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Birthrights (The Awakening Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christine M. Butler , Jennifer Oliver
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Book Description

Book One of the Awakening Trilogy

In the middle of the night Caislyn Vadoma auto-sketches a scene in which her parents are kidnapped from the family bookstore. She awakens in the morning to find that her sketch, a rare glimpse into the future, has already become reality.

Jasmine DeLaney leaves her life behind when an abusive boyfriend puts her in the hospital. She becomes Jaxon, an art consultant in a new town, always looking over her shoulder for the danger she knows will catch up to her eventually.

As Caislyn scrambles for clues to her parents' whereabouts, she casts a spell that leads her to Jaxon. From the moment they meet, the girls are emmersed in a world of chaos and secrets. Finding out they are part of a very dangerous prophecy not only has them on the run, but discovering their own hidden pasts as well.

While trying to come to grips with who they are, how they fit into this prophecy, and where Caislyn's parents are the girls must also face the fact that the stalker vampire who appears to be helping them, may just be putting them in more danger.

The trilogy continues with murder, mayhem, sorrow, a corrupt brotherhood, and one hell of a secret/conspiracy that could change the world forever. Caislyn and Jaxon are the powers to either bring this secret into the light or protect it forever!


Editorial Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Storytelling!, June 14, 2011
By 
Jax (WA)"...From the moment I began reading, this book wove a spell around me and I found myself reading late into the night...Birthrights definitely has a place on your favorite book list!"
5.0 out of 5 stars Prarnormal fun!, June 6, 2011
By 
J. Paul (USA) 
"...an entertaining read which left me wanting more"
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthrights- WOW!!!!, June 4, 2011
By 
Patria Lynn Rowe "PatriaDunnRowe" (Louisa,Virginia)
"...I want more! More answers, more story, more Witches!"

From the Author

Revelations, the second book in The Awakening Trilogy, will be released Sept. 30, 2011. 
Birthrights is on sale for $.99 (org. price = $2.99) now through Sept. 30, 2011 as part of the pre-release celebration!

Product Details

  • File Size: 383 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615499600
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VNQZYM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,417 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prarnormal fun! June 6, 2011
By J. Paul
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In Birthrights you will find Vampires, Lycans, Werecreatures, Witches, Fae's and the like, co-existing in a parallel world to that of us mere human's.

In the beginning something goes terribly wrong (no spoilers here) and Caislyn sets out determined to find her missing parents. The family lawyer and others believe them dead, but Casilyn refuses to believe it. In her quest to find them she joins forces with Jax, a very strong individual who is just beginning to learn what she is fully capable of.

The two main characters in this story come across as being very relatable to the reader. As I read along, I found myself nodding my head as the character's mannerisms and quirks felt real. I know someone like that...

I also felt as though I was fighting and struggling right alongside the two main characters. Oh, and there's that troublesome, meddlesome vampire who... well I don't want to give anything away.

All in all, I found this book to be an entertaining read which left me wanting more.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthrights- WOW!!!! June 4, 2011
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Don't you hate when you get to the end of a book, and you are so into it, that you find yourself checking to make sure there are no more pages to read!? This is what happened to me at the end of Birthrights. The extreme detail, and the vivid description of each character and creature ranging from Feys to Lycans to Weres to Vamps, and last but certainly not least in this story -Witches-, left me feeling like that author is indeed a witch herself -living among us in our human world-. How else could she have written so specifically about the many different powers that each of the character had, their way of life and the story behind it? *Shaking my head in awe*

In my mind, I was living the story with the two main characters -Caislyn and Jaxon-. I laughed with them through their discoveries, and my heart went out to them at their human like need to search for answers to what had happened to the both of them that brought them to the point in the book. By the end, I found my self wishing that the second book in this trilogy was already out so that I keep on reading. I want more! More answers, more story, more Witches!

With so many books out here today focusing on the Vampire world, I was pleasantly surprised to see how the author -Christine Butler- incorporated `Vamps' in such a way that they played more of a background role throughout. I, personally have never fallen in love with a Witch story like I did this one, and it has really opened my mind to wanting to check out more book like this.

I can only imagine what Caislyn and Jaxon have waiting for them in book 2 of the Awakening trilogy, and I'm anxiously waiting for its release in September 2011!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Writing October 22, 2012
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I did not finish this book. When I realized I was 87% complete and still unable to follow the storyline because of the bad writing I gave it up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Story, Very Bad Writing March 14, 2013
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The story is unique and almost enough to make up for the horrendous errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. It's as if the author wrote it without even rereading it, much less editing it. High school English teachers would not give this writing a good grade. Also, the dialogue between the characters was frustrating at times, and left much to be desired.

