By Cassandra Dean
A wonderful thing happened this month – I celebrated three years published! However, being the slack slacker that I am, I only celebrated this in my head. For shame, Cassandra. To rectify this, I thought I’d chat a bit about it now (about two weeks after it happened *shakes head ruefully*)
So, on 16 July 2011, my very first book was published. ENSLAVED was a labour of love, a story that exploded into being in one intense weekend. Starting off as a short story, ENSLAVED was accepted by Decadent Publishing and then began the editing, editing that saw the short story of 16,000 words grow to a short novel of 45,000.
TEACH ME followed, a story near and dear to my heart. It was the first book I finished, and follows my most favouritist of tropes, Beauty and the Beast.
The Diamond Series was next, ROUGH DIAMOND and FOOL’S GOLD. A foray into the old west, I’ll be capping the series with EMERALD SEA (once I find the time to write it!)
The Silk Series followed, tales of law-loving peeps and their true loves. A five-book series, the first two books, SILK & SCANDAL and SILK & SCORN are now available and I’m working on the third in the series, SILK & SCARS.
I’m so privileged to enjoy this career and celebrate three years on this journey. So, to celebrate, I’m offering a giveaway! Enter via rafflecopter to win an ebook copy of ANY of my Decadent Publishing titles. How super cool is that?
Finally, and most importantly, I’d like to thank you all for journeying with me. Here’s the the next three years and many more.
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.
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