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Evil's Unlikely Assassin (Alexis Black #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  24 reviews
"Evil's Unlikely Assassin is a promising urban fantasy debut that features all that's great about the genre--action, attitude, and ass-kicking." -Jaye Wells, USA Today bestselling author of The Sabina Kane and Prospero's War series

Vampire Alexis Black is on a mission - to rejoin the human race.

Coerced into signing an ironclad contract by an Angel-with-attitude, Alexis mu
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published July 11th 2018 by Irreverent Publishing
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Bette H
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Audible Listen🎧 A Fabulous Urban Fantasy! 4.5 Action-Packed Stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Evil's Unlikely Assassin
An Alexis Black Novel, Book 1
By: Jenn Windrow
Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens

This is a well written, well told action packed story that immediately grabs your attention and holds it to the end. The storylines are interesting, imaginative and original. Jenn Windrow created a fascinating world with supernatural creatures, vampires, angels & shifters who live amongst humans. The lead character, Al
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one!!!
Angi Burns ~Rabid Readers Book Blog
Evils unlikely assassin by Jen Windrow

I love vampire books, but I'm getting a little tired of the story as they all seem the same. So I was skeptical to start this book. Let me tell you how wrong I was to hesitate.

The story is well written. Jen draws you into her world and just as you get comfortable and start to sink into the story BOOM she hits you with a twist.

Alexis started out like most a miserable girl who doesn't like the life that was handed to her ect. Here's where I thought I'd loose
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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! Alexis Black has her entire life stripped from her by a sadistic vampire. In one fell swoop he killed her family and kidnapped her and her twin brother. She lost contact with her brother so she doesn't know if he's alive or dead. In an effort to get her human soul restored, Alexis made a deal angel. The terms of her contract to obtain her soul back ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Vampire Huntress Alexis Black has made a deadly deal with an angel. If Alexis permanently dispatches at least one evil creature each night for the next 50 years, the mortal life taken from her hundreds of years previous will be restored. Motivated by the chance to be human once again, Alexis stalks and kills her prey with stealthy precision. Alexis isn’t alone in her mission; for better or worse, she’s got an entourage
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 Stars

What an intriguing twist on classic vampires. Alexis Black is a vampire turned supernatural beings assassin. She was approached by an angel who would turn her back into a human if she killed a supernatural being every night for 50 years.

This was an imaginative story. I know that the whole "vampire killing vampire" thing is not a new concept, but the way Jenn Windrow writes it, it becomes a new concept. Alexis is not only a vampire, but she also happens to contain the soul of another
Penny Noble
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When I came across this book, I thought it looked interesting and wanted to read it. Who doesn’t love an evil assassin, unlikely though they may be? After coming across the book a few times, I’m really glad I was given a copy to read. This book has a unique premise about how certain vampires can get their humanity back. Alex is one of those desperate to get her humanity back, and she shares her body with Eddie, a strong vampire. She is a very interesting character, along with Reaper who helps he ...more
Kristen Lewendon
I've been lucky enough to read several books with unique perspectives on the supernatural creatures that populate them. I'm excited to add this book to the collection. They all have enough in common with the classic lore that they're easily recognizable, but each of the supernatural species around Alexis has a unique twist that I've never seen anywhere before. The plot is fast paced and engaging with lots of twists and unexpected detours to get you to the end. I think what I loved the most were ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One supernatural surprise after another - Suspense, Intrigue, Romance and a warped touch of humor
Nothing about this is your typical Vamp /Supernatural story
There are so many surprises in store for you - I promise you will not even see them coming -one twist after another - it was like an onion each time a layer was exposed we ran into something new.
Alexis is a smart, witty kick @ss heroine who has been partnered with:
Eddie -a sarcastic inner demon(?) that only comes awake when supernaturals are
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminded me slightly of the Blade Trilogy but with a somewhat snarky reluctant vampire heroine. Add in angelic intervention, a bonded ghost, a vampire extinction squared, and it equals a tale worthy of new readers! It is definitely a unique storyline for me and I found myself pleasantly surprised. I will be honest, at first I was on the fence but once the storyline was cemented in, so was I. I like that there was resolution to this story but still given a good incentive to want to read ...more
This is a great find and I'm excited to start a fabulous new series. Alexis shows a depth and complexity which makes for a strong and well defined protagonist. This is continually showcased through her troubled past and complicated present.

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 stea
Christina Luberts
Awesome book. So much going on in it that I had a hard time putting it down. You have Alexis Black a vampire that just wants to be human again. (got to love her spunk) Her human partner Reaper who hates vampires. Her best friend that she killed but is attached to her and than she runs into a man she has the hot's for. If you want a book with lots of action and guaranteed to laugh at certain part. This book is for you. I received an arc copy for my honest received.
Helen Simpson
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Becky Baldridge
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Original, well-written, witty, full of action, a bit steamy, snarky, lots of twists, and fun! I'm always on the lookout for a good Urban Fantasy series and if this first book is any indication of what's to come, I've found one. It's a solid start to a series and I can't wait to see what's next for Alexis and Reaper.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshing story! Yes, it is about vampires but with a very exciting and original twist. Very well written, with an endearing protagonist -- a really excellent storyline and characters! I loved it, and can't wait to find out what happens next...
Toni Peden
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is different than your typical vampire book. Elements that I have never considered when it comes to vamps and hunters. I loved the love-hate relationship between the partners, the vulnerability shown for all, the tears, sadness, heartaches, and happiness. I would recommend this book to others.
Phyllis Moore
Nice story. Completely enjoyed the book and loved the characters. I put it among my comfort food list. It was a bit formula, not very many surprises, but nice and cozy to read.
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up the sample, but I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Well written with a slow to medium burn and a snarky heroine create a very entertaining read. Looking forward to the next book!
Nov 18, 2018 added it
Just found this writer and am hooked. Loved the kick butt characters, plot twists and the best evil described. Great love/sex scenes too
Got it all!
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Nice to see a new take on vampires. I usually read YA so was not expecting the heated sex scenes, which I felt were not really necessary to the book, but I loved it just the same.
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
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.
E Varady
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as I hoped

I found this story to be overly dramatic, particularly in the last 30%. From the name of her dagger to her commentary in fight scenes, it all felt a little too forced. Even her is all trying too hard. It's hard to take a character seriously as a fighter when her dagger is constantly being ripped away from her. Characters are caricatures without notable development, so not much growth to point to. And the romance was a little too instant for me. I prefer a slo
Nikki Bao
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alexis just wants to be human again. After signing a contract with a jerk of an angel, she must kill an evil supernatural creature or die. Her assassin job is every day for fifty years. Now she has to contend with a vamp who is bent on destroying her hometown.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Uninterested in this story.

Don't care for writing where the main character kills her mentor and friend within the first few pages. She has no control over any of her actions.
She has to kill everyday or go crazy.
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Award winning author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Vampires, Greek gods, and a bit of Freak Show fun for everyone.

Jenn Windrow loves characters who have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb