Review: Ravenous by Sharon Ashwood

ravenousFrom the back of the book:

One kiss is all it takes to lose your soul…

Holly Carver is a small-time witch who busts ghosts for tuition money, but she 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 the doorway to the demon realms. Soon Holly is on everyone’s must-have list, and not in a good way.

Alessandro wants Holly 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 grandma says, vampires are like a box of chocolates: They seem tempting, but overindulgence can be a killer…



This is the first book in The Dark Forgotten series. I loved it. It is funny, spooky, and sexy at the same time. Holly Carver is a witch who likes to deal in small-m magic and stays away from the big-M magic, which causes her pain. Alessandro Caravelli is, to me, a mix between Eric from the Southern Vampire books and Jean Claude from the Anita Blake books. He is sexy, old-fashioned, and really just wants to be loved as a man and not a vampire. Holly and Alessandro have amazing chemistry, but both know it is smarter to stay apart.

The universe in Ravenous is interesting. The supernaturals have come out and the world acknowledges them, but doesn’t accept them as a whole. They are treated as equals under the law, but the public seems to be waiting for them to make a mistake. The vampires have a queen that oversees a territory, and warriors who do her bidding. In Ravenous, Alessandro is a warrior for Queen Omara.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Ravenous’ publication date is February 3rd.

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7 Comments on “Review: Ravenous by Sharon Ashwood

  1. Nice one! If I could write like this I would be well happpy. The more I see articles of such quality as this (which is rare), the more I think there might be a future for the Net. Keep it up, as it were.

  2. Hi there! I’m interested in reading this book but have a question. Is the next books about the same characters or different leads? I saw the two books listed on the author’s site and the names were different from the characters in Ravenous. Thanks in advance!

  3. Thank you for getting back to me. One last question — since there are different couples, will Holly & Alessandro get their HEA in this book or will it continued in other books? Thanks again!

  4. As far as I remember they get their HEA in Ravenous, but it isn’t a wedding and babies type thing. But, they are definitely together at the end of the book. I think they are very minor characters in the next book. (I haven’t read it yet)

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