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(Divine Hunter #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Michael Warden used to live a normal life. A successful entrepreneur, he had everything until his life got taken away from him. Literally. Now he is trapped in a world that shouldn't exist, fighting things that should only exist in nightmares in a quest to find out the truth about what happened to him.

Lacy Holloway is finally content in the little town of Oakland, Garrett
Paperback, 374 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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L.J. Sealey
Jul 12, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Christina Moore
Nov 10, 2013 added it
Shelves: dnf
I’m an author (both traditional publisher-backed and self), but I’m a reader too and I have my opinions. I try to be as gentle as I can, but constructive too. How else do we learn and hone our craft? So I hope what I have to say helps rather than upsets, but I warn you, I can be blunt.

I picked up this title due to the high reviews, but I wonder now if they all weren’t from loved ones and friends, as they are all sparkling 5-stars to a book that has some serious structural flaws. There’s so much
Jacky Light
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. the storyline flowed and I really loved the characters. Michael and Lacy's relationship felt very real and I loved their chemistry. there were a few other characters as well who I warmed to particularly Evo, Michael's friend, who had me laughing quite a bit. Great character. I loved the story and can't wait for book 2.
Amanda Squires
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! Couldn't put it down. It had me gripped on every turn of a page. Loved the characters and can't wait for book 2 to find out what happens next! Brilliantly written and great story line. I totally recommend anyone to read this.
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book. Definitely worth checking it out. I enjoyed the fresh story line and fell in love with the character's. I can't wait for the next book. I applaud Ms Sealey on her first book and will be looking forward to the next one.
Sep 10, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, this book was great! It took some time for me to get used to the writing and phrasing as they are obvious that its from an English writer, and the main female character is from European area so it works, but when its from Michael's, Point of view, it seems odd as he is American, but it was fine, I am used to reading books by authors who have the unique phrasings, and I ra
Anna Hirsch
Awaken by L.J Sealey
3 Stars

This is the first book in the Divine Hunter series. Michael Warden had a wonderful life. He was the CEO of a company that he built, had many friends and an amazing social life. He had it all until he died. Now he hunts demons. In the past ten months he has managed to make it out of hell and kill his fair share of demons. There are a lot of gaps in his memory which frustrates him. He doesn't really remember his time in hell, which is probably a good thing. He doesn't
Nov 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Awaken is a Paranormal Romance which is L.J. Sealey's debut novel in this series. It gets you gripped right from the very first page.

Michael - was a successful entrepreneur until he died. Now he is trapped in the human world in someone else's body fighting off the evil that exists in this world - demons - all the while trying to find out exactly what happened to him. Michael follows stories of mass suicides at the University in Oakland. He believes that the only thing that can be behind them is
Nikki Brooks
This début novel does not disappoint!!! I was hooked and had to read it in one sitting!

Michael is a paranormal being, he just doesn't know what! He was a human but when he died he went to hell for unknown reasons. After being tortured he managed to somehow escape and he now spends his time despatching demons back to hell. He has a web of contacts who can give him access to information, giving him an edge on the other hunters.

When he hears of a strong of unconnected suicides at a University he kn
Alicia Marietta
I won a signed copy of Awaken from L.J. but I have a rule that I NEVER read my signed editions. As my way of saying thanks to the author, as well as to keep my book in pristine condition, I always buy the Kindle copies. I admit when I entered the giveaway I did it solely based on the book cover. It's just so damn awesome - Michael's white eyes that seem to be glowing, the wings and lets face it - the cover model is smoking! The smoking doesn't end with the cover either as it continues inside thi ...more
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm conflicted by this book. I enjoyed the story, I want to read the second one and the final twist was excellent. All these things considered though, I'm struggling to give it more than 3.5 stars as I feel that it could benefit from a stricter editor to pull the story together more. There were lots of unnecessary 'fillers' towards the start of the book - did we really need to read Michael's entire conversation with his dry cleaner? - and sometimes the writing actually jarred me out of the story ...more
Cheryl Williams
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All avid readers of paranormal romance
I have loved watching series such as supernatural on tv and I have read lots books with a fantasy theme my whole life, but never have I come across such a fantastically written book like this that leaves me almost begging for the next in the series to be written. I am loving what Michael is and enjoyed the story immensely. LJ Sealey, if and when you see this, hurry up and finish book two lol!!!!!!

