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Archangel’s Prophecy – European Cover

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It is just so beautiful….  I have all the books to this series with these exact covers.

For more on this book check out my recent post   –   Archangels Prophecy is coming! + Excerpt: A Guild Hunter Novel series by Nalini Singh

 

Previous reviews and promotions on the series –
Fantasy erotic book series : Guildhunter series.
Archangels storm : book by Nalini Singh
Archangels Legion book review
Angel’s Flight: Nalini Singh.
Archangels Enigma….. To be read
International cover reveal for Archangels Heart by Nalini Singh
Archangels Enigma: book review
Archangels Heart Book review
Cover reveal for Archangels Viper by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Viper By Nalini Singh: Book Review

 

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Archangels Prophecy is coming! + Excerpt: A Guild Hunter Novel series by Nalini Singh

Coming  30/10/18

I am so excited I cannot contain myself.  For those of you who have followed me I love this series.


Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy…

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind–and now they are failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering across the world. In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind, whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

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Advance Excerpt from Archangel’s Prophecy
by Nalini Singh

(Because this excerpt is from my working draft, it’s subject to change )

Taking another breath while trying not to notice the electric prickling on her face, Elena triangulated the source of the scent to a particular cabin. She’d just stepped foot in that direction when the electricity vanished.

The birds stopped singing.

The air froze.

And the earth trembled under her feet.

She came to a halt. An unknown sound made her look up. The starlings were circling in a constant wheel as they whispered their frantic and incomprehensible warning inside her skull.

The ground jolted violently.

Bunching her wings and gritting her teeth against the renewed pulse of pain, she rose up off the shaking landscape. Cabin doors flew open below her, people spilling out like disoriented ants to run in the direction of the lawn.

The ground under the cabins began to crumble.

Elena swept down to grab a young woman who was a frightening half step ahead of the disappearing earth. Elena wasn’t strong enough to carry a full-grown adult any real distance, but she managed to haul the woman to where the other guests could grab her, then yelled at everyone
to go farther.

A scream split the air.

Elena twisted back…to see a man, his arms and legs flailing, disappear into nothingness. The ground had opened up under his feet in a rushing crash of dirt and rock. She flew toward him as fast as she could, but it was a futile effort.

Even as she reached the spot where he’d disappeared into the stygian maw of the earth, the sprawling and chillingly deep hole began to fill with a golden-red flow of magma. There was no sign of him, no sign of any of the cabins. Not even a smear of flesh or a splinter of wood.

The ground stopped shaking.

The earth stopped crumbling.

The birds danced.

Directly below Elena glowed a wound in the earth that pulsed with scalding heat.

All at once, there were no more starlings in the sunlit winter sky. Only screaming, sobbing people on the grass-heavy ground near a lava pit that shouldn’t exist…and Elena’s left wing was beginning to drag.

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Archangel’s Viper By Nalini Singh: Book Review

Return to the epic and dangerous world of the Guild Hunters in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, as immortal angels, vampires, and mortals struggle to build a new world order…

Venom has always been one of the most mysterious and seductive members of the Seven–Archangel Raphael’s personal guard. But even this powerful vampire has no idea what awaits when he returns to New York…and to a woman who might be the greatest threat of all…

Pages – 361
Published – 28/09/17
Setting- New York
Goodreads – over 3,019 reviews with an overall 4 1/2 star rating.

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Book Review

I am back and out of my reading funk/slump.  And what better way to come back with a review than with my FAVOURITE book series!  And yes I am super excited.  If you have followed me for a while I have pretty much reviewed this series every time a new book is released, my first couple reviews I used YouTube so won’t be able to share them.  This is #10 in the Guild Hunter series.  If you love fantasy, paranormal, romance then get into this series.  If you haven’t then you need to, TRUST ME.  Nalini Singh never fails to impress me with this series.

Here are a link to my other reviews:
Archangels storm : book by Nalini Singh  #5
Archangels Legion book review    #7
Archangels Enigma: book review    #8
Archangels Heart Book review    #9

I would say you need to read the series to truly understand the story.  All the characters are the same throughout, but each book focuses on a specific character/characters.  There is a story that runs alongside all of the books, that’s why I said you need to read them all.

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I was intrigued in Holly and Venom’s story.  These two have been featured since the beginning Angel’s Blood  #1.  This book is set 4 years after Holly’s dreaded attack and Uram’s takedown.
I was surprised to see that Archangel’s Viper does not follow on from the previous book but it explained what happened in New York while Raphael (Arcahngel of NewYork) and Elena (His consort) were out of the city.   Not going to lie I really really wanted to read about Raphael and Elena again even if it was a small chapter but Venom and Holly did not disappoint.  Maybe we will see Raphael and Elena next.

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Holly Chang AKA Sorrow was tainted by Archangel Uram four years ago, when being forced to feed from him.  She is a new unknown vampire whom Venom, Dmitri and the tower are trying to train and learn from.
Holly used to call herself Sorrow after her change, she was damaged, destructive and terrified, haunted with the past and the devastation Uram left behind.  Making her an unknown threat.  But her family and the Tower have brought her out of her depression.
Holly is vampire with deadly Venom, but small “Baby fangs”, with part archangel hidden within, who else was going to teach her new skills other than Venom himself.

