Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Taunting the Lion excerpt

Feel like making trouble today? So does Alexis.
Here's a quick excerpt from Taunting the Lion...


I didn’t know what I was doing. I was crazy. It was like taunting a lion.

I was wearing short sleeping shorts and a tank top, one of his favorite sleep outfits. Ian tossed his bag to the side and let his eyes rake me from head to toe, one dark eyebrow arching.

“What’s that you’ve got there?”

I flipped the paddle around in my hands a few times. “What do you think?”

“I think you’re supposed to be on the other end of that.”

I stuck my tongue out at him. “Well I was getting ready for bed when I remembered a little conversation we had during midterms. You know, just before you carried me off into the forest, when you said you’d love to see how me playing boss would play out?”

He smirked. “I was being patronizing. I know how it would turn out—like a disaster.”

“Don’t be so sure.” I took a few steps forward, swaying my hips as I did so. It wasn’t that hard to act bossy. I had an inner bitch.

“You do know I could rip that out of your hands at any moment.”

“But then you would be going back on your promise. That would make you a bad boyfriend.” I stuck out my bottom lip. “I’d also think you’re a hypocrite that can dish it but can’t take it.”

“Is that so?”

“Mm hmm.” Then I said perhaps the most manipulative thing I’d ever said in my life: “Besides, it would be good for me to be on the other end for a change. You know, after the Halloween party and everything. Could be cathartic.”

He took a deep, steadying breath.  “So you want me to just let you paddle me?”

I nodded.

“Says the girl that likes to fight.”

I smiled sweetly. “I’ve got some rope too. That way I can even the scales and you can feel like you didn’t have a choice. Except, of course, to let me tie you up in the first place.”

He rolled his eyes. “I’ll just get it over with. I doubt you can hit that hard anyway.”

“Challenge accepted.”