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"Her world is unique, compelling, exciting and deeply sensual"

The Psy feel themselves so superior, especially with the genetic isolation created by Silence, they forgot the days of interspecies mating , the mixing of the races before the horrible issues of Silence and Protocol. So, what happened to all those that didn't survive Silence, or had already mated or married or they all just long ago lost memories, The Forgotten. Though, as the Psy seem so willing to do in these days of revolution, murder, emotional and political fallout, they concentrate on their greed and their power comes first. Stopping the psychopathic tendencies of some of their races is not really profitable in many cases... murder continues.

Talin McKade was afraid, so very afraid, but she was also so very desperate and so very sick. She realizes she is desperate enough to find Clay, struggle past her fears and needs to seek out the strongest man she knew, also the scariest and the one that seemed to threaten her very way of thinking. There's so much pain to get past, so much horror, so many memories of betrayals and possible death to come. What she didn't count on when she went looking for Clay to help her was finding a man that was so instinctively hers; handsome, a strong sentinel, so compelling and also so angry, angry at her, a man that she had hurt to very the depths of his soul. Could that past be laid to rest, could there be a future for them, most assuredly not unless Tally can make up for her fears of the past and survive a monster to even begin to hope for a future. The last future she planned on was one including Clay, but it was truly the only future she could ever have wanted and that thought caused such pain.

Clay is powerful, fury in Leopard form, anger personified and isolation is a way of life for him, but he is also a Sentinel for the DarkrRiver Pack. A pack that gave him shelter and a sense of some belonging, but Clay couldn't put his painful past to rest. Driven by rage and a need to protect his precious Tally, Clay had been forced into a killing rage that he paid a high price for, only to discover he had lost the very thing in his life worth killing for... his Tally. Believing her dead all these long years the man grew angry and the beast grew angrier, when she appears the depth of betrayal reaches his soul. But, can Clay get past the hurt and pain to help the one woman that despite all the pain she has brought him, he still can not say no to? She is Talin, but she is a Talin that betrayed him and made him the cold hearted, deadly sentinel he is. However, his need of her is so strong he must fight past the pain, if he can regain her love, trust and not see him as a monster, he may see her devotion once more and in return give her his as well. He must protect her from the monster preying on her and the disease that threatens the only woman that meant a thing to him. She is in need of a protector once again, and despite it all, Clay will protect her. The question is what will become of them if she and he survive a battle of good vs. evil on a murderous spree. And, all the while dealing with the ruthless plans of the Psy Council; they are forming ever more complex plans for the Changelings and humans alike.

WOW! Brilliant is the best description for Mine to Possess. This promises to be one of the best series on the market in a long time. Ms. Singh is without a doubt, at the top of my favorite author's list. Her world is unique, compelling, exciting and deeply sensual. The emotions and chemistry of the characters brings tears of sadness and joy, laughter and lots of very breathlessly romantic moments. This is a highly action packed and sensual thriller, deep and intense, you will not be able to put it down! Read this series, it's a must have for any true lover of the paranormal and of romance, it just doesn't get better then the best! I simply won't be able to wait for the next book!

Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath
Posted January 9, 2008

SUMMARY

<**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST SHAPESHIFTER**

b>Nalini Singh pulls away another dark layer of sheer desire, revealing passions unknown, in her latest novel about the world of the Psy. A ghost returns from a leopard changeling’s past, making him question everything—even his base animal instincts…

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed...and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life--the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows...

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past...or lose everything that ever mattered.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters, Psychics

Psy/Changeling reading order per author's website:

  1. Slave to Sensation (September 2006)
  2. Visions of Heat (March 2007)
  3. Free short story: The Cannibal Princess
  4. Caressed By Ice (September 2007)
  5. “Beat of Temptation” in An Enchanted Season (October 2007)*
  6. Mine to Possess (February 2008)
  7. Hostage to Pleasure (September 2008)
  8. “Stroke of Enticement” in The Magical Christmas Cat (October 2008) *
  9. Free short story: A Gift for Kit
  10. Branded by Fire (July 2009)
  11. Blaze of Memory (November 2009)
*This novella was written to stand alone so you can pick it up at any stage in the series.

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Mine to Possess
(Psy/Changeling: Book 5)
by Nalini Singh

Berkley Pub Group
February 1, 2008
Available: February 5, 2008
ISBN #0425220168
EAN #9780425220160
352 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Nalini Singh

Tangle of Need
Angels' Flight
Lord of the Abyss and Desert Warrior
Lord of the Abyss
Angels of Darkness
Archangel's Blade
Kiss of Snow
Archangel's Consort
Play of Passion
Burning Up
Bonds of Justice
Archangel's Kiss
Blaze of Memory
Must Love Hellhounds
Branded by Fire
Angels' Blood
Angels' Pawn
The Magical Christmas Cat
Hostage to Pleasure
An Enchanted Season
Caressed By Ice
Visions of Heat
Slave to Sensation
Desert Warrior


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