Spotlight: Silk & Scholar by Cassandra Dean

The much anticipated next installment of
the Silk series is finally here!
Will a firebrand and her antagonist
discover passion of a different kind?
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SILK & SCHOLAR
Cassandra Dean
Series: The Silk Series, Book 4
Genre: Historical Romance, Sweet Romance, Victorian Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Most ladies dream of finding a husband, but Etta Wilding-Marsh dreams of the law. Establishing a law school for women is the determined firebrandÕs dearest ambition and she has no time for distraction and certainly no time for the wickedly handsome antagonist from her youth.
After years of annoying her from afar, Lord Christopher Hiddleston leaps at the chance to return to Cambridge and the fiery girl he has never forgotten. Now a successful Gothic novelist, Christopher will use his notoriety to support the school…and drive Etta wild.
A chance meeting leads to another, and then the firebrand and the antagonist find a passion of a different sort. But can a woman who dreams too much and a man who never does truly find a happily ever after?

Exclusive Excerpt

“What is your novel to be about?”
A strange kind of excitement filled Christopher. “I thought in the first novel, she could be a client of the inquiry agent and proves herself invaluable in solving the case. Of course, he thinks her frivolous to begin with, but, over the course of the novel, he realises she is more than what she seems and comes to rely upon her insight and counsel.”
Etta regarded him for the longest time, so long his stomach felt like lead. “It sounds interesting,” she finally said.
Relief tore through him, and he gave a cocky grin. “Of course it’s interesting. I shall write it.”
She rolled her eyes. “I should have known better than to think you would be serious for half a minute.”
Sobering, he said, “Would you read it? If you saw it in a shop, would you pick it up?”
“Perhaps.”
He released the breath he hadn’t known he had taken. Her opinion mattered. It always had. In fact… “I should like it if you would consult on it.”
She blinked. “I beg your pardon.”
“I should like it if you would consult. Be my editor, as it were.” He warmed to the idea. “You were practically my editor on the first story anyway.”
“I beg your pardon?”
“Your comments.” She still looked utterly confused. “On the passages I included with the articles.”
“You mean those gothic scribbles you sent with the articles You actually applied my criticisms?”
Now she seemed shocked as well as confused. “Of course. You were correct, every time.”
Here was a sight he’d never thought he’d see. Etta Wilding-Marsh, stymied. “Will you be my consultant?”
She seemed to snap herself out of it. “I shall have to think on it.”
Something inside him dulled, but he swallowed it with a grin. “Don’t think too long. Others would clamour for the opportunity.”
“Then perhaps you should ask them.”

He merely continued to grin.

“I have to go,” she stammered. “Gwen—the duchess—is expecting me.”

“Of course,” he murmured.

She made to move past him only to hesitate. “You truly wish my opinion?”

“Of course.”

A smile lit her face, blinding in its brilliance.
He sucked in his breath. Heart pounding, he nodded dumbly as she said another good-bye and left, glancing over her shoulder with another smile before disappearing around the corner.
Regaining his breath, he silently recounted the last few moments. He, apparently, was to write a series, and not just any series, but a detective series. Something he’d barely allowed himself to think of, he’d blurted out to Etta without a thought. And then, he’d asked her to help him with it. And she had smiled at him.

Other Books by the Author

Check out the other books in the Silk series by Cassandra Dean.
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Silk & Scandal
Series The Silk Series, Book 1
Eight years ago Thomas Cartwright and Lady Nicola Fitzgibbons were friends, but when her diplomat father departs London, Nicola must follow. Bored, she falls into scandal and Thomas, studying to become a barrister, is forced to sever their ties.
Now Lady Nicola is back and she wonÕt let him ignore her.
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Silk & Scorn
Series The Silk Series, Book 2
No matter how much their mothers wished them wed, Sarah Wetherall loathed Arthur Davenport. Circumstance, however, conspires against her and perhaps she does need his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become or her reaction to him.
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Silk & Scars
Series The Silk Series, Book 3
For over a year, Miss Gwendolyn Parkes and the Duke of Sowrith have corresponded. At first an error, the letters quickly became something much more, a friendship forged on like minds and perhaps the hope of something more.

Praise for the Silk Series

An absolutely fabulous novella from their first letter until their last.
– Lady Rhyleigh, ARe Cafe on Silk & Scandal
It takes a special kind of talent to craft a compelling short story-it takes very unique talent indeed to create characters as engaging and sympathetic as those found in Cassandra Dean’s stories…
– Bridget, The Romance Reviews on Silk & Scorn

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Contest runs from April 17 – 29, 2017.

About Cassandra Dean

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Cassandra Dean is the author of historical romance ranging from sweet to steamy, playing about in the eras, roaming from Ancient Rome to Victorian to the Old West and beyond. Her books take readers on an emotional rollercoaster, from the lowest of lows to the joyous of highs. And, of course, her characters fall into the forever kind of love.
Cassandra is proud to call South Australia her home, where she regularly cheers on her AFL football team and creates her next tale.
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