Three Reasons Why You Should Read “Ascension” by A.S. Fenichel

Welcome to fellow Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press author A.S. Fenichel. When I read what her book is about, my ears perked up…Demon hunters? I’m a huge fan of Supernatural, so plan on adding this one to my to-be-read pile!

After  peek at the book’s bulb, I’ll let A.S. take it away with 3 great reasons to read her book…

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Ascension – The Demon Hunters, #1

When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call. 

Lord Gabriel Thurston returns home from war to find his fiancée is not the sweet young girl he left behind. She’s grown into a mysterious woman who guards her dark secrets well. When he sees her sneaking away from a ball, he’s convinced it’s for a lover’s rendezvous. Following her to London’s slums, Gabriel watches in horror as his fiancée ruthlessly slays a man. 

Lady Belinda Carlisle’s only concern was her dress for the next ball—until demons nearly killed her and changed everything. A lady by day, and a demon hunter by night, she knows where her duty lies. Ending her betrothal is the best way to protect Gabriel from death by a demon’s hand. 

 Gabriel soon realizes, like him, Belinda has been fighting for her country. He joins in the fight, determined to show her that their love can endure, stronger than ever. 

Thanks so much for having me here today. I’m excited to pick three scenes from ASCENSION that are excellent reasons why you should run right out and pick up your copy.

  1. In the first chapter there is a scene where Lord Gabriel has climbed into Lady Belinda’s bedroom. He’s convinced that she’s been unfaithful while he was away fighting in France. I love this scene because his emotions are so raw. He’s angry, hurt and miserable and all that misery pulses around the room. And in spite of what he thinks he knows, he loves her.
  2. When Gabriel finds out the truth, that demons have invaded London, that his sweet financée is a demon hunter and a rather spectacular one at that, he is shocked to say the least. Still in the midst of a battle that he doesn’t understand, he manages to trust Belinda.
  3. So you’ve probably guessed by now, Belinda is a kick a$$ heroine. She can certainly take care of herself and anyone else that comes along. Yet she also shows Gabriel her vulnerability. The scars she’s accumulated over the last four years and even those from before she was captured and nearly killed by demons. She most definitely has abandonment issues, which makes her determination to end their engagement even more interesting.

So there you have it. I managed it without too many spoilers. Three of many reason why you will absolutely love Ascension. Thanks to Sharon for having me here. This is such fun!


Lady Belinda Clayton grappled with the creaking iron gate, which led to the back garden of her family’s London townhouse. It was not the first time she had used the unconventional route to make her way back home in the predawn hours. Nor was it the first time her dress had been ruined or her hair tousled in her rush to make her way through the streets without becoming a number on the death toll in the city’s records.

Pushing the gate closed, the rough, cold metal scratched her gloved palm. Once the latch was secured she ran her finger along the jagged tear in her left glove. “Too bad,” she said. She shook her head at the ruined garment. “I really did like this pair.”

“What pair is that, Lady Belinda?” Gabriel’s deep, seductive voice cut through the still night.

His blue eyes were the color of the sea just before a storm and their depths burned into her.

Her stomach did a flip before she had time to control herself. She was sure she looked flustered and she could have kicked herself for not steeling her nerves before facing Lord Gabriel Thurston, the Earl of Tullering.

She was pleased with the sound of cold detachment in her voice. “Tullering, what on earth are you doing in my garden in the middle of the night?”

“One might ask you the same question, Lady Belinda.” He ran his hand through

his dark hair, loosening it from the ribbon. His cravat had come loose and his evening clothes were crushed. There was something dangerous about an unkempt Gabriel. The gesture was a sign of frustration from the earl. She’d seen it many times.

Her heart raced and she swallowed the panic welling in her gut. “This is my

home, my lord. You do not live here. If I am not mistaken you have a home in London where you should be at this late hour.”

“You are my fiancée.” Even in the moonlight, his face and neck burned red.

“There is no need to remind me.”

He stepped from the terrace onto the cobbled path where she stood. He loomed

over her and filled the air with a mixture of soap, spice and something else male and formidable. The scent was intrinsically Gabriel and entirely delicious.

She was tempted to back away, but forced herself to hold her ground. Her

stubbornness did not stop her heart from racing or her skin from tingling at his nearness.

“Oh, but I think there is a need.” He circled behind her, his mouth inches from her ear.

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About the Author:

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in erotic paranormal, contemporary and historical romance, A.S. is the author of the Mayan Destiny series, Christmas Bliss and many more. With several books currently contracted to multiple publishers, A.S. will be bringing you her brand of romance for many years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.

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2 responses to “Three Reasons Why You Should Read “Ascension” by A.S. Fenichel

  1. Terri-Lynne DeFino

    There are kickass heroines, and kickass heroines. I love this kind, the “lady” by day kind. Very cool. Thanks! Great excerpt!

  2. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Terri-Lynne. I hope you love the book as much as I do.

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