Friday, July 1, 2011

Review Awakened Desires by K. Lynne Duvall

Title: Awakened Desires
Author: K. Lynne Duvall
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance - vampire
Format: eBook, 134 pgs
Release Date: January 29, 2010
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Karyn Simmons and Malcolm Knight are destined for each other, or so their shared dreams of lovemaking tell them. But while Malcolm has no problem accepting fate, Karyn does. She's had far too much heartbreak in the past to just blindly trust a dream. And she may be right not to... Even though Malcolm sees her as his one true love, he is hiding a few things from her that threaten their chance at happiness. He is a vampire, and the brother of a deranged killer. Will Karyn reject him, or will her desire turn into love as well? This is not your typical vampire romance. K Lynne Duvall's story turns these mythological beings from dark, savage monsters into creatures more human and real. The drama amongst all the characters keeps you engaged and wondering what will happen next. The passion will have you begging for more. Parental discretion is advised: This book contains graphic description of sexual activity and violence.

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Rating -
one good howl

Sexual -
Hot!

My Review:

Duvall has created an imaginative world and creative modifications to the vampire mythos with this steamy paranormal romance.

The story opens with a confused, stalking and murdering vampire trying to find "his" Julia who is enraged when the women he thinks are Julia turn out to be someone else.

Karyn, the female lead with serious trust issues, thinks she is being paranoid to keep a gun but women are being killed; women who look a little like her. In the midst of this, she has a dream lover — he seems so real and the things they do feel so real. When she meets her dream lover in the flesh she is astounded and inexplicably drawn to him. But she thinks love doesn't exist. She's had her heart trampled on once too many times — never again. She pushes him away.

Malcolm, the male lead, has been having erotic dreams about Karyn and "never realized he'd created a link with her". Could she be his "own true lalid", his mate? He's able to project into her mind and make her feel as if he is touching her, caressing her, making love to her even when he's standing across the room from her.

Marcus, twin of Malcolm, is in the final stage of a deadly disease, ARS, and has lost his mind and run away. Malcolm is horrified to learn Marcus has become the "Sparkman Stalker" and can now see Malcolm's dreams again. Malcolm must stop Marcus.

Both twins had loved Julia but she had betrayed the love of her fiancé, Malcolm, and now Marcus, her true mate, in his sickness is obsessed with finding the long dead Julia.

This is a good story which I read in one sitting. I look forward to reading Duvall's next book. I think paranormal romance and vampire fans will like this story.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
This has a HEA ending for Karyn and Malcolm.

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