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Title: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CandyAss on August 24, 2007, 08:49:10 pm
!!!Possible Spoilers!!!



:D  Here's my review of Caressed By Ice, hope you enjoy my amateur effort
lol =^)


   When Brenna Kincade of the Snow Dancer Pack was tortured, no
one thought she would be the same.  They were right. 

       Caressed By Ice is the third in the Psy/Changeling Series and
so far my expectations have far been exceeded with author Nalini
Singh.  Judd Lauren, former Psy Arrow, had dropped from the Net with
his family to escape Rehabilitation, which is worse than death.  Now
living with the Snow Dancer Pack, a pack of wolf changelings, Judd
just doesn't fit in.  His family has been more excepted, for they
show more promise of breaking Silence.  Silence has basically wiped
out emotions of any kind from the Psy race. A race known for their
cold machine like behavior.  Judd fears breaking Silence or having
any emotions.  We find out that by feeling, Judd's Psy powers could
end up hurting somebody, could even kill those he cares about and he
just won't risk that.  Especially when it comes to Brenna.  Brenna,
still having doubts about herself after experiencing the worse kind
of torture, seems to only want comfort from the one man who can't
give it to her.  And it seems that Santano Enrique, the Psy killer
who tortured Brenna, had done something with Brenna's brain,
unlocking a door that she can't shut.  Making her have Psy-like
qualities that she doesn't want.  Judd seems to be the only one she
can turn to when her nightmares haunt her.  The other pack mates,
including her brothers, don't trust Judd.  They still treat her as if
she is broken, or will break at any moment.  She can't stand that and
Judd, being the Psy that he is, tells it like it is and pulls no
punches.  The more Brenna tries to get Judd to break Silence, the
more he holds strong.  Judd knows that even though Santano Enrique
was killed during Brenna's rescue, someone is still after her.  It
seems that betrayal has come from the once place it shouldn't, inside
the pack.
   All the while Judd is also helping the Ghost.  The Ghost is
someone still connected to the Net but is trying to stop the Council
from taking Silence to far.  Talk of implants to the brains of the
Psy have more and more people worried of what will happen with the
future of the Psy race.  Even some members of the Council are
concerned with the progression of the implants.  Although none of the
Council members are trusting of each other, there are still
alliances.  Though how those alliances will turn out is just one of
the many reasons to keep up with this series. 
   I never knew that by reading Slave to Sensation, the first in
series, that I would be pulled deeply in to Singh's world of Psy and
Changelings.  The way that she has the two races not only fighting
with each other but also coming together is absolutely intriguing. 
With Caressed By Ice, we find out what happens with Brenna and get a
better look into the Lauren family.  We also get to see how the
characters from the first two books are doing and get hints of how
future books and characters may come along.  I'm loving this series
with every story that comes out. 
            Don't miss Caressed By Ice, out September 2007
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on August 24, 2007, 09:17:07 pm
There's a new psy/changeling book out?? Right now I'm cursing the fact that it's midnight here and I just got off work. I guess I know where I'm headed in the morning. :D Thanks for the heads up Candy!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on August 24, 2007, 11:19:08 pm
There's a new psy/changeling book out??

No hurry, it won't be out until September  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on August 25, 2007, 07:59:43 pm
Candy! You got me all excited. lol. I'll look around for it tomorrow after work...who knows...I may get lucky. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Mona on August 26, 2007, 05:07:08 pm
I enjoyed the first two books as well.  This one seems like it will be another winner.

Mona
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on August 26, 2007, 06:25:26 pm
Candy! You got me all excited. lol. I'll look around for it tomorrow after work...who knows...I may get lucky. :D

  ;D You never know, I found On the Prowl a week early as well as a couple of others so if you do find it early let us know :)  OH and the offical date is Sept 4th (at least thats what it says on amazon.com)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: SweetSensation on August 28, 2007, 06:27:45 pm
I just finished Caressed by Ice. So it is out in some stores already. Another very good psy/changeling book and I'm looking forward to the next.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on August 29, 2007, 06:10:38 pm
I keep looking but I haven't found it yet. I suspect I'll just have to wait until the 6th. I'm way too impatient. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on August 29, 2007, 09:02:40 pm
I'm going to look this weekend at local book stores to see if anything new is out, I'll look for Caressed By Ice as well, maybe I'll get lucky   ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on August 30, 2007, 10:34:48 am
I've been told I really need to start reading these books. Maybe paperbackswap has them ....
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on August 30, 2007, 05:54:01 pm
I picked one up by chance and really enjoyed it. Enough to order the first in the series and search and destroy for the third. :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: deva on September 07, 2007, 04:30:29 pm
I have read the first one and I really enjoyed it.  I have to make it out to a *real* bookstore as I have only been to the used bookstore this week - and they had no Nalini Singh books.  Maybe I will make it to the bookstore this weekend, but I keep looking at my TBR pile that has 30 books in it and I think maybe I should plow through some of those first.  Plus, I think my husband thinks he lives in a bookstore as it is.
But since you guys like them, I think I need to just go and get them to read.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on September 07, 2007, 07:58:31 pm
deva, there's always room for one more book in the TBR pile.

I'm STILL looking for this book. I know it's out...it's eluding me! I'm not able to go look until Monday so I try not to think about it. ;)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on September 09, 2007, 05:58:13 pm
Fabulous! Was able to hit the bookstore before I went to the movies and picked it up. :) Looking forward to reading it.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on October 03, 2007, 09:27:33 pm
Got Enchanted Season (has Nate and Tam's story), and Love it and the other stories aren't too bad either!!  plus on Nalini's site, she has the cover to her next full book which is, Mine to Possess!   ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on October 04, 2007, 05:17:49 am
PBS didn't have it, so a friend sent them to me to borrow. Yay!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on October 18, 2007, 07:59:43 am
I finally read these and really liked them! They were not at all what I was expecting - which is good.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on October 18, 2007, 07:15:09 pm
Ya know, alot of people have said that.  Me included, I wasn't expecting to love the series like I do... but I do  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on October 19, 2007, 09:40:46 am
Yeah, I have to admit I was expecting total fluff a la Mary Janice Davidson, Jenna Black, or Cheyenne McCray or someone like that, but I thought the characters had some depth to them. And I liked the setup between the "races".
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on October 19, 2007, 07:38:31 pm
Glad you enjoyed them Cerulean. :)

Candy, I found Enchanted Season. I really enjoyed Nate and Tam's story, but I wish it'd been a full length one. I guess I just wanted it to be stretched out a little more. :(

Caressed by Ice was a good one as well.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on October 19, 2007, 08:54:34 pm
Candy, I found Enchanted Season. I really enjoyed Nate and Tam's story, but I wish it'd been a full length one. I guess I just wanted it to be stretched out a little more. :(

I hear ya!  it totally had the potential for full length ::sigh::    :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Good Mazoku on October 22, 2007, 10:03:44 am
Shoot. Shoot-shoot-shoot-shoot!!!! >_<
I have to stop reading this part of the forum: I keep finding books I want, my wallet is threatening to kill me and soon I'll have to sell one of my paired organs to afford buying me more books...heck, I need a support group for book junkies... ::)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on October 22, 2007, 06:26:32 pm
...heck, I need a support group for book junkies... ::)

don't we all  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Good Mazoku on October 23, 2007, 07:53:47 am
Yep, I suppose so :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Jazzlet on October 23, 2007, 10:04:25 am
No, spending all my money on books is not a problem, I can handle it, we don't need to eat..........
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Mary on October 28, 2007, 10:34:37 am
I loved this book, Judd is now my favorite character of the series.I'm waiting the book about Sienna (his niece) I think she will be paired with Hawke,because she made him always mad. What do you think?
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on October 28, 2007, 08:01:23 pm
Sienna will be paired with Hawke,because she made him always mad. What do you think?


I think so!  I also think that it is going to be explosive!!  I can't wait  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on October 28, 2007, 08:09:57 pm
Taken from Nalini's Site

FUTURE BOOKS

Clay’s book: “Mine to Possess” – February 2008
Dorian’s book: “Hostage to Pleasure” – late 2008 (likely Aug or Sep)
Novella – late 2008 (likely around Oct)
Books 6 and 7 – according to the current schedule, these should both release in 2009. 
 
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: SweetSensation on January 07, 2008, 08:55:03 pm
 Well I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Mine to Possess , the fourth book of the Psy/Changeling Series. When I received it , as usual with a Psy/Changeling book I read it in one sitting and found myself looking to see when the next book in the series would be released.

Mine to Possess tells the story of Changeling DarkRiver Sentinel , Clay Bennett and his human childhood friend Talin McKade. Talin and Clay were the closest of friends as children until tragedy tore them apart.  As an adult Talin comes to Clay with a problem she feels only he can help her with.

 I was sooo excited to finally see a human featured in the Psy/Changeling world. We finally get to see a little of how humans think of themselves in a world dominated by the Psy and Changelings,and in turn how the Psy and Changelings perceive humans.

 Continued story arcs are picked up and carried full steam ahead in Mine to Possess. We get more updates on the Psy Council and new info about those helping in the fight against them. I love that these books are actually going somewhere and we can see from one book to the next the progression of the series. Characters from the previous novels make appearances that don't seem forced but truly add to the storyline and give the book a well rounded feel.

 As usual Ms.Singh delivers top notch writing and world building. Her mind truly amazes me. She manages to keep up multiple story lines without taking away time from the main hero and heroine of each new book. These books are what paranormal romance is all about. If you haven't given them a try you really should treat yourself.  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on January 10, 2008, 08:17:07 am
 ;D  I can't wait to read this, I didn't get one of the ARC for Mine to Posses but I want to thank you for your review (sans spoilers :-X)  and look forward to discussing MtP when it comes out
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on January 11, 2008, 08:05:59 am
I love Nalini Singh- she really combines romance and the paranormal/sci fi worldbuilding really well. And I like how in each book she unveils abit more about the political backstory.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on January 16, 2008, 10:36:09 am
SweetSensation congrats on your ARC. :) I popped over to the site and had a look at the excerpts that Nalini has up for the book. I'm looking forward to it. February isn't that far away.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on February 05, 2008, 05:35:39 pm
I picked up the new book today. :D Looking forward to reading it tonight.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on February 06, 2008, 11:42:20 am
According to Amazon's "track order", mine was just delivered. :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on February 06, 2008, 12:00:18 pm
You guys are soooooooooooooo lucky :(
I ordered my copy with a bunch of other books and it wont be delivered until the 29 Feb because I used the supersaver delivery option  which helped delay my delivery.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on February 06, 2008, 05:03:07 pm
Got Mine to Possess yesterday read it this morning...  it will not disappoint!  I loved it and so will you!
and the preview for Hostage to Pleasure is too good :)  The wait is worth it
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on February 06, 2008, 05:42:20 pm
I read mine last night. Loved it! Candy's right, it will not disappoint.  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on February 07, 2008, 09:08:18 am
Ohhhhhh who is the main characters in Hostage for Pleasure- I want to know !!!!!!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on February 07, 2008, 03:46:25 pm
Dorian and Ashaya  ;D  Oh and what happens to Keenan (in the excerpt), I was like whaaaat  lol 
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on February 07, 2008, 07:54:36 pm
Gah. September 2008.  :P

I tried this out:

Which Changeling Hero is For You? (http://www.quizilla.com/users/NaliniSingh/quizzes/Which%20Psy-Changeling%20Hero%20Is%20For%20You?/)

Lucas.  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CheeseBK on March 10, 2008, 10:30:22 pm
I just read the first book and LOVED IT!!!! I already ordered the second and third ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on March 11, 2008, 07:15:02 pm
Nalini interviewed Patricia on her blog, check it out     http://www.nalinisingh.blogspot.com/ (http://www.nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on March 11, 2008, 07:26:09 pm
Okay...that was a great interview! Thanks for posting it Candy. Maybe we can get Mike to post it on the main page.

New Mercy title too! Bone Crossed. Love it!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: charmed on March 11, 2008, 07:31:47 pm
That was excellent, thanks CandyAss. :)

Do you suppose it's too soon for Mike to make a child board for Bone Crossed?  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on March 11, 2008, 07:36:20 pm
Is it ever too soon?

Horribly off topic aren't we? I'm heading over to the mercy #4 speculation thread. :D

Nalini also posted the new cover for her upcoming book Hostage for Pleasure and it is very pretty.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: charmed on March 11, 2008, 07:38:28 pm
Yes, we are off topic. Bad mods, very bad mods  ;D

I started a new topic in Odds and Ends with the link so we can stay on topic.

Thanks again CandyAss. :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on March 12, 2008, 12:31:38 pm
I've read Slave to Sensation on request by a worker at Walden's and it was fantastic. I want to get the others in the series.  :D

And I took the Which Psy-Changeling Hero Is For You? quiz and mine ended up being Lucas. ^.^ which is amazingly funny, 'cause I'm kinda like Lucas..... ^.^
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on March 12, 2008, 12:55:37 pm
Its a great series- I think Nalini is one of the best paranormal romance authors :)
She also has a new series out next year - looking forward to that.

For the quiz - I got Hawke ;D
I am really looking forward for his story and I have a very strong feeling that Sienna is his mate!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on March 12, 2008, 12:59:26 pm
I looked on her website, and I'm so confused. Is Tamsyn and Nate's story just a short story, not really included in the series?
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on March 12, 2008, 01:02:49 pm
I looked on her website, and I'm so confused. Is Tamsyn and Nate's story just a short story, not really included in the series?

Its definitely a novella - its in a Christmas anthology called An Enchanted Season- with other authors  such as Maggie Shayne and Erin McCarthy. I have it and its good - and expands a bit with Lucas's backstory as well :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on March 12, 2008, 01:04:55 pm
Okay, 'cause I was looking at, and was really confused.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on March 12, 2008, 01:17:04 pm
Oh I think she's also writing another short story as well - which will be out later in the year- I just checked her site - could that be a factor as well :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on March 12, 2008, 01:20:06 pm
Could be. I just need to go to the bookstore or library and get a stack of books......
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CheeseBK on March 14, 2008, 07:02:02 am
ta-ta..... I read books two and three now ;) Loved them... great series!!!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on March 14, 2008, 07:09:29 am
Its def a great series - But the story I really want to read is Hawke's.  And does anyone suspect that Kaleb is the ghost? I have a funny feeling that he is.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on March 31, 2008, 04:06:24 pm
The story I really want to read is Mercy's. She likes to tease Clay and Dorian. And, I honestly won't be suprised if the Ghost ends up being Kaleb. He sounds like the person to spite the Council.....even though he's on the Council.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Gwendolynn on March 31, 2008, 04:37:00 pm
I just finished Caressed by Ice and I kept thinking Kaleb might be the ghost, but then all that came out about his possible involvement in the serial killings.  I don’t think the ghost would be a serial killer.  The fourth book will give me more insight though.  I am pretty anxious to read Hawke's story, he has captivated me from the first book on. 
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on April 02, 2008, 02:14:14 pm
no problem,  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Nifty on April 30, 2008, 06:07:43 am
I just discovered this series and really, really like it.  Well-written, interesting, imaginative.  I also like that the sex doesn't take over the story -- lots of times in paranormal romance, the story seems less important than the sex scenes.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on April 30, 2008, 06:45:14 am
I agree - I put off reading these for the longest time because they looked cheesy, but the storyline is great.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on April 30, 2008, 10:46:24 am
I just finished Caressed by Ice and I kept thinking Kaleb might be the ghost, but then all that came out about his possible involvement in the serial killings.  I don’t think the ghost would be a serial killer.  The fourth book will give me more insight though.  I am pretty anxious to read Hawke's story, he has captivated me from the first book on. 

I think the Ghost is Faith Nightstar's father.  I can't remember his name at the moment and since I am at work diligently working away... I can't run to my copy and look it up.  Remember when he was asked why he stayed and I think his response was something along the lines that there have to be some one the inside who can check those in power.  And about his new position in at the end of the last book....made me think...
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on April 30, 2008, 10:54:19 am
Im in Kaleb is the Ghost club as well- I also found it interesting that he had this relationship with the dark side of the net mind as well and that he knew of the light side. I think he has an ability that is able to straddle both sides but wont fully go psychotic but he understands the dark entity and appreciates it.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Nifty on April 30, 2008, 11:19:20 am
I'm another one who thinks Kaleb might be the Ghost.  Not really sure why I think that.  Just a hunch, I guess.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on April 30, 2008, 01:30:21 pm
I just finished Caressed by Ice and I kept thinking Kaleb might be the ghost, but then all that came out about his possible involvement in the serial killings.  I don’t think the ghost would be a serial killer.  The fourth book will give me more insight though.  I am pretty anxious to read Hawke's story, he has captivated me from the first book on. 

I think the Ghost is Faith Nightstar's father.  I can't remember his name at the moment and since I am at work diligently working away... I can't run to my copy and look it up.  Remember when he was asked why he stayed and I think his response was something along the lines that there have to be some one the inside who can check those in power.  And about his new position in at the end of the last book....made me think...

Faith's father's name is Anthony.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on May 06, 2008, 06:11:03 am
Thanks Woodstock.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Gerd D. on June 05, 2008, 02:36:06 am
Seeing Nalini Singh being compared to Keri Arthur (see Keri Arthur thread) I wonder, is she just as worse with the gratious sexscenes?

