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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Nalini Singh Archangel’s Shadows

I wish I could say that I have this on my Kindle and I’m reading it right now. Alas…no. But I have stared at the cover for a while since I received it last night. I love that Ashwini is not depicted as a blonde haired, blue eyed Scandinavian but matches her in-book description.  And yeah, Janvier, you look nice, too.

Archangel's Shadows

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.

You can find Nalini Singh here:

Now, the first question I asked was when the release date was. November 2014 is the answer. WHAT???? That’s so far away. To appease us, Berkley and Nalini Singh are offering up a complete set of the Archangel series, in paper, to be shipped anywhere. Yes, anywhere. AND 1 Advanced Reader’s Copy of Shield of Winter (here’s why you want to read this book)

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

470 Comments

  1. Shiloh Walker
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:03:53

    Oh… Nice. It’s not bluebell. But…nice.

    Signed, The Bluebell Stalker

  2. Ashley J
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:04:51

    Sign me up! I also love that Ash looks like she is described. Can’t wait!

  3. Yvonne A
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:06:46

    Can´t wait for this book

  4. Sarah
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:09:50

    No Elena/Raphael or Ilium? My heart bleeds but I’ll take Ashwini!

  5. Sarah
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:10:39

    So, I recently bought this clock which I LOVE and this is how I would love my wings to look:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/151942256/objectify-grid2-wall-clock-with-numerals?ref=favs_view_8

  6. Elyssa Patrick
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:11:56

    Shiloh, you know our Bluebell is going to get his own book one day. ;)

    But ZOMG. I LOVE this cover. It’s gorgeous. I love how Ashwini is depicted–it’s exactly how I envisioned her. And Janvier is looking verra nice too. I LOVE the blurb. It’s one of the best covers I’ve seen.

    Nalini is sooooo good at introducing characters in her series where I read and say, I want that book and that one and that one and that one. I have been dying for Ashwini and Janvier, ever since it was mentioned that in book one. I loved the novella with them. I am so excited to read their book and it’ll be intolerably long until it releases.

  7. sydney
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:11:57

    Can’t wait!

  8. Amber
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:12:32

    I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Elaine
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:12:58

    Looking forward to this.

  10. Elyssa Patrick
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:13:00

    Shiloh, you know our Bluebell is going to get his own book one day. ;)

    But ZOMG. I LOVE this cover. It’s gorgeous. I love how Ashwini is depicted–it’s exactly how I envisioned her. And Janvier is looking verra nice too. I LOVE the blurb. It’s one of the best covers I’ve seen.

    Nalini is sooooo good at introducing characters in her series where I read and say, I want that book and that one and that one and that one. I have been dying for Ashwini and Janvier, ever since they were mentioned that in book one. I loved the novella with them. I am so excited to read their book and it’ll be intolerably long until it releases.

  11. julieta
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:15:15

    love the cover!!!

  12. Ellie @ Elie Reads Fiction
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:15:25

    White, fluffy angel wings would suit me just fine ;)

  13. Pauline
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:15:49

    If I had wings, they’d likely be like those of a red-winged black bird…black with red on the leading arches. Impatiently waiting for this book!

  14. Kim S
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:16:11

    OMG I LOVE Ash and Janvier!!! Please Please Please!!!

  15. Missy_G
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:16:21

    I would love dark stormy blue wings, like the clouds before a storm. Cannot wait for this book!!

  16. Elise
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:16:41

    Just 2 books into this series can’t wait to read more! Love Nalini Singh’s work.

  17. Olivia
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:16:53

    Yes! Finally! An in-depth novel with Ashwini and Janvier in the forefront! So excited! :-D

  18. Wrayth
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:17:30

    What wings? Oooo a soft deep blue that almost looks black (like the iridescence of a raven’s black) with some aquamarine highlights at the end, flecks of silver on the dark part of the wings ^_^

  19. Reneesance
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:17:32

    Sooooo long to wait. Love love LOVE the cover. I’d have to go with black wings with red tips because I still like to indulge my inner gothchild occasionally

  20. Ren
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:01

    Well, Ashwini is an Asian woman and from India heritage, it will be very wrong if the model is a Caucasian. As an Asian, I’m so happy to see this cover and hope there will be more Asian heroines to come.

