From the shadows

Hi peeps,

Hmm. This year I had grand plans that I would post to the blog at least once every week. I kept to that for a while, and then poof. Nothing. Bad Cassandra.

Anyhoo, I’m emerging from the shadows to say hey, I’m still here! I’m working on SILK & SCHOLAR and having a lot of fun with Christopher and Etta. That Christopher, he’s such a saucy minx and he absolutely delights in teasing Etta, to the point where she simply has to grab his delectableness and kiss him silent…ahem. So yeah. It’s going well!

In other news, SILK & SCORN has been released as an audiobook, read by the wonderful Ana Clements. Ana will be narrating all the books in the Silk Series – she’s already done a bang-up job on SILK & SCANDAL and SILK & SCARS is currently in production. Get thee to Audible, Amazon or iTunes to have a listen, or check out a sample on SoundCloud.

Alrighty, back into the shadows I go. Maybe I’ll post next week…

xx
  
 

SILK & SCANDAL, The Silk Series Book 1, is available as an #audiobook!

Peeps, check it! SILK & SCANDAL, The Silk Series Book 1, is available as an audiobook! Below are links to a sample on SoundCloud and how to purchase. Enjoy!
 
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Eight years ago…
Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends. Over the wall separating their homes, Thomas and Nicola talked of all things – his studies to become a barrister, her frustrations with a lady’s limitations.

All things end.
When her diplomat father gains a post in Hong Kong, Nicola must follow. Bored and alone, she falls into scandal. Mired in his studies of the law and aware of the need for circumspection, Thomas feels forced to sever their ties.

But now Lady Nicola is back…and she won’t let him ignore her.
 

Purchase: Amazon | Audible | iTunes


 

 
 
 

Writing, writing, writing…

So, I’m all fired and raring to go with the writing. I’ve got three series on the go at varying stages: First up, there’s the Diamond Series, my Old Timey Westerns. The last book in the series, EMERALD SEA, is kicking my behind. It’s not coming together as easily as I’d like (when do they, Cassandra asks herself ruefully). The heroine, Hope, hasn’t changed much but I’ve changed my mind on who the hero, Jake, is. Even his name has changed, from the eloquent and biblical Jacob to the more decisive derivative, Jake. (As an aside, I’ve kind of kicked myself with this, as generic action heroes are always named John or Jack or Jake – check out any action movie of the last twenty years. You won’t find a Paul or Daniel amongst them. But…completely off topic). The plot has changed slightly to incorporate this new version of Jake, but I’m still having issues with the flow. Oh wells, it will come. Much like Christmas.

The Silk Series is steaming away like nobody’s business. SILK & SCARS, the third in the series, is with my editor and will be released in the first half of this year. SILK & SCHOLAR, the next in the series, is bubbling away nicely and I’m really enjoying Etta and Christopher’s shenanigans. Oh my, but Christopher loves to niggle Etta. Tis a thing of beauty.

The third series is brand new and in early concept stages – THE CHARRINGTON SISTERS. Based around three sisters venturing into the marriage mart in Regency London, this series will see me finally writing my regencies! Only took me what, nine or ten books? Well done, Cassandra.

Right, well I guess I better get back to it. These books aren’t going to write themselves (unfortunately).

Cassandra
xx

Happy Birthday, SILK & SCANDAL! I’m celebrating with a #giveaway

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Happy 1st Book Birthday
SILK & SCANDAL!

 

To celebrate SILK & SCANDAL’s first book birthday, I’m holding a giveaway. Enter via Rafflecopter below to go in the running to win:
 

* An ebook copy of SILK & SCANDAL
* A Prize of Mystery

 
International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter. The giveaway ends on 16 May, so make sure you enter quick.
 

 
Thanks for celebrating with me, peeps!

SILK & SCORN is now available!

Peeps, today’s the day! SILK & SCORN is now available for purchase!
 
Silk & Scorn by Cassandra Dean, The Silk Series Book 2 Decadent Publishing
 
To celebrate, SILK & SCANDAL, The Silk Series Book 1, and TEACH ME are on sale for $0.99! Make sure you hurry, though, this is for a strictly limited time only.

Alrighty, that’s it! I hope you enjoy Sarah and Arthur’s story!

Cassandra
xx
 
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SILK & SCORN Cover Reveal

Peeps, it’s finally here! SILK & SCORN‘s Cover Reveal!

Stop by all the blogs for your chance to win and to check out SILK & SCORN‘s cover.
 
