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Obsidian (New Species #8)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  8,677 ratings  ·  495 reviews
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 di ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Ellora's Cave
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5 "All Because I Loved Obsidian" Stars!


Obsidian is book eight in Laurann Dohner's New Species series. Number 880, a.k.a. Obsidian, was the type of New Species male that melts my heart and makes all my girlie parts flutter. He is so damaged and broken that you can't help but want to wrap your arms around all that burly male. He is one of the New Species that was not rescued initially and because of this he was forced to endure further tortures at the hands of ex-Mercile employees. The most horrif
Jessica Hatfield
2.5 Meh Stars

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Obsidian is the 8th book in the New Species series. I didn't feel it at all. It was just Meh at best. So Obsidian is about 880 later named Obsidian who is in a coma when the book starts and has been for months, is kidnapped by Dr. Allison Baker. Allison steals the NS male because she believes that if she can make him want a woman's scent she can wake him up from his coma and she feels she has no other choice. She went to Tiger and Justice with her idea and they told her No. So she
I'm in love with Obsidian too Now.
Great story, I love the way The new species is dominant with the doctor... a little stuborn...

Can wait to read Shadow now

2nd reading ... loved it as much as the first !
Amy Rachiele
Looking forward to new book! Although, I would like the cover model to personally deliver a copy to my home.

** 3 1/2 stars **

The story was good for the most part but I am soooo tired of the way every story has a conflict because other people butt into a relationship/mating. The drama and separation in this were ridiculous and unnecessary, why would they listen to a bad psychologist whom they all hate? Why wouldn't they get a different psychologist at their place?

I also don't like how the New Species don't seem to be in control of their homeland, I guess I am spoiled by the Breeds who are in control
Sammy Loves Books
Obsidian: a black natural volcanic glass formed by the rapid cooling of molten lava.


This is the eighth book of this series and I have enjoyed them All!!! Patient 880 has finally awoken from his coma. And just like all recently freed New Species, he has chosen his own name>

Obsidian. She tried to think of the definition. A lot of Species preferred to take a name that had meaning to them. “Isn’t that a lava rock or something along those lines?”

He growled. “It fits me. I am burning inside and ha
I am a big Laurann Dohner fan, but I am so disappointed with Obsidian. She really missed the mark with this one. Whereas I loved the "Me Tarzan, You Jane" routine in Valiant, Obsidian just didn't do it for me! Simply put, I was bored and underwhelmed. I usually love Dohner's formula, but this go round no! The writing was stilted, rushed, and disconnected. I couldn't fall in love with Obsidian the way I have with other main male characters in the New Species series. I was left wanting and I think ...more
Damn...Where do they find those cover models!! I'm really slipping, I had no idea 2 more New Species books were in the works!
I can not wait!!!

Ok, Read Obsidian!
Laurann did it again!!! I really like this series! The guys are super hot and the stories make you want to keep reading straight through without a break!!!
Even though I really want to read this book, can I just get the guy?

It was ok but i couldn't really connect with the H/h..
I appreciate the fact that the telling of this story brings another aspect to the whole world of NSO..

Yeah, thats Obsidian.. Crazy wild dog!! That wants to kill everyone, or at least attack anyone or anything..

Thank God for Moon and Breeze later that told him

Well in the end he made it .. And everything turned out great.. I like the end.. He was polite and more civil but funny too..
I would love for them to spent more time together and do thing
nice body but for some reason its not flipping my switches like Tigers cover did :( lol maybe as he isn't focused on her? Still looking forward to it though!! Go canines! hehe Still Valiant>all

Any release date yet??

If you are Jonesing for a dohner fix and have already re-ready everyting twice (or more) Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Susan Smithis not a bad read, hot aplha males but not the hard assed non-emotional ones probably on the spice level of the Dohner Raines books though good value but be aware it is self published so some
That COVER!!! lawddddd it Hot *fans self* drool drool. Hmm who is Odsidian???? either I cant remember, or its a new character introduction or the one in the comma 880...
Loved Obsidian!

This installment was highly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed!

Not one to ‘Spoil’ a plot, which is why I never rehash the novel—I will share that I loved how Ms. Dohner chose to take an unconventional route (from her previous books) to tell Obsidian’s story. Instead of the anti-New Species kidnappings, rhetoric spewing and shenanigans that normally take place this novel was truly about Obsidian’s struggle to become a citizen of NSO society and not the proverbial ‘lone wolf’ or ‘
By all rights, this should have been a heartwarming, engrossing, and highly erotic story. Well, the erotic scenes are yummy, and when that's all I want, I'll come back to Obsidian. He is haaawt. And funny, always with the "mine" and giving orders in the bedroom. "Strip!"

I suppose I'm greedy, wanting some engrossing story to go with my sex, but -- wow -- there wasn't much happening here, beyond the solid gold opening when Dr. Allison (rashly, illegally, and unprofessionally) saved Patient 880 fr
Rin W. Vitale
I loved loved this!

Don't you just love it when a furious dog turns into cute puppy? Ha I don't know what expression fit to explain this book about, but its kind of fit, me thinks :p.