  21. Perla
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:01

    I’m soo excited for this book. This is one of my favorite series ever!!!! I would love to have blue/black wings http://us.cdn4.123rf.com/168nwm/lolesb/lolesb0804/lolesb080400003/2938618-blue-angel-wings-made-with-fractal-design.jpg

  22. Jessica
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:26

    Have been waiting for more of Ashwini and Janvier since I read their short story!

  23. Jolanda
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:36

    Fantastic! Can’t wait!
    And thanks for this (international) contest.

  24. Pauline
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:38

    Sorry if this is a repeat but I’m not sure the “post comment” button worked. If I had wings I think I’d like them to be like a red-wing black bird’s wings, blue black with scarlet leading edges.

  25. Caty O
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:51

    I love pretty much everything Miss Singh writes. Crossing my fingers to win this!

  26. Heidi
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:57

    OMG! I can’t wait! Finally Ash and Janvier get a book! Woohoo!

  27. Wrayth
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:18:58

    @Wrayth:

    can’t edit, but im international :)

  28. Lynne
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:19:11

    Love this cover! and I love this series, Nov. is tooooo long sigh!
    great giveaway

  29. Shayera
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:19:21

    Oh nice! I’m so excited for Nalini’s releases this year. Which is what I say every year. :-)

  30. Scarlett Tomlison
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:19:24

    Teal coloured wings with silver tips of thr feathers and purple filaments

  31. SandyH
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:20:23

    Love both of Nalini’s series. Always anticipating the next book. Cover is really great.

  32. Thais Lopes
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:20:34

    Finally! I was waiting for a Ash&Janvier book!

    And without any doubts, my wings would be black with purple details *_*

  33. Amanda
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:20:48

    So glad to see Ash and Janvier getting a full story and the cover really is fantastic.

  34. Grace S
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:21:19

    I love this cover, I love that after book after book (and novella) of being teased about these two, we are finally getting them! I know we are all waiting with baited breath for Illium, but I seriously hope we get a story for Venom and (I hope) Sorrow getting together.

    I’m a dark chestnutty brunette with red lights so I’d like my wings to be graduated in color from a pale buttery cream to metallic coppery bronze.

  35. Tiana
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:21:29

    November seems so far away!

    I would like to have wings of shadow. I am a wall flower and an watcher. i would want to blend in with my surroundings.

  36. Kimberly
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:21:29

    Today is my birthday…so OBVIOUSLY that ARC of Shield of Winter needs to come to me! I LOVE this cover, whoever the artist was earned every penny. Not just for the beauty of it {and Ash, OMG!} but for really capturing the essence of this series and Nalini’s New York. I love it…and again…I’m serious about Shield of Winter!

  37. Kathryn
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:22:49

    My best friend and I actually thought long and hard about our respective wing colors! I love the idea of plum, edged in a soft silvery-purple, and fading down into cream at the bottom….

  38. Jolanda
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:22:54

    Sorry, forgot to comment about the wings: I’d like them to be black and white.

  39. Alyssa @ Hesperia Loves Books
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:23:21

    GORGEOUS cover!!!! I cannot wait to read this next book in one of my all time favorite series. Ashwini is perfectly depicted on the cover – great job!!

  40. Rai
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:23:40

    If I could have wings I would have wings the shimmering green color found on hummingbirds … or maybe not. that would be a lot of very bright green. But I’d want that color on my wings, maybe mixed with some other shades of green and blue?

  41. Margo
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:23:54

    I would love hunter wings. Dark purple and rich blues, with a streak of gold throughout.
    I just love Nalini. She is my favorite author and I wish I could live in her stories and have the happy ending.

  42. Elizabeth H.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:24:06

    Yay!! Can’t wait for this book! If I could have any color wings I would love to have Illium’s blue wings!
    Thanks for the cover reveal and the wonderful giveaway!!

  43. Carrie Cunningham
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:24:33

    Hmmmm… my wings would be dark, black maybe… with orange, red and violet woven throughout in a shattered design.

  44. Tanya
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:24:42

    I would have pitch black wings with slashes of purple and turquoise. and silver angel dust to make my wings sparkle like a midnight nebula.

