Title: Archangel's Viper
Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman—it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite.
Now, someone has put a bounty on her head…
Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael’s private guard, and he’s as infuriating as he is seductive. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly’s. But even if Venom can protect Holly from those hunting her, he might not be able to save himself—because the strange, violent power inside Holly is awakening…
No one is safe.
Author: Nalini Singh
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Magical Christmas Cat, An Enchanted Season, Wild Embrace, Archangel's Heart
Series: Guild Hunters #10
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: September 26th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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I never start a series at book number ten but I’m glad I made an exception for Archangel’s Viper. I took to for review because I’d seen Singh’s name numerous times and I was looking for a new paranormal to read. I definitely wish I had read the entire series because there was much I wanted to know more about but the book was thoroughly enjoyable even without knowing the back story. I especially would have liked to have known Holly’s story since her making as a vampire and/or archangel is obviously highly unusual with very abnormal results. Because Viper’s own origins were unusual he’s the perfect partner for Holly. Her lack of fear of his snake eyes and amusement with him when most are terrified is a welcome change to Viper.
Singh creates a very detailed and interesting alternate world with fascinating paranormal situations and forces, both good and evil. The detail in this book was beyond sufficient to bring the reader up to speed. Viper is sexy and strong and his treatment of Holly is endearing. Holly is complex with a lot of mixed emotions and so much to deal with. The angels and archangels are an interesting twist and added stressors and depth to the vampire story. The story is face-paced with lots of action and complex, interesting characters. I definitely will read more from Singh especially others in this series given the chance.