In a world where angels fly in the skies above and vampires walk the streets Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter Series brings the reader the perfect urban fantasy and romance combination.
Hunter born Elena Deveraux was destined for something more than a normal human life. At an early age she began smelling and sensing when a vampire was nearby. Living in denial her parents pretended all was picture perfect in their family. Until one day when a serial killer vampire sought out the Deveraux family torturing and murdering her sisters in front of Elena.
Haunted from the memories Elena chose perseverance over depression, training to become the best guild hunter around. Elena has captured numerous vampires, there hasn’t been a job too big for her to overcome. Until now.
When Archangel Raphael approaches her for a secret mission Elena may have found the one serial killer she can’t bring down. Archangel Raphael has lived for centuries and there isn’t much that touches him anymore. A human lifespan is over in the blink of his eye. Recently Raphael fears he is becoming colder and more removed from life. Raphael fears becoming insane as his mother did when she grew too old.
When a fellow archangel Uram goes off the rails and becomes an insatiable serial killer its up to Raphael to put a stop to him. Raphael seeks out the best hunter from the guild and in walks Elena. Terrified yet fascinated by the gorgeous archangel in front of her Elena refuses to let him sense her fear or her attraction. Elena’s attraction to Raphael overwhelms her. Elena isn’t sure if Raphael wants to kiss or kill her. Part of her didn’t care if he killed her if only, he would kiss her first.
Raphael is drawn to the fiercely strong and beautiful hunter born Elena. Suddenly Raphael’s desire to make Elena his becomes more important than stopping Uram. Suddenly Raphael has found someone who makes him want more in life. When things with Uram go from bad to worse and Elena’s life is on the line what will Raphael choose? Will he put his feelings for Elena above all else? Above his duty?
Angels Blood, book one of the Guild Hunter Series is a one of a kind romance novels. This isn’t the usual vampire novel or even typical paranormal romance. New York Times Best Selling Author Nalini Singh has created a new world for her reader. This world is fascinating, terrifying and so filled with passion its amazing the pages don’t go up in flames.
This initial book of Singh’s Guild Hunter Series sets the stage for the many books to follow. Where other author’s first book in a series merely sets the stage and doesn’t have much substance, Singh goes so far beyond. Angels Blood is packed with action and suspense from page one to the final period at the end.
I have read this book several times and each time is just as good as the first. I’ve purchased Angels Blood from Audible and have listened to the audiobook twice. The narrator’s tone and affect capture Singh’s Elena and Raphael so well you feel like you are living in their world.
To say I recommend this book is an understatement. I highly recommend reading and then listening to the series from start to finish. If you start now you have enough time to catch up for the newest release Archangel’s War due out September of this year.
Rock Courtship a Rock Kiss Novella
By Nalini Singh
It all started with a memo…
When sexy drummer David Rivera met his publicist Thea, he knew this was the woman he wanted to share his life with. Unfortunately, Thea was in a relationship and she has some strict rules for herself, never, ever, never date a client.
Over the years David was a good friend to Thea. David was there to pick up the pieces when Thea’s relationship ended but she continued to keep him at arms distance reminding him she didn’t date clients. Now time has passed, and Thea has grown stronger which just makes David crave her more.
David is at a loss for what to do. Then along came Molly, Thea’s sister and his best friend and lead singer Fox’s girlfriend. Molly wants her sister to be happy and she thinks David could be that guy, so Molly gives David a tip to reach her sister. Write a memo. Molly tells David Thea can’t resist reading and responding to memos. So, David sits down and drafts a memo that he hopes will finally bring Thea around.
Thea Arsana enjoys her life as a publicist to A-listers such as Rock Band Schoolboy Choir. Thea knows how to kick a little ass and she rocks at her job. Its her private life that is lacking. Since her last relationship ended the only man, she wants to rock her world is drummer David but that would go against her rules about dating clients and Thea always follows the rules.
Thea has decided her fantasies of David need to stay that, a fantasy. Checking her email for the millionth time this day she is surprised to see a memo from said drummer. Curious, Thea reads the memo and her heart beats faster. The memo was well written, and David has made it clear he is up to the challenge to win her attention. Thea responds and the battle of the memos and battle far Thea’s heart is on!
This second installment of Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss Series, Rock Courtship is an adorable quick read as a novella. Even though the story is shorter, Singh didn’t skimp on story line or the heart. I fell in love with David and Thea’s story and they became my favorite of the series. I recommend starting the series off in order with Rock Addiction and reading all the stories. You too will fall for the boys of Schoolboy Choir. I found myself wishing they were a real band just so that I could go see them in concert!