How about something from INSATIABLE today?


Desire is the most dangerous sensation of all

With tensions between the Federation and Imperial Verses rising, one woman may hold the key to victory. The dangerous mission to smuggle her out of Imperial Territory falls to Daniel Haws and his team, the ultra secret Phantom Corps. This elite squad of the Federation Military is the only one trusted and skilled enough to remove her from under the watchful eye of her father, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Verses.

Carina is used to wearing a mask. Her father and his men think her little more than a pretty prize to be won by a man more ruthless than the rest. When he announces his intention to marry her to one of his henchmen, a man known for his cruelty, Carina knows she has to move as soon as possible to get out. But getting secret information to the Federation has served her well for years and she appeals to them for help.

She expected rescue from a man who’d been her enemy. But she wasn’t prepared for just how intense her attraction to Daniel Haws would be. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irresistible, and insatiable…

Copyright 2010, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group

The result left gooseflesh, a tangle of taboo, of desire, of satiation, she tasted herself, but it was on him, so it was more.

“Am I ready now? For the fucking part?” she asked, eyes still closed as she drew lazy circles on his forearm.

“Already? Did I misjudge your reaction when I ate your pussy?”

“Oh, that’s a term I’m not sure how I feel about. On one hand, it’s spectacularly dirty, and with you, dirty makes me feel all tingly and warm.”

He laughed, kissing her chin.

“On the other hand, it seems vulgar. Which is probably why it sounds so dirty, which is why I like it, so never mind. I’m all right with it. Really all right with it. It might be my favorite thing ever.”

His grin was something she hadn’t seen from him yet, something she’d never seen directed at her, ever. The smug male grin, the one that says he knows what he’s done, and he likes that it’s made you all silly.

“We should wait.”

She sighed at his half-hearted attempts to protect her virtue. This called for action on her part. Reaching down, she grabbed his cock. Cock. She liked the word; it made sense, she thought as she grasped it, hard, feral, proud. His pulse beat against her palm, the way he totally gave up arguing with her once she’d slid her fist down over him.

“I’ve seen this. Not your cock, um.” She panicked as she remembered she had seen his cock when she’d watched him masturbate
several days before.

He opened his eyes, knowing she was hiding something. His muscles coiled, and it made her sort of dizzy. This was totally how women became addled with men. She got it now, but the trap was sprung! Even knowing this, even knowing utterly silly things like muscles made her loopy and giggly, she couldn’t bear the idea of not having him make her feel that way.

“You’ve seen what?” The voice was indolent, but she heard the steel beneath.

“You’re very bossy.”

One eyebrow rose imperiously. “I’m bossy? You’re ordering me to fuck you. Who’s bossy?”

She couldn’t hide a grin. “I never denied I was bossy, and you will fuck me, Daniel Haws. I demand it, and you’re just a . . . a tease if you don’t.”

“Indignation suits you,” he murmured, stroking the backs of his fingers down her body, over each nipple until she forgot what she’d been talking about. Until he reminded her. “You’ve seen what? A cock in your hand? My cock?”

She huffed. “I’ve watched. I know I shouldn’t have. I watched a couple out in the courtyard. They didn’t see me. She”—Carina pumped her fist up and down his cock, startled when he groaned so very loud—“she did that.”

“Do you want to know the jargon for that?” He adjusted her grip a little, showed her a pace and it warmed her, made her want him even more. But most of all, she wanted to show him pleasure.


“It’s called a hand job. Men can give them to women, too. My sister is the kind of woman who—just a tiny bit slower, yes, that’s very good—my sister likes to know things, always reading, always studying. She told me once that the term came from Earth. Funny the things that survive.”

She liked that he shared that bit of his life with her. It meant he trusted her.

“Have you watched a lot?” His voice had deepened somehow. The strain was evident.

Today’s prize is a signed copy of INSATIABLE! Winner to be chosen from the comments to this post and announced on the next Winners Post, April 30.

41 comments to “Insatiable”

  1. Melissa Lamb
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:59 am · Link

    DANG!!! That was Hawt!!!! I want to read more!!! 😉

  2. Vic
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am · Link

    Just re-read this one over the weekend and am half way through mesmerized now. I ADORE this whole Federation Chronicles world! I was fantasizing about getting this series in audio with Claudia Black reading… then I just go back to fantasizing about the guys. I think I need to give Relentless a re-read as well. That’s the one I go back to least, but I just can’t pick a favorite out of this series.

  3. Diane
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:06 am · Link

    And we know why it’s titled Insatiable!!!

