Cristian and Ashley meet under difficult circumstances... She has traveled from her home in US to Scotland to view her inheritance but also to find outCristian and Ashley meet under difficult circumstances... She has traveled from her home in US to Scotland to view her inheritance but also to find out what happened to her Dad... He is ever watchful .. guarding the door in the basement of her Pub...
There are ghosts and witches, angels and seers, surrounded by a village filled with paranormal beings trying to have a normal life..
I loved that you do not know what is going to happen... some stories follow an almost standard plan... this is refreshing and clear and riveting.... it feels like a complete story...
but I am a creature of the serial age... I want more...more
Three angels learn about love and devotion as they struggle to help grant three Christmas wishes. With names of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, these angeThree angels learn about love and devotion as they struggle to help grant three Christmas wishes. With names of Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, these angels are a hoot! The event at the naval dockyard was very subtle and fun. This was s quick read... I was sick in bed looking for a book a book that would lift my spirits and this is one! Thank you Debbie for sharing this story with us....more
Bethany And Xavier get married in a church in their school uniforms (remind you of any Shakespeare tragic love story)
But they get chased by angels calBethany And Xavier get married in a church in their school uniforms (remind you of any Shakespeare tragic love story)
But they get chased by angels called the 'THE SEVEN' These angels are not under anyone's control - even in heaven
Gabriel & Ivy help by hiding them in plain view - in college
Bethany is taken back to heaven and they try to reconvert her back to being an angel
They failed and she finds sympathetic angels who can help her return to Xavier...
The path to him is not easy but true love never is... (view spoiler)[ She makes it - Xavier had waited for 2 years She loses her wings She is human
Thus ensuring their long and happy life together. (hide spoiler)] I found the book interesting but the writing was simple and targeted for a younger audience... I would recommend this book for teens.....more
This is the second in the 'Angels with Attitude' series that I have read and I will looking for more by Mimi B.
Annie is not satisfied with her life...This is the second in the 'Angels with Attitude' series that I have read and I will looking for more by Mimi B.
Annie is not satisfied with her life... She is bullied into making changes in her life by her guardian angel. Annie's best friend is afraid/dismayed by the changes she has decided she must do to get what she wants.... Then she discovers that what she really wants ... she already had!! Best friend turns into husband/lover material
Basically, Celi (the guardian angel) makes Annie aware to what she has around her and not be constantly looking else where....
another fallen angel is on earth as well but he is not on their side....
(view spoiler)[ these angels are seeking theFour angels on earth on a quest....
another fallen angel is on earth as well but he is not on their side....
(view spoiler)[ these angels are seeking their mates... (view spoiler)[the angels have been searching for centuries... that is a little bit hard to swallow when Samuel sems to have no problem finding them (hide spoiler)]
They do not have all the power ... but after Uriel finds his intended then he get his power back... of course now we follow the others as they search (hide spoiler)] again Samuel is ahead of them... he is losing more of his arrogance as he starts to care about the humans around him and the angels intended - makes me wonder if there is a mate 'out there' for him??...more
Keenan is an angel of death - his touch brings death, but he falls in love and can not take Nicole's life. He falls and the pain of fallinTBR 377 !!!!
Keenan is an angel of death - his touch brings death, but he falls in love and can not take Nicole's life. He falls and the pain of falling and losing his wings destroys his mind and it takes months before he can focus on looking for her... she is a vampire now... Somehow she knows this man will go to hell and back for her and their love blooms - Keenan connects with another fallen angel, Sam, and is tracked by another death angel who is determined to 'fix' Keenan's mistake. Nicole can feel his wings and he can weld the power formally his when he was an angel... Nicole is all he wants and together they fight for their right to live.... was he really forsaken or is he exactly where he needs to be? Loved it Want to know more about this story
Aaron and friends are following his 'feelings and stumble into the fabled enclave of fallen angels and their off-spring - Aerie - (view spoiler)[
Aaron'Aaron and friends are following his 'feelings and stumble into the fabled enclave of fallen angels and their off-spring - Aerie - (view spoiler)[
Aaron's girlfriend turns out to be the same as him but she is captured by the leader of the Powers and tortured...
Aaron rescues her but the torture has broken her control of the angelic half of her and that part wants to get revenge - and she is out of control
Aaron finds out that there are special angels who may be able to help... the Scholar has a scroll written by one of them.... Gabriel got a good whiff and Aaron wraps him up in the special transfer thing he does and zaps himself there..
Angel could see the future and had prepared something for Aaron's mate and the Powers attack with their leader managing to throw a spear at Aaron before he could zap back to Aerie...
