Dare to Dance
“The strip club?" Alexandra felt her gorge rise. "Dare to bare is more like it.”
“Nah, it’s a burlesque routine. They don’t want to see actual nudity, just a tease," Suzette qualified. "Ditch those granny-panties and shake it, baby.”
“I can’t.” She pressed a hand to the mix-master stirring her gut.
“Please, don’t make me do this.”
A waiter finally arrived, delivering a pitcher of margaritas and three salt-rimmed glasses. She poured with a shaking hand and downed half her drink in one healthy gulp. “Please don’t make me do this,” she mumbled again, growing dizzy at the thought of parading around on a strip club stage.
Riana laughed. “Shake that junk in your trunk. You’ve got it. Flaunt it.”
Reviewed by Tara Renee Two Lips Reviews 5/5
As a full time mother to a teenaged daughter and son, pet wrangler of two spoiled labs and one ornery cat, part time bookkeeper, chief cook, bottle washer, and oh yeah, writer, Lainey Bancroft leads an active, fun filled life.
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Dare to Dance is the first story in Lainey’s 3-D Club trilogy, available now at The Wild Rose Press
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Perfect Candidate
by Tricia Ballad
Caroline Lakehurst lept at the chance to manage her own project team at ACG Marketing. Now she’s wondering if instead she jumped into an endless cycle of long hours and deadlines that threaten her growing relationship with Joshua Walters.She has one last interview on Friday afternoon before their date. Caroline hopes to heal the cracks she sees forming in their relationship, before it’s too late - but Joshua has other plans...
Can Caroline save her relationship before it's too late?
Caroline went into her office and closed the door. What could Joshua need to talk about so urgently that he’d call twice in one afternoon? Could he finally have had it with her lack of time for him? She took a deep breath and told herself if he was calling to say he was finished with her, she could remain calm—at least until she hung up the phone. Before she had a chance to imagine life without Joshua, Caroline dialed his number. A strangling wave of loneliness swept over her at the thought he might not be there by the time she finally got through the endless pile of work on her desk.
The phone rang three times as she paced the room. Finally, he answered, his voice strong and confident. “Joshua Walters.”
Caroline closed her eyes and savored the image of the man she loved. He kept his sandy brown hair pulled back in a shoulder-length ponytail, but a few wisps inevitably escaped. His body was toned and muscular from long hours of heavy labor, and his pale blue eyes always seemed to be laughing.
“Hi, Joshua,” Caroline said as she neatened the piles of paperwork on her desk. ”Look, I’m sorry I didn’t call you back the other day. I finally got out of the office around seven o’clock, and I just went home and crashed. I meant to call you back first thing this morning, but— ”
“—Hey, sweetheart,” his gentle, solid voice cut her off. “Slow down. Everything okay?”
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Friday, February 1, 2008
The Dragon of Croatia
by Valerie Everhart
Gavriel Dimitrios, the dragon of Croatia is loose and with vengeance on his mind. Stubborn Callie Stewart, the woman responsible for his release from the ancient stone tablet may be too cozy with the smugglers Gavriel has vowed to capture. Their shared passion and deceit has the Adriatic Sea at a boiling point as they delve into caves and race across islands, into the very heart of danger.