Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best - but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option - even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.
The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other - and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.
©2009 Nalini Singh (P)2010 Tantor
I was so pleased to see Angels Blood come out as an audio book at Audible.com! Then even more than pleased to have the book narrated so well.
I admit I was nervous that the narrator wouldn't do the book justice as Angels Blood is an all time favorite read for me. But Justine Eyre does a fabulous job! Her interpretation of each character's personality and tone was perfect to my ears.
The narration started out at a faster pace than what I'm used to but I quickly became accustomed to it, then I was totally lost in the story and loved every minute of it.
I've read Angels Blood twice and now listened to it as an audio book, and I still want to do it all over again! I pick up something new about the "world" Nalini Singh has built, or one of the characters each time. Now I can't wait for the audio of Archangels Kiss coming out at the end of next month, June 2010.
I am so happy that we finally get Nalini Singh on Audible. I have asked on several occasions and I guess the rights were finally bought by Tantor Media. I know that her next in this series, ARCHANGEL'S KISS is supposed to be released on June 28Th. I hope that the PSY/CHANGELING series is bought and available to us as well. Nalini is an AWESOME writer in the Paranormal Romance genre. I have read Angel's Blood several times and love it and now listening, the narrator, Justine Eyre is doing a very good job. I read at Tantor Media that Justine is also narrating Archangel's Kiss. Thank you Audible for bringing us Nalini Singh.YIPPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Singh is incredible. This book is so well written, the characters so real, that it will blow you away. Justine Eyre's contribution cannot be understated. The timber of her voice is spot on, and so perfectly realizes the horror and attraction Elena feels. What amazes me most is how chilling and alien Raphael is, even during the steamier scenes. You feel his otherness, his lack of humanity, and it's beautifully horrifying. Nalini Singh has a new devoted fan. Brilliant.
I requested this series from audible not very long ago and I am thrilled. If you like the paranormal genre this is a great addition to your library.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I don't know why it has taken me so long to write a review for one my favorite books of all times... but here I go...
First, Elana P. Devaroux is one of the best female characters I have ever had the pleasure to read/listen about... She is tough as nails, but fragile at the same time.. Nalini Singh is an instant download author for me simply because of Elana.
Now, the book is the first book in the Guild Hunters Universe... where Elana who is working for the Guild Hunters is request to perform a hunt for none other, Raphael, the Arch Angel of New York, one of the 10 highest Angelic beings in existence...
So what does Elana do... of course she agrees... but with stipulations, as the attraction to the Arch Angels is through the roof, but alas, Raphael is one scary m..f'er...
This book is great in introducing the reader to the world of Arch Angels... yet keeping you on your toes with the mystery of will Elana get the bad guy... and will Raphael get Elana... and how does one be intimate with a scary Arch Angel...??? The questions will leave you reeling in this book, but don't fret...because book 1-6 are on Audible, so simply go the the next in series... it only gets better..
However, I still love this book, as this is were it all begins... and no matter how many times I re-read/listen to this book, I find something new about the story every single time...
This is so worth a credit, buy or sale... this is a must have book for any paranormal romance lover...
Narration was simple superb! Justine Eyre simply must continue to do this series, as no one else can be Elana or Raphael, or even creepy Leiwan for that matter...
Now... go off and buy the entire series my little padiwons!!!
Say something about yourself!
I admit, I have had this whole series in my library for a LONG time....I just couldn't bring myself to start it. I was a bit concerned with a female lead...ONE female for the series. I am use to books like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series where all the players are the same but each book focuses on a different pairing, or even the the Psy/Changeling series also written by N.S. that displays a similar theme....all the same players but the focus is switched to certain characters in each new book.
It's at this point that I would like to say....I am an IDIOT! If I had just listened to the first book I would have gotten over my prejudices and had some really awesome books to read! These books aren't like BDB or the Psy series....they are like Dune in that they have an intricate world of fantasy, myth, legend....some people are a bit insane....other's are just unlikable and evil. However, the banter is funny as heck!
Elionorra is a Hunter Born....this means that since birth she has an advantage over the average human, her senses are more advances and this helps her to track vampires. In this world of myth there are 4 types of people...The Archangel's, the Angels, the Vampires that they create and the humans. When a human petitions to be made into a vampire they sign a contract for 100 years of servitude to the angel that makes them....if they runaway the Guild Hunter's are called in to retrieve them. Ellie is such a hunter, but when the Archangel of New York commands her to a meeting on top of Angel tower she is pretty sure it isn't to help get an escaped vampire.
Raphael is one of 10 Archangels in the world, they are the oldest and most powerful angels in existence...and one of the 10 has gone rogue in HIS territory. Only another Archangel can kill an Archangel...killing him isn't the problem though, it's finding him! He must have the Guild Hunter's help in tracking the rogue before thousands die...he just wished he didn't WANT her so bad!
What can I say, great start to the series, great chemistry, great action, wonderful plot twists, wonderful book! Highly recommend you get at least book one and judge for yourself if you want to read more.
This was a surprise.... It was slow to start and I had to get use to the narrator... But I really enjoyed this book..... I will be downloading the next one right away..... Here are some of the other authors I've enjoyed. Tanya Huff, Jennifer Estep, Laurell Hamilton, Michelle Sagara,
Patricia Briggs, Kelly Armstrong are just a few.....
I tried to start a Nalini Singh novel once before, but didn't make it very far.. this one was pretty good, though!
There were a couple of corny, predictable parts, but overall, I'm looking forward to reading/listening to the continuing adventures of these troubled, secular angels.
Also: I want to see what happens to the angel with the blue wings. =P The author does a good job of planting interesting secondary characters in, along the way.
This kept me reading
Ellie and her desire for life, to fight for what is right
The narrarator was good
One book 2 bought the whole series
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