Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele


Book Description:

My name is Taylor, and damn but my life changed overnight. One moment I was just a regular girl working two jobs to pay my bills, and next thing you know, I'm uncovering secret metal disks at my boss's house. Now I'm reading minds, dream-walking and being saved from bad guys by Mr. Dark and Brooding.

That would be Ryder Langston, my new next-door neighbor. He's sex on legs but he's also a secret agent from another world—no joke. I believe him now because he dragged me back here "for my protection" after he discovered someone was trying to assassinate me on Earth. It isn't working out so well.

There's a war going on, one that's been fought for generations. Ryder's having trust issues (not that it's stopping us from falling into bed), and it turns out I'm connected here, if you know what I mean. The target on my back finally makes sense, but there's nowhere left to hide…

 
Quicksilver Dreams

Dreamwalkers Bk One

Danube Adele

Genre: PNR New Adult

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 978-14268-9785-6

ASIN: B00F93X86Q

Number of pages: 317

Word Count: 132,000

Purchase Links:

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Prologue

Was this a dream?

Had I ever felt this lucid in a dream before?

I could feel the silky material around my eyes, on my wrists and ankles, softly sliding against my skin. With my body waking to sensual heat seeping through my veins, I only wanted to concentrate on what was happening in the moment, appreciate the swirl of masculine energy twining through the feminine threads of my own.

So good…

My dreams usually had a surreal, nondistinct, floating quality to them. This time, I actually felt a large, rough hand feathering over the skin on my rib cage, my flat stomach, agonizingly slow, avoiding obvious erogenous zones.

It was a hot, searing touch. It was like someone was actually there. Someone I wanted…

More… Like that… So good…

I could scent spicy soap that was subtle, yet distinctly male, arousing, and couldn’t help the feverish whispers of encouragement.

Oh, my God… Yes…

My sex dreams usually made me struggle with the frustration of a roller-coaster experience that never finished. I would ride a buildup of desire and a cool down, over and over, my imagination acting as a careless lover with wonderful intent but clumsy execution. This time there was no such neglect. The burn was exquisite, building and teasing, ebbing and flowing, but never forgetful and creating a fever that made me writhe with need.

Please!

Never had I ever felt this way before, chanting my demand, desperately wanting to reach the end of the ride.

Yes! Like that! Yes!

Sudden sensation poured over and through me, powerfully enough that I woke myself and sat up. My breath was short and gasping. My body was quivery and oversensitized. I was covered with a fine sheen of sweat, and my sheet was twisted in carefree abandon around my naked body.

I half expected to find a man in front of me.

Rubbing my wrists as though the soft bindings were still tied to me, I glanced around my sparsely furnished bedroom and felt my body quake with a small, faint aftershock. I was alone. Nothing was disturbed. At the same time that I drew comfort from seeing that everything in my world was still in its place, a faint echo of grief, or disappointment, took the edge off my contentment, like I was missing something. I was solo after such an erotic experience.

What about the hand? Who was it attached to?

A part of me had to give a mental headshake of exasperation.

No men for you. At least not yet.

The inevitable weight of responsibility, like a bucket of ice water, reminded me that I needed to work and pay the bills. I had to make ends meet. There was no one who was going to help me.

Usually, I accepted this with a matter-of-factness, but this night, a spike of resentment reared its head.

What would it be like to be a normal girl who had time for frivolity?

I quashed the thought immediately, too tired to let it take root.

Why fight the wave? I just had to ride it.

Settling back on my pillow, I once again closed my eyes and let the languorous effects of postorgasmic lassitude steal over me. Strangely, as my mind once again stretched fingers toward my deep subconscious, the whisper of a gentle caress down my cheek didn’t frighten me.



 About the Author:

Danube Adele wrote her first romance at the age of seven when she penned the story of her dogs falling in love and having puppies. She’s been dreaming up romantic tales ever since. A lifetime resident of southern California, she spends time playing at the beach, camping in Joshua Tree National Park, and hiking Mammoth Mountain.

Always a lover of adventure, she and her husband took their sons on a cross country road trip to Florida and back in an old VW Westfalia, that had no A/C, in the month of July, and still, it continues to be the best trip they ever took. Extensive travel and trying new things has kept the creative spark alive. Danube lives in Claremont with her biggest fans, her loving husband, amazing and wonderful identical twin sons, and a teddy bear of a Rottweiler.

