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Captive Desires

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  83 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
The national bestselling mistress of erotica returns to the fantasy world of Captive Dreams--and she?s raising the temperature even more.

Danae Livingston is an author of scorching tales about a fantasy realm inhabited by her favorite hero, Alekhsiy. Now an obsessed fan wants her to rewrite her novels to his own twisted liking and have the legendary villain win. Little doe
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Berkley (first published 2009)
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Jan 19, 2010 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
Fun read - it's a sequel to Whiteside's half of Captive Dreams which she wrote with Angela Knight. [Having read Dreams is not necessary, it stands well on it's own.:] Like Dreams it has an action based plot but most of this one takes place on our earth at a very large Atlanta science fiction/fantasy/combat convention. [I'm assuming this is a thinly veiled reference to the real DragonCon.:]

The hero, the king's brother and general of his armies, has been sent to eliminate the threat caused by Azer
Jul 13, 2013 Sheilah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've read the First book called Captive Dreams and LOVED it! With the first book I was a bit on the confused side storyline wise. But once I got into it and re-read it I wanted to read more of Diane Whiteside's Torhtremer storyline. It wasn't until a few months later last year I found out there was indeed a 2nd book out for it. Sadly it was a bit of a disappointment. I've been with my b/f for almost 12 years and i know a lot about LARPing since my boyfriend gets together once a week for Amtguard ...more
Aug 06, 2011 Crystal rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, traded
Finished...finally. Heroine travels a lot and makes habit of picking up men to scratch itch. Don't we have a term for men who do this? Purple prose rampant. Classified as erotic yet language mild and only sex scenes at beginning with objectionable wordings. Have read more mainstream romance with cruder language. Heavy-handed borrowing from various old world characteristics - Russian names, Japanese katana, Indian references - forms less than believable world within world.

Also, sloppy editing -__
Mar 24, 2014 Gayle rated it it was ok
I'm sure this was a decent story line but what got me was how difficult it was to read. The story was jumping too fast between characters that I was unsure who was saying what, it was fast paced and slow at the same time. I couldn't picture much of what as going on for lack of good detail. The story was predictable, and I'm not even sure how it all played out but I do know how it ended. Like I rated it was okay. Just lacked the necessary detail to make it a good read.
Aug 10, 2010 Karmen rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, pbs-sent
Send up of Comicon and LARP. Overlap of dedicated followers of an alternate world incl fanfic/dancer author Danae with actual resident of alternate Alexei.

Lots of interesting turns and the author of the original 6 books about the world is from that world ...
Jul 27, 2011 Christine rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, own-it
I haven't read the first book, so the world was difficult to get into. I found the thinly veiled references to DragonCon amusing, but beyond that, the story didn't hold my interest. I think reading the first book and getting a better feel for the world would've helped.
Jul 24, 2013 Nancy rated it it was ok
In the first chapter they
threw a lot of back story
out. maybe it should have
been in a prologue
Kathy Davie
Feb 04, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it did not like it
Incredibly terrible.
Sep 20, 2011 Rebecca rated it it was ok
I probably wouldn't have picked this book up is it hadn't been for the Borders store closing clearance sale. It wasn't very enjoyable.
Nov 11, 2009 Darcy rated it did not like it
Just couldn't get into this one. I know in the previous book I had a hard time with it but did finish. This one just couldn't hold my interest.
Dec 02, 2012 Jessica rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-away, dnf
yikes got as far as page two and put it down. didnt have high hopes for this on but i amassed more than enough unpronouncable words in those two pages...on to the next
Jul 24, 2010 Lauren rated it really liked it
Fantasy, romance, dancing, sex, other worlds, a fanfic author and a general, and a convention! Once the book got going, it got incredibly interesting.
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By day, Diane Whiteside builds and designs computer systems for the government. By night, she escapes into a world of alpha males and the unique women who turn their lives upside down. Noticing the lack of a husband to keep Diane in line, her Tibetan Terrier stepped up to the plate and makes sure that Diane does everything The Right Way which means lots of walks and dog treats. For more informatio ...more
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