ARC Review: Passion Awakened (Beyond The Mist #1)(Enchanted Keepsakes) by Valerie Twombly

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Passion Awakened Book Cover Passion Awakened
(Beyond The Mist #1) (Enchanted Keepsakes)
Valerie Twombly
Paranormal Romance
Amazon Digital Services LLC
March 27th 2017
ARC Review Copy


She’s fated to break his curse. He’s destined to kill her.

With his clan trapped and starving, vampire Andrei Vladimir will stop at nothing to save them. But an ancient curse compels him to waste precious time hunting the vile creatures he creates every time he feeds. With the clock ticking, he weaves a trap to lure the fated female who can save them all.

Sonia Covaci doesn’t believe her grandmother’s visions of the future. But when a purchased trinket brings dreams of a mysterious stranger, her small town American life threatens to spin out of control. Sensing he is in danger, she does the unthinkable and boards a plane for Romania.

Sonia follows her fate. Andrei moves in for the sacrifice. Never did he imagine the female destined to break the curse would become the woman he couldn’t afford to lose.


Passion Awakened was an enchanting debut in the Beyond The Mist series by Valerie Twombly.

A King cursed and unable to return home. A woman who doesn’t believe in her gypsy heritage.

Once I started, I couldn’t stop. The story is quick and the mating is insta. Andrei and Sonia were a great couple. The curse he is under is to fold and what must be done to break the curse is, heartbreaking and hopeful. I enjoyed the few surprise that we are treated to throughout the story.

The secondary characters where a delight. I liked Karenina. She is the witch that helps bring Andrei and Sonia together. Her story is a bit sad and who knows maybe she will find her special someone. We are also introduced to a few other men from the mist and get to see this other world.

I will say a few things felt repetitive. For one we have he witch telling Andrei a story, Andrei in turn tells Roman his friend the story, then the witch tells Sonia the same story who shares it with her grandmother. You get the picture. Even though we get a little repetitive I still enjoyed jumping into the Beyond The Mist series.

Passion Awakened treats us to a curse, heartbreak, and hope. If you enjoy Vampires and stories that take you on an emotional journey then this book is possibility for you. I had a wonderful time and look forward to the next installment.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Author Valerie Twombly with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): New Release | Pick Your Genre (PNR) | New To Me (Series) (2017)

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “ARC Review: Passion Awakened (Beyond The Mist #1)(Enchanted Keepsakes) by Valerie Twombly

  1. I like it when the title delivers what it promises. Sounds like you enjoyed it:)
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    • I agree. The title gives you a good indication on what this book will deliver to you. It was enjoyable.