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Sunday, 7 June 2015

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Alpha Awakened (Dormant Desires #1) Payne Hawthorne

Book Title: Alpha Awakened, Dormant Desires #1
Author: Payne Hawthorne
Filed on: Werewolves, Over 18
Page Length/Listening Time: 96 pages/3hours 29minutes
Current Cost (22/05/2015): £0.99/$1.54 Audio £16.62/$17.19

What The Blurb Says:

***The chances of Jacob and Allison ever meeting are against all odds. Jacob is a billionaire philanthropist from Scotland and Allison is a horse trainer from northern California. One transatlantic flight later and their shared destines are now entangled in unimaginable ways. A new ferocious passion has been ignited in both and denied through time and distance. Transformations dim the fires of desire in one and ignite a conflagration in the other. One can heal the damaged soul and one can awaken the other. Will they decipher the riddle of their united genetics before it is too late? ***

***She licked her lips. Why didn’t he kiss her? Why didn’t he touch her? He just kept staring at her, breathing through his nose and pulsing his jaw as if he were trying to make a choice. Was touching her a choice? To her, it felt more like a biting need, something mandatory and so acute it was killing her...

Graphic content. 18+ mature audience only.

When I orginally READ this book,Aug 2013, I wasn't much into writing reviews, and didn't write one for this book. I rated it 3 stars.

NOW, since reviewing this book in AUDIO, I'm upgrading my rating to 4.5 and writing a full review.

Allison meets Jacob on a plane trip to Scotland. the chances of them ever meeting were astronomical. But meet they did, and they were both thrown into a world that neither of them knew about.

Such a different take on the werewolf theme, and I loved this! Allison and Jacob's meeting triggers something in them both, and they know nothing about it. Its all very scary, Allison slips into some sort of coma, and stays that way for much of the book. Jacob, however, changes, SHIFTS into something that legends are made of. The legends here, though, are true and Jacob discovers he is descended from a line of werewolves going back centuries. There is a prophecy, long ago forgotten. Said prophecy comes into play now, and its all change for those descendents.

The single scene between Jacob and Allison is the plane ride, the rest of the book they are apart, and while it seemed odd while reading, its perfect for this book. What there is between the two of them, is hot off the charts, and very well written.

Joshua Story narrates. His accent drove me nuts trying to place! Its very proper English, with no hint of a regional accent, and it made for delicious listening. He speaks clearly, with well defined character voices. His ability to convey the right amount of feeling, and emotion in his voice is a beautiful thing. I will certainly listen to more of his work.

4.5 stars for the book, 5 for the narration.

This is the start of a series which takes you back to the days of the 'wild' werewolf. When he was dangerous and would attack anyone and everyone for even looking at him. But he can be calmed down, if he is lucky enough to find a rare Omega female which are now like needles in haystacks.

This story is hot! The only sex (between 2) in on the plane at the beginning but it smoulders all the way through. I loved the take on the whole werewolf story and how it affected Jacob and Allison in different ways.

Facebook: House of Payne Club group:

Alpha Pack Compilation, Alpha Awakened, Omega Rising and Lumen



  1. Thanks you guys! Loving you so hard right now! <3 <3 <3

  2. I love this set of books. Payne does such a great job!