Genre: Paranormal

ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY by Nalini Singh

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ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY by Nalini SinghArchangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #11
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher


 

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy…

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind—and now they are failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering across the world. In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

The last few years have been good ones, with the Cascade on some sort of pause.  It’s been business as usual for both Elena and Raphael, but it’s been like looking constantly over your shoulder for the next shoe to drop.  And drop it did, when Elena’s brother-in-law was attacked and left for dead in his home, and threats were left for Elena’s sister and niece.  To say Elena was in the hunt didn’t quite cover it.   Like that wasn’t enough to shake things up, the Cascade just roared forward again and it’s nastier than ever.

As Elena continues her hunt for who almost killed her brother-in-law and to protect her sister and niece, she finds that the attack is part of a series of killings. The question is who is behind them and why.  At the same time the Cascade has attacked not only New York, but also Africa and something crazy is going on in China.  So Raphael and Elena are working overtime to figure out what is going on.  Now you would think that would be more than enough, but no – another strange thing is Elena seems to be regressing and becoming more and more human again.  Plus there is a voice telling her she is part of a prophecy and one will have to die so the other can live.  So who has to die and who is going to live?

As the days go by the answers to who is behind the killings and brutal attack are beginning to point to someone that will hurt Elena to bring down.  And each day she is getting weaker and her wings are being threatened.  Everyone knows her day and night wings might be at risk with everything the voice is saying.  Raphael is trying to move heaven and earth to find the answers to save Elena, but everyone is coming up empty.  It’s becoming a race to see if Elena will capture the killer before she goes down herself.  When all the answers are known, will everyone come out safely on the other side, or will New York be rocked harder than ever before?

Love can conquer all they say, but is it stronger than the oldest and most famous seer in history?  I know that whenever I open a book featuring Elena and Raphael the action will be fierce and the love even hotter.  Archangel’s Prophecy was no exception.  I loved the hunt to find and end the threat to Elena’s sister and niece. I have to admit that I never expected who it turned out to be.   I also lost it several times as Elena was so affected by the Cascade and prophecy.  I saw the true love between Raphael and his consort as the pages became fewer and fewer.  I have to say that the ending was very bittersweet for me and I had to re-read the last couple of chapters several times because I thought a hard rule for me in romance had been broken.  I will also tell you that there is one hell of a cliffhanger.  If you don’t handle those well, you might want to wait until the next book comes out and read them back to back.  Over all, Archangel’s Prophecy is another excellent example of Ms. Singh’s storytelling.  It will challenge all of your emotions before you are finished.  I can promise you this.

 

OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini Singh

OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini Singh

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OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini SinghOcean Light by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

Kaia Luna, a cook on Ryújin, a BlackSea city, at least she is a cook now but she used to be a lab assistant to her cousin.  So, when Kaia was asked to check in on their new lab experiment, aka Bowen Knight, to see how he was doing, of course she agreed.  What Kaia didn’t expect was for Bowen to wake up while she was the only one in the room or how he would instantly affect her once he was awake.  She also knows that even a weak Bowen can be a deadly one. Kaia discovers new informationwhich seems to say that instead of being a friend to Black Sea, Bowen might be a deadly enemy and he just happens to be her mate.

 

Bowen Adrian Knight, the security chief of the Human Alliance, is shocked to wake up to discover that he should be dead from a sniper shot, Only because his sister, Lily, agreed to let him be used for an experiment is he alive. A second shock is to discover that he is miles down in the ocean on a BlackSea underwater city; and if that isn’t enough, he is being checked on by a sexy and cranky cook that smells like cinnamon.  Once Bowen learns exactly what the experiment is and how it can help his friends and his sister, he agrees to be a living guinea pig. He hopes that even if he doesn’t survive, the knowledge learned will save others in the Human Alliance with the chip in their brain.  Now, Bowen has a definite time table – 2 weeks, after which he will either have the rest of his life or have no life at all.