  45. esra
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:24:55

    I want red wings , bright red with black tipped . that would be unique :D
    cant wait for the book!

  46. Malin
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:25:09

    If I had wings, they would have to be in shades of purple, because that’s my favourite colour. Maybe with some black. I wish I had wings now.

    The cover is gorgeous, probably my favourite of all the ones in the series so far. Really liked Ashwini’s novella, can’t wait to read the book.

  47. Jaqueline
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:25:17

    Participando, u.u

  48. marnie
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:25:34

    this made my day.

  49. Joylyn
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:25:58

    I would go with purple tipped in silver:)

    Thank you so much for this chance! What an amazing prize package!

  50. Elizabeth H.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:26:57

    Trish “Pickyme” Schmitt has a lovely graphic of the Illium

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/106819822382060012/

  51. Diane Mc.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:28:39

    I can’t wait for the release date.

    Wings of purple, blue and white.

  52. Courtney
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:28:46

    I can’t wait!

  53. Monique
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:29:17

    Oh! I do like the cover! And I 100% agree with you about Ash on the cover. If I had wings, they would be jet all the way through, maybe a bit of silver patterning at the very tips.

  54. Hailey
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:30:18

    Best friends with Kathryn from above. I would love soft, brushed gold wings that shimmer a little, with hints of blush pink interspersed. We decided my infant daughter would have blush pink wings with brushed gold filaments. This conversation may or may not have taken up an afternoon :)

  55. Tira Taylor
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:31:38

    Can’t wait!! Nalini Singh has become one of my favorited authors in just the few years that I have found her.

  56. Raine
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:32:25

    If I could choose the color of my wings. They would be the deepest purple tinged with cerulean blue

  57. Sandra
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:32:51

    Thanks for this shared, I really love this cover !
    For the wings, if I’ve to choose I’ll say red wings.

  58. Katerina L
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:33:30

    If I had wings I would want them to be royal blue! I can’t wait for the release date!

  59. Blacky
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:33:35

    I would have pitch dark blue wings with slashes of black and silver.

  60. Steph
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:34:08

    Oh man… I’m so looking forward to this story! Ever since the short tease “Angel’s Pawn”
    I also am looking forward to Bluebell’s and Aodhan’s story.
    Love me some angels!

  61. Laura
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:34:42

    cant wait for this book =]

    if i had wing they would .. be dark purple thats fade into a black with a blue shine… with every feather’s spine silver

  62. Lammie
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:34:47

    I would love to have white wings, maybe with a few silver gray feathers mixed in.

  63. fishgirl182
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:36:48

    I love that Ashwini looks like the Ashwini in my head, too. Yes I cannot wait to finally read their story. And Shield of Winter – ahhhhh!

  64. Samantha
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:36:49

    I would love black wings with rose gold tips!!

  65. fishgirl182
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:38:12

    @fishgirl182:

    Oops sorry I did not answer the question, It’s a hard one. I think I would like wings of black and purple, something dark. I love Jason’s wings.

  66. Emma
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:38:29

    Great cover!

  67. Zoey
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:39:21

    My wings would be shades of red, from the almost-black red of the Black Baccara Rose to a soft blush.

  68. Helen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:39:52

    I love the cover of the book! So excited. If I could have any wings..they would be white but with cream and slightly gold on them. Anyway I would turn you could see a different color.
    I found a picture but, it would not load!

  69. cb
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:40:27

    I would want the dark black wings that couldn’t be seen at night :)

  70. Eileen Rivera
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:40:46

    Ashwini and Janvier have got to be a couple of my favorite characters, besides my darling Bluebell, of course. November is so far away!

  71. Nicole
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:41:33

    Love that cover. ugh…no idea what color my wings would be. Maybe ones that would change with my mood.

  72. Jazzma
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:42:05

    If I had wings they’d be pink to blood red ombre with tips of gold…

  73. merve
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:42:48

    It would be pink and purple, starting pink and turning to purple at the base. And some white at the tip of the feathers. :D I love pink!

  74. Sarah Rosenberg
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:43:39

    Yay Ashwini, I have been waiting for her and Janvier’s story for ages.

