A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels, #1)
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A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  5,771 ratings  ·  477 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bared to You...

Adrian Mitchell is a powerful angel leading an elite Special Ops unit of Seraphim. His task is to punish the Fallen-angels who have become vampires-and command a restless pack of indentured lycans. But Adrian has suffered his own punishment for becoming involved with mortals- losing the woman he loves again and...more
Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Signet (first published October 1st 2011)
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Ohmygosh, this blurb is one of the most touching ones that I have ever read. Despite the slightly discouraging rating, I feel so compelled to read it. Please, please don't let me be disappointed!

(That was what I felt about the book just before I added to my to read list.)

(Halfway through the book...)
Oh dear, oh dear, what have I gotten myself into?! There's no plot, no storyline, no chemistry (on the emotional level) except random bits of:
"You're hot!"
"I know! But you're hotter!"
"I love you bec...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Can a love that transcends death survive a war between angels, vampires, and lycans?

We're about to find out!

A Touch of Crimson is the first book in the Renegade Angels trilogy and takes us on a journey that has spanned millennia. The trilogy chronicles the power struggles among Angels, Lycans, and Vampires as they vie for supremacy. It’s a story of love, loss, and love regained, only to be lost again.

Adrian Mitchell has been keeping Fallen Angels, AKA Vampires, in check for centuries. As head...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Why is it that I get all gooey when I see a guy on the cover with angel wings? Darn me and my hopeless angel fixation!
♥ Sarah ♥
A Touch of Crimson takes place in a new world where Sentenial Angels are the law when it comes to vampires and lycans. Lycans have been recruited (or enslaved depending on how you look at it) to help keep vampires in line. But a revolution is brewing within the lycan race and the world may be in for a big change -- for better or for worse. Now, while it may seem like Sentenials have free reign, there is one thing that is forbidden for them -- loving a mortal. They are not to get involved with mo...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Add another 3 stars. By all that is holy, this is a tremendous book, definitely in the running for book of the year.

Before I ever read the first word of this book, before I even had the book in my possession, something just told me that this book was going to be big. This book is massive. Not literally, but impact wise...sheesh!

It all started out with a group of Seraphim who were sent to Earth to watch over mankind. They were known as the Watchers (makes sense). Seraphim only have one love and...more
4.25 stars review to come.

***This book was chosen by you for my tbr list challenge, thank you!***

I always love starting a new paranormal romance series. Turning that first page, I am always excited that I am going to find a new favourite, one that I can continue on with.
Sylvia Day has given me just that, one that is on par with some of my favourites.

A Touch of Crimson is the first book in the Renegade Angels series. We have Angels, Vampires and Lykens. The Vampires being fallen angels and the Ly...more
Ok, first off, I have read this authors "Eve of..." series, so had very high hopes for this series to be just as good. Unfortunatly for me, it just didn't hit the mark.

I was plodding through the book asking myself why I didn't seem to be captured by the story? It had everything I love in the genre. Strong Alpha males conflicted by the situation they are in, A good idea for a baddy, A heroine who is far from weak? So why didn't I find myself salvating for the next book after reading it? Then it h...more
his book ensnared me right from the beginning. I had to literally force myself to put it down when there were other things I needed to do. I don't want to use cliches while trying to let you know how good this book is, but it was captivating. I have read plenty of books about Angels, Lycans, and Vamps, but Sylvia take is unique compared to the books I have read in the past. I am absolutely in love with Adrian and Lyndsay and I can't wait to see where Ms. Day is going to lead us in the future. On...more
Sandy M

If you answered, No!,” then you need to get your butt in gear and read it! Now! OMG. I love everything about this book. Of course, that shouldn’t surprise me since it’s Sylvia Day. I’ve only read her historicals so far, so I wasn’t sure what to expect once I picked up one of her paranormals. I was pretty certain I’d love it, for Ms. Day has never disappointed me. But you just never know what will happen when you read a different genre by a favorite author. Now as...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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3.5 Stars

This book has a really good story! The concept is really interesting. But that being said, I think I was expecting more action, more sex and a little less whining. Don't get me wrong, I think it's written very well, and I'd love to see this world developed a bit more, but I felt that there was a lot of standing around talking and dragging things out.

