An angel with immense power and insatiable desire, Adrian Mitchell leads an elite Special Ops unit of the seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen - angels who have become vampires - and command a restless pack of indentured lycans.
But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals - losing the woman he loves again and again. Now, after nearly 200 years, he has found her: Shadoe, her soul once more inhabiting a new body that doesn’t remember him. This time he won’t let her go.
With no memory of her past as Shadoe, Lindsay Gibson knows only that she can’t help being fiercely attracted to the smoldering, seductive male who crosses her path. Swept into a dangerous world of tumultuous passion and preternatural conflict, Lindsay is soon caught between her angel lover, her vampire father, and a full-blown lycan revolt. There’s more at stake than her love and her life - she could lose her very soul....
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"Explodes with passion and heat. A hot, sexy angel to die for and a gutsy heroine make for one exciting read." (New York Times best-selling author Cheyenne McCray)
"Sylvia Day spins a gorgeous adventure that combines gritty, exciting storytelling with soaring lyricism. Adrian is my favorite kind of hero - an alpha-male angel determined to win the heart of his heroine, Lindsay, while protecting her from his lethal enemy.... This is definitely a book for your keeper shelf." (New York Times best-selling author Angela Knight)
Vampires, Lycans, Watchers, Minions, Nephalims, Sentinels, Seraphine Angels and humans all inhabit this paranormal world that S.D. has soooo brilliantly created for us to share in and enjoy.
This listen captures you from the first few chapters where a paranormal Special Ops team of Angels fight the Fallen (Vampires) with the help of the Lycans but when Aiden (the Angelic Leader) stumbles upon Lindsay (his reincarnated soul mate) then everything is put on hold and action, tension, attraction, seduction and lots and lots of passion ensue as Ms Day skilfully mixes all these ingredients together to create a non-stop listen.
She also then adds a bucket full of interesting characters (including lots of yummy sexy Alpha types) who will have you drawn into this intense and sexy listen that's got plots and sub plots where we hope true love can eventually conquer all if it's only given the chance. However, psychological and biological warfare is also going on as Heavenly rules and regulations are slowly being broken and all the characters are secretly and cleverly being manipulated by someone...... but who?
Worth a credit? Yes it definitely would be - but for $7.34 why use one. However, beware this does contain sex scenes and some strong language so if you don't like these ingredients in your listens then opt for a different book - as for me, we'll I'm off to listen to book 2.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
I really like Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, so I wanted to see what she could do with a bit of the paranormal. The story itself is interesting but the narration is HORRIBLE. The guy sounds like "the agent" from the The Matrix and it's not too fun to be listening to a steamy scene with THAT voice....very bad pick there audio studio!
The world is very complex, it has angels and demons and vampires, and somehow they are all related, but yet hunt each other, but only certain angels hunt certain vampires and so on...it's very complex like I said. The steamy scenes tried to be steamy, but once again THAT voice...*shudder*.
I'll get the next one, just hope it has a different narrator.
This is the second story I have listened to by this author. I didn't like the first book and thought it was because of the similarities to Fifty Shades of Gray. But after listen to this book I have now decided that it is the author's writing style I don't like. The plot had potential but the story was so wrapped up in personal angst, that the plot was forgotten and only touched apon briefly. It was a chore to get through this book. I couldn't wait for the book to end.
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Overall I'd say I enjoyed this story. It's not the best I've experienced but certainly far from the worst. This is one of those times when I think if I had actually read the story, I would have enjoyed it more with the voices my own imagination would have come up with. I do have to say that the reader (Luke Daniels) is acceptable for the most part but his voice for one of the angels was distracting for me (he sounded like Jack Nicholson, really...Jack Nicholson an angel?) and he often spoke far too slowly for many of the male characters. Apart from that though he was fairly believable. I'm definitely interested in looking up some of the subsequent stories in this series.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Another great series.
First listen and he did fine.
It is at such a good price I didn't use a credit. If you like this genre of book then I think you'll be well pleased with this one. It is the first book in the series and I'm already looking foward to getting the next one.
A little bit of a 'slow starter" but it got rolling in a few chapters. Very neat twist to the Angel, Vamp, Lycan stuff I normally read. I really loved this book and find it is worth far more than $7. Spend your money here, save your credit for those nineteen and over twenty dollar books, LOL. I cant wait for more of the series, I devoured this one in 3 nights, tried really hard to make it 2 nights but I did have to have a little bit of sleep. Very steamy romance and a very good story to it. You wont be disappointed.
Narration was hard to get used to at first, but I soon got used to it and really missed it in the 2nd book.
Am doing so now
1st one I liked him very much
I loved it from beginning to end
Give me all your hot, sexy romance BUT must be a smart read too.
Sylvia Day, Please do not write paranormal romances. Stick to contemporary Gideon Cross & the Crossfire Series!!!! You rock those books.
The narrator did a fine job.
I could not get into this book. Paranormal is not this author's forte', by any means.
As a huge Sylvia Day fan, I feel so ashamed... But this book did NADA for me.
Looking forward to Book #3 of the Crossfire Series....YEAH Sylvia!!!
I really really loved this book, and I listened to it in about a day and half--I literally couldn't and didn't want to do anything else, I was captivated. I purchased the second book "A Hunger So Wild" first before realizing Touch of Crimson preceded it--not sure how I missed that this was a series--but, even knowing what the outcome would be didn't spoil this first book in the series. Great storyline, great characters, the narrator was perfect for these characters, and the main character Adrian was intoxicating just as Sylvia Day is so adept at conveying in all the books I've listened to by her. This book is about 'other worldly' beings that are trying to fulfill their earthly missions, but of course it gets all mucked up with betrayals, people having to pay for their 'sins', wrongful murders, and as always ultimately being overtaken by love, etc. Just my kind of book! Credit worthy or just buy it outright. Another awesome one by Sylvia Day, can't wait for the third installment.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Ok first off. I really enjoyed Luke Daniels narration. While he sounds somewhat awful trying to do female voices, I guess it would be more weird to have him sound better than me at it so eh.
While it did have some pretty good steam, it didn't have enough substance.
The story was decent and it had a good concept to it but it seemed to creep by, and build up without a big bang....Hey! I was waiting on that bang!!! Yeah never happened. If I did smoke, this book definitely wouldn't have earned that necessary cigarette after.
I would have liked it better if I had gotten it on a sale, but even at $7.34 I guess it was worth it. I guess you get what you pay for. And please don't take it that I'm saying don't buy it. If you can't find anything else to read and need something this pass the time this works. It just won't get you where you need to be.
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