  75. Mims Smith
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:44:51

    Love the cover. Eeeeeee, can’t wait! Gosh, don’t know about the wings. Hmm, maybe a Raphael pattern with purple and black.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Kelly Mueller
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:45:06

    My wings: One black One white : Like this http://dark.pozadia.org/wallpaper/Black-and-White-Angel/

    In love with this series!!!! Super excited for the next installment. And LOVE the new cover!!!

    Kelly

  77. Sarah Rosenberg
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:45:24

    Oops I missed the wing question, I think I would want Purple Wings, a deep almost bluish purple, leading to blue then a deep green on the end wings.

  78. Erica H
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:45:46

    I would want dark brown wings. They would blend nicely.

  79. Poonam Nebhnani
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:46:21

    If I could have wings they would be white with layers of different hues of red or purple in it in an overlaying pattern. Something like this http://pokemew12.deviantart.com/art/MMD-Pink-Wings-337127451

    They would also have golden at the edges. And I would like a pattern like that of shattered glass when something sharp is thrown on it, at the centre of each wing, Like this maybe http://sykosys.deviantart.com/art/Shattered-Glass-Wallpaper-1-256066594

  80. LauraB
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:50:01

    Desert Sunset: gold, fiery orange, deepest pink and midnight purple.

  81. Jennifer G.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:50:21

    If i had wings i want them the colors of a rainbow! The first color at the top of the wings and the last at the bottom…

  82. Elise
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:51:12

    Just started the Archangel series and I’m already halfway through! Can’t wait for this one (and for Shield of Winter!) Of course, having wings would be very cool, especially if they were gold because who doesn’t want gold angel wings?

  83. Federica P.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:51:17

    Awesome!!

  84. annie nicholas
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:51:50

  85. LauraB
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:51:57

  86. Linda
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:52:19

    I would LOVE the advanced readers copy. I have all the Archangel books. (Are you kidding? I got them all on release day! :D)

  87. Cara
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:52:49

    I am sooooo excited to read this…..but I NEEEED BLUEBELL!!!! >.< Oh well! He is so very worth the wait ;)

  88. Karin Sorensen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:52:54

    Love the cover – but can’t help noticing how much Ash looks like Angelina Jolie!

  89. Alicia
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:53:12

    If I had wings, I think I would want them to be dark purple with lavender and silver tips. I can’t wait for Ash’s story, she’s such a great character!

  90. Federica P.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:53:41

    @Federica P.:

    I’d love red wings with gold interwoven through them!

  91. Sneha
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:54:20

    November….. too far away!

  92. shuzluva
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 10:56:15

    NOVEMBER?!? That’s just…mean. But I will wait. UGH.

  93. Amy
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:00:01

    Hmmm….. I like to be different, so I would like pink and white wings. :)

  94. nan
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:01:05

    Love the cover. November is so far away :(

  95. BookaholicCat
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:01:28

    Beautiful cover.
    I would love to have silver wings.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  96. Rebe
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:02:28

    I think I would like steel grey wings that faded to white on the edges.

  97. Leesa W.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:04:31

    I’ve been waiting for Ashblade and the Cajun since the first book! Their novella only made it worse. I won’t pretend I don’t wish it was Bluebell’s turn, but he’s well worth the wait :-) My wings would be a sooty black; suited for stealth like a certain spymaster’s (but maybe edged with the slightest hint of silver as a nod to the sliver of vanity I’m ashamed I possess. Lol)

  98. alyssa
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:06:46

    Honestly I think Elena’s wings are the most gorgeous. And I would love to have a similar version.

  99. Eva
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:07:22

    I would love to have black wings with shades of different green (a dark green which spreads to ginger).

  100. Jacqueline
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:07:44

    November?! No way!! I want it NOW! :'(

  101. Jacqueline
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:10:15

    Ups, forgot xD
    I would like to have black wings, with the tips fading into white

  102. Alexisa N
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:10:38

    I’m so rxciteforir this book abd can’t wait to read it. Now my wings would gi from a deep midnight blue to the color of sunset at the tips with faint starburst throughout.

