Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blog Tour for Dead Awakenings by Author Rebekah R. Ganiere!

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?

** WARNING potential spoiler alert ** 

This book had everything! Edge of your seat suspense, a new twist paranormal element, heart stopping (sometimes heartbreaking) love story... Even a little love triangle!! I found myself really interested from the beginning, and it got better and better as I continued on. In a newish twist, these "Deaders", which seem to be half zombie half vampire created in a lab by, what can only be referred to as, a mad scientist, are on a mission to find the evil people that are killing innocents for reasons they can't even begin to comprehend. And after responding to a flyer, given to her by her student advisor, for a medical trial, Evaine becomes one of them. I loved Evaine for her strengths and also for her weaknesses. She wasn't the whiny codependent girl you see in most books, and I found that alone quite refreshing. Luca, of course, was as brooding as he was hot but with a backstory filled with pain and loss that broke my heart. He needed his HEA!! Evaine becomes everything he wants and needs and vice versa. 

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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