"All consuming! A definite must read!"

Mercy is a leopard changeling and a high-ranking enforcer for her pack. She is the liaison to the nearby wolf changeling pack, and works closely with Riley, an enforcer for the wolves. They drive each other crazy, in a flirtatious, adolescent way. One afternoon, they act on their mutual attraction, confusing their relationship. Mercy believes she is not the woman, or cat, for Riley and Riley knows that Mercy is not the mate he wants, as she is much too cat-like, definitely not a wolf.

When a changeling scientist is kidnapped by the Human Alliance, a fanatical, Riley and Mercy must put aside their differences and find the kidnappers.

Wow. The Psy-Changeling world is growing. I am intrigued because the line between good and bad is undefined, or becoming more difficult to draw. What sets this series apart from many others is that there is a large, arching story bridging each new book with its predecessor. Therefore, at the beginning of this series the major plot had to have been thought out to be able to carry the series so well into its sixth installment. This is a very well written series.

Riley and Mercy are meant for each other, they just do not realize it. The tension between them, their verbal sparing, and their roller coaster relationship is amusing but highly emotional. These two characters are executed perfectly for this book.

Other characters from previous (and future) books make many appearances, hinting at what is to come from the series.

I need more Nalini Singh. Pronto!

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted July 24, 2009


Hailed by Christine Feehan as “a major new talent,” New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh now brings together two fierce changelings in her most explosive story yet.

Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he’s a wolf, she’s a cat, and they’re both used to being on top.

But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley must work together to track the young man—before his shadowy captors decide he’s no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it’ll leave them both branded by fire…

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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Branded by Fire
(Psy/Changeling: Book 8)
by Nalini Singh

Berkley Pub Group
July 1, 2009
Available: July 7, 2009
ISBN #0425226735
EAN #9780425226735
368 pages
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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
Angels' Blood
Angels' Pawn
The Magical Christmas Cat
Hostage to Pleasure
Mine to Possess
An Enchanted Season
Caressed By Ice
Visions of Heat
Slave to Sensation
Desert Warrior

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