A Wicked Beginning [NOOK Book]

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Cam Tyson's just an ordinary guy, living an ordinary life, pursuing the things that he loves -- rock climbing, his ex-girlfriend, kayaking, his ex-girlfriend, river surfing, his ex-girlfriend...oh, and did I say his ex-girlfriend? The guy's lovesick with his ex, even though she, well, she glimmers like a set of Christmas lights when she gets turned on and she's out dancing in the cosmos somewhere. That's a real mind bender for Cam because he only believes in the here and now and...
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A Wicked Beginning

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Overview

Cam Tyson's just an ordinary guy, living an ordinary life, pursuing the things that he loves -- rock climbing, his ex-girlfriend, kayaking, his ex-girlfriend, river surfing, his ex-girlfriend...oh, and did I say his ex-girlfriend? The guy's lovesick with his ex, even though she, well, she glimmers like a set of Christmas lights when she gets turned on and she's out dancing in the cosmos somewhere. That's a real mind bender for Cam because he only believes in the here and now and Planet Earth, baby. Leave the paranormal to the freaks and weirdoes.

So, while he's tracking his "Wish She was Still My Girlfriend Ex" like a prowling alley cat, what the heck kind of creature is tracking him? He'd really like to know. Was it the same creature that made the radio-active, green-glowing gash down his thigh and leers at him from secret places? His best bud Mano says it's a star dreamling. Now that's weird!

And what about these freakish, red-eyed bat swirling nightmares he keeps having? Until recently, his dreams were always considered the kind of stuff you pitched when you took out the trash. Did the psycho-bitch he dated a while back forget to take her meds? She's stalking him with Zombie like intensity in his dreams and scaring the bejeezus out of him. And quite frankly, as a result of all these crazy encounters with phenomena he doesn't believe in, he's starting to become un-hinged.

When Cam decides to face this supernatural freak-fest, the Tilt-a-Whirl reality begins. His life takes on the white-knuckle intensity that only an adrenaline junkie can appreciate. And while his heart may say he's on the right path, his mind keeps telling him to stop believing in the paranormal...because it just doesn't exist. Right....
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013637177
  • Publisher: Sumner McKenzie, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 395,336
  • File size: 567 KB

Meet the Author

The Fun Part: Calinda B was told early on that she should be a writer. She heard frequent praise for her writing, as well as her sense of humor. Scoffing at such admonitions and praise, she went on to pursue her life of adventure, chock full of the things that make up a well-rounded adventurous life: music (yup, she was a singer in a rock and roll band), dance (even performed hip hop in Russia), rock climbing (ever hung from a rock wall a few stories up? Yikes!), fire walking (taught high-ranking Moscow fire officials how to walk the coals), kayaking, scuba diving (she's in love with sharks), travel, and falling in love again and again.

Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with the love of her life and her two cats, she has now chosen to put fingers to keyboard and write -- when she's not in pursuit of another adventure!

The Daily Grind: College educated and life-experienced, Calinda B has worked in the world of computers and technology for a long time. Before that she worked in the world of health and fitness, as well as art. Throughout her career she has relied on her writing abilities to write articles, ad copy and web content. She currently writes articles for a popular online site.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Jaggedfang

    ((Suckers!! I reached the end first!!!))<br>


    <p>^Jagged^

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    This novel was amazing, but I have to just say that I don┬┐t real

    This novel was amazing, but I have to just say that I don’t really like these covers at all, so this is a perfect example of not judging a book by their covers because the stories themselves are great and totally worth a read! It gets right into the story of Cam having weird dreams, foreshadowing what is in store for him. He’s over Angels, but still very much hung up on Cherie. Poor guy…his hot as hell girlfriend develops a sexual superpower then dumps him. He is being followed by a star dreamling, and his destiny is calling. A fascinating read from cover to cover. Erotic and moving descriptions…the author Calinda B has an amazing way with words that is downright hypnotizing at times. Highly recommend to fans of romance, erotica, fantasy/paranormal…heck, anyone who wants a well written and addictive story unlike any they’ve ever read before.

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    Lately I have been disappointed with a few series that I have re

    Lately I have been disappointed with a few series that I have read, because I’ll really like the first book and be all excited for the next, only to find that it falls flat or the author has deviated from the original formula too much. But I was thrilled to see that this wasn’t the case with “A Wicked Awakening”! If anything, I liked this one even better, probably because I already knew the characters and story from the first book, and there wasn’t all the “getting to know you” stuff. This book is a part of a series and I don’t think it would really work all that well as a standalone, but the first book is great, so go try it!! This is definitely not some vapid, empty novel, but ones that make you think in a different way. I appreciated the intelligence and “wicked” creativity of the author, and can’t wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    I very much enjoyed the first book of this series, and was not s

    I very much enjoyed the first book of this series, and was not sure how the next one would be. But I’m happy to say that I thought this one was even better! I thought the pacing was better and the narrative tighter. It seems like the author really hit her stride with this one and the creativity is simply astounding. I read A LOT of paranormal/fantasy romances and I can’t think of any that are like these books. This story is more about Cam and his special “awakening”, but Cherie is still very much a focus of the book as well, along with some interesting new characters. I am really enjoying this series and am impressed with the author, Calinda B’s writing.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    A Wicked Beginning is the second book in the Wicked Series by Ca

    A Wicked Beginning is the second book in the Wicked Series by Calinda B. I loved the first one, “A Wicked Awakening”, and was super excited to read this one as soon as possible. Well, it did not disappoint! If I gave “A Wicked Awakening” 5 stars, I want to give “A Wicked Awakening” 6!!! I loved how it was told mostly from Cam’s perspective this time (although we still see Cherie’s and other’s too), and I thought it was just as original and unpredictable as the first. Warning, do not start reading these if you have somewhere to be because these books are loooong and you will want to savor ever delicious page!! Can’t wait to read #3, “A Wicked Whispering”!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Recommended!

    I lived the first book, but WOW this one was much better! I loved how the charaters evolved. What a great story!! I can't wait for the next book :)

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  • Posted December 4, 2011

    Erotic and Imaginative

    I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first.  Calinda B continues her Awakening series with a focus on Cam, Cheré's ex-boyfriend.  The author takes Cam on a journey of self-discovery, both emotionally and spiritually (not to mention pushing some buttons related to his sexuality -- is Cam about to have a three-way??)  
    I like that there are hints that all the characters have some level of the paranormal within themselves. We're introduced to some new other-worldly creatures and spirit realms-- I especially like how she incorporates Native American mythology and rituals in this book.
    It's definitely a sexy read, but if you scratch below the surface, it's clear that the author understands erotic energy and its use as transformative power.
    Most of all it's a fun read and I'm anxious for the next installement.

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