I recommend this author and anyone who has not read 'Awaken' is missing a lot!!!!!!!! 100%!!!
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Let me start by saying I loved this book.
Michael died, he doesn't remember how he died, but for some reason has come back from Hell and is now fighting demons and other creatures. He goes a college to find out who/what is killing the students by pretending to be a psychology professor. He did't plan on going back to hell and no way did he plan to fall in love with Lacy. But he did.
This is a MUST read book, wonderfully written, full of excitement and love. Can't wait for book 2.
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story was very entertaining, I don't usually like the whole angels and demons type of books but this one wasn't the norm. I applaud L.J. Sealey for her new and exciting ideas that made this read very enjoyable. I look forward to reading book two so I can get some more answers and see what will happen with Micheal and Lacy.
Angela Wright
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a good read. Couldn't put it down, great storyline and great characters. Really got lost in it. As soon as I finished it I wanted the 2nd one straight away!! Wouldn't think this was from a first time author
Tina tinkerbel Hart
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved this book and can't wait for book 2 Daek Deliverance to be released :-)
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was impressed with this book. It was simple and I figured out what he was early on but I still enjoyed it.
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a throughly enjoyable story!
Now yes I know I’m not the biggest fan of paranormal but I do really like the age old good verses evil type of story and this is one of those but with a completely brilliant twist. The folklore hadn’t been messed with, which I appreciate. The characters, both human and not so were believable, the story was so beautifully paced that I didn’t feel as if I was reading, more watching the story came to life before my eyes and I have to say that I was throughly sucked
Barbara Strickland
Okay story but slow delivery

The actual plot is okay but there are too many unnecessary descriptions of things that are trivial and it slows the plot down and eliminates tension. The characters don’t have dimension, Michael less so than Lacy although it does improve towards the end. I think again the descriptions of get in the way but there is definite potential as the series progresses.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Karen Shortridge
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great good against evil story with the twists of both paranormal and human characters like from stories of old. You are happily drawn in to a great journey, full of emotions that will have you laughing out loud to needing tissues. Really makes you want to read more and I will definitely be reading more of this series.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the Devine Hunter Serries and honestly took me a few chapters to get into it but once my brain had caught up with who was who wow I'm hooked, Michael& Lacy and their budding relationship. Angel's, demons and hybrids.
I'm lucky to have book 2 ready to read.
Anita Hargreaves
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Good read but hate abrupt endings. Character well thought through with Angels, Demons, Gods and Godesses and the odd human or two.
Joanne Ball
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my kind of read but I know the author and I really quite enjoyed style of writing. It was very good. Very clever.
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michael is different. He doesn't know what he is but he's fighting demons in an effort to find out.
Demons, angels, demon hunters, ghosts, this series has got them all.
Bobbi Wagner
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken by L.J. Sealey is a paranormal romance story. This story is about two people who have pasts that haunt them. This story is mystery, suspense and romance. This story will show you what happens when your past starts colliding with the present. The author has created characters that will pull you into a world between Earth and Hell. They will take you on a roller coaster ride of twists, turns and sitting on the edge of your seat action.

Michael Warden is a man who had everything he wanted in
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give Awaken (Divine Hunter series, book 1) by L.J. Sealey 4 stars.

Michael had it all. CEO of his own successful company, he was doing quite well. His biggest worry was the business conference coming up that he had to travel to. He had plenty of friends and acquaintances. His life was a little hollow maybe, but normal. He liked it like that. But all that was in the past.

He literally died and went to Hell. He is now back on Earth in a different body, with no recollection of how he died, how he e
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken (Divine Hunter Series Book 1)
by L.J. Sealey
**4 Stars**

Awaken keeps you guessing throughout the entire book. Sealey spends quite a bit of time introducing and developing characters, letting you get to know each one. The beginning of the book is slow but I promise you it's worth finishing!

Michael Warden has taken a temporary job as a college professor to investigate a string of suicides. Michael believes the suicides are something more than meets the eye! He has literally died and gone to
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awaken by L.J. Sealey wow what a book!! 4 stars! I really enjoyed this book; I could not put it down this book kept me wanting more! I can’t wait to read the next one! So I have to say I love the cover of this book perfect choice for a cover! In Awaken we meet Michael Warden who had a normal, slow boring life but he was successful and had anything he wanted. That was until it was taken away from him. The problem with that is well there is more than one problem but he doesn’t know how he died, wh ...more
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L.J. Sealey was born and raised in a little Welsh town by the sea. It rains a lot, so she often has a great excuse to sit at her writing desk and while away the hours at her laptop.

She still lives in N.Wales and when she's not travelling around the country working with her husband - who is a professional singer - or singing backup vocals herself in her husband's band, she likes to read and watch h

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