Awakening the Nightmare by Lanie Malone
Corinne owns a bar where all the employees are preternatural creatures. She herself is a preternatural, but none of the people who live around her know what she really is. They all live and work on the same building where they feel safe; because every one of them is hiding from something or someone.
When vampire Councilman Agostino is murdered, Nick is forced to run with his guards in order to protect the Councilman’s daughter. The vampires are in the middle of a civil war the only way to protect their freedom is by making sure that Councilman Agostino’s daughter take his place after his death, but because of this her life is also in danger. Fate and Nick’s father, lead him and his man to hide at Corinne’s place. Can they survive the dangers that come upon them? Can Nick’s feelings for Corinne survive after he discovers her dark secrets?
When I first saw the title of this book, I was expecting a horror book. I don’t get to read many horror stories, and this one had me really excite. If there was any horror in the book; I couldn’t find it. However what I did find were very interesting characters and a unique plot.
This was an enjoyable read. This book has a lot of interesting characters. They are very different from each other. They all come from a different kind of preternatural. They all have their own troubles. They all have their own story.
I like the plot. It was different. I’m a sucker for the happy endings, so I did like the happy ending. I like that it sort of kept me guessing. I wanted to know what Corinne really was. By the time the book revealed it, I kind of had an idea about it already.
In some parts the book felt like it was going too slow. There were parts were the details just felt a little too much. I also would have liked to get to know some of the characters better. Because the book was so focus on a number of characters; we didn’t get to see what was going on with some of the other characters that seemed important. By the last chapter we find out about a romance between two of the important characters and we never know why, where, or when did it happened. We just know it is happening.
Over all is a good book. I recommend it. It has a little bit of everything. It has werewolves, vampires, demons, fae, romance, fighting, and kidnapping.