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Obsidian | [Laurann Dohner]

Obsidian

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In Book 8 of Laurann Dohner's steamy, popular New Species series, Dr. Allison Baker passionately tends to 880, a wounded New Species: part animal, part man, and in a coma. Knowing that her tempting female scent will lure him into consciousness, she begins sleeping beside him - and after 880 wakes, choosing the powerful and dark name Obsidian, he decides to claim Alli as his. A sensual, versatile performance from Vanessa Chambers helps bring Dohner's characters to life in this sexy example of erotic sci-fi.

Publisher's Summary

Book 8 in the New Species series.

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.

©2012 Laurann Dohner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 11-13-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 11-13-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "So hard... on the fence!"

    I really did like this book... Really!

    My one and only issue is with Ali (Dr. Alison Baker). She was extremely wishy washy the entire book. It literally drove me crazy. Apparently she had a connection with Obsidian because she literally stole him from the NSO... but as soon as he wakes up and she gets to see him again, she gets all "I love you, but I can't be with you".

    But what really takes to cake... is how she is supposed to be a doctor, and she has the hugest language barrier with him... She gets pissed b/c he is too blunt... Well he has been locked up in a cage for, IDK... his entire life... so yeah... social etiquette will go right out the window for Obsidian... how does she not get that... Seriously...

    The story is pretty much the same format, NS finding their mate with a human... but Ali is just... eh! She reminds me of Trisha... just irritating...

    Story is still worth a listen; especially you have invested in the other 7 books... Just be warned... Ali is going to be irritating.

    Good Credit, Buy or Sale... Either one...you will be happy... but seriously... think about Ali before you use that credit. I prefer to use my credits on something more expensive and that will leave me feeling satisfied...

    Narration was awesome... as usually for this series and narrator...

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 11-19-13
    BluBumbleB BayArea, CA 11-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Newly Freed & Unhinged"

    I'm a total sucker for this series, but, this one was not on the level of some of the others. That said, this one was still good for me, because I'm like a SuperFan for Species! All of the stories have more or less the same concept, and Dohner has come up with some interesting nuances for each story making each one unique. There are two main characteristics of these stories that really tickle my fancy---the sex scenes are super steamy and seem just a bit taboo because of that animalistic vibe the new species have going for them, not sure what that says about me, but, I digress---I also, really get a kick out of communication exchanges the humans and new species have between themselves as they learn about each other. It's probably Dohner's way of poking a little fun at some of society's silly obsessions and/or customs, but, I love the way she writes it---it's really one of the funniest characteristics of this series. Obsidian's story highlights the struggle of a newly freed species and how things go a little crazy as he's falling in love. I found myself laughing at various moments throughout this story and as usual, totally falling in love with the hot alpha male and his perfectly matched mate. I'm such a fan of these books and can't wait for more!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Norfolk, VA, United States 11-13-13
    Cherie Norfolk, VA, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good not great"

    This wasnt one of my favorites....It was good but was missing the action of the other books in the series.....its still more than worth a listen

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelli Lawrenceville, GA, United States 05-02-14
    Kelli Lawrenceville, GA, United States 05-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I love losing myself in books of any kind

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    "Mary Kay Letourneau meets....Nightingale Syndrome"
    What disappointed you about Obsidian?

    So I may be a little too harsh but, I can help thinking Dr. Allison has mental issues and was a litte too desparate. I did not feel the emotional connection between her and Obsidian. In fact I found myself thinking she was a manipulative stocker..weak, needy and irrational.


    What was most disappointing about Laurann Dohner’s story?

    There was something just off. The heronine professed wanting what was best for her "mate" but she was really irrational him learning to fit in with the other species.

    A species right out of the lab is almost child-like, learning how to living in a world of humans. She wanted Obsidian to be dependant on her and did not think about his state of mind. She is a Dr who falls in love with a comatos patient.Rather than acting the adult and using her medical knowledge to aid her or maybe calling Tricia (her boss) about his health, she steals him and trys to heal him by letting her scent him? This was after she wanted to make a female species first be the a guinea pig.....

    The whole story reminded me of school room teacher trying to convience her adolesent student to love her..... Just inappropriate


    Did Vanessa Chambers do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, while here voices can be harsh she does a prretty good job


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Obsidian?

