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Untamed (Vampire Awakenings #3)

Genre: M/F, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

His entire life Ethan has been keeping his more violent urges a secret from his family. They all think he is just antisocial, what they don’t know is that every day he struggles not to give into his growing desire to kill. Looking to escape for just a little bit and hoping that a change of scenery will help him, he agrees to join Isabelle and Stefan in Bermuda.

What he doesn’t expect is for Emma to walk into his life and change it in ways that he had never anticipated. Just when he finally begins to find some peace in his life, a dangerous threat from Emma’s past arrives. Ethan is willing to do anything to keep Emma safe, even if it means giving into the brutality that he’s spent his entire life fighting against. Giving in a little though, may mean giving in for forever, if he is unable to bring himself back from the darkness that has always enticed him.

***Due to mature content and language this book is recommended for readers 18+***

The first book in this series, Awakened, is free. Each book in this series is a stand alone novel.

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Excerpt 1: 18+

A small mewl of protest escaped her when he pulled his mouth away from hers. He caught her hands pressing against his chest, lifted them above her head, and flattened them against the door. Her breath came in rapid pants that caused her breasts to push temptingly against him. A seductive smile curved her mouth as she pressed her hips invitingly against his.

She would be the death of him, but he would welcome that death if she was smiling at him like that. Unable to resist her, he brought his mouth back to hers and kissed her with a deliberate slowness that allowed him to savor in the honeyed taste of her. Her hands jerked in his grasp but he didn’t release her and she didn’t try to pull away as he left a trail of kisses across her neck and down to her collarbone. His tongue swirled over her rain-dampened skin as he tasted her. He could hear and feel the rapid beat of her heart but he stayed away from the tempting vein that beckoned to him.

“Ethan,” she gasped when she felt the press of his fangs against her flesh. The sensation of his fangs scraping over her skin caused her to quiver with anticipation. That was when she knew that she’d completely lost her mind, and that she didn’t care. His eyes were burning embers when they came back to hers, his fangs clearly visible as he stared at her. “I want this.”

He released her hands and seized her face in between his palms; he stared at her as he waited for her to change her mind, but she had no intention of doing that. When she didn’t tell him to stop he kissed her so ardently that he stole the breath from her completely. She jerked a little when one of his fangs pricked her lower lip but it wasn’t an entirely unpleasant sensation and he kissed away the sting of the bite.

A rumble of satisfaction escaped him as his tongue licked up the trickle of blood that flowed into her mouth. Blood that was as deliciously sweet and magnificent as he’d known it would be. Even that small bit of blood caused strength to seep through his system as it filled him in ways that no other’s blood could have. He almost bit down on her lip to get more but he knew it would hurt her and though he would cause her future pain, he was going to do everything he could to minimize it now.

Her fingers curled into his back when he broke the kiss but before she could protest his heated mouth was on her neck and his fangs were pressing against her skin. The breath she’d just managed to take rushed out of her again when his fangs sank deep into her flesh. Her body jerked against his as he took possession of her vein. The sensation of his teeth piercing her skin was like a pinprick that was gone almost as soon as she felt it, and once it was gone there was only endless waves of delight as he held her more firmly against him.

My Review: 5/5 Stars

Emma and two of her friends are on vacation, they just finished college and are ready to sit back relax and live their life. When Emma meets Ethan she is drawn to him. She’s nervous when they first meet, but that doesn’t stop her from spending time with him. Only she doesn’t do one night stands and she knows she shouldn’t hope for more from Ethan, but that is exactly what she wants from him.

Ethan needed to get away from his family. He needed to find a way to control the beast that is living inside of him, who wants to kill every human they come into contact with. Until he meets one human while visiting his sister and her mate. It doesn’t take long for Ethan to realize that Emma is his mate, but he doesn’t want to condemn her to his life style.

When a psycho ex comes to the same place they are, Ethan may not have a choice.

Ethan… OMG…. Ethan is my new favorite in this series or maybe it’s a tie between him and Liam. Ethan pulled at my heart stings. That vampire is a force to be reckoned with. Though he is afraid he will lose the battle with his beast, that does not stop him from protecting what he consider his, even if that means walking away from her. I mean seriously what woman wouldn’t want a man or vampire that would do anything for her, but when it comes to her, he’s a big fierce teddy bear?

