Halo Hunter: Of Angels & Demons prequel

Halo Hunter
Michele Hauf
Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin
First published May 20th 2010
ISBN 9781426857232

My name is Michael Donovan. I'm a halo hunter. And I want to believe.

For ten years I've been collecting halos, lost when fallen angels purposefully left heaven to mate with human women. But in all that time, I've never seen an angel. In Paris searching for halo number eighteen, I get a lucky break when a gorgeous woman named Vinny offers up the halo's location--for a price. Even though she sends up all kinds of warning signals, I can't resist her offer. She's too interesting, too mysterious...and way too sexy. Sure enough, soon I'm being shot at, followed by strange men, and learning more about the supernatural world from Vinny than I ever could have imagined. Why are the pretty ones always so dangerous?

I was hooked even before the Mulder analogies! Good thing, too, because I've already invested in, though have yet to read, books one and two in this series. Book three, Ashes of Angels, is due out in August.

Seriously, though, how can you read that blurb and not want to hang out with this guy?

In the past, prequels have been high on my avoid list. The majority that I've read, although intended to convert readers into fans, have had the complete opposite effect on me. This one however managed to get the job done, and got the job done right.

Conveying pertinent information through a casual delivery and flow, Halo Hunter also provides sincere entertainment while, on top of all that, having good fun at the expense of those notorious cliches out there. And bonus points-it's a male POV. It definitely gets you ready for a great series. The author's creativity, humor, and sense of adventure come surging and even though it's just a itty bitty prequel, it's really, surprisingly, good. 4 out of 5 stars.

Other books in this series:
Angel Slayer (Harlequin Nocturne)Fallen (Harlequin Nocturne)


Redd said...

I always though Hauf's work was pretty damn good stuff. =)

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

She's one of the very few I've followed from Luna.