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"Ms. Singh is building this almost sweet ache toward the climax of this series"

Dorian Christensen of the Dark River Leopard pack was called on to rescue a child, extracting him from Psy Net; and thus repaying the debt owed to the child's mother, Ashaya Aleine for rescuing two children a few months before. But Dorian couldn't get Keenan's mother out of his head, and he wanted her badly, all the while hating what she was. The Psy had killed his sister; he could not want a Psy.

Ashaya Aleine would do anything to protect her child, even if that meant reaching out to Changelings for help. Being around Dorian was more dangerous than she expected, however, because he was smashing through her Silence. Now Ashaya has to figure out how to protect her son and Dorian from a greater threat than the Council, and how to love.

I have read everything in this series, and have eagerly awaited Dorian's story. I absolutely love the way each story builds upon the last and Ms. Singh is building this almost sweet ache toward the climax of this series. With each story she makes you more and more impatient to find out what will happen between the Psy, Changelings, and humans. This book fleshed out the characters of this series so much more, and you feel them become more than just characters in a story. They become real to you, and you worry about them. I love that Nalini Singh can do that, and I love her uncommon talent in mixing three types of worlds together. I can hardly wait for the next installment.

Reviewed by Dawn Epton
Posted September 6, 2008

SUMMARY

**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST SHAPESHIFTER**

**A PNR Staff Top Pick & Reviewer Recommended Read**

Now, as the deadly Psy Council tightens its grip, a rebel Psy scientist finds herself at the mercy of a changeling who has sworn vengeance against her kind...

Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy--cool, calm, emotionless...at least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...

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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Hostage to Pleasure
(Psy/Changeling: Book 6)
by Nalini Singh

Berkley Pub Group
September 1, 2008
Available: September 2, 2008
ISBN #0425223256
EAN #9780425223253
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
Mine to Possess
An Enchanted Season
Caressed By Ice
Visions of Heat
Slave to Sensation
Desert Warrior


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