Girlfriend gets better (at peace) and Aaron returns to battle the leader - then he forgives him
When he returns to Aerie he brings back his father Lucifer (quite an interesting character) and Kraus who is a medic (hide spoiler)] ...more
This is about a 17yr old girl, Emily, who is technically dead and has inherited a job, working as a dark timekeeper... tTBR 284 !!! Ebook from Library
This is about a 17yr old girl, Emily, who is technically dead and has inherited a job, working as a dark timekeeper... that gives her a fake body and no need to eat or sleep... but she tries to maintain her life - hiding the fact that she is dead from her family. She has help in this job in the form of a dark reaper and a light reaper..and an annoying little godmother called Grace who speaks in rhyme all the time.
She is trying to change the idea that a soul is more important than the life the soul is currently living and that dark reapers and light reapers are not what you think...and guardian angels are not happy...
It allows the reader to think about change having consequences and that souls can be rejuvenated and healed.... without being too preachy
definitely a YA book and took me only a few hours to read. ...more
Four stories that left me hungry for more!!! Unconnected to each other they focus on characters join her Archangel series.... How did Sara become direFour stories that left me hungry for more!!! Unconnected to each other they focus on characters join her Archangel series.... How did Sara become director... when did she have time to find a husband? A full account of Ashwani and her Cajun Vampire... Happened to Noel after his long recovery.. a touching insight into the life of Jessamy, the angelic librarian
Seriously Nalini you have the gift to weave stories into fabric that surrounds us and melts into our skin.... more please!!!!...more
Dill is a young angel... the last of living angels guarding the city of Deepgate
Deepgate hovers over an abyss - held in place by chains (view spoiler)[ tDill is a young angel... the last of living angels guarding the city of Deepgate
Deepgate hovers over an abyss - held in place by chains (view spoiler)[ there is a society of assassins called Spine
Rachel is one of them.... but she has not been tempered(she still has feelings) She is given the task of training Dill and guarding him from harm.
Once a month on Scarnight something hunts for blood in the city - it used to be an angel.... she is scarred and crazy Her name is Carnival
All the other angels were male
the priests int he temple where Dill lives know that they are feeding an ancient and immortal being below in the abyss and the people of the city are told it is God.... Uril feeds on souls
Carnival is the being's daughter - her birth killed the mortal mother and drove Uril insane with grief - he tried to kill Carnival but she survived
there is a substance called Angelwine (infused with the blood of 13 souls) which can give eternal life (but the souls live in the new host and they are not happy) someone is making it If an angel drinks angelwine they are able to heal mortal wounds and have no scars
Uril is amassing an army, to climb the walls of the abyss and take the world over.... priests try to gain carnival as an ally - thery send Dill.
Rachel and Carnival have been in a fight before and they hate each other....Spine have been trying to kill Carnival for eons....
Carnival is lured by the promise of Angelwine - but it is lost into the abyss (the temple has a BIG hole in the floor where all the dead go.. Rachel jumps after it .. telling Dill that she trusts him Carnival jumos into the abyss to avoid a fight
Dill flys down to find Rachel and finds that carnival has caught her and they all fly down
they land on a mountain of bones - that have all been scrapped clean
carnival is captured - at this time she does not remember that Uril is her father dill is killed
Rachel and Carnival are chained together in a cell
They are released by a souless man who is looking for his daughter (who was drained to make the Angelwine - ) there is a fight
Rachel gets the Angelwine in a syringe and she plunges it into Dill
carnival attacks her father on scarnight and she drains him but his blood gives her the power to heal her scars and she is beautiful again
Dill Carnival and Rachel (being carried by Dill) fly out of the abyss
but the city is falling - and they are nearly killed by buildings and temples falling down... what could have happened
the man who made the Angelwine (he also took some) has attacked the city in an ancient war machine (called the God's Tooth)
Devon wants to kill the city
but the machine falls into the abyss too.
neither Carnival nor Rachel have the strength to break windows in tne machine but Dill does.(!!!???)
Devon falls with the machine but he does not die in spite of his injuries. The souless man, Nettle, is returned as souless (undead) and he continues his search for his daughter Abigail...
Bad girl needs defending but it turns out she is actually the good girl who is misunderstood
the good girl and the bad girl's friend(I liked this story
Bad girl needs defending but it turns out she is actually the good girl who is misunderstood
the good girl and the bad girl's friend(and everyone's fvorite Madison ) turns out to be very bad girl(running drugs in disguise of band concerts and advocating the killing of a woman) and the doting family physician, in reality killed his 'best' friend.
Bree seems to be getting some control over her wind (too hard to explain)...more
I liked the character of Brianna.... Bree She take weird things in her stride.. (view spoiler)[ Her whole company seems to all be angels helping her butI liked the character of Brianna.... Bree She take weird things in her stride.. (view spoiler)[ Her whole company seems to all be angels helping her but she has to defend lost souls
Then there is Sam Hunter He seems very nice and bree needs a wack on the head to see it.