  103. SilkeISD
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:11:02

    As long as Illium and/or Raphael and/or Aodhan are in it, I’m happy :p

  104. Tímea J.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:11:53

    Can´t wait for this book, I love this cover.

  105. Faye
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:13:07

    Gorgeous! I’d want raven wings.

  106. Cat Jennings
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:13:17

    Mine would be a range of greens, from the edge of blue to the edge of yellow and all the colors in between, with edges of the other colors in the rainbow along the tips. But mostly greens. Like hazel eyes!

  107. Natasha R
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:13:44

    Love the cover!

  108. Heather Greye
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:14:30

    Wings would be turquoise and black. (Like a lot of my closet. lol)

  109. Pauline W.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:15:36

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  110. Sara
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:15:39

    So impatient for November!
    I think I’d like silver and dark blue shot navy or black wings…..

  111. SilkeISD
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:15:50

    Oh, and my wings would be a deep orange descending into bright yellow and white. Like fire.

  112. Katy L
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:18:02

    Coming out of lurkerdom for a chance at any of these books. A basic deep blue shading down into white would be my choice for wings. I’m looking forward to reading anything Ms. Singh writes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  113. Elise S.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:18:37

    I think I’d want teal and silver wings. Really love this cover! Can’t wait for Ash and Javier’s story.

  114. Shannon H
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:19:04

    If I had wings I would want them to be bronze-y gold-y. I am so excited for this book, I can’t even articulate how happy I am

  115. Nicole
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:19:27

    WOW! The cover is incredible! Ash looks just as I’d pictured her! Can’t wait for the book. If I had wings, they’d be blue from the arches down then canary yellow would start dapple them until they became more solid yellow, but while the insides were yellow, the back and outsides would remain blue. similar to the wings of the Blue and Yellow Macaw. :) http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/210/c/0/blue_and_yellow_macaw_parrot_outspread_wings_by_emoshunka-d6fp8eo.jpg

  116. Samantha
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:19:53

    Yay Ashwini and Janvier! Soooo excited! Great cover. :)

  117. Natasha R
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:20:26

    Love the cover!

    If you could have wings, what color/pattern/design would they be?: The colours in the sunset image below:
    http://www.wallpick.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/15/Sunset-640×400.jpg

    Pattern/design: The colours go from dark to light as you move towards the tips of the wings. The tips should be bright red.

    Now I want wings!

  118. leftcoaster
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:20:26

  119. Lindsay
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:21:38

    I loved the sparrow-winged idea in a recent book, I’d totally have sparrow patterned wings.

    GORGEOUS cover, I am so looking forward to this!

  120. Tabs
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:23:21

    If I had wings they would be deep deep red.

  121. Samantha
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:23:23

    My wings would be gradations of purple from a black/violet at the top the the palest lilac at the tips.

  122. Karen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:27:18

    Great Giveaway! Glossy black wings for me please.

  123. KellyM
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:27:28

    Holy OMG, thank you for the fantastic give-away! I love the Psy Changeling series and I’ve been wanting to start the Guild Hunter series so this is so perfect.
    For my wings… i think I’d like a splash of bright blues and purples and yellows, bleeding into each other, like a Chagall painting come to life.
    Or, you know, just white would be nice too. :-)

  124. pookietoes
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:27:47

    I would love this! I have the books on kindle and nook but there’s nothing like the scent from the pages of a fresh book especially a Nalini Singh book!

  125. winnie
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:28:13

    This cover is gorgeous and I’m so looking forward to reading this! :) As for what kind of wings I’d like, I would just go with something simple like white wings with some iridescence shimmer to it.

  126. Eileen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:30:32

    I’d love to have wonderful green wings. But not plain green. They should be phtalo green, shading down into dark green and yellow-green with beautiful white tips. This would be wonderful.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win your amazing books! I hope you’ll send them to Germany :)

  127. shuzluva
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:30:53

  128. Karen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:31:55

    Lovely cover! Thanks do the contest.

    I’d choose chameleon wings so I could fly and hide. Basically, I am greedy and want more than one superpower!

