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After being dumped at the altar, Deanna Cameron seeks a fresh start in life. She gets more than she bargained for after accepting a new job, when an Immortal Guardian sends her five hundred years into the past. She can't return home and a magnificent highland warrior accuses her of being a spy.
Ian Mackay knows the beautiful woman that appears in his castle must be a spy. After all, she's a Cameron, a clan he despises. The powerful magic surrounding her obstructs his Druid ...
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After being dumped at the altar, Deanna Cameron seeks a fresh start in life. She gets more than she bargained for after accepting a new job, when an Immortal Guardian sends her five hundred years into the past. She can't return home and a magnificent highland warrior accuses her of being a spy.
Ian Mackay knows the beautiful woman that appears in his castle must be a spy. After all, she's a Cameron, a clan he despises. The powerful magic surrounding her obstructs his Druid senses, plus he finds he can't stay away from the temptress. But loving Deanna could come with a price too high to pay. Will she be the downfall of his clan—or its salvation?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013919662
  • Publisher: Laura Eno
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Well of Souls , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 67,364
  • File size: 491 KB

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

    Immortal Desires is a paranormal romantic suspense by Laura Eno.

    Immortal Desires is a paranormal romantic suspense by Laura Eno. Deanna Cameron is a modern 20th century woman. After being dumped at the altar, she takes a job at Light Street Corporation. The company, however, is not what it seems. Before long, she finds herself in a castle with a man named Ian Mackay. Sounds rather like a typical Romance. Not really, because now it's the year 1505, not 2012. And her very presence there could cause the end of Mackay clan and the end of Deanna's life.

    Deanna Cameron may be hurt after being dumped at the altar, but she's a strong woman - stronger than she would have thought when her world fell apart. I liked that Laura Eno wrote her as someone who could stand up for herself even while trapped in time. And when she finds love, she fights for it. I know nothing about the 16th century, but the people, places and emotions felt believable. It was interesting to learn about that time and place as Deanna Cameron did.

    There are a lot of questions in the book. Will she ever get back to 2012? Can she adjust to this new time and place? Will there be a war partly because of her mysterious appearance at the castle? What will Ian MacKay do to her? She is, afterall, a Cameron and the Cameron clan are his enemies.

    Immortal Desires is, I believe, the first book in Laura Eno's Well of Souls series. I like meeting new characters and going to places I've never been. Immortal Desires not only took me to a new place, it took me into a new, to me, time period. Deanna Cameron went from a woman losing herself after being dumped to a woman able to stand up for herself and change history.

    I give Immortal Desires a rating of Hel-of-a-Character.
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    FTC Disclaimer: The author, Laura Eno sent me this book. That surprised me, but it did not influence my review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

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    Laura Eno does not disappoint!!! This is the second book I have

    Laura Eno does not disappoint!!! This is the second book I have reviewed of hers for R2R and I have to say she is a favorite. I haven't read many historical novels, I wouldn't say I'm not a fan, I just haven't but she definitely has piqued my interest to this genre.

    I loved the time travel for the sake of finding your true love. I really liked how Ian was remembering new memories as Deanna and his past self were making them. Her character building was very good, I thought Deanna was very strong, she didn't have me thinking she was whiny, and I didn't once have a "blah, blah, blah" moment (you know the one, when they complain and complain till you have to skip a few pages because you're so bored with it). I really loved Ian, but really what's not to love about him? He was strong, faithful, self-sacrificing and wore a kilt.(fanning self) Robert is an enigma, one minute he's doing everthing by the book, according to the Council and the next he's doing things on his own terms. I'm interested to see where his character goes in the next installment.

    Immortal Desires was verra good and I would recommend this book. Well done Ms. Eno!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

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    Immortal Desires is an absolutely fantastic read. I'm usually he

    Immortal Desires is an absolutely fantastic read. I'm usually hesitant to read time travel novels, but once I read the blurb, I knew it'd be full of adventure and romance.

    Deanna Cameron's life isn't going quite the way she planned. Fortunately, at the time she ponders a change of pace she's recruited to work at Light Street Corporation. There she meets Robert Thornton, the CEO, and is whisked to Scotland to began her work in promotions. Unbeknownst to her, she'll doing more than experiencing the haunted Mackay Castle Resort.

