Saturday, January 26, 2013

Looking Forward To: Selling Out by Amber Lin (exclusive excerpt)

Today we have an exclusive excerpt for you from talented author, Amber Lin. Amber is sharing a hot and dirty scene from her upcoming book Selling Out with us. After Giving It Up, which was nominated in our Best Of 2012 list, Selling Out is the second book in the Lost Girls series. Amber Lin's books are not your average sweet romance stories – they are real, honest, gritty and emotional to the very core. If you are in the mood for something different, something dark but compelling and gripping, then you need to check out Giving It Up and Selling Out, which will be released on February 26th.

You can read Steffi’s review of Giving It Up here. Down below you can check out the blurb of Selling Out, the beautiful cover and an exclusive excerpt from the book.

Official Blurb
Shelly Laurent escapes her life as a high-class escort, but against her better judgment she takes the scared young Ella with her. Framed for murder by her pimp and his dirty cops in retaliation, Shelly turns to the one man who could be her salvation: Detective Luke Cameron. She doesn’t know if she can trust him or if he’s just a mirage, but it's time for her to take a stand. Just one shot, make it count, she’ll fight Ella’s demons—and face her own.

Shelly throws light on the shadows of Chicago’s underworld, challenging everything she knew and the man she’s come to love. Together, a prostitute and a cop fight for truth stronger than secrets, hope deeper than deception, and a bond more enduring than betrayal.

Excerpt from Selling Out by Amber Lin

I opened my mouth another degree, and he took full advantage, sweeping his tongue against mine. His hand touched the back of my neck in a mirror image of my gesture, except instead of a caress, he tilted my head back, deepened the kiss. He put me at a disadvantage. Yes, I want that too.

His other hand fumbled briefly at my jeans before slipping them down to my thighs. I felt helpless, blinded by the dark, pinned to the wall by his body and my own clothing. Even my hearing was altered, flooded by my harsh breaths and his. Any number of men had held full control over my body before now, but this was Luke, and how quickly he had done it, how easily he had rendered me willing and my consent irrelevant. I moaned my approval.

 “You’re doing it again,” he muttered.

“Doing what?”

“What you think I want.”

“How do you know it’s not what I want too?”

He paused. “Is it?”

I didn’t know. A soft, almost inaudible sob escaped.


He pulled away, and I was sure it was over. Just like in his apartment, he didn’t want me anymore. But in seconds he returned, fierce, pulling at my clothes, tugging them down and away.

“Tell me to stop.” Harsh. Guttural.

“No, no.” Against the wall, I spread my arms like some sort of sacrifice, letting his hands and his curses crash over me. “Don’t stop.”

His hands parted my thighs. “You’re going to come for me, unless you stop me.”

I’ll make him want me. Both of us so determined. He would fuck me, and I would come, and then where would we be? Right here. No future, just sex. Broad fingers opened me for his tongue, pumped inside. I pushed back, halfway there.

I discovered that he swore during sex. I clenched every time, and God help me, he noticed, using it to bring me closer. “So fucking wet,” he muttered. “This can’t be fake. You didn’t lube yourself up before coming to see me, did you?”

That gave me pause, but then his finger reached a spot inside me, and I cried out.

“Shh.” He stood up, though his fingers stayed inside me, pressing right there, pushing and pulsing and oh Jesus right there. His hand covered my mouth, muffling my cries and catching a pool of tears on my cheeks.

“Let go, let go,” he muttered against my ear, and I didn’t understand. I had come, what more did he want? He explained with his hands, massaging my clit through the aftershocks until suddenly lights burst behind my eyes, and I came weakly against his palm.

© Amber Lin 2013

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