunky dory right from the get go or all piss and vinegar then the reader won’t buy into the relationship.

CD: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
SM: Put your butt in the seat and write. It’s how you get published and one you’re published it’s how you keep reader’s interest. It’s your best marketing tool.

CD: Who is your greatest writing influence?
SM: I think most authors that I read offer something worth admiring. Not all, but most. Whether it’s their story telling, sentence structure, plot weaving, characterization, grammar, or pacing. Or maybe how well they handle a particular topic. So I’d have to say there are a lot of little influences as opposed to one big one. Maya Banks, Cherise Sinclair, and Lorelei James are three authors I really enjoy reading and I like to think have improved my writing in some way.

CD: What do you enjoy reading?
SM: All kinds of romance and some urban fantasy. I don’t really vary my reading much outside of the genre. I know what I like.

CD: What’s your favourite television show? Favourite movie?
SM: Blue Bloods is probably my favorite TV show right now. Movie? Gone With The Wind. Seriously, I don’t know how many times I’ve watched it. Grease might be a close runner up.

CD: What do you find the absolute bestest about writing the smexy times type of books? 😉
SM: It’s sex. Are you kidding? It’s all great!

CD: If you were stranded in The Market, what three things would you wish were with you?
SM: Modern day condoms, a pair of thong undies, and modern day lube.

CD: Where can readers find you?
SM: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pintrest | GoodReads | Kindlegraph
 
 
 
Sorcha Mowbray Love Redeemed Market Series Decadent Publishing

At each stop of the blog tour Sorcha will give away a copy of LOVE REVEALED (Book 1) of the series. At the end of the 11 day tour a grand prize of a $25 All Romance eBook (ARe) store gift card and one copy of her back list will be given away to one lucky winner.
Rules (Cause you know there have to be rules!)
1. Winners of the individual blog stops will not be eligible to win the grand prize
2. One comment per stop will be eligible for the drawings (so be sure to answer Sorcha’s questions!)
3. The contest is open internationally
4. Commenters must include an email so they can be contacted
5. Any prize not claimed within 48hrs will be subject to forfeiture and a new winner drawn
 
 

Love Redeemed

(Book 2, The Market Series)

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.

Available 27 November 2012 from all good ebook stores!

 
 
 

~ Excerpt ~

“Are you all right, Miss?”

For a moment, for this moment, she was a normal young woman experiencing the attentions of a handsome young man. Heat crept up her cheeks as he held her hatbox out, and the burning had nothing to do with the sun. “I-I— Yes, I am. Thank you.” His blue-gray eyes seemed to bore into her.

“I am so glad. I was sure you were a goner there for a moment.” He flashed a brilliant grin liquefying Serena’s insides instantly. “Please let me introduce myself. I’m Mr. Brennan Whitling of Whitling Textiles Importers and Wholesalers.”

“How do you do, Mr. Whitling?” Serena allowed her lips to curve up ever so slightly. “I am Miss Serena Freemont.”

“It is a pleasure. Might I interest you and your”—he glanced around the bustling street as his grin faded in confusion— “chaperone in a cup of tea?”

A wave of horror swept over Serena. Chaperone? Harlots did not require one of those. “Oh, Aunt Henrietta is in the bookstore, and I fear she will be in there a very long time. I am certain she won’t notice if we slip off for a quick spot of tea.”

“Excellent! There is a lovely little shop just up the street.” A beautiful smile spread across his face, causing her pulse to quicken.

He escorted her up the block where they stopped at a quaint little teashop. They settled in at a table and ordered a pot of tea.

“What has you on Bond Street today, Mr. Whitling?” They sat in semi privacy at the back of the shop.

“Oh, I was visiting some of my customers and taking new orders. I am very glad I was there to help you, and by virtue of said assistance make your acquaintance.” Did his already deep voice grow huskier? Their tea service arrived, dispelling the moment.

“As am I. Landing on my backside in the middle of the street would have been rather embarrassing. But in truth, thank you for your assistance today, and now the tea.” She lifted her freshly prepared cup to her lips and took a dainty sip from the delicate china. Through lowered lashes, she watched his graceful movements as he prepared his own.

“It is my pleasure on both accounts. You seem familiar to me. Have we met somewhere before? A ball perhaps?”
 
 

Sorcha Mowbray is a

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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 long time 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!

 
 

ROUGH DIAMOND Blog Tour Grand Prize Contest! #blogtour #win

Hi peeps!

The ROUGH DIAMOND tour might be over (boo!) but you can still win! The contests on each stop run for a week after the original stop was posted, and so there’s still time to enter. Also, the Grand Prize# is still up for grabs! Comment on ANY of the stops, leave your email address, and you’ll go in the running to WIN a USD$20.00 Amazon.com Gift Card! Each stop also gives you the chance to win any Decadent Publishing ebook from my back list, a signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard and ROUGH DIAMOND magnet! Sounds pretty spesh, right?

The Grand Prize will be announced on this blog next Saturday, 3rd November. So get commenting, peeps!
 