I actually thought about getting those books, but if the above should be the case I rather invest my money in something other (most probably Rachel Vincent's Stray), because I already have enough dust collectors. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CheeseBK on June 05, 2008, 02:57:37 am
hmmm... I don't know the books of keri arthur, but I don't think the sex scenes are bad in nalini singh's books. There are sex scenes in it but it's nothing extreme... not too many sex scenes and not that kind of....... 'what shall we do, oh, let's have sex' thing like in some other books I've read..... There is enough story built around the characters and the romance to make the books very interesting... IMO, that is ;)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on June 05, 2008, 03:07:37 am
I would agree with Cheese- the sex scenes dont overshadow the plot and in fact I think they add to the romance with each couple. I would definitely recommend Nalini Singh she is one of the best paranormal romance writers around at the moment and balances the romance with a complex world setting.
I couldnt get into Keri Arthur because that had shades of Anita Blake although I would say its better written and the characters are better drawn out but it wasnt my cup of tea I suppose.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CheeseBK on June 05, 2008, 03:10:42 am
I just checked the keri arthur thread... huh, it seems she really puts a focus on sex scenes... I don't like that in books.... let's be sensible, people, the world does not solely evolve around sex. And even if it would, I'd rather have it myself than constantly read about it ;) ;) ;)

back to topic:
Gerd, I saw you're reading lori handeland's books too? I guess you can compare the sex/romance amount of lori'S books to nalini's
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: charmed on June 05, 2008, 03:56:55 am
back to topic:
Gerd, I saw you're reading lori handeland's books too? I guess you can compare the sex/romance amount of lori'S books to nalini's

Yes, let us get back on topic. :D Although, if someone wanted to start a thread in Odds and Ends, comparing different authors, that woudl be a welcome topic. :)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on June 05, 2008, 04:38:22 pm
Oh yeah, don't get me wrong I like the Riley Jensen Series (Keri Arthur)  but when I read her series - holy crap there was alotta porkin' going on.  Singh writes her sex scenes like a nun compared to Arthur  lol  Nalini is more focused on the actual relationship than the bump n' grind between two people.  I think you'll enjoy the Psy/Changeling Series.  Happy Reading!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on June 27, 2008, 10:09:21 am
Nalini has a competition for an ARC of Hostage to Pleasure  at her blog- all you need to do is email her and tell her that you will review her book and sites/blogs where you will post it- more info is here
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on June 27, 2008, 11:15:41 am
I am thinking about this one too.  I am also sure you can guess where I would put the review... ;)
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on June 27, 2008, 11:59:00 am
Great minds think alike :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on June 29, 2008, 04:25:19 pm
Nalini has a competition for an ARC of Hostage to Pleasure  at her blog- all you need to do is email her and tell her that you will review her book and sites/blogs where you will post it- more info is here
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/

:D  I totally sent her an email, I can't wait. I gots to know what's gonna happen with Dorian  :o

Candice
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on June 30, 2008, 06:48:32 am
I know!!!!

I think he will regain his changling abilities in this book and his mate will help him find it - I think. Also why did her son lock onto him that was interesting.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on June 30, 2008, 10:00:03 am
Well I entered too...I got tired of doing work at work so I figured I would have a little fun :).
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on June 30, 2008, 10:02:42 am
I forgot to mention that Mercy's book will be called Branded by Fire and that will be out early next year. Nalini also has put up an excerpt of the short story featuring Zach- which you can find here

http://www.nalinisingh.com/cat.html
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on June 30, 2008, 04:25:20 pm
that excerpt was great, I can't wait to read the whole thing. 
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Elle on June 30, 2008, 07:38:38 pm
I threw my hat into the ring. :) Fingers crossed everyone. I think it'd be pretty neat if someone here at Hurog won it. Good luck!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on July 01, 2008, 06:25:01 pm
I know!!!!

I think he will regain his changling abilities in this book and his mate will help him find it - I think. Also why did her son lock onto him that was interesting.

I think I know why Keenan got into the Web of Stars..... Didn't Dorian mix his blood with Keenan, when Dorian nicked himself with his knife? Then he touched Keenan's raw wrists. Thus the blood mixing. Keenan probably made a bound with Dorian without Dorian knowing what happened.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on July 02, 2008, 03:38:24 am
Very good point.  I was also thinking that maybe it had to do with his bond with his mother and that his mother had already bonded with Dorian.  No it hasn't been stated but if you recall from the other books the Psy wouldn't notice the bond until it was pointed out to them.  Man I can't wait to get the book :).
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on July 02, 2008, 04:37:01 am
Very good point.  I was also thinking that maybe it had to do with his bond with his mother and that his mother had already bonded with Dorian.  No it hasn't been stated but if you recall from the other books the Psy wouldn't notice the bond until it was pointed out to them.  Man I can't wait to get the book :).

I read on another board- that someone speculated that Dorian could be the Keenan's father, remember Dorian had sex with a Psy at college or something. And although he said it left him cold, he did describe the Psy as hot- perhaps that is why Keenan bonded with him.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on July 02, 2008, 04:40:22 am
I forgot!  I hadn't even considered that...so many possibilities...
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on July 02, 2008, 04:54:46 am
I know- its only a few more short months to go. I am glad we get 2 books a year from Nalini, and plus there is another new series that she is starting on- that sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on July 02, 2008, 06:42:28 am
I completely forgot about that! And I'm slightly obessessed with Dorian. I want his book..........now. T.T

Very good point.  I was also thinking that maybe it had to do with his bond with his mother and that his mother had already bonded with Dorian.  No it hasn't been stated but if you recall from the other books the Psy wouldn't notice the bond until it was pointed out to them.  Man I can't wait to get the book :).

But, wouldn't Dorian notice the bond to Ashaya? Unless Ashaya is unconciously blocking the bond, like what Judd did to Brenna. Even Brenna couldn't sense it, but it was there, unknown to both wolf changeling and Psy.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on July 02, 2008, 07:16:00 am
I think that may be the case- if Ashaya was the Psy he slept with! I think it can also be linked to his dormant shapeshifting, perhaps he cant sense it because that side of him is in dormanacy.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on July 02, 2008, 07:19:26 am
He can sense the leopard in his mind, he just can't shift. He's changeling, just a latent changeling. His leopard........is caged..... inside of his mind. It can't get free. Even though he's latent, I think he should be able to sense the bond. He can sense when Sascha uses her empathy on him, so I wouldn't doubt he could sense the bond to Ashaya, if there was one.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on July 02, 2008, 07:23:43 am
But what about her son he is half changeling? If the theory is right- and that will be such a twist! She must have found a way to make his shifting dormant, so perhaps she has the answer to release his dormancy. I think the more I think about this theory- the more I think its right :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on July 02, 2008, 07:26:12 am
Very good point.  I was also thinking that maybe it had to do with his bond with his mother and that his mother had already bonded with Dorian.  No it hasn't been stated but if you recall from the other books the Psy wouldn't notice the bond until it was pointed out to them.  Man I can't wait to get the book :).

I read on another board- that someone speculated that Dorian could be the Keenan's father, remember Dorian had sex with a Psy at college or something. And although he said it left him cold, he did describe the Psy as hot- perhaps that is why Keenan bonded with him.

Dorian's not Keenan's father. Clay pretty much blew that up in our faces. Judd asked if it was possible he had changeling blood. Clay said if he had that much of it, it link to the Web of Stars, then Keenan would have a beast. Clay's leopard didn't sense a beast. Clay then said Keenan was Psy. If Dorian was Keenan's father, Keenan would have something of Dorian. And that something would be a leopard. He'd be part changeling like Clay is half-human, half-changeling.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on July 02, 2008, 07:36:00 am
But what if Ashaya somehow locked that changeling half down- she is a Med Psy ;)  and I found it interesting with that almost erotic description that Dorian had of that psy  he slept with. I just think there is more to it than what means the eye- but I suppose we have to wait till september for the truth :D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Woodstock Stir Crazy on July 02, 2008, 07:38:08 am
Just plain torture. That's all I have to say. September is still two months away. T.T
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on July 02, 2008, 04:10:27 pm
I am also wondering how Ashaya was able to contact Dorian to ensure he knew the right time to rescue her child...anyone have a time machine that goes forward in time that I can borrow...?
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on July 02, 2008, 07:56:16 pm
Question - I thought that the kids dad was some Psy.  Like wasn't it discussed in the book -  I'm gonna have to re-read  unless that sparks a memory for someone.  And wouldn't Dorian recognize her if he slept with her?  Or did it ever say ... I'm confusing myself  :D   I wanna reread now, but I'm reading Into the Shadow-Christina Dodd and theen Dragon Wytch- Yasmine Galenorn
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Lyranda on July 02, 2008, 09:41:45 pm
I don't think we've seen a scene of Dorian and Ashaya meeting face-to-face yet.  I'm pretty sure they only communicated telepathically in Mine to Possess.  And it says in the excerpt on her site that Keenan has a Psy father, but Ashaya could have somehow covered up the fact that she was pregnant with a half-changeling child I supposed, and pretended to be pregnant by the other Psy instead I suppose.

I don't know, I had never considered that Keenan could be Dorian's son until it was mentioned here (I'd forgotten about Dorian had ever slept with a Psy...time to reread!).  It would be a great twist I think, and would explain Keenan bonding to Dorian.  Now I'm even more looking forward to reading Hostage to Pleasure so I can find out for sure!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on July 10, 2008, 07:11:42 am
There is a question and answer session at the Romance board at Barnes and Noble's website

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board/message?board.id=RomanceGeneral&message.id=4989&jump=true#M4989
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Nifty on August 25, 2008, 04:06:30 am
Only another week for Hostage to Pleasure.  Woot!
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on September 10, 2008, 06:46:50 am
Well any comments on the book?  Due to my inability to write well, quickly and job demands skyrocketing in the past month I didn't post my review :(  But I think I have breathing room and would love to discuss it.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: CandyAss on September 13, 2008, 04:06:35 pm
I loved it, and look forward to Mercy's book..   ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Cerulean on September 14, 2008, 02:34:15 pm
I read it and liked it, but thought it wasn't a strong addition to the series. I found myself disliking both Dorian and Ashaya at times. And I found their "romance" to be not very romantic. But I definitely enjoyed the plot twists and turns.
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: e_booklover on September 15, 2008, 08:12:39 am
I liked how we got to see more about the different twists, turns and subgroups.  That even though we have a major plot, others have their own minor plots and are trying to skew the balance one way or another. 
Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on October 22, 2008, 05:20:22 am
Nalini has posted an unedited excerpt of Angel's Blood ( a new series that will feature angels ) at her site- looks pretty good!!!

http://www.nalinisingh.com/angelsblood.html

Title: Re: Nalini Signh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on November 03, 2008, 06:15:31 am
There was a great question and answer session which I totally missed at Nalini's blog :P
but here is the page- lots of great info about the Psy/changeling series and the new series about Angels and vamps-
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=14174728&postID=1176723649947083332
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: deva on November 19, 2008, 10:00:02 am
Wow.  I just read the excerpt for Mercy's book, can't wait - I hate waiting! 
I do hope she doesn't take too long for Hawke's book.  I still can't bring myself to read Acheron because I am afraid that after all the anticipation I will be let down. 
I also read Zach's story and I thought it was sweet and light hearted.  A nice change of pace.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on January 03, 2009, 05:12:24 am
ARC giveaway for Angels Blood at Nalini's Blog- Have to send an email to her to enter and to promise to do a review on a blog or message boar/site :D

http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: lunasea on February 06, 2009, 04:41:04 pm
I won one of the ARCs and will be doing my review in the next few days. It is the first ARC I won. When it came, I explained it to my kids (age 8 and 12) what it was and said "this is the coolest thing ever." Their response: "I thought we were the coolest thing ever."

Until BC came out, Nalini's Angel's Blood was the only book that I read since Jan 1 that the urge to reread was overwhelming (I've read 30 books so far this year).

Should I start a new thread, since The Guild Hunter's series is brand new or can someone change the subject line?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling Series
Post by: Has on February 06, 2009, 04:43:28 pm
Congrats on winning the arc!!! :D

I think its best to stick it in this thread for now- there are several authors here which shares 2 or 3 series. And I will change the title heading, I was actually thinking of doing that earlier. I am really looking forward to reading this it looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on February 07, 2009, 09:28:33 am
Congrats lunasea!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on February 07, 2009, 10:59:05 am
Congrats!  Enjoy the early read.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on February 16, 2009, 03:18:45 pm
Nalini has a HUGE giveaway at her blog- check here for details but you get the chance to win arcs and more goodies ;D

http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on February 24, 2009, 01:41:52 am
*hops up and down like a loon* me entered
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on February 24, 2009, 02:41:34 pm
Good luck Cheese!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Lyranda on February 25, 2009, 08:55:05 pm
My store got Angels' Blood today!  I immediately took it home and read it instead of doing homework.  It was a great book and I really loved the characters and world Nalini created.  She does a great job of dropping tidbits of the characters' pasts, abilities, and the histories of the races throughout the story without overloading you with information or bogging down the plot.  The ending was interesting and now I really want the next book in the series (although probably not quite as much as I want Riley and Mercy's book...).  Time to go download and read the ebook novella in the series for another Nalini Singh fix.

On a side note, one thing that did make me laugh was that on the spine of the book on the top where it lists what subgenre of romance the book is, Angels' Blood is apparently considered an 'Urban Fantasy Romance.'  It's the first time I've seen that listed instead of oh say, Paranormal Romance.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lunasea on February 27, 2009, 10:24:02 am
I first heard about Nalini Singh's Angel's Blood (book one of the new Guild Hunter series) on one of the livejournal blogs mid January. The premise had me hooked. What's better than vampires, vampire hunters and archangels. I love the tag line "When archangel's play, mortals break." I couldn't wait for it to come out. It immediately went on the list I gave my local indie bookstore of books for them to get me.

A week went by and Nalini announced a contest. The prize, one of the ARC's (Advanced Reader Copies). I put my name into the hat. On Jan 20, I found out I was one of the winners. It arrived two days later. It doesn't have the pretty artwork. It's bright yellow and sticks out on my bookshelf.

When it came, I told my kids "This is the neatest thing ever." Their response, "I thought we were the neatest things ever." After I assured them that Mommy loves them, I went upstairs and devoured the book. I've been trying to figure out my review of it ever since.

I told myself that it was because I wanted to read it again. It was the first book I've read this year, where the urge to immediately reread it was overwhelming. I did have to read the ending several times immediately. I reread it and still wasn't able to write my review. Last night, I figured  out my problem.

Writing this without being spoilery is next to impossible. The writing is superb, the characters are interesting, the pacing is dead on and everything else that makes a book great is there in droves. I can picture every detail from gleaming Angel's Tower with the angels taking off and landing right down to the beauty of the angels' wings. This book is truly beautiful. I want to see it made into a movie, just to see the various angels' wings. She creates a world that both makes the angels fit into our world, yet at the same time keeps them elevated. Oh, and these aren't cherubs with harps.

That isn't what I want to talk about. No, strike that, that isn't what I need to talk about. It is the relationship between the vampires and angels that has me emailing her to ask her how she came up with the idea. It is the ending that has me needing to know where the series will go. This is one of the most creative ideas I've ever seen.

I wanted to win that ARC very badly. Well, be careful what you wish for. Since I got an ARC, I can't go online and talk about this. Never since Buffy the Vampire Slayer went off the air has the need to talk about something been so great.

So here's what I want you guys to do (see me on my knees), please please go out and buy this book. It's available officially March 3, but I saw it in Waldenbooks Wednesday, so you may be lucky. Please, read it so I have someone to talk about it with. Then come back here and talk to me.

If you don't, I'll explode.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on February 27, 2009, 11:26:23 am
Sounds interesting :D


When it came, I told my kids "This is the neatest thing ever." Their response, "I thought we were the neatest things ever." After I assured them that Mommy loves them, I went upstairs and devoured the book. I've been trying to figure out my review of it ever since.

LOL!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on February 27, 2009, 01:00:01 pm
I just ordered it off the Book Depository!!! And Amazon UK also states its in stock as well and it does look interesting. Has anyone had the chance to read the prequel ebook yet?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on February 27, 2009, 01:08:32 pm
I just ordered it off the Book Depository!!! And Amazon UK also states its in stock as well and it does look interesting. Has anyone had the chance to read the prequel ebook yet?

They were talking about the prequel (novella) over on AAR and talk was not complementary.  The primary complaint was that the novella infodumped.  But Nalini says you don't have to read the novella before Angel's Blood.  I don't do e-books, so I won't be reading it.  I AM looking forward to Angel's Blood, though.

(Although I just gotta complain:  I understand the purpose of strict-on-sale release dates, but I hate that they now apply to paperbacks as well.  Grrrrr.  Hate it.)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on February 27, 2009, 01:11:05 pm
Well I dont think the strict on sale dates really comply with Europe- especially since most books are shipped out before the date they are officially released. I think Amazon UK use to release them on the date they were suppose to come out but their recent service has been really iffy in that regard. But it looks like I wont get the book until Tuesday anyway :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on February 27, 2009, 01:22:43 pm
I called BAM today to see if they had it in stock. They said they do, but then she put me on hold and when she came back, she said it was an SOS.   Grrrrr.   But when I was at B&N the other night, they did NOT have it marked as an SOS.  Maybe that's changed in the few days since.  (They didn't have it at Border's last night.)

SOS on paperbacks is relatively new...like, within the last couple years, I think.  The first time I ever noticed it was on one of the earlier BDB books by Ward.  Then I saw it showing up on Nora Roberts' paperbacks. 

