27.08.2013

New Species Giveaway – Die Gewinnerin


Ihr Lieben, ich weiß, einige von euch warten schon sehnsüchtig darauf und ich wollte mich auch schon gestern auf die Auslosung des Gewinners bzw. der Gewinnerin stürzen, aber leider hatte der Tag andere Überraschungen für mich parat. Aber nun erst einmal zurück zum Thema. ;) 

23.08.2013

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Moon (New Species #10)


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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2013
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 257
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-419-94055-2
Preis: 4,73 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren 






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her. 


Klapptext:

Dr. Joyce Yards has never met anyone as sexy or as irresistible as 466. He refuses to discuss anything except getting her naked beneath him. Their therapy sessions are grewing hotter, his raw hunger for her is becoming aggressive, and she is falling for him. Joy knows the dire consequences if she gives in to desire. It will break her heart but she must walk away. 

Moon has been drugged. He is feral and dangerous to everyone. The NSO doctors turn to the only female Moon ever cared about – the one who left hi in the desert two years ago. 
Moon isn't the same male Joy once knew but she is willing to put her life on the line for him. There are no rules now. If sex tames the wild beast and triggers his fractured memories, allowing him moments of lucidity, then Joy will give him her body and her soul. She'll do whatever it takes to save him. 


Meinung:

Ähnlich wie seine Vorgänger ist auch "Moon" eine individuelle Liebesgeschichte, die ihre Leser in den Bann zieht. Denn auch hier greift Laurann Dohner wieder zwei Parallelen auf und verbindet sie auf untrennbare Weise miteinander.

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Shadow (New Species #9)

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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2012
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 274
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-419-94049-1
Preis: 4,75 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren 






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her. 


Klapptext:

Beauty resents being labelled Gift Species. Everyone is way to overprotective, males aren't even allowed to speak to her and so far, true freedom eludes her. Then a big, sexy Species officer mistakes her for the enemy and takes her down – literally. 

Shadow is dumbfounded. He has a Gift pinned beneath him – a big no-no. But Beauty is fascinated and wants to know Shadow a lot better. She's full of newly discovered, unrequited passion and he's just what she needs to satisfy her curiosity. 

For Shadow, sex means pain and loathing. For Beauty, enslavement and ridicule. Two lonely souls who have never known a loving touch, together in a cabin in the woods. Every caress, every discovery brings them closer to life they never thought possible… beyond even their wildest dreams. 


Meinung:

Auch "Shadow" nimmt in der Reihe der New Species-Serie eine besondere Stellung ein. Nicht nur, weil Shadow und Beauty, die Protagonisten dieses Bandes, mit ihrer Vergangenheit, Erfahrungen und Traumata zu kämpfen haben, sondern auch, weil sie das erste, reine Species-Paar sind, was einem die Hoffnung gibt, dass auch noch andere Species-Weibchen einen besonderen Platz finden und glücklich werden. Ich würde es mir ja für so manche der vielen weiblichen Species wünschen.

21.08.2013

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Obsidian (New Species #8)



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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2012
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 304
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-419-94033-0
Preis: 4,73 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren 






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her. 


Klapptext:

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 kidnaps 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. 


Meinung:

In einigen der vorherigen Stories wurde ja bisher nur leicht angeschnitten, wie die Species kurz nach ihrer Befreiung waren, doch mit "Obsidian" wird dieser Einblick vertieft. 

20.08.2013

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Tiger (New Species #7)


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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2012
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 291
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-419-93913-6
Preis: 4,75 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren 






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her. 


Klapptext:

Zandy's had too much to drink and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She knows she's going to die. When next her eyes open, a beautiful man-creature is holding her in his arms. He's just too tempting to resist; her very own fallen angel. She wraps herself around his body, determined to have him. But when this angel turns out to be flesh and blood, reality crashes in – she's seducing a New Species. 

Tiger's shock quickly turns to intense passion when the human female kisses him, despite the fact she's trying to get his clothes off while he's engaged in a task force operation. He's also made it clear he'll never take a mate. Rather difficult when he and Zandy can't keep their hands off each other. The taste and the feel of his little human just leaves Tiger wanting more. 


Meinung:

Als ich anfing die New Species-Reihe zu lesen, war ich vom ersten Momentan, als ich Tiger kennen lernte so neugierig auf seine Geschichte, dass ich förmlich auf diesen Band zugelesen habe. Doch mit jedem Band verliebte ich mich mehr in die Welt der New Species und ihrer Charaktere. Und dann war es soweit, endlich hatte ich den siebten Band, "Tiger", erreicht. Ich war so gespannt, wie Tiger sich schlägt, was für eine Gefährtin er bekommt und wie er diese für sich gewinnt. 

19.08.2013

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Wrath (New Species #6)

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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2012
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 308
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-419-93904-4
Preis: 4,75 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her.


Klapptext:

Wrath volunteers to live and work outside Homeland, where he'll once again be confined in a small space with other males. He was subjected to horrific abuse and conditioning and forced to view endless sex tapes of human females while chained to Merciles perverted machines. Wrath knows he's too dangerous and emotionally damaged to ever be with a female. 

Lauren has just been detained by three big, buff, well-armed men – New Species. One of them really catches her eyes. He's tall, sexy and… her new roommate, apparently. Having never met a man this spectacular, she decides to taste every inch of his amazing body. Wrath is definitely open to that plan. The sex is incredible and he gives her everything she needs – but he'll only go so far. Something is holding him back. 

Lauren has to make him unleash his desire and Wrath has to get past his fear if the couple wants any chance at a future together. 


