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Hunger Awakened (Vampire Hunger #2)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
There’s something inside of him, some dormant part that’s been awakened. And now it wants to be set free...

Something’s wrong with Sebastian Kent. Already considered an outsider in the vampire community as a half-vampire, half-something else, he’ll do everything in his power to hide his weakness. But when sickness strikes, he has no choice but to turn to a human for help—a

Published March 4th 2013 by Carina Press
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Jenn Scranton
Mar 08, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Well, first I must admit that I am new to the dark side. I never read paranormal or sci-fy. Well, until now.

Now, ok, we have our human, (Alice) and she finds our Vampire, (Bast). No the irony of his shortened name was not lost on me. Bast - short for Sebastian, but close to Bastard...

He is always so sick in the beginning. That's cool, I can roll with that. But what kind of freaked me out is that every time he was busy hurling, she was sitting there drooling and thinking, "Damn, he's sexy"... Re
When I requested this book on Netgalley, I didn't realize it was part of a series. And in the end, it didn't really matter because it stands entirely on its own, without needing to have read the first one.

This review contains spoilers, so please proceed at your own risk.

Alice is homeless and hungry when she happens upon a man who appears to be sick. The author infuses the character with a huge amount of decency from the start, and it immediately made Alice very likable, despite some qu
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Favorite Quote: “This keeps getting better and better. Not only do I have wings, I have snotty wings.“

Sebastian (Bast) Kent has always been considered an outcast in the vampire community. Unsure who sired him, Sebastian has struggled his whole life with his identity. When he becomes violently ill outside of a bar, he is rescued by a young homeless woman named Alice.

Alice Bowman lives on the street as a victim of circumstances. When she
There’s something inside of him, some dormant part that’s been awakened. And now it wants to be set free...
Something’s wrong with Sebastian Kent. Already considered an outsider in the vampire community as a half-vampire, half-something else, he’ll do everything in his power to hide his weakness. But when sickness strikes, he has no choice but to turn to a human for help—a woman whose touch provides his only relief.

Alice Bowman is hiding her own illness, one that has left her homeless. When she c
Liz F
Mar 16, 2013 Liz F rated it it was amazing
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley
Reviewed for Sara at Harlequin

Wow. Maybe it’s been a while since I read a really good paranormal romance… But holy cow, I loved Hunger Awakened by Dee Carney.

I’ll admit – when we first meet our hero, Sebastian, I didn’t really like him. He’s a vampire and he’s in need of blood and sex. So he goes to this club to find a willing donor for both. Umm, yeah… I don’t know why but Sebastian just turn
Sep 14, 2013 Tracy rated it really liked it
Surprisingly Entertaining
Born vampire Sebastian Kent guards the ruling council of the same vampire community that ostracizes him for his unknown heritage. A heritage Bast has spent hundreds of years researching in an exhaustive search to find out who his father is. Who he is. But Bast may have run out of time. He's in a human club on the hunt for the blood he needs to survive when he's overcome by a wave of scorching heat he doesn't understand and laid low by a debilitating sickness he can't con
Review originally posted at Butterfly-o-Meter Books on MAR 6, 2013:

I don't know about you guys, but I just get the urge to read some vampire romance now and then. I think it's the pleasure/pain nature of the romance, I mean you just know there'll be biting involved which is, you know, hot :D So I jumped at the chance to read this 'little' darling here. It's 'little' because it's a good length novel, like 90k words or something. And I loved every one of them.
I must mention I didn't read the other
Mar 17, 2013 Nina rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a seductive vampire romance to get lost into, look no further. Hunger Awakened is the book to get!

I read this book without the knowledge of it being part of a series. However, rest assured that Hunger Awakened can be a standalone read. I read this without reading Hunger Aroused first and it still made sense without anything being confusing. Although, I do plan to read the first installment now as I am curious to know more about Corin and Jasmine's story.

I haven't read anyth
Stephanie Collins
Mar 07, 2013 Stephanie Collins rated it really liked it
I have to start with a real quick note that the author must know I have a weakness for the supernatural creature she uses as the other half of her yummy hybrid vampire. Not that she knows me or anything like that but I do have a weakness for the other half that makes up Sebastian.

Alice is down on her luck when she runs in to a strange man that appears to not only be sick but might be bleeding. She's drawn to him due to her strong sense of decency and humanity but she ends up with something bette
Feb 25, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Hunger Awakened is Gritty Paranormal Romance
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Hunger Awakened
Dee Carney
Carina Press
Pub Date Mar 4 2013

Previously Reviewed Hunger Aroused by Dee Carney (1st in Series) January 4, 2011: http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...

An interesting exploration of vampire politics, or what might be vampire politics. There's a very uneasy relationship between vampires and, well, everyone else. Also within vampires themselves the curr
Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!

The second book in the series is Hunger Awakened. This one is just as hot and intense as the first one. Sebastian is already a vampire. He has been for the past 400 years. Well….not a full vampire. He’s half vampire and half something else. Only Sebastian doesn’t know what that something else is.

Vampires don’t get sick, but Sebastian is. When Alice, a full human, shows him some compassion and helps him, he decides to keep her. He needs her and she needs him. She’s down on her luck and her life
Mar 24, 2013 Jessica rated it liked it
The first part of the book was enjoyably ridiculous and over-the-top, despite some questionable writing.

Wanting to weep for her meager clothes, Alice pressed herself against him, into the wall of muscle and heft and simultaneously into his own blood-stained clothing. It took me three re-reads before I figured out what the first clause meant.

