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An Unexpected Guest

(Guild Hunter #9.3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  684 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Short story that features in the December 2016 newsletter complementing the Guild Hunter series.
Newsletter short story
Published December 28th 2016

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Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Raphael sure knows how to make an entrance...
This series is everything!
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
Elena and Raphael are so cute together and I love seeing how much he has changed since the beginning of the series. This was a fun scene with Raphael making a surprise appearance at a Guild Hunter party and he sure does know how to make an entrance!
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really like how Elena helps "humanize" Raphael.
Angelic plus-ones, vampire employees: Guild Hunter parties will never be the same again.

Bottoms up!

Disclaimer *No guild hunters were smitten but Raphael in the making of this short story*
Aly is so frigging bored
1st book in 2017... if only GR would cooperate :))

In the last few years I always started my reading with a Nalini story
Maria Dimitrova
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I never thought I'd see Raphael in such a light. Who knew he had it in him!
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
A fun little story that makes you wish you were at the party too!
I have no idea why I didn't read this when it was published in the December 2016 newsletter, but there you go.

This is a short snippet of where Elena takes Raphael to a Guild Hunter's party for the first time, despite its length it definitely conveys the anxiety of introducing your boyfriend to your group of friends for the first time.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
Now that was fun. Elena brings Rafael to a Guild Hunter party.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
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Kathy Davie
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very short story, 9.1, that came free with Singh’s December 2016 newsletter and is in the Guild Hunter paranormal romance series, revolving around angels who rule our world. The couple focus is on Elena and Raphael. Sign up for Singh's newsletter for more free stories in any of the series Singh writes.

My Take
It’s almost 1,300 words long (and five pages) with a look at Elena attempting to bridge her new life and her new man with her old life and her human friends.

Raphael is becoming so much eas
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ahhh... Christmas gifts from Nalini :D

my favourite Angelic couple.

Rapheal is just the most awesome Archangel

Elena-mine.” Raphael stroked his thumbs over her cheekbones. “I promise not to smite your friends to dust.”

I mean - sigh!

and onto my next Newsletter story #NaliniBingeSession
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Another sweet short story. I like how human Elena makes Raphael.
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
When I read this short story in Nalini's newsletter, I didn't expect to see it on Goodreads!
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nalini is the best writing short stories! They're all wonderful :)
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This event is mentioned in Archangel's Heart, I believe, but An Unexpected Guest explains the scene of Raphael crashing a Guild Hunter party in full. This story describes the reactions of Elena's friends.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great short story, really enjoyed reading it!
Renégade ♥
4 stars

Just imagine bringing an archangel to a party as your date...

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Elena ran her hand through Raphael’s hair, then across the muscled breadth of his shoulders. “Now, what did I tell you?”
Her consort did that thing he was starting to do—he smiled. Except this smile was more than a little wicked. “Do not be scary,” he said, managing to mimic the stern tone in which she’d given the order.
Scowling at the violently powerful archangel who was her eternity, Elena pointed a finger at his magnificent ch
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The fact that Raphael one of the strongest beings on the planet went to a Guild party for his consort, the love of his life Elena was just so precious.
And I absolutely love the fact that Nalini explained how his power just radiates off him and that’s why he could stay for about 20mins max.
These little outtakes and details just make me love this series more and more.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, romance, sci-fi
Elena and Raphael attend a GH anniversary party with Elena's hunter friends. Most humans Raphael can only be around for twenty minutes before his power tries to overtake everyone around. Ashwini is there with her husband and Ransom.
Airaseem  Perdomo
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having to just finished the book this scene was still fresh in my mind so i knew what the moment was about. It was so sweet to read i will forever be grateful to Nalini to share these moments with her readers.
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So cute!! I love Raphael new sense of humor.
Nicole Mole
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great short read!
From Singh's News Letter 27/12-16. Cute little story <3
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
A funny, and way too short 'short' about Raphael attending a Guild party with Elena.
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute little story about Rafael and Elena going on guild hunter party.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
- Cute story (as always– these little story snippets from Nalini Singh are always great!)
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
OMG I would pay every penny I have to see Raphael drunk.
I miss this series, can't wait to read more from Nalini.
Veronica-Lynn Pit Bull
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: guild-hunter
Cute. Elena and Raphael at the Guild party mentioned in Archangel's Heart.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nice to see the blending of the lives.
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