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Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nalini Singh
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)

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Book Description

FIRST IN THE GUILD HUNTER SERIES from “a major new talent” (CHRISTINE FEEHAN).View our feature on Nalini Singh’s Angels' Blood.

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.




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"Angels' Blood' had me enthralled from the first page - I loved it!' 9/10 rating BOOK CHICK CITY

About the Author

Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of novels, including the Psy/Changeling series and the Guild Hunter series. Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, she spent three years living and working in Japan.In addition to writing, she has worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp, and an English teacher. Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over one hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and three AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage in leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

Product Details

  • File Size: 745 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (March 3, 2009)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RDCJBW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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81 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Darker than her Psy-Changeling series and more urban fantasy suspense than romance. Singh's new Guild hunter universe is fabulous with its combination of angels, vampires and human hunters. And even though it is not super romantic, the relationship between the leads in Angel's Blood is still compelling.

As the best hunter of the Guild, Elena comes to archangel Raphael's notice when her talents are required for a special hunt. This time the target is not a vampire trying to opt-out of the hundred years of servitude that is the angels' price for immortality, instead the quarry is far more dangerous - the supremely deadly archangel, Uram, gone rogue. Elena knows that even should she survive the hunt and deliver her blood thirsty prey, she will likely loose her life for her inability to swallow her pride and act the nice little mortal in order to treat the powerful archangel Raphael and his immortal vampire cadre with the submissive deference that they expect - she will not crawl, no matter the price. But it just that combination in of suicidal bravery along with an innocence and forthrightness that captures Raphael's interest and Raphael soon begins his own hunt with his seductive pursuit of Elena. Despite his arrogance and cruelty, Raphael's beauty and power is attractive. And even knowing the danger of becoming one of Raphael's toys, Elena may find it hard to deny her overwhelming desire for the magnificent winged immortal.

Angel's Blood definitely lives up to - and surpasses - its prerelease buzz. I loved this one, even with some dark horrific moments showing the handiwork of the violently insane rogue `blood angel'. The Guild Hunter world is fascinating with its twist on the vampire mythos and the presence of angels on Earth.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I wanted more... March 5, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
For weeks there have been many pre-reviews of this book out in Cyberspace. I've searched for them and read them all, and perhaps because of that, and because of my enjoyment of Singh's Psy/Changeling series, I had rather high expectations of Angel's Blood. Maybe that's why, then, I read the book and wound up feeling disappointed.

It's certainly not a bad book. It's a GOOD book. I enjoyed it, I'll keep it, I'll re-read it from time to time, and I'll buy and read the others in the series as they are published. But while this book was good for me, it wasn't great. That's the part that's so disappointing.

A lot of the pre-reviews talked up the worldbuilding of this book. It's an interesting premise, no question. But at the same time, I thought the worldbuilding and characterization was not particuarly complex or layered, especially compared to the Psy/Changeling series.

Another issue I had with the book was the sizzle factor, or lack thereof. I'm a fairly old-school romance reader. I'm not necessarily a fan of the new super-hot brand of erotic romance. I don't want to read a romance in which the sex plays so significant a role that it overshadows the rest of the story and the characterization. But on the other hand, I've read all of Singh's Psy/Changeling books, and as a result, I have certain expectatins about the degree of sexuality in her books. Most of the pre-reviews really "talked up" the sexual tension between Elena and Raphael and so I went into this story expecting a little something extra. However, in my opinion, there was less sexual tension here...less of a sizzle factor...than there is in her Psy/Changeling stories.
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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Angieville: ANGEL'S BLOOD March 18, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Prior to reading ANGEL'S BLOOD, I was a Nalini Singh virgin. I'd heard nothing but good, but just never found myself in the mood for paranormal romance. My feelings on the genre are uncertain. However, this book, the first in Singh's new Guild Hunter series, is being billed as urban fantasy, which made it seem more palatable and like a good place to start. It does have several of my favorite urban fantasy characteristics. Kick-A** heroine, deadly vamps of the non-sparkly variety, strong world building, etc. But. It remains a paranormal romance at heart. So if extremely heated situations make you cringe, giggle, or otherwise react unfavorably, tread lightly here.

