The Cooke Agency

Sharon Ashwood
Ravenous (The Dark Forgotten, book 1)


Ravenous (The Dark Forgotten, book 1) by Sharon AshwoodOne kiss is all it takes to lose your soul…

Holly Carver is a small-time witch who busts ghosts for tuition money, but ends up wrangling a demon when a haunted house job goes bad.

Her Undead business associate, Alessandro Caravelli, suspects the demon is somebody’s not-so-secret weapon. The supernatural community is at war, and Holly’s unpredictable magic holds the key to hell’s doorway. Soon Holly is on everyone’s “must have” list, and not in a good way.

Alessandro wants her for more than magic. A lover with six centuries of experience, the vampire is walking seduction, but he’s also a predator. Every moment he spends guarding Holly, every second he spends falling under her witch’s spell, he becomes more and more of a threat himself. As Holly’s sharp-tongued grandma warns her: vampires are like a box of rich chocolate—they seem so tempting, but over-indulgence is a killer…

Praise for Sharon Ashwood’s Ravenous:

Ravenous is simply superb.” —Chicago Tribune

“A multilayered plot, a fascinating take on paranormal creatures living among us, plus a sexy vampire, a sassy witch and a mystery for them to solve. . . Ravenous leaves me hungry for more!” —Jessica Anderson, author of The Final Prophecy series

“Sexy, suspenseful fun. Ashwood really knows how to tell a story.” —NYT best-selling author Kelley Armstrong

“Strong world-building and romantic elements benefit from deft touches of humor; readers will look forward to the sequel.” —Publishers Weekly

“Intriguing and darkly entertaining—not to mention sexy. Ashwood is definitely making herself right at home in this genre.” —Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times Book Reviews

“This tongue in cheek, action-packed urban fantasy hooks the reader from the opening moment ... and never slows down.” —Harriet Klausner

“I urge anyone who is a fan of urban fantasy and paranormal romance to put Sharon Ashwood at the top of their list!” —Night Owl Romance, Reviewer Top Pick

“The heroine is gutsy, smart, and funny. As an urban fantasy, Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten is perhaps the best I've read this year.” —The Shape of Imagination

“It kept me glued from the first page all the way to the very last. Read it. You won't regret it.” —Book Faery

“From the moment I started reading, I was hooked … Her characters are very real, strong and incredibly written … I could not get enough of the world … I laughed, I panicked, I held my breath and I moved to the edge of my seat … Ashwood has moved to my ‘automatic buy’ list.” —The Betrayed Writer

Length: 344 pp
Genre/Category: Paranormal romance

World rights, Signet Eclipse/NAL
German rights, Droemer Knaur

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

Sharon Ashwood
Photo by Mark Oxley/Studio 16
  Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle fantasy would never work out, so she writes paranormal romances instead.

Sharon lives in the Pacific Northwest and is owned by the Demon Lord of Kitty Badness. Her website is