I loved Obsidian, I loved Alli, I loved Obsidian and Alli loved each other. <3
Alex is The Romance Fox
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Obsidian’s life has been filled with darkness, pain and sadness and after being rescued from the horrendous Mercile labs, is now in a coma at Homeland.

Dr Allison Baker has been trying to get 880, Obsidian’s lab name, out of the coma and the doctors and the New Species Council are on the verge of giving up any hope of him ever waking up.
Feeling desperate and as a last resort, Alli kidnaps Obsidian from Homeland and takes him to a hidden cabin, where she can continue her efforts in reviving Obsid
Alli's obsessed with Obsidian wasting away possibly due to losing his mate. With conventional methods not working and her radical idea not being followed, Alli decides to take matters into her own hands. Ok, I'm very much a fan of New Species and the incompetence of her actions were on display as she made harmful and careless decisions. (If they didn't benefit her, she didn't seem to care) Ally's being a New Species doctor would have opened their culture to her at least a little especially since ...more
Another sexy, steamy book by Laurann Dohner! This one is my favorite out of her New Species series!! Of course everytime I read the next book in the series, I say that!! I love them all and I love the New Species males and have decided that I would like one all to myself!! Who wouldn't want a man who is loyal,faithful,sexy, and puts their mate first. Of course, they are a little dominating and controlling but hey, I could put up with that if the reward is eye candy and all the loving I could ask ...more
This was an enjoyable entry into the New Species .The characters of Alli and Obsidian I felt complimented each other.Though not as an exciting read as some if the others,the story was tru to the characters.Obsisian was in a coma the first part of the story and Alli,his doctor was so drawn to him that she kidnapps his comatose body and takes him away from the hospital in order to make him come out of the coma by bonding to a female.Once he comes out of that coma,the story moves along nicely and h ...more
4-1/2 stars.
Very good addition to this series. The blurb really didn't do the book any favors. If I had just been going by that I wouldn't have picked it up. It made the book seem like it was going to be sort of hokey and trashy. But it wasn't at all.

It was really interesting to see a New Species who was brand new and hadn't acclimated at all. I thought that the doctor's motives (which seem prurient on the back cover) were quite clear and not goofy at all. The connection between the two of the
Julie C
Not my favorite New Species book but still really good. I think I just had to adjust to 880 (later Obsidian) being such a dominant prick. I think I liked him better in a coma (just joking). However, this behavior just reinforces how badly he was treated at Mercile. He was also always in seclusion so his language and coping skills are not very good. There were some very touching when Alli teaches him how to give his first kiss.

I love the way that Moon and Breeze take Obsidian under
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I enjoyed this news addition to the New Species Series. Some of it felt recycled, though. I didn't quite get behind Obsidian. He needed a bit more redeeming in my mind, for some reason. I wonder why none of the primate New Species get a book? Good addition. I'll keep reading the series.
This book was amazing. But everything from Laurann Dohner is amazing and smoking hot!
☛ Kay
review later
Kami Dodson-Perry
Alli is a dedicated doctor to New Species. She has a big heart and always wants to help. That is way patient 880 is so mysterious to her. They know very little of 880. Here is what they do know of 880, he was kept away from other New Species except for the mate they brought to be with him, his mate was murdered in front of him, he hurt himself trying to save his mate by repeatedly ramming himself into his cage to be freed and save 46 (his mate).

Alli has asked permission to try an experiment with
So, wow. That was Obsidian...
This review will have A LOT of spoilers. Just warning you.

I have to say, Obsidian is one moody little demanding Species at the start. But I think I loved him as much as I loved Valiant [And that's saying something.]
He is very devoted to Alli since near the start though. Well, it's kind of obsession type love. Like how Valiant was with Tammie I did love some of the ways he reacts to her under-clothes:(view spoiler)
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I actually liked this one just fine - better than the last one honestly. His extremely alpha male attitude was understandable and she handled it very well. I like she did not rely on "oh no, help me" type of behavior. She took responsibility for her actions. I also REALLY liked them being apart for a while because it demonstrated so well the amount of love they had. The sex was allright - at this point I was kind of hoping for Dohner to throw in some anal or a spanking or something. After 8 book ...more
Alicia White
I have to say that Laurann Dohner is fantastic, amazing, wonderful, and the queen of steam! This book is another great New Species addition. All the characters are well written, the sex is HOT, and you are always left wanting more. I've been a fan since picking up the first book, Fury and I'll be a fan forever. I order all her books when they arrive for pre-order and I've NEVER been disappointed. These book can be read as "stand alones" but you should just order them all because you won't be abl ...more
Five freaking AMAZINGLY stars! I would rate this one 10 if I could. I just LOVED the storyline. It is so different than what we are use to with the other books. If you are looking for a Alpha Male then look no further because Obsidian is at the top of the list for that. It totally broke my heart when he went into details about his previous relationship with 46. Never seen it coming that's all I can say. I did shed a few tears in this book. It was emotional several times in it!

Obsidian drove me crazy with his demands and telling Allison what to do all the time.. and Allison being naive and not stand up for herself... I can understand giving up things for love.. but she gave up everything for someone she wasn't mated to... she was a weak character in my opinion.. There is nothing attractive about a man who interrupts you mid sentence and tells you to strip when you are trying to help him understand you and the way things work..

I suffered thro
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