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Monday, January 2, 2012

Unending Desire by Tina Donahue

Unending Desire by Tina Donahue
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Action/Adventure, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (154 pages)
Other: M/F, anal play
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Carnation

His hunger for one woman will make him a traitor to his world…

Outlawed Realm, Book 1

From a portal in his lab on E2, one of the five dimensions of Earth, quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr gazes on everything forbidden to him. Passion. Desire. The exquisite pleasure of running his hands over the lush curves of a young woman he should have stopped watching weeks ago.

His duty is to close the portals that keep the monsters out of E2—and never interfere with the inevitable fate of those on the other side. Yet he can’t bring himself to abandon the woman who has captured his soul.

Psychologist Regina Page is trying to keep her mind on her client, and off the mysterious, unbearable sexual cravings that consume her when she’s alone in her bedroom. The next moment she’s attacked by vampires, then swept into another realm by a stranger whose touch awakens that same raw desire. Whose eyes are already filled with farewell.

Yet beneath their undeniable carnal lust, something else stirs. The beginnings of illicit love. The unexpected need to protect him. Even if it means risking body, blood and soul to defeat the merciless horde…for a future that was never meant to be.

Nikoli Zorr watches through a portal into another dimension on Earth… an alternative reality. This looking has become longing for the thing he can’t have…a burning that grips his heart with need for the lovely woman he has watched for weeks. He watches from his science lab on E2, aware that he must find a way to save her from the horror he knows will otherwise befall her, this beautiful, innocent woman he already loves.

E2 is a dull, sterile world. It is an orderly, clean place devoid of bright colors, scents or intensity of any kind, including emotion. Genetic engineering there has left humanity mostly devoid of personal differences of appearance, and illness has been completely conquered. Nikoli longs for the passion, creativity and love he sees in this other world.

Psychologist Regina Page is having occasional flashes of erotic sensation that follow her in spurts throughout her day. She has the irrational feeling of a phantom lover that keeps bursting into her mind. Those feelings become visions of a lover caressing her…of his sensual lovemaking, which leaves her hot and needy. Then he passes through to her side and they meet. Both are so affected by the passion and hunger they have for each other that nothing else matters. Soon they are in one another’s arms.

But before he can love her as he has longed to, the vampires appear and together they must flee into the dimension from which Nikoli has come, where he explains their desperate situation. The vampires cannot follow to E2, but neither can Nikoli stay there for long due to the poison from a wound given him by one of the creatures.

Regina is a strong, courageous and nurturing heroine…traits we all want for ourselves, so it was easy to identify with her. I love how she was often the creator, leader and gifter, the one with the solutions and answers in their relationship as well as their terrifying dilemma. The sensitive and vulnerable Nikoli allows Regina to possess her personal power and direction. But Nikoli has a deliciously dominant side to him as well, which often makes this exciting story even more interesting!

I won’t give away the details of this suspenseful and captivating story, but I must say that there is not a moment in it that isn’t wonderful and thrilling. The worlds are painted with precision and eloquence. The scenes describing the vampires are chilling and appropriately horrific, setting the story’s stage and creating the urgent suspense and danger required to make the plot believable and engrossing. The love and need between Nikoli and Regina is beautifully portrayed and supported by their well told pasts. Their deep passion sizzles the ink right off the pages.

This is a book not to be missed. Tina Donahue has done amazing work that shines way above and beyond the average. The erotic scenes are so hot and the love affair so compelling that I couldn’t put the book down. If you love exciting paranormal-adventure romance with a generous dose of erotic action, pick up a copy of, Unending Desire. I recommend it enthusiastically!

1 comment:

Tina Donahue said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Carnation. I truly loved writing Unending Desire. Nikoli and Regina are two of my favorite characters. :)