Quicksilver Dreams by Danube Adele
Posted by brriske
Genre: PNR New Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Number of pages: 317
Word Count: 132,000
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…
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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.
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.
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.
This book was a gift from the Author and Paranormal Romance.Authors that Rock for and honest review. This book is about the love between a man and woman.The man is from another planet called Te’re. It’s about the fight to overcome evil and that loves always wins. I loved the way this book kept me entertained,and had me turning page after page. Couldn’t put it down. I loved the way Taylor and Ryder stuck together through thick and thin.I laughed and cried along with the them. It had me feeling their pain and their happiness. I would read it over and over agin and never get tired of reading it. The Author did a great job on writing this book. I hope their is another book she writes to go along with this one.This book would make a perfect series. Like one where Taylor finds her mother perhaps. I would buy this book in a heartbeat,that’s how good it was.Thank you for giving me the right to read this great book.Loved it so much. I give this 5 fangs. Cindy Marley (independent Reviewer).
3 Fang Review
I received this book from the author and PR&ATR for an honest review. Quicksilver Dreams is a story about A woman named Taylor, and her hunky savior Ryder. This is a story of mystery, intrigue, and romance, with some action thrown in the mix. Taylor is a woman who has brought herself up the social ladder with hard work and diligence. She is now a far cry from the poor little girl from the trailer park that was abandoned by her mother and left in her grandmothers care. Life is good for Taylor, even if she has to work two jobs and have a roommate to make ends meet. Then along comes her new neighbor Ryder. Holy smokes! Ryder is a hunky, green eyed bachelor who seems to be everywhere Taylor is when things go wrong. Who is this man, why does She dream about him, and what does he know that he isnt telling her? And what does he mean when he says she is dream-walking? Can they work things out and be together forever? Step right up, settle in and go on an intergalactic adventure with Taylor and Ryder. Its exciting, and it can get a little hot and heavy. Enjoy!
I thought the book was alright. I liked the concept. Taylor hardworking with a tyrannic boss.. Who cant relate to that right? The Dream walking was awesome! The being taken to another planet, sweet! But then you add the Battles, and the voices she hears in her mind, and Taylor going from lover, to enemy, to a national traitor and back to being Ryders lover. It all kind of threw me. I wanted to be all in for this book. But there was just SO MUCH going on, that it felt like Ryder and Taylor just didnt have the time they needed to work things out in their relationship. And when she was taken to his home planet, why wasnt she more interested in what was around her and why? I would have pegged her for a woman with more questions that she would demand answered.
This is a book for paranormal romance lovers who like tales of romance, beings from other planets, and lots of conflict and action!
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.