Friday, February 8, 2013

FMB Presents: Ascent of Blood

Title: Ascent of Blood
Series: The Red Veil Series, #1
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Genre: Paranormal romance
Publisher: Self published
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Length: 90K words

Purchase: Amazon | B&N |


Sometimes, love is conceived in the mind of a man long before it is ever realized.

1990, Cardiff, Wales.  Vampire prince, Sebastian Pearce, has waited six-hundred years for the right human mate. His own beloved mother was a mortal capable of carrying immortal offspring. While vampires no longer require live donors for sustenance, Mother Nature has played a cruel trick on them making breeders a rare commodity. As numbers in Sebastian’s Imperial House continue to dwindle, his virgin bride eludes him. That is, until he happens upon a young woman searching for information about a sacred vampire text, the Book of Descent. Sebastian’s desire for her is more potent than anything he’s felt for another woman, but Everleigh Marbut isn’t innocent. She’s an American with a mind of her own, and worst of all, she’s already carrying an immortal being. As Sebastian and Everleigh fight their attraction to each other, they don’t realize they’re being lured into a battle pitting medieval myth against the power of modern science to recreate life until it’s too late.

The destiny of his lineage, and the bond forged between them, now rests in their acceptance of each other as they are.

Windy City writer, Elizabeth Marx, brings cosmopolitan life alive in her fiction—a blend of romance, fast-paced Chicago living, and a sprinkle of magical realism. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs. She grew up in the city, has traveled extensively, and still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.

After reading the prequal to this story, I knew I had to continue reading this series. I was not disappointed. Ms. Marx has created a unique story line with how the vampires struggle to breed. No longer requiring blood was a twist and I liked the fact that the Vampire Prince, Sebastian Pearce was faced with the fact that the human he waited so long for was not the innocent virgin he was expecting, she is already pregnant with another vampires baby. When Everleigh is presented to him as dinner he is surprised that he cannot smell her blood. 
Everleigh is a strong minded American who drawn into the world of Vampires. Thinking the men who capture her are playing at being goths she meets Sebastian she is drawn to him yet fights her attraction. 
I absolutely love the way the play on words, the sarcastic humor and the rants Everleigh tends to go off into and how Sebastian has no idea how to handle the ball of fire he can't help but love. Throw in a jealous succubus who is trying to win Sebastian back, other vampires trying to take Everleigh and most of all wolves, the a plot has constant twists and turns.  I could not put this book down. Where is book two in this series???

1 comment:

  1. MaryLynn,
    Thanks for the review and participating in the blog tour.
    Elizabeth Marx