Eli: Warriors for the Light(2010)
(The first book in the Fallen Angels series)
A novel by Karen Michelle Nutt
At a very young age, the Rules of Conduct for the Fallen Angels were drummed into Eli Grigori's head. Rule number one: Do not befriend a human. Rule number two: Do not interfere in their lives. Rule number three: Do not have relations with a human. Rule number four: Under no circumstances will you ever reveal your true self. He managed to break all of the above. Ol' Hallow's Eve is the day the veil between worlds is thin. It's the only day out of the year the preternatural beings are allowed to walk among the humans as their true selves. With Eli's wings bound and his glamour stripped, the Elders send him back in time before Ryden O'Sullivan knew the truth about him. If she is truly his soul mate, then her heart should recognize him. There are those among the Watchers who are afraid Eli might succeed in his quest for love. If he does, everything will change within the brethren. Hashasheen demons, assassins for hire, are sent to take out Eli and Ryden. Eli is a warrior and will fight to keep Ryden safe, but time may be his biggest enemy. The Elders gave him until the end of Ol' Hallow's Eve. Ryden must fall in love with him by then or his life will be forfeited.
July 2010 : USA Paperback
July 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition