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Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #1)

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It was ironic that this happened to me; I was never a night person at heart. So you can see right off the bat why a vampire was the very last thing I would have chosen to be.

Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a hell of a hangover. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out... she's a vampire. When a dark and dangerous vampire shows up at her door ask
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 21st 2011
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Ivie ✩Born to Magic-Forced to Muggle✩
There was a truckload of good recommendations and reviews to support this book. I have gotten over 50% and I can say with absolute certainly that this novel doesn't cater to my view of paranormal, supernatural or undead action romance. Why, you ask? Well I am more than delighted to explain... It pertains to our leading lady Anja... and how should I put this????Oh yes..
Translation: bitches be crazy. Omg dying XD

There are some females in this world that can simply be described with one word - embarrassing. I am talking about those types of
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Douglas Meeks
Sep 05, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #1)Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #1) was one of the better things I read in the last few months, it had the confused but competent heroine who is learning her place in her new life, a cast of characters that become more 3-D as it progresses and a great plot. The fact that this book is not one of the top sellers in PNR/UF just shows that marketing is everything since this is much better than many of the better se
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Susan
Oct 29, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Meet Anja Evans, a nerdy college student going to school studying voice. The story starts off with her waking up in the morgue.

Meet Bishop, vampire cop upholding the laws of the Order. He sees everything as black and white, his world is turned upside down when he tracks down Anja from the hospital asking for her license and registration.

An interesting world where vampires need legal papers or be chipped, without either of those the Order will prosecute and execute on site. Anja is a clumsy bumbl
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Mara
Nov 12, 2012 Mara rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
2 1/2
A very nice UF dedicated to the Chicagoland fans. Imagine Merry without a guide and a house to take her in. My lower rating is linked to my dislike of stories divided into chunks (aka books).

Nothing is resolved here, and the lack of an actual plot didn't help. (Or at least of a plot with more meat in it than "oh I am a vamp. What shall I do next?)(view spoiler)
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Yodamom
It all started when she woke up with a sheet over her face, dressed in Norse clothing and no memory of how any of it happened.
Arguh, just her waking up in the morgue had me chewing the old finger nails. Holy craptastic nightmares. That was all my slam in the face welcome to the book first chapter. The book did not stop there, it lightened up a bit. Anja, our poor lost MC is having a hard time dealing with the how and whys she was thought to be dead. She doesn't remember a thing. She's feeling a
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Lolly's Library (Dork Kettle)
A cute, mostly forgettable PNR. Being a self-published book (the copy I read, anyway), it was surprisingly more polished than I expected, though the author did seem to have a fetish for ellipses. Those three little dots were everywhere! To the point where they began to lose all meaning. There's very little plot beyond the "I'm a vampire! Oh no, now what do I do?" variety, with the obligatory stand-offish alpha male who the heroine desires and who clearly wants to be with the heroine, but remains ...more
Greenemage
Jan 24, 2012 Greenemage rated it it was amazing
I like vampires... when they're done well, and too many of the ones out there aren't, especially when it comes to romance. This book was an exception, I love the reluctant vampire Anja and her relationship with the vampire cop Bishop. Her spunky roommate Bridget helped make this a fun read, and I really liked the idea of the organization that enforces the vampire laws. Now I want to see what happens next!
Lisa
Feb 13, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Loved it, quick paced and action pact, this was a great beginning to a series I'll most definitely be continuing. I like the world she set up and we actually just got a small peek of it. I thought author set this up brilliantly to continue.
Becca
I stayed up practically all night reading this... there were other contributing factors to my being up so late but this book got me through it.

Song Choice: Partially because this my newest obsession but also because it works - "All I Wanted" Kodaline, "One and Only" by Adele

First thoughts: This was really, the first in a series. What do I mean by that? I mean don't go into this thinking that there will be big issue problems solved, this is the beginning to what i am going to guess is a very big
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Rachel
Sep 23, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it
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Lisa
Jul 27, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
This is my first Lisa Olsen book but it will not be my last.
Anja starts out in the morgue,turned into a vampire, and unsure how any of this happened, only to have a crazy cop (Bishop) showing up at her door asking for her license. Apparently it is against the law it is against the law to create new vampire without a license, and her sire is missing.
Bishop takes on the role of reluctant mentor, and helps to show Anja the rules and ropes of being a vampire. He helps her assume an identity that oth
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Leslie Sanchez
May 12, 2015 Leslie Sanchez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a terrific tale of innocence lost.