 

As Bowen is going through the stages of the experiment, he learns a lot about the BlackSea and especially about Kaia.  Kaia is trying to ignore what Bowen is to her, but the more she gets to know him the more what she believes about Bowen just doesn’t make sense.  Both Bowen and Kaia initially try to denythe feelings between them but you know some things  can’t be ignored.  However, all isn’t just science and passion; when Bowen learns that he is a suspect in the death of a really good friend of Kaia’s he demands to try and learn just what happened and how his name was brought into it.  Kaia and Bowen start putting the pieces of the puzzle together while their passion flames higher and higher.  It seems that the BlackSea traitor is closer than anyone ever expected and when the name becomes clear, all are in disbelief.  Time is not on Kaia and Bowen’s side, because soon it’s time for Bowen to take the last steps that will either save every human with a chip or end any future that Kaia and Bowen might have together.  There are huge questions that will also need answering if Bowen comes out of this, like how to combine their worlds in a way that will keep both happy.

 

An ex lab assistant turned cook extraordinaire and a determined security chief find a love that defeats all  odds in Ocean Light.  I was very excited when I learned that Bowen was the next hero and couldn’t imagine who would be his mate, but Kaia was more than his match.  I loved how at first Kaia tried to deny that Bowen was her mate. Bowen was intrigued by the sexy Kaia but didn’t want to start anything when he knew the true odds of his surviving the experiment on his brain.  Even better was watching how they took each careful step towards the love that exploded between them.  I also enjoyed how the mystery on who was selling out the members of BlackSea and other things were puzzled out and that the endings to each suited those individuals.  Come on now, you didn’t really think I was going to tell you everything did you?  What I will tell you is that Ocean Light is an excellent second book in the Trinity series and one that no one should miss if they have loved any of the Psy/Changeling books.  I can also tell you Ocean Light is Joyfully Recommended by me to you as a must read!

HARD BREAKER by Christine Warren

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HARD BREAKER by Christine WarrenHard Breaker by Christine Warren
Series: Gargoyles #
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher

Ivy Beckett has always known about the Guardians and the Wardens—the humans who help keep the humans safe from the darkness with the Guardians.  The males in her family have been Wardens for several generations.  All the families who are Wardens have special gifts.  Ivy’s gift is distant hearing, which is something that Ivy considers a curse, especially when she hears her uncle and cousin being killed.  Now Ivy works hard to help other Wardens escape to safety.  It is a type of underground railroad that has been set up by others in the know about the Guild.  All is good until the night Ivy is placed in danger while trying to help yet another Warden escape harm.

 

Baen is one of the gargoyle Guardians of the Light.  He has been asleep for centuries until he is awoken by a call—a call that seems to come from Ivy.  Once Baen takes care of the demons, he begins to see that the world has definitely changed since the last time he was awakened.  First off, the Guild no longer exists, the Wardens are being killed, and the really strange fact is that no one knew where the Guardians had been put to sleep.  That last fact meant that no one knew where to go to wake them up when the darkness threatened.

 

As Baen and Ivy begin to answer his questions, they also begin a search to see if any other Guardians had been awoken.  This search is quickly answered in such a way that again shocks both Ivy and Baen.  With Baen, all but one of the Guardians have been found and awoken and now one of the Guardians is a woman—something that never happened before.  Most shocking is that several of the high demons have been released already, and the Order is determined to bring the other four over.  Ivy and Baen are joined by the other five Guardians and their Wardens only to discover that the last Guardian has been awake the longest of all, and it appears did not try to locate and wake up the others.  There are serious questions and answers going around as all of the Guardians and Wardens, along with the underground, prepare for a final showdown.  By the end of this, either the Guardians of the Light will have once again defeated the darkness or the world will have descended into darkness and horror.

