Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review & Giveaway ~ THE ONE AWAKENED by Alexandra North

The One Awakened

by Alexandra North

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: JULY 5, 2014

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... is an Indie author of romance and erotic romance. She lives in the rambling lush hills of Yorkshire, UK with her swoon-worthy husband, two children and two guinea pigs Barry & Boris. She admits quite openly to being 'a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind' and when not writing, works as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator, something she's done for the past 20 years.

Other 'broom up the bottom' jobs include; mum's taxi, cooking and cleaning, cake baking, family therapist and complaints letter writer, for all and sundry - she's the one who won't take no for an answer! In between everyday life's tasks, she tries to lose herself with her secret lover 'monsieur kindle'- sssh... don't tell Mr. North.

Writing was always a hobby and took a back seat to University, work, parenthood and unfortunately later, chronic long-term illness. One day she woke and thought 'life's too short - I'm going to finish that blummin book!' 

She now devotes her time to writing love stories full of humour and naughtiness. When she isn't manically typing away or trying to be the model wife and mum, Alexandra can be found shoe shopping (shoes are her weakness), cosying up with back-to-back TV series and enjoying her very own Sebastian Silver.

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 My Thoughts: 

The One Awakened had me turning pages and sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation. I knew from the beginning that this would be a scorcher! ;-)

I can not focus on my words as I am still reeling from the ending. Yes, it is a bit of a cliff hanger. :-( Now I am contemplating begging Alexandra North to let me know what happens next. She must have the next book written right??? I need more! I feel like a drug addict (what I assume it must be like) that needs their next fix!

Oh boy, this book had friendship, heat, sex, seduction, a cute little man named Fin :-), jealousy, angst, love, drama, did I mention the fantastic action of the horizontal variety?, secrets, lies, agendas, and a group of close friends, all combined together equaling pure awesomeness.

The two main characters Sebastian and Lucia meet while they are at college. Most of the story takes place ten years later. Lucia and Sebastian had an instant connection when they met but... Sebastian didn't act on it and his friend Niall swooped in instead. Years and one child later, Niall's interest diminishes, until Lucia is ready to start dating again. It seems that he is not the only one upset by the news of her dating. :-) Sebastian gets pretty jealous when he hears even though he is the one to blame for his lost years with her. 

I liked Lucia and I loved Fin. He was adorable. Sebastian was very hot but sometimes I didn't care for him. Then other times he was sweet and I melted right along with Lucia.

If you like your books really hot and like the friends become lovers storyline, You want to read this one SOON!

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This book could easily be used as a fire starter. It will ignite you in no time flat. It was really hot and engaging. I really can't wait to read more from this author.

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  1. i do hope the author will take pity on you and give you a little more soon^^

    i love to see your passion and love for a story but thanks to the info i will wait until more is released because for once i really couldn't stand teh cliffhanger^^ so better i put it on the future wishlist than to be addicted to early;)

    1. Hi all - Alexandra North here
      firstly thanks so much for taking the time to read and review The One Awakened - I really appreciate and am so happy you loved it! Would you put your review on amazon and goodreads for me, if you haven't already and let me know your rating via email - alexnorthbooks@gmail.com
      Don't worry, the second book is out soon Oct hopefully, and there is a HEA in this trilogy. The One Trilogy is full of angst and suspense but also has tonnes of hot sex, friendship and true love - I promise you won't be disappointed. I'll keep you posted re Book 2's release date and cover reveals etc.
      Thanks again for all the time you have you spent on this... you bloggers all work so hard and we DO appreciate it.
      Love Alex

    2. thank you a lot for coming to see us , we do appreciate when author come to say hello and answer our questions.
      With a HEA for the trilogy i'm all for it^^

      Definitively let us know next release, cover reveals etc we would gladly spread the word

  2. As usual you sold me! ;) I'll definitely add this to my pile.

    1. lol! I knew you'd want this if you hadn't already read it.