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Mary Abshire
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The Awakening

(Project Eve #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Project Eve, #1 She's the only one of her kind. And she doesn't even know her name.

Two investigators-one human, one vampire-find a young woman among a mass of dead bodies. She has no memories, and nothing but her clothes, two receipts, and a mysterious dagger carved with the initials 'SB'.

As she seeks her identity, SB realizes she's unlike any other creature in the world,
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 17th 2008 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Amy Burgess
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Awakening is a mystery featuring vampires, demons and shape shifters. Every page reveals something new about the protagonist who has lost her memories. She doesn't know her own name or where she came from or what she is.

I loved the premise of this book. What a wonderful way to explore who you really are if you can't remember anything about yourself. The protagonist, who goes by Stephanie -- a name given to her by a new friend -- knows nothing about herself except that she is not an evil kil
H.K. Savage
May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this one when Mary was doing a signing at RT in Chicago. There had been good buzz and I remembered the name as I passed by her table. What a genuinely nice person; I liked her right off the bat. Not that her book needed it, but it definitely made me more eager to check it out.
We open with our heroine waking up at a crime scene. She's the only survivor of what appears to be a massacre of supernatural creatures. Oh, and her memory is gone. Completely wiped. Two men are there, not sure wh
Leigh Savage
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She's the only one of her kind. And she doesn’t even know her name.

Two investigators--one human, one vampire--find a young woman among a mass of dead bodies. She has no memories, and nothing but her clothes, two receipts, and a mysterious dagger carved with the initials ‘SB’.

As she seeks her identity, SB realizes she's unlike any other creature in the world, making her the most valuable person on the planet. And the most wanted.

I loved this book my only issue was that I didn't want it to end no
Annette  Dahl "Old Vicarious Reader"
Loved this story. Review will be on The Project Eve Series, Book Two, The Quest.
Sherry Fundin
My first thought when the cute man woke me was good, I have my clothes on. But where am I? When he asked my name, I couldn't remember.

Boss suggested I go with them to talk, my instinct said I could trust them. We walked through the dead bodies - burned, torn limb from limb, missing heads. Boss told Jonas to burn them all. But what about notifying their families of their death? He told me they already knew, but I didn't understand what he meant. When Jonas asked when I had last fed, I looked at h
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Imagine awakening surrounded by dead, burning bodies and two strange men. Now imagine having ZERO CLUE as to who you are or how you ended up there. What a thrill ride. Within minutes of waking up "Stephanie " learns she has no memory, is surrounded bydeath, and oh yes... her two mysterious heroes claim she's a VAMPIRE?!?! Holy Hannah... Vampires are real?! Check that.... She also learns so are demons, werewolves, gargoyles, angels and more... What the heck is going on and why can't she reme ...more
*I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book*

I loved this book. There are all kinds of supernatural creatures. The MC is an interesting one herself but I will not spill the beans. You will need to read the book to find out. The whole book is one huge mystery. One event raises questions and each question answered adds more questions. The book left off leaving room for a sequel and I have every intention of reading book 2 as soon as I can. I am curious and want to find some answers to the questions
Ola Adamska
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2016
This is my first book from Mary and for sure not the last one!

This book start with the eathquacke, than slow down a little and finally speed up again. I loved the idea of losing memories or so, it was really well written - i felt bad about it thought whole book.
All characters have good and bad side, althought there are some that emphesize only one part of it.
The concept of płot was new for me - nd that not happen very often.

I recommend it to people who like: PNR, Urban fantasy, kick-ass women, a
Kristen Lewendon
All the twists and turns a demon lawyer could craft. There are so many layers and levels in here, it's easy to immerse yourself in the story. All of the characters are interesting with unique skills and vulnerabilities. If friends are the family you chose, I love the "family" at the heart of this story. I'm captivated by the puzzle now and can't wait to read the next book to find out more.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
Carole Klimesch
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Story

If u like stories that feature others such as angels, demons, werewolves, etc. and a mystery then u have found your next book. The book starts with our heroine being aware she doesn’t know who she is and that there are 30 dead werewolfs from several packs in the pit burning. What follows is her journey to discover who and what she is.
Chrissie Ware
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A real page turner!

The Awakening caught my attention and held it from page one! The characters are interesting and a delight to get to know. I can't wait to see read more about Boss and his story. Finding out what happens next in The Quest will be fun!!
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
The Awakening by Mary Abshire is the first book in the Project Eve series. It starts with a very attention getting scene: a young woman in found at a dump near Indianapolis, surrounded by representatives from every race of paranormals. There's only one problem. They are all dead, and the young woman can't remember even her name, not to mention what happened at the dump. The only thing that is clear is that something important is going on. The young woman is taken in by Boss, one of the oldest va ...more
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kindle free via author for honest review

WOW! This book was absolutely amazing! I loved the way Boss and Jonas rescued and took in SB when they had no idea who she was, where she came from, or how she was the only survivor in a pile of dead bodies AND to top it all off...she had no idea either. The only way she had any clue to her real identity is from the dagger that was in her boot and some receipts that were in her pockets. As they try to find out who she is, they learn some odd things about h
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Imagine being awakened by a stranger and realizing that you have no knowledge of who you are or why you are lying in a dump surrounded by dead bodies. Then imagine you find out that you are a half breed and the people around you are vampires, shifters, demons, angels and human. That’s what happened to our main character, who could not recall anything that had happened to her in the last few days. Boss, the vampire who found her and wo
Laurie: Almost Faemous
Originally posted on my blog Urban Fantasy Review

I received a copy of The Awakening from the Basically Books group on Goodreads so thanks to the author and the mods for making this available. The heroine is woken up by two strangers as she lay in the dump, she has no idea who she is, or anything about herself other than a couple receipts and a knife with the initials SB. She is also surrounded by 30 dead bodies of vamps, weres, demons and the only thing she knows for sure is that she is not a m
Julia Handley
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What the hell???

