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Fierce Dawn (ParaRealm #1)

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Snarling teeth, glowing eyes. Someone--something--is after her. The man who haunts her dreams enters her reality, claiming she's transforming into a changeling--not quite immortal but no longer human.

Battle lines are drawn and blood spills as the two fight not only for her life, but for mankind's as well. Conspiracy, vampires, human changelings?
Kindle Edition, 357 pages
Published March 30th 2011 by Tholden Press
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Jun 24, 2011 Laura rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap
There is this expression in Lithuanian, which loosely translated sounds like "cheap food suits dogs only". Yeah, I think it's about time for me to stop wasting my money (and time, and high hopes...) on cheap books with gorgeous guys on the cover:) It's not that this particular book did not have some potential. It did. Not enough to be something good or something worth reading though. The only thing that author managed to portray beautifully was physical attraction (with one exception - "he wante ...more
May 30, 2013 Hbeebti rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freebies
4.5 I though this was great! I really hope that the author continues on with this series.
Andrea Guy
I've read a lot of Amber Scott's books and I've loved them all. This one was no exception, but it was a little harder for me to get into, mostly because I only casually read paranormals. If you love paranormal, and you don't read this, well....YOU SHOULD.

There is so much going on in this story. It starts with Sadie and her sister, Heather coping with their mother's issues, then flashes forward to Sadie dealing with her own problems and Heather acting the part of the concerned parent. (Even thoug
May 18, 2011 SATIN SUE rated it really liked it
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Jaidis Shaw
May 18, 2011 Jaidis Shaw rated it it was amazing
Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott is an intense, action-packed story with a heavy dose of sexual tension! After her mother's death, Sadie is struggling with her sanity and is forced to seek help while her younger sister steps up to play the adult. Soon on the road to recovery, Sadie has to convince not only her sister and doctor, but herself, that she is fit to have her independence back. Art quickly becomes her escape and she paints in vivid detail the mystery man who has been consuming her dreams. Im ...more
Heather Book Savvy Babe
Anytime a book contains winged immortals, prophecy, romance, intrique, deception, and a strong female lead, I’m pretty much sold. This was the case with Fierce Dawn, an arousing new novel by Amber Scott. In Fierce Dawn, Sadie lives in the “normal” world where visions, dreams, and compulsive writing label a person as crazy. When Sadie’s dreams, writings, and painting become more compulsive, her family is worried that Sadie has gone crazy, like her mother before her. However, it turns out that whi ...more
Apr 20, 2011 Katja rated it it was amazing

It’s moslty about Sadie. First how she struggles to get on her feet, gets to live away from her mothering sister, and dealing with a possibly serious mental illness. But we also are shown the other side of the story, how Sadie truly is something else, what the future really will bring for her, and how this all is connected to a group of immortals trying to find their lost leader.

It’s a very captivating story with several aspects. I could sum the book up to be about a girl who falls in lov
Apr 17, 2011 ѦѺ™ rated it really liked it
There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. - Kay Redfield Jamison

when they were teenagers, Sadie Graves and her younger sister Heather had to live through their mother's downward spiral as evidenced by self-mutilation and prophetic scribblings on her numerous journals. now twenty-two and orphaned, Sadie herself is taking medication and undergoing psychiatric care. she is having dreams of a winged handsome stranger and her behavior has be
Donna (BLHmistress)
May 17, 2011 Donna (BLHmistress) rated it really liked it
What can I say about Fierce Dawn ? I already knew I loved Amber's writing but this book sealed the deal for me. The characters immediately draw you in especially Sadie you can feel her pain and her fears of becoming exactly like her mother.

Elijah can I say I really like this guy, he will do anything to keep Sadie safe even from him self. The story at first had me confused with the story building but it didn't take long for me to understand and get mesmerized into this world. I will also add I l
Oct 03, 2011 Nora rated it it was amazing
For starters I want to say WOW and AWESOME!!! Now that is a little off the beaten path for me as a starter for a review but this book literally kept me on the edge of my seat, seared my mind with different emotions chapter after chapter! The forbidden love and passion between Sadie and the gorgeous specimen of a 'man', Elijah made me catch my breath, and I was not able to take my eyes from the book, even when I knew I had other things to do!

