Today I am pleased to present a review of Reawakened by Carrie Pulkinen, as part of Full Moon Bites Blog Tours. Be sure to check out the other Tour Stops to see what others thought about the book.
Book Description: Her magic has been reawakened. But will her heart let her follow her destiny?
Jules Hume lives in a world where magic is a myth and supernatural creatures are fiction. Or so she thinks. Her boyfriend Ian would have to disagree. When Jules discovers the man of her dreams is not only a vampire, but a vampire king who’s tasked with saving the world from a demon attack, life as she knows it ends. Can she accept her fate and take her place by Ian’s side as ruler of the paranormal world? Or will she close her mind and her heart to the chance at love and adventure?
My Review: A single mum who swore off ‘needing a man’, and an ethereally beautiful man who appears to shatter that resolution to bits. Cleverly combining real life issues with the fantastical to create a story that sets your romantic notions aflame, the author has created a story that begs to be read to the conclusion.
As children, we believe in magic and the impossible and then life interrupts and removes that ability to believe in things that are not of the norm. Jules was quietly living a life and was content being a mum and provider, or so she thought. Enter Ian, the man to set all of those ‘childish’ romantic notions aside, and Jules suddenly finds herself enmeshed in the world of the impossible, or so she believed.
With a premise that will have you wondering just what will happen next, and a romance that feels real, even with the unanswered questions, the author has created a very worthwhile read with a happily for now that will have you hungry for the next chapter. Written with a deft hand, we see little peeks into Ian’s real age with his conversation, reminiscent of a day gone by and his chivalrous, near impossible to find manner. Jules is very much the modern woman, independent and rather conflicted by feeling protected and safe within a man’s arms. Their interaction and development feels natural, Ian has a calming effect on Jules, although her matter-of – fact acceptance of the ‘things that go bump in the night’ was rather glossed over and felt a bit unrealistic. It was not enough to detract from the story, although left a little niggling thought in my brain. More distracting, however, was the irregularities in pacing – from fast to near snail-like, the real issue this book only rated a 4 stars from me. I will look forward to reading the next in this series, or any other title by this author, as I feel she is certainly one to watch with much skill and talent that is still developing.
I received an eBook copy from author for purpose of honest review with tour hosted by Full Moon Bites. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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About the Author: Carrie Pulkinen has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Of course, when you grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore. Pair that with her passion for writing and her father’s insatiable love for monster movies, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an exciting storyteller.
Carrie spent the first part of her professional life as a high school journalism and yearbook teacher. Now she’s able to channel her love of the English language into stories of amazing sex with devilishly handsome men. In her free time, Carrie likes to read, take pictures, and play with her kids. She invites you to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her on Facebook