Imagine waking up in the morgue not having any idea where you are or what happened. That's what happens to Anja Evans, a college music student. She soon learns there is a whole different side to the world when she finds she's been turned into a vampire. Her Maker abandons her and she is left with only one person to help her figure out how to survive. Bishop works for the Order, an organization that polices vampires, and finds Anja totally clueless about
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R.C. Matthews
Mar 21, 2016 R.C. Matthews rated it liked it
What was that?

This book was included in a spicy paranormal box set and I was enjoying the story well enough, until it just ended at a weird spot. Huh? Apparently this series will go on forever. There are eleven books in the series already and at least one more on the way. So I took a sneak peek at the blurbs and I've decided I'm going to stop now while Anja and Bishop are together. What I loved most about this story was Bishop - not Anja - and it looks like Bishop will be out of the picture for
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Tina
Jun 21, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a 3.5 for me. I liked the approach to Anja's story and it had some interesting twists. I'll continue with the series and see how it goes since it's so well rated...
Mary
Dec 02, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: lendable
Funny PNR with good character development.
TO READ OR NOT TO READ BLOG
Jul 22, 2016 TO READ OR NOT TO READ BLOG rated it it was amazing
Title: Wake Me When The Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines Book 1)
Author: Lisa Olsen
Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 21, 2011
Pages: 264
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance.
Audience: 17+ due to language
Source: Bought
Stars: 5 out of 5

Free on Amazon at the time of this review.

You know you’ve had one hell of a night when you wake up on a cold slab inside a morgue. Anja Evans doesn’t realize what’s going on, until she tries to eat her roommate. A
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You can read my full review on my Wordpress blog here.

...So, what did I like about it?
I haven’t read anything by Ms Olsen before; I found her writing style easy to read and I was impressed at how quickly she managed to submerge me into her world. All of the characters we met were complex and multi dimensional and I found them all to be very believable. I liked that Ms Olsen wrote her male main character, Bishop, as an alpha who wasn’t tortured about feeding and/or killing humans (“Anja, that’s
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Dotti Elrick
Mar 22, 2013 Dotti Elrick rated it liked it
I was looking for something new to read when this book was recommended for me. I had never heard of the author but the book sounded interesting. It was was. I enjoyed the book.
Anja is a bit of a nerd, she is just trying to get through college when she finds herself waking up in the morgue. She has no memory of what has happened to her or how she ended up reportedly dead from having her throat ripped open. She is wearing strange clothes covered in her own blood. Once she is back home things just
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Ronda
I was THRILLED to find out that I'd won a copy of this book in a book giveaway. I was even more thrilled when I started reading. From Anja's waking in a morgue wearing a strange "costume" covered in blood to her shaky steps toward her normal life as a college student studying voice, to her gradual awakening to the idea that, just maybe, she'd had more than a "near death" experience--I found myself anxious to find out what would happen next. We've got a wacky roommate, a two-timing ex boyfriend, ...more
Marsha
Nov 10, 2013 Marsha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adults
I am still contemplating my feelings over"Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down" because on one hand I enjoyed the read immensely, yet on the other hand I'm not really invested in the characters.

Tanya can't move. She is also uncomfortable where she us lying down but when she begins hearing voice calling her Jane Doe 6 and that the coroner wants her body, she panics and runs out the morgue before the police arrive. Tanya locates her roommate who works the graveyard shift in th he hospital in which she w
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MaryLynn Bast
I liked the premise of the story and enjoyed getting to know Anja.
The beginning started out rather slow for me. I had already figured out Anja's plight within the first few paragraphs. Once it warmed up and got going, I enjoyed following along while she learned how to deal with her new life as a vampire without a Sire.

