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Friday, December 27, 2013

Book Review (ARC) Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy

Born In Blood (The Sentinels)
By: Alexandra Ivy
Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: December 31, 2013

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 desparate 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.

Alexandra Ivy starts a new paranormal series for readers to feast on. From the first chapter, I was both entertained and intrigued by the world that's being created. Valhalla is not just for Thor (though he is the best looking), but witches, seers and some amazing new characters that are monk-like. There's a lot here to like and it's backed with a solid story to help you dive right in. 

Our lead pair team up to fan the flames of love and passion. The human cop falls for the immortal necromancer. I was a little on the fence about these two, but by the end I did get invested. There's believability stacked on top of all the drama, which helped to give the story it's momentum. Plus the secondary characters are already standing out as ones I want to read up on. 

Set all this to the scene of a murder-mystery and back stabbing, this adventure takes you for a walk on the dark side. Evil is afoot and it's clearly a major player in the coming series. 

I see tons of potential for this saga and will most definitely keep enjoying the ride!

Getting 4 Sheep 


About the Author:
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Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.


  1. That sounds like fun. Great review.

  2. Great review! Ever since Anita Blake I have something for necromancer's, so I want to read this series. Adding it to my wishlist right away.