I know the point of it is to concentrate sales in order to make a big debut...preferably as high on the bestseller lists as possible.  Especially with the new Singh book, I get the feeling that the publisher is pushing hard for this to be Singh's moneymaker.  That's been my thinking, anyway, based on the huge number of ARCs and early reviews that are out in Romancelandia. 

I used to wait for the release date, but I guess I'm too old and selfish for that nowadays.  I want it to be available the moment it hits the stores...not held back to concentrate sales.  Like I said, I understand the purpose of it and I'm sympathetic.  But I want it NOW!  Ha!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on February 27, 2009, 01:25:35 pm
I totally sympathize with you about that- I know the Psy/changling series is popular but I have a funny feeling that this one is going to surpass that. And from the early reviews and reactions it seems to have a fantastic reception. This series is going to concentrate on the one couple I think unlike the Psy/Changeling where it focuses on different characters/couples in each book.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on February 27, 2009, 02:31:49 pm
Thanks to Has I way overspent my book budget for last month so I should really wait till the end of march but I am going to get it as soon as I can.  Glad to hear you loved it Lunasea.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on February 27, 2009, 02:34:03 pm
I was in the bookstore today and wandered around to see if it was in...of course it wasn't in that bookstore but it was in one that was too far for me to get too. What a tease. I'll pick it up later when it hits the bookstores around me. Gah.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Lyranda on February 28, 2009, 05:43:12 pm
I work at a Borders and Angels' Blood doesn't have a strict on sale date, which is why I was able to buy it immediately last Wednesday when we got it in.  Of course I had to cheat since I think all of our copies came in a cardboard dump display along with some of her Psy/Changeling books, and since that doesn't always get opened and displayed right away, I opened it up and grabbed a copy out myself.  The advantages of working at a bookstore!

I have read the Angel's Pawn ebook, I enjoyed it, but it's not really a romance, more of just a setup book with some slight romantic undertones.  You mainly get to see the interactions between vampires and one of the angels, and a little of how the Guild Hunters work.  I did enjoy the two main characters of the ebook, and hope they get their own novel in the future.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on February 28, 2009, 06:00:12 pm
I found the book today. I gave it to a friend to read first since I'm working tomorrow. I'll probably get it back from her on Monday.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Tannun on March 01, 2009, 08:20:07 am
I got my copy from Walmart couple days ago
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 02, 2009, 07:49:12 am
Envious, envious of anybody who has theirs already.  I was going to say that I'd be hitting the stores tonight to see if I can track down a copy, but that'll all depend on how much snow is still on the ground and what the roads are like.

I want my book!!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on March 02, 2009, 07:52:45 am
Im still waiting for the Book Depository to send mine- I thought they would send it straightaway especially since they had it in stock since last week. Should have ordered from amazon- but I really want this book :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on March 02, 2009, 11:45:54 am
I haz it and had to work today... :( so it is at home waiting for me to get back and open it.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 02, 2009, 11:51:54 am
*scowls enviously and throws feather pillow at e_booklover*
*sticks out tongue for good measure*

*and what the hell...throws another pillow*

*stomps around petulantly*

*gnashes teeth*

Grrrr.  Me wants.  NOW.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on March 02, 2009, 11:56:08 am
Not the only one!
I keep tracking the book depository- its been processing for 6 days now!
Amazon has completely sold out and is out of stock.
Oh well I haz Desire Unchained and the other books in my off the wagon book spluge :D

But let us know what you think once you finished E ! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on March 02, 2009, 12:05:58 pm
*giggles and catches pillows*
I certainly will let you guys know.   ;)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on March 02, 2009, 12:21:28 pm
*whimpers*

My book budget is definitely caput and you ladies are plowing though all these authors and talking about how awesome they are!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 03, 2009, 11:46:19 am
Woot!  Bought my book! 

Neener-neener!  Woot!  Woot!

Not that I can actually start READING it yet.  But still...  I have it.  It's in the car.  Even as we speak.  Shhhh!  What's that?  What's that I hear?  *cups hand behind ear and listens intently*  Oh, yeah...it's my copy of Angel's Blood...calling my name! 

Woot!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on March 03, 2009, 11:53:03 am
Well The Book Depository has sent my copy as well - so I can join in the fun!!! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on March 03, 2009, 07:47:20 pm
Well, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it. I'm no fan of the angel genre. I should have trusted in Nalini, it was fabulous. Well done!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on March 04, 2009, 04:40:56 am
Man, I am exhausted.  So much for going to bed early last night.  Angel's Blood was great!!!!  I think I lost the world for several hours until I finished the book and realized that one of my legs had gone to sleep thanks to the sleeping cat and my not moving except to turn pages  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Gwendolynn on March 04, 2009, 10:03:03 am
Angels' Blood is one of the best books I've read in the recent past.  It really fit my mood and was fun.  I've been in a book rut and this seems to have pulled me out!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 04, 2009, 10:15:23 am
I'm ALMOST finished.  I think I have about 35 pages to go.

I have to say that for me, it's not as good as all that.  Don't get me wrong, I like it.  But, I guess I wanted MORE of something.  (More passion between Raphael and Elena, I have to say.  All the reviews had me thinking that the physical side of their relationship was going to be downright incidiary, but I didn't find that to be the case.  I think her Psy/Changeling books are "hotter" in that respect.  Although don't get me wrong...I'm glad that Singh is not one of those authors who allows that aspect of the story to dominate.  Overall, I'm more interested the STORY than I am in the other stuff.)

So far, it's a strong B read for me. 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on March 05, 2009, 07:07:28 am
You have a good point, Nifty. I seemed like it would've been better to have the book as two instead of just the one. Expanded more on the characters and the growth of their relationship which did come across to me as a bit choppy. I know the next book will focus on these two again, so in that respect, we'll see more development.

I just really wanted to read about Michaela's reaction when she realized that Elena was an angel. So hopefully, we'll be able to see that in the second book.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 05, 2009, 07:29:09 am
Okay...gonna spoiler my whole post.  Don't read it if you don't want to read my impressions of the story or if you're easily influenced by such things.  (Nothing I'm writing is particularly spoilerish with regard to plot or development or the big things that happen, though.)

I finished ANGEL'S BLOOD yesterday. It was good, but ultimately it was also a disappointment for me.

I really like her Psy/Changeling series. I like the worldbuilding and characterization and the amount of sexual tension and "sizzle" she includes in her books. So that was kind of my jumping-off point going into the book. Then...there've been a TON of pre-reviews (from the ARCs) all over cyberspace, and I've searched them out and devoured them. All of them have been positively glowing, and that ratcheted up my expectations as well.

Which is why the book was a disappointment for me. It didn't live up to my expectations.

So many of the pre-reviews have talked about Raphael as being a big anti-hero, but I just didn't see that. He didn't strike me as being any more anti-hero than any other alpha-male romance novel hero out there. He's hard-edged and secretive, but he's also got his eye on the "big picture" and as such he's protective of anyone who belongs to him (be they angel, vampire, or mere mortal living in his territory). I think he's supposed to impress the reader as being "ruthless," but I just didn't get that impression. When I think "anti-hero," I think Bastien from Anne Stuart's Ice series. Raphael is powerful, but he's not an anti-hero the way, say, Bastien is. Not in my opinion, at least.

Another problem I had was the sexual content...or lack thereof!  I'm a fairly old-school romance reader. I like some sex in my stories, but I don't want the sex to overshadow the plot or the characterization. I like it when I find authors who get the balance right, who ramp up the sexual tension from page one, but don't write their characters into bed right off the bat. For me, Nalini Singh -- like, say, Linda Howard -- has always been one of those romance authors who gets it right. (As an example, Lora Leigh is someone who generally gets it wrong for me.  Her books are usually too full of sexual content.)  So I go into a Singh book with certain expectations in that area, you know?  It seemed like a lot of the pre-reviews really talked up the sexual tension between Raphael and Elena, but I just didn't see it. To me, this book had LESS sexual tension and "sizzle" than the Psy/Changeling books. There was ONE sex scene -- I think just one -- and it just didn't impress me. Judd and Brenna's big scene (from Carressed by Ice) was WAY hotter, in my opinion...and Judd was a virgin!  (And I think there was more than just the one scene in that book, also.)

Also, all the pre-reviews talked up the worldbuilding, etc. I have to say that I thought her worldbuilding here was MUCH less complex than that of the Psy/Changeling novels. The worldbuilding in Angel's Blood seemed very...surface. While the worldbuilding in the Psy/Changeling series strikes me as being more layered...deeper. And there seems to be more built-in tension in the Psy/Changeling series, not just among the three races (human/changeling/psy) but also within the ranks of those races. Like how the Psy are fracturing as a group.  The premise of Angel's Blood is certainly interesting, but I wasn't necessarily blown away by the ingenuity of it.

Don't get me wrong.  I definitely liked the book. I did. I'll keep it and re-read it and I'll buy the next one in the series. If I had never read Nalini Singh and she were a brand-new-to-me author, I would have LOVED this book, I think. There's a lot about it that's great: the premise is fresh, the characters are interesting and likeable, the writing is terrific. But I AM already a fan of Singh's work, and this book just didn't live up to my expectations of a Nalini Singh romance. It certainly didn't live up to my expectations after I'd read all the glowing pre-reviews.  Which is probably a lesson to me!
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Post by: Cerulean on March 05, 2009, 09:01:00 am
I took a chance on this and bought it a couple days ago. I'm only a few chapters in, though, so I'm not reading the spoilers. I love Singh, but the preview of the first chapter or so didn't thrill me. But I saw Patty's endorsement and saw that others really liked it, so I'm giving it a go.

Does anyone know if Patty's endorsement was actually for this book or for her Psi-Changeling series? Sometimes they'll be tricky and do that.
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Post by: Has on March 05, 2009, 09:03:54 am
I think its for this book- because Nalini at her blog mentioned it I think.
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Post by: Cerulean on March 05, 2009, 09:50:00 pm
Wow - it's 1:50 am and I just finished Angels' Blood. I loved it! I'm sooo glad I bought it! And now it's waay past my bedtime ...
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on March 11, 2009, 07:01:56 pm
I picked up the little novella, Angel's Pawn. Not a bad story...didn't really set up the background for Angel's Blood though but an interesting little read.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on March 19, 2009, 01:23:47 pm
The cover is up for her November Psy/Changeling book Blaze of Memory  Check it out, http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/ (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)  I think it looks great!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CandyAss on March 20, 2009, 07:57:55 pm
The cover is up for her November Psy/Changeling book Blaze of Memory  Check it out, http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/ (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)  I think it looks great!

umm, it's okay, not my fav.  I like those covers being more animalistic, this would not intrigue me if I was book browsing
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Post by: Nifty on March 29, 2009, 12:55:54 pm
Maybe it's less "animalistic" because the hero (depicted on the cover) is part psy/part human (I think...if I remember correctly).

I never really love any of her covers, honestly.  They're okay, but they don't grab me, necessarily.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CandyAss on March 30, 2009, 07:38:34 pm
Maybe it's less "animalistic" because the hero (depicted on the cover) is part psy/part human (I think...if I remember correctly).

Yeah I think you're right, he is like a cop or something...
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Jenn on April 08, 2009, 04:12:28 am
I love the Psy/Changling books and I am halfway through Angel's Blood. Is it just me or do the angels reminded anyone else of the Goa'ulds in the Stargate series?
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Post by: Cerulean on April 08, 2009, 07:54:29 pm
I think that's just you :) Seriously though, how do you mean? I don't see it.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on April 08, 2009, 10:17:21 pm
I love the Psy/Changling books and I am halfway through Angel's Blood. Is it just me or do the angels reminded anyone else of the Goa'ulds in the Stargate series?

 :o huh?
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Post by: Jenn on April 09, 2009, 04:00:25 am
LOL

It's the whole long life, looking down on humans to control and use. Their attitude is what reminds me of them. How they become less compassionate, more cold as they live longer. LOL. It was what I was thinking when I was reading the book. Good book!
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Post by: CheeseBK on April 09, 2009, 04:15:10 am
LOL

It's the whole long life, looking down on humans to control and use. Their attitude is what reminds me of them. How they become less compassionate, more cold as they live longer. LOL. It was what I was thinking when I was reading the book. Good book!

ah. okay. well, that makes sense, somehow. I was thinking like: what? goa'uld? parasite thingy and winged angel? ALIKE?
but now I understand what you mean ;)
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Post by: Has on April 09, 2009, 05:03:18 am
Dont forget the glowing eyes - campy taste in clothes and the possessed voice thingy :D

But I agree with you about the lack of empathy and coldness thing - but I suppose if you are a long lived being and powerful I suppose they would appear and become that way. Its like Doctor Manhanttan in the Watchmen graphic novel- he definitely morphed into that even though he is naked and BLUE ;D
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Post by: CheeseBK on April 09, 2009, 05:15:51 am
Dont forget the glowing eyes - campy taste in clothes and the possessed voice thingy :D

But I agree with you about the lack of empathy and coldness thing - but I suppose if you are a long lived being and powerful I suppose they would appear and become that way. Its like Doctor Manhanttan in the Watchmen graphic novel- he definitely morphed into that even though he is naked and BLUE ;D

THAT reminds me of the movie. nekkid blue man. ALL. THE. TIME. *shakes head* not my cup of tea.

But I think you're right on the lack of empathy thing. if you're so removed from the realm of humanity, why show compassion and care? the humans will just die anyway before you even really notice.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on April 09, 2009, 05:25:43 am
But the big blue guy had a huge ding although it was Blue - it was kinda hypnotic - okay back on topic ;D

Theres a Psy novella in Must Love Hellhounds I forgotten who the character is going to be featured but thought you guys like a heads up!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on April 09, 2009, 10:31:01 am
But the big blue guy had a huge ding although it was Blue - it was kinda hypnotic - okay back on topic ;D

Theres a Psy novella in Must Love Hellhounds I forgotten who the character is going to be featured but thought you guys like a heads up!

I know about that short story. can't wait. i know it must seem as if I'm only obsessing about ilona andrews' story right now, but i'm able to multi-obsess ;)

and the blue guy was very strange. i kept thinking of a smurf on steroids. *shakes head*
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Post by: charmed on April 09, 2009, 02:54:03 pm
I'm straying off topic here  :o , but, when I see big blue man, I think Barinthus from the Merry Gentry books by LKH. :D I haven't seen or read the Watchmen so my reference point is different. :D

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming :)
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Post by: Has on April 09, 2009, 02:58:19 pm
Charmed check out the lol thread in a few mins- ;)
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Post by: charmed on April 09, 2009, 02:59:09 pm
Will do :D
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Post by: Cerulean on April 10, 2009, 12:34:42 pm
Okay, I see that some. I think the same can be said of any long-lived race we see in books. 'Been there, done that, don't care much anymore' attitude.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on July 06, 2009, 06:09:13 pm
Hit two different bookstores today -- three, if you count Target -- looking for a copy of BRANDED BY FIRE.  Official release date is tomorrow.  I was hoping I'd get lucky.  I didn't.   :(  I'm sooooo looking forward to this book!
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Post by: CandyAss on July 11, 2009, 01:07:12 pm
Great book, hope you found it :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on July 11, 2009, 07:09:46 pm
I read it and really liked it.  Of the six books in the series, it's probably my third favorite.  At least right now.  Maybe if I re-read them the order would change.

Carressed by Ice is my favorite.  Then Slave to Sensation.  Then Branded by Fire.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on July 13, 2009, 08:45:50 pm
I liked Branded by Fire - I really like both Mercy & Riley. It looks like she introduced a new animal grouping - I'm curious to see what happens there in subsequent books.

I'm really curious about the change of "heart"/tactics, anyway, about Nikita towards Sasha and what other interesting news the book will show. I'm guessing that the Psy X variant is something we haven't seen before. It looks like it'll present quite a challenge to what's-her-face and Hawke.
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Post by: e_booklover on July 18, 2009, 06:44:57 pm
I bought it on my drive.  Was going to read it once my stuff was delivered.  My youngest sister devoured the others in the series and took my un-opened copy back to California with her when she left :(  I haz to buy a new copy now cuz I wants to read it!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: e_booklover on July 20, 2009, 05:46:48 pm
She has a great Q&A thread on her blog now.  It is full of spoilers for both the Psy/Changeling series and the Guild Hunter series.  If you are not into spoilers then please avoid.  I warned you... >D http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/ (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on July 21, 2009, 09:03:34 am
The spoilers are only if you haven't read Branded by Fire or Angels' Blood. If you've read them, no spoilers. 
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Post by: mjt_3 on July 30, 2009, 04:30:49 am
I have just finished BBF and I loved it, of course. The psy/changeling series in my humble opinion never disappoints!
Angels Blood is also a major winner for me and I can't wait to read more in this excellent series!!!
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Post by: Cerulean on July 31, 2009, 09:29:18 am
It looks like the next Angels book will continue with the two leads from Angels' Blood in Archangel's Kiss. Nalini has the cover up on her site. Very cool
cover here (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_o7DThJc09bE/Sm5ZQvsuL3I/AAAAAAAABZw/uyUdj06MAGg/s1600-h/Archangel%27s+Kiss+-+Small.jpg)
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Post by: e_booklover on July 31, 2009, 11:48:57 am
It is a lovely cover!
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Post by: Nifty on August 06, 2009, 04:31:28 pm
I like that cover better than the one for Angel's Blood.

