Since I’ve posted sneak peeks of upcoming stuff this week so far, how about I keep that up with a snippet from LAND’S END – my futuristic novella from the THERE ALL ALONG duology I’m in with Megan Hart out in December of this year.
LANDS’S END by Lauren Dane … The Land’s End highway is one of the most dangerous places in the universe. The constant peril of brigands keeps Verity Coleman stuck in Silver Cliffs, dreaming of the open road—and of Loyal Alsbaugh, the tall and silent highway patrolman. When her town is attacked, Verity has a chance to win over Loyal’s muted heart. But will his wounded past make him leave her along the road, or can she convince him to take her along?
BY THE SEA OF SAND by Megan Hart
By the Sea of Sand by Megan Hart … Captain Kason Reed was willing to give his life to the Shieren Defense Forces, but now he can’t remember anything but bits and pieces of the war. When his sexual attraction to his nurse, Teila, causes him to make advances towards her, she becomes the aggressor, urging him with her body to explore the memories of his past—memories that all seem to draw him back to Teila…
I realized I hadn’t posted the cover here yet either – hotness, no?
There all Along: LAND’S END by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in trade paper and in digital formats December 2013
She dried the last of the dishes and hung the towel on the peg.
“Would you like some music then?”
“I would. I brought you some books as well.”
She smiled. When he visited he not only brought her little indulgences, but important things like books and periodicals. She loved to read and he did as well. He brought her all manner of things, from light and breezy stories of fancy and love to heavier, darker tales. Reference manuals she kept in her kitchen shelves. She traded the books around the garrison and they ended up in the library when she was done. She wasn’t the only one who loved to read.
Her music player was charged and soft music played through the room after she hit the switch. He’d built a fire earlier on so the living room was cozy and warm. He handed her a large bundle and she settled on her settee to look through the titles as he settled in the large chair and pulled the newspaper out.
It was so lovely. Normal and yet, a rare treat as he’d be gone in just days and she’d be alone here once more. His smell filled the space and she breathed it deep, wanting to be bold enough to tell him how much she wanted him to touch her. Damning the world she’d been raised in, the world that had kept her from knowledge, had raised her to always use soft words, to keep her gaze averted and to wait for the man to do the talking and action taking.
It was a silly world and it had raised silly women all chafing at the rules that were supposed to protect them. From what no one ever seemed to want to tell her.
She only knew that she was fortunate not to be under a man’s thumb any longer. That her independence came at a cost, and one she’d pay a thousand times over to be in her own place, on her own terms. One she also realized wouldn’t last forever, but she planned to enjoy it as long as she could.