The seventh book in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, Archangel’s Shadows, is set to be released in November 2014.
Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.
This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
If you haven’t yet read Angels’ Pawn, which is the first time Ash and Janvier make an appearance together, you can find an excerpt here.
Angels’ Pawn is available on its own as an ebook and as part of the Angels’ Flight anthology in ebook and paperback.
March 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am
Peeps, as you know I try to keep track of all of the paranormal books that come out and I post the New Releases on a fairly regular basis. I rely on Facebook and Twitter for much of this information, as well as various author newsletters, but most of it comes from trolling the Barnes & Noble site and their “Customers Who Bought This Also Bought” feature, as well as their New Releases page. And yes, I do check out Amazon on occasion as well. What this translates into is a phenomenal amount of time spent looking at book covers and researching more books than I’ll ever have the time to read.
Research purposes aside, it is very true that readers have a tendency to judge books by their covers and I myself have picked up more than one book/author just because I loved the cover art. Here is a list of my favourite paranormal covers of 2013.
Favourite Paranormal Covers of 2013
(Listed by reverse release date)
Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark Angels, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Nalini Singh, Archangel‘s Legion, Guild Hunter, Paperback, October 29, 2013
J.R. Ward, Possession, Fallen Angels, Hardcover, October 1, 2013 – Cover by Anthony Ramondo
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx, Dark-Hunter, Hardcover, September 3, 2013 – Cover by Ervin Serrano
Kelley Armstrong, Omens, Cainsville, Hardcover, August 20, 2013 – Cover by Anthony Ramondo
Chloe Neil, Biting Bad, Chicagoland Vampires, Paperback, August 6, 2013
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Rise of the Gryphon, Belador, Paperback, July 30, 2013
Gena Showalter, The Darkest Craving, Lords of the Underworld, Paperback, July 30, 2013
Lara Adrian, A Touch of Midnight, Midnight Breed, Paperback, July 14, 2013
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cloak & Silence, The League, eBook, July 10, 2013
Laurell K. Hamilton, Affliction, Anita Blake, Hardcover, July 2, 2013 – Cover by Judith Lagerman
Jenn Bennett, Binding the Shadows, Arcadia Bell, Paperback, May 28, 2013
JR Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Hardcover, March 26, 2013 - Cover by Anthony Ramondo
Patricia Briggs, Frost Burned, Mercy Thompson, Hardcover, March 5, 2013
Lara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight Breed, Hardcover, February 26, 2013
Chloe Neill, House Rules, Chicagoland Vampires, Paperback, February 5, 2013
Kim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows, Hardcover, January 22, 2013 – Cover by Larry Rostant
The covers that I was drawn to at the beginning of the year tend to be a bit stark, with lots of white, black, and red being featured. I don’t know if this is a subconscious reflection of how I tend to feel during the winter months or just where I was emotionally at the time. As the year progressed though I was really drawn to golds, purples, and dark blues. And wings, apparently, but that’s no surprise as I love pretty much all winged creatures (and have the tattoos to prove it).
Over all though, I’d say my Top 3 choices are the covers for J.R. Ward’s Possession (those eyes!), Kelley Armstrong’s Omens (scenery is a refreshing change from people and we need more green on covers) , and J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last (again, Qhuinn’s eyes!) – and just by coincidence, all three covers happen to be designed by Anthony Ramondo. Fourth place would go to Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Cloak & Silence (it’s stock photography and has been used on more than one cover this year but I love that man).
I wish that I could acknowledge all of the cover artists personally but unfortunately so few of them are publicly credited and I either don’t have the book in question or I simply can’t find their names. If you know the cover artists of the books on his list please share so that I can give them their due credit!
January 13th, 2014 at 8:30 am
Halloween has come a few days early, Peeps! Just make sure that you get one of these treats in your hands:
Ann Aguire, Horde, Enclave Book 3, Hardcover, October 29, 2013
Cassandra Clare, The Shadowhunter’s Codex, Immortal Instruments, Hardcover, October 29, 2013
Charlaine Harris, After Dead, Sookie Stackhouse Coda, Hardcover, October 29, 2013
Christina Henry, Black Heart, Black Wings Book 6, Paperback, October 29, 2013
Donna Grant, Midnight’s Promise, Dark Warriors Book 8, Paperback, October 29, 2013
Julie Kagawa, The Iron Traitor, Iron Fey Book 6, Paperback, October 29, 2013
Keri Arthur, Kiss the Night Goodbye, Nikki & Michael Book 4, Paperback, October 29, 2013
Nalini Singh, Archangel‘s Legion, Guild Hunter Book 6, Paperback, October 29, 2013
Nancy Holzner, Hellhound, Deadtown Book 5, Paperback, October 29, 2013
Nora Roberts, Dark Witch, Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Book 1, Paperback, October 29, 2013
October 29th, 2013 at 9:46 pm
Nalini Singh has revealed another hot cover in her Guild Hunter series, with Archangel’s Legion, featuring Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and her sexy mate, the Archangel Raphael. I still love Elena’s wings, even though we’ve seen them previously on the cover of Archangel’s Consort. Beautiful!
Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.
Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.
Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.
Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…
April 10th, 2013 at 8:30 am
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, Peeps, and I bet that some of you are in a panic, trying to find last minute gifts. Don’t panic, I’m sure that one of the titles below will delight the book-lover on your list.
Donna Grant, A Forbidden Temptation, Shield Book 4, eBook, December 16, 2012
Nancy Gideon, Betrayed by Shadows, eBook, December 17, 2012
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds, Hardcover, December 18, 2012
Heather Graham, Keeper of the Night, The Keepers, Paperback, December 18, 2012
Alexandra Ivy, My Lord Immortality, Immortal Rogues, Paperback, December 24, 2012
Caris Roane, Gates of Rapture, Paperback, December 24, 2012
Christine Feehan, Leopard’s Prey, Leopard, Paperback, December 24, 2012
Dana Marie Bell, All For You, eBook, December 24, 2012
Jennifer Estep, Crimson Frost, Mythos Academy Book 4, Paperback, December 24, 2012
Lara Parker, Angelique’s Descent, Dark Shadows, Paperback, December 24, 2012
Yasmine Galenorn, Ice Shards, eBook, December 24, 2012
And for those of you who need a late gift or a little something for yourself to help unwind after the stress of the holidays, may I suggest:
Diana Pharaoh Francis, Blood Winter, Horngate Witches Book 4, Paperback, December 26, 2012
Gena Showalter, Last Kiss Goodnight, Otherworld Assassin Book 1, Paperback, December 26, 2012
Pamela Palmer, A Love Untamed, Feral Warriors, Paperback, December 26, 2012
Sharie Kohler, A Soul so Wicked, Moon Chasers, Paperback, December 26, 2012
Diana Rowland, Touch of the Demon, Paperback, December 31, 2012
Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites, Kate Daniels Book 1, Special Edition, Paperback, December 31, 2012
JD Robb et al, Out of This World, Paperback, December 31, 2012
Nalini Singh, Angels’ Dance, Guild Hunter, eBook, December 31, 2012
Patricia Briggs, Shifter’s Wolf, Paperback, December 31, 2012
December 23rd, 2012 at 8:55 pm
It’s been waaay too long since I’ve posted a list of New Releases, Peeps, and it’s time to get back on track. Here is a list of the titles that are hitting the book store shelves this week:
GA Aiken, How to Drive a Dragon Crazy, Dragon Kin, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Charlaine Harris, An Apple for the Creature, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith, The Kingmakers, Vampire Empire 3, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Destiny, Tiger’s Curse 4, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Jayne Castle, The Lost Night, Rainshadow, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Jessica Shirvington, Entice, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Katie MacAlister, A Tale of Two Vampires, Dark Ones, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Katie Reus, Primal Possession, Moon Shifter 2, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Linda Grimes, In a Fix, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Mari Mancusi, Blood Forever, Blood Coven Vampire, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Melissa Marr, Carnival of Souls, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Storm, Guild Hunter 6, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Phillipa Bornikova, This Case is Gonna Kill Me, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Seanan McGuire, Ashes of Honor, October Daye 6, Paperback, September 4, 2012
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dance With the Devil – Collector’s Edition, Dark-Hunter 3, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Tad Williams, The Dirty Streets of Heaven, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Tera Lynn Childs, Sweet Shadows, Hardcover, September 4, 2012
Kailin Gow, Requiem with the Reaper, Harold the Kung Fu Kid 3, Paperback, September 5, 2012
Talia Vance, Silver, Bandia Book 1, Paperback, September 8, 2012
September 4th, 2012 at 8:30 am
via RT Book Reviews
BY Morgan Doremus, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
It is no exaggeration to say that everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely adore Nalini Singh’s writing. With her paranormal romance novels, Nalini never ceases to transport me to other worlds (or I should say alternate worlds) where shapeshifters, vampires and angels abound.
After making a name for herself — and stealing this reader’s heart — with her Psy/Changeling series, Nalini went on to create her Archangels books. At first the series focused on the Archangel of New York, Raphael, as he fought for power within the Cadre, the hierarchy of powerful angels, only to be distracted when his heart was unexpectedly conquered by vampire hunter Elena Deveraux. Raphael and Elena’s love story is complex and took several books to complete. But when these two finally found themselves on (relatively) even ground, it was time for another couple in the Archangel series to find each other. Continue Reading…
The month of February draws to a close with another strong showing from the publishers. With more than two dozen paranormal titles added to book shelves today, this has been an incredible month for new releases.
