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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.

In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention,
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Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published August 25th 2013 by Kellan Publishing
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Claire
Feb 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Review: Sunkissed by Carys Jones Publication Date: 23rd October 2013
 
Publisher: Kellan Publishing
 
ISBN: 978-1493567683
 
Source: Review copy received by author
 
Rating: 3/5
 
Synopsis:
Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life. In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn'
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Adria (Musings and Reviews)
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on I Smell Sheep.

Sunkissed begins in 1853 with a 17 year old Dawn Summers on her deathbed in . Her fiance Thomas Weeville is beside himself with grief. In his desperation, he goes to the town’s doctor, who strangely enough, only sees patients at night, no matter how serious the situation. When Dawn awakens to find herself changed forever, she begins a new journey that will put her at odds with her fiancé who was also changed. Fleeing Thomas, Dawn starts a new life and a century
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of vampire novels, dark reads, and well writtten entertainment
You can read this review and more on my blog:


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

Well, I finally did it! I read a vampire book!

Since I'm new to this entire sub genre, I'm going to be reviewing it from that point a view. I have nothing to compare it to other than a few television shows and movies, but Sunkissed wasn't what I was expecting. I thought that it was going to be a light read, but it was very dark and gritty at times. When our story begins, Dawn is
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Roland Nuñez
Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it
In the small village of Fandova, Dawn Summers lays dying. Her fiancé, Thomas Weeville, wrings his hands in desperation. Her mother resides in the comfort that her daughter will die soon and be free of the disease. However, that does not come to pass…

Spurred on by his love for Dawn, Thomas seeks a solution to save his ailing bride-to-be. His actions lead Dawn on the path of her destiny – which was set forth by her own father, a powerful and influential supernatural being who’s on the run after co
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Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
3 1/2 Stars.

Disclosure: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for a honest review.

The year is 1853 and 17-year-old Dawn Summers is dying from the common cold/flu. Although, this is nothing new as many people and Dawn’s two other siblings have died because there wasn't an accessible doctor or medicine around. But luckily or not so lucky Dr. Moralus the village recluse, a fairly new resident of Fandova is around this time, and Dawn’s Fiance Thomas is willing to brave the night to se
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Moonlight
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy, 3-stars
*Received from author in exchange for an honest review*
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The cover has a lot of fire themed colours, maybe symbolising the sun and the danger it can cause a vampire, whether they are able to withstand it or not.

In 1853, 17-year-old Dawn Summers is dying, with her mother unwilling to help her she must slowly die in pain and suffering. Until her fiancé, Thomas, sends for Dr. Moralus... who only awakens and comes to help the weak in the hours of night, no matter how desperate someone gets during t
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Kelly


This novel was a mash-up of Twilight, Dracula and the Blade movies.

The vampires have similar traits to the Twilight wimps, but are as cold and vicious as Dracula, and form societies who live within large cities run with the help of Familiars under the noses of the humans like Blade.

I'm of Dracula. Yes, the whole vampire thing is part of it, but I think the build up to the realization from the characters of what Dr. Moralus is might really be what reminds me of the classic. For sure, it isn't w
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Amanda
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is set in a place called Fandova and the date is 1853. A young girl called Dawn is seriously ill and is in fact on her death bed, where she is having visions of her late father. Dawn’s mother refuses to send for medical help as the only medical practitioner in Fandova is the slightly shadowy Dr. Moralus, who has a thing for blood letting and who also has some secrets of his own. However, Dawn’s boyfriend, Thomas Weeville insists that the doctor be called as Thomas wants Dawn to live wh ...more
Ruth B
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, vampires
What if the person you love would be dying? How far would you go to save your loved one? These are the types of questions Thomas has to face when his fiancée is suffering and in the verge of death. A mysterious and dark doctor seems the only hope to save her and he runs to his aids against Dawn’s mother warnings. A single choice will change the lives of Thom and Dawn forever.

As you can imagine for the cover and the blurb this book is about the blood-suckers some of us love. Carys presents us wi
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Sandra
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. This is a story about vampires, which is obvious from quite early on so I’m not really giving anything away in mentioning that. Although I’ve watched Interview with a Vampire and the excellent Being Human (UK) I’ve never read a vampire story so this was a definite leap into the unknown for me. It gets off to a slow start but a lot of that is scene and character setting so it is necessary but once the actual vampire part starts properly the feel and pace of the story changes. Dawn is a ...more
Becca  ☾☁︎⋆ (PrettyLittleMemoirs.com)
Immediately, I took a shining to Sunkissed. Carys seemed to write so effortlessly of the past; 1853, to the point where the imagery of the characters and scenes of the plot seemed to spring to life inside my mind, which is quite rare for me when I'm reading. In Fandova, there's only solution for getting any sort of medical attention, which is from Dr. Moralus. It's from here that I was quite intrigued by the different ways of Vampires coming about and being introduced into the plot, instead of t ...more
Becca  ☾☁︎⋆ (PrettyLittleMemoirs.com)
Immediately, I took a shining to Sunkissed. Carys seemed to write so effortlessly of the past; 1853, to the point where the imagery of the characters and scenes of the plot seemed to spring to life inside my mind, which is quite rare for me when I'm reading. In Fandova, there's only solution for getting any sort of medical attention, which is from Dr. Moralus. It's from here that I was quite intrigued by the different ways of Vampires coming about and being introduced into the plot, instead of t ...more
Katie
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you have to fight for the things that matter most.

