by Cassandra Dean
Hi peeps! Cassandra Dean here, armed and overwhelming ready to chat with you all!
So extremely exciting news – my second book, Teach Me, is out February 21st, 2012! Teach Me was a labour of love from beginning to end, and I’m absolutely ecstatic it will be available from Decadent Publishing very soon.
The Story Behind the Story
The idea for Teach Me came at a low point in my life. I hadn’t written anything for ages, and was not in the right frame of mind to turn this around. To cheer myself, I decided to achieve another of my life goals, and thus I booked a three-month holiday around Europe.
After a few days hanging out in London with a friend who resided there, I then journeyed to Glasgow to begin the second part of my trip, a two-week bus tour of Scotland. About four days in, the block that had plagued me for so long suddenly lifted and all my creativity came flooding back. Instead of staring at the back of heads, the epilogue of what eventually became Teach Me popped into my head and I couldn’t for the life of me get rid of it.
However, as I was convinced I wouldn’t need such, I had packed no pen and no paper with me and so couldn’t write my idea down. Silly Cassandra! Luckily, most hotels will set out a lovely pen and pad on the desk in their rooms. Huzzah! So that night I appropriated my assigned pen and paper, and spent all evening detailing my idea. For the rest of the three months I was in Europe, I scribbled away at my pad every spare moment I had. It certainly amused my fellow travellers to no end!
After my return home, I wrote and wrote and Teach Me was born. The rest, as they say, is history!
So what, precisely, is Teach Me all about? Teach Me is the tale of a curious widowed lass who seeks to enhance her knowledge of erotic pleasure. She gets more than she bargained for when her tutor turns out to be the dissolute Earl of Malvern...
Not convinced? Well, let me attempt to convince you of the awesomeness of Teach Me some more, with cunningly arranged words and punctuation which results in the fabulous blurb below:
Ever curious, Elizabeth, Viscountess Rocksley, has turned her curiosity to erotic pleasure. Three years a widow, she boldly employs the madame 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.
Sounds pretty nifty, hey? :D
And now, just because I’m super awesome, a contest! Comment below and go in the running to win a prize* pack containing an ebook copy of Teach Me, a signed Teach Me postcard, a Teach Me magnet and a Teach Me keyring!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy Teach Me!
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**The small print: Comment before midnight on Friday, March 2, 2012 (Australian Central Daylight Saving Time) to be entered to win one (1) ebook copy of TEACH ME, one (1) signed TEACH ME postcard, one (1) TEACH ME magnet and one (1) TEACH ME keyring. Winner will be selected via random.org, with winner’s name posted on Cassandra’s blog by March 6, 2012. Cassandra will also contact the winner by e-mail; the winner will be required to reply with their postal address so Cassandra can send the prize to them. Only one entry per ISP address. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
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