My Review Of Dissension Book One Of The Blood Inheritance Triology By Adrienne Monson

About Dissension

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 newfound friend run for their lives while searching for the one thing that can end it all—the prophecy child.

My Take On This Book

From the first paragraph of this book, Leisha drew me into her world. She has been on the run on her own for two thousand years. She finds herself captured by the government so they can experiment on her kind, Vampires.

Samantha, a young human girl with a mysterious gift of her own, soon saves Leisha. Samantha is not as afraid as she thought she would be since she had seen what was about to take place in her vision.

Though Leisha does not know how the young girl knew, she was there nor how to find Leisha and set her free, all she knows is that they need to escape and they very surly do, into a journey that will astound you.

I cannot really say as much as I would love to about the book, as I do not want to give all the awesome parts of the book away. I do know once you pick this book up you will not want to put it down.

This is the first adult paranormal book I have read and reviewed, and I can say it will not be the last. Leisha’s story has definitely gotten my attention, and I cannot wait to read more.

I want to thank Adrienne Monson and Kirk Cunningham from Jolly Fish Press, LLC for the opportunity to read and review this book. It was an honor to read such awesome writing.

DISSENSION will be available where books and ebooks are sold February 23, 2013.

About The Author

I have always had a voracious appetite for reading, which I think I inherited from my dad. I love all different kinds of fiction and will sometimes stay up all night to finish a well written book. When I was eleven, I had an obsession with vampires and immersed myself in every kind of vampire literature. That may be why the first novel I have written is about vampires. Of course, everyone has their own version of what kinds of powers vampires have and where they come from. I am no different.

The genre I write is Paranormal. My first novel is book one of a vampire trilogy. I have finished Dissension and it will come out in Spring of 2013. In the meantime, I am finishing and polishing the rest of the trilogy. Once finished with that project, I’ll be working on a demon novel called See All Evil.

I live in Utah with my husband and two kids, whom I love with all my heart. I hope you enjoy my site and the excerpts I have written, and look forward to your comments!

Thank you for stopping by, have a blessed day!


  1. Thanks for the fabulous review, Jody! I'm so happy to introduce you to the adult paranormal romance genre. :)

  2. I used to be a vampire – a blood sucker, anyways.
    I worked for the Utah State Tax Commission. My job was to contact those who had past due accounts on their income tax and sales tax, to work out an arrangement that would pay their debt in a timely manner. According to mandate, I had to ask for the entire sum immediately, up front and without delay. Naturally, nobody ever had that kind of money. I usually believed them and so would proceed to work out a monthly amount they could pay and feel comfortable with.
    But if the debtor was rude or wanted to play tough, I gave them the full Bela Lugosi treatment.
    “Very well, my friend” I would hiss, while flourishing my cape, “you will regret your rash words very soon, perhaps this very night! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!” Then I would start proceedings to garnishee their wages and bank accounts, and put liens on their autos, businesses and homes. I would suck them dry, until they cried for mercy, or got a good tax lawyer.
    But blood-sucking was not in my blood, so to speak, so I got out of the racket and became a circus ringmaster.
    Which has nothing to do with Adrienne Monson’s spectacular first vampire novel; I just wanted you folks to know I’m not some wild-eyed vampire groupie. I know whereof I speak.
    It’s a good first novel, with the kind of raw energy that fledgling authors give off like sparks from an active anvil. It is heartening to see vampires with good Tea Party family values, too. These are the kind of vampires I would like to see at Church (and remember, all you undead, that the LDS Church has absolutely no crucifixes in their churches, anywhere!) I guess you have to have some kind of super duper antagonist for vampires nowadays – a Van Helsing just doesn’t cut the mustard – so I’m glad the Immortals are drawn so well. I just wonder why they waste so much time chasing down vampires when they could be talking heads on Fox News, or looking up the Three Nephites that the Book of Mormon says are also immortal. Maybe they will find the Three in a future volume (which will certainly cause past General Authorities in Salt Lake City to spin in their graves!)
    Anyway. The book is a good read for those with a general interest in the paranormal, as well as for those who lap up the H. P. Lovecraft and Lafcadio Hearn.
    And this reminder: Don’t get behind on your taxes, or you may be visited by a dark form some night, who will put the bite on you for untold centuries to come!

  3. Adrienne,
    Thank you so much for introducing me too Adrienne, I am HOOKED. I loved this book, it was AWESOME. I can't wait to read the next ones. I just hope I am first in line, lol! I am so glad you liked my review. If I could have went on and on I would have but I did not want to give anything away for other readers. Thank you again Adrienne for giving me the opportunity to read and review your book.


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