Awaken the Highland Warrior [NOOK Book]

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

"Engrossing and captivating. A true page-turner."
-Mary Wine, Acclaimed author of Highland Heat

A man from another time...

Faelan is from an ancient clan of Scottish Highland warriors, charged with shielding humanity from demonic forces. Betrayed and locked in a time vault, he has been sleeping for nearly two centuries when spunky historian Bree Kirkland inadvertently ...

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Overview

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

"Engrossing and captivating. A true page-turner."
-Mary Wine, Acclaimed author of Highland Heat

A man from another time...

Faelan is from an ancient clan of Scottish Highland warriors, charged with shielding humanity from demonic forces. Betrayed and locked in a time vault, he has been sleeping for nearly two centuries when spunky historian Bree Kirkland inadvertently wakes him. She's more fearsome than the demon trying to kill him, and if he's not careful, she'll uncover the secrets his clan has bled and died to protect...

Could be the treasure she's been seeking all her life...

When Bree inherits an old treasure map, she discovers a warrior buried in her backyard. But the warrior isn't dead. Bree shocks Faelan with her modern dress and her boldness, and he infuriates Bree every time he tries to protect her.

With demons suddenly on the move, Bree discovers that Faelan's duty as protector is in his blood, and that her part in this fight was destined before she was born. But nothing is ever what it seems...

"An exciting, riveting read! Nothing's sexier than a timetraveling Highland warrior except one with the mission to save the world and the contemporary, courageous woman who lights his fire! A page-turner, I couldn't put the book down!"
-Terry Spear, Author of Heart of the Wolf, A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Clenney's Scottish paranormal debut is full of twisty subplots and sexy, romantic fun. Bree Kirkland opens a vault in her family's old burial grounds near Albany, N.Y., and finds a handsome, kilt-wearing Scottish warrior. Faelan claims to come from a clan charged with protecting the human race from demons, one of which turned the tables in 1860 and locked him in a time vault for 150 years. The evil spirit, Druan, is still hanging around, planning to dispatch the entire human race with a deadly virus—and Bree suspects that his human form is her ex-fiancé. Faelan is forbidden to marry outside his clan, but that doesn't stop them from falling head over heels as Bree discovers her own inner warrior. Though the story is occasionally cluttered, there's plenty to keep readers looking ahead to the sequels. (May)
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"A romantic adventure that is hard to resist. " - RT Book Reviews

"Clenney's debut, beginning a new paranormal series, showcases her ability to create an alternative modern world peopled with interesting, exciting, and compelling characters." - Booklist

Between the brogue and the body, these warriors are to die for!

Oh My Gosh, I want more. You get a series full of action, good vs. evil scenarios and romance. Reviewer Top Pick! 5 Stars

A riveting story full of mystery, demons and hot Scottish Highland Warriors!

The start of a very exciting new series.

Anita Clenney has written a book that is of the same caliber as Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series.

Awakening the Highland Warrior brought back memories of Karen Marie Monig's Highlander series.

Debut time-travel romance author Anita Clenney introduces readers to a demon-fighting Scotland clan that looks good in their kilts and fights even better.

