Snippet Saturday – Author’s Choice

Just a few more days until BENEATH THE SKIN is out so how about another taste of Gibson and Mia?

A whole world exists…beneath the skin.

Gibson de La Vega is the Bringer, one of the Alpha’s right-hand cats. It is his job to mete out justice and defend the law that holds their jamboree together.

After a contentious meeting with another jamboree, he’s shot—Mia stumbles onto the scene and saves his life. He’s immediately drawn to the female who dug three silver bullets from his body. Even after he discovers she’s a Porter, a family his own harmed grievously half a century before.

Mia has enough in her life. She’s recovering from a vicious hate crime—an attack using silver has affected her ability to do what she loves most. The last thing she needs is a bossy alpha cat like Gibson. A de La Vega no less.

Despite the myriad reasons to stay away, even as they continue to hunt down the would-be killers, their attraction deepens into something else entirely.

The answers they find bring that threat far closer to home than anyone could have imagined and it’ll be up to Gibson to end the mess once and for all. And up to Mia to stand at his side, even as he risks his life…

Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, Samhain Publishing
Releasing April 3

“Let’s stop at Max and Kendra’s a moment. I want to talk with him about what I found out today. I can drop you at home first if you prefer.”

She liked that he referred to his place as home for the both of them.

“No, that’s fine. Kendra’s cool. Plus, I want to hear what you’ve got planned. Just in case you try to ditch me or something.”

He snorted. “I’m not a weak-ass kitten. If I didn’t want you going, I’d say so and risk your wrath. As wraths go, it’s pretty spectacular anyway.”

“I must tell you that your compliments are totally unique. Awesome. But only you could say those things and make me know you mean them as a positive.”

He drove and she curled into the seat, just watching him. She was full to the point of bursting. Warm. Satisfied and in love.

Oh she’d tried to tell herself it was a relationship and eventually her like would be love. But it already was and more than that, she was imprinting on him. There was no going back from how she felt about Gibson. Not anymore. And she didn’t want to. It didn’t matter what her family thought. She loved them and wanted them to approve, but she wasn’t going to give him up.

“Wow, this is their house?” She sat up a little to take it in better. She sighted the guards. “Do you think three guards is enough?”

“You can see them?” He put the car in park and turned to her.

“Sure.” She pointed. “There on the left, over there in that tree and then north, at the back of the yard. We should have brought them something to eat.”

He snorted. “God. Don’t say stuff like that. They have breaks to eat. Their job is to guard the alpha pair, not to have a quilting bee.”

“You’re a dick. I’m sure they’d appreciate a sandwich.”

“First of all, I can guarantee Kendra has been out there messing with their schedule with her cookies and snacks as it is. I can’t boss her around. But you, missy, you I can. You said you’d obey me.”
She laughed then. Who’d have thought that he’d have such a great sense of humor?


“Second—and this is more interesting to me than Kendra giving my men brownies behind my back—you can see them. Why is that?”

“What do you mean? They’re right there.”

“Contrary to whatever you might think, bebe, they’re well hidden. It’s their job to be.”

“Well I can see Matt right there.” She pointed.

“Yes, you’re supposed to. He’s the clue that they’re being guarded. But the others? Not so much.” He looked out again and then back to her. “Tell me how you saw them. What drew your attention to them?”

Be Sure to Visit Today’s Other Snippeters!

Megan Hart:Read in bed!
Rhian Cahill
Eliza Gayle
Lissa Matthews
Mandy M Roth
Mari Carr
McKenna Jeffries
Myla Jackson
Taige Crenshaw
HelenKay Dimon
Lauren Dane
Leah Braemel
Shiloh Walker
Shelli Stevens

Today’s prize is a copy of WOLF UNBOUND. I’ll choose a winner from the comments and announce it in the winners post on Monday April 2!

25 comments to “Snippet Saturday – Author’s Choice”

  1. Louise
    March 31st, 2012 at 5:53 am · Link

    Ooh. I love that Mia is smart, and well-deserving of our Gibson. Thanks for sharing the snippety goodness!

  2. Diane
    March 31st, 2012 at 6:21 am · Link

    As you said just a few more days!!!
    Happy weekend everyone.

  3. Marc
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:03 am · Link

    Don’t enter me as I already own Wolf Unbound but I am wondering why, having read all your other books, I have not read the de La Vega series. I will have to rectify that.

  4. Elizabeth R
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:19 am · Link

    I love Tuesdays!!! I find myself requesting more Tuesday off from work just so I can sit in my favorite book store to check out the new releases. Plus theirs a bonus of the kids being in school. Yeah I LOVE Tuesdays!! 😀

  5. Michelle Bledsoe
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:26 am · Link

    I am so excited for Gibson’s book. I am so happy that Tuesday is only a couple of days away…

  6. Melissa B
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am · Link

    I can’t WAIT! Got my Kindle copy all preordered…YAY!!

  7. Christine
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:20 am · Link

    Love it. Can’t wait for Tuesday.

  8. Pam W.
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:42 am · Link

    I may be sitting at my Kindle waiting for it to download, and there is a very real possibility I will call in sick so i can read without interuption. I need this book.

  9. Na S.
    March 31st, 2012 at 10:34 am · Link

    They have great banter! Also, I love the cover 😀

  10. Hailey
    March 31st, 2012 at 11:11 am · Link

    I cant wait to read this book!!

  11. Melissa Lamb
    March 31st, 2012 at 11:38 am · Link

    Love it!!!! I can’t wait to read this!!!

  12. Viki S.
    March 31st, 2012 at 11:52 am · Link

    Excellent excerpt. Thank you.

  13. StacieD
    March 31st, 2012 at 12:12 pm · Link

    I love that she spotted the guards. Gibson seemed shocked and pleased.

  14. Vic
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:23 pm · Link

    LOVED this! Can’t wait until the 3rd and thanking god for auto-delivery to my kindle!

  15. Patti F
    March 31st, 2012 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. Love the cover!!!!

  16. Brandy Swain
    March 31st, 2012 at 2:59 pm · Link

    Sounds like a fantastic book!

  17. Pamiam
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:35 pm · Link

    I am going to have to hit the store (the Kindle store) for the de La Vega Cat series. i loved the Chase brothers and am excited to start another series.

  18. Lori T
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Thanks for the snippet!

    I hope that everyone has a great weekend.

  19. Melissa Porter
    March 31st, 2012 at 4:34 pm · Link

    That cover is awesome. It draws you in. Thanks for the snippet. It is getting added to my to read pile. B-)

  20. elaing8
    March 31st, 2012 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Great excerpt.Thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. bn100
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Very nice excerpt. I enjoyed reading it.

  22. Pamk
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm · Link

    man I can’t wait for this one. Don’t include me in the drawing for Wolf Unbound. I already have that one lol.

  23. azteclady
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm · Link

    So…how did she see them? 😀

  24. Annika
    April 2nd, 2012 at 2:33 am · Link

    Tomorrow! It’s here tomorrow! Yay! I can’t wait to read this only issue is that I’m not the heroine of this book..mmm..Gibson.. *drools*

  25. Melanie J.
    April 2nd, 2012 at 8:27 am · Link

    Sounds like a great book!