What is Awakened by Moni Boyce (GIVEAWAY and Excerpt)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Awakened – the first book in The Oracle Chronicles by Moni Boyce. There’s a giveaway and an excerpt, but first: a little bit about the book.

Awakened - The Oracle Chronicles, Book 1 by Moni Boyce

Publication date: July 9, 2019

Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Blurb:

Secret lineage, a ruthless vampire, and forbidden love.

Willow Stevens dreams of stardom are eclipsed by the real nightmares of a sinister man haunting her dreams. Unbeknownst to her, Eli Walker, her hot but snobbish co-worker, may know the reason nightmares plague her, but their history shows he is more prone to reject her, than help her.

Then Willow passes out at work only to wake in Eli’s apartment. There she has her chance to learn more about her heritage. But, knowing why the vampire king stalks her doesn’t make the nightmares disappear. If anything, they become more real as she now faces off against a slew of creatures she’d always believed were myth.

That Eli is one of those creatures is just her luck. Secret witch guild or not, his natural ways are casting spells her heart can’t escape. As a Protector his only focus should be her safety. Anything else is forbidden. He plans to stay on task, but some women break a man, or tempt him to break the rules.

Can Eli keep Willow alive and safe from the vampires long enough for her to grow her own powers or will both cast aside rules for a reckless passion that will only lead to danger?

AWAKENED is the first installment in The Oracle Chronicles series. This interracial, paranormal romance is a great mix of magic and adventure.

This book is part of a series and ends in a cliffhanger.

Excerpt:

By the time, he carried Willow into the RV Mathilda had crawled up to the overhead sleeping space above the cab. He placed her on the bed and went to walk away.

“Please stay with me tonight.” Her voice was soft.

Eli turned. He was in awe of her again. The dream must have been excruciating for her, but she shed no tears.

“I’m afraid to go back to sleep right now…” Her eyes pleaded with him.

“Just until you fall asleep.” He lay on the bed beside her with his hands folded together over his stomach and stared up at the ceiling. For several minutes, neither of them said a word.

“Next time Killian enters your dream, punch him. That will keep him away… my eye still smarts a little.” He smiled and touched the corner of his eye.

Willow snorted then chuckled. “I wish I could say I’m sorry.” She sobered.

“It’s okay.”

She twisted on her side and faced him. “I didn’t know you were such a joker.”

Even though he wasn’t looking at her, he saw her smile out of the corner of his eye.

“I have my moments. Thought you could use a laugh.” He turned and glanced at her. She no longer seemed scared. Her eyes were warm and inviting. This was a mistake. He shouldn’t be in here, lying next to her. His gaze shifted back to the ceiling.

Maybe I should leave.

“Would you tell me about my mother?” The request came out on a breathless whisper, like she’d been working up the nerve to ask the favor of him.

He took a second to find his voice. “You were nine when she died?”

She nodded. “Yes… I remember her, but sometimes she fades. It would help to hear someone else’s memories of her.”

He turned to face her. “I only saw her the one time.” He was afraid to disappoint her. If only he had a thousand moments of her mother he could share.

Where you can buy the book:

Add Awakened to your Goodreads shelf

Want to win a $25 Amazon gift card? Enter the giveaway!

About Moni:

Moni Boyce is a writer, filmmaker, travel blogger and author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She spent the last fifteen years working in the film industry and now creates characters of her own and brings them to life on the page. Moni has ghostwritten romance novellas and novels for over a year now and decided to put some of her own creations out in the world. She considers herself a bookworm, film buff, foodie, music lover and an avid world traveler having visited 33 countries, 5 continents and 27 US states so far. She runs a travel blog titled She Wanders the Globe and lives a bit of a nomadic life, but considers Los Angeles home. Which is the subject of her first travel book: Greater Than A Tourist – Los Angeles, California: 50 Travel Tips From A Local.

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