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A Touch of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,894 Ratings  ·  587 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 a
Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Signet (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 12, 2012 Kimmy rated it did not like it
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
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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!
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Plot: 8 /10
Ending: 5/10
Writing: 8/10
Hero: 7/10
Heroine: 9/10
Humour: 6/10
Steaminess: 7/10
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
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
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
Nov 22, 2011 Shan rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 11, 2011 Sandy M rated it it was amazing

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
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
Apr 13, 2013 BiblioJen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2013
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
Oct 13, 2011 Lynn rated it really liked it
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
Sep 18, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, arc
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
Feb 17, 2015 Amafle rated it really liked it
Tenía ciertas inquietudes cuando comencé a leer este libro. Pensaba que me iba a encontrar con algo similar a los libros anteriores que he leído de Sylvia(hablo de Gideon y su pene insaciable) o sea algo como una historia escrita por una "maquina sexual". Pero debo reconocer y con agrado que aunque hay sexo pasa a segundo plano cuando la lucha entre el bien y el mal con unos malos que no son tan malos y unos buenos no tan buenos es la verdadera protagonista. Realmente me gustó la Sylvia que desc ...more
OK this was heading for a 2, 2 1/2 but the cliffhanger of an ending killed even making this OK. Up in the air is pretty much everything. (view spoiler) So the only thing answered is whether or not Lindsay and Adrian stay together, they do. Pretty much all the rest of the over archi ...more
I was really enjoying this story as I was reading it, mostly because I forced myself to accept things as they were written, so I moved with the flow. That said, now that I've finished the book, I just can't say that I really liked it. So...three stars. This was a good story (3.5 stars) that was somewhat ruined for me by several things (so down to 3 stars).

The first things that I didn't particularly care for were Lindsay's immediate attraction to and lust for Adrian (his for her was somewhat easi
Marta Fernández
Sep 24, 2014 Marta Fernández rated it really liked it
«Sólo Day puede convertir una historia de reencarnaciones en un best-seller fascinante, conmovedor y excitante, creando hábilmente un relato intemporal de amor perdido y encontrado. Un toque de rojo es un romance perfecto lleno de ángeles, licántropos y vampiros.» Romantic Times • Sylvia Day es la autora del best-seller «No te escondo nada» • Fascinante y excitante romance sobrenatural entre ángeles y vampiros, al mejor estilo Christine Feehan.

Adrian Mitchell, un ángel con un poder inmenso y un
Oct 12, 2011 A rated it liked it
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
Samina ~ Escapism~
Aug 01, 2011 Samina ~ Escapism~ rated it really liked it
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
Jul 31, 2011 Margaret rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 01, 2011 Rhonda rated it really liked it
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.
Romancing the Book
Oct 31, 2011 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
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
Warning to new readers: Don't start reading this series until Sylvia completes het Crossfire books, Renegade Angels is on hold indefinitely due to Gideon and Eva, and you will most likely become as deeply frustrated as the rest of us. Unless you are a masochist of course, and love the long waiting game...

One can only wonder why God created all his angels, who are supposed to be asexual, with massive *ahem* members, gorgeous tits and sexually attractive bodies that makes every mortal swoon in the
Dec 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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
~E~ 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
Sara Hobson
Oct 16, 2011 Sara Hobson rated it liked it
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
Oct 22, 2014 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, 2014
Hasta ahora sólo había leído a Sylvia Day en erótica y no es que me entusiasmara demasiado. De ahí que esta novela llamara mi atención. La he devorato y me parece realmente estupenda. Sin duda es de lo mejor que he leido este segundo trimiestre del año. Me parece una historia muy bien planteada, nos adentra un mundo especial, distinto y original. Y tiene personajes muy cautivadores, extraordinarios y misteriosos que llamarán la atención del lector.
Adrian es cautivados y Lindsay es realmente gen
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Sylvia Day (aka S. J. Day and Livia Dare) is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit her at, and on Twitter @SylDay.
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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.” 4 likes
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