Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SILK & SCANDAL by Cassandra Dean, part of Decadent TEASE: Captivate!

Hi peeps, 

I’m so excited and very honoured to be here with you all, chatting about SILK & SCANDAL, the first book from the brand new Decadent Tease: Captivate imprint. It’s such an honour to help launch Decadent Tease, along with other fabulous authors. Seriously, peeps, you have to check the books out, there are some mighty irresistible titles coming from Decadent Tease!

However, let me tell you about my irresistible 
title ;)  SILK & SCANDAL is, as I mentioned, part of Decadent Tease: Captivate, the historical imprint. SILK & SCANDAL is the tale of circumspect lawyer, Thomas Cartwright, and scandal-wreathed Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons. Growing up, their houses in London were divided only by a wall, and they often found themselves conversing over the wall dividing their houses. They quickly became firm friends, but one day Nicola’s diplomat father received a post in far Hong Kong and they were separated. Bored and alone, Nicola became caught in scandal after scandal, and the ambitions Thomas held to become a barrister and a member of parliament dictated he could no longer hold acquaintance with her.

Eight years pass.

One day, Thomas is surprised in his law chambers by the newly-returned-to-London Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons...and she wont’ let him ignore her.

I had such a ball with Nicola and Thomas! Nicola is such a force of nature, but all her bright smiles and running roughshod disguise an uncertain girl who has never been certain anyone’s affection. Thomas wants so much to be the perfect son to his adopted parents, and strives to an unrealistic that might keep him and Nicola apart.

Thanks so much for stopping by, peeps. I hope you enjoy SILK & SCANDAL, the Silk Series and all the fabulous stories from Decadent Tease.

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. 

Cassandra grew up daydreaming, inventing fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures. Once she learned to read (First phrase – To the Beach. True story), she was never without a book, reading of other people’s fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures.

Fairy tales, Famous Fives, fantasies and fancies; horror stories, gumshoe detectives, science fiction; Cassandra read it all. Then she discovered Romance and a true passion was born.

So, once upon a time, after making a slight detour into the world of finance, Cassandra tried her hand at writing. After a brief foray into horror, she couldn’t discount her true passion. She started to write Romance and fell head over heels.

The love affair exists to this very day.

Cassandra lives in Adelaide, South Australia. 


Cassandra Dean said...

Thanks so much for having me on the blog, and MASSIVE YAY for SILK & SCANDAL's release!

Barbara Elsborg said...

Sounds a great story, Cass!

Cassandra Dean said...

Thanks, Barbara! :)

Caffey said...

I just got this yesterday! I've so enjoyed your historicals and excited to read this one