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Ascension: A Dark Breed Novel

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

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    High octane action!

    Kyana is half Lychen, half Vampyre who works as a tracer for the Order of Ancients. She is Dark Breed that has chosen to use her powers for good, and is entrusted by the Order to find an ancient key that can send the rampaging Dark Breeds back to Hell. See, the Gods' powers are weakening, and the Chosen (those that will replace them)are being killed one by one. The only problem is Ryker, the demi-god that she's partnered with. See, a while back, Kyana tried to get Ryker in the sack and he turned her down, but it's probably not for the reason you might think. It's much more complicated than that, and so is their relationship, which is part of the fun of the awesome debut!

    Ascension is categorized as Paranormal Romance, however, it's firmly situated in the Urban Fantasy realm. Do not let the "Paranormal Romance" on the spine scare you off. For one thing, there's no steamy stuff until about two thirds in, and it's no more than you'd find in most urban fantasy. The writing duo that is Sable Grace has created a unique fantasy world where gods and myths are real, and "bump in the night" is par for the course. Some of my favorite scenes include Kyana's roommate and best friend, Haven, who is a witch. Their banter is witty and genuine, and the warmth and history between them is obvious. There are some truly terrifying creatures and plenty of rip roaring action, and the romantic friction between Kyana and Ryker keeps a nice hum of tension threaded throughout. This book has some wonderful twists and turns that kept me guessing, and a revelation that frankly had my jaw on the floor! This book kicks serious ass, and I can't wait for the next one!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Great story telling.... reminds me a little of kim harrison

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Wonderful Start to New Series!

    Kyana is the best at what she does, tracking. Her unique blood, Vamp and Lychen, allows her to hold a scent longer than any of the other trackers and she uses it to her advantage. The Fates have an assignment they have determined Kyana is perfect for-saving the human world. Someone has opened the door to Tartarus, the Chosen are being killed along with all the other people and there is a trail that needs followed. The only catch is, Ryker. He is a demigod, Aries' son and his 'snub' ten years before still stings.
    Ryker knows he and Kyana are meant for each other, but because of her mixed blood, he doesn't believe she can mate for life. Her ease with fellow Vamp, Geoff makes Ryker jealous as does the attention she shows any male. Geoff is a necessary evil as far as Ryker is concerned. He is better connected than either he or Kyana so to accomplish their goal, they need him.
    Fighting Dark Breeds, searching for dead gods, trying to keep her focus off Ryker's sexiness and meeting a soulless race she never knew existed are just a few of Kyana's adventures. Her personal life keeps interfering, she can't keep Ryker off her mind, her best friend, Haven potentially getting married is nerve-wracking and she has more questions than answers. Kyana is literally in a race against time to save the world, her friends and herself before Tartarus destroys it all!
    A wonderfully thrilling, fast-paced story! It will sink its teeth into you and not let go!

    Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

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    The fast-paced story line is loaded with action and tension as twists enhance a strong thriller

    The Order of Ancients directs Vampyre-Lychen hybrid Dark Breed Kyana the Tracer to go on a mission that will close the recently opened portal from hell. Although she loathes the vicious mortals who have abused her and still scorn her for being a Dark Breed even with eight decades of loyal service, she knows her duty comes before her disdain so she must prevent the Dark Breed from coming to earth.

    Kyana fumes that the Order teams her up with demigod warrior Ryker as they have a horrific history between them. The duo soon finds an archaic cult with dangerous plans and an ancient god scheming to destroy the mortal plane first. Kyana and Ryker are attracted to one another, but ignore their feelings as the mission comes first.

    Although the heroine is a stereotype of the overused kick butt female, her sidekick brings out the feminine side of Kyana without diluting the mission. Besides the powerful lead duet, the support cast makes the Grace urban fantasy landscape seem real. The fast-paced story line is loaded with action and tension as twists enhance a strong opening thriller while setting up the next spin in the Grace mythos.

    Harriet Klausner

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