Friday, January 17, 2014

Dead Awakenings Blog Tour

It's Friday!!!!  Thank goodness it's finally here.  All I have to do is get through my work day and then my weekend starts.  Ahhh the weekend, primo reading time :)  I wonder what I am going to read this weekend.  Any suggestions?
Well if you are looking for something to read then your in luck we have an awesome book right here for you!  So please put your tray table away and your seats in the upright position so we can begin our journey into darkness where we will learn about Rebekah R. Ganiere and her book Dead Awakening.

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 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?

Reviewer: Kris on behalf of I Heart Books
Rating: < (4 & ½)

4% in I knew this was going to be very different … and in a very good way. This book blew me away. It was such an original view for me that I was hooked from the beginning.

A whole new breed of monster to fall for. Speaking of falling for – Luca. Well, Tristan, too.
Zombies – or as they prefer; Deaders – are still living (err… you know what I mean) basically human existences. Though they are forced to live underground and mostly hidden, surviving on a diet that keeps them from giving into the primal urges of … zombiedom (I totally made that word up).

Evaine, a theater wiz was down on her luck when she reluctantly takes the advice of a respected mentor and calls a medical research group for some extra cash. She wakes confused with heightened senses and a group of strange men hovering over her. Reluctantly she takes to their lifestyle, much quicker than most in her situation, and flourishes.

Luca, hasn’t allowed himself feeling for the last 10 years. Since his rebirth – when he was forced to watch his love move on. He doesn’t take kindly to the fact that this new woman is stirring feelings in him.

There was a lot to this book. I’m sure it could have been wrapped up in a smaller, neater package, but I feel this was set up perfectly for additional books. And the cast of secondary characters to choose from for more books is astounding. Any shorter and they would have felt 2D. There were parts that while reading I didn’t think much of, just to find out later in the book that it all had a purpose. There was not a lot of mindless filler plot here. The world was well fleshed out and the plot was both exciting and comfortable.

I got to the end of the book before I realized that the author had left out gratuitous sex and lengthy, vivid sex scenes and for that I am THANKFUL! The vague and attentive love scenes were just that – love scenes.

I look forward to more!

Goodreads review link -

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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