There were a few funny parts that had me smiling. I connected with Anja and understood how she could fall in love so quickly. Yet I found I was rather irritated at how Bishop pla
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Cari Hislop
Jun 26, 2015 Cari Hislop rated it liked it
An enjoyable read! it's not a typical Vamp romance (thank goodness - I'm SO sick to death of certain aspects that seem to come up like a stomach full of bad blood over and over). I found it easy to submerge myself into the story and was often surprised by what happened next. As the first book in the series, it's setting up a much longer story. So on the downside, you are left wondering how certain things will turn out...on the upside the author is kind enough not to leave us too in the dark on " ...more
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What could be worse than waking up in a morgue with no idea how you got there? Finding out you’re a vampire. Anja has no idea what happened to her that night and is determined to find out what happened to her. When Bishop shows up at her door asking for her license and registration, she thinks he’s the police and there to help her. Well, he’s the police alright, the vampire police. Anja will need Bishop’s help to stay alive and learn how to be a vampire but her a
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A Risque' Affair Book Blog
Aug 13, 2016 A Risque' Affair Book Blog rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review!

I was skeptical to read this story at first because it’s not my typical kind of book I would read but I said what the hell and read it anyway. Once I started reading I started getting more and more into the book to the point I was addicted!
Within the first chapter you automatically know the story is going to be full of twist, turns, mystery, and will leave you intrigued.

Anja is not your average vampire, she is a newborn who was abandoned. S
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Ashley
Feb 05, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review!

I was skeptical to read this story at first because it’s not my typical kind of book I would read but I said what the hell and read it anyway. Once I started reading I started getting more and more into the book to the point I was addicted!
Within the first chapter you automatically know the story is going to be full of twist, turns, mystery, and will leave you intrigued.

Anja is not your average vampire, she is a newborn who was abandoned. S
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Ajs  Book Reviews
Apr 05, 2014 Ajs Book Reviews rated it really liked it
I was skeptical to read this story at first because it’s not my typical kind of book I would read but I said what the hell and read it anyway. Once I started reading I started getting more and more into the book to the point I was addicted!
Within the first chapter you automatically know the story is going to be full of twist, turns, mystery, and will leave you intrigued.

Anja is not your average vampire, she is a newborn who was abandoned. She did not know what was wrong with her at first, but w
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I read it to kill time. I don't like to be rude to authors. I don't love the book.
The main character was quite annoying, too naive for a college student. I know people who are the same age as who are annoying and naive and they are not my friends. I can't even talk to them without the urge to shake or slap them.

Quick read, plot dragged a lot; rather than focusing on looking for the Sire, it was all about the girl chasing a guy, avoided confrontation and thought a change in a woman is to dress
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Fred
Mar 02, 2012 Fred rated it liked it
I'm going to throw the caveat in here that I think the book is geared for a slightly younger audience than myself and that it would probably have been a four star ten years ago. It also is probably slanted more towards a female audience what with the limited violence but abundance of lover's conundrums and romantic situations.

Now that all of that is out of the way. This was actually a good book that had some original story line and plot twists to it. Also had a slightly unique view on ancient va
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Nila
Sep 02, 2015 Nila rated it really liked it
This was a great start to Vampire romance! If you like vampire story that lends more on the relationships then gory blood fights that are in most vampire stories you will love this book. Loads of great characters that I hope reappear in the coming books.
Anja wakes up in the morgue not sure what happened, when a detective shows up later at her house but she soon finds that he may not be the one to trust. Bishop must get Anja to listen so he can help her find the guy that "changed" her, as Anja st
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Christina
Oct 23, 2013 Christina rated it really liked it
I should have bought the Kindle box set. I read a lot of UF stuff. I read quickly as well. So I finished this book in a single day. It wasn't hard, but I couldn't put it down either. I've now finished book 2 and have purchased #3.

I like the world, the characters and story. Anja wakes up in a morgue and has no idea how she got there. Once she realizes what happened she keeps her cool. She tries to keep her "real life" and go about things like normal. She's very likable as a main character and yo
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Lisa Olsen is a writer, wife and mother of two, currently living in the Pacific Northwest. A complete TV addict, she also enjoys online RPG's, singing, reading, and cooking.
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Forged Bloodlines (10 books)
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