 

A woman trying to help light win the threat of darkness soon as a special partnership with a Guardian in Hard Breaker.  Ivy was all that a lover and Warden should be for a Guardian, both feisty and determined.  I found Baen was of the same mold as all the Guardians but, like them, he found that love could allow him to bend and let his mate be in danger in order to defeat the darkness. I enjoyed watching as Ivy and Baen found their own forever love.  I loved the final battle, because it showed Ivy that her gift was not a curse, but a special gift.  It was proved once again that when the dust settled, it was love that won the day.  Hard Breaker is a mixture of suspense and humor that had me turning the pages to see what would happen next.  While this is the end of the series, I now know just how well the light won against the darkness and that all I have to do is open up my books to once again watch as each Guardian meets their special Warden and love rules the day.

BABY, I’M HOWLING FOR YOU by Christine Warren

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BABY, I’M HOWLING FOR YOU by Christine WarrenBaby, I'm Howling for You by Christine Warren
Series: Alphaville #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Source: Publisher

In the first full-length novel in the Alphaville series Author Christine Warren brings readers an excellent suspenseful shifter romance.

Wolf shifter Renny Landry is running for her life.  When Renny took her previous job as a librarian the last thing she expected was the towns Coyote Alpha to take an unhealthy interest in her.  Now, she has been forced to run from him and his goons.  She’s at the end of her rope and racing to get to her last hope, Alphaville.  Alphaville is known among the shifter community to take in anyone regardless of history.  Renny is hoping she will be safe there but she must get there first.

Mick Fischer is content with the solitude he has carved out for himself in Alphaville.  After his mate was murdered Mick found his revenge and then went off into the night.  He likes things quiet and simple.  The last thing he wants is a strange, wounded woman collapsing on his doorstep.  But now her fight is his and Mick always wins the war.

Baby, I’m Howling for You is a fast-paced sensual feast filled with danger and intrigue.  I love Mick and Renny.  Their romance starts out hot and never cools.  Ms. Warren keeps the reader on edge as she weaves together a fiery romance and action-packed storytelling.

Mick has let life beat him down and is hiding from it. Renny on the other hand is determined to live her life regardless of the threat against her.  She is the perfect match for Mick.  She can bring life back to him if he will let her.  Baby, I’m Howling for You isn’t your average shifter romance it has a lot of emotion within.  I really enjoyed Mick’s softer side.  We don’t often get much of that with Alpha shifters.

I absolutely adore the characters that populate Alphaville.  I cannot get enough of their witty, hilarious banter.  I love it when a book can make me laugh.  I’m excited for the next Alphaville novel.  I miss these characters already!

Author Christine Warren’s Baby I’m Howling for You is an exhilaratingly eccentric erotic paranormal tale.

SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT by Christine Warren

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SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT by Christine WarrenSomething to Howl About by Christine Warren
Series: Alphaville
Published by Swerve Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
Source: Publisher

Author Christine Warren takes readers to Alphaville in her new paranormal series.  I’ve always enjoyed Warren’s Others series therefore I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Something to Howl About. This novella is a fun, sexy romp that will have you laughing and wanting more of the characters of Alphaville.

Dr. Annie Cryer is a lonely wolf shifter banished from her pack but yearning to go back to them.  When a chance to return to her pack falls in her lap she jumps at the opportunity.  Annie didn’t realize that her life would change irrevocably when she entered the town of Alphaville.

Alpha Jonas Browning is a grizzly shifter with a pack on the verge of extinction.  To save his pack Jonas enlists the help of geneticist Dr. Annie Cryer.  This playboy never counted on being so attracted to the fierce little wolf.  But now that she is in his sights he’s not about to let her go.  Can he convince Annie to make Alphaville her home?

Something to Howl About was a great introduction to Alphaville.  Jonas and Annie have an intense, sensual attraction.  Their internal dialogue is hilarious.  This romance was like an appetizer, it tastes great and leaves you wanting the next course.  I can’t wait to read Baby, I’m Howling for You.

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