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DARE By Kacey Hammell

November 7, 2012

Kacey Hammell is here today sharing an excerpt form her latest release, DARE. And she’s having a One Day Giveaway!

Kacey is giving away ONE Ebook copy (reader’s choice) of any of her current titles. To enter, simply leave a question/comment below. Winner will be drawn 11/8 by 6pm EST.



Thank you everyone for stopping by!



By Kacey Hammell

Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

**An aRe Bestseller!**

5 Stars from LASR

Legal secretary, Olivia Warner enjoys being single and, aside from her closest gal pals, usually keeps to herself. But the night of her thirty-fourth birthday, she and her friends spend a fun-filled evening at a local bar where her friends dare her to approach a man, and spend the night with him. Olivia’s not one to turn down a dare, especially from her old college pals. She only hopes the man in question is in for some good conversation, because that is all she’ll give him.

Darren “Dare” Shalvis has given up on women. He’s tired of being chased for his money, good looks, and prowess in bed. He prefers to meet a woman who, for once, wants nothing more from him than mere conversation. If only the woman asking him to spend the night with her wasn’t his favorite legal secretary.

Accepting a dare has never been so tempting…

Available at…

Evernight Publishing


Excerpt © Kacey Hammell


Dare turned on the stool, surprised to see Olivia Warner in front of him.

She seemed different than she usually did at the office. He only ever saw her in black and white—high-collar blouses buttoned all the way to the top, long skirts or dress pants. Tonight, she was dressed in tight blue jeans and vibrant white V-neck t-shirt with an image of ruby red lips on the front.

He had to admit, he liked how those lips lay over her breasts.

At the office numerous times, he’d never had much of a chance to talk with her, but she’d caught his eye from the moment he’d seen her. He’d walked into the office and caught sight of her delectable ass encased in a black skirt as she bent over her desk writing on a memo pad.

An immediate image of his cock sliding in and out of her was his favorite fantasy.

He suspected, though, she wasn’t a woman that let a man get too close. From the first glimpse of her head on, she was a no-nonsense kind of woman. Her face didn’t show many emotions; she kept things pretty tight to the chest from what he could see. At the office, she was strictly business.

He’d seen her with other women when he’d first sat down at the bar. Manners made him tip his bottle in a form of hello.

He was surprised she’d approached him. “Olivia, hello.”

She smiled in return, her hands clenched together. “I need your help.”

Instantly on guard, Dare took in her nervousness and the perspiration along her upper lip. He gestured to the empty stool beside him.

“What is it?”

“Well, it’s a little embarrassing…” Olivia cleared her throat.

She signaled the bartender. “Ice water, please.” She turned back to him. “My friends have put me in a difficult position.”

The bartender set the glass in front of her. Dare placed a hand on her shoulder. “Hmm, sounds interesting.”

She gave a small laugh and lifted the glass for a drink.

Dare watched her lips as she drank. He wondered what they’d taste like. It was something he’d considered many times lately.

He was drawn to her, but unsure he’d ever act on it.

Her whole demeanor said ‘hands off.’ And he wasn’t sure he was ready for the challenge.

“Tell me about it.”

“I’ll cut right to the chase.” As he turned on the stool, their knees brushed. Neither moved.

He thought he saw her eyes lit up. Perhaps Ms. Warner wasn’t as immune as he thought.

“My friends brought me here tonight for my birthday.”

“Happy birthday.”

She smiled. “Thank you. The jury’s still out whether it’s happy or not. My friends decided that as a present they’d get me a man.” She blushed and reached for her drink.

“Go on.” Intriguing.

She set down her glass and continued, “They dared me. Dared me to find myself a man and spend the night with him.”

Women…who understood them? He’d only ever participated in dares when he was younger. He didn’t think anyone took them seriously anymore.

“And you need my help, how?” Dare’s heart rate accelerated.

She wasn’t asking him to…

She stared up at him, her gaze steady. “I need you to spend the night with me.”

If he hadn’t heard it with his own ears, he wouldn’t have believed it. This night was the strangest he’d had in a long time. It was as if he’d been offered a million dollars on a silver platter.

Of course, he wanted to spend the night with her. He’d fantasized about it many times. He just wasn’t clear on what exactly she was asking. He didn’t want any misunderstandings. “Are you asking me to spend the night with you to…” Dare cleared his throat. “…be with you?”

“Oh! No, yes, I mean no. Dammit, I’ve screwed this up.”

“Relax.” He put a hand on her knee. “It’s okay. Let’s try this—do you want me to have sex with you?”

Olivia groaned. Dare love that sound, and heat filled his groin.


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One Day Giveaway:

Kacey is giving away ONE Ebook copy (reader’s choice) of any of her current titles. To enter, simply leave a question/comment below. Winner will be drawn 11/8 by 6pm EST.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2012 8:38 am

    Thnx for having me today!

  2. Jessica Subject permalink
    November 7, 2012 10:09 am

    Hey Kacey! Congrats on all of your recent releases, including Dare!. Love your stories! And Lisa’s too! 🙂

    All the best!

    • November 7, 2012 10:39 am

      Thnx so much Jessica! isn’t Lisa a fab author. Another of my go-to authors for delicious goodies to read.
      Thnx for stopping by!

  3. November 7, 2012 10:20 am

    You are writing like the wind, girl! Well done on all your publications 🙂 I haven’t read all your books, but I’m doing my best. I’ve loved all the ones I’ve read so far, anyway! 🙂

    • November 7, 2012 10:40 am

      Naaaaaw, Thanks Lucy! I’m thrilled you’ve enjoyed the stories you’ve read. I have Ditched on my hubs tablet to read next (I do an ebook/print spree over a couple days). Looking fwd to reading it.
      Thanks for stopping by, and support!

  4. Becky W. permalink
    November 7, 2012 3:57 pm

    Congrats and best wishes to you. Your books sound great would love to read them. Thank u for the excerpt. 🙂

    • November 7, 2012 4:54 pm

      Thnx Becky! Hope you get a chance to meet the characters. Have a great evening!

  5. Mary Preston permalink
    November 7, 2012 5:31 pm

    I’m giving 5 stars for the excerpt alone. I obviously need to add Kacey Hammell to my list of authors.


  6. November 7, 2012 8:15 pm

    oh wow. Thnx Mary! That’s very kind, glad you enjoyed the excerpt.
    And thanks for stopping by. Hope you get to enjoy Dare if you have the chance.
    Have a wonderful evening.

  7. November 7, 2012 8:58 pm

    Hi Kacy! Congrats on the release! I have the DARE waiting for me on my Kindle, I just have not read it yet. If I could just read as fast as I buy books, lol.

    • November 9, 2012 2:37 pm

      LOL June, I have that same problem. Especially when I can preorder for the kindle pc…new ebooks are waiting when I get up some mornings *g*

      I hope you enjoy Dare.

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