Snippet Saturday – Love Scene

A glimpse of Julian, Hannah and Vincenz from CAPTIVATED

Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in trade paper and digital formats May 1

She left him exposed because she saw right to the heart of him.

And didn’t flinch.

She held on tight. Her arms encircled his shoulders as her breathing slowed and she melted into his body. Those moments when it was as if she gave herself over to him raged through his memory, urging him on. Urging him to claim. To take and delight.

He dragged his eyelids up and met Julian’s gaze. Julian licked his lips and stood, and it was as if time slowed with each step he took until he reached them both.

Vincenz stood and put her on her feet, swaying with her.

He looked into her eyes, so glossy and dazed. She was as affected as he was. Thank the gods above and below.

Moving to stand behind Vincenz, Julian took one of her hands and turned it palm up. When he pressed his lips there she gulped and made a sound. A low, needy moan dragged from her lips as if she was as surprised by it as he was.

Her taste. He needed more.

Cuffing her wrist, Julian didn’t fail to notice the way her eyes widened and her pupils grew. Her lips parted, sweet and slick.

And he kissed that mouth.

He tried to take it slow, but there was no slow with her. Nothing halfway.

Surprised, she gasped and then breathed a sigh of pleasure into his mouth and he swallowed it, greedy for her.

Julian nipped her bottom lip the way he’d wanted to every day for weeks, maybe longer. Her fingers at his shoulder dug into the muscle there as she clung to him.

Moremoremoremore. Need was a drumbeat in his head, a throbbing bass in his gut, throttling through his veins like wildfire.

She tasted like spice and sweetness. Like something dark and forbidden and altogether precious and he needed her like he needed to breathe.

He kept Vincenz between them because he wanted to tear the clothes from her body to bare all that skin. He wanted to toss her on the table and bury his face in her cunt. She made him simultaneously want to dominate and cherish in a way that stripped all pretense away. Stripped him to his barest, basest urges.

He began to pull away from the kiss when she sucked his tongue and suddenly he couldn’t think why it was a bad thing to claim this woman who’d come into their lives in the most unexpected kind of way and had turned everything on its ear.

Forehead to forehead they stood, leaning on Vincenz, who rested his weight against Julian as Hannah’s hand remained clutched in the front of Vincenz’s shirt.

“Why me?’ she whispered.

“Because it’s you.”

Vincenz had said it as if he’d plucked it from Julian’s brain.

“But . . . you two are already . . .”

Julian grinned. “Oh, yes. A great deal.”

“But . . . I . . . how? I don’t want to come between you.”

Julian had to pause to gulp at the sight of Vincenz sliding a palm up her belly, between her breasts, up to collar her throat. Her eyes went half-mast and she blew out a gust of sound. A ragged sort of moan laced with entreaty.

“Looks like this time it’s my turn to be in between you.” Vin pulled her close enough to kiss. This time there was no soft or tentative brush of lips over hers. This was the kind of kiss that routinely turned Julian’s knees to rubber.

When he broke the kiss she pursed her lips and then rolled them against her tongue.

“There’s no between us in the sense you mean.”

Julian knew she was fragile. He knew she’d been through a lot.

But all that fell away when she slid the hand clutched at Vincenz’s chest up around his neck and into his hair.

“Bed.” Julian wanted the room to do all he wanted to them both.

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41 comments to “Snippet Saturday – Love Scene”

  1. Diane
    April 21st, 2012 at 6:06 am · Link

    What a way to start the day, thanks!

  2. IP
    April 21st, 2012 at 6:21 am · Link

    And another ten days !!!!:cry:

  3. Tracey D
    April 21st, 2012 at 6:39 am · Link

    DANG! That certainly warmed things up this chilly morning.

  4. Louise
    April 21st, 2012 at 7:22 am · Link

    Delicious! 🙂

  5. Vic
    April 21st, 2012 at 7:27 am · Link

    Oh my…. *sigh* Looks like I need a Phantom Corps marathon starting today. *fans self*

  6. StacieD
    April 21st, 2012 at 7:48 am · Link

    Oh my goodness.

  7. Viki S.
    April 21st, 2012 at 8:07 am · Link

    Oh Happy Saturday :)! Thanks.

  8. Blanche
    April 21st, 2012 at 8:27 am · Link

    Thankfully we don’t have much longer to wait!!! Great snippet!!

  9. Suzanne
    April 21st, 2012 at 8:41 am · Link

    That is going to be one hot book, can’t wait til it comes out. I always like the 3 ways mfm, mmf. Great Saturday snippet.

