~Posted by Marlene H.
Everyone falls in love. Even angels. Or at least that’s the way it works in paranormal romance. If demons are the ultimate bad boys (and girls) then angels are almost too good to be capable of falling for a simple mortal. Except that in angel romances, of course they do.
Sometimes the good guys know just how, and when, to be a little bit bad.
Archangel by Sharon Shinn is the first book of her Samaria series. It’s also the first specifically “angel” romance that I remember reading. It’s a bit science fiction/futuristic, but that only adds to the otherworldly feeling of the story (and the romance). This is a future where science, faith and force of will gathered together to create a perfect society. The problem with perfect societies, even when angels watch over it, is that perfect societies are filled with flawed human beings. When corruption threatens the peace, the powers that be search for a way to blend angel and human, so they decree that the new Archangel must marry a human woman named Rachel. Nothing decrees that they fall in love.
Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh mixes angels with vampires for a heart-pounding story of danger and seduction. The archangel Raphael needs a monster hunter to find an archangel who has gone bad. Even on the side of the righteous, Raphael is so dangerous that no one wants to draw his attention, but vampire hunter Elena is in his sights as the best person to capture his rogue. Raphael knows that he’s throwing her into a job that she can’t refuse and might kill her, but he doesn’t know that he’s risking his own heart. But then, he doesn’t know he has one to lose.
In Covet by J.R. Ward, fallen angels are searching for people who have gone down bad roads, but still have a chance at redemption. And they need to find those people, because good and evil have decided that our world has been going to hell in a handcart long enough, and they want a showdown. The fallen angels will have to save the souls of seven people from seven deadly sins, and those souls are already pretty far gone. Of course, the characters can’t find redemption without love.
Remy Chandler is an angel. Well, he used to be an angel, but he’s been living among the humans for centuries. In his introduction, A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski, Remy is leading a quiet life with his marvelous dog, Marlowe. He’s also a private investigator who is still mourning the death of his human wife. So Remy keeps himself busy as a private investigator, still hunting the evil that men (and fallen angels) do. He’s a unique private eye, with friends and enemies in every dimension. And love eventually finds him again in Walking in the Midst of Fire.