Desires Revealed

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Rated 4.67/5 based on 5 reviews
Escape from the religious war leads Nicole and her family to the most unlikely rescuer, a vampire. Nicole discovers love and a new life, but finds herself inexplicably drawn in to a private war between her protector and an extremist faction of vampires. More

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About Rebeka Harrington

Raised in country Victoria, Rebeka started her writing career working for the local newspaper. After discovering the demands of journalism were not for her, she sought other avenues of employment.

With so many varied interests and eccletic taste in most things, Rebeka enjoys incorporating all of them in her writing. She particularly enjoys writing about vampires.

Rebeka seeks to define and explain vampires in a way not done before. This has been achieved with her debut title "Vampires Revealed". Following titles revolve around exploring the world and characters created in her first release.

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Review by: Rod Seeber on Aug. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
Rebeka does a fine job with this look into the world of vampires and it is obvious that the writing comes from a passion for her subject! It is this quality that englufs you from the first page to the very last and everything in between. Simply put ....... a wonderful read if you are a serious fan of the vampire genre, thanks Rebeka
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lisa Schuch on Aug. 01, 2012 :
Rebeka’s Harrington’s “Desires Revealed” is a fast paced story of love, violence, loyalty and revenge. From the 1st chapter, the reader will be sucked into the author’s world with no complaints. It illustrates that love can conquer all and does not know boundaries.
It is extremely well written and will steal the reader’s attention. I could not put it down and I suspect that anyone who is a paranormal reader will also have that issue. I look forward to more works from Harrington.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Dawn Smith on July 25, 2012 : (no rating)
Bektamum is from a powerful race of vampires; she has great strength as she is around 2000 years old. Harrington shares a world filled with levels of vampires and violence. The story is compelling and action packed from the beginning. History is weaved in as Harrington describes the religious persecution of the Huguenots.

Nicole is very young when she meets Bektamun, but she isn’t afraid of her even knowing what she is. While Bektamun protects Nicole’s family, they develop a deep bond. Nicole’s curiosity is infectious.

Throughout the years, Bek lovingly takes Nicole under her wing. Bek has much wisdom and knowledge to share with Nicole. I think Bek learns how to love again through the Gervais family. As Bek opens her mind, she allows herself to love humans despite knowing they will die someday. I enjoyed being in Bek’s head. Her struggle with her vampire nature versus human feelings is fascinating.

I enjoyed the settings: Paris, London, Switzerland, Italy. They are vividly described; I felt like I was with Nicole on her travels. Michael and Kahotep care for her as they travel with the intent to keep Nicole safe.

Each character is well developed. I think Michael is one of my favorite characters. Oskar is an evil asshole vampire. I have to know what happens to Oskar! I hope he gets his comeuppance in the form of a serious ass kicking.

I had difficulty with the torture scene because I cared so much for Nicole. It was just a bit too much for me but it made for some damn good story telling.

Desires Revealed is a fun, quick read. If you’re looking for beach read or a book for the plane ride, Desires Revealed is the perfect choice. It’s also a stand alone book even though it’s in a series. I didn’t feel the least bit confused or like I’d missed a huge chunk of the story.

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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sherrie Cronin on July 21, 2012 :
This book's best qualities surprised me. For one, it does an excellent job of touching on the sheer insanity of religious intolerance. Secondly, the tender and evolving love story between a strong female vampire and a young human girl is told in such a way as to appeal to any human with a heart, and to be a joyful affirmation for young women with similar desires. The title implies more sex than there is, but be assured that there is some lust along with the love, albeit told in a classy manner.
I did feel that the book should have been longer. I like the fast pace, but I would have enjoyed more detail about so many things from the fate of the Huguenots to intricacies about the laws of this vampire world. Not much of a vampire fan myself, I found this particular tale to have a few fanged twists that piqued even my interest (although I can't reveal more without spoilers).
Finally, as a woman who has spent a lifetime trying yo embrace my own strengths in spite of stereotypes, I found the highly capable Bektamun an absolute delight. I'll be looking for more of her adventures.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: natalie gibson on July 13, 2012 :
Surprise hit for me.
No, it isn't a surprise that I love a book about a vampire. This was not an erotic novel, and I normally prefer that in my romance. I really enjoyed this novel even though it did not fit perfectly within my normal genres. It was a tender love that developes between Nicole and Bek.

Nicole is a tiny girl, maybe 3 or 4, when her family became hunted for the religious beliefs of their household. They ran. Desperate to escape death, they unknowingly ran right into the waiting arms of a vampire. Bek saves them and adopts them as her own. I won't tell anymore of the story, just my opinions of the story telling.

I loved the way it jumped right into the action. I loved the way the story was told from two points of view. Nicole's view of the events greatly differed from Bek's. The contrast of a child's impressions and a 2,600 year old vampire's was brilliant. It kept the story moving forward, made me care for each of them, and made their love understandable. Normally a book that covers as big a time span as this one puts me off. It always seems, in those other books, that the story is jumping around. Not so here. The pace was good and it never felt off that 15 or so years pass by.

I am glad to have found this little gem. There is little or no cursing, no sex (though there is a little talk of it), but there is some violence. What did you expect from a vampire novel? One scene at the end was particulary difficult scene of torture but it wasn't gratuitous or overly explicit.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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