Six Sentence Sunday – Rough Diamond, the release edition! #sixsunday


 
After a bit of a break, I’m back with Six Sentence Sunday , and am super excited because ROUGH DIAMOND is now available!

In honour of this awesomeness, here’s six sentences from ROUGH DIAMOND. Thanks, as always, to the peeps behind this wonderful initiative, and to all the lovely people who comment on my sentences 😀

The man who wanted to buy her saloon occupied a table all to himself, watching the roulette wheel as he toyed with the whiskey before him. Though the table regularly sat four, none had joined him, and it looked as if none would. He seemed to suffer no injury from their disinterest, merely continuing to observe the roulette wheel, the lamp set upon his table lighting a foolish grin on his face.

Leaning on the balcony’s wooden balustrade, Alice watched him. For over half an hour, Llewellyn had sat at his table and played with his whiskey, raising it to his lips every so often but not drinking a drop. Instead, his avid gaze took in the activity surrounding him, and his eyes sharpened every now and then as if he were noting something in that empty head of his.

 
Rough Diamond by Cassandra Dean Western Escape Decadent Publishing

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?
 
 

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Six Sentence Sunday – WTF 2: The Reckoning #sixsunday

Six Sentence Sunday is here again, peeps! As always, a big thank you to the peeps behind this wonderful initiative, and to all the lovely people who comment on my sentences 😀

So this week, it’s WTF 2: The Reckoning! Awesome title, hey?

A follow up to ROUGH DIAMOND, WTF 2: The Reckoning features secondary characters Pearl (Red) and Ethan. Hope you enjoy!

Ethan strode into the saloon and threw his hat on the counter. “Red, put me out of my misery, make an honest man of me, and marry me.”

Pearl looked at his hat, and then at him. “Whiskey?”

Exhaling, he cast his gaze to the heavens. “I thought that one would work…Ah well, maybe tomorrow.”

…Man, I hope I get to keep that title. Probably not, though. Some people have no taste *sniff*

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Revealed – ROUGH DIAMOND Excerpt!

Peeps. Are you ready? It’s ROUGH DIAMOND’s excerpt.
 

ROUGH DIAMOND

Joining him at his table in the Diamond saloon, Alice pours Rupert a glass of whiskey…
 
unedited, etc

Lifting the glass, Alice studied its contents. “There is nothing quite like the enjoyment you get from a good whiskey. There’s the look and color of it, and the way it burns in the light.”

“It’s the same color as your eyes,” Llewellyn breathed, his own wide and empty of thought.

A smile tugged at the corner of her mouth. That’s right. Fool me into thinking there’s not an ounce of calculation to your words. “Is it? Mighty kind of you to notice.”

A happy grin was her response.

Well now, she was surely going to enjoy this. Setting her own half-smile, she tilted her glass, watching as the whiskey caught the light of the candle. “Have you ever noticed the feel of glass? It’s smooth against your fingers, and though the whiskey burns you, the glass is cool. It seems strange, doesn’t it? That such fire could come from something so cool.”

Intensely aware of his gaze upon her, she brought the glass to rest on her bottom lip. “You lift the glass to your lips, and all that coolness rests upon your flesh. The scent of the whiskey hits you, sweet and fiery. Your mouth waters, and you can’t wait to have it inside you. Slowly, so slowly, you tip the glass, teasing yourself as long moments in want of its taste stretch unbearably.”

He no longer wore a smile. Dark eyes watched her as strong fingers dug into the glass before him.

A prickle washed over her skin, her heart a steady beat in her chest. With hushed voice, she continued. “Liquid slides down your throat. The flavor explodes inside you, a glorious rush of sensation that overwhelms and consumes. You curl your tongue, enjoying the lingering sensation in every part of your mouth. Then, you look at the bottle.” Finally, she met his gaze direct. No subterfuge. No tease. “And you know you can do it again.”

Six Sentence Sunday – Rough Diamond pt nineteenlicketytoo #sixsunday

Six Sentence Sunday, peeps! Yay! As always, a big thank you to the peeps behind this wonderful initiative, and to all the lovely people who comment on my sentences.

Because I’m on an editing roll, again another six from ROUGH DIAMOND! I hope you enjoy 😀

Rocking back on her heels, Alice swept her tongue over her lips to taste him. A low groan drew her attention, and she found Llewellyn watching her, eyes hot as he stared at her mouth. Blood thrumming, she licked her lips again. His expression turned pained, his hands clenching at his sides.

