Exclusive Excerpt: The Lady Taken

Dirty. Sexy. Victorian.The days are flying by here in New York as I prepare for RWA Nationals. I’ll also be celebrating the release of The Lady Taken: Part 2! The second episode is even hotter and higher stakes with a twist of an ending. I think you guys are going to love it.

Today I wanted to give you a sneak peak of some of the upcoming release. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, definitely give it a read so you’ll be all caught up (it’s just $0.99 after all). This serial can’t be read out of order, besides why would you want to miss any of the delicious Wolf action?

TLT 2 Cover 5:16“Madame,” he growled, “you’ll give me the names of your relatives. Once we have the ransom payment, we’ll release you. You can go back to your journey only delayed a few days.”

He wanted to intimidate me into retreat. I knew that toying with this man would be foolish, but I had no intention of playing his game for anything but a total win. Like a chess master moving pieces around a board, I would endeavor to think ten steps ahead of my opponent, always ready to change course and outmaneuver him. I had a feeling that Wolf would prove to be a formidable opponent, always anticipating my next play.

“I will not give you any names until you provide me with the basic necessities,” I said as I went to sit again.

He swept his arm out, gesturing to the luxurious trappings of the rooms. “And what could you possibly require that is not already here?”

I arched an eyebrow. “A different gown, to start.”

He frowned. “What you are wearing will suffice.”

“No,” I said firmly. “It will not. It’s ripped and stained, and it’s beginning to smell of perspiration. Never mind that it already stinks of horses.”

He crossed his arms to study me but nodded all the same. Apparently my request was not an unreasonable one. “Any other demands while you’re at it, my lady?”

“Books,” I said, gesturing to a locked glass bookshelf next to the desk. “I will be in need of entertainment if you are to hold me hostage for several days.”

His eyebrows both kicked up at that. “Is that so?”

I moved to the sofa again. “Yes.”

“I’m not in the business of acquiescing to the demands of my captives.”

No, but somehow I knew that he would yield to this one. I put my hand out. “The key?”

The way he stalked over reminded me of lions tracking their prey through the tall grasses of the African savannah. I could not help feeling like a gazelle waiting to be caught and devoured at any moment. Still, I held his gaze, defiant.

“You wish to be entertained,” he said, the low gravel of his voice stroking over me, as soft as his fingers and just as insistent. I clenched my thighs together, but there was nothing I could do to hide the fact that I was becoming well and truly wet—ready for this man I’d already tasted and craved more of.

“I can’t imagine how I’ll pass the time while you’re holding me here. Against my will.”

He towered over my body, his hands pressing on either side of the fainting couch. I was trapped before him, at his mercy. A shiver danced through me. I shouldn’t want this—shouldn’t want him. I was in danger. I was vulnerable. And yet my blood rushed in my ears. My heart pounded, and my lips parted a fraction of an inch. The only thing I could think about was the man before me and the dark promise his voice held.

“Do you wish for me to entertain you?” Wolf asked, his eyes raking over my body in a slow, leisurely way. This man was going to torment me until I said the words he wanted to hear, but I would not give in that easily. This was a game—one that had to be played carefully.

“I wish for amusement,” I breathed. “Whether you are the one to provide it or not matters little to me.”

His head dipped. I could feel the caress of his hot breath against my neck, but his lips never touched my skin. “You lie.”

The Lady Taken: Part 2 is out July 21st on all eretailers! Preorder now for just $0.99!

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