 
Cassandra
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Rought Diamond by Cassandra Dean
 
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#The small print: Comment and leave your email address before midnight on October 30, 2012 (Australian Central Standard Time) to be entered to win any Decadent Publishing ebook by Cassandra Dean bar ROUGH DIAMOND, one (1) signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard and one (1) ROUGH DIAMOND magnet.
Also, by commenting and leaving your email address you will be entered to the Grand Prize (consisting of one (1) USD$20.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, one (1) signed postcard of ROUGH DIAMOND,, one (1) signed postcard of TEACH ME, one (1) signed postcard of ENSLAVED, one (1) magnet of ROUGH DIAMOND, one (1) magnet of TEACH ME and one (1) magnet of ENSLAVED.
Winner will be selected via random.org, with winner’s name posted on this blog and Cassandra’s blog (https://cassandradean.com/blog-2) by 1/11/2012. Grand Prize winner will be announced on Cassandra’s blog (https://cassandradean.com/blog-2) by 03/11/2012. Cassandra will also contact the winner by e-mail; the winner will be required to reply with their postal address so Cassandra can send the prize to them.
Only one entry per ISP address. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. By entering, you agree Cassandra can use your name when announcing the winner if you should win. If potential prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.

ROUGH DIAMOND Blog Tour Final Stop! #blogtour #win

Hi peeps!

ROUGH DIAMOND is officially on tour! Big thanks to Writer Marketing for organising. For the next week, I’ll be popping up all over the place, chatting about a different aspect of ROUGH DIAMOND at each stop.

Rought Diamond by Cassandra Dean

Today is the fifth and final stop on the tour, and I’m over at Satin’s Bookish Corner. Mosey on over to learn all about The Diamond Theater and its Spectacular.

But wait! There’s totally more! There are prizes on offer, peeps, as well as a Grand Prize to be announced after the end of the tour. Go on over to Satin’s Bookish Corner for the deets.

So how did you peeps go? Have you commented? Best of luck to you all!
 

 
Cassandra
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ROUGH DIAMOND Blog Tour Continues! Stop 4 #blogtour #win

Hi peeps!

ROUGH DIAMOND is officially on tour! Big thanks to Writer Marketing for organising. For the next week, I’ll be popping up all over the place, chatting about a different aspect of ROUGH DIAMOND at each stop.

Rought Diamond by Cassandra Dean

Today is the fourth stop on the tour and I’m over at Victoria Blisse’s. Mosey on over to learn all about Coal and the Mining of It.

But wait! There’s totally more! There are prizes on offer, peeps, as well as a Grand Prize at the end of the tour. Go on over to Victoria Blisse’s for the deets.

Make sure you visit every day this week for the next stop in the tour and your chance to win.
 

 
Cassandra
xx
 

ROUGH DIAMOND Blog Tour Continues! Stop 3 #blogtour #win

Hi peeps!

ROUGH DIAMOND is officially on tour! Big thanks to Writer Marketing for organising. For the next week, I’ll be popping up all over the place, chatting about a different aspect of ROUGH DIAMOND at each stop.

Rought Diamond by Cassandra Dean

Today is the third stop on the tour and I’m over at Catriana’s Muse. Mosey on over to learn all about A Welsh Boy Done Good.

But wait! There’s totally more!
There are prizes on offer, peeps, as well as a Grand Prize at the end of the tour. Go on over to Catriana’s Muse for the deets.

Make sure you visit every day this week for the next stop in the tour and your chance to win.
 

 
Cassandra
xx
 

ROUGH DIAMOND Blog Tour Continues! Stop 2 #blogtour #win

Hi peeps!

ROUGH DIAMOND is officially on tour! Big thanks to Writer Marketing for organising. For the next week, I’ll be popping up all over the place, chatting about a different aspect of ROUGH DIAMOND at each stop.

Rought Diamond by Cassandra Dean

Today is the second stop on the tour and I’m over at Adriana Kraft’s website. Mosey on over to learn all about A Town Housing Alice.

But wait! There’s totally more! There are prizes on offer, peeps, as well as a Grand Prize at the end of the tour. Go on over to Adriana Kraft’s website for the deets.

Make sure you visit every day this week for the next stop in the tour and your chance to win.
 

 
Cassandra
xx
 

ROUGH DIAMOND Blog Tour Commences! #blogtour #win

Hi peeps!

ROUGH DIAMOND is officially on tour! Big thanks to Writer Marketing for organising. For the next week, I’ll be popping up all over the place, chatting about a different aspect of ROUGH DIAMOND at each stop.

Rought Diamond by Cassandra Dean

Today on the first stop on the tour, I’m over at Book Reviews and More by Kathy. Mosey on over to learn all about Western Fun.

But wait! There’s totally more! There are prizes on offer, peeps, as well as a Grand Prize at the end of the tour. Go on over to Book Reviews and More by Kathy for the deets.

Make sure you visit every day this week for the next stop in the tour and your chance to win.
 

 
Cassandra
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