“I suppose in a way I had always felt that the veil of this reality was thinly drawn, that if I were to only reach out my hand, it would part before me, revealing a world much more complex than I ever could imagine.”
Jezebel is a solitary woman with a haunted past. Running a business in a small coastal town, she clings to the predictability of her days, seeking refuge in the silence. When an enigmatic new client comes into her life, she is drawn to him, unaware of the link she holds to his own tangled history.
He offers her a seductive proposal, and she is propelled into an entrancing world of pleasure that shatters her reality, and deeply alters her sense of self.
But underneath all his magnetism and power lies the human complexities of a grieving man running from his shadows. Will August surrender his centuries of pain and allow Jezebel fully into his life? And will Jezebel be able to navigate the landscape of what he has to offer?
Delivering a new meaning to the vampire archetype, Awakening is a multi-layered, sensuous, paranormal love story that reaches through the curtain of time. The intricate ties that connect these two to one another will forever transform the course of their lives, stretch the fabric of their reality, and awaken within them something deeper and more profound.
What readers are saying...
"It's a masterpiece! The beautiful prose grabs your heart. The well-developed characters make you laugh and cry. The story is erotic and compelling. It kept me wanting more. I can't wait for her next book." ~K. Kennedy Author of "Steel Butterfly"
"Gorgeous and thought provoking. I’m not normally a paranormal romance reader, but this sensual tale drew me into a tantalizing world. Weaving enticing imagery and poetic prose that held me spellbound. This is not a vampire book, rather a gorgeous love story in an enchanting world that in many ways mirrors our own. Awakening takes the reader on an emotional, unforgettable journey that comes to an end far too soon." ~Isabel Jolie
"Jennifer Leigh Pezzano's "Awakening" has all the elements of a great read--romance, supernatural elements, strong characters, deep connections, and well, hot sex. But it's Pezzano's unique voice that brings all of these things to life. She has a way with words, forming thoughts and actions in such a poetic way that you often stop mid-page to appreciate the beautiful imagery that she's built in your mind. At first glance, one might think this story is a vampire romance novel, but you'd be completely missing the point. This story draws you in with it's rich history and makes you feel like you are a part of of this world. Pezzano takes the reader on a journey, from one time period to another, and somehow manages to intricately weave them all together to form one cohesive story. The depth is in the details and that is something she delivers in every paragraph. Yep, this is definitely not your average story....and Pezzano's voice is one that will stick with you, long after the story is done."~Keri. D. James Author of "Echoes of Blue"
"I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself into this story. The characters were not only unique but so beautifully portrayed. I didn't want this story to end! If you're looking for a fresh take on the vampire trope then look no further. This tale will take you on a journey filled with poetic references and romance that will make you swoon." ~Skylar Shoar
"Awakening" is a steamy romance told within a gorgeous world steeped in the supernatural. Pezzano weaves an impactful story, taking the reader on a journey through time told in three parts. Each act delves into love and the human condition in a way that is both heartbreaking and uplifting. The poetic prose stole my heart, but it was the story arc and characters that kept me spellbound from start to finish. A must read!" ~Cindy.K.Sage