Meinung:

Für mich ganz persönlich nimmt "Wrath", der sechste Band der New Species, eine Sonderstellung ein – und das ganz im positiven Sinne. Warum? Normalerweise erleben wir den Protagonisten der Handlung eher Species, die schon etwas länger in Freiheit leben und daher ihre emotionalen Konflikte und Traumata besser im Griff haben. Einen solchen Protagonisten haben wir mit Wrath hier aber nicht.

New Species Giveaway – Verlängerung der Aktion


Eigentlich wollte ich schon längstens mit der Reihenvorstellung durch sein, aber leider haben mir da die Technik sowie auch die liebe Gesundheit einen dicken, fetten Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht. Und da weder ihr noch diese wunderbare Reihe etwas dafür könnt, habe ich mir einfach spontan überlegt, die Aktion ein klein wenig zu verlängern. 

Und zwar die Aktion nunmehr bis zum Ende der Woche, also bis zum 25.08.2013, gehen. Ich werde die restlichen fünf Reviews im Verlauf der Woche an den Start bringen, denn sie sind nunmehr alle fertig – zu meiner Zufriedenheit. 

Also, vielleicht habe ich euch neugierig gemacht oder ihr kennt die Reihe schon und wollt nun unbedingt weiterlesen? Dies ist eure Chance! Hinterlasst mir einfach einen kleinen Kommentar mit der Angabe, welcher Band der Reihe und warum euch am Ehesten reizen würde. Am Ende der Aktion werde ich alle Kommentatoren (soweit sie es wünschen) mit einem Los in den Lostopf werfen und einen Gewinner ziehen. 

Oh, was es zu gewinnen gibt? Ja, das hätte ich doch glatt vergessen, noch einmal zu erwähnen. Zu gewinnen gibt es ein Wunschbuch der New Species-Reihe. Einzige Voraussetzung dafür ist, dass dieses auch als Taschenbuch-Ausgabe erhältlich ist. Denn so traurig es auch ist, bisher hat es wohl nicht jedes Buch der Reihe in die Druckform geschafft (eine Sauerei bei diesen wirklich ansehnlichen Covern!). ^^' 

Und nun geht es weiter, mit einer weiteren Buchvorstellung, und zwar dem sechsten Band der Reihe "Wrath". 

Viel Glück an all jene Teilnehmer und Vergnügen beim Erkunden dieser süchtig machenden Reihe! 

Eure animasoul

14.08.2013

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Brawn (New Species #5)


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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2011
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 324
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-419-93826-9
Preis: 4,75 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren 






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her. 


Klapptext:

One look at Brawn, and Becca is wondering how he'd look without his clothes. He's also instantly attracted to her, but has sworn never to touch a human female. They just aren't sturdy enough for the type of rough sex Brawn enjoys most. When he learns he'll be living under the same roof with Becca, Brawn simply sees it as a chance to broaden his knowledge of humans. Hopefully he can do so while keeping his hands off her… 

His good intentions go astray when they're both kidnapped and locked together in a cage. Brawn finds himself reliving a nightmare when he's once again subjected to breeding experiments at the hands of New Species enemies – who will use Becca to get what they want. Brawn and Becca will have to depend on each other if they hope to survive. 



Meinung:

"Brawn" ist bereits der fünfte Band der New Species-Reihe, den ich wie seine Vorgänger einfach nur verschlungen habe, was ja bei diesen Charakteren nicht verwundern dürfte. ;) 
Brawn und Becca sind das Liebespaar dieser ungewöhnlichen Liebesgeschichte. Beide sind gestandene Charaktere, wobei bei beiden ihr Hintergrund ihre persönliche Situation – und damit ihre potentielle Partnerschaft – beeinflusst.

13.08.2013

[Review] Dohner, Laurann – Justice (New Species #4)





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Format: Kindle Edition
Erschienen: 2011
Sprache: Englisch
Seiten: 342
Verlag: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-419-93756-9
Preis: 5,42 €
Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahren 






About the author:

Laurann Dohner is a full time "in-home supervisor" (sounds much better than plain ol' housewife), mother and writer. She is addicted to caramel iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two) and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night. 

She loves to write all kinds of stories and thinks the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when you write, you can make sure there's always a happy ending. Laurann loves that about writing. She loves it to sit down at her computer desk and put on her headphones to listen to loud music to block out the world around her, so she can create worlds in front of her. 


Klapptext:

Justice North is the face of New Species. Seeing him up close makes Jessie's heart race. He's the ultimate alpha male – big, muscular, exotically beautiful… and dangerous. Of course he's off limits. But then the sexy man purrs and all bets are off. 

Jessie Dupree is a mouthy, fiery human female who brings out the animal in Justice. She wants to show him how to relax, and he's all for anything she wants to do, but Justice has sworn to protect his people and to take a Species mate. He's torn between the woman he wants and the oath he's taken. 

Jessie knows a relationship between them probably won't end well; heartbreak is inevitable. But that won't stop her from freeing the wildness inside Justice and spending every moment she can steal wrapped around his hot body, making him roar with passion. 


Meinung:

Schon seit ich Justice als Nebencharakter im ersten Band der New Species-Reihe kennen gelernt hatte, war ich auf seine Geschichte und Gefährtin neugierig. Denn Justice ist als Anführer seiner Art kein einfacher Charakter und seine Zerrissenheit, mit dem was er sich wünscht für sich selbst und dem, was er für seine Leute zu repräsentieren hat, geht einem schon sehr nahe. Als Leser wird man in diese Zerrissenheit einbezogen und kann sich ihr nicht entziehen. Daraus folgt dann später eine weitere emotionale Zerrissenheit, weil man mit Jessie leidet und nachvollziehen kann, dass sie nicht im Geheimen nur Justices Betthäschen sein möchte – ganz besonders dann, wenn er ihr vorschreibt, keine anderen Männer sehen zu dürfen, er selbst aber auf der Suche nach einer Species-Gefährtin zu seien scheint.