• Vampire Awakenings: The First Collection

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Brenda K. Davies
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (336 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first three books in the USA Today best-selling series.

Awakened, Book 1 

Traumatized by her past, Sera spent the last three years at college hiding from the world. She’s content to stay locked away until a chance encounter with Liam changes her life. Though she’s frightened by the powerful emotions he awakens in her, Sera finds herself opening up to him more every day. 

Harboring a dark and deadly secret, Liam knows he should stay away from Sera. His world is dangerous for her, but he can’t deny the irresistible draw he feels. However, when Sera’s past comes crashing into the present, Liam is forced to expose his secret to save her. 

Destined, Book 2 

Determined not to live her parents’ fate as a mated vampire, Isabelle locks herself away from society. Despite her resolve to avoid anyone outside her family, her world is rocked when Stefan arrives. The powerful, stunning vampire is everything she never wanted. 

Stefan isn't expecting to walk into a nest full of vampires, but he’s immediately drawn to the vibrant, defiant, and willful Isabelle who goes out of her way to avoid him. 

No matter how hard she tries to fight it, Isabelle can’t deny the pull she feels toward Stefan. Just as she starts to let down her guard, Stefan’s lethal past catches up to him and threatens to destroy the life Isabelle had tried to protect.

Untamed, Book 3 

Ethan has spent his entire life hiding violent urges from his family. They think he’s just antisocial; what they don’t know is he struggles every day against his growing desire to kill. Hoping a change of scenery will help, he escapes to Bermuda to join Isabelle and Stefan. 

He’s not expecting Emma to walk into his life and give him the first peace he’s known in years. However, the solace he finds with her is soon shattered when someone from Emma’s past returns to claim her. When Emma’s life is threatened, Ethan realizes the only way to protect her is to give in to the brutal nature he’s fought so hard to contain. 

Recommended for mature listeners.

©2014 Brenda K. Davies (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Love these books

I just discovered these books on audible like four days ago I’ve already gone through three of them they are so good. I can’t stop listening to them I listen to them all day while I’m at work and I just can’t get enough of them they’re awesome

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Books out of order?

I haven't finished this yet and I totally intend too, but I got a little confused because when I finished the first book the next book was about ethan which is suposed to be the third book, right? It's a great story, I'm just a bit confused about the order they have put this three book purchase. If any one could clear this up for me I would appreciate it.

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Same story all 3 stories

so so books.. they all have the same story line.... only finished it because I used a credit.... would be good if the story lines were changed up...

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Solid story line

Author has created characters that feel real despite their otherworldly gifts. Plenty of twists and turns. Decent mix of Fred's, Love, Lustre, Sex, and Secrets.
My only complaint is overuse of adverbs that don't add to story line. if anyone would have activated a word count, I'm certain someone would have eliminated many of those. Otherwise, enjoyable. I think as the Author matures, we might just see even better work from her.

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Such a beautiful fiction.

If only such a bond was possible this day and age. Sure, we’ve all heard of love at first sight, and I’d like to believe such exists however I’ll only experience it through these stories.

Thank you for the fantasy.

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Entertaining and well worth the credit

It was interesting to actually hear the author improve through these books. This is a bit of a junk food series but despite my issues I was entertained throughout. The writing in book one is very amateurish and cliche but the premise had creativity and heart. The second book had better writing and really got a footing on the world building but was probably the weakest installment of the three. The third book was my favorite, it improved all the things I liked about the first two– I loved it. The third was worth the credit alone.

Though not the peak of literature… there was something very gripping about these books. I appreciate how the author doesn’t hold back on some more graphic details and goes all in. It accomplishes what it set out to do and is very enjoyable. That’s a win in my book.

If you like paranormal romance with a bit of action (and can get past the fanficy bits in the beginning) this may be a good pick for you.

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Basically Porn

This is a short story expanded to book length by using copious amounts of porn and a ridiculous amount of angst as filler. I had listened to Davies’ Shadow Realm series before this. The sex scenes were exaggerated and silly, but not as numerous. The story was much better. I see this was an earlier work nice to see that the author has improved over time. Hopefully she will come to learn that a good book is about the story not the shock value.

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Love It!

This is a fabulous series to dive into if you love Paranormal Romance! Brenda k Davies does is incredible about building her characters, intertwining them together to bring a strong sense of family and the love they share. She also brings a fresh spin into the Paranormal Fantasy world! I absolutely love Tavia Gilbert! She is my favorite female narrator and she brings these characters to life!

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Boring

Boring. Couldn't finish it. Slow moving. The storyline droned on and on. I was hoping for more character development. Maybe it gets better later on but I just couldn't take any more.

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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

A must listen,, you will not be disappointed! Has a little of everything!😁🤩 Narrator does wonderful job.

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  • 09-19-21

Narrator

I would have loved a male narrator for the male parts. It would just have made it better!

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  • Heather Stratton
  • 09-10-21

bottom lip biting

only on chapter 17 so far, it's good but my god how many times will the characters keep biting their bottom lips, every other sentence someone is biting their bottom lip, and so called love scenes are all the same and predictable.....I really can't listen to anymore.

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  • Gail B
  • 10-26-21

Great series

Loved Liam and Sara's family interaction. Good ending to a well constructed story. Looking forward to the rest of the books in the series.

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