Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome author Anne Marsh today.
Love Bad Boy Angels and Need Your Reading Fix?
Lots of folks have claimed that fallen angels are the new vampire for romance novels. When I wrote my first Fallen novel (almost three years ago), there weren’t too many fallen angel stories out there, but J.R. Ward and Nalini Singh were already setting the bar high and piquing reader interest. After all, what’s sexier than a fallen angel who will stop at nothing to redeem his lost soul, to defend Heaven from Hell, or to find the love of his life? There have been series after delicious series featuring fallen angel heroes since those first books—and many memorable fallen angels to love.
I wanted my own fallen angels to be bad boys. Sexy to the bone. The kind of alpha hero who would go to the wall for a woman and be willing to put it all on the line. Zer, the hero of my new release His Dark Bond, is no angel. He’s explored every flavor of sin imaginable since he was stripped of his wings and Fell from the Heavens. Zer needs to be saved in the worst way possible—and Nessa St. James is just the woman to do it. Sure, she’s got problems of her own—her job is on the line and there’s a serial killing dogging her heels—but she’s not ready to consider the bargain Zer proposes. If she bonds with him and becomes his temporary mate, he’ll grant her one favor. Any favor at all. His proposal is a sexy tease, but she has no intention of saying yes… and Zer has every intention of persuading her to change her mind. The fate of the Fallen and his own personal redemption are riding on that one little word.
He held out one large, male hand, and, God, was she tempted. She shouldn’t. Oh, she really shouldn’t. But it had been so long since she’d done something just for her. She knew it didn’t mean anything, couldn’t mean anything, so she wouldn’t get hurt. She wasn’t in the market for happily-ever-after, and, even if she had been, he wasn’t selling anyhow.
“No strings,” she warned, and she put her hand in his. His fingers closed over hers. Strong. Warm. She couldn’t tear her eyes from the fit. The teasing sensation of skin against skin wouldn’t let her forget how rough he was, how masculine, how hard.
Not quite human.
He murmured a command, and the lights dimmed, wrapping them in a dark cocoon. Just the two of them, Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.
“Come with me.” His voice was a dark promise. “Don’t renege on me now. I’ll make you feel good, baby.”
“This doesn’t mean anything,” she warned again. She almost didn’t recognize her voice. The tone was raw, husky with unfamiliar need.
“Understood. Just pleasure,” he coaxed.
He drew her back to the vidscreens. Settled into the large leather armchair, pulling her down onto his lap.
“Watch,” he breathed against her skin. One hand moved confidently over the bank of controls, punching in codes. The camera zoomed in, and Nael filled the small screen, still wrapped around his blond.
One of my favorite things about the new love for fallen angels, however, is that there are so many incredible takes on fallen angels out there—you could read for weeks. Here are some of my favorite or TBR fallen angel books…
Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden
Angel’s Blood (Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh
Archangel’s Kiss (Guild Hunter, Book 2) by Nalini Singh
Ashes of Angels and Fallen Michele Hauf
Conquer the Dark by L.A. Banks
Covet, Crave and Envy (Fallen Angels) by J.R. Ward
Demon Blood (The Guardian Series) by Meljean Brook
Heart of Darkness by Gena Showalter
Her Dark Angel and Her Fallen Angel by Felicity Heaton
Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks
Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong
What are your favorite fallen angel books, or what fallen angel books you’re most looking forward to reading?
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