Celebrating the 1st Birthday of TEACH ME!

Hi peeps,

Today is the 1st anniversary of TEACH ME’s release. So exciting! TEACH ME started life in a tour bus in Scotland, where I was bored spitless staring at the back of grey heads. Suddenly, what eventually became the epilogue jumped into my head and I couldn’t rest until I’d written it down.

Here’s a bit about it:

Teach Me by Cassandra Dean

Ever curious, Elizabeth, Viscountess Rocksley, has turned her curiosity to erotic pleasure. Three years a widow, she boldly employs the madam of a brothel for guidance but never had she expected her education to be conducted by a coldly handsome peer of the realm.

To the Earl of Malvern, the erotic tutelage of a skittish widow is little more than sport, however the woman he teaches is far from the mouse he expects. With her sly humor and insistent joy, Elizabeth obliterates all his expectations and he, unwillingly fascinated, can’t prevent his fall.

Each more intrigued than they are willing to admit, Elizabeth and Malvern embark upon a tutelage that will challenge them, change them, come to mean everything to them…until a heartbreaking betrayal threatens to tear them apart forever.

~ Excerpt ~

Moments passed, the Earl’s impassive gaze weighing heavy upon Elizabeth. An overwhelming urge to twist her fingers assaulted her, but what if her fidgeting made him refuse?

He seemed to make some decision. “I shall show you carnal pleasure, madam. As you say, both to receive and to give. However, pregnancy should be avoided at all costs.” His eyes flickered, the first sign of something resembling emotion crossing his face. “I will not marry you, no matter the circumstance.”

Well, of course he wouldn’t. She wouldn’t wed him either. In any event, conception was not a concern for her, not after a marriage that had never yielded—

Good Lord. He spoke of practical application. He spoke of touching and kissing and—Was it warmer of a sudden?

He continued with barely a pause. “Actual penetration will be avoided. While many people extol the virtues of withdrawal, I remain unconvinced. We will discuss methods of contraception during your education, but the most effective method is always avoidance. You are in agreement?”

Still confused but now with cheeks aflame, Elizabeth nodded. In all her life, no one had ever spoken so frankly. This, combined with his matter-of-fact manner and lack of emotion, banished any lingering apprehension and left only the excitement. Glorious, thrilling excitement.

“Excellent.” Stepping close to her once more, he brushed his hand from her neck to her shoulder, the back of his fingers now warm against her skin. “Shall we begin?”

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  1. Congratulations Miss Dean. I’m so happy for you. I know how hard you worked on Teach Me. I’m so proud of you. HAPPY BDAY TOBY

  2. Reblogged this on Musing of a Bookworm and commented:
    Today I am reblogging from the blog of Cassandra Dean – Author of the Romance.

    Today is the 1 year birthday of Teach Me, a Historical Romance with much hotness!

    I’m lucky enough to have met Miss Dean, and I can tell you that she is a fabulous lady, intelligent, witty, hysterically funny, and wonderfully talented.

    I can’t recommend Teach Me or Cassandra Dean more. Please, do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy of Teach Me!

  3. Very fun excerpt, Cassandra! Best wishes. 🙂
    -R.T. Wolfe

  4. I absolutely LOVE this story! Congrats on 1 Year of Teach Me! 🙂

  5. First birthday? Fuzzy feeling, innit? The book sounds delicious 😉 XOXO

  6. Wooo!! What an excerpt – and plot! I MUST get my hands on a copy of this if I don’t win it 🙂 Happy birthday to a stunner of a book! Have tweeted too 🙂

    clarksnelson (at)clear(dot)net(dot)nz

  7. My earlier comment seems to have been swallowed up! Anyway – I’d said:
    Happy birthday to one gorgeous-looking book. This is one I NEED to get if I don’t win 🙂


  8. An interesting premise. I’d like to see how it works on the page.

  9. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats. Hope this means cake 😉


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