I want a friend like Ron .... wo can find the impossible.... a dress that looks semply stunning and in your size and colour.
The creepy painting and the related nightmares are a little forced and I think that everyone nodding and saying ' oh yes the Rise of the Coromant' of course you can not get rid of it.
there is so much that she is expected to know
then there is the revelation that her uncle (who left the law practise to her in his will) was her father!!!
(hide spoiler)] since each book seems to only cover about a week - there is good scope to have a long running series here. ...more
We also get glimpses of a girl who suffered at the hands of URAM (Archangel's Kiss), Holly now calling herself Sorrow - she is gaining vampire characteristics in speed and the need to drink blood
Venom seems drawn to her - maybe another story. Honor pledges to teach her self defense
Prior to these books, Honor was attacked by multiple vampires, while kept in a cell for 2 months before she was rescued and she is a hunter but not hunter born. She has always watched Dmitri from a distance - but up close, she starts to see 'waking dreams' of another time and place.
They need to work together on a case but Dmitri becomes obsessed with finding the vampires who did the damage to her... no-one was ever found
In this quest they both find peace, as Holly helps Dmitri lay to rest , his son's blood was not compatible and Isis tried to convert him anyway
His wife Ingrete's soul is in Honor's body and Honor finally finds her place in this world when she agrees to become vampire to stay with Dmitri for all time,,, and very satisfying HEA moment
Illium always seems to be alone and there is something strange happening to Aloban(?) who looks SO different to other angels, Raphael has to shuffle his other people around so the A can come to Manhattan.
Elena wants to convert V (from the Guilds Basement) so that he would not be paralysed anymore... Sara has promised a vial of his blood from a standard health check (next month) Only certain people can be converted (blood tests show)
Now must wait till March next year for next book Grim days ahead ...more
TBR 133 ordered on 07/10 receieved 12/10 ... so excited!! already on page 80 **OMG** I also have the next one ... can't wipe the smile off my face
TerrorTBR 133 ordered on 07/10 receieved 12/10 ... so excited!! already on page 80 **OMG** I also have the next one ... can't wipe the smile off my face
Terror is rippling through the world, NATURAL DISASTERS and madness occurring angels and vampires
An ancient is stirring - Raphael's mother Will she be crazy as she was before she disappeared 1000 years ago?
Plus an old enemy thought to be vanquished makes herself known and she is unhappy with Elena ... but really ... who isn't in this world. (view spoiler)[
Elena finds out that her sister Evelyn is hunter born and initially her father blames her but the sisters only share him as a common link. Jeremy reveals his guilt at not being at home to prevent Elena's mothers death
Raphael finds a new power deep within that wounds Lijuan, enough for her to flee, (she had been set on killing R's mother before she was fully awake. He believes this new power comes directly from the mortal part of him linked to Elena. Also he has developed accelerated healing for others (not himself - his rate of healing has slowed)
Elena discovers treasures from her childhood, when her father second wife Gwendolyn, gives her keys to a safety deposit box. Even her toys were kept hidden away and a quilt made by her mother which R tells E has embedded magic - her mother must have had a vampire in her past (hide spoiler)]
I loved this book There is a fresh outlook into the world every time I read one of Nalini's books.
The world is always in sharp focus and characters are living, breathing thoroughly believable people living in this enticing AU
Picking up the next book - off my own-to-not-read-it pile and starting to read **grins** ...more
**spoiler alert** On reserve at Pennant Hills library 22/10/10 (book currently on loan returning on 13/11) Happiness - is a book returned early :)) Pick**spoiler alert** On reserve at Pennant Hills library 22/10/10 (book currently on loan returning on 13/11) Happiness - is a book returned early :)) Pick-up scheduled for 10/11
I waited a week and then the library told me the that book #1 was in... And I am so glad I waited because there was too much information passed from one book to the other... it would have detracted me from the enjoyment of submerging myself into her world.
I really enjoy this world created by Nalini. The dynamics between Raphael and Elena are terrific and the caring attitude of Raphael when he was waiting for her to get stronger. She is moved to the Refuge an angel only city and she sees for the first time the hundreds of angels and for the first time .. angel children
She is too weak to fly initially and she is still getting used to having wings
All his men, help her by training her in their strengths... even though they believe she is a liability to Raphael. They teach her to fight and how to fall and how to disable angels and vampires
Elena is attacked by angel and it turns out this angel has been responsible for a lot of atrocities in Refuge including an attack on an angel child, that she has been tracking. The archangels kill her.
Lijuin's Ball is something Elena has to attend ..... because any show of weakness affects Raphael. They travel by plane because it is too far for her to fly
Lijuin has been raising the dead and she raises the vampire who killed Elena's sisters and Elena cuts his head off - triggering the rest of the archangels to confront Lijuin.