Imagine waking up with 3o dead bodies around you, not only that but you don't remember what happened or who you are. Oh man I  would personally freak out and not trust anyone. SB though, she seems to be able to judge people still. So when Boss a vampire and Jonas his donor and friend find her and offer to help. With them comes Tabby a shifter and happy woman who takes to SB straight away. These three have such a close family thing going on, even  Boss who can be harsh at times. S
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vampires, demons, shifters and angels, Oh My! Not to mention yummy. The world that Mary Abshire has created in The Awakening is complex and rich. Abshire's world includes a sophisticated hierarchy, including clans and a council. This whole supernatural society exists right along side, but not so visible with the human world. This world is well thought out and well executed.

You know you are having a bad day when you wake up in a dump. It gets worse when you realize you don't have any memories and
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story and characters. I loved it!
Fawn Michaels
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily agreed to read this book for my honest review and I loved it! Add a little mystery, a half breed, vampires and many others and what do you get? A kick ass book, that's what! I love Mary Abshire's work its amazing! This book is amazing, following a half breed trying to find out her identity and past with the help of friends. It leads to a bunch of different creatures and a lot of corruption! I can't wait to read and see how this story unfolds! Another great book!
Alexia Chantel
A girl with amnesia and some surprising abilities finds allies in unlikely places. And just in time, she is going to need them.

The Awakening has a great plot line. A one of a kind girl survives a mass killing but has no memories. You are taken along for the ride as she tries to navigate the different breeds of supernatural beings, only to keep discovering she has something in common with nearly all of them.

The characters are well written. Boss, the protector vampire who you will suspect has man
❤ Jane ❤
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was intrigued about the synopsis of this novel. She didn’t know her name and only owns to receipt and a dagger with the initials 'SB'. I wasn’t into this book very much though. It was interesting and fairly good. I liked it but it wasn’t amazing. I liked that she was half human, vampire, demon and angel. It was intriguing. I was looking forward to what would happen. I didn’t like the other side of Shelley. She barely knew Boss but they did it anyway and she would like to do it with Jackson. Sh ...more
Kathy Bushrow
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waking among 30 dead bodies was traumatic enough for the main character ‘SB’; discovering what she was over and over again was... actually awesome as time went on. One feature I liked was the family like feeling among SB and the characters who found/helped her: Boss, Jonas and Tabby. The storyline in this book is very strong. I was very pleasantly surprised to find the intriguing aspects of the story woven together so well. I love the multiple paranormal creatures that exist in this story as wel ...more
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was seriously good, it had all my favourites in it; werewolves, vampires, demons and angels! I had
some major love for this book. it had me clinging on to the very end, questions swirling round in my head which by the end were half answered and half still remaining. It's like she gives you some answers so you don't get to crazy waiting for the next book but she leaves some unanswered to get you to read the next book. It's genius. I loved the way this story was crafted and led. I love her lit
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2013
I would like to thank the author for giving me this book for an honest review. The story is great and keeps you guessing at what is to come. I really like SB, she awakened in the mist of dead bodies, with no idea who she is and only has two receipts on her and a wicked dagger with the initials SB. I find the character very interesting and Boss and Jonas are investigating what happened and in the process hopefully find out who SB is and if she was involved in the deaths or not. I am looking forwa ...more
4.5 Close to perfection for me. I absolutely love the fact that it involves several paranormal genres. It is told from the leads point of view, and well done. Angels, Demons, Werewolf, Vampire, half breeds, Gargoyles and for me....the best is suspense with mystery thrown in. Little tidbits were dropped through out. There was resolution for the main plot in the story.i.e. what is her name? Leaving you wanting more. Thank you Mary Abshire for the opportunity to read and review this book. Time for ...more
The story sounds intriguing but after reading the first couple of chapters in the sample, i felt the writing was very amateurish and although i can sometimes overlook this, it kept interupting my enjoyment of the story as instead of getting lost in it, i was coming 'out' of it every time i noticed something annoying...

I MAY decide to read this in future but i would need to be in the right mood.
Jessica eldridge
After SB wakes up with no memory of who or what she is she sets out to find her missing memories with the help of two investigators. I enjoyed the mystery in this story and can't wait to discover more about SB in the next book. The author does a great job of keeping you guessing and wrapped up in the story.
Becky Baldridge
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written and such an interesting story. The Awakening is different from anything I've read in the paranormal genre and I enjoyed every bit of it. I was drawn in from the beginning and couldn't put it down. I don't want to give spoilers, so I'll just say that I can't wait to see what happens in book 2!
Traci Wallace
A little rough, and I think I would have enjoyed this more if the story wasn't all over the place. The concept, and what I think the writer was trying to do seemed intresting enough. Ended very abruptly, so there will be more with these characters and this world. Depending on the price and premise of next book, I may or may not read.
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Well written, not overly dramatic or unrealistic yet still dealing with unrealistic characters. I liked it. Can't wait to find out what happens next.
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Mary is a USA Today Bestselling Author living in Indiana. Outside of her regular job, she's a world creator, romance producer, and mystery constructor. Simply put – she writes sensual paranormal romance and urban fantasy with mystery and suspense. She loves to create riveting stories with with vampires, demons, werewolves, angels, and other supernatural creatures. If you’re looking for an adventur ...more

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