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Authors: Nalini Singh

Archangel's Kiss

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PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF NALINI SINGH
Angels’ Blood
“It is amazing in every way!!!”

New York Times
bestselling author Gena Showalter
“This is probably one of the best stories I have ever read and will be one that I will rave about for quite a while. Not only was the world just completely awe-inspiring, but the characters and the story line are evocative and a pure pleasure to read.”

Fallen Angel Reviews
“Amazing. Fantastic. Darker than her Psy-Changelings, simmering with both violence and sexual tension, and with vivid world building that blew my socks off.”
—National bestselling author Meljean Brook
“Incredibly original and beautiful.”

Errant Dreams Reviews
“A refreshing twist on vampire and angel lore combined with sizzling sexual tension make this paranormal romance a winner.”

Monsters and Critics
“A fantastically, amazingly, good read and it gets the Guild Hunter series off to a great start . . . If you like paranormal romance, you want to read this book.”

Love Vampires
“Wonderful ... A great read with a very yummy archangel that you won’t want to miss.”

Night Owl Romance
(reviewer top pick)
“Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series is a fabulous addition to the paranormal world . . . A definite must read.”

Fresh Fiction
“A fully nuanced and startling story from start to finish . . . Nalini Singh should take a bow!
Angels’ Blood
is going to leave you hungering for more instantly.”

Romance Junkies
“Fans will relish Nalini Singh’s excellent first Guild Hunter thriller.”

Midwest Book Review
Branded by Fire
“An emotional masterpiece.”

Romance Junkies
“Another superb entry in what is easily my favorite paranormal series in romance.”

Romance Novel TV
“Singh has a rare talent for impressive world building, intricate plotting, and riveting characterization . . . Singh delivers excellence every single time!”

Romantic Times
(top pick)
“An amazingly talented writer . . . she grabs the reader and doesn’t let go until the very end and leaves them begging for more . . . I give
Branded by Fire
and Nalini an enthusiastic 5 hearts.”

Night Owl Romance
Hostage to Pleasure
“Singh is on the fast track to becoming a genre giant!”

Romantic Times
(top pick)
“Nalini Singh has penned another keeper . . . If you want a thrilling read with action, danger, passion, and drama, don’t miss Nalini Singh’s
Hostage to Pleasure
.”

Romance Junkies
“An intriguing world that’s sure to keep readers coming back for more.”

Darque Reviews
Mine to Possess
“Fierce . . . Paranormal romance at its best.”

Publishers Weekly
“With its intense characters, story line, and scenery,
Mine to Possess
is quite a read. It showcases Singh’s talent and shows her to be a writer that will no doubt shine for some time.”

Romance Reader at Heart
“If you’ve been looking for a book that will entice and entrance, look no further. The very talented Nalini Singh has yet again proven that her books are gems, true treasures that are intriguing, multifaceted creations that just get better and better . . . Don’t miss
Mine to Possess
!”

Romance Reviews Today
Caressed by Ice
“A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat romantic paranormal that will pull you straight into the story and into the amazing Psy-Changeling world!”

Romance Reader at Heart
“The paranormal romance of the year.”

Romance Junkies
“Craving the passionate and electrifying world created by the mega-talented Singh? Your next fix is here! . . . One of the most original and thrilling paranormal series on the market . . . Mind-blowing!”

Romantic Times
(4½ stars, top pick)
Visions of Heat
“Breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal. I wished I lived in the world Singh has created. This is a keeper!”

New York Times
bestselling author Gena Showalter
“This author just moved to the top of my auto-buy list.”

All About Romance
“Brace yourselves because the second installment of the Psy-Changeling series will set all your senses ablaze and leave your fingers singed with each turn of the page.
Visions of Heat
is that intense!”

Romance Junkies
Slave to Sensation
“I LOVE this book! It’s a must read for all of my fans. Nalini Singh is a major new talent.”

New York Times
bestselling author Christine Feehan
“An electrifying collision of logic and emotion . . . An incredible world where fire and ice mix to create an unforgettable sensual eruption.
Slave to Sensation
is a volcanic start to a new series that’ll leave you craving more.”

Romance Junkies
“AWESOME! . . . A purely mesmerizing book that surely stands out among the other paranormal books out there.
Slave to Sensation
is captivating from beginning to end. It’s a must read for any paranormal fan!”

Romance Reader at Heart
Berkley Titles by Nalini Singh
 
Psy-Changeling Series
SLAVE TO SENSATION
VISIONS OF HEAT
CARESSED BY ICE
MINE TO POSSESS
HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE
BRANDED BY FIRE
BLAZE OF MEMORY
 
Guild Hunter Series
ANGELS’ BLOOD
ANGELS’ PAWN
(A Berkley Sensation eSpecial)
ARCHANGEL’S KISS
 
Anthologies
AN ENCHANTED SEASON
(with Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, and Jean Johnson)
THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CAT
(with Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones)
MUST LOVE HELLHOUNDS
(with Charlaine Harris, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook)
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.
 
ARCHANGEL’S KISS
 
A Berkley Sensation Book / published by arrangement with the author
 
PRINTING HISTORY
Berkley Sensation mass-market edition / February 2010
Copyright © 2010 by Nalini Singh.
 
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Acknowledgments
This book was so much fun to write, not the least because of the wonderful response I received from readers for
Angels’ Blood
. Thank you for taking a chance on this new series—and for the e-mails, the letters, and most of all, the smiles you bring into my life.
Special thanks to Tiazza for her help with the Moroccan Arabic; Helen and Pamela for the French pointers; and Travis for the tips (no pun intended) on different types of blades. They all know their stuff. Any mistakes are mine.
A huge, huge thank-you to my parents for being all-around amazing while I was on deadline, and to my sister for the insanity that keeps me sane. Same goes for my friends in RWNZ and online. You all rock. A deeply felt thanks to Hari Aja for your wonderful support of my work.
And last but never ever least, everyone at the Knight Agency and at Berkley Sensation, most especially my agent, Nephele Tempest, and my editor, Cindy Hwang, for all that you do, and all that you make it possible for me to do. You two aren’t allowed to retire. Ever.
Genesis
Drip.
Drip.
Drip.
“Come here, little hunter. Taste.”
Blood in the air, on the walls, under her feet. “Ari?”
“Ari’s having a nice nap.” A giggling laugh that made her want to run, run, RUN! “Mmm, I think I prefer Belle.” A red-dipped finger lifted to her mouth, pressed against her lips.
Blood seeping onto her tongue.
Her sister’s blood.
That was when she screamed.

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