Hump Day Hook – Rough Diamond #HDH

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, I’m featuring Book 1 in The Diamond Series, ROUGH DIAMOND. ROUGH DIAMOND is only $2.99 at Amazon – Take advantage before it goes back to its regular-like price 🙂 Oh, and ROUGH DIAMOND is GBP1.98 at Amazon UK.
 
Rough Diamond Cassandra Dean Decadent Publishing Western Escape

Quickly, Alice checked her appearance in the mirror. The hour spent on accounts and reports had done little damage to her hair, the complicated arrangement she’d braided into the ebony strands still under ruthless control. Her gown remained unblemished, but it was difficult to see any flaw in black, especially in such uncertain light.

She’d taken to wearing the shade, as was proper and right, after Seth had passed. Too soon her husband had been taken from her, but few recovered from a knife and a wicked-bad man wielding it. In those dark days following his passing, ritual had kept her grief from overwhelming her.

With the heels of her hands, she wiped at her cheeks. That was over and done, and five years had passed. Grief had lessened, but the day she’d been of a mind to wear color, she’d hesitated. If she continued to wear black, no man would forget she was Seth’s widow, and all things considered, it would make the running of a saloon a mite smoother. So, she made it that her wardrobe consisted of nothing but black. Black blouses, black skirts, black dresses…. Damn, she was mighty tired of black.
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 
 

Hump Day Hook – Wounded Heart #HDH

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, I’m featuring my contribution to the anthology The Mammoth Book of ER Romance, ‘Wounded Heart’. A romantic medical suspense tale, ‘Wounded Heart’ features a dedicated cop and a brilliant doctor fighting to keep safe a critical witness to a crime. Enjoy!

Wounded Heart Mammoth Book of Medical Romance
And to the side, slumped in a chair that didn’t look any more comfortable than the ones in the A&E waiting room, was Detective Hicks.

Matt’s heart stuttered in his chest. Even tired, she looked gorgeous. Her light brown hair was a tumbled mess, tied back with a band that seemed to be losing the battle, and her sensible coat and comfortable trousers could probably do with a press, but she was the best sight he’d seen all day.
 
 
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 

Hump Day Hook – Rough Diamond #HDH

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.

I’ve been off the radar a bit for Hump Day Hook recently but now I’m back! This week, I’m featuring featuring Book 1 in The Diamond Series, ROUGH DIAMOND. This week I also discovered ROUGH DIAMOND is only $2.99 at Amazon – Why? Who knows! But take advantage before someone wises up and it goes back to its regular-like price 🙂 Oh, and ROUGH DIAMOND is GBP1.98 at Amazon UK!
 
Rough Diamond Cassandra Dean Decadent Publishing Western Escape

Rupert leaned against the wall next to the door. Mrs. Reynolds wore black, just as she had the night before. If the color was in deference to her husband’s passing, she wore it long after what was expected of a widow. Her husband had been dead, what? Five years? Six? In any case, she should have laid off the black long ago. Could it be she had another reason for such stark garb?
 
 
 
 
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 
 

Hump Day Hook – TEACH ME #HDH

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, it’s all about TEACH ME. I love this book so much, and I especially love that it’s half price over at Amazon US and UK!

I hope you enjoy this tidbit.
 
Teach Me Cassandra Dean Decadent Publishing La Belle Series
She still looked at herself in the mirror, lip once again caught between teeth. Whatever she thought must be worthy of intense study. Slowly, her teeth worried her bottom lip, reddening the flesh before she soothed the abrasion with her tongue, and then beginning the process over again. She bit her lip often, when she was thinking. One day soon, he would replace her tongue with his, soothing that flesh himself as he drew her inside him, his hands in place of hers on her breasts.
 
 
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 
 

Hump Day Hook – Enslaved #HDH #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, I’m celebrating two years published! That’s right, two years ago ENSLAVED was released and I officially became a published author. To celebrate, I’m holding a contest so make sure you click on the link to enter to WIN.

Now, on with the hook:

Enslaved Cassandra Dean Decadent Publishing Roman Series
Leaning my forearms against the balustrade of the viewing platform, I watched Marcus battle another of my father’s champions, a Greek my father had purchased years ago. Back and forth they sparred, strength and speed behind each move.