I enjoyed learning about her growth and the relationships she developed within the Tower, especially when it comes to Dmitri.  He came across as a father figure.  Holly is a strong woman trying to adjust to having to be under control by the tower, however when it comes to Dmitri he is the only person who can get through to her, exactly like a dad would.  Everyone else she just likes to test their patience.

My favourite quote between Holly and Dmitri:

“You’re asking me to execute you. A father should never have to execute a child under his care.” – Dmitri

Venom another unique vampire changed hundreds of years ago.  He gets the nickname Viper due to the look of his eyes, always covered in dark sunglasses( I wish there was a photo).  He is intimidating just to look at, however Holly just finds him annoying, they have a funny hate/tolerate relationship where Venom loves to wind up Holly with cute nicknames “Hollyberry”, “Kitty”.  And Holly calls him “Viper face”.

On Venom’s return he is collected by Holly, on their ride back to the tower they are ambushed by an SUV with a bounty to retrieve Holly for £5 million.

Nalini is a fantastic author who can really express her characters and their feelings.
I really got that Venom was annoyed, in the 2 years he was gone he expected his team to train Holly, he only had contact with her once a week to see how she was progressing mentally. Even though the tower continued her physical training and testing they held her back.  They both produce deadly Venom which when combined together cancel each other out.  Who else is better than Venom to get her to release her inner snake like abilities.

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With the effects of the Cascade Holly begins to develop new skills which she refuses to tell to Venom, inner voices and the glowing acid green wings growing inside, waiting to be released, her fear is being killed.   As Venom spends more time with Holly protecting her from the bounty, he notices her secrets, and tries to unravel his Kitty.  Is she a potential threat?, what is really happening inside her head?

“What I don’t understand is why anyone would want to kidnap a kitty with baby vampire teeth”. -Venom

The relationship between these two was the best.  Some reviews online have shown other readers were disappointed that when Venom and Holly did get together it was fast and rushed…. I felt the opposite, the book focused on  Holly, the depth in their relationship, Holly learning who/what she is and Uram.
I liked that Nalini Singh referred back to the previous books briefly as a refresh, but it helped follow the story.
My only point was that I wish there was more for these two.  I was left on such a high.  I cannot wait to see what is next.

A new book will be released in 2018.  There appear to be 2 planned books coming in the Guild Hunter series.

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The Author


I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. All of my stories held a thread of romance, even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes. Creating unique characters and giving them happy endings is my favorite thing. I even love the voices in my head, so there’s no other job I’d rather be doing. When I got the call in September 2002 that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

Cover reveal for Archangels Viper by Nalini Singh

Out in September 26th 2017  #10 in the Guild Hunter series

Return to the epic and dangerous world of the Guild Hunters in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, as immortal angels, vampires, and mortals struggle to build a new world order…
Venom has always been one of the most mysterious and seductive members of the Seven–Archangel Raphael’s personal guard. But even this powerful vampire has no idea what awaits when he returns to New York…and to a woman who might be the greatest threat of all…

Archangels Heart Book review

img_1404One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.


Hello all.  Welcome back, this is a huge achievement for me to get two book reviews done in the space of 2 weeks, trying to get back on track for all of you following me for my book reviews.  I know this is the same series as last week, but I could not help myself, I just love the Guild Hunter series too much.

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To check out my previous click the link : Archangels Enigma: book review I have included links to my other posts from the series.

archangel's heart nalini singhArchangels Heart is #9 in the Guild Hunter series and the most recent book too.  This is the UK edition cover, of course I will include the other covers as we carry on.  The best known cover from America is —>

The cover features Archangels Raphael’s Consort Elena Deveraux, also known as the Guild Hunter.  The american covers always features the full character, which helps visualise Nalini Singh’s books.  This outfit is featured in the book, as you can tell she is always full equipped for whatever trouble will come up.


I was really looking forward to this book because the series went back to Raphael and Elena.  I had read mixed reviews before I started to read the story but I did not let that put me off.  Who wouldn’t want to read about a mortal hunter who becomes the lover/consort of an Archangel, and then an Angel herself.  This book only took me a total of 5 days to read and that was with short 1-2 hour burst reading sessions, I was captivated from start to finish.

engelsherz nalini singhThe book takes you to 2 years after Lijuan attempting to kill Alexander, a powerful Archangel (ancient), so that she can gain control.  Not a lot had happened since then as everyone assumes that Lujian is either asleep or hiding until she further regenerates.
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The relationship between Elena and Raphael is so strong and mesmerising.  There were chapters that showed how powerful they were together in the presence of the cadre, but behind closed doors they show so much love for one another.  Elena has been teaching Raphael over the last couple years to become more mortal with his emotions, there are some funny moments, for example:

“I don’t want luminous eyes” She said. “I want normal grey eyes that let me blend in, not silver eyes that make it obvious i’m immortal”.  Raphael’s lips curved.  “A pity about the wings then”.


