Welcome to 30 Days of Must Read Authors! Every day throughout June one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present one of their favorite authors and the series or series' they recommend! Hopefully you will find some new books and new authors to love!
Day 28 - Nalini Singh - From Susan
Author name: Nalini Singh
Genre(s) they write: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary, Thrillers
How I found the author- I saw the cover for Angel's Blood, the first Guild Hunter Novel and that made me pick it up.
Recommended Series 1: The Guild Hunter Series
Elena Deveraux is hunter born, a mortal who can scent vampires and hunt those who dared defy their masters, the angels of New York. When she is summoned to The Tower, where the devastatingly handsome and brutal Archangel of New York resides in order to complete a task, Elena finds herself smack bang in the middle of angel politics.
Elena is one if my favorite book heroines. She is feisty, tough, and has no sense of her own mortality. She might be terrified of the immortal beings who call the Tower her own, but that doesn't mean she won't fight back if she needs to. Nalini's characters are so realistic, you half expect them to step off the pages.
The angel's live in a brutal harsh world where they have to keep an iron grip in the vampires in order to ensure the world isn't drowning in blood, and that reality is ever present throughout the series. The books are mostly Elena and Raphael ,but you get to have other books from prominent characters in the series.
Why people should read: You should read these books if you want a lore that's not really been done before, characters that are so vivid you think that they are real, and a strong female protagonist who understands that the world is a terrible place, and that an Archangel must be vicious and calculated, his darkness calling to hers, and she accepts that.
Recommended Series 2: The Psy/Changeling Series & The Psy/Changeling Trinity Series
I freckin' LOVE these books. In this world set in the future, there are three main species; Changelings-shifters who change from human to animal and live under a strict set of rules, under their alpha, The Psy -human like people who have enhanced mental capabilities and powers, but who have turned off emotions, Silence, in order to suppress urges and focus on being mentally superior, and humans, the ones normally caught in the middle if the Psy and Changelings go to war.
Each book focused on a different couple while still keeping you up to date with everyone else. What I loved about these books was that, male or female, if the Changeling was what they call dominant, they were stringer, faster, than less dominant packmates. You have male characters who are submissive, meaning they are less likely to be aggressive, and females who as tough as their male counterparts. They don't think less of their packmates who were born maternal or less aggressive, it's just their way of life.
Why people should read: The Psy/Changeling Series us sexy, action packed, filled with tension and laughter in parts. Read them from the start - that's my only take on it because you have to see it through from the beginning to get to where they are now. And with the Psy, can emotions ever truly be turned off?
Recommended Series 3: Contemporary and Thrillers:
Nalini is such a brilliant storyteller, that I've devoured her contemporary series as well and Love them all. I recently read one of her thrillers, and didn't enjoy it as much as I did every other series, but I think it's because I love the other series so much, it was hard for me to fully get into it.
Conclusion: Whether its angels and hunters, or changeling and Psy, or even Rockstar's and rugby players, any of Nalini's series will keep you gripped and wanting more. Lucky for you, each series has a large amount of books released so you don't have to wait impatiently like me for the next in the series! Is it July yet?
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