    Laura Eno's writing is absolutely brilliant. The introduction of the characters and their situation flowed at a pace that kept me interested and wanting to know more. I loved Ian immediately because of the way he talked and expressed his feelings. He may have been fierce at times, but his soft side somehow always seeped through. I kind of dismissed Deanna when I first met her, thinking she'd be a weak character with no backbone. Boy, did she prove me wrong! She was determined, even when she didn't know what was going on, and she knew how to stand up for herself. She was also a loving character that felt so much for the people around her.

    Even with the back and forth between the 21st and 16th centuries and Deanna and Ian's perspectives, I was a little confused in the beginning. I find that there are still some unanswered questions about the purpose of the Immortals and Guardians, but that might be because their origins aren't exactly laid out. I wonder whether they've always worked to bring soul mates together or were they just dealing with soul mates to counter the Conri?

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next Well of Souls novel. Immortal Desires is one of the sweetest romances I've read this year and time traveling makes it all the more fun to read.

    *ebook received through a Goodreads R2R program in exchange for an honest review*

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

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    Immortal Desires is the first novel in Laura Eno’s fantasy

    Immortal Desires is the first novel in Laura Eno’s fantasy series “The Well of Souls.” When I read fantasy or scientific fiction, I first want to find myself in a well-constructed alternate world. That means I don’t want to read a story where anything goes—where the author feels free to interject any kind of ad hoc magic or paranormality to advance the plot.
    Immortal Desires easily passes that test. Two competing groups of immortals secretly inhabit our world, appearing to be as mortal as any other human. The Aeneas are committed to order. (I wonder if Aeneas is a reference to the founder of Rome, the apotheosis of order.) The Conrí worship chaos. (With these characters, I wonder if their name signifies “contrary.”)
    The Aeneas guard the Well of Souls, where the souls of mortals go to be recycled and meet up with their soul mate in their next life. Which sounds like a joyful kind of reincarnation to me.
    Unfortunately, the Conrí damaged the Well of Souls a millennia ago, causing some souls to be lost, unable to connect with their soul mates again. But certain guardians of the Aeneas attempt to find these lost souls and recycle them in the Well of Souls.
    One such lost soul is Deanna Cameron, whose betrothed leaves her at the altar alone in 2011 America. A guardian finds her and reluctantly, rather than recycling her, sends her back to early 16th century Scotland, where she meets her soul mate, Ian Mackay, supposedly the last “laird” of his clan, whose lethal opposing clan bears the name “Cameron.”
    Does Ian die an early death on September 9, 1513, on Flodden Field in dubious battle with the English under Henry VIII, as his tombstone suggests—or doesn’t he? And what about Deanna’s and Ian’s soul-mate sexual obsession with one another? Does that save Ian’s clan from ignominy? And what does it do for Deanna?
    I loved this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

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    Two factions of Immortals fight for the human race, though at od

    Two factions of Immortals fight for the human race, though at odds with each other. One serves Order, the other Chaos. At stake is the Tobar d’anamacha—the Well of Souls—and with it the pairing of soul mates.
    Occasionally, humans are forced onto the battlefield. This is one of those stories. (leading paragraphs of Chapter One, Immortal Desires)

    After being stood up at the altar by her fiancé, Deanna Cameron is given the chance of a dream job, one with many perks, an apartment in the building she is working in, a free cafeteria, and travel to places she could only dream about before, such as the first assignment to go Scotland and check on accommodations at a castle-turned-hotel. Before she leaves, she encounters a strange man, almost a ghost, keeping watch on her in her new apartment in Boulder Colorado. What she does not know is that she is the soul mate of the last laird of the castle that is now the hotel she will be staying at. She flies to Scotland, sees his picture above the mantle, and then, during a walk in the cemetery, she finds a Celtic broach and suddenly she is whisked back to 1505 to meet with the laird, Ian Mackay.

