Hunger Awakened (Vampire Hunger #2)
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 t...more
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...more
Reviewed for Sara at Harlequin Junkie.com: http://harlequinjunkie.com/review-hun...
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...more
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...more
Back to the story....
Ok, I liked the book, but it left a shitload of questions.
(view spoiler)[ Who is Sebastian's father? Who is sending him texts? Why did the mystery texter contact Jasmine instead of Sebastian? Why the hell did the author ruin a perfectly...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Easy read, fantastic heroine--I'd recommend this book!
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...more
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...more
Read more of my review and two teasers here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2013/03/feasted-on-hunger-awakened-by-dee-carney.html
Favorite worst moment: when the heroine rationalizes stealing from the hero because they are "ill-begotten gains." I admit, I laughed.
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 herself to begin writing again, and...more