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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review, Vampire Awakening by Eliza Gayle

Title: Vampire Awakening
Author: Eliza Gayle

Published: March 26th 2012 by Gypsy Ink Books (first published November 1st 2009)
**Please note: This book was previously published as Awaken and has been revised and re-edited for re-release
Format: Ebook provided by author for review
Genres: Paranormal Erotic Romance, Vampire, Erotica

The truth may set her free but there’s no guarantee she’ll recover.

Abby Douglas has lived in the dark for six months. Until a mysterious package and a voice in a dream spark a chain of events she didn’t see coming. To futher complicate matters, a lethally stunning stranger walks into her life and awakens erotic needs inside her that run deep. Now she has to decide how much she’ll give up to unlock her memories.

Caleb Barrett, a vampire on a mission, pursues Abby while on the hunt for a homicidal vampire. Instead he’s captured by a silken voice and haunting eyes that stir an insatiable hunger. An instant connection is forged and Caleb marks her as his own with no intention of letting her go. When she runs from him all bets are off and this dead sexy cowboy will do whatever it takes to find out what secrets her mind harbors before it’s too late. Rules or no rules.

Suddenly being careful what you wish for is more than just another cliché, it’s life or death.

This books contains one sexy as sin, motorcycle riding, black leather wearing vampire with a two track mind. Sex and blood.
This book was a whole lot of story packed into less than a hundred pages! I loved it!

Abby works in a bar as a waitress and a singer.  Abby has amnesia.   Abby is waiting for her memories to return when she is ready, as her doctor claims they will.  Abby has an instant attraction to Caleb, roughly similar to a jet fuel fire.

Caleb is a vampire.  Caleb is on a mission.  Caleb goes to the bar and he sets his eyes on Abby.  Caleb must have her.  Caleb will have her.  But first Caleb has to save Abby, and Abby doesn’t even know she is in grave danger.

Liz (that’s me) is wondering how in the hell she can wrestle Caleb away from Abby because she wants him for herself.  

                “She marveled at the taste of his kiss as she fell deep into the drugging embrace of his arms.”

Ok, first things first – Caleb.  OMFG.  Talk about HOT.  He is a cowboy vampire capable of a southern drawl that will melt you from tip to toe and he rides a motorcycle.  Caleb has a bit of a dominant edge, and Abby isn’t the only one (um, hello, me!!) who thinks he is sexy as all get out.  When Caleb and Abby get together my kindle caught fire right in my hands, it was very erotic and thoroughly enjoyable. 

But I get ahead of myself.  This book was terrific.  The mystery inside is “How did Abby lose her memory?” and the answer was seriously unexpected!  I just love a mystery that will keep you guessing, and this one did.  Add to this glorious equation a few action scenes that will have your heart thudding.  And then multiply that all by some very high heat and very sensual intimate scenes that will have you curling your toes in fantasy!  Caleb is dominant and aggressive in all the right ways, and if I were Abby I would have reacted the same way.  Really, I just adored her so much I wanted to cheer her on with a big ol’, “you go girl!”

If you are into vampire erotica (and you should be) you will definitely enjoy this book.  My only hope is that the author will decide there should be more of this fantastic couple.  This is my first read from this author (Eliza Gayle) but it is definitely not the last. And lucky for me – and you – she has an extensive library to choose from!
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