Monday, February 10, 2014

Stolen Desires by Tina Donahue

Paige wakes to a velvet covered room with soft candlelight. What she doesn’t realize is that she’s been taken from her home in Seattle by men from another dimension. These men are guards that traversed through a portal between two dimensions to kidnap women and bring them to their secret outpost hidden on E5. Unbeknownst to the rulers of E2 these guards have stolen women on the surface of the Earth (E1) to enslave them along with other pleasure slaves they’ve taken.

Zekin is from E2 and has served Vakar, his ruler, and its people until he is charged for crimes of treason. He is unjustly imprisoned and taken to E5, a dimension installed with a penal colony. Vakar and his men have managed to keep secret the existence of the penal colony from the people of E2. There, Zekin lives through brutal punishment and near starvation, but with the aid of other criminals, they take over the prison. He and friends are determined to save pleasure slaves from the abusive system and that’s where he finds Paige and rescues her.

Ms. Donahue has done a great job of world building in Stolen Desire. Her imagination paints E5 dimension with surreal creatures and colorful descriptions of fire and ice surroundings. The secondary characters were essential and helped the story along. I found Eeete’s character submissive and unselfish, but this is a state she’s only ever known. The atrocious punishment the slaves endured was palpable and heartbreaking. But I was glad the few Zekin saved were finally free to reclaim their dignity and hope.

I enjoyed Zekin and Paige’s story and the combustible chemistry between them. Definitely, Ms Donahue’s stories always has some hot, smoking sex with her characters and it sizzles right off the pages. Zekin finds in Paige the closeness and intimacy that he so craved from another human. In his stale existence on E2, human emotions aren’t allowed. Their environment is devoid of feelings of joy, anger, love, or comfort in their sterile and perfect realm. Paige finds in Zekin tenderness and caring she’s never felt with anyone before.

This is a stand alone as I understand from the author, but after reading the three other books before Stolen Desires the storyline made more sense to me and easier to follow along in the series. Although there was an epilogue, this part was written for preparation of Eeete’s story, book 5 of the Outlawed Realm series. I really wanted more of what happens to Zekin and Paige and their life together. There is a cameo scene with Nikoli and Regina from Unending Desire, along with Kuma and Gwen from Shameless Desire. Hopefully, we’ll know more of these characters in the next installment. Its been a fun read and one series I’ve enjoyed reading.

My rating: 3.5



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Spreading the Word: Win a KINDLE from Bitten By Books

Bitten By Books is part of the 2010 Blogfest and they're giving away a KINDLE.  So go on, lots of ways to enter.  Just click on the link and you're there.  Good Luck!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blood Lust Blitz! Who Wants to Win A Kindle?

Would you like a chance to win a Kindle?  All this week author Zoe Winters is promoting the print release of Blood Lust. Blood Lust is the omnibus edition of her three novellas Kept, Claimed, and Mated. If you're a fan of paranormal romance, then you're sure to enjoy her Preternaturals series.

There are many ways to enter the contest, so visit Zoe's website HERE for more details. Plus, she'll be visiting several other blogs this week giving away signed print copies of Blood Lust. She'll let you know via her Blog, Twitter, and Facebook where she will be each day. And as a bonus, IF she gets into the top 25 in the overall Amazon Kindle store this week, Zoe will give away a second Kindle! The contest will run until Saturday, September 4th, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

For rules and how to enter the contest, go to

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt 5 book giveaway and review at Yankee Romance Reviewers

Yankee Romance Reviewers is offering a giveaway for Elizabeth Hoyt's Wicked Intentions.  Enter here.  Ends August 24th.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Contest Alert:Win 6 Rita Nominees Book Giveaway @DK's Everything Romance Books

DK's Everything Romance Books Blog is offering a contest giveaway featuring 6 Rita nominees books.  Three sets will be given away.  So, go ahead enter to win all 6 books.  You won't want to miss out on these great books. Contest ends July 25th.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rita Nominees Giveaway by Forever Romance and Hatchette Books (3 Sets to giveaway) @Yankee Romance Reviewers


By Kate Brady
Best First Book & Romantic Suspense Categories
Mass Market, ISBN 9780446541527, US$6.99 /CAN$8.50

By Julia Harper
Contemporary Single Title Romance Category
Mass Market, ISBN 9780446619189, US$6.99 /CAN$8.50

By Elizabeth Hoyt
Historical Romance Category
Mass Market, ISBN 9780446406932, US$6.99 /CAN$8.50

By Margaret Mallory
Historical Romance Category
Mass Market, ISBN 9780446553384, US$6.99 /CAN$8.50

By Carolyn Jewel
Paranormal Romance Category
Mass Market, ISBN 9780446178242, US$6.99 /CAN$8.50

By Karen Rose
Romantic Suspense
Mass Market, ISBN 9780446616935, US$6.99 /CAN$8.50

Yankee Romance Reviewers Blog is offering a 3 set giveaway.  In celebration of this year's GCP and Forever nominees.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Contest! Pick Your Book @For What Its Worth Blog

 For What's Its Worth Blog is having a Contest.  Read the rules and enter for a chance to pick your own book.  Yup, you read it right...your chance to pick your own book (under $20) if you win. Contest ends July 4th.