    The story flow seemed to be in conflict on one hand Dr. Allison wants Obsidian to be self sufficient in the next she wants him to need her and trust only her.

    At one point in the story she is begging on her knees with her arm wrapped around Obsidians legs. REALLY


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lila shafer United states of america 08-17-14
    lila shafer United states of america 08-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "i love it"
    What made the experience of listening to Obsidian the most enjoyable?

    if it is as good as the others are than I now I will love it.


    What other book might you compare Obsidian to and why?

    tiger I love the way your story line is great


    What about Vanessa Chambers’s performance did you like?

    it is great


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Indianapolis, In 08-15-14
    Melanie Indianapolis, In 08-15-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.

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    "OBSIDIAN-DARKNESS THAT HOLDS BEAUTY"

    Of all the New Species books, this would have to be my least favorite, so far. That is not to say that I didn’t enjoy listening to the book because I did. I just thought the heroine was annoying. Why is it that people that have a lot of book sense don’t really have any common sense. Let me explain.

    Dr. Allison Baker (Allie) risks everything (her life, her career, her job) to save a new species that is currently in a coma. She kidnaps Obsidian aka 880 and takes him to a rental house to try to coerce him to awaken using her scent. Obsidian has been in a coma since injuring himself trying to save his mate, when she was killed in front of him by some technicians. He has never known freedom and doesn’t understand that he and his people are free, do you see Allie’s first mistake. Allie then agrees to stay in his room with him, even though he has been somewhat hostile towards her to help him "adjust to freedom", do you see her second mistake. In the end they both get their HEA, but some of Allie decisions just left me confused about this character.

    On the other hand, I love Obsidian. He is the perfect prototype of a new species man. He is gorgeous, fierce, and protective and loves hard. He knows he shouldn’t want Allie because she is human but doggoneit, he is determined to have her even if it means learning to accept that not all humans are evil.

    This book also lacked some of the action that was previous of the other books. But the storyline is still interesting and it’s also interesting when you learn about Obsidian full background. I think his background was bittersweet, even if he did have a mate. As always, the romance scenes are steamy, hot and drool worthy. It helps keep my work time interesting.

    Overall, I think you should read the book, if not for anything just to learn about Obsidian and his life and to catch up on the rest of the New Species characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A.J. Salt Sunshine Coast, Australia 05-25-14
    A.J. Salt Sunshine Coast, Australia 05-25-14 Member Since 2014

    J.A. Salt

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    What did you love best about Obsidian?

    The characters


    Would you be willing to try another book from Laurann Dohner? Why or why not?

    Of course


    Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?

    not sure


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I guess


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't a big fan of the reprimand of Ally - in past books things have been overlooked because it was the leaders feeling them - but because Obsidian wasn't a leader he didn't have the same rights to behaviour - that was annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MiiSarah Missouri 02-25-14
    MiiSarah Missouri 02-25-14 Member Since 2013

    MiiSarah

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    "Another great addition to the series"
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    The narrator is the reason that I have purchased every audio book in this series. The story is good but the narrator Vanessa Chambers makes this book a thousand times better!!! A narrator can totally kill a book and this is an example where the narrator just makes this book AMAZING!!! Great Job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer West Fargo, ND, United States 01-24-14
    Jennifer West Fargo, ND, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my favorite"
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    Definitely not my in the series. It seemed to move slow and didn't have the action we're used to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Becca Giddings, TX, United States 11-14-13
    Becca Giddings, TX, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "ANOTHER HIT!"
    Any additional comments?

    Laurann Dohner did it again! I wish she'd write and publish 1 New Species book per week! I pre-order her books as soon as they're available and listen to them nonstop from start to finish. Obsidian lacked the constant "steel and find" that you'll find in most of her other books, but can be related more to the books "Justice" and "Fury". It was rather refreshing after the fast paced frantic paces of the last several books. This book does NOT lack suspense, however!! Every second kept me wondering and rooting for Obsidian and Alli......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "New species 1-9"

    I love this Author ( Laurann Dohner The narrator Vanessa Chambers is very good and brought the characters alive. I love this set and I agree their best read in order. The only book I did not read was wrath but to be fair it was the synopsis that put me off so I did not download this book, I loved Justice ,Tiger and Shadow the most. I like that the women are
    as equally feisty & know what they want in and out of the bed great escapism.

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