Saturday, April 2, 2016

Week 14 Reviews: Archangel's Kiss, Weapon's Training, Archangel's Consort, Archangel's Wolf, Archangel's Blade, Archangel's Storm, Knives and Sheaths, Archangel's Legion, Zoe's Workshop, A Sip of Eternity, Archangel's Shadows, A Walk on the Cliff, A Small Fairy Tale, Archangel's Enigma








From Goodreads:
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena...

From Goodreads:
A short story about Jessamy and Galen.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Guild Hunter series, this story features Galen, Weaponsmaster to the Archangel Raphael, and Jessamy, Historian of the angelic race and teacher of their young.


For Guild Hunter fans, this story takes place during Archangel’s Kiss, after Galen has just completed a training session with Elena.

From Goodreads:
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil… 

A vampire has attacked a girls' school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. 


An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed… 

From Goodreads:
Warrior angels, vampire hunters, and angels gone bad heat up this altogether sizzling paranormal alternate universe, from the bestselling author Nalini Singh.

Angels' Wolf is a tale of flirtation and danger set in the Guild Hunter world. Noel has been promoted, but in the Guild Hunter world that's not always as positive as it sounds. And now that he's working with the beautiful, dangerous, seductive Nimra there are a whole host of new risks he has to contend with . . .


Nimra is drawn to the mysterious Noel, sent to her by an angel, defiant and intense and oh-so-intriguing. Is their an alliance to be forged between them, or is it a matter of time before one of them becomes the others prey . . . 

From Goodreads:
The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past...but Dmitri's need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel's right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality...the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting...and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more... 

From Goodreads:
Enter New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's darkly beautiful world of archangels and immortal power, as a pact is sealed between two souls bound by blood, stirred by desire, and driven by vengeance…

With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha's consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.

Earning Neha's trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.

With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.


From Goodreads:
The original version of this short story was meant to be a scene in ARCHANGEL’S STORM, but I deleted it in an earlier draft and the information shared here about Lijuan eventually became part of chapter 8 in the book.

However, I thought the scene offered a nice glimpse of Elena and Raphael’s relationship, so I decided to edit and extend it into a short story. I hope you enjoy!

From Goodreads:
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling "alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels. 

From Goodreads:

Short Story released by the author in the February Newsletter.

From Goodreads:
This short story began life as a scene in an early draft of Archangel's Shadows. It focuses on Dmitri & Honor, so there are no spoilers for the Archangel's Shadows storyline (however, if you haven't yet read Archangel’s Blade (Honor and Dmitri’s story), then save this to read later). I hope you enjoy!

From Goodreads:
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there's one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash's secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both. 

From Goodreads:
This vignette stands alone, so you can read even if you've never read the Guild Hunter series.

For series readers, A Walk on the Cliffs fits into chapter 6 of Archangel's Shadows. It shows a hidden moment between two characters who help run the household of the Archangel Raphael: Sivya, the angelic chef who runs the kitchen, and Montgomery, the vampire who is Raphael’s butler and who ensures the rest of the staff work together as a seamless unit.

I hope you enjoy!

From Goodreads:
This story stands fully alone, so you'll be able to understand it even if you've never read the Guild Hunter series. All you need to know is that this is a world that includes angels and vampires as well as humans.

For GH series readers, this story is set after Archangel's Shadows and contains some spoilers for earlier books in the series.

From Goodreads:
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…

My Review:
Oh, goodness, it was just so great to read these books! I loved reading more about these characters, being in this world! It was utterly fantastic and wonderful, and I just really, really loved it! And the developments, oh!

I loved the short stories, they gave us looks at the characters that we might not otherwise get to know, and they added little details to the world that just made it so rich and wonderful to read! Just absolutely loved them!

Another thing that I loved, was that we got the stories of Raphael's Seven, and yeah, it was great to learn more about them, to have them find happiness! There were some hard times in these books, and some really big moments, and they all came together were were a chosen family! Just loved!

One thing that I thought of, is that Raphael was the youngest to ascend to being Archangels. And he was so for 100 years before her. Which makes me wonder, is he younger then her? Because that would be kinda strange!

Loved and loving this series so much, and I can't wait for Archangel's Heart to come out!

Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 6.9, 7, 7.1, 7.2, 8
Read: March 26th, 26th, 26th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 28th, 28th, 28th, 28th, 29th, 29th, 29th, 29th, 2016
Source: Tuebl, Free
Reason Why: Loved the first book and novellas, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Berkley, Penguin Group (USA)
Published: February 2nd 2010, February 2013, January 1st, 2011, September 13th 2012, September 1st 2011, September 4th 2012, November 6th 2012, October 29th 2013, February 2014, October 28th 2014, October 28th 2014, July 7th 2015, November 5th 2015, September 1st 2015

Archangel's Kiss:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Weapon's Training:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Consort:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Wolf:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Blade:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Storm:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Knives and Sheaths:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Legion:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Zoe's Workshop:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









A Sip of Eternity:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Shadows:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









A Walk on the Cliff:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









A Small Fairy Tale:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Archangel's Enigma:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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