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Evil's Unlikely Assassin: A Vampire Urban Fantasy (An Alexis Black Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"I started this book at noon and could not put it down. I read it straight thru and finished it that afternoon. My only complaint is I want more! So sit down and let Jen take you for a roller coaster ride of a book. You'll not be disappointed." - Rabid Reads
"Sassy, snarky and sexy! An absolute thrill ride. I loved the characters and their personalities. It was a highly entertaining read and I can't wait for more." - ilovebooksandstuffblog
"One supernatural surprise after another - Suspense, Intrigue, Romance and a warped touch of humor. Nothing about this is your typical Vamp/Supernatural story." - Joyffree Top Contributor: fantasy Books
"Evil's Unlikely Assassin has solidified its place in my top favorite urban fantasy novels. I devoured this book in one day and want more!" - Amazon Reviewer
What a refreshing and clever spin on a new and fascinating paranormal world, with a kick-ass vampire assassin/heroine who I love everything about! - Audible Reviewer
From the Author
Book 1: Struck By Eros
Book 2: Pierced By Venom
Book 3: Pricked By thorns
The Alexis Black Novels- Urban Fantasy (In process)
Book 1: Evil's Unlikely Assassin
Book 2: Evil's Ultimate Huntress
- ASIN : B07FFVBST5
- Publisher : Irreverent Publishing; 2nd edition (July 11, 2018)
- Publication date : July 11, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1433 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 292 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #180,327 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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She has to kill everyday or go crazy.
Alexis Black is beautiful. Alexis Black is tiny. Alexis Black is ALWAYS hungry. With a contract on her hip, placed by one hotshot angel, she has a constant reminder of what she can and cannot do in order to earn her soul back. She has lived for one-hundred and fifty years and for every single one of those days, she has kept her nose clean. She hasn’t had a drop of human blood from the vein and has destroyed one supernatural EVERY night. It gets exhausting to carry out the same routine every day, but the reward is substantial to her and worth fighting the extra fifty years for. When a friend comes back to town after she almost lost her battle to a few humans baiting her in an alleyway, she has run out of options. As the night nears its end, she is forced to do something that she knows she will regret. Little does she know, in the days that follow, she would be doing a lot more of the things that she would always regret, especially once a major vampire leader has turned rogue and started to build an army. Not even the Behavioral Analysis Unit for vampires can hold them in check as their numbers grow to an all-time high in mere days. Alexis, her work-in-progress friend Reaper, and two unsuspecting individuals have formed an alliance to save the humans from the vampires, a bond almost like family. Can she protect her family and be the hero when her inner beast, AKA Eddie, learns how to start taking control of the wheel?
Windrow has a superb story-line, filled with creativity, originality and intriguing characters. The pace is very quick, but easy to follow. There is action and suspense lurking in the shadows and in every corner. With war waging among the vampires and humans for freedom, Alexis doesn’t know who she can trust. The story appears to be written fairly well. Since this review compliments the audiobook, Stephens provides wonderful voice relay for all of the characters within the story. Her narration makes the novel lively and enjoyable for the reader. This is the first installment in the Alexis Black Series; therefore, the reader can jump right in to the action. If you are a reader of paranormal romance, suspense and fantasy, you may enjoy this story.
An audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating to Evil’s Unlikely Assassin by Jenn Windrow.
Reaper is Alexis’s handler, providing info on evil supernaturals for her to target. She has to kill one supernatural a night if she’s to keep both the deal-wielding angel and her on board inner demon (Eddie) happy. This is sometimes problematic and can be dangerous to any clueless civilians in the area.
Then there’s the chemical-tinkering doc Julian. He’s hunting for his twin sister Julia while also providing an injectable that can mask most supernaturals from detection for a short time. I did find the instalust thing between him and Alexis very sudden, even though I feel they are good for each other later in the story. They went to a club together to hunt for info on his sister’s whereabouts and they fall into a grinding dance routine… um… really? That was a bit silly. But I like how Julian has a big secret, and that gives him a little bit of depth.
There’s very few women in this story in general. Even Julia has few lines and is in need of rescuing (both from an evil vampire and some spilling out of her shirt). I would have enjoyed the story more if there had been another kick-ass lady or 3.
Nathan was fun. He’s one of Alexis’s oldest friend and he unexpectedly gets to ghost along for the ride. He’s the comic relief for the story, always making jokes and letting his baser desires dictate some of his choices.
The plot was pretty basic (rescue the damsel in distress and take out the big evil baddie awhile also proving you have control over your inner demon). The action was never far away and I was kept entertained the entire time. I look forward to seeing what Alexis tackles next. 4.5/5 stars.
The Narration: Chelsea Stephens was a good pick for Alexis. She sounded hard and deadly when she needed to but could also be sensual during the few love scenes. Her accents were pretty rough, but the British accent for Nathan smoothed out over the coarse of the book. Stephens’s pacing was perfect and there were no technical issues with the recording. 4.5/5 stars.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jenn Windrow. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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The supporting characters are just as well developed and the layering of these diverse personalities creates a grittiness that continues to subtley carry the novel along with constant developments that keeps the reader intrigued.
There's a dose of hot and steamy and I can't wait for the next book.