Barely Awake by D.R.Perry

Barely Awake by D.R.Perry

Barely Awake

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Bobby Tremain’s life used to seem charmed, but since his dad’s crippling accident, he has an avalanche of problems. He’s the first in his family to have a shot at college, also the first to head north of Louisiana. An early snow calls his Bear to hibernate a week before finals, but he needs to pass or he flunks out of Providence Paranormal College.

Lynn Frampton’s loneliness is almost more than she can take. She went to college on the other side of the country to get away from the persistent curse of unpopularity in a small town. Once at college, Lynn’s prickly personality has pushed everyone away yet again. At least, she’s at the top of her class.

Bobby needs Lynn’s help to stay awake and pass his exam, and she discovers she needs companionship more than she’d ever imagined. Lynn’s all set to transfer to a school back home, but Bobby thinks she’s his mate. Can he keep awake long enough to pass, and more importantly, convince his love to stay?

Let this introductory novella transport you to Providence Paranormal College. Extrahumans of all types abound on this urban campus on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. This Ivy-League college recently opened its doors to anyone with enough talent. The Admissions Department at PPC enrolls humans with extraordinary grades, the magically and psychically inclined, vampires, werewolves, changelings, and even magic shifters like dragons and Kelpies. Come take a tour! If you like YA and NA Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy with strong romantic subplots, you’ll feel right at home here.

About the Author

D.R. PerryD.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island, where all her books are set. Although she’s not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn’t leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective.
D.R. writes all kinds of things. Mostly, they have strange and unusual elements. Not strange isotopes or Strontium or anything like that, but creatures who are people or people who are creatures. Beware of the Attack Poetry and rampant puns. Keep off the grass, or the song parodies may bite.She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in the Ocean State, which she loves to remind people is not an island and not Long Island. D.R. is well aware that her home state has both of those things, but isn’t defined by them. Maybe she likes it here so much because it reminds her that she’s also more than the sum of her parts.

D.R. hopes you have as much fun reading her books as she did writing them.

You can find out more about D.R., including links to social media and mailing lists, here:


Format: Kindle Edition

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I want to say upfront that bear shifters aren’t my favorite. I prefer my wolves and cat shifters the most. They’re just my preference.
That being said, I LOVED this book. It’s a fast-paced novella that takes place over one weekend, with a sleepy bear and a snarky, lonely girl, the only human on campus. Throw in plenty of references that my inner geek loved, some sexual tension, insecurities and sabotage and you’ve got the beginnings of a great story.

The writing was clever, the plotting good and the mysteries that kept popping up had me reading until I finished. I could not put this one down. I will be looking for the next book in this series.


Format: Paperback

An early snowfall has caused Bobby Tremain’s bear side want to hibernate. The problem? It is the week before finals at Providence Paranormal College. Being the first in his shapeshifting family to attend college, he wants to make his parents proud. Now if only he could stay awake.

Lynn Frampton is brilliant and knows what it takes to excel at school. Unfortunately, her sarcastic sense of humor and inability to hold back caustic remarks seems to keep her from making any friends at all.



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