Review for AWAKE (Divine Hunter #1) by L.J. Sealey

A Divine Hunter Novel

Synopsis:

Michael Warden used to live a normal life. A successful entrepreneur he had everything until his life got taken away from him–Literally. Now he is trapped in a world that shouldn’t exist, fighting things that should only exist in nightmares in a quest to find out the truth about what happened to him.

Lacy Holloway is finally content in the little town of Oakland, Garrett Co. Working at the local university, she has finally allowed herself to move on from the one thing that had haunted her past. Aside from an unsettling string of suicides at her place of work, Lacy is happy. Then a new colleague enters her life. Michael is handsome, smart and their friendship is instant…Easy.

That is, until another student attempts to take her own life and Lacy is hurled into a world of nightmares which she soon discovers Michael is already a part of. As they are forced to face demons, both the supernatural and the emotional kind, they also have to face the realisation that they are both beginning to feel things for each other that neither of them expected, least of all Michael. As well as trying not to fall too deeply for the woman who has captivated him, he is shocked to discover things about his very existence that could change both their lives and the world as they know it.

EXCERPT:
“Jesus, Evo. You been juicin’ up since I last saw you?” Michael raised his eyebrows, looking his friend’s muscular frame up and
down.
Evo laughed. “Nah. Wouldn’t put that
shit in my veins. I spend most of my spare time training in the gym now. It
keeps me stimulated.”
Since he was nearly killed in an
alleyway last December, Evo had dedicated his life to finding and logging information on every supernatural being in existence. He was a hunter like Michael now, but much more ruthless. It was more like a sport to him and he enjoyed it way too much for Michael’s liking. The guy couldn’t get enough of killing monsters. But his obsession had taken him to places even Michael knew nothing about.
Realising how good he was at hunting, Evo had also become a
bounty hunter; his clients being mainly of the dead kind. He was lethal and had carved out quite a reputation for himself amongst the underworld.
Michael didn’t always approve of the
clients he sometimes worked for−after all, who can trust a demon, right?−but it was Evo’s business. It certainly was a far cry from the dodgy dealings he used to do when he was a no-good conman who often ended up in all kinds of trouble.
Besides, his best friend working for
the creatures of the underworld had its advantages: Evo had plenty of contacts; he was trusted. He’d tried to use those contacts to his advantage over the last few months to try and get information that could help Michael. But even though he’d come across a few names that he thought could have been leads, they’d led to nothing.“Come on. My place is on the other side of the campus.” Michael said as he jumped in the passenger’s side of the SUV. When Evo had gotten back behind the wheel Michael paused. He might as well just come out with it. “Hey, while you’re here. . . can you please try to remember that, right now, this is my place of work? If you could behave yourself. . . that would be great.”

Review for Awake (Divine Hunter #1) 

I received this book from the author and Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock for my honest review. Let me introduce you to Michael. He knows he’s dead, but not how or why. All he knows is he was in hell, but somehow escaped. He has made it his mission to find out what happened to him and hunt as many demons as he can along the way. Hearing about a college where there have been an unusual amount of suicides, he manages to get a job as a substitute professor. In comes Lacy who works in the same building. Lacy has had her share of misery and tends to keep to herself. More suicides occur as Michael tries to figure out what is behind it all. As he gets closer to figuring it out, Lacy gets caught in the middle of something much bigger than anything she could have imagined.

This story was pretty slow for me for the first quarter of the book, but then it really picked up and I couldn’t put it down! I really liked that Michael was the main character and about what he was, even though we don’t find out until almost the end. The romance between Michael and Lacy was a nice and slow build up, not the love at first sight, ‘Bam’. Though I don’t mind that either, it fit perfectly in this book. There is a lot that goes on in this book and I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but it does end in a cliffhanger. Yes I know, yucky; but this is the first book in the series and it will have you hooked. Even though I am eagerly awaiting the next book, I can only give this one 4 Fangs just because it was so slow in the beginning, (I am so glad I stuck with it!) There are love scenes so mature audiences only!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18133914-awaken

Buy links:

AmazonUK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Awaken-Divine-Hunter-L-Sealey/dp/1490552413/ref=la_B00GRJR3OY_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386150424&sr=1-1

AmazonUS: http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Divine-Hunter-Series-Sealey-ebook/dp/B00GR5ZSNQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386252035&sr=8-1&keywords=awaken+divine+hunter

iBooksUK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/awaken-divine-hunter-1/id739564485?mt=11
iBooksUS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/awaken-divine-hunter-1/id739564485?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awaken-lj-sealey/1117352014?ean=2940045373623

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/awaken-divine-hunter-1

L.J. Sealey Author pic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
L.J. Sealey was born and raised in a little Welsh town by the sea. It
rains a lot, so she often has a great excuse to sit at her writing desk
and while away the hours at her laptop. She still lives in N.Wales and when she’s not travelling around the
country working with her husband – who is a professional singer – or
singing backup vocals herself in her husband’s band, she likes to read
and watch her favourite TV shows which normally includes plenty of CSI, The Vampire Diaries and endless amounts of sitcoms.

My social stuff:

Website: http://www.ljsealey.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorljsealey
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lj_sealey
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/ljsealey

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About Beauty's Punishment

Once a wild brat that couldn’t be tamed, I have been in a 24/7 DD, D/s relationship since July 14, 2011. I run our business, and anything else so Jolynn can write her books in peace and quiet when she has time. I am the housewife, secretary, publicist, pet parent, and doer of good deeds, squirrel and fueled by caffeine. I have an off the wall sense of humor; more often than not I am impulsive, a little loud, and sometimes obnoxious. But that’s just me.

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