One minute, Paige Ross is outside a Seattle bar, grieving a failed engagement. The next, she jerks awake in a weird, candlelit room with velvet walls, black silk sheets, and a man who motions for silence.
Paige has little choice but to trust the powerful stranger who promises a way out of what looks like Satan’s brothel. And pray his promise to keep her safe is as real as the heat burning in his eyes.
Banished from E2’s ruling elite for supposed crimes against the realm, Zekin risks everything to rescue those brought to E5 for the guards’ carnal pleasure. Paige will be leaving this inhospitable realm of fire and ice—if he can somehow forget the way her trembling body melts in his arms.
Safe—temporarily—in an underwater world populated by strange creatures, Paige’s sexual awakening explodes into an unquenchable need that consumes them both. But the guards will be looking for her. And Zekin’s plan to send her home is a dangerous journey she cannot—will not—take without him.
Warning: Scorching-hot sex and loads of aching tenderness between a drool-worthy hunk who’s determined to do the right thing and a woman who’s not about to give him up.
How Avatar Inspired Stolen Desire…
I must confess, I’ve never been much of a sci-fi fan. It’s always puzzled me how anyone can be a Trekkie. I’ve watched Stargate (the TV series) a few times and just couldn’t get into it.
Then, I saw Avatar. Wow. The world building in that film was like nothing I’d ever seen. More importantly, I loved the romance between Jake and Neytiri. Her feisty attitude made me smile. Their bantering was the best.
When I was planning my Outlawed Realm series (erotic paranormal/sci-fi), I wanted to create worlds that gave readers a sense of wonder, much like Pandora did for me. As I plotted the series, I decided that everything would happen on Earth, but in different dimensions or realms. Five to be exact, which are all populated and layered on top of each other. Like this.
E1 (Earth as we know it) is the dimension closest to the sun. Beneath it is E2, E3, and so on with E5 closest to the surface. Because of time differentials between the dimensions, the inhabitants never see the other realms, unless they move through connecting portals.
In Unending Desire, book one, Nikoli is a scientist from E2, a place where emotion and love aren’t allowed. All the men look the same. All the women resemble each other. It’s a world where order has replaced passion. When he sees Regina through a portal and realizes she’s in danger, he crosses over to Seattle (E1) to save her life. Illicit Desire, book two, takes place on E4, a land of jungles and twilight. Here, the E2 rulers have built the Pleasure Palace, populated by pleasure slaves. Young men and women who were grown in artificial wombs. Their sole purpose to serve their masters, until they’re eliminated. When two of them, Luzan and Arez, fall in love, they’ll do anything to escape their fate. Book three, Shameless Desire, takes place in Seattle. Kuma, a shifter from E4, has crossed over and risks everything to save Gwen, a young nurse who’s in danger.
That brings us to Stolen Desire, book four, that takes place on E5, a world of ice and fire. While I was writing Stolen Desire, I had Avatar in mind, its marvelous world building, wanting to create a place of wonder in which Paige and Zekin could play out their stunning love.
Tina will choose one commenter as her winner. Winner gets her choice of one of Tina’s award-winning, bestselling eBooks from this list:
1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11. Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures
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Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.