IMMORTAL DESIRE has two incredibly written tales that will
grab you close and won't let go.
Nathan King lives a quiet and simple life selling antiques.
He has a life of ease and tranquility. One morning as Nathan
reads a local newspaper, he goes into shock. He sees a blast
from his past, a woman he has loved for over 2000 years. Her
name is Nidaba and at one time she was a high priestess and
lover to Eannatum, the king of Sumer, an ancient
civilization that is no longer in existence. Nathan was this
king, is immortal and has believed his love, Nidaba died
thousands of years ago. But the picture of this unidentified
woman who tried to commit suicide stares back him and is the
exact duplicate of his dear Nidaba. He will go to the mental
hospital to see if this is the woman he thinks she is. And
if it is Nidaba, he will rescue her and try to find out how
and why she has been alive this long without seeing him.
Nidaba is indeed Nathan's immortal lover. She was shot by
another immortal, a dark and evil woman who was Nathan's
queen of Sumer. Her name is Puabi and her thirst for revenge
against Nidaba and Nathan is as old as creation itself.
Nathan is able to break Nidaba out of the hospital and bring
her to his home. But Nidaba is a shell, barely alive, hidden
within herself and her memories of Nathan and their life
together and of their son who was murdered. Both Nathan and
Nidaba have flashbacks of when they first met and when they
were lovers. But when Nidaba comes out of her catatonic
state, Nathan expects answers to his questions. Nidaba feels
that Nathan was one the one to betray her all those years
ago and is not willing to forgive Nathan for the past. But
when death and destruction comes knocking on their door due
to Puabi, they realize they must learn to trust one another
again and team against the evil that wants them both dead.
Matthew is taking a boat ride of the coast of Bermuda when
he finds a floating body of a woman. Thinking she is dead,
he grabs her out of the water and is soon speechless. First
of all she is not dead and she looks exactly like his dead
wife, Gabriella. He takes her back to his island home to
nurse her back to health and hoping for some answers when
Puabi was already to embrace death since she was left to
burn in a house fire by her immortal husband and his
immortal witch of a lover. She is sick and tired of being
evil and wanting revenge after two-thousand years. But when
she is rescued by Matthew, she is not sure what she wants or
needs anymore. He looks at her with longing and she begins
to have pangs of happiness she hasn't felt in so long.
Both Puabi and Matthew have their own personal demons they
must work through. Matthew can't help but being attracted to
this mysterious woman who reminds him of his deceased wife.
But Puabi is more vibrant and alive than Gabriella even when
she was alive. Puabi is ready to forfeit her life but
Matthew won't let her. As they come to grips with their
pasts and lusts for each other, another enemy of Matthew and
now Puabi is out for blood and their souls.
I was lost in "Destiny" and the past of lovers Nathan and
Nidaba. As I read their memories and the powerful love
between them, I felt such sadness and pangs of regret along
side them. I was so sympathetic to both over their losses
and their undying love for each other that has burned bright
for thousands of years. In "Immortality", Maggie Shayne has
written a redemption tale about the evil villain of
"Destiny". Both Matthew and Puabi are lost souls who become
complete when they finding each other. Love is the key
emotion and when they admit what they feel for each other,
they are allowed to forgive themselves and the sins they
have acted upon to make them feel powerful and whole.
Maggie Shayne is a true star in the romance genre and she
has also taken the paranormal one by storm. IMMORTAL DESIRE
was everything I was looking forward to and her skills as a
writer are top notch and her storytelling is so very
powerful. I would say run, don't walk to get this latest by
Two enthralling paranormal romances in one volume from the
New York Times bestselling author.
Destiny, the Immortal High Witch Nidaba is captured
by a madman. After endless torment, she escapes-but is
deeply altered. Centuries later, she is found by Nathan
King, who loved her long ago. But the beautiful woman he
cherished has been replaced by a bitter, angry shell of her
former self. If Nathan is to soothe her, he must face the
horrors that she barely survived.
Immortality, the Immortal High Witch Puabi thinks
herself as good as dead-until she is rescued by millionaire
Matthew Fairchild. Still grieving over his late wife, he is
startled to encounter a bewitching woman who looks eerily
like his lost love. But Puabi is like no one he's ever met
before-and she may offer him the passion he needs to heal