So the main idea behind this book is that angels, lead by tall, dark and deliciously handsome Adr...more
Well ... Luke Daniels narrated this audiobook, and he is totally, ridiculously awesome, so I think he improved my rating by at least half a star, if not more. The writing was overblown, full of romance novel cliches, and especially at the end, some of the character reactions just were not believable at all. There are multiple species here ... lycans, seraphim, vampires, assorted half-breeds ... and the author deliberately left a lot of loose ends in the storylines as well as the somewhat murky m...more
Jenese (Readers Confession)
Rating 3.5 stars. I read other reviews and some were unable to get past all the different types of people in this book. I really didnt have that issue. My main problem was there wasnt a strong enough connection between the main characters. Obviously they have this soul deep connection because of Adrian and Shadoe but where does the love with Lindsay come from? Clearly she was a better person than Shadoe and cared more about Adrian, but there wasnt much romance. It seemed rushed. I was really int...more
This was an entertaining read. I can’t say that it was very original, as I saw many familiar elements mixed together, but that’s not something I require for every read. What matters most is that the author took the world and tweaked it enough to make it her own. The world rules occasionally felt a bit complicated and bulky, but the author explained it all well and kept me from getting confused. I liked the unique spin Day gave on the reason lycans and vampires existed in the world. I, unfortunat...more
If you are a fan of Sylvia Day's work, like I am, you will love this new book. It's a book you'll hate to put down!

Adrian Mitchell is a character you have to feel sorry for right from the beginning. He has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Within the first five pages the action begins and continues all the way until the last page.

The action, and Sylvia's writing style, keeps the reader's attention throughout the whole story. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!!!

In chapter...more
Bravo! Bravo! A round of applause to Ms. Day for captivating readers in a sinful and sensual world of Angels, Vampires, Lycans and more with her first addition to her Renegade Angel series.

Adrian Mitchell has only loved one woman, Shadoe, a naphil whose father has betrayed the Sentinels. Centuries ago, Adrian clipped Syre’s wings, causing him to become a vampire. Syre’s vengeance and rage led him on a path bent on destroying Adrian and he used the only weapon he had…his daughter. He captured Sh...more
Hmmm..well, my first by this author. I like her writting style. My main problem with the book is being that it's a first in a series, you get over-loaded with information. I get that but was really lost reading this. It's such a new idea/concept that I found myself constantly going back to try and understand better. I still don't know if I fully understand the whole Shadoe/Lindsey thing. It was pretty confusing to me.
Putting that aside..I think it will be a great story line. I really liked Adrai...more
Samina ~ Escapism~
Aug 01, 2011 Samina ~ Escapism~ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR and The Guild Hunter Series.
Sylvia Day had created a wonderful world where Werewolves, angels, vampires, demon among various other entities abound.All these mythical creatures live on the Earth and are involved in a complex infrastructure where the angels have their own angel-police to punish those who do not obey the Creator.This is where our Hero Adrian comes in.He is the leader of these angel-police who is an angel himself and is here to fulfill his mission and make sure the punished are still in torment.On the outside...more
i was very intrigued when i first heard about this book. i have read about Sylvia Day before and have not read anything by her before.

as i started to read the book, i first thought that it could be just another fallen angel book. but the more i read the more i was intrigued about it. i was drawn in to the story. the more i read the more i didnt want to put the book down.

the way that the two main characters met and reacted to each other made me feel like it could happen in real life. i enjoyed ho...more
I liked the story line. But it had too much swearing and sex scenes for me. The idea of head Angel swearing for me was bad.
Adrian was the head of Sentinels. They were too enforce the punishment of the Watchers or Fallen the Vampires. They had strict rules when they could kill the fallen and when not. Adrian had fallen in love with the lead Fallen's daughter Shadoe. Her father was in the process of bringing her over to be a vampire but Adrian killed her rather than see her become vampire....more
Romancing the Book
Review by Shannon: This book was one hell of a ride! I've never been a huge fan of books with Angels, but this one changed my mind!