  129. Margrete
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:34:42

    Wonderful cover, looking forward to reading the book

  130. hapax
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:38:00

    Oh, how I would love to win this. I’ve wanted to try this series, but I was afraid to get hooked (you know how that is)

    Wings are easy — CORVIDAE, all the way! Midnight black, with iridescent purple and blue and green shimmers…

  131. Jen Twimom
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:38:23

    If I had wings, I’d like them to be like Elena’s: dark and mysterious. Maybe a dark blue with a bit of gold on the edges. :-)

  132. Julia
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:42:51

    Not gonna lie, any time someone asks me to think of covers that I really like, this series comes to mind. I absolutely adore the way the covers match the in-book descriptions of the characters!

  133. Jan van Es (@Jan_van_Es)
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:43:41

    AWESOME cover!!!

    Such a BIG fan of Nalini Singh!!

  134. Sandy
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:43:49

    Can NOT wait for this book. Congrats to Nalini..and if I had wings-I would want white and purple…with flecks of blue… ;)

  135. Kelly Clevinger Bernard
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:44:02

    Can’t wait!!!

  136. Sophia D
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:44:27

    Silvery blue with flecks of indigo and turquoise.

    Oh no, i can’t believe that it will not be out until Nov 2014!

  137. Jan van Es (@Jan_van_Es)
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:45:38

    @Jan van Es (@Jan_van_Es):

    If I had wings, I would love to have wings like Illium.

  138. Kasey M
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:45:49

    If i had angel’s wings i would like them to be dark purple that beeds into indigo on the edges.

  139. Sophia D
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:46:36

    Jet black with flecks of indigo and turquoise.

    Oh no, i can’t believe that it will not be out until Nov 2014!

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  141. Tiffany
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:47:15

    The cover is awesome! I am excited that ash and Janvier are getting a full story!

  142. Kristine Ahlskog
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:48:11

    My wings…..I would love them in a fire opal color, nice and streaky!!

  143. Natalie G
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:48:25

    Ooooh, what a lovely cover! November 2014 is just so far away…

    If I had wings I would like them to be green, because green is my “happy color”. Maybe starting light and shading to dark from one end to the other…

  144. Make Kay
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:50:25

    I would want wings of midnight blue with gold

  145. Stephanie G (Paranormal Haven)
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:52:30

    I’d want my wings to be a mix of emerald green, gunmetal, and black.

  146. TerryS
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:53:28

    Seriously, you want me to imagine myself with wings! Snort… I do enough damage with my two left feet. I can’t imagine the havoc it would cause giving someone like me wings. OMG!

  147. Christina
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:54:07

    I’d have Royal Blue and White/Silver wings. I’ve always loved those colors!

  148. Megan T.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:54:49

    Ash and Janvier, YAY!!!!! Sign me up!! If I had wings, I think I’d like them to be shades of blue and gray…going from dark navy to slate blue to light gray.

  149. JJPP
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:56:18

    Which character is it whose wings are a really deep, but sort of colorful, black? (I need a refresher on these books, which is why I wouldn’t mind if Berkley sent me the full collection. :)) I would like those, please! Black is so much easier to style. :)

  150. Shefali Singh
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:56:52

    I love this!!! I am so excited for this book!!! I read the novella with their story and it only made me wanted to read the story where they actually fall for one another!!! This book will be amazing!!!

  151. Zoya
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:57:37

    Im international so this is a big contest for me! I would like gold wings.. with black shimmery striations…

    More than those wings, however,I want Zaid’s story. i know , I know, he is long dead…. or is he? ony Nalini can answer that….

  152. Christina G
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:04:23

    First of all, I am *SOOO* excited for Ash and Janvier to be getting a story!!!

    As for wings, they would have to have purple of various shades :D

  153. Vicki D
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:04:48

    Wings? I’d like mine to start out as a deep red in the middle, then slowly change to lighter red, then pink, then lavender, ending with the tips of the feathers in a really dark purple. :)

  154. Kristi Whynott
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:05:56

    Love this cover! I’m sooooo excited for their book. Nalini Singh is my favorite author. Would love to win this…also looking forward to Shield of Winter in June…Kristi

  155. derya
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:06:01

    wings… hımm just like elenas’

  156. EvelynS
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:06:30

    Wings? Snow White, edged in silver!
    Love the cover! Thx for the giveaway!!