I found Fierce Dawn filled with passion, romance, graph
May 30, 2011 Sapphyria rated it it was amazing
He stepped closer, so close he could see thin gold flecks in her sky blue eyes. “Do you remember the night something chased you past the park?”
Her eyes widened. She perceptibly swallowed. “A werewolf?”
“No,” Elijah said, not wanting to correct the mortal term and create even more confusion. “I thought she was a shapeshifter, but she claimed to be a changeling. And that you are, too.”
“It doesn’t sound like you’re sure I am.”
“I wasn’t. Until now. The changeling has been following you. I can’t get a
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Jul 13, 2011 Tishia (Paperback Opinion) rated it it was amazing
Fierce Dawn is a wonderful love story involving the paranormal world. Sadie is a human who is turning into a changeling. Nobody knows exactly what Sadie will change into, or what her powers will be, so it keeps it kind of exciting. After a family tragedy, some things happen and Sadie is seen as “crazy”. Her sister hovers over her, she is forced to go to counseling, and she basically has meds being shoved down her throat. Everyone acts like Sadie is crazy, and nobody will truly listen to her. Thi ...more
Apr 03, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing
Amber Scott did it again. This is the third book of hers I've read in one day. I simply can not put her books down! Fierce Dawn is an adult paranormal romance like no other I've read. Her paranormal elements include Seekers, Elementals, Feeders, Vampires (nope, you will never guess what this means in her book), transporting, and Changelings.

Of course, you can't read an Amber Scott book without great romance. The chemistry between the main characters, Sadie and Elijah, is envy worthy. From the g
Miranda Lynn
Apr 16, 2011 Miranda Lynn rated it it was amazing
I totally loved this book and am excited to be hosting Amber and Fierce Dawn on my blog May 18th (my bday and Fierce Dawn's BSFAD) Now if you follow my reviews, my blog and such you know I don't give out 5 stars very often, and the reason I did for this one is Amber takes the paranormal to a whole new level. I loved that this wasn't just another run of the mill (though I love them at times) paranormal romance. you think you know all there is to know, then you need to read this and learn about th ...more
Jun 18, 2011 Carien rated it liked it
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I loved the romance and the world building in this story. Scott creates an original paranormal world that exists secretly alongside our own and which is filled with intriguing immortal creatures. Sadie is a complex character, both vulnerable and strong at the same time and the interaction between her and Elijah (the male lead) is wonderful to read. There were some other characters though who I really, truly disliked and who I would have kicked senseless if I'd been Sadie, but she's too kind to d ...more
Christy Gibbon
Apr 26, 2011 Christy Gibbon rated it really liked it
It took me a few chapters to get into this book. It was hard to understand what was going on. I think those chapters could have been left out or moved and the book start with Sadie and continue the story from there. The character development was very good. You wanted Sadie and Elijah to find each other and be together. I could have done without the explicitness but that's just me. So I just skip those parts. I think there was a good balance between good and evil with good winning out - but for h ...more
Kelli McCracken
Apr 22, 2011 Kelli McCracken rated it it was amazing
This book has taken over the top spot in my favorite books. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning just so I could finish it. It's highly addictive. The characters are not only memorable, they are phenomenal. It's one of those books that leaves you thinking about it even days after you've read it. I'm not one to go back a reread a book, but this is a book I could read over and over. If you love paranormal romance, you will enjoy it. Amber Scott is a superb author and her storytelling cap ...more
Indie Books
Jun 19, 2011 Indie Books rated it it was amazing
From Kelli: Hi Amber! Ok I just have one word to say…WOW Fierce Dawn kept me up all night long. #lovedit I thought Irish Moon was my favorite of your books. #noway. Fierce Dawn has taken it’s spot. Wishing you the best for Blog Tour de Force.

From Miranda: I loved Fierce Dawn!! couldn’t put it down and can’t wait for Lyric’s story!! Your books keep getting better and better girl!

