May 26, 2012

Insanity by Lauren Hammond: Excerpt

Thank you so much for having me on the blog today!

I’m so excited to share an excerpt of my latest novel, Insanity with you!

I hope you enjoy it!
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I can't sleep. I'm too antsy, too anxious.

I left my bedroom window open and the cool autumn breeze flits in and ruffles my curtains. Daddy's snoring is loud, but I'm okay with that. Then he won't hear, Damien, as he clamors in through the window.

I know it's risky. Sneaking him in like this with, Daddy, asleep in the next room, but I don't care. His absence has put a constant ache in my heart since he left for college and I can't wait for his touch to make that ache disappear.

I can't wait to feel his warm lips against mine.

His body next to me.

His hot breath sending a shiver of delight down my spine.

There's rustling in my curtains. Two thudding footsteps on my floor. Sitting up, I beam into the darkness as, Damien, untangles himself from a mess of yellow curtains. I rise from my bed and his blue eyes cut into the darkness, staring intensely into mine. I choke on a breathe. This almost doesn't seem real. It feels like I'm dreaming. But the reality sets in when, Damien, strides across the floor in two giant steps, grips the back of my neck, twists his fingers in my hair and lunges for my mouth.

He snakes a strong arm around my back, our bodies pressed together so tightly, its like we're glued to one another. Melted. Fused. Nothing can tear us a part. His thumbs trail across my cheeks and my fingers are raking through his hair as our passionate lip lock smolders and grows deeper and deeper by the second. He grazes his teeth across my bottom lip and in a breathless rasp says, “God, I've missed you.”

Words fail me. Escape me. Flee like a criminal with a mask, running through a darkened alley. I can't even begin to describe how torturous it was to be without him for as many months as it has been. So I show him. I show him by never breaking our lustful haze of adoring tongues, lips, and raspy breathing. I show him by walking backwards, falling onto my bed and pulling him on top of me. There's a hungry glint in his eye as he stares down at me. He gets me. Knows where I'm going with this. A playful, sexy smirk appears on his lips. “Oh yeah? You missed the that much?”

Finally I turn my head to the side and come up for air. “I've missed you every second of every minute of every hour of every day.”

Damien's deep, throaty chuckle brings a smile to my lips. “That’s a lot of time to waste on missing someone.”

I face him, gazing up lovingly into his blue eyes, touching his long dark lashes, placing my palm flat against his overheated cheek. “You're worth it.” I'd waste every second of my life on him if I could.

“I'd like you to miss me some more.”

I hear the husky, seductive tone in his voice and decide to tease him. “Oh, would you?”

He dips his head in closer, his lips almost touching mine. His eyes dart across my face, scanning, searching my soul with fire in his depths of blue. He opens his mouth, his tongue half out. Then he says, “Yes, please.”

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Released: May 8th
Series: Asylum, book #1
Sometimes love...can drive you crazy.

Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn't be more opposite.

Adelaide's mother abandoned her when she was ten years old, leaving her to be raised by her abusive and alcoholic father.

Damien on the other hand came from a wealthy family, was a local celebrity, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him.

Despite their differences, Adelaide and Damien were young, wild, and fiercely in love.

And they had a plan.

They were going to run away.

Be together forever.

And their plan was set in motion, until tragedy struck and for some reason, Adelaide wound up in The Oakhill Institution for the insane.

Adelaide has no idea what she did to wind up at Oakhill, but she knows one thing for sure...

She wants out.

And after Damien follows her there to aid her in escaping, Adelaide slowly begins putting together the pieces of her memory that are missing.

And it doesn't take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes...

That one true love never dies.

Also, be sure to stop by Reading Angel today for another INSANITY post!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This book sounds amazing. I will definitely have to check this out.

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