  157. Sonja Sahadeo
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:07:56

    Beautiful cover and great giveaway!!

  158. Lori Simpson
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:13:10

    If I could have wings they would be in a rainbow of shades of green. they would be shaped like butterfly wings, I think.

  159. lori
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:17:14

    lookee what I found following a link from Ilona Andrews..off to Amazon to look for the others now…

  160. Cathy Fang
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:18:09

    If I could have wings, they would be red with black and gold colors shooting out from the center of the wings.

  161. Jessica Mobbs
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:19:34

    Eeeep!! I abso LOVE Ash and Janvier AND THE COVER IS AMAZING!!! Now, my wings I’d want would be black primaries fading to red at the tips! Black/red are my fave colors! Cannot wait for November to get here!!!!

  162. Susanne
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:20:16

    if I had wings.. I think i would like purple wings.. with lavender patterns and also at lavender the tips of the feathers..
    can’t wait for this book! love this series!

  163. Vanessa
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:20:23

    Black Pearl-like with hints of other colors in them…

  164. Misty Gee
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:20:34

    If I had angel wings they would be multicolored and shimmer in the light.

  165. Myranda
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:23:06

    I loooove this series (and all of Nalini’s books) so much!!!

    I’d want wings that were peacock colored! I love using those colors to wear or decorate. Purples, blues, and greens.

  166. marjorie
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:23:06

    Ooh, want! As for wings, I’m not greedy. Anything but burgundy, my least favorite color.

  167. Zsofia T
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:24:11

    I love Nalini’s covers!! they are soo awesome ;) (Btw, can’t wait for the Cajun Huntress’ story)
    As for my angel wings, right now I’d say a scale from black to light peach downwards.

  168. rinib
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:24:27

    Ooh, I have been waiting for Ash’s story – so glad to see it’s finally here! Thanks for the giveaway!

  169. Natalie Dautzenberg
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:25:10

    Love the cover, can’t wait that long for the release, it just torture..
    My wing would be a glorious green and yellow with a vague sunflower look to them…. this would make me so happy, I would dust everyone I could see.. :)

  170. Natalie Dautzenberg
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:25:28

    Love the cover, can’t wait that long for the release, it just torture..
    My wings would be a glorious green and yellow with a vague sunflower look to them…. this would make me so happy, I would dust everyone I could see.. :)

  171. Natalie Westgate
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:26:24

    If I could have wings… I think they would be white, or black. I know, polar opposites lol but I like the contrast that either of those colours would bring :)

    I haven’t read any of this series but I really love the sound of it! The cover is great too! :)

  172. rinib
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:27:17

    @rinib:

    Forgot to mention – I would have royal blue and silver wings (just blue wings the rest of me stays the same lol)

  173. CRYSTAL GUIDROZ
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:28:01

    Thanka for the giveaway! My winga. Would be silver with hints of light purple toward the edges…..similar to a sterling rose!

  174. Robyn
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:30:56

    Reverse Ombre Pink…light to hot…

  175. Sara
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:31:59

    If I nave wings, they would be violet and lilac.

  176. Dana Wooster
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:33:27

    I love J. Corsentino’s modern faerie wings – the mixture of delicate structure with brilliant flashes of light is so beautiful!

    http://www.timeofthefaeries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/totfpreview2207.jpg

  177. Elaine Clifford
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:33:35

    I would love fiery wings that remind me of a phoenix… something like these. Red at top and working into a deep dark red/burgundy at bottom tips http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/024/9/9/phoenix_wings_by_iamrinoaheartilly-d4nh9vy.jpg

  178. Dawn Anderson
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:35:59

    I would love to have wings that are a dark green but gradually turn white at the bottom.

  179. Penny P.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:36:39

    I’d have wings made of marimo (a green, downy, aquatic plant form) and magically encased in a layer of water, so that touching my wings would be similar to the experience of submerging your hand in a cool tide-pool, brushing your fingers against an interesting life form. The color of the water would change with my emotions.

