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Born in Blood [Format Kindle]

Alexandra Ivy

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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 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.

Praise for Alexandra Ivy

"Beyond the Darkness kept me riveted! The Guardians of Eternity series is highly addictive." --Larissa Ione

"Ivy always packs her books with buckets of action, emotion and sexy sizzle. Another winner!" --Romantic Times on Devoured by Darkness

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1333 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 399 pages
  • Editeur : Zebra (31 décembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°118.797 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazing Story and a Couple of Surprises Along The Way 31 décembre 2013
Par Douglas C. Meeks - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
This was a great book so let me get that out of the way up front. The writing was good, the characters were done well, and the plot was engaging and not predictable.

Duncan has been almost obsessed with Callie ever since he first met her and this results in the basis for the romantic part of this story. Callie is equally interested in Duncan but is a bit resistant to his uber-male persona.

They both have secrets they are not rushing to share but as always, everything will come out.

So we have the “couple” and we have the “big evil thing” (which has a surprise or two) and she does a great job of letting you know who the next two couples will most likely be and you will like it.

This is a romantic thriller at heart and it does keep you in suspense since this is book #1 you don’t know who she might kill off.

Bottom Line: Great story, amazing characters, world building slipped into the story in such a way you don’t feel it and a great ending. What more can you ask for other than book #2.
18 internautes sur 21 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Mixed feelings 4 janvier 2014
Par PNR Aficionado - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
The sudden love-fest between the H/h was a bit much. Yes, they had a work history but not enough contact that they'd jump into bed together - unless you're talking shapeshifter genre, which is what AI usually writes & very well. I found Duncan's pushiness to be arrogant & annoying rather than an alpha-male chemistry driven stuff of her other stories. Callie was a bit too wussy for me. I prefer stronger heroines & found myself seeking out her friend Serra's dialogue with Fane more than any other part. Although, The Mave & Wolfe also strongly caught my attention.

Much too much time was spent on the 'bad guys' Zak & Anya & I skimmed over most of their dialogue. Come on! They're bad guys who want what all bad guys want, so analyzing & discussing it, to death, was a mostly wasted endeavor, as far as I was concerned anyway, & took up nearly 1/2 the book.

All that said, I do like AI's world building & love her shifter stories. Since this book is the first of a new series I'm sure there are kinks to work out along the way. I will buy the next in this series, based upon her other work rather than this one & see if there are improvements. I just hope she spends more time developing characters who matter & that she truncates the goings-on of the antagonists in the story.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great start to a new series. I am head over heels already! 16 janvier 2014
Par Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Born in Blood is the start of a new PNR series by Alexandra Ivy. This story takes place in a world that knows about the paranormal. They know Sentinels, witches, psychics, necromancers, and more exist. To keep humans from losing their minds more than usual, the paranormal (or "high-bloods") live in a domed city named Valhalla. The day comes when a very unusual crime takes place (a woman is found without her heart, but no wound is found on the body). It is clear the human world will need help from the high-bloods to solve this. Callie Brown is a necromancer. She can get into the mind of the dead and witness their last moments to find out what happened. People are freaked out by her except for Sgt. Duncan. He has his eyes on her for sure. They will be working together to solve a crime that may be more personal than they would have imagined.

I will admit a very sad fact here: This is my first read by Ivy (I know, I am full of shame). But I definitely see why she is a New York Times bestseller. Man, what a read and a great way to start off the new year, I must add. It was impossible for me not to love this world and its many intriguing characters. Callie was a great heroine. She has definitely had a tough life of sorts. She was literally thrown in the trash when she was born. But she was luckily found by those who are like her. She loves her family in Valhalla. Despite some still being freaked out by her necromancy abilities, she stands on her own two feet and with her head held high. I really loved that. By the way, I do love the cover, it is gorgeous (Paul Marron anyone? Hell yeah!) But that is not Callie. What happened to the short and spiky hair? I wanted a cute, redheaded pixie. Where is she?

Then we have Duncan. Oh, we got another drool-worthy leading man. Duncan's personality will definitely capture your attention. He has a great sarcastic sense of humor (which is always a favorite for me) and knows he is a good looking SOB and isn't ashamed of letting people know it. He is quite arrogant, but it actually adds to his charm. I really loved that too because most of the time, I feel the need to punch guys like this. Duncan makes it work though, he really does. I love that he doesn't treat Callie like an outcast and that he lets her stand on her own. He respects who she is and that made me love him more. He wants to protect her, but he knows she is a woman with her own mind.

