Struggling dancer Lily Brookstone has never been a priority to anyone. But now she’s the center of attention for two men: a psychotic stalker who will do anything to possess her, and an L.A.P.D. officer who will do anything to protect her.
DANCING WITH DANGER is an award-winning contemporary romantic suspense published by Red Sage. You can buy it online at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, the Red Sage website, and various other e-book vendors.
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Lily Brookstone, the daughter of a workaholic United States Senator, defies her father’s wishes by moving to Los Angeles in pursuit of a dancing career. But the tough town hasn’t been easy on her, and after two years she finds herself disowned by her father, dropped by her agent, and recovering from a dance injury. Determined to live her life independently without relying on others, Lily refuses to give up her dream of making it as a dancer and instead works herself ragged at three different jobs to make ends meet. Serving coffee and teaching dance classes to pre-schoolers are ordinary enough day jobs, but Lily dons a disguise when she works the late shift as an exotic dancer at a topless strip club.
Raised to be fiercely independent and hesitant to trust, at first she keeps her “”night job”" a secret from her new beau, Marc Sloane, a tough L.A.P.D. Officer with an uncanny knack for reading people. But her cover is blown when Marc attends a bachelor party at Lily’s strip club and recognizes her.
Realizing that she has a chance at true love and knowing that her life is in danger from the threat of her stalker, Lily must not only trust Marc to keep her exotic dancing job a secret, but she must also trust him to protect both her life and her heart.
For readers who are curious about the “heat level” of this book, I like to gauge my novels using the following sexual intimacy scale: 1 – Chaste (no sexual intimacy beyond a kiss on the hand or the cheek); 2 – Sweet (there may be sexual attraction and kissing, but no overt sexual interaction); 3 – Hot (there is overt sexual attraction, kissing, making out/fondling, but sex, if any, is either not described in detail or only alluded to); 4 – Steamy (there is potent sexual attraction and sexual interactions are described in detail); 5 – Scorching (sexual interactions are frequent and described in detail, may include fetish/taboo sexual scenarios); and 6 – Erotica (unlike romance novels on the scale of 1-5, the central focus of erotic romances are the sexual interactions. Therefore, these sexual interactions are very frequent, described in high detail, and may include any type of sexual scenario, including fetish/taboo scenarios).
Using this scale, I would rate DANCING WITH DANGER as 4 – Steamy. Happy reading!
“Five Minute Love Stories” is an anthology of super-short romance stories to sweeten anyone’s day. Written by Los Angeles’s finest romance authors, there’s a story for everyone in this collection. For those of you who enjoyed Dancing with Danger, check out my sweet time-travel romance story entitled “Five Years, Five Minutes.”
Other authors in the anthology include: Robin Bielman, Veronica Scott, Christine London, Leigh Court, Chellesie B. Dancer, Debbie Decker, Beverly Diehl, Samanthe Beck, Debra Kristi, Brenna Johns, Scarlett Llewyllyn, Brenda Scott Royce, Lisa Weseman.Robert Hacker, Kathleen Cadman, Kristin Elizabeth, and Janie Emaus.