Elena Devereaux is a vampire hunter. She's what is known as hunter-born and so it's not just her job. It's her calling. She could no more walk away from it than she could sprout wings and fly. Elena belongs to the Hunter's Guild and, as such, is hired out to those willing to pay to have an expert hunt, capture, and/or kill rogue vampires. In this world, vampires aren't the top man on the totem pole. That honor belongs to the angels. Specifically, the archangels. Archangels rule the world and, get this, they create vampires. Who are then at their beck and call for at least a hundred years of servitude. The vampires are pretty much evil incarnate, but interestingly enough, the angels are not their polar opposites, i.e. paragons of virtue and goodness. In fact, they're sort of outside the whole good vs. evil spectrum. They run the show. They use who and what they need to to keep the vampires and humans in line and, if you value your life, you stay out of their way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars erotic romance
I like/love almost everything Nalini Singh has written. This series is about humans, angels, and vampires, and the interactions between/among the three groups. Read more
Published 12 hours ago by Blue Flox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good read.
Published 2 days ago by Susan Zink
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept me up into the wee hours- great story and wonderful writing
I saw a recommendation for this book on Goodreads and thought I'd pick it up. I'd never read paranormal romance before (though another reviewer pegged it as "urban fantasy"... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Booky
5.0 out of 5 stars LilyElement Book Reviews - Angels' Blood
Elena Deveraux is a vampire hunter that works for The Guild. She is hunter-born, and was born with abilities that help track down vampires. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Melissa Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem!
Rarely, do I give out four or five stars, but when I stay up through the night because I want to keep reading, then you know you've found a good series. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Twelfth Night Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Good concept..poor execution
I'm always on the look out for a good urban fantasy series. Therefore, when I came across a description of a series in which archangels ruled the world and vampires are created to... Read more
Published 17 days ago by C. Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Great story. You can't put the book down.
The love story is funny and intriguing...Loved it from the first page
Published 18 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars love this book
Raphael is a truly fabulous archangel and perfect hero. The hunter, angel and vampire dynamic is unique and engrossing. The chemistry sizzles.
Published 20 days ago by Joanne Watkins USA
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Took a long time to finish until I got 3 quarters through....it has promise though . Debating on getting the next....
Published 1 month ago by naykip
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
finally found the first in this series,loved it!!!!
Published 1 month ago by pmb
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Nalini Singh loves to write, loves to read, and thinks chocolate is a food group.

She enjoys hearing from readers, so drop her an email at nalinisinghwritesATgmailDOTcom if you ever have any questions!

Website: www.nalinisingh.com

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Another Angels' Blood Review
I can see where my review might have made that unclear. So let me clarify: Yes, this is a definite complete story. It has a beginning, middle, and end. There's fulfillment - of the physical, romantic, and emotional kind.

So when I said I wanted to know what happens to them, it meant more... Read More
Feb 17, 2009 by Annette Bovey |  See all 10 posts
Angels Blood Review
I am soooo disappointed in this book. I am halfway thru and I am making myself pick this book up and finish it. It is so tiresome listening to Elana aruging, wanting and denying Raphael. I was expecting great things from all the reviews. It's my first Singh book and she has a great fan base.I'm... Read More
Mar 13, 2009 by Amazon Customer |  See all 4 posts
Angels' Blood advance review
Awesome! It sounds great! I've pre-ordered it from Amazon, and will devour it when it comes. :)
I love Nalini Singh's books, and am really looking forward to this new series.
Feb 3, 2009 by joeyjhg2 |  See all 2 posts
Paranormal series with angels, demons or fairies.
Try sherrilyn Kenyon,that series has demons,Greek and atlantean gods, vampires, and shape shifters. Lots of paranormal things if you read the whole series it gets old but the first ones were outstanding.
Jul 15, 2011 by D. Harless |  See all 5 posts
angel's pawn other than kindle?
I've heard that www.booksonboard.com has it.
Mar 9, 2009 by onefarwanderer |  See all 3 posts
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