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COVER REVEAL: Archangel’s Heart (Guild Hunter #9) by Nalini Singh

Ready for the gorgeous cover of the next Guild Hunters book from Nalini Singh? These angels have never looked so good! 

Archangel's Heart Cover

ABOUT THE BOOK:

One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.

Archangel’s Heart is the 9th book in the Guild Hunter series.

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Archangel’s Heart releases November 1st!

Now Available for Pre-order HERE: http://bit.ly/28P4Qel

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

nalini SinghNalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.

If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts and free short stories on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. The Rock Kiss books are all stand alone and can be read in any order.

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Cover Him with Darkness by Janine Ashbless

coverCover Him with Darkness by Janine Ashbless
Published 10/14/14 by Tempted Romance
Review Copy from Edelweiss/Above the Tree

Synopsis: A priest in rural Italy keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel—a prisoner. Only the elder holy man knows who this prisoner is and even the priest does not know how long he has been there—hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. Outside of the dark cellar chamber, the life of the cleric is filled with light, laughter and a family. The priest prizes his lovely young daughter highly, especially her innocence and her devotion to god. His worst fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge.

What happens is even worse than he could have imagined. His daughter trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men and yet not. She looks in his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Try as she might, she cannot keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone. She lives in fear that her father will catch her. One day he does and sends her off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. But she never forgets her silent love.

Cover Him in Darkness is a thrilling story of an archangel, banished from heaven and the very human woman with whom he falls in love. He knows that his enemies, earthly and otherwise, will discover her and he must escape his chains to protect her. Or does she need protecting from him? Good and evil and love and pain are all part of this masterfully told tale.

My Thoughts: The synopsis sucked me in but the story…WOW, it had me enthralled from beginning to end. Read it in one sitting instead of doing chores on a holiday weekend.

Our heroine, Miljah, is put in an untenable position…she was set up to fail and does so spectacularly. It’s what follows that failure that kept me riveted. Miljah is frequently presented the opportunity to see things and events through the eyes of another, and she is unable to grasp their point of view. It is only once she has a very similar  experience that everything falls into place for her. I wanted to cheer for her when she finally “got it”, sadly it was too late…things had progressed past the point of no return.

I think I was expecting Azazael to behave like other angels in other books. He doesn’t. He surprised me in his love and appreciation of humans and yet for all his professing his love for Miljah, he didn’t seem to want to be with her. Or it was only on his terms. He was a dichotomy.

Egan…I felt about him the same way Miljah did throughout the book. He was “nice”…or so we thought?!?!? I loved the onion getting peeled back on him…so many layers! Nothing and no one is ever quite what you think in this book.

Ms Ashbless really surprised me. In no way could I have predicted where this story was going and how it would end. The ending was especially surprising and left the door open to a possible series. I’ve looked a few places and can’t find any intentions of this becoming a series, but I do hope it does. I would love to know more about the other “prisoners”. Yep, I will still be digesting this one for a few more days.

RATING: BAD-ASS BOOTS!

Guarding Angel by S. L. Saboviec

ANGELGuarding Angel by S. L. Saboviec

Published: May 19, 2014

Review Copy obtained from Author

Synopsis: Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating–she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.

When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.

Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

My Thoughts: This was nothing like what I was expecting. The story is complex…while Enael and Kaspen may be the central characters, they are guardian angels with wards that require their attention. These wards also become integral to the story, creating a lot of conflict and complexity.

Enael was hard to get to know, intentionally. She is distant at first but Kaspen is able to help draw her out and she becomes a better guardian. Her metamorphosis over the course of the story is really extensive and intensive. Kaspen however does a deconstruction that becomes incredibly whiney. He got on my nerves toward the end. But it was all necessary, yeah, I know…weird statement. There are greater/larger things at work.

Saboviec creates fantastic worlds, rich in imagery, with a very complex story that is equally vivid. This is due to be a series and I’m very curious where everything goes from here. I have a few guesses, but will wait to see what the author has to say.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS