Released on 19th November 2013.
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.
Awaken is a Paranormal Romance which is L.J. Sealey's debut novel in this series. It gets you gripped right from the very first page.
Michael - was a successful entrepreneur until he died. Now he is trapped in the human world in someone else's body fighting off the evil that exists in this world - demons - all the while trying to find out exactly what happened to him. Michael follows stories of mass suicides at the University in Oakland. He believes that the only thing that can be behind them is a demon. He heads off to Oakland to investigate them -- he gets a job as a professor at the University. He meets his colleague Lacy and is immediately drawn to her. He has sworn off any human relationships in the pursuit of ridding the world of demons but just can't seem to stay away from her.
Lacy - somewhat of a loner who works at the local university and is content in her quiet life. She has something tragic that happened her past but she has been trying to move on from it. Then she meets her new colleague, Michael. They have an instant easy connection - a friendship - but she is drawn to him and desires more.
Together with the help of Evo, Michaels friend and X they start investigating these suicides and are in for the battle of their lives.
This book had me laughing out loud, but also has some very intense and emotional scenes. The ending will leave you wanting book 2 immediately. While it does tie up some things with regard to Michael's past, there is another journey he must take. Get your copy and jump into 'Awaken'.
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.
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