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Monday, November 12, 2012

Obsidian by Laurann Dohner

Obsidian by Laurann Dohner
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length Full Length (205 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Dogwood

Dr. Allison Baker is obsessed with saving the comatose New Species male. She has tried everything and there’s only one option left. Alli will break every rule and put her life in danger by tempting 880 to wake, using only her feminine scent and touch. She just has to kidnap him and crawl into bed with him to make it work.

880 wakes in a different world with a small female who’s been sleeping beside him, caressing him and wrapping her sweet body around his, teasing his senses. He lies silent and still, listening and evaluating each arousing touch, fighting his body’s reaction. Hatred flares when he discovers she’s human, but Mercile stole everything from him so he decides it’s fair to take her in return.

But things quickly change and he wants her at his side and in his bed. 880 has chosen a new name—Obsidian—the personification of dark and dangerous. He’ll fight them all to keep Alli. No one will stand in his way.

I have one word to “shout-out” about Obsidian! “EXCELLENT!”

Laurann Dohner definitely dazzles once again as she shows the world that she is the definite winner as “Best in Sci-Fi Romantic Writing”!

I have read every one of the “New Species” books in this series and have loved each and every one, perhaps some better than others, but Laurann Dohner has absolutely done a fantastic job at showing the emotional mindset of the “New Species” as compared to the differences we mere humans have when faced with an uncertain future where LOVE is concerned. This book combines the characteristics we love most about the “New Species” into a story that shows her fans that fantasy can be so very fun as well as sexy. As Ms. Dohner continues her exciting romantic saga, we find ourselves once again wishing to be that heroine when one of the “New Species” is ready to mark his mate!

880 is a captured “New Species” who has been tortured at the hands of humans. After watching his mate being murdered in front of his eyes, 880 sustains traumatic injuries trying to save the only mate he has ever known. When finally rescued and brought into the NSO, we find that 880 has given up on living, refusing to come out of a coma that is slowly claiming his life.

Alli is a compassionate human doctor who works at NSO. She has dedicated her life as a healer for those who have been suffering the most: the “New Species”. She has became obsessed with finding a way to bring 880 out of his coma. When every measure taken has not been successful, Alli becomes desperate. When she is denied her last ditch effort, she takes matters into her own hands. Alli uses herself to try and entice 880 into waking by scenting her scent as a possible mate.

Things become extremely complicated when 880 awakens into a different world, claims a new name and is allured by a new female scent. 880 now calling himself Obsidian is convinced that Alli is his to keep.

I loved these characters!

Obsidian is a sexy alpha male who is learning to adjust to a very human world. Love is his main focus and drive. He is innocently charming, extremely determined and humorously comprehensive as he learns to adapt to the world he is now living in. You cannot help but fall in love with this man, despite his mixed canine DNA.

Alli is a strong but quiet professional woman. She loves being a doctor but has found herself loving one man more than even her career. She is insecure about love but daring enough to risk everything for it. I loved this heroine and would love to think she has some characteristics that I may have in my life.

Laurann Dohner brings her tales to life with humor and magnetism as one cannot help but being pulled into her compelling fictional reality! These books sizzle with romance, the plot twist are fast paced and action filled, and it brings the reader to a futuristic scenario that is filled with exotic sexual heat and exhilarating exploits. I love all of her characters, even the secondary ones, leaving me wondering who will be the next mated couple in the next book in the series.

I keep finding myself searching for my own “New Species” male! “Oh what a fantasy!”

Sizzling with lethal dialogue as well as steamy sex, this truly sweet love story captures your heart and fuels your imagination. This is a highly recommended read!

Keep them coming Ms. Dohner! I cannot wait until your next book.

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