Wow, just wow! I had a mini attack of fangirl hysteria – and by mini, I mean HUGE – when I saw the cover for Nalini Singh’s upcoming Archangel’s Shadows, starring Ashwini and Janvier:
Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.
This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
I love, love, love the cover! Yeah, it’s not exactly how I imagined Ashwini and Janvier (from what little we can see of him), but the models are decent and and I adore Ashwini’s outfit.
I remember reading Ash and Janvier’s short story in Angel’s Pawn and thinking that the characters were too fun not to get their own novel, so I’m glad it’s finally happened. Of course, it’s going to be hard to beat Elena and Raphael for top spot on my favourites list, but Ash and Janvier have potential – especially if he’s as funny as I remember.
So, who else is excited for Archangel’s Shadows?
(aka “Hold on, I’m hyperventilating.”)