Born in Blood (Sentinels #1) by Alexandra Ivy
Synopsis: In a stunning new paranormal romance series—even edgier than her bestselling Guardians of Eternity books—New York Times bestselling author 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…
Born In Blood
Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. A beautiful erotic dancer is found murdered in her 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-channeling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures.
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.
Review: This was an enjoyable read. It was a bit slow at times and it wasn’t a major page turner or didn’t have high emotional turmoil between the two main characters, but it was enjoyable. The plot line was entertaining and kept me interested. The relationship between Callie and Duncan was enjoyable to watch unfold. The final battle against zombies and the necromancer was well written. The hidden undertones between Fane and Serra, and Wolfe and Mave made me want to read more of the series. I want to watch those two couples come together. The secrets Callie discovers were a bit of a surprise and the villain was definitely one of those you have no sympathy for what so ever. Overall, it was good but not great.