If you're excited about these features in a book, you'll enjoy ASCENSION, by A. S. Fenichel as much as I did.
1. A kick-ass heroine who wants to protect her man
2. A haunted man who's determined to win back his fiancée
3. Demon attacks in the heart of London
4. A family mystery intertwined with a good versus evil plot
5. A training school for demonic war
6. More demons than you can imagine
Why? She's a proper lady by day, but fights evil by night. The ton is none the wiser, so how can she face her fiancée when he comes back after four years of war and she's no longer the delicate flower he remembers?
Besides, she's intent on protecting him from supernatural danger and from losing his innocence about horrible monsters lurking in London. The best thing is that amid exciting fights against demons, elegant balls, and a mysterious plot from the dark side of nature, Belinda and the Earl of Tullering, Gabriel, ignite a forgotten passion between them. He's as determined to find out her secret as she is to keep it from him.
In the meantime, there are lots of steamy scenes, heartfelt declarations, ventures into the seedy corners of London, and mysteries to be solved at every turn.
About the characters, I liked that they slowly built a trust in each other out of respect and love. Belinda is noble and a warrior, Gabriel is loyal and in love. I appreciated that Bella is a free spirit, she knows freedom now, and cannot abide losing it. Part of her reluctance to accept Gabriel's proposal stems from that fear. The writing style is sometimes not rich enough. The author keeps repeating names, and many sentences start with a character's name so it doesn't help the flow.
In the last part of the novel, the demon conspiracy reveals itself in all its glory. Also, the romance reaches its peak. It was my favourite part because Belinda interacts with the demons not only by way of sword. It was very interesting. And I might say that it lays grounds for more stories to come. Good.
I cannot give you a world where no evils exist. I can only promise you that I will face every one with you.
The Demon Hunters # 1
By: A.S. Fenichel
Releasing October 6th, 2014
Lyrical Press / Kensington
When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call.
Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man.
Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand.
Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.
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