Thursday, April 10, 2014

Virtual Book Tour: Silk and Scorn

Please welcome author Cassandra Dean and her new release, Silk and Scorn.  At each stop on her tour, Cassandra will be awarding a signed Silk and Scorn postcard and a Silk and Scorn magnet to a randomly drawn commenter, as well as a Grand Prize of a $15 Amazon GC, a hard copy* and eBook copy of Silk and Scandal,the Silk series book #1, a Silk and Scorn mug, a signed Silk and Scorn postcard and a Silk and Scorn magnet to one randomly drawn commenter (this is an international giveaway).
*hard copy will be printed and bound, not an official bound paperback.

The more you comment, the greater your chances of winning. To find the other stops on the tour, go here. And look for the rafflecopter at the end of this post. Also, look for my review of the book, which follows this post.

The Questions

1)      You’re marooned on a small island with one person and one item of your choice—who is that
person and what item do you have?
Macgyver and a gin & tonic. I will then slowly slip the gin & tonic as I watch Macgyver get us out of this situation with the lint he found in his pocket and an old gum wrapper.

2)      Which musical would you say best exemplifies your life – and which character in that musical are you?
Beauty and the Beast – only because I LOVE that fairy tale with a fiery passion. As for which character…I guess Belle?

    3)    Take these three words and give me a 100 word or less scenario using them:  night, union,  minute
In less than a minute, night fell upon the union.

    4)    You’ve just been let loose in the world of fiction, with permission to make love to anyone you want. Who do you choose and why?
Mal Reynolds from Firefly, because he’s played by Nathan Fillion. Oh my, how I lust after that man!
However, then I would feel super guilty because clearly Inara and Mal are each other’s great loves and I really shouldn’t come between them… J

5)      What is your idea of how to spend romantic time with your significant other?
Hanging together and chatting about nothing, with no distractions and no concerns. That sounds like bliss.

6)      When you start a new story, do you begin with a character, or a plot?
Generally it will be a ‘what if’ idea. What if a recent widow’s late husband had no will? What if the only person who could help her was her childhood nemesis? What if they fell in love?
And that’s how SILK & SCORN began!

7)      If they were to make the story of your life into a movie, who should play you?
Maggie Gyllenhaal. I don’t know why, she’s just the first actress that popped into my head!

   8)      Who’s your favorite horror villain and why?

   9)      Do you have an historical crush and if so, who is it?
I can’t say as I do have a historical crush. Am I boring? Is this a thing? Should I rush out and get one???

   10)   Is there a story that you’d like to tell but you think the world isn’t ready to receive it?
Nope, the world is definitely ready for all my ideas!

Silk and Scorn - The Silk Series Book 2
by Cassandra Dean



No matter how much their mothers wanted Sarah and Arthur to wed, Sarah had loathed him. However, circumstance and her late husband’s father conspire against her, and she is forced to turn to Arthur for help. Perhaps she needs his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become…or her reaction to him.

His childhood nemesis is the last person Arthur Davenport expected to require his services. When a spurious claim against her late husband’s estate brings Sarah Wetherall to his door, he can’t refuse the pretty widow.

Thrown together by fate, will they discover there is a fine line between scorn and passion?



“Stop looking at me like that.”

“Like what?”

Ignoring the sudden thud of her heart, she waved her hand. “That.”

His fingers rubbed his cuff. “I’m not looking at you in any particular way.”

“Yes. You are.” A way that made her feel shivery and weak and desperately wanting his body against hers. She had wanted to see him, had wanted…something, but this was too much, too fast.

She squared her shoulders. “I’m leaving.”

“Are you?” He took a step forward.

The chair behind her, she couldn’t take a step back. Not that she would. Oh no, she wouldn’t give him the satisfaction. “Yes! Must you answer everything with a question?”

He took another step forward. “Am I?”

He was so close, she could see the faint pattern of freckles on his skin. “What are you doing?”

He was silent a long moment. “I don’t know.”

“Well, you should know. You should be aware of your actions and their consequences.” Words bubbled from her, nerves running them together. “This is insupportable, ridiculous, and—and—”

“Sarah. Hush.” He put his hand to her cheek.

Slowly, she covered his hand with hers. The air between them thickened, as if a hundred thousand expectations rode the space.

She didn’t know if it were she or him who swayed first, but their lips brushed. Soft, gentle, his lips clung to hers, and she could not remember ever feeling such sweetness in her life.

They parted. Opening her eyes, she found a hesitant hazel gaze regarding her. She couldn’t describe how she felt. She felt warm and comforted and happy and hopeful. She felt…possibility.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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