Series: The Sentinels #1
Published by Zebra
Publication Date: December 24th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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In a stunning new series, Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels–humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain. . .
In The Heart Of Darkness
Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer, murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there’s one clue: she’s missing her heart. It’s enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro–one of the dead-channelling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures.
Lies The Kiss Of Death
Unlike the other “high-bloods” in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer’s final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie’s skills to the test, O’Conner’s career at risk, and both their hearts on the line. . .literally.
Born in Blood is the first in a very exciting series about humans with supernatural abilities. I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw the cover and the sample piqued my interest. Duncan and Callie have been circling each other for a while, not acknowledging the attraction between them but when Callie is in danger, Duncan is not willing to sit on the sidelines and do nothing. The chemistry between Callie and Duncan was very obvious in the first few pages and I was really interested in how their relationship would unfold, especially as she had those extra powers and he was just a normal police detective (well, supposedly).
Duncan has a reputation as a ladies’ man and I found him to be is a very interesting character: impulsive, brash, fearless, tenacious and above single-minded and when he turns his focus on Callie, she definitely does not stand a chance of resisting him. At the same time, he stakes a claim on her and is willing to take on anyone and anything in defense of her. Callie has lived all her life sheltered behind the walls of Valhalla and she has this innocence that is kind of at odds with her abilities. Underneath that innocence however, is a lot of passion and will of steel. When they come together, everything falls away and they are just two people who are completely into each other.
Ms. Ivy creates a suitably chilling villain with grandiose plans for world domination, mercilessly mowing down obstacles to achieving this goal and manipulating people and events as he seeks the last piece to unlock the needed power – Callie. Now the fate of the world rest on Duncan and Callie as they battle against evil. I was completely drawn into this story and never saw the plot twists coming but I enjoyed everything about this book. BORN IN BLOOD lives up to its promise.
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