Countdown to SWAY – Snippet One
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

I thought it might be fun to have some little glimpses of SWAY as we count down to the release date for CHERISHED…


Levi Warner is an established, older man—wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited 24-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young, free spirit, brings out something in him he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation, and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life.

“Awesome. And no, not inviting him to Delicious. We have a date for drinks and dinner on Monday night. Sushi.” She didn’t mention the dress thing he said, though it still flooded her with a sexual thrill every time she thought of it. Of the way he’d just told her what to wear. Of the way she got off on it.

“Why? Are you ashamed of us?” Gillian winked.

Gillian had been the first of their group to get engaged. They’d watched her fall in love with Adrian Brown, the father of her son and all-around super hottie mchotpants rockstar over the last six months. Gillian was a very private person and it had been hard for her to open her life to Adrian and it had been her friends who’d continued to push her, knowing they needed each other. Knowing Gillian deserved to be loved.

So of course she got a kick out of needling Daisy right then.

“It’s only a second date. You guys are special. He doesn’t get any of you unless I know he’ll be around a while. Otherwise it’s a waste. You’re all too wonderful to waste. And I don’t want my lovely dinner to be wrecked with date angst. Plus, as you’re finally going to tell us when you’ve decided to stop living in sin with your baby daddy, I want to have all my attention for celebrating.”

Gillian laughed, delighted. “Are we that obvious?”

5 comments to “Countdown to SWAY – Snippet One”

  1. Christine
    August 1st, 2012 at 8:07 am · Link

    These little teases are just about painful at this point. Hanging on by a thread till the August 7th.



  2. Aurore
    August 1st, 2012 at 10:53 am · Link

    Great idea! I’m looking forward to the snippets this week… and the whole book at the end!



  3. Viki S.
    August 1st, 2012 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Great idea, thanks!



  4. Diane
    August 1st, 2012 at 4:40 pm · Link

    More more more…



  5. Melanie
    August 3rd, 2012 at 8:39 am · Link

    God …. 4 more days …. the longest days of my life!