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A Wicked Awakening (Wicked #1)

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Since a child, Cherie has felt something deeply buried in her psyche longing to break free. When a beautiful man-like creature comes to her, the life she knew is no more. He draws out her latent memories of a past existence, releases suppressed desires and leads her to the ultimate sexual experience, without even touching her. Longing to release the secrets to life and ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Sumner McKenzie, Inc (first published July 12th 2011)
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BellaReadz
This is one of the most unexpectedly awesome books I’ve read in a looong time. To be totally honest, at first I wasn’t sure I’d like it because I had a hard time figuring out what it was about from the description, as it sounded like nothing I’d ever read before. Well, I was right in the sense that it was so unique and original, it really was unlike anything I’d read, and in a good way!! It had so many interesting plot twists and was HOT and SEXY!!! Once I got into the book it was impossible to ...more
Stacy
A wonderful book for reading on those cold winter nights! A steamy story with an engaging plot that keeps you interested from beginning to end. Cherie Manhattan is an aerobics instructor who gets a weird visitor to her class one day, and discovers her life will change and that she is “special”. As in, center of the universe special. While this premise may seem a little far-fetched, somehow the author manages not only to pull it off with grace and style, but make it a believable storyline that ...more
Cherna
Jun 29, 2012 Cherna rated it it was amazing
Refreshing book. I've been reading a lot of books lately and they start to blend into eachother regarding story and plot. This book had me wondering what would happen next and was fun to read: a dash of humor and characters with a background and enough depth to make them memorable. I'll definately buy the next book.
Cheryl
Mar 28, 2012 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Wow this is a different read from what I am used to but I really enjoyed it. And can't wait to read more about the characters in this book.
Dea
Mar 21, 2012 Dea rated it it was amazing
One night can change lives. Especially with a tall dark and handsome! It is easy to just lose yourself in the book! Great read!
Karen *ReaderGirl*
Jan 08, 2013 Karen *ReaderGirl* rated it really liked it
Great find! I’m so happy I discovered this series, and I love how long of an ebook it is!! I like that I can really lose myself in the story of Cherie and Cam and Kayden. The writing is very descriptive and I felt like I was really inside this unique world the author created. I liked that it made me think outside the box and wasn’t just another formulaic erotic love story. This was really original, I thought. And the sex scenes were hot! My only beef was the abrupt pov changes that would pop up ...more
Claire
Jan 10, 2013 Claire rated it it was amazing
"A Wicked Awakening” by Calinda B is the story of a woman named Cherie who finds out that her sexual energy helps balance the forces of the universe. But it also is a beautiful love story, and the story of a woman’s self-discovery and transformation. Cherie is a likable and relatable heroine (although I didn’t like her nickname of “Cheerio” at all), and her relationships with Cam and later Kayden felt authentic and real. This book has it all… love, danger, secrets, magic, sex, you name it. There ...more
Jaime
Mar 20, 2012 Jaime rated it really liked it
As always with me, i found it a bit hard to get started, read the fist 50 pages in drips and drabs, but once i finally applied myself, was unable to put the book down. Wicked awakenings = wicked awesome.
Franjessca
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3.5 stars
"A Wicked Awakening" is about Cherie, who has everything she ever wanted, but she is not able to stick up for herself at her job between her boss and two women who seriously think they can walk all over Cherie.
Cherie is forced to a take a job due to those two women who said they had other plans and now she has to tell her boyfriend, Cam, that they can not make their romantic getaway until later on.
He is not very happy about it of course and wishes
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Liv Honeywell
Oct 07, 2013 Liv Honeywell rated it really liked it
Rapid pace and a great story and characters. Very intense and emotional with some very creepy moments. A great read :)
Nancy Brady
Dec 27, 2013 Nancy Brady marked it as to-read
Shelves: boxed-set
Full disclosure: I received this and several other stories in the Paranormal Nights boxed set through a giveaway held by C.J. Ellisson...thanks to all those authors.
Eva Millien
Mar 22, 2014 Eva Millien rated it really liked it
The first book in the Wicked series is an intensely erotic read that awakens readers to an energetic and cosmic world. Cherie longs for something that lives deep inside her but dark forces are holding her and trying to ensure trying to suppress and restrain her inner being. Just when she begins to lose all hope a beautiful man like creature enters her life and helps her awaken her true self as a powerful galaxy dancer capable of capable of using her sexual energy to transform not only herself ...more
Nic
Nov 18, 2015 Nic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance enthusiasts
This book had a unique story and I really liked it! Something that was different about this book than others I have read is the author gives you the perspective of the antagonist--she devotes entire chapters to what's going on inside their heads. It has a New Age nuance to it that I dig, but I have to say that it's definitely unusual. I'm impressed by the original idea behind this book.

Something I didn't like within the story was one of the characters who I thought I could grow to like, but ins
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Becki
Jan 27, 2014 Becki rated it it was amazing
Possible *SPOILER*

Romance, suspense, fantasy and sex . Who could ask for more? Calinda B has written a truly unique story that sucked me in from the first paragraph. I highly relate to the heroine of the story...her innocence and inability to protect herself. At the end of the novel, Cherie is finally able to stand up for herself and one of the male protagonists gets his comeuppance. I'm torn between Cam and Kayden just like Cherie is. This novel has an ending in itself, but I'm anxious to read
...more
Dianne
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Brandi Poole
After I got about halfway through the book, I started to enjoy it a little more. The beginning half of the book was a little confusing, trying to keep up with what was going on. I really enjoyed that the story is broken up and told from each different characters point of view. I would love to learn more about Kayden and Natalie though and hear some of the story from their point of views.
Wanda
Aug 17, 2012 Wanda rated it liked it
Cheerio is an interesting character. I believe she belongs with Cam. Kayden is just too weird so far. Maybe once I progress further into the series I'll have a better understanding.

This was a different sort of read for me. I enjoyed it, but have decided it's necessary to take a break before reading the next one.

Carrie Garza
Apr 14, 2016 Carrie Garza rated it really liked it
Paranormal? Totally different from any thing I've ever read before in that genre. Couldn't put it down, just dying to figure it out. But I have to read the reviews to decide if I want to read the others.
Jennifer Erwin
Mar 19, 2015 Jennifer Erwin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: could-not-finish
I am DNFing at 68%. This one is just way too out there for me. I don't understand what is going on. I can't figure it out.
Nancie
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Don Peterson
Don Peterson rated it it was amazing
Apr 08, 2012
Katrina
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Apr 17, 2014
Roy Huff
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Kelly Rice
Kelly Rice rated it it was ok
Jan 05, 2014
John Mckenzie
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Apr 08, 2012
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Margaret
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Janet
Feb 23, 2015 Janet rated it liked it
good, but too much sex
Ashelie Dudeck
Ashelie Dudeck rated it it was ok
May 29, 2015
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When it comes to writing sexy contemporary romance books, supernatural romances, or an erotic paranormal romance series, New York Times bestselling author Calinda B purrs with excitement, just like her two fine Abyssinian cats. She's got a life full of adventure and stories, a head full of imaginative realities and a willing partner to help her with "research." What more could an author ask for?
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