    Here’s what a healthy marimo looks like: http://forumaquar.dominiotemporario.com/portal/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/marimo_ball.jpg

  180. Jackie (Literary Escapim)
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:38:32

    I love that the cover model matches Ashwini’s description! It’s not often they do that. It makes me happy that they not only did it, but they did it right. *grin*

  181. Janine
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:39:32

    Leave me out of the drawing. This is a lovely and seriously enticing (it’s beckoning to me) cover.

  182. Jikie
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:44:45

    Can’t decide if I’d like plain brown wings or something crazy.

    Love the cover.

  183. Diana
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:46:28

    Ash, looks freaking AMAZING. So beautiful! I absolutely can’t wait for the next installment of the Guild Hunter series. Definitely one of my favorites. :)

  184. Anita W.
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:49:16

    Love this cover, I cannot wait for this book!!!

  185. Kristi
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:50:04

    Red leopard!

  186. Tom Kerber
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:53:09

    I would love these books and i want to read both Shadows and Winter’s Shield

  187. Betul Erikci
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:58:07

    “If you could have wings, what color/pattern/design would they be? Links to pictures are encouraged by not required!”

    Crimson red with black highlights! Or turquoise combined with navy blue

  188. Robin
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:59:02

    If I had wings they would be be a pale gray/mauve, shimmering with hints of delicate hints of thistle and darkening to tips of deep purple. Her hair would be that same deep purple but with an ombré shading to pale thistle falling in a tapered fall to the middle of her back. Her eyes would be platinum with a flare of amethyst starburst. :). I.ve thought about this a lot. Lol

  189. library addict
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:00:22

    I would like wings that could change color depending on my outfit :p But they would normally be a dark purple hue maybe mixed with emerald green. Not that I wear a lot of purple or green, but that’s what I want.

  190. Amy Kathryn
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:02:28

    Such a great cover but I have really liked all the covers for the Archangel series.

    My wings would have to be a riff on peacock feathers somehow. I love the colors and the unique patterning.

  191. Dreamseeker
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:03:30

    I cannot wait for this book! Love all of Ms. Singh’s books!

  192. Carolina Maradei
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:04:58

    If I had wings, they’d likely be blue with black highlights.

  193. Jackie (Literary Escapim)
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:06:49

    I totally didn’t answer the question…*headsmack* What color wings would I like? I really like the look of these wings – http://www.sxc.hu/assets/26/252656/angel-wings-284345-m.jpg – as well as these – http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/two-angel-wings-10107341.jpg

  194. Lisa J
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:10:19

    I would love wings like a hawk (pictures here http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hawk+wings&id=86FD7CE33A52E4D7E39D8594E741979E74E73A31&FORM=IQFRBA#a) They look so soft and strong at the same time. The colors range from soft gray to beautiful earth tones.

    The cover is interesting. I really need to try this series. I love the Psy/Changelings, but have not tried this one because I like each book to be about a different couple. The reviews for this one are always great. Time to get the first one on my reader and give it a try.

  195. Caroline
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:13:03

    This cover looks awesome! I can’t wait to read the book. The wait will be long…

  196. Dreamseeker
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:14:52

    If I could have wings I always think of four color patterns: a harlequin pattern like stained glass, a peacock/golden pheasant pattern colorful pattern, an owl or a kestrel. Most of the time I go with the kestrels and owls. The owl species changes on a whim – snowy, spotted, barn owls. Raptors found in the Pacific NW of the US. While I love the colorful patterns of the pheasants and peacocks, I also like the gorgeous patterns that blend in with the conifer forests here at home. I spend a lot of time watching owls and hawks, and when I can I watch the migrations (there’s a major flyway about 2 hours from where I live). It’s so amazing to be watching what looks like a tree trunk and then have it blink at you :-)

  197. Katerina
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:16:43

    Wow awesome cover!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  198. Himeko
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:19:02

    Finally Ash and Janvier story, I am so excited! I need to go reread their novella now. I can’t wait and before that is Shield of Winter. Thanks for the great stories Nalini.

  199. Brittney
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:25:01

    Wings, I would like feathers & a dark, almost navy blue. No pattern.

    I can’t wait for the release! If only it was releasing sooner.

  200. Himeko
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:26:07

    My wings would be like andhombre effect from dark to light in a turquoise color!

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