Cover Reveal, Cassandra O’Leary, Heart Note 💗

Heart Note

Love is like a fine perfume. The top note draws you in, an instant attraction, but the Heart Note is the true essence. Like true love. A great perfume should be a woman’s perfect match.

At least, that’s what Lily Lucas tells the perfume counter customers. Personally, Lily is tired of perfumes with a sickly sweet top note that make her dizzy. She definitely does not want to stick her nose in another scent with a base note of stinky old socks.

After leaving her home in Sydney, Lily moves to Melbourne and a new job as a perfume counter manager in a major department store. One day she wants to own a Parisian-style perfumerie, but at the moment she’s spritzing perfume on unsuspecting customers and ringing up purchases until she falls off her high heels at the end of a long day.

The high point of Lily’s work life is Christos Cyriakos, the ex-cop senior security guard, who happens to look like a Greek god. She’d happily stare at him all day, but keeps falling at his feet like a klutz. It’s kind of embarrassing. No other man has ever had this effect on her. He smells so good up close, she gets a little woozy. But in a good way.

Rumours about Christos swirl around the department store staff. There’s a scent of scandal. The reason he quit the police force wasn’t a happy one. But he’s the strong, silent type. A mystery box. Lily hopes she can get close enough to unwrap him. When he asks for her help, it seems like the perfect opportunity to get to know him better…if she can trust him.
It’s almost Christmas and the whole store is bedecked with decorations, and Lily has to gift wrap and sell eleventy billion gift sets assisted by a team of glamorous spritzer chicks. Meanwhile sneaky guys are trying to get into the store room at night and stock is going missing. It could be an inside job. Lily helps Christos setup a sting. They are a team, sort of. But why won’t he confide in her?

She’d like to be kissed by Christos (and more) preferably not while wearing the hideous red velvet onesie and reindeer antlers all the spritzer chicks are supposed to wear. But can they solve a crime, and get it together to go on an actual date before Christmas?

Publication date – 6th November 2017


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About Cassandra O’Leary

**Winner of the We Heart New Talent contest, HarperCollins UK. Nominated for BEST NEW AUTHOR in the 2016 AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards for excellence in Australian romance fiction.**

Cassandra O’Leary is a romance and women’s fiction author, communications specialist, avid reader, film and TV fangirl and admirer of pretty, shiny things.

In 2015, Cassandra won the We Heart New Talent contest run by Avon Books/HarperCollins UK. Her debut romantic comedy novel, Girl on a Plane, was published in July 2016. Cassandra was also a 2015 finalist in the Lone Star writing contest, Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America, and a 2014 finalist in the First Kiss contest, Romance Writers of Australia.

Cassandra is a mother of two gorgeous, high-energy mini ninjas and wife to a spunky superhero. Living in Melbourne, Australia, she’s also travelled the world. If you want to send her to Italy or Spain on any food or wine tasting ‘research’ trips, that would be splendiferous. You’ll find Cassandra online, drinking coffee and possibly buying shoes. Oh, yes. And writing.

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A Woman of No Importance – Vaudeville 🎭

I don’t know much about Oscar Wilde I’m not going to lie but I do know that he wrote some amazing work, from Dorian Grey to the Importance of being Earnest.

His work is well known and his roles famous.

He was ahead of his time and dared to write what others would not.

So when I got the invite to see “A woman of no importance” at the Vaudeville theatre as part of their Oscar Wilde season, I, of course said yes.

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It all started with West End Live! 🦇 Bat out of Hell 🦇

It all started with West End Live!

I was in London with my friend Sadie, we were walking around trying to decide what to do when we were hit by the wonderful sound of musicals, I love a good musical.

I had no idea that West End live was on the day I went to London but I’m so glad it was.

We found somewhere to sit and made ourselves comfortable, it was perfect.

Then all of a sudden this man in tight trousers with amazing crazy blonde hair and eyeliner (I’m a sucker for a man in eyeliner) came onto stage, he starting belting out classic meatloaf.

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Labour of Love – Noel Coward 🎭

Politics, not my strong point.

I mean I know the basics, well I know who is prime minister (it’s a start).

I try to pay attention to what’s going on but it just goes over my head.

So when I saw that this play was about the Labour Party, I was a bit worried, but it turns out I didn’t need to worry.

Labour of Love (written by James Graham) is warm, witty and highly hilarious, you don’t need to know everything about politics to enjoy it.

The writing and superb acting from the cast will help you with that.

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