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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 a special giveaway hook! As book 1 in The Silk Series, SILK & SCANDAL, is coming out next week (OMG!), that’s the lucky little duck that’s being featured. Check out the giveaway below, but first the hook:
Silk & Scandal The Silk Series Cassandra Dean Decadent TEASE

Clearly, he needed help and, knowing Thomas, he would not ask. Making her way to his side of the desk, she stopped beside him. Without comment, he watched her, back still rigorously straight.

Hesitantly, she lifted her hand and smoothed her fingers through his hair.

He flinched.

Instantly, she froze. She would not force him to accept her comfort, and she would not be the cause of any more distress.

Closing his eyes, he leaned into her touch. Just a bit. Just enough to accept her comfort.

Wishing she’d had the forethought to remove her gloves, she stroked the bright blond strands. “Thomas, what ails you?”

Tension bunched his shoulders. “Nic, you shouldn’t be here.”

“Always it’s ‘Nic, you shouldn’t be here.’ Well, I am here, Thomas, and it is plain something troubles you.” Hidden in the folds of her skirt, her hand tightened to a fist even as she kept the other stroking a soothing rhythm. “Please. Tell me.”

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  1. Lovely, gentle scene; and I love Nic’s determination to offer comfort to Thomas. I like the dialogue as well. Nicely done.

  2. I agree, such a delicate excerpt and yet powerful in turn. I want to know what ails Thomas as well! Great hook and the giveaway is very tempting…

  3. Jessica Subject

    I love the sensuality here. A great hook!

    And I signed up for your newsletter. All the best with your new release! 🙂

  4. Great scene!

  5. I sense she’s holding back her longing. I wonder what hurt him so bad.

  6. Hmm. I wonder why he’s giving her the brush-off?

  7. Yes, indeed. Why does it sound like he has his guard up around her? Why is he pushing her away? Very nice snippet. You’ve got me hooked.

  8. Fantastic way to capture such a tender moment!

  9. I wonder if he’s going to tell her. He seems very vulnerable right here and I hope she knows how to comfort him. Great hook.

  10. SO much in this. I really want to know what is up with him. Plus, i love how concerned she is…

  11. What a display of inner female strength! Great snippet, Cassandra!

  12. And we have a winner! Congratulations…

    Jessica Subject!

    Jessica has won a signed SILK & SCANDAL postcard, and a SILK & SCANDAL magnet.

    Thank you to everyone who stopped by and everyone who commented!


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