While I didn't LOVE Angel's Blood, I did enjoy it a lot and I'm really looking forward to the next in the series. 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on August 27, 2009, 05:21:47 am
Just a headsup guys- this was hightlighted in twitter but someone who shares the same name as Nalini's has a book out on Kindle.
Its not from Nalini.
http://www.amazon.com/review/R31FEWA6E7MD6O/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B002JM0LOM&nodeID=133140011#wasThisHelpful

I think this is a pretty cheap shot of the author especially since there is no warning to state in the blurb that its NOT the Nalini of the Psy/Changeling series or to change her name abit :S
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on August 27, 2009, 09:19:05 pm
I thought you can't use the same name?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on August 28, 2009, 01:59:08 am
You can, there are a few authors with similar names but usually its in a different genre or there is additions i.e where there is an initial. This person knew what she was doing especially since Nalini Singh isnt exactly common and if she had any integrity would have said in her self written blurb to point that out.
She's definitely done this to cash in on the name recognition.
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Post by: ArtAngel on September 01, 2009, 09:51:07 am
Have you guys read Must Love Hellhounds yet? Angel's Judgement is Nalini's short story in it and it rocks! It really shows some background on the Sara and her husband Deacon. It's about when they meet.
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Post by: e_booklover on September 01, 2009, 05:57:31 pm
Can't wait to read it!
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Post by: Cerulean on September 03, 2009, 09:38:00 am
It's up next on my Kindle :)
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Post by: e_booklover on September 03, 2009, 05:38:06 pm
I have read 3 of 4 stories so far.  Two are tied for my favorites.  One of the two is Angel's Judgement :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on September 08, 2009, 08:18:02 am
Nalini has posted a deleted scene from Branded by Fire!

http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/
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Post by: e_booklover on September 08, 2009, 07:48:06 pm
*snicker*  >D Very fun scene...
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Post by: Cerulean on September 11, 2009, 07:27:04 am
I really liked Nalini's story in the Must Love Hellhounds anthology. I'd wondered about those two ;) Good stuff - and now I can't wait to read the next Angels book!
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Post by: CheeseBK on September 16, 2009, 09:45:13 pm
I really liked Nalini's story in the Must Love Hellhounds anthology. I'd wondered about those two ;) Good stuff - and now I can't wait to read the next Angels book!
me too! glad we got to read their story.
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Post by: lacrima on September 17, 2009, 03:08:22 am
I liked Angels Judgement very much. It got me hooked on the Guild Hunter series. Now I'm waiting for 'Angels' Blood' to arrive... :)
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Post by: Kate on September 17, 2009, 06:12:51 am
At this point, I'll take ANYTHING Nalini wants to give me. 9)

I blame Ilona Andrews for this. I'd never have picked up Singh's books if Ilona hadn't suggested them.  ;D
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Post by: charmed on September 17, 2009, 02:06:58 pm
Well, I read the short story in "Must Love Hellhounds" and enjoyed it very much. Sigh, now another author to keep track of. :P
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on September 17, 2009, 04:34:45 pm
At this point, I'll take ANYTHING Nalini wants to give me. 9)

I blame Ilona Andrews for this. I'd never have picked up Singh's books if Ilona hadn't suggested them.  ;D

Ditto! It's all Ilona's fault! And my Ilona addiction is all Cheese and Has' fault so I guess that means that my Nalini addiction is their faul too  ;D
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Post by: Kate on September 17, 2009, 05:13:56 pm
Art, I started reading Ilona b/c Patricia Briggs had a quote on her first book. So I guess Nalini is all Dear Author Patty's fault then. LOL
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Post by: CheeseBK on September 17, 2009, 10:31:30 pm
At this point, I'll take ANYTHING Nalini wants to give me. 9)

I blame Ilona Andrews for this. I'd never have picked up Singh's books if Ilona hadn't suggested them.  ;D

Ditto! It's all Ilona's fault! And my Ilona addiction is all Cheese and Has' fault so I guess that means that my Nalini addiction is their faul too  ;D

excellent (delivered in burns-tone, followed by evil laugh)

 >D
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Post by: Has on October 01, 2009, 12:53:23 pm
Nalini is going to do an informal meetup in London on Sunday- i hope I can attend but here is the details
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2009/10/coffee-in-london-on-sunday.html
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Post by: Has on October 04, 2009, 12:42:22 pm
Blog post about the meetup Ying and I had with Nalini and a few tweeples!
Had great fun! :D

http://www.thebookpushers.com/2009/10/wheeeeeeeeee-bookpushers-had-meetup.html
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Post by: charmed on October 05, 2009, 02:58:39 pm
ooo, lucky you :)
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Post by: Ellyll on October 05, 2009, 03:13:01 pm
Love the pics, Has.  :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on October 08, 2009, 02:52:16 pm
Awww...  I went to see the pictures and read all about it, but evidently I'm not on the "invited" list.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on October 08, 2009, 02:56:19 pm
Awww...  I went to see the pictures and read all about it, but evidently I'm not on the "invited" list.

Way off topics here, but...

when did they implement that? It used to be completely open. Anyone could read but you did have to be logged in to Blogger or Google to post.
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Post by: e_booklover on October 08, 2009, 07:15:11 pm
It should be working.  We changed the template today so that might have caused a few glitches.  Here is the link to the home page http://www.thebookpushers.com/ (http://www.thebookpushers.com/) and just to get back on topic ;)  here is the link to the meet up with Nalini Singh http://www.thebookpushers.com/2009/10/wheeeeeeeeee-bookpushers-had-meetup.html (http://www.thebookpushers.com/2009/10/wheeeeeeeeee-bookpushers-had-meetup.html).  Hope that works.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on October 09, 2009, 11:16:04 am
Really sorry about that guys :(
But everything is back up with a better shiny layout and to get back on track :P

Who cant wait for Blaze of Memory? :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on October 20, 2009, 08:27:01 am
Just two more weeks until the next Psy/Changeling story!  I'm not particularly stoked about this character or his story, but I ejoy the overall storyline, so I'm happy for another dose of wolves and leopards.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on October 20, 2009, 08:48:02 am
I'm happy for another dose of wolves and leopards.

 bOuNcY   me too, me too  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on October 20, 2009, 10:15:12 am
Is Dev Santos the leader of the non-psy group? I'm trying to remember who he is?  ???
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on October 20, 2009, 10:47:42 am
He heads up the Shine (? I think that's what it's called) Foundation...that foundation that tracks all those kids who are the "Forgotten."  Most of the kids have psy somewhere in their family tree.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on October 20, 2009, 11:34:45 am
Yeah, that's the one I was talking about. Well, yeah, he's not my fave, but I have faith in Nalini. ;)
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Post by: e_booklover on October 20, 2009, 07:07:58 pm
Ohh Ohh 2 weeks! *excited*
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Post by: e_booklover on November 01, 2009, 12:47:57 pm
Excerpt from Archangel's Kiss is up!  WOW!!! http://www.nalinisingh.com/archangel.html (http://www.nalinisingh.com/archangel.html)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on November 01, 2009, 01:13:14 pm
This series is not "Wow!" for me, but I AM looking forward to the next book.  Thanks for the link to the excerpt.  :)  It'll be interesting to see how Elena and Raphael's relationship develops.  I can understand his statement that she's not his equal, despite her wings, and that she is his...his possession.  But considering that they have an emotional connection, there needs to be some parity between them.
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Post by: e_booklover on November 01, 2009, 01:24:41 pm
Wow was the excerpt ;).  I agree with you that there needs to be some parity and I am very curious to see how Nalini will handle it. 
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Post by: Nifty on November 01, 2009, 01:33:35 pm
Wow was the excerpt ;).  I agree with you that there needs to be some parity and I am very curious to see how Nalini will handle it. 

Me, too.  I have faith that there will be some progress toward that parity in the upcoming book, even if they don't really achieve it. (After all, there's one more book planned after this one, right?)

Reminds me a little of the Tiger and Del series by Jennifer Roberson, except that in that series, the characters weren't STARTING from place of such great disparity as Raphael and Elena.  But sexism and male/female disparity was a main theme of the Tiger and Del series, and especially during the first three books, we watched their relationship slowly come to meet on equal ground.
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Post by: e_booklover on November 01, 2009, 05:05:59 pm
There are more books planned.  I don't remember if they will all center around Raphael and Elena or if other characters come to the front.  It is interesting with the disparity even though Elena was the best at her profession.
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Post by: Nifty on November 06, 2009, 11:28:39 am
I'm about 116 pages into Blaze of Memory. I  AM liking it...but nothing has happened. It's slow-going.  I read a couple pages...then put the book down and go do something else.  Then read a couple more...then walk away again.

One observation I've made to myself as I've been reading is that I think that the Psy heroines feel the same to me.   It's not that they're interchangeable.  They do seem disctinct.  But there's also a broad streak of "common" where they're concered.  Sascha, Faith, Shaya, Katya...there's something kind of needy and uber-vulnerable about them. Something childlike in a way. It feels a little icky to me, to be honest. Not "in your face" icky, but like...an undertone of icky.

(And an additional observation is that they grow out of that neediness and vulnerability as they spend time with their changeling mates.)

I was thinking about why they would all seem this way to me, and I think it has to do with the "rebirth" they experience as each of them is introduced to emotions for the first time. That's probably what gives them that childlike quality. But all that wide-eyed wonder and the veneer of "Ooooh....shiny!" grates on my nerves just a bit.

I like the changeling women better:  Mercy, Indigo, Brenna.... They feel like WOMEN. Fully formed...fully functional. I am woman; hear me ROAR!!   Sienna is the only psy-woman who felt like that to me from the very beginning.  Maybe it's because of how young she was when she was brought into the pack?  Except even from the beginning, Sienna seemed to lack the childlike demeanor of the other psy heroines.

But at the moment, Katya is just so effing helpless and innocent and vulnerable and wounded that it's annoying me.  There's something pathetic about her.  (I understand it.  I'd be pretty pathetic, too, if I'd spent the last several months being mentally and physically tortured, and then suddenly let loose into a world of sensory and emotional stimulation.  But still...it's grating on my nerves.)  Does she grow a backbone any time soon?


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Post by: Kate on November 06, 2009, 01:06:54 pm
I'm reading on the Kindle, so I have a hard time equating to page numbers. I think I'm probably farther than 116, though. She does gain a certain amount of backbone.

But I see what you're saying about the female Psy. I'd be curious to see if that trend continues.
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Post by: Nifty on November 08, 2009, 04:18:23 pm
Finished Blaze of Memory.  Can't say that I really enjoyed it overall.  I found it to be a slow, rather ponderous read, and now that it's finished and behind me (by no more than a few hours), I am really struggling to remember much about the book.   What happened in it?  It was just kind of boring...seemed like nothing much happened and it also seemed like the book was really just one prolonged foreplay and (rather tepid) sex scene.

I'm still loving the series, and it was great to see some of the changelings, especially the kids -- Keenan and Noor.  (Who are not, I realize, Changelings, but they're part of the pack.)  Judd makes a brief appearance, and that was great too.  But overall, I just didn't feel a sense of connection with any of the "main" characters in this book, and this installment is my first disappointment where this series is concerned.
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Post by: Kate on November 08, 2009, 05:17:12 pm
I felt kind of the same, Nifty. I found myself really happy when it would segue over to one of the characters from the previous books, like Judd or Lucas and Sasha. I think there's some overall plot continuation here, I just had a harder time getting into the characters.
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Post by: Nifty on November 08, 2009, 05:28:20 pm
It's hard for me to put my finger on what bugged me about the book.  It just seemed to lack the vitality and energy and action and tension that I'm accustomed to with this series.  It was so...bland.  Boring.  Meh.   Not BAD.  I honestly don't think Singh could write a BAD book.  But this one felt extraordinarily skippable.

Which is not to say that I'm not still hooked on this series. I most definitely am!  Can't wait for the next book!  But yeah...this one just didn't do anything for me.
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Post by: e_booklover on November 19, 2009, 05:29:27 pm
I enjoyed this installment. To me it was fascinating to get a deeper glimpse into the Forgotten and how their Shadownet seems similar to the DarkRiver net.  I loved seeing Jude in action.  I also thought it was interesting seeing how Dev appeared to have the ability to almost become a Silenced Psy.  I also think I am a bit closer to discovering who the Ghost is :D.  Can't wait for the next one!   
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Post by: Has on December 26, 2009, 12:00:15 pm
Good news for Hawke fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

His book is slated for 2011 and I would be very very surprised if Sienna isnt his heroine although I am open to another mate :D
http://www.nalinisingh.com/
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Post by: Nifty on December 26, 2009, 02:11:02 pm
That's good news about Hawke!  Woot!
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Post by: e_booklover on December 29, 2009, 04:59:53 pm
Yay more Hawke :D
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Post by: lilliana on January 31, 2010, 10:35:11 am
I just finished Archangel's Kiss. WOW! It's beautifully written - dark, dangerous, stunning, mesmerizing, erotic, and enthralling to the very end. I loved it!  :D
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Post by: Piper on January 31, 2010, 03:41:51 pm
How did you all get already?? :o I am so jealous!! ;) I want that book now!!
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Post by: lilliana on February 01, 2010, 04:43:31 am
I came upon it at B-A-M. Sometimes they put new releases out early. However, I do feel guilty buying books before the release date. (but I guess I dont feel guilty enough  :-whistle )
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Post by: Has on February 01, 2010, 05:08:49 am
I am going to put spoilers -

But I think this book was much better than Angel's Blood and it was more focussed on the romance and the mystery/intrigue was also twisty. I am also looking forward to Elena's experiences as an Angel especially when she gets back to New York. And I wonder what lijuan has under her sleave and I think there is more to her sister's murder and mother's suicide I think.
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Post by: lilliana on February 01, 2010, 05:31:18 am
I really loved Archangle's Kiss and I agree with you Has...

I enjoyed this book more than Angel's Blood. I really liked how much emphasis she put on Elena and Raphael's relationship and how they were still trying to get to know and trust each other. Like you, I'm looking forward to Elena being in New York as an Angel Hunter. I love how Elena is making Raphael a little bit more human. They are so good for each other.  :-LOVE
It took me a minute to realize that her mother committed suicide. It wasnt mentioned in the first book and when she went to the funeral for just her sisters I was confused. I thought Slater killed her mother too. I was shocked and so sad for Elena when I found out she did committ suicide. I have a feeling there is someone else behind her family being murdered and Slater was a pawn.
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Post by: Has on February 01, 2010, 05:37:24 am
Yep I agree and I think that father knows something about that- I suspect that her being a hunter has to be the key and that might be why he was so adamant on her not becoming one. Maybe her mother was the same?


And on another note- The Bookpushers site has an interview with Nalini and a giveaway of AK :D
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Post by: lilliana on February 01, 2010, 05:43:02 am
Oh cool! I will check that out, thanks!  :D
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Post by: Piper on February 01, 2010, 05:52:29 am
Must stay strong!! Keep away from the spoilers!! Eeek. I need to run and hide!! :-\
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Post by: lilliana on February 01, 2010, 05:56:51 am
Stay strong! Its well worth the wait!  :D
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Post by: Elle on February 01, 2010, 07:54:53 am
I'm really looking forward to this one...it's out this week isn't it?
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Post by: lilliana on February 01, 2010, 07:55:44 am
comes out tomorrow
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Post by: Has on February 01, 2010, 08:08:40 am
Its very very good!!!
I think this series might surpass the Psy/changeling books :D
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Post by: Piper on February 01, 2010, 09:03:29 am
OMG!!!!! I just remembered I work tomorrow!!! :-' I was looking forward to hiding in my room and reading all day! Bloody hell!! I don't think I like this working thing. :P I will have to run to the book store at lunch!!
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Post by: Has on February 01, 2010, 11:29:27 am
:(
You can always dedicate your evening to read it :D And I can say for sure that you will pull an all nighter ;D
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Post by: gryphon340 on February 01, 2010, 12:04:44 pm
" Hostage to Pleasure" sounds like BSMD book.
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Post by: Has on February 01, 2010, 12:43:42 pm
LOL
Well there isn't much of that but it is smexy!
Another interview with Nalini- :)
http://calliopedomain.blogspot.com/
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Post by: e_booklover on February 01, 2010, 05:44:36 pm
" Hostage to Pleasure" sounds like BSMD book.

LOL No I don't remember that in the book  >D
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Post by: Piper on February 01, 2010, 07:44:52 pm
:(
You can always dedicate your evening to read it :D And I can say for sure that you will pull an all nighter ;D


lol!! I am already planing on that!! I do get my nephew at 5:30 am on Wednesday. Lets hope he and my 3yr old take long naps!! I have a feeling I am going to join them!! ;)
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Post by: Pfefferminztee on February 04, 2010, 12:47:28 am
Yeah, I've just finished Archangel's Kiss and it is fantastic!
I really like the way Elena's and Raphael's relationship develops. And the smex, I like the smex.  ;D
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Post by: Elle on February 04, 2010, 08:21:30 am
The problem with having read it is now I want to read more about Raphael and Elena. I think that may be a year at least before we see the third installment.  :-' It was a fantastic read, sexy and violent, but very emotional as well. I'm glad we get both POV otherwise Raphael would be too much of enigma. Fabulous world building. So have we met all the Seven? I need to go back and check.
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Post by: lilliana on February 04, 2010, 08:32:54 am
The problem with having read it is now I want to read more about Raphael and Elena. I think that may be a year at least before we see the third installment.  :-' It was a fantastic read, sexy and violent, but very emotionally subtle. Fabulous world building. So have we met all the Seven? I need to go back and check.

That's an excellent question. I think we have... Illium, Dimitri, Jason, Venom, 2 other angles, and one other Vampire - Ack, I dont have my book so I cant remember their names.  :-\

Who's does the Vampire with the tiger eyes belong to?


