"high octane, action packed, roller coaster ride"

Elena Deveraux is a born hunter and the best the Guild Hunters has to offer. She's stronger than your average human and her scenting skills in tracking vampires are unparalleled. Abandoned by her father after discovering his daughter is an abomination in her father's eyes, Elena is kicked out of her family's home but finds a new home, life, and family within the Guild Hunters. When Guild Director notifies her that her presence has been requested by the Archangel Raphael, Elena is shocked because the Archangels aren't exactly known for slumming with mere humans. But when an Archangel summons you, you do not say no.

The Archangel Raphael is one of the most lethal and dangerous beings on earth. He's one of the Cadre of Ten -- a group of archangels who have divvied up the earth into ten territories in order to keep angels and vampires in line. Raphael rules his territory based out of Manhattan's Archangel Tower. When trouble within his territory starts brewing, Raphael calls in Elena because he realizes he'll need the best hunter the Guild has to offer and what is sure to be the deadliest hunt yet. Both intrigued and mystified by Elena, Raphael can't help but be pulled toward her. But as the hunt becomes more intense and more gruesome, Raphael and Elena must put their budding attraction on hold in order to save not only themselves, but also all of mankind.

This is the first book of Nalini Singh's I've had the pleasure of reading and all I can say is, "Wow!" Just...WOW! This book is a high octane, action packed, roller coaster ride that never stops until the last page is turned. I found myself completely enthralled with Elena and Raphael's story from page one and literally finished the book in 24 hours. With engaging characters and sexual tension between the characters that is off the charts, Angels' Blood is completely original with a rock solid storyline, and strong, but more importantly, likable characters. I have no doubt that this book will more than satisfy even the most fastidious fans of paranormal romance. I will definitely be digging through my to-be-read pile for books from Ms. Singh's other series (Psy/Changeling) to see what I've been missing and to fill my time until the release of book 2 of the Guild Hunter series. It was a no-brainer for me to choose Angels' Blood as my Top Pick of the Month for March. Trust me -- you will not want to miss this one!

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted February 5, 2009


**A PNR Staff Top Pick**

Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best—but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—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 doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary, Vampires, Angels, Shapeshifters

Guild Hunter reading order per author's website:

  1. Angels' Pawn (e-release, early 2009; this novella is written to stand alone, so it can be read at any stage in the series. Angels' Blood is the first book in the series.)
  2. Angels' Blood (March 2009)
  3. "Angels' Judgment" in Must Love Hell Hounds anthology (September 2009)
  4. Archangel's Kiss (February 2010)
  5. Archangel's Consort (January 2011)

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Angels' Blood
(Guild Hunter: Book 1)
by Nalini Singh

Berkley Pub Group
March 1, 2009
Available: March 3, 2009
ISBN #0425226921
EAN #9780425226926
368 pages
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Other Books by
Nalini Singh

Tangle of Need
Angels' Flight
Lord of the Abyss and Desert Warrior
Lord of the Abyss
Angels of Darkness
Archangel's Blade
Kiss of Snow
Archangel's Consort
Play of Passion
Burning Up
Bonds of Justice
Archangel's Kiss
Blaze of Memory
Must Love Hellhounds
Branded by Fire
Angels' Pawn
The Magical Christmas Cat
Hostage to Pleasure
Mine to Possess
An Enchanted Season
Caressed By Ice
Visions of Heat
Slave to Sensation
Desert Warrior

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