    Robert Thornton of the Light Street Corporation isn’t your average good looking mega-millionaire corporate CEO. He is a Guardian of the Well of Souls, someone who helps souls back to the Well to be paired with their soul mate in future lives. Guardians work with the Aeneas Council, the Gods of the Souls. Ian Mackay is an Immortal who works for Robert as a Guardian and is none too happy to find out that the new lost soul that Robert has hired with intents on recycling into the well is someone who is meant to be his soul mate, Deanna.

    Workings against the Guardians are the Contri, a group that believes that the only way to save humans from extinction is to keep soul mates from pairing. They do this by targeting humans who are carrying souls to be mated and killing them to banish the souls from the Well.

    This book has so many twists and turns, changes in time between the present day and the 1500’s Scotland. We see the story as it happens in the 1500s, Ian’s reactions in the present, and how Robert is having to work on things. The process of getting the soul mates together, how Ian in the present is having to sit and await how his early self handles things is an interesting twist on time travel storytelling.

    I loved this book, Laura Eno is fast becoming one of my favorite writers and I am hoping there is going to be more to the Well of Souls. It has a fast pace and there are some really great scenes with Deanna’s modern woman ways and Ian’s “pigheaded Scottish maleness” pulling between them. Oh, and Ian does wear a kilt.

    With the way it is set up and the way it has been put together, Laura Eno has almost an unlimited pool of stories to write about (pun intended). The book has some nice, gentle love scenes but it’s not graphic by any means, I would give those scenes a PG 13 rating, mainly for the necessary language used to describe their lovemaking.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

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    Deanna Cameron is dumped on her wedding day. Afterwards she's he

    Deanna Cameron is dumped on her wedding day. Afterwards she's hesitant to allow herself to fall in love again and she's tired of her life as it is. She wants a change. That change comes when Deanna is offered a job by Robert Thornton, CEO of Light Street Corporation. The offer seems too good to be true but she desperately needs a change so she goes for it.

    Ian Mackay, a 16th century warrior, works with Robert (who is his mentor), and both are part of the Aeneas faction of immortals, those on the side of Order. There is, however, a faction on the side of Chaos known as the Conrí. Both factions are Immortal Guardians of the Well of Souls. However, the Conrí claimed to have tainted some of the souls in order to keep soul mates from finding each other. Deanna is one of the souls that Robert fears may have been tainted and Ian is afraid that she will be recycled. So Ian begs Robert to send Deanna back to his time, when he was a mortal, because she is his soul mate.

    First let me just say that I absolutely loved this story! It was very well written. Whenever the story would change from one time period to another, it was always clearly marked. I never found myself confused as to when what I was reading was taking place. I don't even recall noticing any grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors which was a nice change of pace.

    There are just so many great characters in the book. I loved how Deanna is strong and refuses to be bossed around. Ian, well, you just have to love a Highlander. Well, I love them anyway. He's very protective of his family and friends. Very loyal too. Robert ... well, Robert was a bit of a mystery for me. I found myself trying to figure him out. Wondering what he was really up to. Yes, there were some things that he couldn't share with Ian but I still felt like there was something else he was hiding. I just have this feeling that there is more to Robert than what was revealed in Immortal Desires! As for the minor characters, there were a number of them that I couldn't help but care for. Like William Munro, Ian's good friend; Tomas, Captain of the Guards; Isobel, Ian's mother; and Mairi, Ian's sister.

    This book had mystery, suspense, and a wonderful romance. I laughed a little and a cried even more. As soon as I was finished reading it, I wanted more. I'm very much looking forward to reading other books by Laura Eno. And I will be impatiently, yes, impatiently, waiting for the next book in the Well of Souls series. :) If you love historical romances with a bit of magic and some time travel, you have to read Immortal Desires!

    ** I received a copy of Immortal Desires for review as part of the Knights of the Round Table group on Goodreads.**

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Pretty good

    This book has a great concept that could be turned into a series. Wish she would concider it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Good

    I really liked the time travel love story between Ian and Deanna but all the rest with Robert and the Gods was too much parts just dragged.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Not your typical time travel

    Interesting story. It combines the past, present and future centering on one couple. Good read. I would recommend.

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