Edit: Added spoiler black outs



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Post by: Elle on February 04, 2010, 08:59:15 am
Someone probably knows them all...pulling out the book

The Seven

Angels
1. Illium(Bluebell)
2. Jason
3. Aodhan
4. Galen

Vampires
5. Dmitri
6. Venom
7. Naasir


Tiger Eyes? I can't find that one. lilliana, hopefully someone will find the answer for us! :D

lacrima for the win! I threw spoiler tags on just in case.
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Post by: lacrima on February 04, 2010, 09:02:36 am
Naasir is the one you´re missing
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Post by: lilliana on February 04, 2010, 09:03:37 am
Naasir is the one you´re missing

Is the the one that Elena described having the Tiger Eyes - seen taking blood from an Angel?
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Post by: lacrima on February 04, 2010, 09:04:44 am
Yes, he is...
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Post by: Elle on February 04, 2010, 09:08:00 am
Excellent!! Thanks lacrima! Now it won't bug me for the rest of the day.  :-whistle

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Post by: lilliana on February 04, 2010, 09:13:52 am
Thanks Lacrima!  :D


I have to be honest, I had a hard time keeping up with who was who in the Cadre of Ten. I had to keep going back and reading to make sure I was following correctly. It got a bit confusing when they were trying to name suspects. Then I realized that some of them they were naming were just Angels not Archangels.

Edit: Add spoiler blackout
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Post by: Kate on February 04, 2010, 09:51:47 am
Should I print out that list under the spoilers before I start reading the book this weekend? ;D
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Post by: lilliana on February 04, 2010, 09:59:24 am
Should I print out that list under the spoilers before I start reading the book this weekend? ;D

Did you look already?
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Post by: SweetSensation on February 04, 2010, 10:50:41 am
I really liked this one. The world building was awesome, as usual for Singh.
I hope we see more of little Sam. I just loved the scene where Elena went to angel school with all the little ones. Also are Galen and the teacher of the young angels( totally forgot her name, I know it starts with a J) a couple?
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Post by: Kate on February 04, 2010, 10:51:23 am
No. Since I haven't read the book, I haven't been looking at any spoilers. But if that one will be helpful, I will. ;) I'm reading it on Kindle. The one main drawback to that is that it's hard to flip back and forth to go back and look for previously stated info.
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Post by: Has on February 04, 2010, 10:55:13 am
LOL
I think we may need to start a fact sheet - though
I do know that Nalini is working on book 3 right now. It will focus on Elena and Raphael but she has stated that she will also concentrate on other characters too including Elena's friends
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Post by: lilliana on February 04, 2010, 11:04:01 am
 :D I agree, a fact sheet would be useful. There are lots of different characters to keep up with. Plus, I'm really bad with names.

@Kate - I dont think its necessary to read the spoiler just yet. I would wait...  ;)

Ooh, I want more of Ransom in book 3
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Post by: white_unicorn on February 04, 2010, 02:42:23 pm
okay. I haven't read the previous posts but I will... maybe tommorow... >D

I got stuck with Nalini Singh after reading her short story in Must Love Hellhounds and went off and read Angel's Blood... Raphael.... I don't know... he.... has that kind of hard love going on and... well... I have to wait to read Archangel's Kiss (the 1st chapter was too much a temptation)

But I wanted to write about the Psy/Changelings series that I found and read without stop last week till last night (going with 2 hours sleep in the morning is not easy!)
And I am soooo caught up with Hawke I was doing the Happy dance today when I read his book will be out on 2011... can't wait for it because... God can't be that cruel and the author most probably wi;; torture him before his happy ending....

I love Sascha and Lucas, Mine to Posses and Blaze of Memory had me crying hard... and I would suggest them to anyone interested in Changelings and a future-based urban fantasy....

As someone wrote for one of those books... "I would love to live in that world" and I have to put in.... If only I wasn't a Psy and I was close to those Leopards.... I am finding my self more... aligned to the cats than the wolves but Hawke.... I'd love to meet him any day....

 bOuNcY and now I need to wait for my wallet to get some euros for Archangel's Kiss and the next Psy/Changeling's book. O)
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Post by: e_booklover on February 04, 2010, 07:01:21 pm
Ooh those spoilers make me really want to get and read the book.  Hopefully this weekend!
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Post by: Nifty on February 05, 2010, 08:12:05 am
I'm about 85 pages into ARCHANGEL'S KISS and am liking it MUCH more than ANGEL'S BLOOD.  It wasn't that Angel's Blood was a bad book for me.  It was a good book.  But I let myself get too excited for it.  All the reviews were SO uber-glowing that I expected to be utterly and completely blown away.  And I wasn't.  So the book was a bit of a disappointment.  (Oh, okay...it was a crushing disappointment.) 

With this one, I steadfastly refused to read any "pre-reviews" -- that came out before the sale date -- and maybe that has bolstered my enjoyment of it.  Plus, I'm really enjoying the more in-depth look into Raphael and Elena's pasts and character.
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Post by: Nifty on February 06, 2010, 02:48:25 pm
Okay, just finished ARCHANGEL'S KISS and I liked it better than ANGEL'S BLOOD. Maybe staying away from the "pre-reviews" helped. Dunno. I liked seeing Elena have to re-learn her body and skills. Too often in PNR, authors give their characters more and more power until they transform into omnipotent caricatures. But here, Singh gave Elena new powers, but ALSO new limitations: she's no longer the strongest or fastest, and she has to learn how to maneuver around her wings. Loved the development of the relationship between Raphael and Elena. In the previous book, I was willing to buy their love, but it was a blind sort of acceptance. Here, we see them relating to each other as PARTNERS, with mutual respect and trust. Big thumbs up. Also a big thumbs up for the amped-up sizzle factor! Yay!

The weakness of the book for me was the very ending, the final chapters/scenes with Lijuan. Rather anticlimactic. It almost seemed like Singh ran out of "room" -- like page- or word-count limits had forced her to severely edit those final scenes.


Very much looking forward to the next book. I hope it continues to focus on E&R, as I think they have more story to tell. I like the Seven and want to learn more about them, but I'm not keen to see each of them given his own romance, a la the BDB.
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Post by: Has on February 06, 2010, 03:18:41 pm
The next book or so will definitely focus on Elena and Raphael. But I think Nalini is going to write about the side characters like Ransom and Illium.
I totally agree with you about the focus of the romance - it def cemented their love story and it made it more real too. I think the thing with Lijuan is going to be an ongoing plotline for the next few books its like layers of an onion. I also think the relationship had to be focused on more which was needed but I think in book 3 will see a good balance of romance and plots!
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Post by: Nifty on February 06, 2010, 03:36:31 pm
I like Illium.  I guess I like all the guys.  Illium feels more "known" to me, since he's had a lot of pages in both books.

I'm creating a spreadsheet to help me track the characters.  There are so many, and sometimes I lose track of who is who. 
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Post by: Elle on February 06, 2010, 05:31:17 pm
Good idea, Nifty. It was a bit confusing but less so than a lot of other books I've read with lots of characters so kudos to Nalini!

I also loved how this was a transitional book and Elena wasn't all super-powered up and the best angel EVA! I like this one more than Angel's Blood.
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Post by: lilliana on February 08, 2010, 05:18:49 am
I  :-LOVE Illium. I hope he finds love again.

I have already created my fact sheet with the Cadre of Seven and Ten Archangels. :D Keeping up with the Archangels was a bit confusing for me. So, I will be prepared for the next book.  ;)

Elle - You are so right. It was refreshing to see Elena learn to be an Angel and not becoming a super hero right away. That transition helped strengthen the trust between Raphael and Elena. Elena had to choose to rely on Raphael for help when she needed it. And Raphael had to learn to trust that Elena was not completely helpless.

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Post by: Kate on February 09, 2010, 12:38:45 pm
Sigh. Finally finished it.  :-LOVE I agree with almost everything that everyone said, and have one more thing to add:

I found it really intriguing that Illium's requested choice of gift for Elena -- a blade and sheath -- which caused Raphael to be sooooo angry with him... was kind of suggested by Elena herself, during that bet with him. It was a small detail, but I thought it pointed out how much she has to learn about angel politics, and Raphael in general, that she didn't foresee the symbolism of a blade and sheath being sexual and therefore upsetting to Raphael. I'm very much looking forward to the next, and to finding out more about some of the other angels -- like everyone, I want to know more about Illium (I assume he's the next candidate to become arch-angel?), but I was also very intrigued by Aobhon's untold story. To be honest, I was also kind of glad that Dmitri got shipped off fairly early in the story. His constant antagonism of Elena is a little one-note to me.
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Post by: Pendle on February 15, 2010, 10:30:05 am
Look at that. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_o7DThJc09bE/S3W-db8Id2I/AAAAAAAABx0/rJjB7-jVx5k/s1600-h/BONDSOFJUSTICE-Small.jpg
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Post by: Cerulean on February 15, 2010, 12:47:10 pm
Look at that. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_o7DThJc09bE/S3W-db8Id2I/AAAAAAAABx0/rJjB7-jVx5k/s1600-h/BONDSOFJUSTICE-Small.jpg
Neato
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Post by: MinnChica on February 15, 2010, 01:22:08 pm
I think that cover just might be my favorite so far!
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Post by: e_booklover on February 16, 2010, 01:03:51 pm
That is a really neat cover.   bOuNcY
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Post by: white_unicorn on February 19, 2010, 09:30:05 am
love that cover... the tatoo is just awesome.... :D
one more book to be bought.... oh well....  :-whistle
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Post by: MinnChica on February 19, 2010, 09:38:30 am
I can't wait until November. I'm dying to know who she is going to put with Indigo!!  :)
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Post by: white_unicorn on February 19, 2010, 12:28:58 pm
I'm itching for Hawke's story but Ria's story in the anthology with Angela Knight will be as welcome....  >Dthose broken ear drums have to be interesting reading material

But Indigo is also too interesting.... >D bOuNcY
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Post by: e_booklover on February 19, 2010, 12:41:04 pm
ooh White_unicorn I forgot about those...  >D
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Post by: MinnChica on February 22, 2010, 11:41:52 am
I can't wait for Indigo's story. I'm soo excited to see who her hero is going to be. I love story female s!*ters like Mercy and Indigo!  :D
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Post by: Pendle on February 22, 2010, 02:03:17 pm
Do you think it's Drew for Indigo? I can't think of any other unmated wolves.
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Post by: MinnChica on February 22, 2010, 02:32:15 pm
I think it probably will be. Nalini already confirmed that it was a shifter, and I thought she said somewhere that it was someone we already know "well". So my guess is it's probably Drew. There aren't any other single shifters that we know really well.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on March 10, 2010, 04:55:31 pm
Nalini posted a snippet from the next Guild Hunter book!

http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/03/writing-guild-hunter-3.html
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Post by: Vic on March 11, 2010, 10:14:44 am
Thanks for the heads up - it was way too short but delicious!
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Post by: CheeseBK on March 11, 2010, 11:02:12 pm
love the cover *nods*

thanks for the snippet-link, has!
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Post by: lilliana on March 12, 2010, 04:38:24 am
*Sigh* That was a nice little teaser. I can't wait for the next book.  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on April 13, 2010, 05:25:35 am
I just started reading the PSY-Changeling series and I love it.  :-LOVE I am going to start Caressed by Ice today. And I just put in an order at Amazon for the next four books. I'm addicted! However, I was highly disappointed when I looked on Nalini's site to see that Hawke's book doesn't come out until next year.  :( That man is divine! I read some of the the past posts and I agree...I bet Hawke's mate will be Sienna. I haven't gotten that far into the series yet but it seemed obvious to me by book 2. Anyway, I'm so glad I FINALLY decided to read these books.  :D :-LOVE :D
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Post by: Kate on April 13, 2010, 06:39:32 am
Lilliana, if you're like most of the rest of us, Caressed by Ice will be the favorite. I've read all of them now, and that is still my number 1 of all of them! Woof. Jud.
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Post by: lilliana on April 18, 2010, 02:53:59 pm
I really enjoyed Brenna and Judd's story. Mmmm, Judd!  :-LOVE I just finished Mine to Possess. With the mixed reviews, I didn't know what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. Tally was a spit fire with a good heart. I thought Tally and Clay's story was sweet. Now I'm about to start reading Hostage of Pleasure...yum Dorian!  :-LOVE I think of a young Brad Pitt from Legends of the Fall when I think of him.
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Post by: charmed on April 18, 2010, 03:30:37 pm
I'm @2/3 of the way through Angel's Blood. I don't love it but I like it. Has, for shame! Why didn't you tell me about Illium?! You know me and Big, blue supernatural men ;) :P
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Post by: Has on April 19, 2010, 04:38:44 am
Ohhhh Bluebell :D

But it would have spoiled the surprise - also Archangel's Kiss is a much better book - focuses more on the romance and there iz Bluebell!!
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Post by: lilliana on April 19, 2010, 04:42:59 am
I agree. I really enjoyed Angel's Blood but I LOVED Archangel's Kiss. Mmmm, Bluebell, I adore him.  :-LOVE  :D

I would love a short story for Illium.  :)
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Post by: charmed on April 19, 2010, 07:37:40 am
I LOVE THE NICKNAME BLUEBELL :D well, I guess I need to go find the next book :P
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on April 19, 2010, 07:51:00 am
I agree. I really enjoyed Angel's Blood but I LOVED Archangel's Kiss. Mmmm, Bluebell, I adore him.  :-LOVE  :D

I would love a short story for Illium.  :)

Yeah, me too! He has such an interesting past. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on April 19, 2010, 08:32:58 am
I :-LOVE Illium. He's sweet. I also want to read more about him.

But I would also love to read more about Janvier and Ashwini from Angels' Pawn. Their relationship is interesting. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on April 19, 2010, 09:44:48 am
Nalini said shes interested in doing side books. But for the next two I think its going to focus on Raphael and Elena. But Illium and others are def on the cards :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on April 19, 2010, 09:47:51 am
:D That is something to look forward to!

You'd think we had no books available to us :P
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on April 19, 2010, 09:49:41 am
Oh nice! It would awesome to have a book for each of the seven.   :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on April 19, 2010, 09:51:08 am
That would really be something.   *floats off imagining*
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on April 19, 2010, 09:57:23 am
Has, I'm glad to hear it. **walks off, mumbling about bookpushers**
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on April 20, 2010, 09:11:14 am
Yeah, great news! :D
And I still haven't started with the Psy/Changeling series yet. Mehehe.  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on April 20, 2010, 09:18:52 am
Pfefferminztee - I'm reading them now (on the 5th book) and I'm addicted. They are very good.  :D

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: MinnChica on April 28, 2010, 02:36:43 pm
Nalini posted the cover for Indigo's book which is due out this November. Love it!
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/04/cover-love-play-of-passion.html (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/04/cover-love-play-of-passion.html)
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Post by: charmed on April 28, 2010, 02:49:15 pm
Awesome! Thanks MinnChica :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on April 29, 2010, 04:02:40 am
Oh that is a perty cover! I can't wait for this book.  bOuNcY

I absolutely LOVED Mercy and Riley. :-LOVE That is definitely my favorite in the series so far.  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Guild Hunter Series
Post by: nuitblanche on April 29, 2010, 04:44:40 am
I am still not loving the Guild Hunter series. I have had trouble finishing the book (Angel's Kiss), not just because other "big" releases have come out, but just something about it bothers me. The style is so "staccato" and I have found I would like (or wish to have) some more involvement with side characters that I seem to like better than Elena at the moment. Illium has kept me interested in it right now, as well as the general subject matter.

I hope Dmitri is not lost to us. I thought that he was a good counterpoint to Elena as well an antagonist (to her) in a special way. I want to have Ransom in the stories more, so much! Both he an Illium are my favorites.

Sometime, I will pick it up again and try. It is too bad I do not really have any good vibes "set-up" with the main character. The unexplained "Je n'aime pas" feelings do not help, either.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on April 29, 2010, 04:49:13 am
I won't give anything away but Archangel's Kiss has more character development. I enjoyed it much more than Angel's Kiss. I recommend trying to get through Angel's Kiss just so you can see how brilliant the second book is.  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on April 29, 2010, 05:13:44 am
Nalini posted the cover for Indigo's book which is due out this November. Love it!
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/04/cover-love-play-of-passion.html (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/04/cover-love-play-of-passion.html)

It's smart.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: MinnChica on April 29, 2010, 11:22:07 am
I am definately a bigger fan of the Psy/Changeling books than the Guild Hunter ones. I mean, I love the world building and character depth of Elena & Raphael, but Lucas, Sascha, Hawke, Mercy, and Riley will always hold a special place in my heart.   ;)   This new cover is probably my favorite of them all!!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on May 15, 2010, 11:50:40 am
Kerri Arthur tweeted that Singh won 2 Australian Romance Writers awards: Fave Fantasy/futuristic/sci fi writer and Fave continuing romance series :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Vic on May 17, 2010, 08:11:47 am
I am still not loving the Guild Hunter series. I have had trouble finishing the book (Angel's Kiss), not just because other "big" releases have come out, but just something about it bothers me. The style is so "staccato" and I have found I would like (or wish to have) some more involvement with side characters that I seem to like better than Elena at the moment. Illium has kept me interested in it right now, as well as the general subject matter.

