Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Glimpse of Illium

Excerpt from Archangel's Consort
Out January 25, 2011 / UK: February 10, 2011


“I know I’m your favorite.” He brushed his wing over hers when she didn’t reply.

“I swear to God,” she muttered, fighting a laugh, “if you’ve dusted me with blue, I’ll tie your balls in a knot and hang you up by them on the nearest sharp object I see.” The last time he’d glittered blue angel-dust over her wings, Raphael had—eventually—seen the humor in the situation. She couldn’t guarantee Illium’s health if it happened a second time.

Illium dipped low, stroking back up with movements that looked lazy but took considerable muscle strength. “Be nice to me or I won’t give you your present.”

“Idiot.” But he was her favorite of the Seven. How could he not be when he saw her human heart not as a curse, but as a gift? When he would lay down his life for the archangel who was Elena’s? When he laughed with the same easy joy as the children in the Refuge?

Copyright (c) Nalini Singh

37 comments :

Madhura said...

Ilium is such a sweetheart. I really hope we get to read his story some day.

Martha said...

Awesome I can't wait for the book!
Martha

Cristin said...

Awww, I love him!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope Illium gets his own book too, pretty please ;] I pretty much want all the Seven to be my hubbys. Can that happen? Maybe in lala land ;)

PeppyPilotGirl said...

:-) Ah, Illium! January seems so very far away!! (Thanks for the peek!)

Marq said...

Oh how I love Bluebell!! Oh please, please let him have his own book!!!

marisa said...

Oh i love him so much, he is one of my favorite to

Diane said...

Oh! When do we get a story for Illium? He deserves one!

Catherine said...

Nice =>

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

Sighhhhh. I looove Ilium and I really want him to find his mate someday. Please???

Anonymous said...

Oh- I just can't wait until January. I think I am going to go crazy!!!!

LaniM said...

Illium is my fav of all the seven...until I read Dmitri's book and then he will probably be my favourite because Nalini makes me fall in love with all her characters :) I hope we don't have to wait too long for Illium's book though

_snitchbitch said...

GYYYAAAHHH. I can't wait to see more of Illium :) Thanks for the tease, Ms Singh- a shame we have to wait 2 months for the book!

ajisainokimi_32491 said...

kyaaaaaaaaaaa Illium!! (sigh) such a cutie.

Anna said...

Does Illium just like to push Raphael's buttons and have no sense of self-preservation? LOL He seems to have a crush on Elena. Lovely excerpt. Thanks!

Amy said...

Aww Illium is so cute! Thanks for the excerpt! =)

parsa said...

I have always loved Illium... he seems so adorable <3

Erin E. said...

Fantastic! Thank you!

Judye Nazareth said...

You are such a TEASE!!!!


Thank you!!!!

Lola said...

OMG why do you tease us so much!!
Give us more!! :L

anny said...

I LOVE ILLIUM :) HE IS ALSO DEFINITELY MY FAVOURITE IN RAPHEAL'S SEVEN :)

and NALINI, this is mean, by giving us the teasers... can we have more plz??

thanks :)

Fiona said...

I'm SO looking forward to devouring it.
Thanks!
(and: Team Illium / Team Kaleb!)

liz said...

I am looking forward to this book sooooooooooo much!!!! Nalini if you ever feel the need to post more exerpts please do!!^^

Lynn said...

I totally agree that Bluebell needs his own book especially if naughty Dmitri gets one.

Mujerluminosa said...

Aww, so yummy. Illium makes me smile. Thanks for this treat. btw, Archangel's Consort will help me celebrate my birthday!! yay.
Stephanie

alisharim said...

I love him too. I hope Raphael will be lenient if he decide to punish him.

orannia said...

*SIGH* Nalini - you write...so beautifully! There is so much humour in there...but I love the last line so much. Illium has so much...joy! Thank you so much for the sneak peak!

TracyW said...

I love Illium! Thank you for the great excerpt!

MS said...

Ahh! That was cruel. I can't wait to read the book. Two months is too far away. I love Illium and hope he gets his own book. Can't wait for that day. :)

nonminti said...

that's GOOD! I even wonder... if Illium be a bit stronger,would he challenge Raphael for Elena? I hope yes! they have chemistry togeether ;):)

Candy said...

Nalini thanks for the sneak peak! Would it be greedy to ask/beg for more:)

Anonymous said...

Awww, I love Illium! I like so many others REALLY want him to get his own book.
Thank you Nalini for that peek.

It is strange wanting Christmas and New Years to hurry up and be over so I can get my hands on Archangels Consort?

Sarah Leonard said...

Nalini, you torture me, you really do. How can you give such amazing teasers when the book - for me - comes out in FEBRUARY!? I can't do it anymore, i might have to move to america and get it there instead, just so i can read it in January. <3
much love for Illium! (secretly wanting him to kiss elena, even if raphael... gets a little... 'angry' (:

angel love said...

loved illium he was so gentle, but playful as well. when does the archangels consort come out in aust?

Kooritsuki said...

I can't wait for Illium's book. He's by far my favorite character in the series. I'm hoping that his girl's not a dom... :(

Nadine said...

Thank you! So sweet ..

Apol Junabelle said...

I loved Ilium the first time I read Angel's Blood. There is just so much in him but there is so much loneliness hidden behind those smiles..sigh...to love a mortal and mourn for her all this time!!
Miss Singh, I do so look forward to read our Ilium's story...I'm pretty sure I would love him as much as I loved Dimitri when I read his story. I was thinking that Ilium will fall for a Hunter with a human heart...aahhh..wishful thinking. :))