An exciting adventure that you won't be able to put down! The story had me riveted from the very beginning with the beautiful imagery and charismatic characters. There was always a bit of mystery shrouding the characters in the beginning and I had a great time figuring everyone out. The mystery and action were well done and had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation of the next turn of the page.

Dawn is a strong and courageous girl wh
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~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
My Review
2 Roses

I wanted to like this one, I really did. The premise sounds interesting, and it does have promise. I just...couldn't.

I don't know exactly what it is about this book, but it gives me the feeling of "blech" and makes me want to stick out my tongue. It may be the fact it's cliche and not terribly original. It could be the fact it seems way too dramatic for the story given. It could be the incredibly annoying set of male characters. Whatever it is though, I just didn't like it all that much.

It would
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Cecilia (rather barefoot than bookless)
I liked this book, it was a nice read. Part of the story is set in the 1850\s and part of it is set in present day. This is a romance but it's more about running and hiding.

The story is mainly about dawn and her escape from the man she once intended to marry. But there is also a mystery around her that she herself is mystified by. She is something unheard of and because of it she is hunted and wanted. She spends all her Life running and hiding, both from her ex fiancé and from the vampire's in
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Debbie
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sunkissed by Carys Jones

Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.

In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.

Whatever
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Kate’s Book Spot
I read this book as part of the blog tour.

How far would you go to save the one you love? This was the question that entered my mind not long after I started Sunkissed. I also couldn’t help but notice the mysterious atmosphere, it felt dark without me being able to establish exactly why it felt that way.

Dawn and Thomas were a curious couple who became caught up in something sinister. I was particularly interested to see where it would lead them as they both seemed to have a very different view on
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Alison
Jan 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a genre of book that I am experimenting with, it’s safe to say that vampires are usually only my sort of ‘thing’ on TV but I have begun to feel as though I may be missing something by actively avoiding any books. The cover of Sunkissed is gorgeous & was enough to tempt me to dip my toe in the water so to speak.

We meet Dawn a young girl who is dying & her fiancé Thomas urges the rather creepy Dr. Moralus to do whatever it takes to keep her alive. We move between the 1850’s & t
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Readgig
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is obviously about Vampires. I must say I enjoyed this book I read it in a couple of days. I found it an interesting and enjoyable read. This is a story about Dawn’s battle to retain her humanity and Thomas decision not to bother with it. It leaves things enough up in the air to allow for a sequel or more to continue the story about Dawn, Ryan, Thomas & Dr Moralus. I would be interested in reading any sequel that is written. Sunkissed is a well thought out book, with a good plot an ...more
Misty
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely loved this book. I was interesting and kept my attention. I know if I will love a book within the first chapter. And I loved this one. It starts with Dawn Summers on her death bed and her beloved Thomas trying anything he can save to her life. But then there are so many twists and turns, that in the end... Thomas is the one trying to take her life.

The book was well written and a joy to read. I loved the character of Dawn. She was a compassionate, loving, smart and strong young woman
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Laurie
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it
I received this book to review and since Vampires are not my schtick was hoping I could provide a fair review for the author. The story opens up with Thomas, a distressed fiance poised at the deathbed of his beloved Dawn. The year is 1853 and the only Doctor in town is feared instead of revered. As the young woman's family prepares for her death, Thomas refuses to give up and seeks the aid of the mysterious Doctor. From here the story twists and eventually fast forward to present day.

Without giv
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melissa
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can not put this book down

I read everyday and slot of the time a book will start to get boring in the middle. This book however kept me up til 3am . I could not put it down. It was a perfect mix of love and paranormal. It was not too over the top on paranormal or love . I would let and child read it or recommended to my adult friends. Very well done
Kami
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Dawn is dying in 1853 and a mysterious doctor, who is allergic to sunlight and possesses a cure that involve bloodletting is asked to save her. Before you can say “vampire”, Dawn is feeling much better. This is a well-written, fast paced story with sympathetic, interesting characters. 3 stars.

"Review by *Kami Bryant* of www.FaeBooks.co.uk"
Linda Thomas stephens
Great Read!!

Loved the storyline on this book. The characters were fantastic ... can't wait for the second book ... hope it will keep me wanting to finish the book a n d not put down until completed. I would recommend this book to all my reading circle.
Berls
Jun 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
I just couldn't get into this one. I kept trying - there was definitely a foundation. My problem was that I was 40% in and still felt like I was at the foundation. Had to give up, but may try again someday.
K Y L A
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS. Review coming soon. Stay tuned!
Jackie Hamlin
Average vampire love story with a slight twist. Quite a few spelling and grammar mistakes which was annoying. Readable but not memorable - sorry.
Janyne
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamps
One and a half stars. Not that compelling of a story, did not hold my interest, did not have any kind of conclusion.
Kristin Scearce
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come!
Subhajit Das
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Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader's imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband and her adored canine companion, Rollo.

When she's not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.

She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite autho
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“People here say that there is something strange, but only about Dawn. The other girls, they are normal, polite young women. They all look alike, like tiny replicas of their Ma. But Dawn, she looks nothing like them and she acts nothing like them.” 1 likes
“Do you even realize what you have done?’ as Dawn spoke her voice cracked slightly. She wished she could cry and release herself from some of the sadness building up inside her. But her tears never came.” 1 likes
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