13 February 2014
Zee Monodee – Author’s Corner
Mark of the Stars
A Passion for Romance
Rise of the Slush
Jennah Scott
Libby Waterford, Romance Writer
Sara Daniel Romance Author
JoAnne Kenrick
EE Carter

15 February 2014
Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
Nana Prah, Writing Romance & Loving Life
Love Knows No Bounds
Writery
Creative Conversations
At The End Of The Day

16 February 2014
Cate Masters
History in the Hot Lane
 
 
 

SILK & SCORN Release Date and Cover Reveal

Fantastic news, peeps – SILK & SCORN is on its way!
 
Silk & Scorn by Cassandra Dean book 2 in the Silk Series Decadent Publishing

No matter how much their mothers wanted Sarah and Arthur to wed, Sarah had loathed him. However, circumstance and her late husband’s father conspire against her, and she is forced to turn to Arthur for help. Perhaps she needs his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become…or her reaction to him.

His childhood nemesis is the last person Arthur Davenport expected to require his services. When a spurious claim against her late husband’s estate brings Sarah Wetherall to his door, he can’t refuse the pretty widow, no matter how much he wants to.

Thrown together by fate, will they discover there is a fine line between scorn and passion?

The Silk Series Book 2
Early Victorian Sweet Romance

 
 
And more good news, SILK & SCORN will be released on
 

19 February 2014

 
To celebrate, I’m revealing the cover on a whole series of blogs over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Make sure you stop by any or all of them to see the GORGEOUS cover. There will also be a bit of a giveaway – stopping by each blog will increase your chances.
 
13 February 2014
Zee Monodee – Author’s Corner
Mark of the Stars
A Passion for Romance
Rise of the Slush
Jennah Scott
Libby Waterford, Romance Writer
Sara Daniel Romance Author
JoAnne Kenrick
EE Carter

15 February 2014
Kathleen’s Place to Reflect
Nana Prah, Writing Romance & Loving Life
Love Knows No Bounds
Writery
Creative Conversations
At The End Of The Day

16 February 2014
Cate Masters
History in the Hot Lane
 
Make sure you stop by and celebrate with me, peeps! I’m so proud of this series and I hope you enjoy Sarah and Arthur’s story 🙂
 
 
 

SILK & SCANDAL Virtual Book Tour Starts Today

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Presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, the SILK & SCANDAL Virtual Book Tour starts today. Follow the tour for your chance to WIN a USD$25 Amazon Gift Card, as well as SILK & SCANDAL swag.

Make sure you stop by and comment at the following stops:
 
July 15: Romantic Historical Lovers
July 16: Flirting With Romance
July 16: Queen of the Night Reviews
July 18:  Books and Other Spells
July 18:  Long Ago Love – an interview and a review
July 19: Krystal Shannan – Where Love and Destiny Collide
July 19: Charlene Raddon’s Chatterblog
 
See you on the tour, peeps.
 
 
Silk & Scandal by Cassandra Dean book 1 in the Silk Series Decadent Publishing

 
Eight years ago…
Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends. Over the wall separating their homes, Thomas and Nicola talked of all things – his studies to become a barrister, her frustrations with a lady’s limitations.

All things end.
When her diplomat father gains a post in Hong Kong, Nicola must follow. Bored and alone, she falls into scandal. Mired in his studies of the law and aware of the need for circumspection, Thomas feels forced to sever their ties.

But now Lady Nicola is back…and she won’t let him ignore her.
 
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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!

 
 

Have you been watching…Silk

Have you been watching...Cassandra Dean shares her love of TV

My love of TV + my blog = Awesome fun sharing times.
Enjoy the shows I think are The Shizz

 

 
Silk is a BBC TV series about barristers in a law chamber vying for a chance to earn their ‘silk’, or become a Queens Counsel. Our heroine is Martha Costello, a barrister who has many a front to fight – being a woman in a predominantly male occupation, being from a working class background. 250px-Silk_(TV_series) Martha is a dedicated and extremely intelligent barrister and has gotten where she is through hard work and determination. The other candidate for silk – and Martha’s antogonist – is Clive Reeder, a barrister from a privileged background. He’s also a bit smarmy, and you just want Martha to pound him into the dirt, which she does. Heh.

I really, really enjoy Silk. It’s an intelligent, well-structured show with great characters and wonderful actors. Aside from Martha and Clive, there is the fantastic character of Billy, senior law clerk in their chambers. He’s an appropriately shady charcter, dedicated to his barristers and making sure they get the cases they need – in whatever way he can finangle.

The head writer, Peter Moffat (no relation to he of Doctor Who fame), was a law professional in a former life, and this shows clearly in the authenticity of the writing. In point of fact, I was so intrigued by Silk that I wrote a book featuring barristers, which then turned into a series!

Series 3 will be filmed later on this year and I can’t wait to see what shenanigans Martha and co get up to.
 
 

You can check out Silk at:
the Website ~ Amazon.com ~ IMDb