Blood Assassin is the second novel in Alexandra Ivy's Sentinels Series. It's set on Earth in a society that is pretty much exactly like the one we all know and some love more than others. ;-) The one difference is that there are some people who have special powers due to genetic mutations (yes, I thought of the X-Men too but it's different enough to be interesting) who are called "high-bloods." The powers these people have varies from person to person with some being stronger and/or having a broader range of powers than others. The story in Blood Assassin centers around Serra (a powerful psychic) and Fane (a guardian who protects other high-bloods using muscle, brains, and magic). Serra is kidnapped by a powerful witch-assassin, Bas, who wants her to find his four year old daughter who is being held hostage by person(s) unknown. To convince her to do his bidding he infects her with a magical poison which only he can remove. Serra and Fane have to find the little girl before time runs out, and then find a way to make Bas keep his promise to remove the poison.
While I'd read Alexandra Ivy's Guardians of Eternity series before, Blood Assassin was the first novel I read in her Sentinels Series. I wasn't disappointed. Since I haven't read the first book (something I'll have to rectify) in the series, Born in Blood, I had to play a little catch-up with the back story, but Ms. Ivy shares enough that this novel could be read on its own. There were a few typos in the ebook copy of this novel which were a bit distracting at times, but not enough to detract from the charm of the story. Reading the interactions between two very strong and opinionated protagonists was a lot of fun, and, as in all of Ms. Ivy's stories, the romance between Serra and Fane was HOT! Overall, five stars; I would definitely recommend this book to lovers of paranormal romance novels. :-)