Funny, I loved the Guild Hunter series ( :-LOVE book 2!) and pushed them on little sister.  Was so disappointed that she didn't get into them and sounds like she had a lot of the same issues.  Can't wait for book 3!  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on May 24, 2010, 05:06:45 am
Nalini Singh has posted the title for the 3rd Guild Hunter book....... Angel's Consort  bOuNcY

Here is what she has to say about book 3...

Nalini: "Talking of Archangel's Consort, I turned it in on Friday. It continues Elena and Raphael's story, and you find out a lot more about them both in the book. Elena's friends from the Guild return, and a number of the Seven play strong roles - you get to discover more about a couple of them in particular. Further info to come later in the year!"

http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/ (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on May 24, 2010, 05:42:54 am
That did not make the wait any easier!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on May 24, 2010, 02:33:30 pm
Oh Lilliana! You tease  9)  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on May 25, 2010, 04:03:17 am
:-whistle  ;D LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on June 15, 2010, 10:35:17 am
Author Q&A Here (https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=14174728&postID=1480485099378678882/)

Some interesting answers can you imagine Mercy and Riley with a baby? Scary stuff! LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on June 15, 2010, 10:40:55 am
The link isn't working for me - :(
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on June 15, 2010, 10:41:31 am
Mercy's only allowed to have babies with Adam.

Oh, wait a minute....  I'm getting my series mixed up. :P
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on June 15, 2010, 10:44:27 am
Buahahahahaha :D Nifty I did have a similar thought :P LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on June 15, 2010, 10:46:11 am
Nifty!  LOL

My link doesn't work either...
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on June 15, 2010, 10:53:23 am
Mercy's only allowed to have babies with Adam.

Oh, wait a minute....  I'm getting my series mixed up. :

LOL

My link doesn't work either...

Sorry, won't allow the direct link. Nalini's Blog (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html) Q&A is dated 8th June.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on June 15, 2010, 11:02:43 am
Thanks! Works now :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on June 15, 2010, 11:18:33 am
Cool, its working now. Thank you!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on June 18, 2010, 04:00:27 pm
Mercy's only allowed to have babies with Adam.

Oh, wait a minute....  I'm getting my series mixed up. :P

I read your first line, and thought, "Wait, what thread am I in?" :D :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on June 21, 2010, 09:10:07 am
Huh -- I found this interesting in re: the Guild Hunter series:

Quote
2. Will we introduced to the angel that will become an archangel and be part of the Cadre? (Is it going to be one of the Seven?)

This is possible, but not in Archangel's Consort. This angel is not one of the Seven.

I thought it would be Illium, but isn't Illium one of the seven? ???
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on June 21, 2010, 09:13:09 am
Yes ma'am he is part of the Seven. Hmmm, I wonder who it will be if not Illium.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on June 21, 2010, 09:31:24 am
Also, after reading all of the questions -- either these people have read the books many more times than I have, or they have much better memories. I couldn't even figure out who they were talking about sometimes! LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on June 22, 2010, 08:14:06 am
Have we ever met the Hummingbird? Maybe she'll be the next Archangel. She's Illium's mother afterall.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on June 22, 2010, 08:21:02 am
Gosh, you have a good memory. I didn't even know who Hummingbird was nor do I remember that name being mentioned.  ???
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on June 22, 2010, 08:27:28 am
Her name kept popping up in the Q&A. I can't remember anything being mentioned from the books. I wonder what colour her wings are. Must be something unusual.

Question: which of the seven is interested in the disabled Angel? Can't remember her name. :-\
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on June 22, 2010, 08:43:02 am
Was it Aodhan?

I had to go back in this thread and look at who were the Seven. My memory just isn't that good.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on July 05, 2010, 10:40:42 am
I had no idea that Nalini Singh had a new book coming out so soon, it's being released tomorrow. It's called Bonds of Justice. Excellent!

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on July 05, 2010, 02:55:12 pm
I have it.  I've read about 1/3 of it, I guess.  It's good, but I put it down and keep finding other things to read rather than pick it up again. 

I think it's just that I have a one-track mind.  I did NOT like Dev's story -- boooooooring!! -- and I'm chafing at the delay in getting us back to the changelings.  Leopards or wolves, I don't care, but please let's play with the animals again!!  (Indigo's story is next, due out late fall, and Hawke's story is scheduled for 2011, I believe.)  I just don't find the Psy and the humans to be as interesting as the changelings.

(Tally and Clay make an appearance in this book (Bonds of Justice) and Vaughn and Faith...and Lucas and Sascha.  So there are some changeling bits and interactions.  But it's just not the same.  I did a Nifty-skim and pored through the book looking for all the Lucas and Sascha scenes. :D) 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on July 06, 2010, 08:12:40 am
Not long to wait now Nifty. Play of Passion , Chapter 1 is here (http://www.nalinisingh.com/play.html).

Of course you've already got it :D, but for those you haven't...
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on July 06, 2010, 09:01:03 am
Pendle -- when I clicked on the link, it didn't work, but I deleted the last slash, and it did. This is the link that worked for me: http://www.nalinisingh.com/play.html

Also. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on July 06, 2010, 09:06:45 am
Grrr, I never check these damn things. >:( Thanks for the heads up, Kate. Sorted now.

Anyway, I knew it was Drew. It had to be.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on July 06, 2010, 09:09:55 am
yay oh yay oh yay oh yay oh yay!!! It's Drew!!!  bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on July 06, 2010, 09:14:01 am
Oh that's weird. I was just thinking the other day that it could be him. Yay!  bOuNcY

I haven't read Bonds of Justice yet, but I plan to very soon. I've heard really positve things about Max's book.  :D

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on July 08, 2010, 05:39:54 pm
I just finished Bonds of Justice and I really liked it. :) I liked that it didn't have quite the expected ending. And WOW, the plot thickens around Kaleb K. WHAT is up with him? Does anyone think he might be the ghost? Do you guys think that his "quarry" might be a love interest for him? ... How weird...
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on August 23, 2010, 09:13:45 am
Kiss Of Snow, anyone?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on August 23, 2010, 09:22:37 am
I think its a fitting title for Hawke's book. I'm uber excited for his book. bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on August 23, 2010, 09:50:16 am
I'm actually pathetically excited for Indigo's book. I  :-LOVE Drew. (I spoiled the name, because, even though it's in the preview chapter she posted, I'm not sure it's anywhere else.)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on August 23, 2010, 09:51:03 am
Me too!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on August 25, 2010, 11:38:18 am
Nalini posted the cover for Archange's Consort!!!!


http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/08/cover-love-archangels-consort.html

Elena is looking FIERCE!
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Post by: charmed on August 25, 2010, 11:39:35 am
You know, that Elena looks a lot like how I imagine Kelley Armstrong's Elena looks.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on August 25, 2010, 11:41:49 am
Magnificent cover! Love it!  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on August 25, 2010, 03:48:03 pm
I saw that earlier today. How absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to read it.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Piper on August 25, 2010, 03:49:27 pm
I saw that earlier today. How absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to read it.


Ditto!! Although the face is a bit off to me. But otherthan that, :-LOVE it!!!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on August 25, 2010, 04:21:13 pm
Its out the same day as River Marked - actually there is quite a few releases out on that day. So many goood books.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on August 28, 2010, 06:06:37 pm
That is gorgeous! I do prefer the more delicate model for Elena in book 1 and 2 but the colours in this one are absolutely vibrant!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on August 28, 2010, 06:13:53 pm
Its out the same day as River Marked - actually there is quite a few releases out on that day. So many goood books.

What day is that supposed to be?  Is RM in January or February or March?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on August 28, 2010, 07:29:53 pm
January 25th was the date I saw on Twitter.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on August 29, 2010, 04:54:40 am
Oh, pretty cover!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on August 29, 2010, 06:03:11 am
I'm not sure about it.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on August 29, 2010, 01:41:28 pm
I'm not sure about it.

Just curious, why not? :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on August 30, 2010, 07:45:51 am
It looks like a Yasmine Galenorn cover. And like Art said I prefer the model from the first two books.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on September 13, 2010, 09:27:37 am
Play of Passion ARC giveaway. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)

Me wantz!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on September 14, 2010, 10:28:15 pm
Play of Passion ARC giveaway. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/)

Me wantz!

me too :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on September 15, 2010, 08:27:05 am
Archangel's Consort backcover blurb (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/). There will be a full chapter in the back of Play of Passion. I'm excited for both books! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on September 15, 2010, 08:28:34 am
thanks. Made me impatient though.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on September 15, 2010, 10:20:45 am
Ah, I may have to start the Psy/Changeling series...
I want the book. The cover blurb sounds too interesting.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on September 15, 2010, 02:39:29 pm
Archangel's Consort backcover blurb (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/). There will be a full chapter in the back of Play of Passion. I'm excited for both books! :D

Whoa!  That sounds intense! 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on September 15, 2010, 09:31:05 pm
That sounds interesting!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on September 15, 2010, 10:31:18 pm
for some reason that I can't quite explain the guild hunter series is not quite my cuppa tea. not sure why, really. I like the books, but I'm not as excited as with other series.

I'm very excited about play of passion, though!!! the excerpt on nalini's homepage is awesome!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on September 15, 2010, 10:49:00 pm
I am really loving the Guild series - I think its because I am a huge fan of dark heroes and I agree this book sounds intense cannot wait! :D

I am also looking forward to Play of Passion although the book I really really want is Hawke's!! And its out next year!!! :D WOOT
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on September 16, 2010, 03:47:32 am
I am really loving the Guild series - I think its because I am a huge fan of dark heroes and I agree this book sounds intense cannot wait! :D

I am also looking forward to Play of Passion although the book I really really want is Hawke's!! And its out next year!!! :D WOOT


Ditto!  :D

I'm going to be very jealous while reading Hawke's book. I want him all for myself.  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on September 16, 2010, 04:20:12 am
for some reason that I can't quite explain the guild hunter series is not quite my cuppa tea. not sure why, really. I like the books, but I'm not as excited as with other series.  I'm very excited about play of passion, though!!! the excerpt on nalini's homepage is awesome! 

I didn't love the first book of the Guild Hunter series, but I think it's because I expected so much more -- due to all the GLOWING  reviews online weeks, even months, before the book was released.  So I built up my expectations based on those "THIS BOOK ROCKS!!" reviews, and then found that the book was good, but nothing tremendous. 

I liked the second book better, possibly because I steadfastly refrained from reading reviews ahead of time.  (And I noticed that some of the reviewers who LOOOOOOVED the first book were kind of "meh" about the second one.  Which made me wonder if THEY had allowed themselves to get too much caught up in the hype over the first book, too.)  (Online blogs and review sites, I've noticed, are more than a bit cliquish, and I got the feeling that the general bloggy consensus was that Nalini was the cool new kid in school who could do no wrong, so all hail Nalini.  Which I don't mean to be disparaging of Nalini.  I like her books a lot, and I like her online persona with her fans, etc.   But that was the impression I got around the time that the first Guild book came out.)

With the first book, I was annoyed that there was so much that was hinted at, but not really explained.  Especially the drip-drip-drip parts and hints about Elena and Raphael’s pasts.  (And I didn't find Raphael to be nearly as OMG HOT!!! as the reviews all made him out to be.)  That became annoying to me that there was not more information given, and then the book just ended.  With the second book, I thought that the ending with Lijuan was a little anticlimactic.

So neither book has been a “perfect” book for me, but on the whole, I’m enjoying them a lot.

Now…as for the Psy/Changeling series…  I didn’t finish the last book, about Max.  And I really disliked Dev’s story…and the characters in it.  I think I only like the Changelings.   :-[ Not too interested in the humans, and only interested in the psy when they’re paired up with a changeling, but even then it’s hit or miss for me.  I’m looking forward to Indigo’s book because the H/H are BOTH changelings.  And of course I’m looking forward to Hawke’s story also.

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on September 16, 2010, 05:12:03 am
I really liked the second book, the first one was great although like all first books alot of it was spent on the worldbuilding and the mystery. But the second one I loved the focus on the relationship and the setting where the angels lived. For me that was the main strength of the series because it was so different from the usual UF fare right now.

I am also more of a fan of the Changelings too, although I loved Judd's book - it was one of my favourite in the series although he is mated to a changeling! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on September 16, 2010, 05:29:12 am
I am also more of a fan of the Changelings too, although I loved Judd's book - it was one of my favourite in the series although he is mated to a changeling! :D

I agree about Judd's book.  It's my favorite!  I guess I should have specified that I don't really care for the psy heroines.  Sascha is the only one I really like.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on September 16, 2010, 06:28:57 am
I am also more of a fan of the Changelings too, although I loved Judd's book - it was one of my favourite in the series although he is mated to a changeling! :D
I agree about Judd's book.  It's my favorite!  I guess I should have specified that I don't really care for the psy heroines.  Sascha is the only one I really like.

I adored Judd's story!!! It's actually the only book of Nalini that I have signed at home. My precious. Ying was a complete sweetie and made it possible for me to get it signed. love my mod-sis. Judd's and Mercy's stories are probably my favourites.
I agree, the last two installments were not that exciting. especially dev's story was not my cuppa tea. On the other hand I was so greedy for glimpses of the characters we know, I still read it all. But I'm  totally excited about Indigo's story. And HAWKE next year. OH, yeah!!!!! yummy!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on October 04, 2010, 11:28:15 am
Nalini Singh has just announced...

Kiss of Snow
I have some fairly major news to share - Kiss of Snow will be releasing in hardcover first.

I know not everyone's going to be excited by this, but I have more news that should make you all smile.

The release date has been moved up to June 2011, plus the book has ended up quite a bit longer in length (more Hawke!).

Also, the paperback will be releasing only 6 months after the hardcover, in December.

The e-book edition will release the same time as the hardcover


I'm definitely happy to have a long book with Hawk :-LOVE and that its being pushed up to June. :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on October 04, 2010, 11:32:36 am
Oh yay its been brought forward! Cannot wait!
I wonder if the UK edition is going to be released the same time and if its in paperback?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on October 04, 2010, 12:42:33 pm
Nalini Singh has just announced...
Kiss of Snow will be releasing in hardcover first.
Also, the paperback will be releasing only 6 months after the hardcover, in December.

I'm sure I will probably buy the hardcover because I won't be able to wait, but I think it's fabulous that the paperback is releasing in 6 months, instead of the usual year.  I know of only one other author/series that does that -- JD Robb's In Death series, and I know that in that case, Nora INSISTED upon that schedule when they decided to move her to hardback.  So if Nalini had anything to do with the scheduling, my hat's off to her.  That shows TREMENDOUS respect and concern for her readers.
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Post by: Cerulean on October 04, 2010, 06:22:38 pm
And the ebook will be out at the same time. That's good; I may break down and get that, even at the more expensive price. I wouldn't buy hardcover, though.
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Post by: CheeseBK on October 05, 2010, 01:30:02 am
I'm happy for Nalini Singh, that the book will be in hardcover, cause  that means her books sell well and the publisher trusts her to achieve good sales in the future. on the other hand I kind of hate it when books change format (not only because of higher cost, but also because of how it looks on my shelves.) I will def. NOT buy the hardcover, but will wait for the paperback for my shelf. However, I'll of course get the e-book as soon as it is available ;)

I think it'S great that the book will be longer (yayz) and out in June next year!
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Post by: Nifty on October 05, 2010, 01:34:04 pm
And the ebook will be out at the same time. That's good; I may break down and get that, even at the more expensive price. I wouldn't buy hardcover, though.

Hardcover is not a format I like, but I also don't like ebooks.  So...it's either buy the hardcover when it comes out, borrow it from the library (and get it probably 4-8 weeks after it comes out), or wait 6 months for the paperback. 
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Post by: Pendle on October 14, 2010, 01:04:45 pm
Teeny snippet and ARC giveaway. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/) :D
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Post by: lilliana on October 15, 2010, 03:36:00 am
Awesome! I can't wait for this book.  bOuNcY
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Post by: Varg on October 15, 2010, 05:50:06 am
bOuNcY
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Post by: Pendle on October 20, 2010, 07:37:31 am
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1350/kissofsnow.jpg) (http://img259.imageshack.us/i/kissofsnow.jpg/)
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Post by: lilliana on October 20, 2010, 07:39:40 am
OH. MY. HAWKE. *fans self* He is very lickable.  >D
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Post by: Has on October 20, 2010, 09:07:18 am
I know *sigh* I cannot WAIT for this book! It is a good thing that Angel's Consort is out in the new year which will help with the wait!
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Post by: Varg on October 20, 2010, 09:33:49 am
*le sigh*

Did I mention that I have already preordered Angels Consort   9)
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Post by: Nifty on October 25, 2010, 04:57:39 pm
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1350/kissofsnow.jpg) (http://img259.imageshack.us/i/kissofsnow.jpg/)

She needs to change her name to Nalini SINGE.  Yowza!  (Although I'll add that this one seems to be the most gratuitous of her covers and actually does the series a bit of a disservice, because to me it gives the impression of a Maya Banks-style erotica novel, rather than the complex sci-fi-esque series that Singh has created.)
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Post by: Pendle on October 26, 2010, 10:15:57 pm
Another teeny snippet (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/). :P
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Post by: lilliana on October 27, 2010, 03:15:02 am
 bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
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Post by: Varg on October 27, 2010, 04:17:28 am
Impatience, I have it!
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Post by: Pendle on October 30, 2010, 12:53:27 pm
Read it on Thursday night (morning), paid dearly for it on Friday. Loved it. Missed the cats, and Mercy and Riley, I figured they'd appear more. I can't wait for the next book! And Walker's story with Lara.
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Post by: Nifty on October 31, 2010, 05:41:05 pm
I visited 2 bookstores today hoping I would find Play of Passion early, but alas, I did not.   :(
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 02, 2010, 03:29:40 am
god, I'm so looking forward to it. on the other hand, I can't afford too much reading now that I'm doing nano again. Choices, choices.