  10. Mariann with Belle's Book Bag
    April 21st, 2012 at 8:59 am · Link

    Can’t wait for this book!!! LOVE the cover!!
    Have a great weekend 😉

  11. Christine
    April 21st, 2012 at 9:17 am · Link

    Need to read more. can’t wait for May 1.

  12. azteclady
    April 21st, 2012 at 9:22 am · Link

    I can’t tell you how much I love your menages, Lauren. There is so much love between the characters–and I really like that you don’t dismiss real world concerns to make the fantasy work. Here, Hannah’s “Why me?” (because she knows Julian and Vincenz are in a relationship with each other) makes perfect sense and makes the situation real to me.

    Thank you.

  13. Ana
    April 21st, 2012 at 10:40 am · Link

    Wow just wow !

  14. Gina
    April 21st, 2012 at 10:48 am · Link

    OMG yessssssss I am absolutely drooling waiting for this book…I may die waiting

  15. Susan
    April 21st, 2012 at 11:04 am · Link

    This is one of your series that I have not read yet and this snippet is definately making me want to start. 😛

  16. Reba Newman
    April 21st, 2012 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I am behind on this series and must catch up before this one comes out. Love the excerpt and want to read more. I love all your books Lauren. contest sounds awesome. Good luck everyone.

  17. Jordan H
    April 21st, 2012 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Love this, I definitely need to get caught up on this series.

  18. ElizabethN
    April 21st, 2012 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Great snippet, have to find the time to re-read all the previous stories

  19. Jane
    April 21st, 2012 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Not too long now.

  20. Kimh
    April 21st, 2012 at 1:25 pm · Link

    Very hot Ty whoo
    great ecerpt
    😎 😀

  21. Cathy M
    April 21st, 2012 at 1:43 pm · Link

    This is so, so good, Lauren. Loved the line, “She tasted like spice and sweetness. Like something dark and forbidden and altogether precious and he needed her like he needed to breathe.” sigh…

  22. Natasha
    April 21st, 2012 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Can’t wait!

  23. elaing8
    April 21st, 2012 at 5:16 pm · Link

    Steamy excerpt 🙂

  24. Hailey
    April 21st, 2012 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Can not wait for this!!!

  25. Melissa B
    April 21st, 2012 at 6:09 pm · Link

    I cannot WAIT!! I want it NOW…lol, these snippets kill me….

  26. OrielaJ
    April 21st, 2012 at 7:56 pm · Link

    OMG Yes!!! That was a great snippet for a rainy day. Only problem I want this book like yesterday, the wait is killing me.

  27. bn100
    April 21st, 2012 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Very nice snippet.

  28. Pamk
    April 21st, 2012 at 10:22 pm · Link

    love this series and am so looking forward to this one.

  29. JenM
    April 21st, 2012 at 11:25 pm · Link

    Hot, hot, hot. I tend to stay away from menages, but I think I’d make an exception for this.

  30. ELF
    April 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 am · Link

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Michelle Bledsoe
    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:13 am · Link

    There are no words to describe how this scene affected me. It so touched me. I am so glad it’s only a little over a week away to release day.

  32. Aurore
    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:16 am · Link

    Thank you! This book seems really great.

  33. Kathy Ivan
    April 22nd, 2012 at 8:26 am · Link

    I’m SOOOO ready for this book to come out. Seems like I’ve been waiting forever. But only a few more days. Starts pacing–I can wait, I can wait. (No I really can’t). LOL 😉

  34. Danielle West
    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:11 am · Link

    Do want

  35. Pam W
    April 22nd, 2012 at 9:43 am · Link

    I am going to start re-reading this series to make the wait easier (not that it will be easy, but I can dream). I am so ready for this book.

  36. Lee
    April 22nd, 2012 at 10:12 am · Link

    Well! Ahem, my stars (fans self). Can’t wait.

  37. Lin
    April 22nd, 2012 at 3:02 pm · Link

    WOW, 😯 *fans self* time for a cold shower 😆

  38. Jen B.
    April 22nd, 2012 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Dang it! I read part of it because the words caught my attention. Now I want more! I just can’t read teasers. They are so frustrating!

  39. Lori T
    April 23rd, 2012 at 7:38 am · Link

    I have to agree with Jen B…while I always read the teasers…they just make me want the book even more and right now.

  40. Melanie J.
    April 23rd, 2012 at 7:58 am · Link

    HOT, HOT, HOT!!

  41. fedora
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am · Link



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