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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.


  • azteclady
    March 11
    2:50 am

    Woot woot and woot!

    I liked Mine To Possess very much as well, though I think my favorite so far is Caressed by Ice. And yes, how come it ain’t September yet?

    (Welcome back, Karen!)


  • Karen, I love you muchly!! 🙂


  • Anji
    March 11
    9:50 am

    I love the whole series, and I’m really interested in where she’ll take Dorian’s story. I really like how she writes relationships, but I’m also intrigued by the growing tension between the Psy, and the Psy and the other races.

    I always got the sense that her characters were very multiracial, I think that’s mentioned in their physical descriptions as well as in their heritage.

    And welcome back, Karen!


  • Oh, you’re back… hey, the colors are different. I like the new scheme.

    Book sounds fantastic.


  • Every book keeps getting better and better!!
    Clay was drop dead sexy as all get out and I can’t wait for Dorian.
    But, and Nalini knows this, I want Kaleb the sexy psy who sweats and walks around in his apartment with no shirt on. Got ot love those baddies. 🙂
    So, is Kaleb the ghost??


  • LOL, I’ve been trying to convince myself it’s September. I wanna know who Amara is. And who is the “not team player” that teleports Ashaya?? It’s not Judd. Makes me wonder if maybe Walker has some abilities I’m not aware of. Then again, how are they going to get Ashaya out without a recognition of the mating bond? REALLY interested in that.

    The other story I’m desperate to find out is…what is with Hawke and Sienna? Is she a reincarnate or something? They’re getting a book as soon as she’s legal, right? LOL! (Believe me, I’ve been telling myself I’m nuts…but I’m not the only one who sees something there, am I?)

    As for the interacialness, it’s true, all the other characters are racially mixed as all get out, but Dorian’s pure blond, blue eyed looks actually stand out most. Plus, I’m really curious…since Ashaya’s an M-Psy…will she be able to free Dorian’s leopard to the change? Should she?

    (who thinks about this series way too much. Nalini’s the new Crack.)


  • PS–You know, it never occurred to me that Kaleb might be a good guy. He’s aware of both the Net Mind and the Dark Mind and there were those references to his murderous tendencies. Plus Enrique’s influence to contend with… Then again, he brought Anthony into the Council… He really could go either way.

    Man, now I have to think about THIS angle along with the Hawke/Sienna thing, lol.



  • Karen Scott
    March 11
    8:13 pm

    Karen, I love you muchly!!

    Nalini, I love you too!! Now get writing!:)


  • I loved Mine to Possess. Possibly my favorite Psy-Changeling story so far. There was just something so compelling about these two characters and their story that just tugged at my heart a bit more than the others. This series is definitely one of my absolute favorites, and I dare say, Nalini is one of my favorite authors to stalk… er… I mean … visit! Yes, visit. I visit her cool website and blog often! Yeah.. that’s it. 😉

    And here’s a “woot! woot!” for going interracial. I love the way Nalini wirtes that so natural and matter of fact. The way it should be. 🙂 In fact, Nalini writes interspecies well, too! lol well… at least I *think* Psy, Changelings, and humans are all different species… huh. Gotta think about that one.


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