Jul 01, 2012 Brandy rated it really liked it
Somewhat predictable without being too obvious. A few gramatical typo's that were a bit distracting, however the storyline was interesting enough to keep me with it for a long drive (2+ hours each way) and entertained at the gym on the treadmill. The clifhanger ending was no surprise either, and it was done well enough that I will probably read the next book.
Apr 30, 2011 Syd rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. It was well crafted and had a level of mystery that kept me intrigued till the end.
Oct 13, 2011 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Really good, and I really loved it, loved how Sadie was working through her problems!
Belinda Boring
Apr 10, 2011 Belinda Boring rated it it was amazing
MY. GOSH! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I'm a gooey mess. Review to come.
Laura Kaye
Jun 07, 2011 Laura Kaye rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the characters and the worldbuilding!
Apr 21, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I came by this book in a couple ways actually. First, it was mentioned by a friend (Bookish Snob) then it showed up in a Cage Match blog posting. It was the first blog cage match for me, and I wasn't really clear on what was going on. I read each of the blogs for the books going against each other, and put my comment on the one I wanted to win, based on what I had read. When I got an email telling me how to get my copy of the book, I was over the moon excited, Bookish Snob hasn't pointed me in t ...more
Jessica Hansen
Oct 27, 2011 Jessica Hansen rated it it was amazing
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From page one I was hooked! Like an addict needing their fix, I couldn't put Fierce Dawn down!

Sadie is, actually, her sister Heather thinks she's crazy. Ever since their mother committed suicide, and a little incident that sent Sadie to the hospital, Heather has been playing mom to her. Talk about over bearing little sister! So what if Sadie is on meds, so what if she dreams of a winged man making love to her every night, so what if she sees that winged man
Jemima Valentino
May 18, 2011 Jemima Valentino rated it it was amazing
Normally, I don't 'do' paranormal romance books as they tend to smack of irritating teenage emotions as demonstrated in many a YA read. Not that I have anything against the YA genre, as it definitely has it's place - just not with this kinky gal.

Fierce Dawn is an adult ParaRomance like I've never read before.

Hot, insatiable, fast paced and gripping.

When Sadie Graves seems as if she is cursed with her mother's mental illness, her younger sister Heather does all that she can to protect Sadie fr
Feb 07, 2012 jD rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was a mix for me with it mostly being a solid 4 stars most of the time. The love story was one of the best I have encountered in fantasy. The creativity of Ms. Scotts world intrigued me enough to plan reading the next one when it comes out.

There were some typos and few things didn't add up but all-in-all, it's not a bad investment of time and funds. BTW -- I was mistaken big time with the assumption this was YA -- NOT.

I recommend this to UR fans who don't mind some major and distracting
Nikki McCarver
Oct 06, 2011 Nikki McCarver rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered what it would be like trying to start a normal life again after you have been committed? Sadie didn’t. She was living it. Being raised with a mom that was less than, well ok A lot less than sane, didn’t help her case any. The doctors and her sister had her labeled as the predetermined daughter to follow in her mother’s footsteps. All because of the breakdown she had after her mother died. But that was behind her now. She was out and trying her best to get off of the medica ...more
At first disconcerted because I felt as if I were jumping into a story already well in progress, it took a couple of chapters for me to catch-up and start to get a basic understanding of what was transpiring. About a third of the way into the book, I became fully engaged and, especially during the final half I was rapidly clicking to discover what would happen next.

Clinically diagnosed with a mental illness, Sadie is living in a garage apartment thanks to the generosity of her cousin Jen. Sadie
I found this book by accident on amazon there doing this promo for free or cheap books so people will try out these great new indie authors. In the beginning this book started to confuse me the interaction between the immortal character's left me feeling like I missed parts of the story, I kept reading in hopes to have this cleared up which it is only because we find out more about them and then the beginning makes sense. I got into the rhythm of the story and didn't want to let go. This book ha ...more
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In between naptimes and dishes, Amber Scott escapes into her characters' fates, loves, and complications. A native Nevadan she now makes her home in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and two children. She enjoys contributing monthly interviews with industry insiders at and loves to blog at her weblog and at She's addicted to chocolate, often burns dinner and still bel ...more
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