In an explosion of motion, she pulled him to her even as he tugged her to him. Their mouths collided, and the taste of him exploded in her mouth, better than any whiskey she’d ever savored.

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Six Sentence Sunday – Rough Diamond pt whatever #sixsunday

Six Sentence Sunday is here again, peeps! As always, a big thank you to the peeps behind this wonderful initiative, and to all the lovely people who comment on my sentences 😀

So, because I’m editing ROUGH DIAMOND, I thought I might do a little snippet from that. Actually, the below is the first six sentences of the story! I hope you enjoy 😀

A knock sounded at the closed door, a brief hesitation followed by two firmer knocks, and finally a group of three that seemed more flourish than a signal of a man’s presence.

Regarding the door, Alice didn’t immediately rise to answer the summons. A lot could be learned from a man’s knock, and even more from his reaction to waiting a spell. From this particular man, she could tell he was unsure of his welcome, but sought to cover such worry with brashness. Then, probably to be cocky about it all, he added the last flurry. From what little she knew of her visitor, such a knock described him to a tee.

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Rough Diamond is a goer!

Peeps! Exciting news! Not only will I have a short story coming out soon, but…

Wait for it…

The trumpets are just warming up…

Hang on. Where are the trumpeteers? Smoke-o? They’re not allowed on a smoke-o. Also, that stuff is bad for you. GOVERNMENT ADS TELL ME THIS, THEREFORE IT MUST BE TRUE

Oh. They’re back. Right, trumpets in three…two…one…
 

DA DA DA DAAAAAAAHH!

 

My Western Romance

ROUGH DIAMOND

has been accepted for publication by Decadent Publishing!

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

 
Part of Decadent Publishing‘s Western Escape, ROUGH DIAMOND tells the tale of Alice Reynolds, a lady saloon owner, and Rupert Llewellyn, a seemingly empty-headed Englishman. Sparks fly when Rupert proposes he purchase Alice’s saloon, but is there a nefarious purpose to his request?

More deets as they arrive, peeps!

I’m so excited by this! I’ll have THREE published books and ONE short story very soon.
THIS CAPER IS GOING GANGBUSTERS!

xx
(and excited squeal!)

Six Sentence Sunday – Rough Diamond pt 5

Six Sentence Sunday is here! Yay! I do love the six sentences that abound every Sunday, and as always, thanks to the lovely peeps at Six Sentence Sunday for this awesome initiative.

Well, it’s Mothers’ Day here in Oz, so I’d like to wish my mum a very happy Mothers’ Day. Thanks for all you do, the way you smile and nod when I harp on incessantly about this writing caper (and things like how awesome The Avengers is…seriously, so awesome! Check it out, peeps! NOW!!!), and the fact you gave birth to me. That last one was pretty super fantastic 😀

So, HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY, MUM!!!!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. Here’s this week’s six sentences, again from Rough Diamond. Enjoy!

She shouldn’t feel disappointment. It was a useless emotion, and besides which, he was determined to be thought the fool for reasons of his own. She had no cause to be…to be hurt that he apparently wanted her to think the same as all the rest. Even if they had just shared a kiss that had knocked socks, stockings – and if it had continued a minute or so more – probably her drawers.

Squaring her shoulders, she smiled coolly. “Don’t trouble yourself, Mr Llewellyn, we’ll pretend it never happened, and all will be as before.”

If you would like to read some other wonderful six sentences, click on the picture below to be taken to the list.

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Six Sentence Sunday – Rough Diamond pt 4

Six Sentence Sunday is here again! As always, thanks to the lovely peeps at Six Sentence Sunday for this awesome initiative.

It’s been a very busy weekend for me. Apparently, EVERYONE I KNOW (including myself) decided to be born in May, and thus I have about a billion birthdays this month. This weekend, a lazy four. Mercy me.

Anyhoo, here’s the lovely six sentences, again from Rough Diamond. Enjoy!

Still captivated by the muscle so wonderfully displayed for her, she smiled slowly. Him sitting in that chair gave her all sorts of ideas.

“Mrs Reynolds, I should love to detail the benefits of my bid for your property, if you would be so kind as to oblige me?”

Raising her gaze, she took in the heightened colour on his cheeks, the rapid expansion of his chest as he took in breath. Both spoke of his desire, along with the noticeable hardness between his thighs. “Certainly, Mr Llewellyn. I’m sure you can be very persuasive when you set your mind to it.”

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