Emma is the strong silent type. When her ex went crazy on her the first time that stop her from living her life and when he came back she didn’t run and hide and she also stood by Ethan when it counted the most. When she was indecisive about their relationship, she still worried about and tried to comfort Ethan the best she could.

I seriously hope there is more to the series and I have my fingers crossed for the Stooges to get their own story if not a novella. I would be content with that, I promise.

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“And I’m his obsession.”

“You are,” he confirmed.

“And what am I to you?”

Words tumbled through his mind so fast that he didn’t know what to say. There was so much that he had to explain to her, so much that he had to tell her, but he wasn’t sure where to begin or how to start to make her understand what she was to him. In the end, he settled for the simple truth. “You’re my everything.”

Author Bio:

Brenda K. Davies

Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she’s happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.

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Destined by Brenda K. Davies

Destined Book 2

Destined (Vampire Awakenings #2)

Genre: M/F, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

Terrified of becoming mated like her parents, Isabelle has locked herself away in order to avoid their fate. She is content to stay sheltered amongst her family, hidden away as she lives out her days away from the human race, and the world. Despite her determination to remain alone, her world is rocked when a person from her parent’s past arrives at their door, bringing with them the powerful, and stunning vampire Stefan.

Though Stefan is not expecting to arrive at a nest full of vampires, he is immediately drawn to the vibrant, often defiant, and willful Isabelle. To his surprise, Isabelle does everything in her power to avoid him, and her desire for him.

No matter how hard she tries to fight it though, Isabelle begins to realize that trying to deny her destiny may just destroy them both, as there are some things that cannot be stopped. Just as she begins to let her guard down, Stefan’s dark and deadly past catches up to him and threatens to destroy them both.

Mature readers 18+

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My Review: 4/5 Stars

Before I started this book and read the blurb, I thought it would be about one of Liam’s friends finding their soul mate like he did, that was not the case. It is actually Liam and Sera’s daughter who finds her soul mate. I wasn’t truly disappointed, because this was a good read as well.

Isabelle doesn’t want to be like her parents. Where if one of them dies the other will follow right behind the other be it they die right after or they have to be hunted and killed because they went rouge. She is fine staying on the family land with no chance of meeting her soul mate. Boy was she wrong.

Stefan thinks that he is going to meet his girlfriend’s mother’s best friend from college. He didn’t know he was about to enter a vampire nest and find his soul mate. Stefan and Isabella try to fight their feelings, but it was a losing battle. Now I know you may be saying, but he has a girlfriend. Yes he did, but you can’t think that he would still be with Jess once Isabella came into the picture, it was not possible at all.

Now lets go to the mating part, once Stefan broke things off with Jess, he was determined to be with Isabella, even though at the time he didn’t realize that they were mates. Of course Jess tried to get her man back, but it never happened.

Isabelle on the other hand drove me crazy. I understood the I don’t want to be like my parents and all that and he has a girlfriend, but when you find out they are not together any more and you agree to stop avoiding the man, don’t avoid him. OMG I wanted to slap her and she was to dang judgmental for me. Don’t get me wrong I liked her, she was loyal to her family. Did anything for her brothers and sisters and she had a good sense of humor. I loved the sibling wars, but when she got on her high horse I wanted to knock her off it.

The action was fast paced and kept you intrigued and when Brenda put the final twist in I was like damn.

It was a great story with love and loyalty. Drama and when Isabelle let herself go, hot vampire sex. (There is something wrong with me and I’m okay with that.) I can’t wait to read Untamed.

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Author Bio:

Brenda K. Davies

Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she’s happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.

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Awakened by Brenda K. Davies

Awakened Book 1

Awakened (Vampire Awakenings #1)

Genre: M/F, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity.

Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

This book contains…sex.

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My Review: 5/5 Stars

Sera used to be live and vibrant before tragedy struck and the people that were supposed to believe her, let her down in the worse way. Now in college she keeps to herself, staying close to her roommate when they are out. Until Liam comes on the scene.