His type... [left] behind fragrant trails of Guerlain or Shalimar in their wakes. Dude, Shalimar is made by Guerlain. Name-dropping makes me eye-roll at
Mar 26, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, earc
Sebastian Kent has a problem. He is a vampire. Ok well that's not the problem the problem he is only half vampire. He doesn't know what the other half of him is. He's been trying to figure it out forever. He's also the head of guard who protects the Vampire Council and if they find out he's toast. Alice Bowman is sick like really sick. Down on her luck, no money and no place to live. Literally eating out of trash cans when she happens upon Sebastian. Sebastian or "Bast" and he calls himself in t ...more
Mar 24, 2013 Carin rated it really liked it
I picked up Hunger Awakened without knowing it was part of an on going series, I didn't have any problems with reading this as a stand alone.

I loved the way that Alice who is homeless and eating from dumpsters is the one to rescue Sebastian (Bast), That someone who has seen the awfulness this world has to offer is willing to put herself on the line to help a stranger. Poor Bast is completely unprepared for becoming ill, his kind don't get sick, so when it happens he is like a small child in den
Taria Reed
Apr 14, 2013 Taria Reed rated it liked it
two hours into the book and I'm ready to beat the shit out of Alice. I know she's going to have TSTL moments in ths book, but I didn't expect them so soon. I literally had to stop and take a break because she was being THAT damn stupid...smh.

Back to the story....

Ok, I liked the book, but it left a shitload of questions.

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Apr 29, 2013 Katie_la_geek rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
For this review and more my blog

Hunger Awakened was a fairly odd read. It made me laugh and I don’t think that was its aim, it was incredibly cheesy and quite silly, yet despite that I quite enjoyed it.

I thought the story was ok, if you could get over the silliness. There were issues like the insta-love and not all of it made sense but it was perfectly readable and quite sweet in parts.

I quite liked the characters and think that was what made this book readable. Sebastian is strong and sensual
Rachel Webb
Mar 18, 2013 Rachel Webb rated it liked it
Let me start out by saying I am firmly over the whole vampire romance genre, but I got this from netgalley and it wasn't extremely long and I had a few hours to kill so I pulled it up on my kindle and read it. This actually wasn't terrible, but if you're reading this do not be put off by the fact that the main character is a hybrid. A half vampire, half dragon hybrid. Yep, dragon. No he doesn't have a big tail (ahem..), but sometimes he lets off some steam (literally) and can grow wings and scal ...more
Mar 07, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it
I read Hunger Awakened without knowing it was part of a series, but, despite a few moments of confusion for me, I really liked it.

We meet Sebastian and Alice at a rather crappy moment of their lives : she's homeless and ill ; he's going through a sickness he doesn't understand. Their encounter could have been a disaster, two lost and scared people getting together, yet they both draw strength from each other. The bond between them quickly grows, the heat gets more and more irresistible.I liked
May 05, 2013 axola rated it really liked it
Even if this book is a part of series it can be read as a stand alone.

I really enjoyed this book. Vampires are usually described in books as near perfect beings, who have been around for so long that they are over everything. In this story, however, we have a 400 year old vampire, who is completely outside his comfort zone.

Sebastian is one of the more human vampires I've read about. Struggling with the pain of being different and having to prove himself every single day, when a rare " sickness
May 13, 2013 Patricia rated it it was amazing
SEXY, ADDICTING, paranormal romance that leaves in you a state of frustration. I've read this series and so far I am so addicted to the characters and the hot, steamy sex. These guys know how to leave a woman panting and needful. Really, Dee Carney knows how to draw you in and make you want more. I love a book that has vampires, werewolves and such in them and the ability to make them into a series is so much better. Each book builds on the previous and keeps the characters in some way or anther ...more
Mar 03, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
"4.5 out of 5 stars!! This is a compelling novel about two "people," who come from tough pasts, finding each other and help each other deal with the cards life handed them."

Read more of my review and two teasers here:
Dylan Newton
Feb 18, 2014 Dylan Newton rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite heroines I've read in a long time. Alice Bowman is a homeless woman with a tragic past and a bleak future--yet she functions brilliantly as the heroine of "Hunger Awakened." And who doesn't love a dark, half-vampire hottie hero like Sebastian Kent? Yummm...

Easy read, fantastic heroine--I'd recommend this book!
1.5 stars, really, but it doesn't deserve a generous rounding up to 2-stars. The MCs are stupid, and given the lazy execution, the author thinks you're as stupid as her characters. Cannot recommend on any level.

Favorite worst moment: when the heroine rationalizes stealing from the hero because they are "ill-begotten gains." I admit, I laughed.
Mar 07, 2013 Wanda rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It was easy to follow and no detail was missed. It had a perfect mix of suspense and romance. This is one book you will not want to miss, it will hold your attention from the first page to the last!
Nicole Luiken
Jul 22, 2013 Nicole Luiken rated it really liked it
Half-vampire suffering from a strange debility plus homeless waif equals hot paranormal romance. I enjoyed the mystery of Sebastian's illness. I also liked how Sebastian's need for Alice levelled the playing field between these two disparate characters and made their love feel believable.
Pretty good storyline, but I would've liked to have more background on the relationships between the men under Bast's command. And the ending was a bit too quickly resolved.
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Oh, this was so good.
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Dee is a best-selling, award winning author of erotic romances in the urban fantasy, paranormal and contemporary genres. She also writes erotica under the pen name, Morgan Sierra.

Dee began writing short stories in middle school, but did not attempt completion of a novel until almost ten years later—which despite good intentions was never finished. Almost ten additional years later, she challenged
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