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The book follows Elena and Raphael on a trip to meet the Luminata in Morocco.  The Luminata have the right to call all the Archangels ( 11 of them currently) to Lumia for a meeting to sort out what has been happening in the world.  This makes everything difficult from the beginning because Archangels should never be too close to each other for a long period of time, let alone bringing all 11 of them under one roof.  Lujian Obviously never arrives.  ( Audio Cover—–>).

In the beginning of this book we also get to read more about Illium aka Bluebell, and his friendship with Aodhan which is stronger than Elena first realised.  She gets to discover more about Aodhan as he is invited by Raphael to be Elena’s guard.

“Raphael you’re going to have to vet the movies”. – Elena
“First you throw bread at my head and now you expect me to be a movie critic?” – Raphael

I found the whole story overall very interesting, even though we do not get to see what happens with Lijuan, we discover more about Elena, while she discovers the truths behind what happened to her family, as well as finding out the secrets hidden behind the walls of the Luminata.  There was more of a relationship shown in this book between friends and lovers.  There was not a lot of action, however I understood Elena, and understood more of the angel history.

 


The next book in the series #10 will be out 21/09/17
Archangels Viper

Return to the epic and dangerous world of the Guild Hunters in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, as immortal angels, vampires, and mortals struggle to build a new world order… 
 
Venom has always been one of the most mysterious and seductive members of the Seven–Archangel Raphael’s personal guard. But even this powerful vampire has no idea what awaits when he returns to New York…and to a woman who might be the greatest threat of all…
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Archangels Enigma: book review

img_0141Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required-those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature-at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows . . . and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare . . .


 

Welcome back book bloggers, or readers.  It has taken me a long time to review a book, HUGE apologies for that, work is super busy and when  I come home all I want to do is to go to sleep.  Anyway,  I am reviewing a book I bought myself, you probably guessed it would be this book if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram.  I love the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh.  Includes romance, some action and my favourite fantasy/supernatural.
I love reviewing this series because most of the books are about different characters following the same story line. This obviously makes each book more interesting because, if you liked a certain character in the books then there is probably a book in the series about them, but you have to read them in order to understand the story.

Archangels Legion book review
Fantasy erotic book series : Guildhunter series.
Archangels storm : book by Nalini Singh

First of all this is the international cover for the book which I prefer however, America uses this cover:  You can see Naasir in the claw marks (CLUE)

17409842Naasir has always been in the books as he is one of Raphael’s  trusted, and previously in the series I have read about Elena becoming curious about Naasir,  as he is classed as a vampire, however there is more to him than that….  Only Andromeda figures out what he really is, but then again she is a scholar.


I loved this book!  Unfortunately it took me ages to get into it but that is because I just kept putting it down and then becoming busy (my own fault).  However this week I went to bed early just to read this book, and I was hooked I read the last 200 pages in two nights.  I already have the next book Archangels Heart ready to go.

Nalini Singh has a way of drawing you into the lives of each character.  Every book reveals secrets and makes this whole new world more interesting.  Come on a world where Angels/Archangels, and Vampires are well known and free to walk among us, while being respected, sign me up.  Each scene is so descriptive that I could picture it all, even dreamt about it.German edition

The relationship between Naasir and Andromeda throughout the book is progressive.  Full of sexual tension, friendship, respect and possessive.  I really enjoyed learning about both Naasir and Andromeda’s backgrounds- they are definitely interesting, full of shame, and mystery.  Naasir’s character had me giggling throughout because of his awkward social interactions, where as the knowledge Andromeda shares, and the way she respects the “elders” and Raphael kept me intrigued.  Such an unlikely couple.
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Archangels Enigma by Nalini Singh( one of her best):

Big events happen in this book.  Another ancient Archangel is woken due to the Cascade, Illium is gaining new powers which he can’t control, making Raphael step up further.
Lijuan as usual is causing trouble by wanting to create a “new world”, which of course means getting rid of her competition, Raphael is near the top of her list especially after his attack on her in the last book.  She still has not recovered, where as Raphael is forming new tattoos on his body from new powers he doesn’t truly understand.

Audio editionThe whole book is a rescue mission after Andromeda is captured by Lijuans main man Xi.  Naasir was meant to protect her, so of course his new mission is to bring her back without getting spotted, but he realises she is the “mate” he has been looking for.  However Andromeda has a vow of celibacy.  You have to read the book to see how that affects Naasir’s plans.  During the rescue they both uncover new secrets about Lijuan, and the Archangel they must protect.
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Overall I was extremely happy with the book.
There were some reviews I read where people were unhappy with Andromeda’s celebacy as they expected Naasir to have a wild sex life.  But I enjoyed reading about them learning new things about one another, reminded me more of Raphael and Elena’s story.

I recommend this book to you all it was fantastic.

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Archangels Enigma: Monday read

“Oh, Naasir. So weird, so bloodthirsty, so unique and wonderful…I have fallen for him…”—Fiction Vixen
Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.
Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows…and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…

This will be my next book to read and review for you all🙂 I am super excited. The top book cover is in America and the second one is the international cover.