I am so incredibly slow sometimes. I wanted a good romance about angels and I got a ton of recommendations for this one. What's kind of funny about that is I kept meaning to read this series, but I kept forgetting about it and never got around to it.
All reviews of the novels/novellas/short stories are in chronological reading order! Keep in mind I write shorter than usual reviews when I do the entire series at once.
With just a few days to spare for the next book release on September 1st!
Angels’ Dance (Guild Hunter #0.4)
The gentle teacher of angelic young, and the keeper of her people's histories, Jessamy is respected and admired by everyone who knows her. Yet, born unable to soar into flight, she has spent thousands of years trapped in the mountain stronghold of the Refuge, her heart encased in painful loneliness...until the arrival of Galen, warrior angel from a martial court.
Rough-edged and blunt, Galen is a weapons-master at home with violence, a stranger to the sweet words it takes to woo a woman--but he is also a man determined to claim Jessamy for his own, to dance with her through the skies denied her for so very long...even if their exhilarating passion proves as dangerous as the landscape of war and unrest that lies before them.
Review - 4.5 stars!
I really, really liked this one despite not usually being a gigantic fan of secondary couples. However, Jessamy and Galen, both teachers at opposite ends of the spectrum, and both such awesome people separately, are absolutely mind-bogglingly awesome together!
The writing and the story behind it were both an amazing addiction to the Guild Hunter series. The heat between these two and the perfect flaws each exhibit… I was enthralled with this story!
I only wonder what took Galen so long in the middle of the story! Gah! Pig-headed males! But we love them!
Angels’ Judgement (Guild Hunter #0.6)
Warrior angels, vampire hunters, and angels gone bad heat up this altogether sizzling paranormal alternate universe, from the bestselling author Nalini Singh.
Angels' Judgement is the compelling story of passion, love and danger in the Guild Hunter world. Sara and Deacon are Guild Hunters, their life's work is catching and capturing - or killing - rogue angels. It's dangerous work and sometimes life or death decisions must be made in a moment. And when a judgement has to be made, should love be allowed to get in the way . . . ?
This is a compelling, sexy addition to the Guild Hunter universe.
Buy as part of the Must Love Hellhounds anthology: Amazon
Review - 5 stars!
OMG! I adored Deacon!
That’s pretty much that needs to be said, honestly. It’s not often I rate a short story or novella 5 stars but wow…
Deacon. Sara is awesome too, but the good of this entire story was Deacon. I just loved the gay bar scene. There is some off-the-wall stuff in this story that details Deacon and Sara's meeting. A must-read for anyone who loves the Guild Hunter series!
Not enough Deacon!
Angels’ Pawn (Guild Hunter #0.7)
Angels’ Pawn is a stand-alone novella set in the Guild Hunter world. It features the guild hunter, Ashwini, and the vampire, Janvier.
Review - 4.5 stars!
I love the interaction between Ashwini and Janvier, although they aren’t my favorite couple, they are the most humorous.
This was an excellent view into one of the early meetings between Ashwini and Janvier. I loved the insight and I loved every word of this story.
I am simply not quite as gushy about this one as every other installment. I love these two and I loved this story, which was the perfect length for this little gem. Nothing overtly bad about it, just not as interested in this couple as some of the others.
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter #1)
Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But 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 doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.
Review - 5 stars!!
Why the freaking hell haven’t I bothered to read Nalini Singh before now? I had heard of her, I figured she was good, but it wasn’t until I wanted to read an angel romance and asked for recommendations from one of my groups and this one was mentioned that I actually got my rear in gear.
Super glad I did!
This was an awesome story that compelled me to keep reading even when I meant to put it down. Everything was awesome. The read was effortless and engaging. Most definitely an awesome story!
I wished for a tad more chemistry between the arrogant archangel and the stubborn, willful guild hunter. I’m not sure if the story continues in book two or if we get another angel and couple, but I hope it continues…. I want it to continue because I feel the need to feel more emotion and tension and sexual awareness between Raphael and Elena. So good….
Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter #2)
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her world of angelic rulers, vampiric servants, and the woman thrust into their darkly seductive world...
Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel, Raphael, is used to being in control—especially when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority.
They've barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel, Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.
Review - 5 stars!
I am soooooooo thrilled Nalini Singh decided to continue on with Raphael and Elena’s story. Absolutely overjoyed. I think I squeed aloud. My new current favorite is Raphael. I love him. I want to roll around with him and his wings and angel dust. Seriously.
The world-building that Nalini Singh does is abso-freaking-lutely amazing. I mean hands down one of my favorites now!
Plus the chemistry between Elena and Raphael makes one seriously hot. It whets your appetite and leaves you hungry for more. The love between these two, an archangel of imaginable power and a once-mortal newly born angel is one of the more beautiful I’ve read in my urban fantasy novels.
I am just in awe of these two and want so much more.
You want more! Sooo, soo much more!
5 stars! Or more!
Lastly: Part Two Coming Soon!