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 am easily amused!
Some parts of this book are so cheesy it will make you cring. You have a typical conceited love interest, too handsome for his own good, and a complete chauvinistic prick. A strong willed warrior woman that has overcome terrible hardship to become the ideal heroine that will break through the man's heart and make him see the error of his ways. Sound familiar?
Stangely enough through the cheesy romance is a intriguing story, vividly described, that is horrific and compelling. A unique tale where angels sire vampires and they become their slaves. Our heroine is a vampire hunter sworn to catch the vamps and return them to their rightful owners. Add in a dysfunctional family, a childhood tragedy, and an Archangel slaughtering helpless females while descending further into the dark side and you won't be able to stop reading. I am hooked!
This story is VERY original. And I loved it when I read it the first time.
It is getting harder and harder to find a book that has a GOOD ending, that makes you happy that you read this or that book. This book does that for me. So far that I've read in the series the author hasn't tourted or debased the main people. (I've lost a few series so far because of that new tendiency). She just writes a very good, extremly original world that I want to know more about, with plots that intrest me, and people that I like to read about.
The ending is perfection, and pulls you straight into the next book
There are a few scenes with wordplay so well written that I laughed outloud, causing my coworkers to look at me funny.
I got the this version because it was on sale, but from my past experience with Audible, I was not expecting much. Oh, how wrong I was. The reading was very good. There was none of the irritations that I have found in other programs. It was very easy to get into the story.
There are few writers I return to Laura K. Hamilton was one and Nalini Singh is the other!
Getting her wings as a result of true love is so beautiful and so befitting for the love-hate relationship of Elena and Raphael.
Raphael's slow but ever evolving archangel to slightly human character was my favorite character. He is regal but his love is pedestrian and universal.
One sitting is what you wish for when listening to this story unfold. The narrator was excellent.
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I've read this story before. I love the series but the audible version has made it even better. I'm going to love collecting all of these. The narrator was perfect. I was right there with her all the way.
Romance builds behind the hunt for a rogue angel. Interesting twist on the Vampire myth without the book being about vampires. The story was well written, the plot well developed. This author is now on my 'to look for' list.
This is a great series. However, the performer sounded alot older than the main character she was performing. Once I got past the age diffrence I really enjoyed this listen.
I am a writer from Toronto. I am 34 and hooked on audio books.
This is the worst book ever written. I promise you. Do not waste a credit/coin on it.
The book could have been good, but the "F____" word is used far too much for me. Outside of that the author uses good descriptions. The book is obvious, but interesting. If you don't mind a lot of swear words then you might like the book; otherwise, avoid.
By the sixteenth time the stupid female lead pulled her useless knife on another immortal creature, I was beginning to wish someone would take the knife from her, slit her throat, and then bring in a female with more sense. By the twentieth time she pulled the knife on a creature that can not die, I knew I would not continue with the series. The lead character was shallow, annoying, and too stupid to live through any dangerous situation. Maybe if you like shallow fluff you might like the book, but it was more annoying than enjoyable for me. And she was one of those female characters going from 'I want you' to 'don't touch me' to 'I want you', back and forth and back and forth in a way that I don't like at all. Too many parts grated on my nerves to go on with the series.
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