How About

an excerpt from SWAY? This is from the first time Daisy and Levi meet…

Cherished – featuring my story SWAY by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in Trade Paper and Digital Formats August 7

“Do you teach that one?”

“No. They have a different kind of instructor in there.” They told her specifically that they wanted more elegant-looking women doing the class. Fuck them. Elegant.

“Would you show me? How to Lindy Hop I mean.”

“Yes. But I think you’re a more sensual dancer. Tango. Maybe rumba or cha-cha.”

His mouth was beautiful when it canted up into a knowing smile. A cocky, arrogant smile and it shot straight to all her pinkest of parts. Just a few minutes with this man and it was totally clear he was exceptional. And out of her league. And a client of the studio. And probably too old for her, though she didn’t care about that stuff really.

He pulled her a little closer but kept dancing. “I don’t actually want you to, I just wanted to know if you would.”

He kept catching her off guard. She liked it.

“Is that so? Why is that?”

He shrugged as they came to a halt while the instructor began to speak again.

“Do you like telling people what to do? Just to see how they react?”

He stopped, examining her carefully. His attention so very intense it was nearly physical. She tried not to gulp under such scrutiny but it was hard not to. She felt very much like Little Red Riding Hood having bumped into the Big Bad Wolf.

“I prefer it when their reaction is obedience.”

A flush roared through her, hot and wild. A million things she wanted to say flitted through her brain but none of them seemed right. She was usually good at this stuff, the silly back and forth between herself and the students. But he was something altogether different.

8 comments to “How About”

  1. cathyf
    June 22nd, 2012 at 8:36 am · Link

    Can’t wait for this! So excited for August.

  2. Christine
    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:08 am · Link

    I think I just spontaneously combusted. I cannot wait for this book.

  3. Blanche
    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:22 am · Link

    This is going to be good!! 🙂 Can’t wait!

  4. Aurore
    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:24 am · Link

    Thank you for this great excerpt. Can’t wait!

  5. Viki S.
    June 22nd, 2012 at 12:58 pm · Link

    So good! Can’t wait.

  6. Diane
    June 22nd, 2012 at 4:04 pm · Link

    He’s maddening!!! Gotta love him… 😆

  7. Maddie
    June 23rd, 2012 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Come on that’s it, that little snippet?

    I think I have to be one of the most impatience person on this planet when waiting for a book to come out.

    This book sounds hot and really really good!!!!!! Love the older man / younger woman books.

  8. saibra crafferty
    June 23rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm · Link

    This sounds amazing!