  4. IP
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:22 am · Link

    I’ve reread all of them several times. My copy of Undercover is falling apart 🙂 That is why I’ve got all of them on my e -reader as well. It’s much easier to carry them around that way. Guess what will be downloaded on May 1st??? 😀

  5. CrystalGB
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:40 am · Link

    Awesome excerpt. I love that cover. 🙂

  6. Kimh
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:14 am · Link

    Another hot excerpt love it who Ty
    ➡ 😎
    😳 😛

  7. azteclady
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:16 am · Link

    *happy sigh* Oh how I like these two!

  8. Mariann with Belle's Book Bag
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:21 am · Link

    Great excerpt–this book sounds so good. I have yet to read this series–waiting in my overflowing TBR pile!! Love these covers!!
    Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win. 😛

  9. Lori T
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:25 am · Link

    This sounds great! Thanks for sharing it. I am going to have to add this to my list of gotta haves!

  10. Hailey
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:50 am · Link

    Love this book!

  11. Melissa B
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:15 am · Link

    Smokin’ hot, down and dirty….I LOVE it!

  12. Melanie J.
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:16 am · Link

    Hotness! Full of hotness! I need to read this now.

  13. StacieD
    April 24th, 2012 at 9:05 am · Link

    I love how the virgin is taking control of the situation. I loved that about Carina.

    I have my copy. Please don’t enter me in the giveaway.

  14. Tracey D
    April 24th, 2012 at 9:38 am · Link

    Thank you for showing me what I’ve been missing.

    (Gets up to get credit card….)

    I know what I’ll be reading this weekend!!

  15. Blanche
    April 24th, 2012 at 9:44 am · Link

    Loved this book!! 🙂

  16. Aurore
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:05 am · Link

    Wow! Every time you post an excerpt of this series, I think I must read the books. Soon!

  17. Cindicinful1121
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:06 am · Link

    You have some of the best covers! Love your books and thoroughly enjoy seeing the musicians and songs you mention on Twitter/Facebook etc. I’ve discovered so much new music thanks to you! Keep’em coming I can’t get enough of your superior writing ;D

  18. Jordan H
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:45 am · Link

    Wow, this book sounds awesome!!

  19. JenM
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:46 pm · Link

    That’s one hot piece of dialog. Love the dirty talk.

  20. Chelsea B.
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Smexy! 😎

  21. Louise
    April 24th, 2012 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Yummy. And that cover… WOW!

  22. Lin
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Great book and one of the BEST covers ever!!!!

  23. Pam
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Wow…great excerpt. Haven’t read this series yet but must get round to it soon. Love the covers as well

  24. Danielle West
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Would love to read this!

  25. Ana
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Wow these books are very hot!

  26. Erin
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:41 pm · Link

    I love a woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. I have to read this series!

  27. Jen B.
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Eeee, one I don’t have in my colllection. And, I love the cover!!

  28. OrielaJ
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:07 pm · Link

    I loved this book but I may just love the cover more lol. That’s one of the best covers I’ve ever seen.

  29. Marc
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:16 pm · Link

    You post the best snippets.

  30. Emily L.
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:49 pm · Link

    Haha, love how cheeky and inquisitive Carina is! Great excerpt!

  31. Emily
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:04 pm · Link

    Waiting with bated breath for Captivated!

  32. bn100
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:19 pm · Link

    Great excerpt.

  33. Alaina
    April 24th, 2012 at 9:18 pm · Link

    that cover looks YUM!!! (and the book sounds awesome as well!!)

  34. Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:34 am · Link

    I’ll have you know that this cover is one of my favorites. <3

  35. Cathy M
    April 25th, 2012 at 12:14 pm · Link

    I just can’t resist that perfect bit of humor in a sexy romance story. Thanks for the luscious excerpt, Lauren.

  36. Ilona
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:36 am · Link

    I want more please. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to add it to my to be bought list 😀

  37. Melissa Porter
    April 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am · Link

    OMG…. I love the cover. This is being added to my need to get pile.

  38. ElaineSay
    April 27th, 2012 at 7:02 am · Link

    I just want to wash myself n my laundry on those abs!! Wow what a great cover!!

  39. Lisa Guertin
    April 27th, 2012 at 8:46 am · Link

    I loved this book and the entire series. I’ve already pre-ordered Captivated.

  40. cait045
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:22 pm · Link

    Great choice as an excerpt. I can’t wait to read this series!

  41. Spav
    April 30th, 2012 at 12:39 am · Link

    Loved the excerpt. It was really hot.