Dance In Me"
by Lee Shepard
Chariot Book, 1963
There's not much of
a back cover, so we'll pull a selection from the inside cover: "He body
ruled her brain, but: Was she really a virgin? did such a thing exist here
in Reno, where female flesh was willing, ever waiting--dirt cheap?
'When you kiss me, devils dance in me. I want
you to pick me up and carry me to bed. I'm afraid that some day I'll give
into you, all the way--and become a screaming hussy.'
Luke you're driving me nuts! Your fingers, your
hands! Don't tear me apart!
Then their world exploded and they lay side by
side--breathing heavily, their love ended, bodies exhausted!
From there on she became 'Millie, the tramp.'"
Devils Dance In
Me is the story of Luke, the son of a East Coast mob boss, who
moves out to Reno to go straight as a newspaper reporter. The only problem
is that all the Reno bosses think he's there to scope out the territory
for the old man, so they send out dames to spy on him from the vantage
point of his bed. But none of this can stop Luke from his dream of starting
his own paper and his quest for the woman he really wants: the plucky virgin
Jenn--newapaper feature writer by day, and casino showgirl by night.
The best line in the
book is when a reno boss' moll is seducing Luke: "Her tongue became a pirate,
making predatory raids against his teeth, warm and promising."
(FYI: the model on the
cover is burlesque dancer Jan Durrell.)
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