Her debut novel, Quicksilver Dreams, Book 1 of the Dreamwalker series was officially released January 6, 2014.

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My Thoughts:

This book was an action packed, adrenaline spiking, hot, steamy, suspenseful adventure. :-)

I read it in one sitting. I only put it down twice. Once for a potty break, I mean I am human! lol! I also put it down long enough to cook dinner for my boys. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going on and how it would end.

Taylor was a woman who worked constantly. She came from nothing and prided herself on being self sufficient. I felt bad for her because she had a low opinion of herself more often than not. She was lovely though. She had a huge heart, a sense of humor, and a fierceness if she thought someone was being treated unjustly. She was a heroine that you would be happy to read about. :D

Ryder was a fierce warrior who was on the trail of a mass murderer. He doesn't trust easily and is somewhat emotionally closed off. He wanted to get close to Taylor because his main suspect has been seen with her boss lately. She is the assistant which means that she has more knowledge about Reggie's comings and goings as well as who he's interacting with.

There was so much story here that I was still contemplating all that I read long after the story was over. What I've mentioned is just a tiny hint in comparison to the whole story.

I am very eager to read the next book in the series, I can't wait to see what happens next!

I recommend Quicksilver Dreams to all of you who like books with otherworldly scenarios. This book is great for those of you wanting to be surprised, enthralled or just plain entertained. 

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was out of this world! It had a great plot and intriguing characters. 


 


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30 comments:

  1. Thanks so much! I'm so pleased. (-;

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  2. Ok I will definitely grab it! LOL I've had a few of those reads where I couldn't put them down and attempted to cook and read at the same time. Didn't end very well! LOL

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    1. Yeah! I hope you enjoy it! So glad you stopped by. (-;
      Danube

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    2. yes amber..; reading and cooking don't mix that well^^ but it also show how excellent those reads were

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    3. I'm sure I will! :) Generally if Brenda likes it I do too.

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    4. Yes this is one that I'm sure you would like. :-)

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    5. K I'll definitely grab it then. :D

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  3. it really sound excellent if it kept you so focused^^ at least you didn't burn the dinnher ( yues... it happened once gfor me...no proud but teh book had so me so hooked i couldn't focus on anything else).


    i really enjoyed the summary and excerpt i do hope there isn't a cliffhanger though^^ you wrote you couldn't wait for next book so i do wonder if it's because of a cliffhanger or simply because it's too good^^

    thus 2 questions for the authors: how many books in this series
    and teh most important one: is there any hope for print copy one day? ( for each book or all put together later?)

    thanks!!

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    1. That is why I put the book down. lol! I've had burnt food happen more than once.

      There isn't a cliff hanger but there is a great build up for the next book.

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    2. ^^ i put the book down too but i still thinking so much about it, still in it's universe that i let the bread burn^^;;
      thank you for answering me about the cliffhanger i'm even more interested now

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    3. :) I need to learn to put the book down when I'm walking too. I cant tell you how many bruises I have from walking into things while reading.
      Glad its not a cliffy. I like books that make you want to read the next but I like endings to the story im reading too!

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    4. @Miki I didn't answer all your questions! Ok, there are five in the series as of now, the first three with scheduled releases, and so far, no plan for print yet. And, I promise no big cliffhangers that frustrate.(-;

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    5. Amber, I can trip on my own feet under normal circumstances, I'm not about to add reading to the mix. :P

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    6. thank you for answering me! I really appreciate

      as for tripping^^;; yes no need to be reading for that;)

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    7. LOL I'm not the most graceful normally either. I just seem more hazardous to myself with books in my hand

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    8. that's the power of books... to make you forget everything... and not letting you put then down

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  4. I promise each book is going to be whole unto itself with hints as to what's to come. Nothing painful. (;

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    1. :-) Awesome. I can't wait to read more!

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    2. that's reallt great thank you

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  5. I love finding new great authors and books. This sounds fantastic and definitely going on my TBR.

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  6. Thanks so much for hosting me! It is so appreciated!
    Danube (-;

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    1. I enjoyed it. I <3ed your book and I appreciate that you stopped in to chat with us. Please let me know if I can help spread the word about your books in the future whether it is cover reveals, release day promos or reviews. I'd be happy to help! :-)

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  7. What an intriguing book! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

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  8. Sounds great I'm glad that there are no cliffhangers I love series but hate cliffhangers.

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  9. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for opportunity.

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