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By Cassandra Dean
Peeps! Exciting news! Teach Me is now available in PRINT!!! I’m so thrilled that I can now hold a print copy of a book I wrote in my hands. I was so very proud when my first book, Enslaved, was published in ebook. I was equally proud when Teach Me was published, also in ebook. However, there's just something different about holding a copy of the book you wrote in your hands, all professionally bound and looking like those book things you've purchased and devoured for years.
Now, something I created can sit amongst the books from authors I've admired for years. I can't tell you the thrill such a notion gives me! I so love this book. The idea for it came about during a dark period in my life, where I was convinced I would NEVER. WRITE. AGAIN. All my ideas had dried up, and not even an ember of creativity resided within me. It was a horrible time, and I hope it never happens again.
Anyhoo, to cheer myself I decided upon a three month holiday to Great Britain and Europe. I had always wanted to visit my ancestral homeland (England and Scotland), and this time seemed to be ideal. So I bought myself a backpack and a plane ticket, and hied myself to the UK.
First up, a few days in London visiting with a friend. Fun times abounded, and slowly all the negativity and yuckiness sloughed from me. Next up, a two week bus tour of Scotland. Huzzah!
I'd always wanted to see the land of my great-grandfather, and due to the rather awesome historical series, A History of Britain, had a mad hankering to see Skara Brae. While on this bus tour, all of a sudden a complete scene popped into my head. A cold, impassive man watched a bright, bubbly woman from across a ballroom, love and amusement winding through him, though none could observe such on his face. She catches him looking and, flirtatiously, beckons him come to her. He, devoted to her and rather amused by the depth of his love, acquiesces. Sexy times abound. Well, peeps, I couldn't believe it. I was creative again, after so long without even a whiff. Frantic, I recorded the scene and spent the next two months fleshing the story out. The eventual result was Teach Me . I am so very happy to be able to share this story with you all, and I hope you'll drop by and let me know what you think!
Thanks so much for hanging with me, and I hope you all enjoy Teach Me!
Ever curious, Elizabeth, Viscountess Rocksley, has turned her curiosity to erotic pleasure. Three years a widow, she boldly employs the madam 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.
~ Excerpt ~
Moments passed, the Earl’s impassive gaze weighing heavy upon Elizabeth. An overwhelming urge to twist her fingers assaulted her, but what if her fidgeting made him refuse? He seemed to make some decision.
“I shall show you carnal pleasure, madam. As you say, both to receive and to give. However, pregnancy should be avoided at all costs.” His eyes flickered, the first sign of something resembling emotion crossing his face. “I will not marry you, no matter the circumstance.”
Well, of course he wouldn’t. She wouldn’t wed him either. In any event, conception was not a concern for her, not after a marriage that had never yielded— Good Lord. He spoke of practical application. He spoke of touching and kissing and—was it warmer of a sudden?
He continued with barely a pause. “Actual penetration will be avoided. While many people extol the virtues of withdrawal, I remain unconvinced. We will discuss methods of contraception during your education, but the most effective method is always avoidance. You are in agreement?”
Still confused but now with cheeks aflame, Elizabeth nodded. In all her life, no one had ever spoken so frankly. This, combined with his matter-of-fact manner and lack of emotion, banished any lingering apprehension and left only the excitement. Glorious, thrilling excitement.
“Excellent.” Stepping close to her once more, he brushed his hand from her neck to her shoulder, the back of his fingers now warm against her skin. “Shall we begin?”
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