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Embrace The Dawning

(The Covenant Series #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Kayci Pierce’s life has been a facade, an identity to remain hidden from vampires and sorceresses alike, too powerful for them to let her live. Until a relationship with a vampire hunter brings her as much passion as it does danger. With a vampire revolution forming and an undeniable attraction she can’t suppress, she must risk it all and work with the hunter to survive su ...more
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Published April 19th 2016
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Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
You can never get tired of vampire stories. It's another one of amazing paranormal books that I love reading. What amazes me about these novels is the fact that each author brings something new to the table. Seriously, it's just brilliant. In this book Kayci is something new, she is different, not entirely human but also not the creature of the night. So who or what is she?
Kayci's life changes forever when she is attached by a rogue vampire and then saved by a vampire hunter. Soon she learning a
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book of Betty Shreffler's that I have read. And while it took me a little bit to get into it, once I did I was hooked. Danger, drama, intrigue, this book has it all. Plus the characters are HOT together! Loved it and am looking forward to the next book ...more
Frances Clary
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Adrian comes across a woman in distress, she is being attacked by a fledgling vampire. He rushes in to save her and to dispatch the rogue vampire. That's his job, he's a vampire hunter for the Covenant, keeping the vampire world secret from the humans.
Kayci was out for a run when she was attacked, she thought vampires were just make believe. Her life will forever be changed after this attack. Kayci has always had some strange abilities, she is faster and stronger than most people and she heals v
Mackenzie  Raye
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author. Kayci didn’t know about her past; even though, she knew things were different about her. It wasn’t until seeing a witch she found out about her bloodline. While it took me awhile to get into this book, I found it interesting when I learned Adrian met his match. How can you not fall in love with the one who saved your life? I am looking forward to reading books two and three.
Great paranormal suspense with a new journey into the life of Kayci. A recommended
Robin Morgan
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-own-books
What would you do if for some reason you’ve always felt different than everyone around you? You’ve always had greater endurance when it came to running than any other student at your school. You were stronger than many of the boys even though you’ve never lifted any weights. And if you ever got injured you were back to normal, all healed, faster than anyone else. One thing you knew was certain, you weren’t a Supergirl; strange visitor from outer space with powers far greater than anyone else. So ...more
Megan Crisp
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Should I try this PNR?

I for one, do not prefer PNR, I can count on one hand how many PNR I've read, liked and would read more PNR from the author... well Betty has made her way onto my list.
This book is seriously unputdownable!!! Five stars and a few words cannot express how good this book is.
Kayci always felt different, growing up when she was hurt she seemed to heal unbelievably quick. She was adopted yet had no info on her birth parents, that is until she meets Adrian who turns her world upsi
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Betty Shreffler - Embrace The Dawning

I am totally blown away, THANK YOU! WOW! Embrace The Dawning is a must read for any Fantasy or Betty Shreffler reader.

This book has captivated me from page 1 right through to the very last word! Its characters are intense, believable, they were mystical and magical and sparked my imagination to places unknown. My imagination was drawn in, so far at times I too felt I was a part within the pages.

I immensely enjoyed this book, so far that it was an immediate ne
Jan 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Kayci Pierce’s life has been a facade, an identity to remain hidden from vampires and sorceresses alike, too powerful for them to let her live. Until a relationship with a vampire hunter brings her as much passion as it does danger. With a vampire revolution forming and an undeniable attraction she can’t suppress, she must risk it all and work with the hunter to survive surrounding threats.

Tested by love, loyalty, and those who are set on betraying her
Tania Gray
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great start to what is I think going to be a fantastic series. It started a little bit slow but it picks up and the story flows really well, we get introduced to all the main players and their backgrounds. By the end I didn't want to put it down and now I can't wait to dive into the next one ...more
Joann Herley
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Embrace The Dawning is the first book I have read by this author and it won't be the last. The storyline was full of drama, suspense, twists that made your jaw drop, intrigue, magic, and plenty of steam. Ms. Shreffler filled this story with strong and unique characters while building great chemistry between them. The story was captivating and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. ...more
Kathryn Vargo
An amazing introduction to Betty Shreffler and her characters. The story flows gracefully from scene to scene and Betty's descriptive skill is awe-inspiring. You can truly picture in your mind what is happening in the book. I loved the story and the supernatural elements are all explained expertly (because most supernatural 'worlds' do not occur from/with the same circumstances). Anyways, recommend for anyone that loves reading supernatural romance with lots of drama thrown in! Awesome awesome a ...more
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the first book of the series

Great story. Plenty of action to keep you on the end of your seat. Love the romance stirring between the two main characters. The covenant is changing. Betrayal is in the air. Who will survive and how will this affect the rest of the different species.
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great paranormal romance!

I finally found a vampire book I can wholeheartedly recommend! I can't say that I read too many of them, as the first few left me less than satisfied. After hearing that this series has witches, vampires, and werewolves, I was curious but cautious. Thankfully, this first book has put many of my fears to rest.