Screw it, as soon as I have it, I'll read :D
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Post by: Nifty on November 02, 2010, 11:49:53 am
I will be making a pit-stop at Borders on my way home.  Have my 33% off coupon ready to go!
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Post by: Has on November 02, 2010, 12:04:54 pm
Its a fantastic book! :D Hope you get your copy!
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Post by: lilliana on November 02, 2010, 12:06:26 pm
I got mine! I just need to get home from work so I can devour it!  bOuNcY
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 02, 2010, 12:59:38 pm
downloaded it. but I'm not allowed to read yet. must write more. *is determined*
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Post by: Elle on November 03, 2010, 10:13:14 am
About a 1/4 of the way through it. Really enjoying it.
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 03, 2010, 10:24:00 am
am reading it!
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Post by: Cerulean on November 03, 2010, 11:27:34 am
I devoured it last night. Overall I didn't love it. I thought that the conflict was overdone; it didn't resonate with me. The issue of dominance, while important, couldn't really hold up the romantic story for me. Plus I thought the ending where Mercy tells Indigo that Drew will be even more dominant (and thus probably more dominant than her) ended up spoiling the whole plot of "I can't be with a lesser dominant male." And if I saw a "predatory male" phrase ONE MORE TIME !!!! Waaaay overdone. I like Drew; Indigo was meh.
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Post by: MinnChica on November 03, 2010, 12:36:42 pm
I loved it. Not my favorite (Riley and Mercy still take the cake on that one), but still good. I've always really like Indigo, and it was awesome to see her on a more personal level.  :D
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Post by: Elle on November 03, 2010, 03:17:45 pm
I enjoyed it, not my favorite...I totally get what you're saying Cerulean.

The Mercy convo seemed a bit like a cop-out for the whole dominance situation.

The one that I'm waiting for? Hawke's book in June.
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Post by: Has on November 03, 2010, 03:31:16 pm
I really liked it!

 Although I agree Branded by Fire was better but that book is hard to beat! But I really liked Indigo and Drew. I think for me this book really was about the insight in the wolf pack which I really loved  and the dominance issues was linked with that. I did think Indigo was too stubborn but then again she was used to seeing and viewing things in a different light especially concerning her dominance issues with Drew. I felt it was like she was in the role of the traditional Alpha male while Drew albeit is very dominant played the role of a dominant lover but he wasn't the traditional Alpha male although he had elements of that persona. In many ways I think he was alpha lite - in many ways he was like a beta hero and their romance was based on a gender switch. I think it was a good exploration because usually you have two alpha leads battling their heads together and that can be tiresome but I thought this book took a different slant on it.
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Post by: Nifty on November 03, 2010, 05:30:39 pm
I'm enjoying it, but mostly I'm just glad to be amongst the changelings again.  The last two books -- Dev's and Max's stories -- were both DNFs for me, and I really have no desire to dig them out and try to finish them.  Maybe someday, but honestly, the psy and the humans just don't stir my interest the way the changelings do.

I think it's funny that SnowDancer is trying to treaty with the falcons...and the SD alpha is named Hawke.  Just seems like he should have been named something else, and it's the alpha of the FALCONS that should be named Hawke.
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Post by: Elle on November 03, 2010, 05:36:36 pm
I'm enjoying it, but mostly I'm just glad to be amongst the changelings again.  The last two books -- Dev's and Max's stories -- were both DNFs for me, and I really have no desire to dig them out and try to finish them.  Maybe someday, but honestly, the psy and the humans just don't stir my interest the way the changelings do.

This.

Nifty, you live in my brain!  ;D

I enjoy the changelings sooo much more than the psy stories. Maybe the psy books have too much technobabble for me sometimes. I enjoy them when they're paired with the changelings but with the humans. Meh.
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Post by: Nifty on November 03, 2010, 06:43:03 pm
There's something very elemental about the changelings.  I guess I respond to their combination of intellect and instincts.  They're smart, but they have that balance of reason and emotion.  And there's something very sensual about them. 

As a reader, I always feel a need to be able to relate to the characters.  With the changelings, even though they are fantastical in some sense, I do feel that I can relate to them -- to their animal instincts, their need for pack, their tactile delight in the world.  Maybe it's the Taurus in me...or the dog-lover.  I dunno.  I just feel a sense of connection to the changelings.

(My exhusband was an engineer by training and occupation and was a very logical, rational, methodical, linear person.  Our brains did not relate at all.  He was very contemptuous of my emotionality, and phrases like "You're so emotional" were used as insults.  We were in therapy one day when our therapist told my ex that actually, I was the more advanced of the two of us because I was able to balance emotion AND reason, and not rely on one to the exclusion of the other.  Not that my ex gave a fig for that opinion of hers, but still...it warmed me!  It felt like vindication.)

So anyway....   The Psy, because they're more governed by logic and reason than emotion, feel unnatural and uninteresting to me.  I think it's like the "uncanny valley."  They are somewhat repellent to me.  They don't quite come across as human, and when they DO feel emotions, it still doesn't always seem genuine to me.  More like play-pretend. (Which is not intended to be a knock against Singh's writing.) 

The only psy main protagonist in the series that I like is Judd, and I often wonder if that's because of Judd...or because his story took place within the SnowDancer environs and pack, and so gave me a heaping dose of the changelings I love and feel drawn to.  But also, Judd was emotional without being emotional. I don't know how else to explain it.  In all the other books, the psy protagonists were the females, and so their emotionality translates as cloying and immature to me.  Helpless, needy.  (As I type this post, I wonder if what repels me is the age-old device of the man awakening the woman.  There's something kind of inherently sexist in that device, and maybe that's another reason I have found the non-changeling / psy-focused storylines to be offputting.)
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 03, 2010, 10:16:28 pm
I totally agree with you nifty...

I think the changelings really are the motor of the series.... I guess people's reactions would probably have been a little better if Nalini had thrown in the two books without changelings a bit more randomly in the series and not directly after each other, but what's done is done. They weren't bad books, they just didn't grab me like the changeling stories do.

I liked Play of Passion. The glimpses of Hawke and Sienna were great and I'm looking forward to Hawke's story. I hope that all this build-up will lead to a great story!
My favourite stories so far probably were Riley and Mercy and Judd and Brenna. It was nice seeing all of them again. And I liked seeing Ria again, too!!!

I really, really like Drew's playful side. He is a dominant male, but he has that boyish charm to go with it. and indigo was always one of the characters I really liked. Some of the scenes felt a bit constructed, but all in all it was  a very enjoyable read and seeing so many loved characters again makes up for a lot!!!
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Post by: lilliana on November 04, 2010, 03:27:43 am
I really enjoyed this story. :) I thought Indigo was overly stubborn and her expectations were over the top and Drew, being loving and playful was just the wolf to open up that hard shell she had built around herself. Love Drew.   :-LOVE

The last 2 books were okay, I liked Dev's story more than Max's but neither one had the same feel to them like the Changelings stories do.

I'm extremely excited for Hawke's book. :D Getting to see Hawke and Sienna interact together has made me antsy to see how they end up together. I'm hoping she is a little bit older by then. I'm questioning the age difference even though I know it may not be that big of deal to some but 19 seems so young to me.

I'm assuming that Lara and Walker's story will be after Hawke's book. I'm looking forward to that one too.

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Post by: Has on November 04, 2010, 03:38:00 am
I really enjoyed this story. :) I thought Indigo was overly stubborn and her expectations were over the top and Drew, being loving and playful was just the wolf to open up that hard shell she had built around herself. Love Drew.   :-LOVE

The last 2 books were okay, I liked Dev's story more than Max's but neither one had the same feel to them like the Changelings stories do.

I'm extremely excited for Hawke's book. :D Getting to see Hawke and Sienna interact together has made me antsy to see how they end up together. I'm hoping she is a little bit older by then. I'm questioning the age difference even though I know it may not be that big of deal to some but 19 seems so young to me.

I'm assuming that Lara and Walker's story will be after Hawke's book. I'm looking forward to that one too.




I think its going to be set several months after the events of this book. Since the last 2 books focused on the upcoming war/confrontation with the two different Psy factions and danger towards the Changelings I don't suspect it wont be long until Heny/Shoshanna make their next move. I don't think Hawke is like 15 years older than Sienna right? I think that's stretching the age difference but it can work. One of the best romances I have read was The Immortal series with Daine and Numair and it worked and they had a student/teacher relationship although it never felt like he was taking advantage of her.
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Post by: lilliana on November 04, 2010, 03:55:18 am
I just read a Q&A with Nalini on another forum and someone asked how long Hawke has been the Snowdancer Alpha. Answer: he's been the alpha for a decade. He became a young Alpha like Lucas. So I'm assuming the age differences isn't that large of a gap as I was assuming. He's probably around 28-29yo.  :)
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Post by: Has on November 04, 2010, 04:00:32 am
I just read a Q&A with Nalini on another forum and someone asked how long Hawke has been the Snowdancer Alpha. Answer: he's been the alpha for a decade. He became a young Alpha like Lucas. So I'm assuming the age differences isn't that large of a gap as I was assuming. He's probably around 28-29yo.  :)
That is actually not bad at all! I think because Hawke is an Alpha he comes across as much older than Sienna than he really is. Also Lucas became alpha at a young age so it fits. Another thing is that you can have vampires in other UF/paranormal books who are centuries but their heroines are like in their 20s but people don't get upset about that but there is still a huge age difference- makes you think its all pretty relative :D LOL
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Post by: lilliana on November 04, 2010, 04:06:24 am
 LOL So true.

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Post by: CheeseBK on November 04, 2010, 05:09:05 am
hmmmm, I will have to reread, but I always thought Riley and Hawke were pretty much the same age and that Riley was in his early thirties.
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Post by: Nifty on November 04, 2010, 06:16:03 am
The age difference doesn't bother me at all.  "Age" is just a variable -- what would disturb me would be how they behaved toward
one another.  If Hawke treated her like a child -- like he was the parent and she was the child -- then that would bother me,
but in that case it still wouldn't be about age as much as about disparity in their relationship.  They can have a huge age difference
and still be partners in the true sense of the word...still have an equal partnership, in which each brings something that enriches
and solidifies the relationship.

Hawke is powerful; Sienna is powerful.  Hawke has experiences Sienna doesn't have -- like sexual experience -- but Sienna probably
has some experiences Hawke doesn't have, because of her upbringing in Psy. 

Even if she's 18 when they get together, 18 is an adult.  It's not like she's 12.

And besides, on a personal note, I've always liked romances that feature a man who waits for the woman to grow up.  I don't know
why.  Like...Rising Tides by Nora Roberts.  Ethan is several years older than Grace and it gave him some bad moments when he was
a young man lusting after 14-year-old Grace.   (I think he's 7-10 years older than she.  Something like that.)  But doesn't it say something
about the man's character that he had those powerful feelings and pushed them aside, because he knew they were inappropriate?
Hawke is having the same sort of hard time, for the same reason.  If Sienna's been there for 3 years, then she was about 14 when
she first came into the pack.  Hawke's whiskers probably started to quiver for her then.  But obviously he's a man of honor who's not
going to act on those urges with such a young woman.  He's giving her time to grow up -- and he may not realize it, but he's also
giving Sienna time to make up her own mind and decide what she wants. 

I'm totally on-board with pairing and have no issues with the age difference at all.
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Post by: lilliana on November 04, 2010, 06:39:15 am
I'm completely on board with the pairing and I see your point. In my mind what I was thinking is that Hawke is a powerful Alpha and Sienna is just now becoming a woman. I thought about how I was when I was her age and being with an older man can be difficult because there are things I didn't understand about being a mature adult in a mature relationship - I've been there so I know this from experience. Obviously were not talking about me here, it just bothered me at first. Not so much anymore. Age doesn't define a relationship.

Hawke is a good man for waiting so long to explore his feelings for Sienna. We don't really know much about her yet so I don't have much to go on as far as who she is and how she handles Hawke. Apparently, she seems to be the only person who can handle him. ;D It will be interesting to see what both of them bring to the table in this relationship. I'm especially curious about Hawke's past and finding out what happen to him as a child, why the paintings on the walls are so important, and how he became Alpha at such a young age.


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Post by: Cerulean on November 04, 2010, 09:08:27 am
I loved the Hawke/Sienna moments in Play of Passion. I'm really looking forward to their book.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on November 06, 2010, 01:55:52 pm
I found a small Kiss of Snow snippet. (http://thebookbinge.com/2010/11/exclusive-excerpt-snippet-kiss-of-snow.html)
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Post by: Nifty on November 06, 2010, 02:30:37 pm
I wonder what has him in a foul, violent, tense-to-the-max mood???  (kidding!)
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Post by: Kate on November 06, 2010, 05:21:29 pm
Well, I really loved the book. I so heart Drew, the way he balances his playful side with his very serious side. And as a serious strong "broad" I kind of understood Indigo's hesitation about how to balance their relationship.

As far as the "he'll only get more dominant" info... my impression was that she had made up her mind to accept the mating bond before that, based upon the realization that Drew would never treat her the way that her aunt's mate treated her. It was more of a... "huh, how do you like that?" thing to me. And I LOVED seeing more about Hawke.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on November 08, 2010, 05:04:04 am
I emailed Nalini and asked her Hawke's age...

Her response: Hawke's age is 32 as of Caressed By Ice.

Now we know.  ;)

Kate - Yes! That's the impression I got from the conversation too.  :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on November 08, 2010, 08:07:19 am
I totally agree!

I know a few people remarked about Indigo's aunt and how she wont leave him even though she was miserable. I got a feeling we might revisit her in the future but I liked that aspect of the story because it was realistic. I am sure there relationships amongst the Changelings where its not 100 percent happy and her aunt was not mated which I think is a factor about inequality/tensions in the relationship.
And thanks for getting the info about Hawke's age!
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 08, 2010, 10:50:33 pm
I emailed Nalini and asked her Hawke's age...

Her response: Hawke's age is 32 as of Caressed By Ice.

Now we know.  ;)

oh, cool, I pretty much was right then.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on November 10, 2010, 10:26:25 pm
Nalini has posted the back blurb for Kiss of Snow - is it June yet? :P :D

http://tinyurl.com/2c8jsgo
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Post by: Varg on November 10, 2010, 10:33:20 pm
Thanks Has :) 


 >:(  Why is it so looong til june?!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on November 10, 2010, 11:02:38 pm
Nalini just tweeted me that its actually May 31st!!! She said that might help LOL I think it does!
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 10, 2010, 11:33:02 pm
Nalini just tweeted me that its actually May 31st!!! She said that might help LOL I think it does!

*lol* it might. but in my case it doesn't. I know that I'm on a business trip from 28th of May to 3rd of June next year and won't have any time to read *sits in corner and cries*
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 11, 2010, 12:19:15 am
There, there Cheese. We will read it for you ;D
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Post by: CheeseBK on November 11, 2010, 04:06:53 am
There, there Cheese, We will read it for you ;D

*sniffles* is that supposed to make me feel better? :D

ah, well... I can't change it, anyway  :P

Let's look on the positive side (yes, there is one) I can indulge in a non-stop reading fest as soon as I'm back from my business trip.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on November 11, 2010, 04:39:23 am
Nalini just tweeted me that its actually May 31st!!! She said that might help LOL I think it does!

 LOL I'll take it!  LOL



Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on November 11, 2010, 06:11:22 am
There, there Cheese, We will read it for you ;D

Varg!  LOL

You are evil.  >D

I'm looking forward to this book very much. Can't wait!
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Post by: Pendle on November 11, 2010, 08:50:29 am
*rubs hands* I wantz!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on November 11, 2010, 08:51:00 am
Nalini has posted the back blurb for Kiss of Snow - is it June yet? :P :D

http://tinyurl.com/2c8jsgo

Oooooh, aaaahhhh!  bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on November 15, 2010, 02:25:03 pm
2011 releases. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/11/psychangeling-guild-hunter-series.html)

Not sure about this Dmitri is not my favourite character.

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on November 15, 2010, 04:21:35 pm
2011 releases. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/11/psychangeling-guild-hunter-series.html)

Not sure about this Dmitri is not my favourite character.

But you must admit that Dmitri is interesting! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on November 15, 2010, 05:45:32 pm
Oh I'm completely interested.  :) I'm excited to get 3 books from Nalini next year. What a treat!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 16, 2010, 03:37:26 am
I quite like Dimitri :)
and 3 books! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on November 16, 2010, 05:26:30 am
2011 releases. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/11/psychangeling-guild-hunter-series.html)

Not sure about this Dmitri is not my favourite character.

But you must admit that Dmitri is interesting! :D

I admit there's something about him. I knew from hints that she wanted to write about different GH characters. I was just hoping to find out more about Ashwini and Janvier.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on November 16, 2010, 08:52:19 am
I LOVE the Guild Hunter books. I'm thrilled to see more of them.  :-LOVE
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Post by: Has on November 16, 2010, 10:52:13 am
I know!!! Me too and I think its the year for eagerly awaited books because I was looking forward to Dimitri's story - although Bluebell's will be a topping of a triple chocolate and cream triple orgasmic decker of a cake :D
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Post by: lilliana on November 16, 2010, 10:58:36 am
 LOL That sounds delicious. I agree, I would LOVE a Illium book.  :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on November 16, 2010, 01:21:12 pm
I can't remember, who likes the angel that can't fly?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on November 17, 2010, 04:34:09 am
It's Galen who likes Jessamay (the teacher who was born unable to fly).   :)

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on November 17, 2010, 12:42:26 pm
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on November 22, 2010, 02:34:40 pm
Hey guys!

