22 April 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Silk & Scholar, Silk Series #4, by Cassandra Dean

The much anticipated next installment of the Silk series is finally here!

Will a firebrand and her antagonist discover passion of a different kind?

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Silk & Scholar
Cassandra Dean
Series: The Silk Series, Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance, Sweet Romance, Victorian Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: March 7, 2017

Most ladies dream of finding a husband, but Etta Wilding-Marsh dreams of the law. Establishing a law school for women is the determined firebrandÕs dearest ambition and she has no time for distraction and certainly no time for the wickedly handsome antagonist from her youth.

After years of annoying her from afar, Lord Christopher Hiddleston leaps at the chance to return to Cambridge and the fiery girl he has never forgotten. Now a successful Gothic novelist, Christopher will use his notoriety to support the school...and drive Etta wild.

A chance meeting leads to another, and then the firebrand and the antagonist find a passion of a different sort. But can a woman who dreams too much and a man who never does truly find a happily ever after?

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Excerpt

Closing his mouth, Christopher turned to her. “Did your father just leave?”

Etta sat up straight. “Yes. Would you like dessert?”

“Your father just left. The house.”

“Yes.”

“Leaving you with a man to whom you are not related.”

“This is not a troublesome thing.”

“Yes, it is,” he exploded. “It is a troublesome thing. I am troubled. Is this the care he takes of you? Is this how he shows his concern?”

Her brow creased. “It is how he’s always been, but I am not often home for dinner. The Havisham does well, or when Gwen is home, I—” She paled. Swallowing, she continued, “I do not often eat here.”

“How he’s—” Of a sudden, her presence at The Havisham Arms all those years ago made sense. How it was always she and Gwen alone, never accompanied. Never protected. “My god.” Rubbing his jaw, he shook his head. “My god.”

Brows drawn and clearly confused, she said, “Are you well?”

He wanted to go to her. He wanted wrap her in his embrace and never let her go. Did her father not know the lively, passionate, intelligent woman his daughter was?

Exhaling, he placed his hands on the table. “How can he treat you such? Those things he said…. He discounts your opinion as if it is nothing. Does he not know his daughter? Does he not know the amazing brain you have? My god, I had to work to keep up with you. Every argument you countered, with passion and vigour. He is a fool if he does not see it. If he doesn’t see you.”

Etta stared at him and the next thing he knew, she’d somehow made her way around the table, her arms were about him, and her lips were on his.

Before he could react, she pulled back, her expression falling. “Did I not do it right?”

Why did she think that, because he hadn’t immediately responded? How could he, when she’d taken him completely by surprise? “Etta—”

She continued as if he hadn’t spoken. “I knew I wouldn’t do it right, I knew it would be disaster and…oh Lord, it was a disaster, wasn’t it? Why did I even attempt it? I apologise, I apologise profusely—”

“Etta.”

She fell silent, wide brown eyes drowning him.

Cupping her face, he said, “I’m going to kiss you now.”


“Oh.” She closed her eyes. “All right.” 



Check out the other books in the Silk series by Cassandra Dean

Book CoverSilk & Scandal

Eight years ago Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends, but when her diplomat father departs London, Nicola must follow. Bored, she falls into scandal and Thomas, studying to become a barrister, is forced to sever their ties.

Now Lady Nicola is back and she wont let him ignore her.



Book Cover Silk & Scorn

No matter how much their mothers wished them wed, Sarah Wetherall loathed Arthur Davenport. Circumstance, however, conspires against her and perhaps she does need his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become or her reaction to him.



Book CoverSilk & Scars

For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more.



Praise for the Silk Series

An absolutely fabulous novella from their first letter until their last.
- Lady Rhyleigh, ARe Cafe on Silk & Scandal

It takes a special kind of talent to craft a compelling short story-it takes very unique talent indeed to create characters as engaging and sympathetic as those found in Cassandra Dean's stories...
- Bridget, The Romance Reviews on Silk & Scorn

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Giveaway

Be the Lucky Winner!
$10 Gift Card + Silk & Scandal eBook
Contest runs from April 17 - 29, 2017



About Cassandra Dean

Author PicCassandra Dean is the author of historical romance ranging from sweet to steamy, playing about in the eras, roaming from Ancient Rome to Victorian to the Old West and beyond. Her books take readers on an emotional rollercoaster, from the lowest of lows to the joyous of highs. And, of course, her characters fall into the forever kind of love.

Cassandra is proud to call South Australia her home, where she regularly cheers on her AFL football team and creates her next tale.



Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from April 17 - 29, 2017.

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