Plenty of intrigue to keep the pages turning... a rewarding story

RT Book Reviews
A romantic adventure that is hard to resist.
Booklist
Clenney's debut, beginning a new paranormal series, showcases her ability to create an alternative modern world peopled with interesting, exciting, and compelling characters.
The Romance Readers Connection
Between the brogue and the body, these warriors are to die for!
Night Owl Romance
Oh My Gosh, I want more. You get a series full of action, good vs. evil scenarios and romance
Fresh Fiction
A riveting story full of mystery, demons and hot Scottish Highland Warriors!
Single Titles
The start of a very exciting new series.
PonyTails Book Reviews
Anita Clenney has written a book that is of the same caliber as Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series.
Aisle B
Awakening the Highland Warrior brought back memories of Karen Marie Monig's Highlander series.
Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
Debut time-travel romance author Anita Clenney introduces readers to a demon-fighting Scotland clan that looks good in their kilts and fights even better.
That's What I'm Talking About
Plenty of intrigue to keep the pages turning... a rewarding story
Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell
A good book with a hunky highlander warrior and the epic struggle to save mankind.
Romance Reader at Heart
A heart-racingly fast-paced novel...
Bookloons.com
[The] action is enriched with passion and a twist of mystery. The story makes you want to jump into the pages...
Romance Junkies
An intriguing and sensual paranormal romance... A delectable read.
Life in the Thumb
It was fun, fast paced, had some great action, and the story line was one that kept me engaged.
Debbie's Book Bag
Full of sexy kilted warriors... Sizzling!
Dark Divas Reviews
Clenney has created a plot that remains strong throughout the book as the characters continue to develop as though you, in some way, actually know them.
One Upon a Romance
What an exciting first book in a series!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402251245
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 60,335
  • File size: 1,021 KB

Meet the Author

Anita Clenney writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Before giving herself over to the writing bug, she worked in a pickle factory, a preschool, booked shows for Aztec Fire Dancers, been a secretary, executive assistant, and a Realtor. She lives with her husband and two children in suburban Virginia.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Steamy

    Anita Clenney is a fantastic writer. If you are looking for something hot and steamy, this is a good read

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Little to steamy for me

    This is the first book I have read by Anita Clenney and I found the story to be very interesting. For me the only big problem was that it was a to steamy for me. I don't mind one or two love scenes but I don't really like it to be half the book, its just not what I like to read.

    Faelan is 150 years old and just been awaken from a time vault. He tries to kill the woman who has awaken him, but it was just a reaction to being in the vault. He thought he had only been in the time vault for just a few days but soon realized that the world that he once new is gone and a whole new world is before him. Women are brazen and bold, people drive cars instead of riding horses, etc. All he knows is that he must find the demon that put him in the time vault before he can unleash a deadly virus.

    Bree was just searching for buried treasure when she accidentally woke Faelan from the time vault. Now she has a warrior living with her that is 150 years old but still looks very young. She is not sure what the think of him, but he is very handsome in his kilt that its hard to not be drawn to him. Faelan's appetite for more than just food has them in each others arms more than once and she has no clue why she keeps letting him have his way with her. His protective streak is always making her angry because she can take care of herself and when she finds out about the demons she is ready to take them on right beside Faelan. Faelan on the other hand wants her to stay out of the way and let him take care of things.

    They track down his clan in Scotland and its time to go demon hunting.

    I really loved the characters in the story, from main characters to the secondary characters. Bree is very much the modern woman. She is tough, bold and has no problem taking care of herself and she can't stand the fact that Faelan wants to treat her like a weak, frail woman who need to be protected. Faelan is from a time when women stayed at home and took care of the children and the home. They didn't go off fighting demons! It drives him crazy that Bree keeps jumping into the danger instead of letting him protector, he is a warrior, its what he does. Faelan sounds like a very sexy, strong hero, and he has a lot to learn about modern women.

    I haven't really read many warrior/demon books but I really did like this book and would have rated it a little higher if it wasn't for the parts I didn't like. I think if you like books like this then you will love to read this book.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Great Read

    I was traveling and downloaded this book to my nook without have the benefit of reading the reviews but I'm glad I did! It was a very interesting book with a lot of plot twists and turns keeping you guessing. I really can't say anything better than the other reviewers said but I will point out that one reviewer says it was "a little too steamy" for her but there are NOT half as many love scenes in this book as there are other romance novels that I've read and the three or four love scenes that are in this book are NOT steamy at all (they are around a PG13 compared to other urban or historical romances). They are barely a page or so and do not use any explicit or vulgar language which is fine with me but if you are looking for a hot, steamy romance novel this is not the book for you. I only bring this up because if hot and heavy romance is not your style you may not read this book based on that one review and it really doesn't center around sex at all. So if you are looking for a page-turner of a book with a some romance thrown in...give this one a try!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

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    Loved it!

