The Dance Off series from
2018 RITA® Award winner Alexis Daria

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Book 1 in the Dance Off series, RITA Award winner for “Best First Book”

Named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly

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TAKE THE LEAD was a 2018 RITA double finalist and winner for Best First Book, 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, 2018 Stiletto finalist, 2018 Northern Hearts finalist, 2016 Suzannah Grand Prize winner, 2017 Fire & Ice First Place winner, and 2017 Great Expectations First Place winner. 


Book 2 in the Dance Off series

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A Dance Off Holiday Novella

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About the Author

Alexis Daria author photoAlexis Daria is an award-winning contemporary romance author, former artist, and native New Yorker. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2018 RITA® Award winner for “Best First Book” and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. She loves social media, and you can find her live-tweeting her favorite TV shows at @alexisdaria.

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Praise for TAKE THE LEAD

This is a case of extreme opposites attracting: Gina is a hilarious city girl, and Stone is a stoic mountain man with a secret. Together, they are outrageously sexy. Filled with a collection of intriguing characters, this is a light, vibrantly written romance from an author who clearly adores the world she’s developed — and the characters she’s matched.

—Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author, Washington Post

[Gina and Stone’s] romance is believable, emotional, and hot—everything you want from a story about dance partners!

—Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding DateOprah Magazine

Take the Lead is everything I look for in a romance—lovable and layered characters, sizzling chemistry, and a charming and authentic voice. I loved it!

—Sonali Dev, author of A Distant Heart

Daria believably crafts the behind-the-scenes world of a dance competition reality show, nailing the mercenary producers and the contestants and professional dancers who are their pawns… Whether or not you’re a fan of dance competition television, Daria’s story of this behind-the-scenes romance is a perfect ten.

Entertainment Weekly

Do not miss Take the Lead by Alexis Daria… [Stone and Gina’s] sexy secret romance is tested not just by the crazy world of reality TV, but also by that classic obstacle to HEA — reality.

—Maya Rodale, USA Today bestselling author, NPR