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Dark Awakening (Crimson City) [Kindle Edition]

Patti O'Shea
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is a novella that was originally published in 2007 as part of the Shards of Crimson anthology.

Kimi Noguchi is working as an intern for an advertising agency in Crimson City and she's discovered that she's a kijo or witch. She thinks having talent is cool, but her magic attracts the attention of a power-hungry Bak-Faru demon and she's forced to call on another demon, Nicodemus, for help.

Nic made a promise to stay away from Kimi for her own good, but now that she's summoned him, all bets are off. She's his vishtau mate, a bond held in reverence by all demons, and he's not about to let this opportunity pass him by. Nic plans to protect, woo and win his woman.

Product Details

  • File Size: 173 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HY667O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #332,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced, Sexy, Good Read! February 24, 2012
By Nina
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Dark Awakening by Patti O' Shea was an enjoyable read. Kimi is a rare kijo or a witch. Due to the power that she possesses, she has become the target of a power-hungry Bak-Faru demon, the most powerful of all the demons. Having no choice, she summons Nic (who is also a demon) to protect and help her fight Bak-Faru. From there Nic has no choice, but to protect and save Kimi before it's too late.

Dark Awakening was entertaining & engaging story. Author Patti O' Shea created in depth characters with Kimi and Nic as well as a good plot and storyline. Their sizzling relationship was also well developed. This story was fast-paced and had me clicking the pages away. Just a reminder, this is not a full length book; it is a novella. Kindle length is 1339. Despite its length, the author executed the story nicely with her talent of writing. The story flowed smoothly and left me satisfied overall. Therefore, I highly recommend this for those looking for a sexy paranormal romance to fill in their time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it is a lovely awakening May 4, 2012
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Dark Awakening

By Patti O'Shea

Kimi Noguchi is a young Japanese woman who just found out that she was also a majo, a witch. She is interning at a Los Angeles advertising firm. The first thing that struck her when she started was that it was all woman; then she found out that they were all majo, and that she was one too. Now she is in training. Getting very board with the fact that all she is learning is ethics, rules, and consequences, but no actual magic usage yet. On top of all this, the man of her dreams, a demon named Nicodemus, didn't seem to want anything to do with her. A Dark One, a Bak-Faru, comes after her. With her cousin on her honeymoon halfway around the world she has no hope but to call on Nicodemus.

Nic, or Nicodemus, is desperately in love with Kimi, knows she is his vishtau-mate, but his half-sister - Kimi's cousin - has warned him off Kimi until she is older. Kimi after all, is just human as far as the two of them know, and Nic doesn't have a lot of experience being careful with fragile human woman. Knowing that Kimi is his vishtau-mate, and the fact that Kimi is actively seeking his company, makes it hard on Nic's control as their bond is trying to form, so he is trying to avoid her. When he is in San Francisco one night finishing up a drink trying not to think of Kimi, he suddenly finds himself in her front room, having been summoned. He finds out she is being attacked by the Bak-Faru, so puts himself in front of her.

Kimi learns a lot about love, men, the varying types of demons and the vishtau-mating during this book. It is a fun ride we take with these two through Crimson City. I really enjoyed Ms. O'Shea's writing style and the way she weaves humor in with the tense situations. I look forward to reading more by this wonderful author. I give the book five stars. If you like witches, demons, and other assorted beings of the night, this book is a great addition to your library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! April 15, 2012
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Great reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Short, sweet and romantic and sexy in a way we all like (easy to imagine ourselves in that position) this book is worth the effort. Patti makes paranormal romance such a happy experience especially when your life is complicated and not in a good way. This book allows you to escape into a world that is easy to believe for that short period of time you allow yourself to indulge in the magic of reading. Love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, quick read with lots of sexy tension. March 25, 2012
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Ah, what a well told short story! I didn't feel like I was missing information or that I needed to hear more (although I would like to ;)!).

The characters are interesting enough and the plot is decent. The climax is a bit too short (happens very suddenly) but it is a novella. The only downfall that I can see is Kimi's mention of her virginity on more than one occasion, yet neither Kimi nor Nic mention it again. Oh well...

Good, quick read with lots of sexy tension.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent parnormal romance April 15, 2012
By Talli
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Excellent read. From start to end - enough action and sexual spark to keep reader interested and asking for more. Thank you!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Massive let down April 17, 2012
By Avid X
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The premise was good, the writing mediocre, and the results not at all what I was hoping for. Patti O'Shea was all over the map with her heroine, Kimi. Kimi is a witch, but at first she doesn't know she is, except that her family tells her that she is, and she works at an agency that is filled with magic-wielding women AND she's called kijo, which is Japanese for witch...but she still doesn't know. Fine, whatever. She maintains that she doesn't know until she runs into this villainous demon, Augustin (which I just can't take seriously, not only because of the name, but because he doesn't do anything more sinister than sneer--well, so did Snidely Whiplash, and he made for a much better villain in my humble opinion), does she suddenly know how to make her magic work. At least enough to get away. She runs to an old wanna-be flame for help (God save me from heroes named Nicodemus--he'll always be the wizardly old rat from the Rats of N.I.M.H. to me) who believes she's his mate and wants her so badly that he spends 3 or so years having nothing to do with her (God save me from the must-have 200-page misunderstanding for no reason whatsoever, too) on the premise that in another 5 or 10 years she'll be old enough (25 or 30) to safely have sex with him (which should also give him time to develop self-restraint, which in all the time he's been screwing women, he's never before realized has been an issue), but which in the meantime is going to make her think he dislikes her (God save me from the obligatory emotional does he or doesn't he like me, you know what, God save me from this book! I want the two hours I spent reading it back!).

Take a good hard look at how I've written this review, because this is how the story reads.
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