Sunday, 19 January 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway - Dead Awakenings by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Title: Dead Awakenings
Author: Rebekah Ganiere
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance / New Adult
Publication Date: January 3, 2014

Evaine, a struggling theater student in New York, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills. She wakes in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there.

A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety. Evaine's attraction to Luca is instantaneous, but he's so hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, he has no time for the feelings she's awakening within him.

At Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family and told that she, like all of them, have become a Deader. A reanimated Undead.

Evaine struggles not only to fit into her new world, but also with desires, cravings and powers she has never felt before. The connection between Luca and herself intensifies when suddenly she remembers not only who she is, but also her human fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her.

Torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire, Evaine runs back to Tristan putting everyone in danger. And when a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempts to kidnap her, Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments. Can everyone band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from Luca and Tristan forever?

My Rating = A Foxy Four!
I don’t get to read many paranormal books of late but this is so much more as it crosses a couple of genres that make the read just that little bit more engaging and original.

The plotline was a winner from the start and the characters extremely likeable, especially the main character Evaine. The world building was well executed and the author did not take the reader through complex evolvement that it was easy to understand and get enveloped into the story.

I was a little hesitant when I read in the blurb that there was to be a battle of old love and new love, with zombies thrown in (kind of) but again this was cleverly played.

I don’t want to divulge too much as this is covered in the synopsis of the book, however what happens is so much more. But I liked that the story unfolds without the need for rampant erotica, yes there were love scenes but they did not override the overall plot of the story.

A totally absorbing read and for someone is no longer has paranormal on the top of her TBR list anymore, this has certainly broken that as I will definitely look forward to more from Ms Ganiere. 

Rebekah's love for stories began as a child with Shel Silverstein poetry. She began writing her own poetry and short stories in junior high and high school. She then went on to study theater in college and ultimately ended up going back to writing. When she isn't spending time telling the stories of the characters constantly chattering inside her head, you can find her hanging out with her husband, four children and menagerie of pets. Rebekah is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter, her local Los Angeles chapter, Orange County chapter and Young Adult chapters.

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