Liam knew from the beginning that he should stay away from Sera, but he was pulled to her, like a moth to a flame. Even though his best friends told him to stay away from her because all it would lead to was heartache for the both of them. Did he listen? No! Can Liam make it work with Sera or will both of their pasts be the death of them.

I absolutely loved this story. Yes it took a while to get to the really good parts, but once it got there I was like hot damn, that’s what I’m talking about.

Don’t you hate it when you think someone is your best friend and you can trust them, but let a hot guy come into the picture they turn on you so fast, you get whiplash. If that hasn’t happened to you, it sure did to Sera. I mean seriously why can’t people just be happy for other people. I liked how with everything going on in the story Brenda gave Sera not one, but two haters. Though the second one didn’t come until later. You could see the trust and love that Sera had for Liam as she came out of her shell for him.

Liam was just… awesome! From the beginning he stood up for Sera and once they were together he would do anything for her and I do mean anything. They were just so cute. Once everything calmed down with the back stabbing best friend, Sera and a few friends go to a cabin to get away from the stress, but damn if the stress didn’t follow them up there, with the stress came hot vampire sex and a psycho chick that thinks your man is hers.

There wasn’t much I didn’t like about this book, a few typos, but nothing to bad. Can’t wait to read more because who wouldn’t want to read about hot vampires?

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Author Bio:

Brenda K. Davies

Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she’s happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.

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Release Day Launch: Untamed by Brenda K. Davies

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Untamed (Vampire Awakenings #3)

Release Day: 12/27/14

Genre: M/F, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

His entire life Ethan has been keeping his more violent urges a secret from his family. They all think he is just antisocial, what they don’t know is that every day he struggles not to give into his growing desire to kill. Looking to escape for just a little bit and hoping that a change of scenery will help him, he agrees to join Isabelle and Stefan in Bermuda.

What he doesn’t expect is for Emma to walk into his life and change it in ways that he had never anticipated. Just when he finally begins to find some peace in his life, a dangerous threat from Emma’s past arrives. Ethan is willing to do anything to keep Emma safe, even if it means giving into the brutality that he’s spent his entire life fighting against. Giving in a little though, may mean giving in for forever, if he is unable to bring himself back from the darkness that has always enticed him.

***Due to mature content and language this book is recommended for readers 18+***

The first book in this series, Awakened, is free. Each book in this series is a stand alone novel.

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Vampire Awakenings Series:

Awakened Book 1

Awakened (Book #1)

Traumatized by her past, and struggling to move on from it, Sera has spent the past three years of college hiding herself from the world and content to stay that way. A chance encounter with Liam shatters her sheltered world, leaving her stunned and shaken by the strange feelings and emotions he arises in her, feelings she never thought she would experience and that frighten her in their intensity.

Harboring a dark and deadly secret of his own, Liam knows that he should stay away from Sera; that he will only bring her more hurt, but he is irresistibly drawn to her and unable to deny himself the pleasure that only she can bring to him. But when their pasts collide with their present, and Liam’s true nature is revealed, will their love for each other be enough, or will they be torn apart forever?

This book contains…sex.

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Destined Book 2

Destined (Book #2)

Terrified of becoming mated like her parents, Isabelle has locked herself away in order to avoid their fate. She is content to stay sheltered amongst her family, hidden away as she lives out her days away from the human race, and the world. Despite her determination to remain alone, her world is rocked when a person from her parent’s past arrives at their door, bringing with them the powerful, and stunning vampire Stefan.

Though Stefan is not expecting to arrive at a nest full of vampires, he is immediately drawn to the vibrant, often defiant, and willful Isabelle. To his surprise, Isabelle does everything in her power to avoid him, and her desire for him.

No matter how hard she tries to fight it though, Isabelle begins to realize that trying to deny her destiny may just destroy them both, as there are some things that cannot be stopped. Just as she begins to let her guard down, Stefan’s dark and deadly past catches up to him and threatens to destroy them both.

Mature readers 18+

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Buy Links:
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Author Bio:

Brenda K. Davies

Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she’s happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.

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