Please join me in wishing the following authors a very Happy Release Day:
Dannika Dark, Twist, Mageri Book 2, eBook, February 26, 2012
Allison Pang, A Sliver of Shadow, Abby Sinclair, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Amanda Hocking, Torn, Trylle Trilogy Book 2, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Amber Benson, How To Be Death, Calliope Reaper-Jones Book 4, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Carolyn Crane, Devil’s Luck, eBook, February 28, 2012
Cat Hellisen, When the Sea is Rising Red, Hardcover, February 28, 2012
Christina Henry, Black Howl, Black Wings Book 3, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Eileen Rendahl, Don’t Kill the Messenger, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Gena Showalter, The Darkest Seduction, Lords of the Underworld Book 9, Paperback, February 28, 2012
HP Mallory, Witchfull Thinking, Jolie Wilkins Book 3, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Jennifer Estep, By a Thread, Elemental Assassin Book 6, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium, Delirium Book 2, Hardcover, February 28, 2012
Leah Clifford, A Touch Morbid, Touch Book 2, Hardcover, February 28, 2012
Matt Forbeck, Carpathia, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbours, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Nalini Singh, Angels’ Flight, Guild Hunter, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Nina Bangs, Wicked Nights, Castle of Dark Dreams Book 5, Paperback, February 28, 2012
Alexandra Ivy, My Lord Vampire, Immortal Rogues, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Amanda Downum, The Kingdoms of Dust, Necromancer Chronicles, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Crystal Jordan, Night Games, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Gail Carriger, Timeless, Parasol Protectorate Book 5, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Kim Harrington, Perception, Clarity, Hardcover, March 1, 2012
Lisa Cach, The Changeling Bride, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Michael Griffo, Unafraid, Archangel Academy Book 3, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Shelly Laurenston, The Mane Attraction, Paperback, March 1, 2012
Stella Cameron, Darkness Bound, Paperback, March 1, 2012
February 28th, 2012 at 1:41 pm
It feels like forever since I posted the New Releases list… Sorry about August, peeps! Between trying to keep my daughter busy all summer and taking classes myself, the month just got away from me. I will post the August backlist though to bring everyone up to date. In the mean time, please join me in wishing the following authors and titles a very Happy Release Week:
Alex Archer, The Oracle’s Message, Rogue Angels Book 32, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Alma Katsu, The Taker, Hardcover, September 6, 2011
CE Murphy, Wayfinder, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Cherie Priest, Hellbent, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Christine Feehan, Dark Predator, Dark Series, Hardcover, September 6, 2011
Ilsa J. Bick, Ashes, Ashes Trilogy, Hardcover, September 6, 2011
Jessica Verday, The Hidden, Hollow Trilogy Book 3, Hardcover, September 6, 2011
JR Ward, Envy, Fallen Angels Book 3, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Michele Bardsley, Must Love Lycans, Broken Heart, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Nalini Singh, Archangel‘s Blade, Guild Hunter Book 4, Paperback, September 6, 2011
PN Elrod, The Vampire Files, Volume 4, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Seanan McGuire, One Salt Sea, October Daye Book 5, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Sophie Jordan, Vanish, Firelight Book 2, Hardcover, September 6, 2011
Thomas E. Sniegoski, End of Days, The Fallen Book 3, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Veronica Wolff, Isle of Night, Watchers, Paperback, September 6, 2011
Karen Kincy, Bloodborn, Other Book 2, Paperback, September 8, 2011
Scott Tracey, Witch Eyes, Paperback, September 8, 2011
September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
It’s a decent week for new releases. Happy Release Day to the following authors and titles:
Anna Windsor, Captive Heart, Dark Crescent Sisterhood, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Cynthia Leitich Smith, Blessed, Hardcover, Jan 25 2011
Daisuke Sato, Shouji Sato, Highschool of the Dead, Vol 1, Manga, Jan 25 2011
Frewin Jones, The Charmed Return, Faerie Path Book 6, Hardcover, Jan 25 2011
Jaime Rush, Burning Darkness, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Janet Chapman, Dragon Warrior, Midnight Bay, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
John Levitt, Play Dead, Dog Days, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Joss Ware, Night Betrayed, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen, Iron Fey Book 3, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Kristina Douglas, Raziel, The Fallen, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Consort, Guild Hunter Book 3, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Red Riding Hood, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
Sarwat Chadda, Dark Goddess, Devil’s Kiss Book 2, Hardcover, Jan 25 2011
Tracey O’Hara, Death’s Sweet Embrace, Dark Brethren, Paperback, Jan 25 2011
January 25th, 2011 at 11:51 am
I’m totally wrapped up in Nalini Singh’s Angels’ Blood at the moment… I read into the early hours of the morning this morning, totally not meaning or wanting to, but unable to help myself. I kept promising myself that I’d stop at the end of the chapter but I just couldn’t. Needless to say, I woke up with dark, puffy eyes, looking very much like death warmed over. And I needed a mid day nap. And I can’t get any work done until I finish that book… Damn Nalini Singh!
Raphael and Elaina are in the swimming pool / bathtub together, just about to finally get down to business… Gotta go!