This isn’t a review, but I thought I’d mention how much I loved Nalini Singh’s Mine To Possess.
I loved both central characters, Talin, the human heroine, and Clay, one of the DarkRiver sentinels.
Clay was one of those heroes, who would literally kill for his heroine, and I have to admit that I find that mighty attractive in my romance male lead. And the love scenes? Oh they were just beautiful, the pure emotion that came from Talin and Clay’s eventual joining left me fairly breathless. Just how love scenes should be written as far as I’m concerned.
Here’s the blurb from Singh’s website:
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.
Doesn’t that just grab you by the short and curlies? Anyway, if you haven’t read it, what the hell are you waiting for? Go and buy it NOW!
I have to mention how much I’m also looking forward to Dorian’s book, because by the looks of things, Singh will be going Inter-racial baby! Can I get a woot woot?!!
I liked the Ashaya scenes in Mine To Possess, and Dorian’s adorable anyway, so as long as Singh doesn’t veer too much from their original characters, once they get their own book, Hostage To Pleasure will probably be another keeper for me.
Here’s the blurb for HTP on the website:
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…
Oooh, is it September yet, or what?
By the way, can I just say, she has the best author website ever. Lots of info, and lots of little treats for her readers. If only every author website was as comprehensive, and reader-friendly.