    I love love love Scottish stories and this one was no exception. The story will keep you entertained for hours.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Just Ok

    After reading the great reviews for this book, I have to say I was pretty disapointed. The story was VERY predictable and if you don't figure out who the "Bad Guy" is, well let's just say you aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer. There were several parts that did not make sense as well as some things that were never explained. Things like Bree referring to the Underground Railroad that was used to help free slaves and the warrior who has been asleep for the last 150 years understanding exactly what she is referring to. Small mistakes like that can ruin the story. My favororite book of all-time is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It is also about a Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser. He will steal your heart and you will be forced to read all 7 books in the incredible series. If you haven't read it yet, do it. You won't be sorry. Wish i could say the same for this book.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    like a lot!

    nice blend of time travel, new century and old school mixed with hot romance and adventure.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Very Good Read

    The book is riveting and spellbinding. I was not disappointed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    A bit difficult to read

    Very interesting paranormal romance and I stuck with it to the end. But I found it "choppy", lacking smooth transition between all the plots and subplots. Lots of cliffhangers while you are jerked away to be introduced to other seemingly unrelated characters and plots. I found it very frustrating and detracted from my reading pleasure. I hope her other books have overcome this fault.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    This is an engaging romantic urban fantasy

    On her family estate near Albany, New York, Bree Kirkland opens a graveyard vault. Inside is Faelen who claims he belongs to an ancient Scottish warrior clan whose mission is to protect humanity from demons. He explains that Druan the demon incarcerated him back in 1860 in this tomb. Her clothing and her fighting spirit surprises him as he has no history of a female like her; his reaction matches his wearing a kilt stunning her.

    Meanwhile Druan plans to release a virus to eradicate humanity. Based on his description of the enemy, Bree believes her former fiancé, who is acting strange, may be Druan. Faelen and Bree team up to prevent an extinction event from happening even as they fall in love, a taboo by his clan.

    This is an engaging romantic urban fantasy as the twenty-first century feisty female stuns the highlander she has awakened with her wardrobe and attitude. The story line is fast-paced and filled with exciting twists. The couple's reactions to each other make for an entertaining save the world thriller, as Bree and Faelen united by love take on the diabolical Druan the demon with the stake being the human race.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Awaken the Highlander is a breathtaking story where there are no coincidences, only destiny.

    The great Faelan Connor was one of Michael's fiercest Scottish warriors over a century ago, but after he was betrayed and locked in a time vault by an evil demon he was assigned to eliminate, no one heard from him again.until Bree Kirkland inadvertently releases him while searching for lost treasure.
    When Faelan awakes to the twenty first century, much has changed, including the way women dress and act. Not know who is working for the demon Druan or how to navigate in this new world, Faelan must depend on Bree.
    Each distrusting the other, expecting the worse, begin an intricate dance of suspicion and desire , but when an old enemy reveals itself they must put their doubts aside and work together to save mankind from the fires of Hell.

    Awaken the Highlander is the first novel in Anita Clenney's new Connor Clan series and what an incredible start! Highlanders, demons, angels and even vampires kept me glued to the pages of this spellbinding tale. The story follows the ancient warrior Faelan Connor and the treasure hunting, Bree Kirkland. Together they are an explosive couple with sizzling chemistry, but their relationship is rife with distrust, secrets and misconceptions that turned into an emotional roller coaster for characters and reader alike. However, their deep passion leads to scorching tension and steamy romance, which proceeds to a few sigh worthy love scenes. Bree, a female version of Indian Jones, with the same drive, stubbornness and sense of dry, sarcastic humor, was an engaging leading lady. While Faelan, the hot-kilted warrior, has everything I seek in an alpha hero. Bursting with honor, protectiveness, possessiveness and fierce in battle with a deep sense of justice and loyalty *sigh* Wouldn't it be nice to find him in your backyard? I loved the back and forth dialogue between these two, Faelan trying to protect Bree but Bree is a 21st century independent woman and will not sit by while Faelan fights. There was also plenty of humor with Faelan trying to figure out this time; how some things have changed and some haven't.

