Who Is Mistral Dawn?

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at mistralkdawn@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Review Of Blood Assassin By Alexandra Ivy

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. :-)

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