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Review of A Dance with Death by Louisa Bacio

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1Night Stand

A Dance with Death

by Louisa Bacio

She’s a classic… 


After recovering from an injury and uncertain of her future in the world of dance, ballerina Isabella treats herself to a dating service–some frolicking between the sheets before she decides what to do with the rest of her life is just the jeté her heart and mind needs.


He’s a bit more modern…


A successful music video choreographer, Raul is constantly surrounded by gorgeous dancers. But his life lacks a vitality and depth he needs to fuel his creative passion. He turns to a 1Night Stand to discover inspiration.


A dance between life and death…


When an accident threatens to cancel the evening of romance, Isabella and Raul will have to dance to a new beat. Can a dance with death change fate?


A Dance with Death

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Oh my this is one sexy, steamy story.  Plus, there is a HUGE twist at the end that I never saw coming.  Trust me…you will love it as much as I did.  I will have to admit that this is my first Ms. Bacio story but will definitely not be my last.  I need to shop…but only after Christmas.  LOL!

What drew me into the story wasn’t so much about the dance aspect (which I love being an ex-dancer) but it was that they were to completely different people from two different worlds in the dance world that felt that instant connection.  They did share one incident were they had met before.   Too bad that Raul didn’t pick up on that.  Men…they can be dense.

I wish I could talk about the twist because that’s a huge part of the story.  *sigh*  Its a good one and once you read the beginning, it will make perfect sense when you read it.  I will share with you that Raul and Isabella were perfect for each other in so many ways.   They steam up the sheets but their story is beyond the sex.  Yes, its hot but its that emotional connection that they share over the course of their evening that truly got to me.  Which of course brings me to the end of the story…

You are just going to have to read A Dance with Death to find out what I’m talking about and see for yourself.  You will not be disappointed except that you will want more of Raul and Isabella, like me.

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About the Author:

A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.


Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits, hermit crabs and rolly pollies. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.


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Enjoy the following excerpt for A DANCE WITH DEATH:


If Raul had met Isabella before that moment, he would have remembered her. She moved with the gait of a lifelong dancer. Elegant. No wonder ballerinas were described with terminology such as a gazelle. He worked with pop stars and modern artists so often, he’d forgotten the beauty of the more simple pleasures. Isabella seemed to shun simple. She embodied grace, refined and fragile.

Where had that thought come from? Despite being in dance—way back in the day—and working as a choreographer and producer, Raul’s image of himself was tilted, off-centered. He lacked agility—an ogre, a brute who would break the porcelain figurine the minute he got her between the sheets. His hard-on raged at the thought of her lithe body stripped bare, wriggling beneath him. Oh, he’d have to go slowly and gently, but she’d scream his name before the night ended. He could use the little ego boost and extracurricular activity.

She watched him, and he grew tired of the stalemate. Time slipped away, too precious to waste on the monotony of hard feelings.

“You need to loosen up.”

She opened her mouth, a line creased her forehead, and he moved, kissing her.

Full lips. His arm slipped around her waist and held her firm against him. She squirmed in his embrace, but soon her lips became more pliant, she leaned into his body, and let out a soft moan.

“That’s more like it,” he said, releasing her. “We need to spend more time kissing than arguing. Deal?”


4 thoughts on “Review of A Dance with Death by Louisa Bacio

  1. So glad to read you enjoyed the story! Finally catching up. Is it really almost the end of the year? I’ve got at least one more story in this 1Night Stand series, btw, Johnny’s tale!

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