BLOG TOUR: Awakening by Samantha Long


Title: Awakening

Series: Guardian, #1

Author: Samantha Long

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blog Tour Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets

My Rating: School School School School





When Sophie moves to Boston to get away from the people who ridiculed her for her psychic talents, she wants to start fresh. But when a demon attacks her study group at the library, she has no choice but to reveal her abilities to warn the others.

She learns the attacks won’t stop until she’s dead. To stay alive she joins forces with the other students and a secret society that has battled the demons for centuries.

The last thing she wants to do is be a pawn in the war of good and evil. When her visions start showing events from a past life, she can’t ignore the connections it shows. She has no choice but to acknowledge the bonds that tie her to the other students, even if some of them refuse, to have the strength to defeat the demon that hunts them down.

Will she survive long enough to stop the demons from destroying everything and everyone she loves?


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My Review

I don’t get to read paranormal romance that much these days so I was excited to read this one and I was not disappointed. It is packed with action from beginning to end. I really enjoyed all of the characters (even Morgan) and how they interacted with each other. The story is full of cool supernatural abilities and evil demons, what’s not to like?

The book is from Sophie’s perspective and the romance is mostly about her developing relationship with Tristan. However it does also show Lilli and Jackson’s as well as Morgan and Aiden’s developing relationships. It also focuses on how they are all linked and their abilities and friendship as a group. They were all great characters and had widely varying personalities which I think lent dimension to the story.

The book was entertaining at times (especially Aiden) and I found myself on the edge of my seat eager to find out what was going to happen next. The vibrant characters and vivid scenes lent to an intense and captivating story. I now feel emotionally invested in their wellbeing and look forward to future books from the Guardian series to find out what will happen. Great book and I give it a 4 out of 5 books.


Author Info

Samantha Long

I’m a multitasking mom of four.  When not writing/doing laundry/changing diapers, I like to catch up on episodes of Supernatural and Castle.  If you can’t find me in front of the computer, I’m most likely watching my DVR.​

​I’ve been writing since the first grade, where I wrote a one page story titled "If I was an Indian".  My warrior husband was going to be the best hunter, I was going to live in the best teepee and apparently, I was having an affair with the Chief.  Racy, I know.

​Of the things I’m addicted to sweet tea, movies, and books top the list.  My favorite authors include Nora Roberts, Lauren Kate, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter.  Few of many I love.

​Thanks so much for reading!

​Sam :)


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Movement caught her gaze. Tristan stalked forward, his motions flowed, cat like.

She stood, frozen. His eyes paralyzed her with their predatory gleam. If this was a war, she’d lost weeks ago.

He stopped right in front of her. Tempted her with his closeness. He placed his hands on either side of her neck.

Warmth immediately permeated her body and her lips parted. Blood thundered in her ears.

Then, his lips touched hers. It wasn’t a sweet, I-missed-you kiss. He pressed his body into hers, invading her senses, and poured all his pent up frustration into it.

A tear slipped down her cheek even as she kissed him back. His hurt flowed into her.

She’d made him feel used.

Before she had time to process all of this, he pulled back. Accusation shone in his eyes. A low growl rumbled in his throat. The animal in him prowled right underneath the surface.

It was time for the end battle. No matter how this ended, it would be final. They’d either make up or hate each other forever.



1. Blow Me Away (feat. Valora)-Breaking Benjamin

2. Never Say Never- The Fray

3. Mad- Ne-Yo

4. Vanilla Twilight- Owl City

5. Shattered- O.A.R.

6. Headstrong- Trapt

7. The Diary of Jane- Breaking Benjamin

8. So Cold- Breaking Benjamin

9. Give Me a Sign- Breaking Benjamin

10. Until the End- Breaking Benjamin

11. Waiting for the End- Linkin Park

12. Liberate- Disturbed

13. Come a Little Closer- Dierks Bentley

14. Long Trip Alone- Dierks Bentley


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