Giveaway: Awakening by Catrina Burgess (US Only)




by Catrina Burgess

Release Date: 10/07/15


About the Book

In Awakening, the first installment in the Dark Rituals series, a former healer turns to the Death Arts to seek revenge.
Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the dead. Colina was taught to fear and hate death dealers, but becoming one of them is the only way for her to get the revenge she seeks—and the only way for her to survive.
Colina asks a young death dealer named Luke to help her, but he’s reluctant to train her in the Death Arts. Little does she know convincing him to teach her will be the easiest part of her journey. To become a death dealer, Colina will need to undergo three dark rituals, each more terrifying than the last. At the same time, she’ll have to deal with her growing feelings for her mentor. Too bad the first ritual involves him strangling her to death.
As Colina undergoes the trials, she discovers an untapped darkness within herself. If she survives the horrific rituals and gains dark power, what will she become?
Catrina Burgess’ Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads.Awakening is the first book of four and was named Wattpad’s Best Suspense Story of 2014.

To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Author-Photo.jpgAbout the Author

I write because it helps keeps the darkness away and reminds me that there is magic in the world. I live with one husband, two dogs, and a cat named Shitty Kitty in a small mining town in Arizona. At night this place is definitely spooky. I swear I’ve heard the wind giggle, and sometimes there’s a very odd breeze. Luckily, I love all things that go bump in the night. I adore old movies. I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan.
I’ve been known to eat pizza and cold Chinese food for breakfast, and I’m the queen of the board game Stratego. I’ve never been beaten. NEVER!
What am I doing when I’m not writing? I turn into my alter ego Chaoscat, the owner and operator of—a romance review site that been around since 2002.

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Giveaway Details

3 winners, each winner will receive 1 print copy of Awakening.

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12 thoughts on “Giveaway: Awakening by Catrina Burgess (US Only)”

  1. The pretty cover drew me in, but the synopsis completely hooked me! It sounds intriguing!

  2. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I love the cover and the synopsis. The girl is doing the rituals and make the book look interesting.

  3. Stephanie Bonck says:

    I feel good about the cover and the synopsis. I like the dark and the light contrast, and the hand in the background is intriguing.

  4. Emily Miller says:

    The book sounds great and I love the cover!

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  6. Linda Romer says:

    Awakening sounds awesome! The cover is amazing ♡ Thank you

  7. Lily K says:

    The cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis sounds fascinating.

  8. Raven Watson says:

    Great covers always draw me to books. When people say don’t judge a book by their cover, they’re lying because I completely judge books by the cover. Sounds interesting, definately a read Ill do even if I don’t win the giveaway.

  9. cat says:

    I think the cover is a little too dark.. The title awakening envokes a feeling of “seeing the light”

  10. Gina says:

    I love the cover! And the summary sounds so good!

  11. Lilian says:

    Woah. Honestlty in the beginning of the synopsis I thought it would be similar to the moral instrument series, but oh my god! Is she going to be a hybrid of some sort??? Any-who, I thought the cover was great but I throurougly enjoyed reading the synopsis.

  12. Lillian says:

    The cover is gorgeously creepy, I love the palette. The synopsis sounds really interesting. The strangling to death part is a great hook.

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