    I was bombarded with questions throughout this novel though and by the end I was left with plenty unanswered, hopefully in the second novel though some of them will be. It did keep me on the edge of my seat, turning the pages, to find out what was happening. There were also numerous new characters and roles introduced in a very short time span, which got a wee bit confusing at times but I loved every moment! Incredibly shocking twists and turns that kept me guessing and had me turning the pages faster and faster. The author really took her time weaving a sensational tale masterfully. Plenty of intense suspense, action and battle scenes to keep adrenaline junkies entertained; with a unique, fast paced plot that is in depth and well development. All the characters introduced were rich and I easily became invested in each.

    Awaken the Highlander was a great start to a new series and I cannot wait for the rest, especially since seeing the blurb for the third novel and all I have to say is *squee* I just knew it! The ending left a cliffhanger but not a frustrating one; it's a good set up for secondary characters becoming future lead characters.
    An awesome read for highlander and paranormal romance fans!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    Great story

    This was a great book that really kept me reading. I could not put it down. The plot was good, humor, and romance with time travel. What else could you look for?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Amazing

    One of the best breach in time romances I have read in awhile.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Cliff Hangers. Ugg!!

    I would rate the book at 2.75 if I could. There were too many cliff hangers and not enough romance. Bree's paranormal abilities were never explained and the woman that was in the castle was never explained. The other time vault and stairs in the crypt were never explained. Bree's charmed cross was never explaned. The secret compartment in the chess that rattled when shaken was never explained. The key to the chess secret compartment was never found. Like I said too many cliff hangers. There was very little sparks between Bree and Faelan. I also didn't care for the way Faelan treated Bree. The writing was okay and characters were well developed but you needed a map to keep track of all of them.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    A solid four star.

    I really liked this book. The balance was nice, a good story line along with the romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

    Realy Good!

    I immediately begain looking for the next book! Can't wait! Love it when I discover someone new to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Captivating!

    I couldn't put this book down, I had to read it to the end. I can't wait for the next one to come out. The other characters are so interesting and it makes you want to read more about them or hope she does.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Loved this book!

    I started reading it thinking it wouldn't be that good, and absolutely could not put it down! I SO hope there will be many more books from this author in the future!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

    OMG!! MUST READ!!!

    I am so thankful you started writing!! Love Scottish stories, maybe due to ancestry! This book was so exciting, fun, keeps you on your toes, and could not put it down.
    Thank you Anita Clenney,
    Sheila in CO
    Can't wait to get the next 2 and hopefully more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

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    I am enthralled by Ms. Clenney¿s way of describing scenery and p

    I am enthralled by Ms. Clenney’s way of describing scenery and people without being boring. I can feel what she is describing like I am right there. I love the richness of her words where you can smell the air, feel the time vault, etc....

    Bree is one gutsy lady. I love her mixture of bravery then fearfulness showing that even the brave can be afraid. Bree definitely is someone I would like to be. She is curious and unafraid to search for things to get answers. Bree sure loves to run full steam ahead into everything including danger. 

    Poor hunky Faelan wants Bree so bad but is trying to treat her with careful gentlemanly manners even when he worries about if she is a demon. He has no idea of what to do with Bree, a modern spunky woman or how to keep her safe. 

    This book introduces some very hot secondary Highland Warriors characters that will be featured in future books. And I believe you will fall in love with the very sexy Ronan who is one of my favorites. Another secondary character intrigues me, Tristol one of the demons of old, the ancient ones, and I can’t wait to see how his character progresses through the Warrior series. 

    This is a series well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    A real page-turner

    I didn't think I'd like it, but once I started I simply could not put it down. Don't start the book if you need sleep, because you probably won't get any until you finish reading this! Consider yourself warned!

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