Fists are pumping, bodies gyrating, sweat dripping—booming music drowns out all other noise in the dark club. Leisha, dressed in skimpy, revealing clothes, eyes her victim. As soon as he sets eyes on her, she knows he’s hers. He becomes excited as despicable thoughts of murder run through his mind, all readable by Leisha’s abnormal senses. After a bit of small talk, they are soon both out the door, Leisha pushed against the wall. The man pulls out a knife, ready to cut up this beautiful woman. Leisha smiles as she deflects the knife and bites into his neck, sucking every ounce of life from this abominable man.
It wasn’t always this way.
Leisha was once a loving mother with an ideal family. Though this was over two thousand years ago, Leisha still holds that time dear to her heart. But for now, she must focus on trying to escape the eternal and bloody war between her kind—the Vampires—and the Immortals, an undying race sworn to destroy her people. Soon, Leisha finds herself captured by the government only to be saved by a young and mysterious human girl. What entails is the beginning of a long and torturous journey as Leisha and her new-found friend run for their lives while searching for the one thing that can end it all—the prophecy child.
If you enjoy a good vampire story, then Dissension, an adult paranormal book by Utah author Adrienne Monson, should be on your to-read list. The book has a fast pace, intriguing characters and interesting vampire lore. The vampires are seriously tough, which results in some great action scenes. I enjoyed the two female main characters – one vampire, one human – and their close relationship and the main female vampire has a story that will break your heart.
Content note: Frequent violence, including some gore, and occasional sexual references.
Dissension is the first book in The Blood Inheritance Trilogy and is out February 23, 2013.
Published by Jolly Fish Press.
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