Sunday, April 14, 2013


Title: Enlightened 
Author: Melissa Lummis
Genre: Paranormal
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Loti Dupree fears she may have lost her soul. Harboring a painful secret, she flees her life in a small Appalachian town for the spiritual retreat where she trained to be a yogini. But an ominous nightmare sets her on a dangerous path of self-discovery that challenges everything she believes, threatens her life, and throws her into the arms of a handsome but frustrating vampire. Love and light are waiting for her—if she can only figure out how to stay alive.

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You can’t escape, Loti.
She snapped her head up, spluttered and spit as the water filled her nose and mouth. She heard that voice somewhere before, but she couldn’t remember where. “No,” she whimpered. 
You are only fooling yourself if you think you can run away.
She squeezed her eyes shut while thinking, this is not real, this is not real.
Oh, but it is, sweet Loti, you are what you are and cannot fight it.
Loti trembled as something thick and hot and paralyzing slithered through the small shower space, her teeth chattering.
This is who you are –you are
“No,” she screamed so hard and so loud her throat seized up, and she dissolved into coughing spasms. The living heat squirmed its way through her chest, up her throat, filling her nose. She clawed at her throat and face. Dizzy, so dizzy. Don’t faint, don’t faint. She slipped and fell backwards into the tub. She had one more moment to think, don’t hit your head, and then all was black.

Kj's Review
  First of all I have to say that this book held me in thrall from page one; an excellent book. In a day and age where people are more open to what’s around them this book is a beacon to the possibilities. I will definitely be recommending this book to everyone.
  Loti is getting ready to go to the ashram, to be somewhere that she could forget and go past her husband’s death. Just before she could go an evil presence reached out and tries to get her, she runs to her friend Rachel’s house in terror to try and find out what’s happening to her. There she meets Wolf, a vampire who she’s drawn to, but uncomfortable with the emotions. They head to the ashram where Loti finds out there is a whole lot she doesn’t know about her world and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and danger.
  This book is on my top 10 list now, I was thrilled by the story and wait with breathless patience for the next one. Many thanks to Melissa Lummis for giving me this book to read and review. I am a huge fan now!!

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Melissa Lummis considers herself a truth seeker, a peaceful warrior, a paranormal and fantasy writer, an avid reader, a thru-hiker GA->ME ’98, a wife, a mother, and a free thinker.  She believes the universe conspires to help an adventurer.  And if we live our lives as if it is a daring adventure (and it is!), then everything we need will find its way to us.
The author lives in rural Virginia with her husband, two children, an Alaskan Malamute and a myriad of forest creatures.  The nature of her mind dictates that she write to stay sane.  Otherwise, her fertile imagination takes off on tangents of its own accord, creating scenarios and worlds that confuse the space-time continuum. Namaste, dear friends.



  1. Thank you so much, Kj! And I promise, you want have to wait too long for book 2. Samskaras is scheduled to release May 21st.

    1. Yayyyyyyyy...I am so excited!!! Thank you for stopping by.