"One kiss is all it takes to lose your soul…
Holly Carver is a small-time witch who busts ghosts for tuition money, but ends up wrangling a demon when a haunted house job goes bad.
Her Undead business associate, Alessandro Caravelli, suspects the demon is somebody's not-so-secret weapon. The supernatural community is at war, and Holly's unpredictable magic holds the key to hell's doorway. Soon Holly is on everyone's "must have" list, and not in a good way.
Alessandro wants her for more than magic. A lover with six centuries of experience, the vampire is walking seduction, but he's also a predator. Every moment he spends guarding Holly, every second he spends falling under her witch's spell, he becomes more and more of a threat himself. As Holly's sharp-tongued grandma warns her: vampires are like a box of rich chocolate—they seem so tempting, but over-indulgence is a killer…" - Book Cover
Before I get down the business I'd like to quote the very first sentence of the prologue 'cause it made me laugh out loud: "Being the evil Undead wasn't fun anymore. For one thing, it was increasely hard to get a library card".
Ravenous takes places in the a world where all the supernatural creatures are out of the closest and lives among humans. Vampires, werewolves, ghouls, hellhounds, witch are all at the party. Honestly after reading the first few chapters I was scared to feel strangle by the overload of supernatural creatures involved but it wasn't the case. Every creatures fits perfectly within the mosaic Ravenous is, hat's off to Sharon for pulling this off.
To make a short resume, Holly is a witch, she's working with Alessandro, a vampire, to get rid of ghost nuisance, but she gets involved in more then she bargained for. A demon is in town and she's got to do everything she can to put it back to hell before it destroys everything on it's path.
I really love the characters Ashwood created because they are all so real, they have shady past with their very own demons (literally and figuratively), their weaknesses and their dreams. Holly has some major problem with her magic due to some events she lived as a child, but has no memory of what happened and it's interesting to see her struggle and evolved through the entire book. Her love life is also very complicated, which adds a little spice to the story!
Ravenous is a great debut novel, if you haven't put your hands on it and you love Urban Fantasy with a spoon of romance and a touch of sexuality you'll love it, so go get it!
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The Dark Forgotten:
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Signet; Original edition (February 3, 2009)
Book Source: I bought it.