Elena leads everyone else away from this final confrontation and with some of Raphael's seven, she kills the rest of the undead army of Lijuin
They almost make it out of the Forbidden City, when everything is destroyed by angel fire and Elena is saved by two of the seven Jason and Aodham. Raphael finds her and she is happy when he informs her that they will return to New York
**spoiler alert** On reserve at Penant hills library 22/10/11 (book currently on loan and due back on 13/11)
I picked up the book on 16th Nov and finis**spoiler alert** On reserve at Penant hills library 22/10/11 (book currently on loan and due back on 13/11)
I picked up the book on 16th Nov and finished reading it on the 17th
What a ride...
Great characters, even hints of things still yet to come
Angels live among us, and they are immortal and they make vampires... (view spoiler)[ the catch is when they make vampires they release a toxin from their blood - that is what changes the humans... but sometimes the toxin kills the people... if an angel refuses to create vampires then the toxin builds up and turns the angel into blood angel and he is in a killing blood lust ALL THE TIME.
So Elena is a vampire hunter, she can smell them and she tell how old they are and each one is unique. Normally, she finds run away vampires and returns them to their angel...
She does not like Raphael at first and they battle a few times and then she shoots him in the wing and it does not heal straight away... his guard of 7 angels and vamps do not like her
Evenually she helps Raphael to track the BA and in the final conflict she is badly injured. Raphael kills the BA after she shoots BA in the wing. Elena is dying so Raphael decides to turn her to save her life but something extraordinary happens. He is in love with her and she makes him a little more human and she loves him so when he bit her instead of releasing a toxin to turn her into vampire he turned her into an ANGEL.
Another angel said she found a human who started to turn her a little more human (she thought she was losing her immortality so she killed him) She urged Raphael to kill Elena.. but he did not
Elena's freinds are worried because the angels will not let them in to see her. She is asleep for a year.... and when she wakes up she has wings (hide spoiler)] I have the next book in the series and I am trying to stop myself from starting it right away because I know if I do ... I will read it straight through....
Definately a series for my "Must own it so I can read it again" shelf March 2013 : Reread from my bookshelf - read it only at night before bed .... such an indulgence! Loving it all over again ... have just read the Angel in Flight book and that made me hungry for more... who needs chocolate!!!...more
**spoiler alert** Zach is an angel who falls in love with his charge, Miranda (view spoiler)[ he sees that death is coming for her- that she will die you**spoiler alert** Zach is an angel who falls in love with his charge, Miranda (view spoiler)[ he sees that death is coming for her- that she will die young
he sees an accident about to happen and he reveals himself to stop her from falling thus saving her life
but his action brings her to the attention of a vampire and he takes her and changes her into a vampire princess
Zach is stripped of his wings and left on earth
he struggles to survive - still looking for Miranda
then he is approached by an angel buddy Josh who says he is given a task to perform and if he can do that then he will be redeemed
he believes that the task is to kill the vampire who changed Miranda, Radford, who is the current Dracula (figurehead of the vampire world) he is old and weakening but is a strong magic user and he is slightly mad
when Zach meets with Miranda she is looking for a PA - he gets the job
bad things happen in this castle and Zach is starting to believe that he will never see Dracula who is away on a tour of Europe.
but he never actually left and he is monitoring Miranda whom he left in charge
He decides that Miranda is getting so friendly with her PA and someone else turned his PA so he tells everyone that at a big gala in honour of his death day (more than slightly mad) all vampires attanding must feed from and kill their PAs
Other vampires are not happy Zach helps free the humans and shifters keep in the castle as food
In the mess and panic Miranda kills Dracula but she does not want his position. she finds a girl (but old vampire ) to give the job to ... Zach thinks his work is done because he gets his wings and radiance but he cannot move off earth... Miranda has two favours to ask him - to save as many lost souls (vampires) as he can... and to end her life because she really is dead and she does not want this 'life' anymore - she asks Zach what to do ... he is sad she has just started to love him - they share a kiss but he realises her life now is due to a mistake he made he hugs her and he shows his full radiance and she dissolved into dust in his arms.
He says to her just before she vanishes - 'have faith' meaning that they will meet again
Archangel Michael shows up carrying the sleeping soul of Miranda and Michael tells Zach he can go back tp heaven or finish the job Miranda asked him to do - he decides to stay on earth where he may be able to save more vampire souls - the mission that Josh told him about was to save Miranda and he did! Miranda and he will be together eventually, heaven is eternal (hide spoiler)] the next book brings Zach to Quincey - the teenage vampire owner of a restaurant....
should be interesting
I like how the author has shown that actions have consequences and they are not always what was intended by the action. we often assume we know that others are thinking and are proved wrong. Often we act before thinking and even when we think we know what we are doing, disaster strikes....
No-one is in complete control of their lives but we all do our best ...more