This story focuses on Kayci and Adrian. Adrian is an old vampire who becomes interested in Kayci from afar, which eventually leads to them meeting. From that momen
Debbie Krouse
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Debbie by: WAS gifted to me
This my first book by Betty Shreffler. I love vampires and all that goes with the. Betty puts a new spin on this for me, as Kayci is not a full vampire and half something else keep me interested as how it would play out. Kayci attacked by a rouge vampire and saved by a vampire hunter. Bring in all the other elements that are all Kayci. Father,Mother were are they? Aunt that will help her by way of the covenant. So glad I read this book looking forward to the rest of her books.
Spunky N Sassy
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.5

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Kayci Pierce has always been different and she has to hide most of her abilities because most people would not understand of accept her differences. She has never felt like she belonged until she is rescued by Adrian Spade from a creature that shouldn't exist outside of a Hollywood movie. This starts an unsuspecting Kayci into a future she destined to be part of. Adrian intrigues her and there's this pull whenever he is near her.
Sassy Southern
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow, forget what you know about vampires because this series is nothing like any others I have read! This series must be read in order because each book builds off and continues where the last one left off.
In this first book we meet Kayci. She is a girl with some abilities that are definitely different than your average person but unaware that her world is about to be completely turned upside down. When she meets Adrian she finds out that not only do vampires exist, but that she is partially one
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I GIVE THIS BOOK A 4.5 star out of 5

Embracing the dawn is the first book in the series and follow kayci a young woman who is special but doesn't realize how special she is yet . On an evening run she is attacked and brutally attacked. I swoops and saves her . Adrian is a vampire who hunts rogue vampires and spends most of his time alone. When he saves her he knows there is something different about her and become her protector as they find out what and who she truly is .

I really liked the ch
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Embrace The Dawning is a paranormal Romance Novel that starts with Kayci being attacked by a rogue vampire and Adrian (Another vampire) saving her. Throughout the story she discovers who she really is and begins her journey into a new world that she never knew existed. There is such a thing as fate and destiny. This novel pulls that in right from the beginning.

Embracing The Dawning is the Book 1 in The Covenant Series. It's the first book I've read by Betty Shreffler and was very much impressed
Michelle Austin
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Embrace The Dawning was a great 5 star read.
It has been awhile since I have read paranormal, this was a great read to bring me back into the genre.

This is Kayci’s story that starts when she is attacked by a vampire while jogging and witnesses another vampire, Adrian fighting off her attacker.
Adrian is a vampire hunter for the covenant. This is not the first time Adrian has seen Kayci, he seen her at a local bar and became very curious and felt a connect
Shy Gawerecki
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts on Embrace The Dawning

This is the first book of the series but it managed to grab my attention and hold it right away. Kayci and Adrian's relationship is full of steam, revelations of old secrets, and discovery of who and what she really is. Adrian's protective nature makes it hard not to love him. Watching Kayci uncover new things about herself as the story progressed was highly entertaining and kept me wondering what would come next. This was a great kick off of the series and I c
Corrine Pickering
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Embrace The Dawning (The Covenant Series 1) by Author Betty Shreffler

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This book captured and transported me right into Kayci's changing world from the very beginning right upto the end.

Kayci knows she is different, she doesn't know why until she is attacked and saved in the same night, then everything starts slowly unfolding and her world completely changes. Can she accept and embrace her findings and stay safe at the same time ?

I seriously love a good paranormal read and
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a slow burn for me. After the slow beginning while everything is set up, the story takes off rather nicely with danger and intrigue, lost family recovered, betrayal and utter chaos. Add in the fact there are witches, vamps and weres what more can a reader ask for. The story gets better although there is a lot of repetitive parts it isn't too overdone. I do love the unique development of Kayci and her background. Lots of unique lines to follow and more to come. This author and her twist ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Embrace the Dawning is the first book in The Covenant Series. We meet Kayci, a twenty-seven-year-old personal trainer, who has hidden the fact that she is faster, stronger, and heals quicker than 'normal' people, her whole life. Her life takes a turn for the crazy when she is attacked one evening as she runs through the woods. Luckily for her, she is saved by someone else. This event opens the door to a world she never knew existed, a world far more dangerous than she realised.

This is a very wel
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book to. I can’t wait to read the second on the series. I love the chemistry tht they have.
Fiction  Vixens Blog
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Embrace The Dawning is the first book in (The Covenant Series ) by Betty Shreffler ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. Ms Shreffler has given us a great paranormal romance that's so much more then a vampire story. I found that Ms Shreffler's writing style kept me so enthralled throughout this whole story. This story starts out with Kayci beginning attacked by a vampire who's gone rogue and another vampire known as Adrian saves her. Throughout this story Kayci discovers wh ...more
Books 2 Blog
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Do you believe in destiny? Fate? Well in this story you certainly will become a believer. Kayci has grown up knowing she is definitely different. She was orphaned and raised thinking she has a sun allergy. Her best friend Elise has been her rock and confidant. As with all destiny a turn of events leads her to Adrian vampire /vampire hunter. They are immediately drawn to one another and can't keep their distance. Once he is in her life she learns things about herself that she didn't know existed. ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I honestly had a hard time getting into this book and within the first chapter almost stopped reading it, we get a lot of background information right in the first few chapters that makes it hard to really feel connected to the characters and the story. Obviously, I kept on reading and I am so glad that I did! The characters are developed and they all seem to have a purpose within the world, not just a forgettable background character. Kayci is strong and can take care of herself but she isn't f ...more
Victoria B
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This a great paranormal book with vampires, and witches. The main female character Kayci is a strong, independent woman who is kind and caring. The main male character Adrien is a powerful, and protective vampire. The chemistry between to these two is undeniable. All the characters, main and secondary, are all well written and believable. There is plenty of action and suspense with a little comic relief here and there. The book flows easily and naturally. This is a great read and I would recomme ...more
Linda Romer
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Embrace the dawning by Betty Shreffler

I thought Embrace the dawning was a fantastic read. I enjoy reading Paranormal and Vampire novels and this one was great! Embrace the dawning has an interesting, exciting and romantic plot. The story was awesome and the characters were fun, wicked and entertaining. I loved the ending, dramatic and memorable. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 Cruel Temptations.

I give Embrace the dawning 5 stars for it's captivating plot and memorable characters.
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Betty Shreffler is a USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. If she’s not writing or doing book ev ...more

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