Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nalini Singh's ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS (#Excerpt & #Giveaway)

Are you excited as we are the the next Guild Hunter book is OUT TODAY?! Eeep! To celebrate we have an exclusive excerpt and giveaway to share with just our readers! 

17409835Archangel's Shadows 
(Guild Hunter #7)
by Nalini Singh
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by Berkley Sensation
ISBN 0425251179
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.

Excerpt from ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS by Nalini Singh (October 28th, 2014)

“Ash,” Illium said, a distinct glint in the gold. “I thought for certain I’d be organizing Janvier’s funeral when he said he was planning to beard you in your den. I even called an undertaker.”
She pushed up the visor of her helmet. “Keep the number. It might come in useful one of these days.”
“How you keep wounding me.” Janvier slapped a hand dramatically over his heart before flipping up the visor of his own helmet. “Why did you pull us aside, sweet Bluebell? Can you not see that I’m acting as my Ashblade’s chauffeur?”
Illium thrust a hand through his hair, pushing back the overlong strands that had fallen across his face. “Give me one of your blades,” he demanded. “I need to cut this before it blinds me.”
“You do it here and there’ll be a stampede to get the discards,” Janvier pointed out. “Not to mention the distress such barbarity will cause in the tender hearts of all those who worship your fine form.”
Illium muttered something uncomplimentary about Cajuns who should be dropped off buildings that did nothing to dim Janvier’s amusement. His hair brushed his nape, too, but he was comfortable with that length, and Ashwini liked it on him. Too much. Running her fingers through the heavy silk of it was a bone-deep pleasure she’d indulged in only a rare few times, all too aware it could become an addiction.
“There’s a situation I need you to handle,” Illium said after pushing back his hair again. “Details have been sent to your phone.”
Ashwini met the angel’s gaze. “Shall I plug my ears?” Hunters had fought alongside immortals in the battle to hold their city, would do so again should the situation call for it, but when it came to everyday existence, getting involved in Tower business could be perilous to a mortal’s health.

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2014.

To find out more about New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's books or to read full-chapter excerpts, please visit her website: www.nalinisingh.com.  While there, Nalini invites you to join her newsletter, which goes out once a month with a roundup of news, as well as exclusive goodies like extra excerpts and free short stories. You can also find Nalini on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authornalinisingh and Twitter: @nalinisingh.

Berkley is giving away one book to one US reader today! What's up for grabs? Winner's choice of ANGELS’ BLOOD, ARCHANGEL’S CONSORT, ARCHANGEL’S KISS, ANGELS’ FLIGHT, ARCHANGEL’S BLADE, ARCHANGEL’S STORM or ARCHANGEL’S LEGION! To enter, just leave comment on this post telling us who your favorite Guild Hunter character is and why and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  1. I have not read any of the books in this series so I do not have a favorite yet.

  2. Elena. Seeing her adjust to the changes in her life as well as handle Raphael. She's so strong yet feminine.

  3. I haven't started this series yet, so I don't know yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Ash. She is quirky, unique and challenges the reader in regards to social and mental limits

  5. Elena has always been my favorite. She is the perfect example of a book heroine, smart, kick ass, snarky and devoted to those she loves and holds dear.

  6. Elena has to be my favorite. She's dedicated and bad ass!!!

  7. I haven't read the series yet but definitely looking forward to it.


  8. Jessamy! She's so good and unwavering.

  9. I haven't started this series yet..but I'm looking forward to it!

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  11. Dmitri is my favorite, because he was so great with Honor. I also love his early exchanges with Elena.

  12. In the Guild Hunters series there are many characters I love. However, my two favorite will always be Elena and Raphael. Elena is strong, honorable, at times broken yet, she does not allow that brokenness to cripple her. She is her own person, standing up to Raphael since book one when he made her cut herself with her blade. She is the perfect consort and hunter. Raphael, is powerful, handsome, and evolving. He loves Elena enough to allow her to grow and not try to change her. He is the heart of the Cadre and Elena is his heart.

  13. I have to say that Jessamy is my favorite character. She is not at the forefront of angel society but she is the backbone of knowledge. Even though her twisted wing keeps her grounded she is till able to live on and find beauty in the world.

  14. I actually do not have one yet, this is one of those series I haven't gotten to yet that I obviously really dang need to!

  15. Sara, because her story made me read the whole series.


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