Stories 14 and 15 in the New Species series. It is advisable to listen to the books in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.
Dana is visiting Homeland when she meets a New Species who tugs at her heartstrings. As a widow, she knows firsthand the pain he's suffering after losing his mate.
Mourn isn't so certain that talking to a human female will help him heal, but he desires her. It's possible she could become his new reason for living.
Candi lost the male she loved but never forgot him. New Species are her only hope to seek revenge for 927's death.
A human female claiming to have been reared at Mercile has demanded entry to Homeland. Hero rushes to Medical and comes face to face with his past. One look at Candi, and the life he's built since gaining freedom comes crashing down around him.
Listener advisory: These stories have graphic sexual language and scenes - no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here! An adult science fiction romance from Ellora's Cave.
©2015 Laurann Dohner (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
"WHY ALL THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS?"
Why are there so many negative reviews? As with any lengthy series, there comes a time when the stories' plots become somewhat similar. It's kind of a necessary evil. I've only read one series that this is not the norm and this is because the author used the same 2 main characters in them all. I think you either have to accept that once established, all books within a series will be somewhat similar OR you have to be willing to let that author know she should move on to another series. I, for one, am not done loving Dohner's New Species series and personally found the two stories within Numbers engaging and refreshing. The two female characters come from different backgrounds and meet two different males who struggle with separate issues. Perhaps the two stories should have been separated and lengthened, but I think she made a good call since neither of these two males are ones she has mentioned before. I think the real issue is that we all want her to go back and focus of the males she's touched on in previous books. We feel like we've been left hanging there and perhaps, for some of us, our bitter is showing a bit...no?
Good job, Laurann. Great book!
"Not my Favorite but you still get 5 stars so......"
So I love this author do you here me LOVE her. I mean I think that all of her books just give me a story line and hot sex. I am always rereading and re-listening over and over again. I want MORE..PLEASE!! This is not her best but hell even not her best gets 5 stars. I want the new species to last forever. I need more cyborg books immediately and I mean the matting books get no love. Please give me MORE. Yes i am obsessed but at least I admit it!! No judgment please.
"2 good stories!"
I liked the stories, especially the second story! It was so nice to hear about the people from other stories. Love this series!
"Great choice! 2-fer"
In this edition called "Numbers" we get two stories.
Mrs. Dohner took the honorable way out of a problem. She had two stories in her head, but neither was the 9+ hours we are use to with New Species books. She could have filled in a fake kidnapping or some weird drama that would take 2 hours to unravel and 20 seconds to clear up, but instead she just stopped writing when the stories were done.
Both books are related to the New Species that were recovered when Valiant rescued Tammy, both are about 6 hours long.
#1: Mourn was rescued with his Mate, but after they got to Homeland she got worse and eventually died. He chose the name Mourn because that is what he was, mourning his Mate. He set about in being self destructive to try and get past his pain and wound up in medical at least once a week. While there, after he tried to take on Darkness (the stupid male!) he met a woman who wasn't like the others. She had lost her human husband and she seemed to understand his pain....could they bring each other comfort?
#2: Hero had kept Tammy safe until Valiant could rescue her. He had said he did it because he would hope someone else would have done that for his mate, if he had one. The truth is he did have a mate, a human mate, she was put in his cell when he was 5 years old and they grew up together. The last time he saw her he had been livid...they had taken her to be with another male, she had chosen to lay with another male, his fury had no bounds. He didn't mean to hurt her, the chain popped off the wall and hit her, Mercile told him he had killed her, his mistake was believing them. When a human female showed up at the gates of Homeland saying she was raised with a Canine Male at Mercile he raced to medical, hoping against hope, could it be her? When they saw each other time stopped....for her he was a miracle to be alive, for him, she was a ghost who came back from the dead to haunt him and break him.
Very good two stories, can't wait for more! I really love this world and all it's unique problems.
"Not her best work, but still engaging"
I always buy anything this author writes. I understand that she has some health issues, so I am understanding that this is not her best work, and she wants to keep her name out there for those of us who enjoy the world she has created in Homeland. If you like the New Species series, you will see that these stories are not as compelling as past stories. They are both pretty run of the mill romance novels, but still I give Ms. Dohner accolades for penning such an original, interesting series. Vanessa Chambers gives a worth while performance!
Admittedly, I'm a diehard fan of Laurann Dohner's books, so Dohner can really do no wrong in my opinion. NUMBERS was different--just in terms of format--I kept waiting for someone to refer to the New Species character called 'Numbers' but it never happened! LOL! It was basically a double feature. The first story was about Mourn and the second was about Hero. I enjoyed both--super sexy, funny, kind of poignant in moments, but, it was different to have the two stories together. All in all, I can't wait for the next book, I don't think I could ever tire of the New Species series, it's an automatic purchase for me every time!
"Numbers did not disappoint!!"
How heart warming the two stories were. Plus I liked140 and 927 from earlier books.
I think I kind of liked 140/Mourn. I loved from from Wrath/Lauren's story. Although 927/Mourn keeping Tammy safe for Valiant was great too.
The scene in the medical center when Mourn was brought in all battered and out of it. Dana held his hand and spoke to him when no one else was arounnd.
I cried more during Hero's story. It was sad and heartbreaking. Happy ending but I cried buckets.
I listen (my audio books) the new species books over and over. Valiant&Tammy. Shadow&Beauty.
And I just can't get enough Smiley. I love them all.
Write faster please.
"Always a pleasure.."
This entire series is excellent and I obsess over each book. I hope the New Species series never ends!
"love em' all!!"
So sad to be done with them all!!! :( I love the New Species series!
"Two Halves Don't Make a Whole"
Probably, the previous New Species novels were humorous and and had lovable characters that made me want to know more about them. The plots of the books are rather cookie cutter, but the books have great characters.
Yes, for the reasons listed above.
She's pretty good at differentiating the characters' voices and personalities.
If I could play editor, I would not have cut out any scenes; I would have developed this "mish -mash" of two stories into two complete, fully developed stories - two different novels.
It appears as though Dohner ran out of ideas and just smashed two works-in-progress into one book. I want my money back. This is the first New Species novel that's disappointed me.
Absolutely amazing two stories, I literally have been crying non stop throughout them both and I don't cry often at books. These ones send you on an emotional ride.
This book was the same calibre as ALL of her other books. Please don't let this be the last one. I really, really, really want to see Vengence get his mate
"last book nooooooo!!"
this book was great.... but im sad there are no more avalable at the moment.
"Sad to say goodbye to the New Species."
Two books in one was great. If these are the final books in the series I will be very upset. There are some unfinished stories to be told, And many more to make. There is only one issue I have with the series, that is going over what Mercile's main aim is. Fan's of the series know this. I would like to know the origins of mercile, I thought that may happen in the last book, that is why there is more to come.
I love the Narrator on Audible she brings the story to life in so many ways.
The author overall has been sensitive to the main themes of the series which is abuse, retribution, family and love. I would like to see more development of the characters we have gotten to know, and a couple to have a female baby.
As you can see I am a big fan who wants more. So thank you Lauran Dohner for this great series.
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