#Bookreview of Ascension (Sabrina Strong Series Book 1) by Lorelei Bell
Left penniless after the death of her father, Sabrina Strong isn’t thrilled at the prospect of working for the North American Vampire Association.
Driven by accumulating bills (and a secret desire to discover the identity of the mysterious figure haunting her dreams), Sabrina is attacked on the way to the interview. Her life is narrowly saved by a passing vampire—one whom is strangely familiar. Could he be the one that turned her mother and marked Sabrina as his own so long ago?
But Sabrina’s concerns are pushed aside after being hired to investigate the murder of Letitia—lover of Vampire Master, Bjorn Tremayne. Sabrina is quickly immersed in dangerous trysts as the North American Vampire Association comes under threat of those who seek to satiate their own greedy desires.
The first book in Lorelei Bell’s Sabrina Strong series, Ascensionis an urban fantasy full of longing, heartache, and passion.
Sabrina Strong was anything but normal. Being born a touch clairvoyant, she was considered a freak by her peers, and basically shunned most of her life. So when she answered an ad for a company searching for a clairvoyant, the last thing she expected was to become the center of attention, males swooning all over her. But wait . . they’re vampires, werewolves, and shape- shifters. What the hell did she get into?
I really enjoyed this novel. It has a solid mystery story wrapped around the paranormal. As Sabrina tracks down the person killing vampires with a crossbow, she finds her past catching up with her. Who is Vasyl, and what does he want with her? What does he have to do with her mother who disappeared years ago? For being mostly dead vampires, the characters are alive and vibrant. Suddenly, Sabrina finds herself surrounded by hunky men,and they all want a piece of her. Bell does a great job with the sexual tension between the different characters. My favorite is Dante. Yum!. As some questions were answered, other questions remain. That’s why I bought book two. Is Sabrina really the sibyl? And what of Nicolas? Is he really on Tremayne’s side?
If this book had some additional proofreading and editing, it would be a 5 star novel. I had issues with some of the sentence structures as they seemed backwards and awkward.
If you’re in the mood for a good thriller with larger than life paranormal characters, you should read this series. I give it 4 feathers.