Adrian Mitchell has one mission on earth and that's to protect mortals from the Fallen (angels who broke the rules and are now vampires). He's content, most days, to hunt those who break the rule and ensure they are properly punished. He does this with the rest of his special ops group of Seraphim, along with the help of the lycans (werewolves who are basically slav...more
Sylvia Day has once again written brilliantly, and has even thought of newbie readers with a detailed introduction into the paranormal world. There’s something for everyone – whether you like a bit of angel, lycan, demon or even vampire action. Day writes with such skill, she has you addicted to at least one character, making you want to know more about them.

The story is broken down into three groups, giving a better understanding the war that rages throughout the book. It’s a good read, the few...more
~J~ Riverina Romantics
3.5 Stars

A Touch Of Crimson has all the makings of a truly great series. There are fabulous characters including Angels, Lycans and Vampire – as well as other supernatural beings that weren’t focused on too much in this first book. The book cover is perfection and a great depiction of the story - A hunky angel with wings tipped with crimson.

Adrian was a great hero with such an all consuming, desperate amount of love for Lindsay that it made my heart clench. He was beautiful and completely drool...more
Sara Hobson
Minor spoilers!!
The terminology, even with the glossary, was very confusing. The book itself seemed really incomplete as every single storyline seemed to be set up for the sequels. I'm still not satisfied with the explanation as to why it's okay for Adrian to have a sexual relationship when it's supposed to be all forbidden... And why it's okay at the end when Lindsay is turned... Really confused. Not sure I want to put in the effort to read the rest when they come out. Also, the first quarter o...more
This was a really great read...
I love the world that Ms. Day created. She was able to develop characters that were believable and easy to relate to.
This is an easy read, that moves at a great pace and has Angels, Vamps and Lycans...some of my favorites.
Adrian and Lindsay are likeable and one hot couple. The sex is sizzling and done beautifully.
If you love a great PNR, with great characters and tension and love, you're going to really enjoy this book.
Highly Recommend!!!
3.5 stars

This novel is unique in that in the end more questions are left open than answered. People who don't want a bunch of unanswered questions hanging in the air should avoid reading this book. As for who the "bad guys" are that is a big question? Which I assume will be continued in the series. I expect the second book to have more world building and interaction between the species. I will definitely read the sequels.
With books on Angels seeming to be thing lately, this one definitely makes the top ten on my list! An interesting take on the angel/demon setup, characters are great, action packed, very sexy love scenes (one up against a door I particularly liked!). I cannot wait for the second book to be released! Awesome new series…
A Touch of Crimson is set in a slightly different corner of Day's Marked universe - the former dealt with the Infernal half of the universe and Touch of Crimson deals with the angelic half.

Seraphim Adrian is the leader of the warrior band of angels who keep their former brethren the Fallen (vampires) in check. Because of his forbidden love, Adrian has barely skirted the line that would make him Fallen. He has loved Shadoe, the daughter of the leader of the Fallen, Syre, over many of her incarna...more
Adrian Mitchell is a Seraphim Angel, leader of a group of Sentinels created to punish The Watchers, sent by the Creator to watch over mankind, who break the rules and have relationships with mortals. The punished Watchers have their wings torn off and lose their souls, becoming vampires, also known as Fallen Angels. Adrian fell in love with Shadoe, the daughter of Syre, the first Fallen Angel he had to tear the wings from. When Shadoe was mortally wounded Adrian took her back to her father not u...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I've read mixed reviews on this book, so I was a little hesitant to give it a try, but I am glad I did. The more I read of this story, the more I enjoyed it.

Adrian is the leader of the angelic soldiers who oversee the vampires on earth. These vampires were once angels themselves, but they broke the rules that prevented them from mating with mortals. Adrian and his fellow Seraphim were dispatched to punish them... divest them of their wings... the very act, turning them into vamps.

Long ago, Adria...more
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Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award...more
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“He's a Sentinel. An angel created to hunt and punish other angels. He was designed and built to feel no emotion, to function almost like a machine. One mission, one purpose, no deviations. But he's deviated a lot over the years. Now more so than ever before. And he's paid the price. He's paying it even now.” 3 likes
“I knew what I risked by loving a mortal, but I wouldn't change how I felt about Lindsay even if I'd been given the option to. She was everything to me. The reason I pushed through every day and looked forward to every night. The reason I might one day lose my wings.” 3 likes
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