I am also falling for Callie's guardian, Fane. Fane and Duncan don't get along at all. They are very protective of Callie and both feel they can protect her better than the other. I found their squabbling adorable especially Fane. Fane will scare the mess out of you, but there are little glimpses that tell you he is a softie. I pray we get a story from him soon. I have to have it. I hope it involves Callie's best friend, Serra. Serra is a psychic who is more of a sister to Callie. She always protects her (I love how she protects Callie when she first meets Duncan. You wouldn't want to piss her off). Serra has major feelings for Fane and he doesn't seem to notice. I want more of this story. I have to know everything. Something clearly happened and I can't wait to find out what.

This story grabbed my attention from the beginning. It seems there is another necromancer on the loose and it seems he might be the most powerful being on the planet. He is planning on making a zombie army and his plan is almost complete. I love that we got things from his POV in the book as well. I always say that villains should be just as interesting as the hero(es) and there isn't a dull moment around this guy. Goodness, he is super scary and very insane. He believes it is his right to have the world. He thinks he really is a god. Being in his head will freak you out. He has no care for anyone or anything except for him. Everything is expendable. I love how everything ties in close to the end. It slowly starts coming together beautifully. Oh man, the chaos that ensues.

There are plenty of secrets to discover, but I won't spoil you. Either way, this is a great read. For a supernatural read, scenes with Callie and Duncan feel real. Callie is scared, but she doesn't let that hinder her. This girl has a lot of spine and it made me love her more. Same for Duncan. He is completely out of his element going up against supernatural hordes of zombies, but he doesn't let that stop him. I loved the relationship between Duncan and Callie. They will be steaming up the pages, that is for sure. I also love the conversations between them. They always had me smiling. Although I would have liked a bit more backstory between the two. I got the sense that they knew each other way before for some reason. I would have liked to know more about the actual development, if that makes sense. Nonetheless, these characters are fantastic and the story is bada**. The villain and his plans will keep you on the edge of your seat. I will be going to my library to pick up Ivy's other books. Ivy has an eye for worldbuilding and knows how to create characters that will heat up the pages. Highly recommended.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Review: Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy 31 décembre 2013
Par Reading In Pajamas - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Review: Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 5 Stars
Blog Post: [...]

Born in Blood is the first book in Alexandra Ivy's exciting new paranormal romance series and was a great start to the series. I loved it! This book is full of action, danger, and steamy romance. Alexandra Ivy created an exciting and seductive new world with Sentinels, who are humans with special abilities. I loved the main characters, Duncan the sexy detective and Callie, a gifted Sentinel. There were a lot of secondary characters that captured my attention as well. Now I'm hooked and this series will be on my must buy list. I can not wait to see what else she has in store for us in this series. I recommend this series for paranormal romance lovers.

*ARC provided by NetGalley/ Kensington in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $5.34 [...] | Amazon Paperback $4.83 [...] | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.49) [...] | Kobo $5.79 [...]
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Born In Blood by Alexandra Ivy 31 décembre 2013
Par Chrystina Williams - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Born in Blood is the first book in The Sentinels series by Alexandra Ivy, and it is a good solid start to this new series. It follows Duncan, a tough homicide detective working a new case, and Callie, a talented necromancer who's been brought in to find out the victim's last thoughts. Duncan and Callie have worked together before, so there is already an abundance of sexual tension from the beginning but this case just ends up speeding things along for the two of them.
Duncan and Callie have a lot to work through in this book because although normal humans know how different high-bloods are, high-bloods all have different supernatural powers, and they're willing to use them for their powers they are still a long way from accepting them as equals in society. Most people call the high-bloods freaks, so the main characters have a lot of prejudice against them from the get go. Combine that with a mad man killing people and trying to raise the dead and they are definitely up against some major adversity.
Born in Blood had an awesome plot and some hot chemistry between the two main characters. The world building was unique and I am excited to read more because there could be so many different kinds of supernaturals in further books, so it has some awesome potential. Overall it was a very entertaining read that was very well written, one that didn't slow down from beginning to end, and I will be waiting for the next Sentinels book to come out.

***Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review***
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