That being said, I did really enjoy the characters and the story. It moved at a good pace, the story was interesting and exciting, and it was overall a good read.

I would NOT pay for these books again; wait until they are free, or the author does some serious editing.
It was really frustrating to read through something so rough, especially since I paid for it. The story would be so much better if you didn't have to work so hard to read it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining...but March 27, 2012
By Ronnie
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I rather enjoyed reading this instalment of the trilogy and will certainly consider reading the others. The plot is entertaining and is unmasked at a decent pace so you won't be snoozing. However, the book would be a great deal more palatable if it received serious editing; basic spelling and grammar throughout was poor, the dialogue sometimes went into decline where it became almost "tweenish", and there were occasional hiccoughs in the flow. (Had visions of the authors rushing to meet a deadline thus neglecting the finer points of writing). All in all though, it was an entertaining read if you can stomach the poor editing - hope the others are an improvement on this.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's a good thing I didn't pay for this... March 14, 2012
By Romana
Format:Kindle Edition
I cannot believe that I forced myself to finish reading this!!! The storyline was so under-developed and the dialogue was so "grade school" that I find it hard to believe that an adult wrote this. And when did it become customary to publish a book without editing it? I could hardly concentrate on what I was reading what with all the mental corrections I had to make to get through this. Trust me...even the "tweens" will have an issue with all the typos. I will most definitely NOT read another of Christine Butler's books until she hires an editor.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ummm... February 15, 2012
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So I got this book on my kindle because it was free....and I'll tell you what, It's a good thing it was free. From the bumpy mish mashed story line, to the incipient lead characters, weak dialogue and lack of development I will not be reading the next one. I'm frankly surprised this book has gotten 5 stars from other readers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great trilogy! Thank you for a great read!
Published 17 days ago by Robin Sullivan
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story, needs a good editor
This was an excellent story idea! A good editor would have taken this from an enjoyable book to an excellent read.
Published 1 month ago by Kathryn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great series.
Great series.. I just finished reading them all and I LOVED them. One thing I didn't like, was how fast it ended. But at least it was a GOOD ending. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Starrstylist
3.0 out of 5 stars Badly needs an editor
The story is interesting. There are many errors and sometimes it was hard to tell who was talking and where the conversation started and stopped.
Published 2 months ago by K. Callen
3.0 out of 5 stars Insanity in a book....lol
This one is really good, fast paced, keeps you guessing. There is so much going on so far that it can be hard to keep up. Jax is my favorite character so far and she is kick ass. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Interesting story line...don't like that the story just cuts off though....will purchase the next book soon. I hear the third one isn't so great though :(
Published 3 months ago by deb
3.0 out of 5 stars Could start better
The book started off weird. It could have been better introducing the girls. If you were not paying attention you would have been lost. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Fantasy
In my opinion it is right there by Mortal Instruments. It is full of twists. Though I would probably prefer to know what the importance of halfings or mixes and why they were not... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nicole Braden
4.0 out of 5 stars Vamps, were-creatures, witches, and fey, oh my!
I really enjoyed the plot to this story, and the friendship that occurs between the two main female characters. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Danielle Bonomo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
After reading this book, I thought it was a very interesting and different story idea. The only major problem I have with this book is that it really should have stayed with the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Book Addict
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More About the Author

Christine M. Butler was born into the life of a military brat in Dec. 1975. She has been a soldier, a prison guard, wife, mother, adult store manager, and an editorial assistant for a local newspaper. All of it has been fodder for her creative mind.

She currently resides in Greenville, NC with her children and their dog.

Christine currently has the following books available:
Birthrights (Book 1 of The Awakening Trilogy)
Revelations (Book 2 of The Awakening Trilogy)
Incarnations (Book 3 of The Awakening Trilogy)

*The Fade Wars Trilogy (the spin off for The Awakening Trilogy) will be available winter 2014.

Catch a Falling Star (Falling Star Series - Vol. 1)
*Replicas (Falling Star Series - Vol. 2) will be available winter 2014. Official release date is TBA soon!

Shadows of the Ancients (The Ancients - Vol. 1)
Falling into the White (The Ancients - Vol. 2)
Branches of the Willow (The Ancients - Vol. 3)
Bound by the Moon (The Ancients - Vol. 4) Will be available October 2014.

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Christine is also a book blogger. To check out her book reviews or to find out more about Christine or her books head on over to www.moonlitdreams.org

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