Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Singh Angel's Blood top vampire book of the season

Angel’s Blood
Author: Nalini Singh
Series Connection: A Guild Hunter Novel
ISBN: 978-0425226926
Genre: Paranormal/Vampire


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…

From the author's Website:
"I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard."

My View on this book:
Vampire books are definitely stepping up in the romance paranormal genre. Over the past few weeks I've seen several generally good vampire stories out there. Maybe I just wasn't reading the right ones before. Angel's Blood has to be one of the top ones I've seen yet. The story is fresh, with a lot of new twists and turns from normal vampire books. Strong heroines are always a must and Elena fits the bill in this novel. I loved how she stands up to the Archangel Raphael.

As a vampire hunter, Elena is one of the best, but now Rafael has charged her with finding another of his kind--an archangel. Rafael is to be feared like no other. Elena can't forget how he left a vampire with a mangled body after upsetting him, so even though she doesn't want to, she must comply with his wishes or face the same treatment.

The problem as Elena sees it, is that as a human it is almost impossible to track an archangel. She's not even sure what Rafael's goal is other than maybe playing games with her. Then Elena finds herself with other problems. Rafael is someone far out of her reach and still she can't help but notice him in a romantic way. And the way he touches and looks at her has her wondering exactly what is going on in his head. A relationship between the two is forbidden by all, but the passion the two spark together is incredible. Now not only does she had to do her job which puts her in the midst of killing spree, but she must keep her growing passion for Rafael under wraps.

Once again Nalini has brought another hit to the romance paranormal genre. I've loved several of her other stories and this one is just as good if not better than any of those. There are many new vampire books on the shelves these days, this one tops the list and is a must read for vamp fans.

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