The Greek raised his sword, striking fast. Marcus blocked the move and the strength of both gladiators locked the swords together. Face set in concentration, muscles standing in relief, Marcus strained against the force of the Greek. Mouth dry, I ran my gaze over his arms, his shoulders, the play of his back as he pushed against the sword. His loincloth had fallen from his hip, such that he appeared as naked from the side, a thin strip of cloth bisecting his hip the only break in the golden expanse of his flesh.
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 

Hump Day Hook #HDH #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 brand new story! SILK & SCORN, The Silk Series Book 2. It’s coming soon, peeps, so this is an extra special sneak peak!
 
Silk & Scorn, The Silk Series Book 2

Irritation tugged, but Arthur suppressed it. Emotion would get him nowhere. “Mrs. Wetherall?”

With a sweep of her skirts, she turned from her contemplation, ridiculous hat still disguising her face. He frowned. That enormous hat was absurd. Why did women think such things were attractive? In addition to being ludicrous, it no doubt put undue pressure and strain upon her neck.

The lady and her hat settled into the chair before his desk. Ill at ease, Arthur sank to his own chair.

Lacing her hands in her lap, the lady finally spoke. “I find I require the services of a solicitor in regards to my late husband’s will.”

The hair at the back of his neck stood up. No. Oh, Christ, no.

She looked up, and every muscle in Arthur’s body seized.

Mrs. Wetherall, formerly Miss Sarah Stanhope and the bane of his childhood, glared at him from beneath her ridiculous hat.

 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 

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:
 
Fool's Gold Cassandra Dean Western Escape Decadent Publishing

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.

For this Hook, I’m featuring book 1 in The Diamond Series, ROUGH DIAMOND. Currently on tour, you can check out the stops and win stuff. Enjoy!
 
Rough Diamond Cassandra Dean Decadent Publishing Western Escape

This was getting her nowhere fast. Annoyance marched through her, at his caginess, at her own damn fascination with a man intent on lying to her. “So, if you aren’t a fool, what are you?”

Removing his hands from his pockets, he moved toward her. Gaze steady on hers, he stopped close, so close she could see his eyes weren’t truly black but instead the darkest of browns. She froze, unsure what would happen but desperate to discover. He didn’t touch, did nothing more inappropriate than stand too close.

Then, he leaned down, and his lips brushed her ear. “Fascinated.”


 

 

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.

This week, it’s all about TEACH ME. The second book I wrote, the second book accepted for publication, but the first book I completed, TEACH ME occupies a very special place in my heart. Elizabeth and Malvern’s story will always mean joy and a kind of empowerment to me – the story came to me after I emerged from a dark period in my life.

But enough about that! Enjoy Elizabeth and Malvern and how they learn how perfect they are for each other.
 
Teach Me Cassandra Dean Decadent Publishing La Belle Series
Bloody hell, had he slept on an anonymous floor once again? He had not done such a thing since his youth, preferring to sleep in his own bed no matter what manner of debauch he had undertaken. Still half asleep, he pried open an eye. There seemed to be a blanket between his body and the floor, but the covering had done little to cushion the hard surface. He noted the presence of a female body lying curled around him, her head buried in his neck, her breath light and warm against his skin. Cautiously lifting his head, he braced himself for the remnants of a night of excess.

Instead, he saw Elizabeth.
 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!

 
 
 

Hump Day Hook #HDH

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, another little bit from SILK & SCANDAL, my newest release. It’s available now, peeps!
 
Silk & Scandal The Silk Series Cassandra Dean Decadent TEASE

Swallowing, she asked the question that had caused her agony these two years gone. “Why did you stop writing?”

Again a flicker of something in his eyes. “I thought it best.”

“Did you?” Pain she’d thought buried crashed through her. It had hurt, so badly, when he’d stopped writing. Though she’d never wanted to admit it, she’d known it was because of those missteps she took, the idiotic troubles she’d gotten herself in, and now it would cost her his friendship. Even a return to London, a hope to begin anew, wouldn’t change it if he were ashamed of her.

She focused on the least painful. “Did you know how fiendish boring it was without you? Without your word of home and your briefs and what you were experiencing at the Old Bailey?”

He crossed his arms. “Apparently, you decided scandal was a judicious use of your time.”

She flinched. She hated that she was known for scandal, that boredom and circumstance pushed her to folly. Well, she would not let him see how his words affected her.

Squaring her shoulders, she lifted her chin. “I cannot undo what has been done, Thomas. I should never have agreed to those engagements, or any of the other hundred missteps I’ve made. But I…I had hoped—That is, I thought you might understand.” Breath shuddered through her. “Were you ashamed? That you knew me?”

“Nic, no.” Striding forward, he made as if he wanted to take her hands in his. “I was never ashamed of you.”

 

 

Visit Hump Day Hook and discover more wonderful authors!