Headsup- Nalini has an ARC contest for Archangel's Consort up on her blog- here's your chance to nom nom Raphael and co!
http://bit.ly/f70cVQ
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on November 26, 2010, 07:53:47 pm
Speculation with some spoilers on The Ghost in the Psy/Changeling series:

At this point, I think I'll actually be pretty disappointed if the Ghost isn't Kaleb. I just did a re-read of all of the books in order. Some interesting things I've noticed:

1. Kaleb is at least the equivalent of a major anchor -- although I'm not sure if it's specifically mentioned that's he's an "anchor" or not, it's said many times that he's so hooked into the net, and definitely has direct communication with both the Net Mind and the Dark Mind.

2. The Ghost is also majorly hooked into the net/silence. I can't remember which book it is, but it's mentioned that, when the Ghost breaks Silence, it will fracture as a whole in the net.

3. Kaleb has been searching non-stop for someone for about 6 1/2 years. He finally gets the first hints of this person's whereabouts in ... Blaze of Memory, I think. And in that book, he holds up a silver star that is apparently related to that person. (There was speculation on another board that he's looking for Faith's cousin Sahara Nightstar, who has been missing for about that long.) In Play of Passion, Judd asks The Ghost if there is even one person that he doesn't want to die if Silence fractures, and it's pretty clear that there is one person that The Ghost cares about.

4. Interestingly, BOTH Kaleb and The Ghost are way too busy with other preoccupations in Play of Passion and hardly ever appear.

Although I'm really salivating over Hawke's book, I find myself waiting more and more to get Kaleb's story.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 27, 2010, 12:25:14 am
:) I have been wondering about that myself Kate. I really hope you are right and Kaleb is the ghost.  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on November 27, 2010, 06:02:02 am
I think you are right- that Kaleb is the Ghost. It does seem to lead to that. I also think he will be the core Psy figure for the next story arc I think. Like things was leading up to Hawke in this one.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 27, 2010, 06:11:37 am
*nods*
this does not help to alleviate impatience  9)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on November 29, 2010, 05:45:19 am
Kate, I totally agree with you on all points. I've been thinking some of the same things and I've convinced myself up to this point that Kaleb is the Ghost. However, it never occured to me that is could be Faith's cousin, Sahara. That's a whole new twist to the story.  ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 29, 2010, 09:55:44 am
??? when did we learn about the disappeared cousin?
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on November 29, 2010, 10:08:03 am
It was in Faith's book - she mentioned her cousin who disappeared.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 29, 2010, 10:14:28 am
I see, been a while since I read that. Details escape me.
Might have to reread. 9)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on November 29, 2010, 11:19:40 am
Wow, it never occurred to me that Kaleb could be the ghost. I've been totally clueless.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on December 01, 2010, 10:15:04 am
I :-LOVE Illium! (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2010/11/glimpse-of-illium.html)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: lilliana on December 01, 2010, 10:18:22 am
Siiiigh. I love Bluebell. :-LOVE I really hope he gets his own book. 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on December 01, 2010, 11:02:45 pm
What they said! :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: CheeseBK on December 03, 2010, 02:16:09 am
Kate, I totally agree with you on all points. I've been thinking some of the same things and I've convinced myself up to this point that Kaleb is the Ghost. However, it never occured to me that is could be Faith's cousin, Sahara. That's a whole new twist to the story.  ;D

ohhh, that never occured to me eithr, but it would make sense. awesome, something new to think about! thanks.

btw, I looked it up... faith mentiones her cousin in visions of heat, page 75 (e-book) and her name comes up again on page 251
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on December 04, 2010, 04:53:33 pm
I think it might be her- mentions of a missing character always crop up later in the series. ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on December 05, 2010, 03:18:54 am
Really? ;D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on December 09, 2010, 12:26:36 pm
Siiiigh. I love Bluebell. :-LOVE I really hope he gets his own book.

Totally.  :-LOVE
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on December 24, 2010, 11:04:26 am
Kiss of Snow Chapter 1 (http://www.nalinisingh.com/snow.html). :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on December 24, 2010, 11:50:49 am
Love it, Pendle! Thanks for the heads up!!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on December 27, 2010, 06:45:50 pm
When is Kiss of Snow coming out? I'm not sure I should read the snippet yet. I might just make waiting harder on myself.  9)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on December 28, 2010, 01:39:10 am
Last week of May/1st week of June I think - And I am feeling you about wanting this book - I succumbed and read it and it was so goood :( Now have to wait for 5/6 months LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on December 29, 2010, 10:42:51 am
So I've been re-reading all the books in the Psy/Changeling series. I can see something's up with Kaleb. At one point he mentions a mark on his arm - either a tattoo or a birthmark, it doesn't say - that people would recognize if they saw it. Although he said its meaning is mostly lost. And he's definitely searching for something, although he doesn't say what.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on January 07, 2011, 11:13:43 am
I thought he was searching for some ONE.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on January 10, 2011, 04:18:22 pm
Nalini has given us a title and a tiny tidbit for Dimitri's book which will be out this September!
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/01/archangels-blade.html
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on January 11, 2011, 09:05:11 am
I thought he was searching for some ONE.

Yes, someone. And then he catches some glimpse of them, too. At least he knows they're alive. Very curious.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on January 17, 2011, 01:39:24 pm
I just got an email stating that Archangels Consort had been made available early and that the Book Depository would be shipping it to me soon :D
bOuNcY bOuNcY bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Piper on January 30, 2011, 06:41:46 pm
ZOMG!!! Raphael!!!!  :-LOVE :-LOVE
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on January 31, 2011, 12:28:32 am
I finished Archangel's Consort yesterday and it is really good, though not as good as the last one, but that may just be because the last one was so beyond great...

This book is obviously about mothers and our character's relationships to them and I like that, because it shows us a huge part of their past. I especially love the Hummingbird. It is so sad, but also wonderful, because even in madness she is a loving and motherly person. And I really love Aodhan. I'd like to read more of him.

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on January 31, 2011, 06:10:05 am
I wish I could say I loved this one, but it fell a little flat for me. It seemed like more of a transition book. I kept waiting for the big payoff that didn't seem to happen for me.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on January 31, 2011, 08:58:55 am
Cerulean, I've seen echoes of your sentiments all over cyberspace.

For me, the book worked.  I liked it.  On the other hand, my reaction to these books has never been better than "good." 

With the first one, I thought it was slow to ramp up and sometimes ponderous with the world-building, and I was annoyed by the ending,
which felt abrupt to me...particularly with respect to the drip-drip-drip mystery.  The book felt a bit unresolved at the ending, and
while I liked Raphael well enough, I can't say that I felt particularly drawn to him.  He's very cold and off-putting to me.

I liked the second book a bit better, perhaps because Raphael and Elena had settled into their relationship a bit.  Raphael wasn't
such a bossy jerk -- he seemed willing to meet Elena halfway.  I liked that.  And I liked seeing Elena learn to use her wings and
train with the Seven to regain her strength.  I enjoyed seeing the interpersonal dynamics there -- although only Venom, Illium, and
Dimitri have any real uniqueness of personality in my mind.  What I didn't particularly enjoy was the Lijuan plot, and I also thought the
second book ended abruptly.

So for me, the third book was more of the same...cruise control.  Not a bad thing for me, because I DID like the first two books.  They were
solid B reads for me....just not A reads.  With the third book, I enjoyed the continued development of Elena and Raphael's relationship,
how they are still learning to come to terms with one another.  Raphael seems very willing to accommodate Elena and more than meets
her halfway, especially given his natural tendencies.  The stuff with Caliane was "meh" - but that's pretty much how I felt about Uram
and Lijuan, too.  And again, the ending was a bit of a fizzle...but that's kind of what I expect with the books in this series, so it didn't
bother me.  I did like the additional insight into Elena's past/history/origin.  More mystery there.  I'm glad to hear that the next books
are going to focus more on the Seven, because honestly, they're still kind of a mass-lump in my mind.  I don't know why I have such a
hard time picking out their individuality and holding them in my head as separate characters, but I do. 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on February 06, 2011, 10:43:19 am
Nifty- I just finished The Archangel's Consort and was thinking how to write what I thought of it...


I don't need to though, since you wrote it perfectly! I don't like Raphael, but I really like Elena, Sara and family, Ransom and his girlfriend, and four of the seven (your selections and Galen, he feels like a real person to me after the last book). The plots are boring and predictable, and every time I finish one of these books I wonder why I bought the new one again... but, I always want to know what happens next with the characters I like.

Oh, and now I can add Evelyn to the list of people that I like.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on February 07, 2011, 04:36:06 pm
Kiss of Snow snippety goody!

It was posted on Goodreads so I am not sure if it can be viewed to those who don't have an account but I think it should work!
http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/949720-a-little-kiss
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on March 03, 2011, 09:45:13 am
Kiss of Snow ARC giveaway! (http://www.nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/03/kiss-of-snow-arc-contest.html) bOuNcY

And

Lara and Walker Kiss of Snow snippet. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/02/walker-lauren.html) :-LOVE
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on March 08, 2011, 02:12:27 pm
We has blurbage and name for Dimitri's heroine!


ARCHANGEL'S BLADE
September 2011
Berkley Sensation

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is back in the shadows of a deadly, beautiful world where angels rule, vampires serve, and one female hunter must crawl out of the darkness to survive…

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…


http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/03/archangels-blade.html
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on March 08, 2011, 06:59:43 pm
Hmm, sounds interesting!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on March 09, 2011, 11:31:37 am
Yes, it does. :>
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on March 09, 2011, 11:32:26 am
Yes, very interesting.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on March 30, 2011, 08:57:56 am
Kiss of Snow snippet. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/03/good-news-kiss.html) :-whistle
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Kate on March 31, 2011, 05:06:06 pm
I hate waiting!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on April 05, 2011, 03:30:27 am
Check out the glorious Dimitri and his man titty - Archangel's Blade haz a cover!!! http://bit.ly/fWVHhI
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on April 05, 2011, 03:15:49 pm
That is some serious man titty!

I admit, if I weren't already reading the series, I'd keep on walking if I saw that cover. It's dark, creepy, not very eye-catching and he looks like a psycho on the prowl.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on April 05, 2011, 03:20:06 pm
I admit, if I weren't already reading the series, I'd keep on walking if I saw that cover. It's dark, creepy, not very eye-catching and he looks like a psycho on the prowl.

It looks very cartoonish.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: charmed on April 05, 2011, 03:21:16 pm
Yes! It does and not in any good way.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on April 05, 2011, 03:56:30 pm
Does the publisher not use the same artist for all the Guild Hunter books, the way Patty's publisher always uses DDS for her Mercy covers?  And if not...why not?!?!  All 3 of the Guild Hunter books have had VERY different-looking covers.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Has on April 06, 2011, 02:14:56 am
I think its the same artist actually with the exception of the 1st Guild cover which I think was definitely by somebody different.

Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on April 06, 2011, 02:18:28 am
Pretty man titties but the rest of the cover is meh! IMO If I did not know the author and the series before seing that book, the cover would probably make me just skip right past it.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Vic on April 13, 2011, 02:14:46 pm
The All About Romance Blog (Speaking of Audiobooks) (http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/?cat=174) will be releasing new article on 4/18 with interview with Tantor about selection of narrators.  We're doing a group read for Slave to Sensation (Nalini's Psy/Changling book 1 being released to audiobook this month).  Tantor is giving away 10 copies of the audio to random folks commenting on article - just posting a heads up here.  Angela Dawe is going to be the reader for this series and they plan on releasing Kiss of Snow at same time as the hardback is released.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pfefferminztee on April 19, 2011, 11:57:19 am
Pretty man titties but the rest of the cover is meh! IMO If I did not know the author and the series before seing that book, the cover would probably make me just skip right past it.

I agree so superhard.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on April 27, 2011, 10:04:15 am
Kiss of Snow snippet. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/04/one-more-kiss.html) LOL :-whistle
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Elle on May 29, 2011, 07:07:25 am
I'm rereading all the Guild Hunter books. I love these books! I can't wait for the next one and the upcoming short stories as well. Engage the Tardis please so we can get to new ones!  LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on May 29, 2011, 12:01:55 pm
I would love a Tardis to travel to book releases! LOL
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on September 24, 2011, 01:52:59 pm
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/653/tangleofneed.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/tangleofneed.jpg/)

I first reaction was "I really don't like it", but I must admit, dodgy drape aside, it's starting to grow on me. And we get to see a face!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on September 24, 2011, 06:48:58 pm
Huh. I'm not feeling it. He looks sweaty and dirty and a little like he has the beginnings of a black eye. Leaning up against a overwrought tapestry.  I much prefer the old style of the covers.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on September 25, 2011, 12:43:18 am
overwrought tapestry  !  LOL
A very good description.
At first I had a similar reaction to you Cerulean, but is growing on me, as unstable as things are becoming, somehow someone who looks like they have had a rough time is fitting imo. The tapestry is still overwrought though, I can't think of anything that can save it from itself.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on October 18, 2011, 03:46:26 pm
As much as I enjoyed Archangel's Blade, I was also disappointed. I found there was too much romantic angst and not enough plot and action.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on October 21, 2011, 09:58:59 am
As much as I enjoyed Archangel's Blade, I was also disappointed. I found there was too much romantic angst and not enough plot and action.

Didn't love it, either, Art.  I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars, I guess.  I had several issues:

1) The cover. Yeah, yeah, don't judge a book by its cover, but that cover was awful!!

2) Honor reminded me of Katya from the Psy-changeling series, and I just never really cared for her.  It was difficult for me to buy into her story -- horribly tortured/raped for 2 months, and yet she seemed quick to recover.
 
3) The two plotlines -- searching for Honor's abductors AND searching for the guy who was making the baby-vamps -- kept getting mixed up in my mind.  At some point in the story, I started thinking that they were related somehow:  as if the person in charge of her abduction was the same person who was making the baby vamps.  The plot was just too muddied.

4) I would have liked to have had more Raphael and Elena.

5) These names!!  *roll eyes* Ransom, Honor, Sorrow, Venom.  It’s like a bunch of BDB names only without the Hs.  (Rhansom, Hohnor, Sorrhow, Vhenohm.)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on November 09, 2011, 11:45:57 am
Not 1 but 7 deleted scenes from Kiss of Snow! (http://www.nalinisingh.com/deleted.php#snow1) bOuNcY
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on November 09, 2011, 12:56:34 pm
Whee! :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on January 06, 2012, 02:17:50 pm
Judd & Brenna short. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/12/happy-holidays-gift.html) :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on January 07, 2012, 08:32:54 am
:D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on January 08, 2012, 11:21:04 am
Judd & Brenna short. (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2011/12/happy-holidays-gift.html) :D

LOL. Clearly they're watching Syfy creature features.  :D
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on March 01, 2012, 01:11:43 am
Angel's Flight is a new anthology with all the Guild hunter novellas and one extra about Jessamy and Galen. Their story is interesting but it really made me impatient for Illium and Jason's stories.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 01, 2012, 03:40:19 pm
Angel's Flight is a new anthology with all the Guild hunter novellas and one extra about Jessamy and Galen. Their story is interesting but it really made me impatient for Illium and Jason's stories.

I read Galen and Jessamy's story last night.  It's timed 400 years before the Raphael/Elena timeline.  I didn't remember from the main books that Jess and Galen were together.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on March 02, 2012, 05:38:08 am
It is mentioned only once in passing. I think it was one time when Elena was leaving the childrens school with Jessamy and Galen came to pick her up.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on March 24, 2012, 05:21:13 am
When Blaze of Memory was released I wasn't able to get past the first chapter, not sure why, I don't remember what bugged me about it. Anyway, last night I was looking at the rest of the psy/changeling books I missed and since I can't read a series out of order I decided to suck it up and read Blaze of Memory so I can move on in the series... I devoured it and stayed up way too late to finish it. Now I'm really curious about why I had disliked it so much in the first place  ???
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Zealith on March 24, 2012, 07:24:19 am
Probably in the wrong mood when you tried the first time.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on March 24, 2012, 01:30:26 pm
Probably in the wrong mood when you tried the first time.

Yes, that happens to me, too.  I disliked the Black Jewels Trilogy the first time I read it, but then fell in love with it later.

I didn't like Blaze of Memory, either, but I haven't tried to re-read it yet.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Zealith on March 24, 2012, 01:34:21 pm
It wasn't one of my favorites either. But it had some good points.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on April 01, 2012, 03:27:36 am
I didn't actually mind Blaze of Memory. But people see different things. I'm curious now, what are is your favourite and least favourite book?

For me, my favourite is Mine to Possess and I don't think it's going to change. I love Clay and Tally's relationship, and I think it's because they already knew each other rather than just meet. Out of the whole series it's the book that sticks most in my head.

My least favourite is actually Hostage to Pleasure, I enjoyed the book, but because it is Dorian and I love his character, I had certain expectations.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Nifty on April 01, 2012, 03:37:16 am
Caressed by Ice is still my favorite.  Loved Judd and Brenna.  Other faves:
Slave to Sensation
Branded by Fire
Play of Passion


I've realized that I don't particularly care for the books that feature a Psy heroine.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Zealith on April 01, 2012, 09:35:46 am
I don't care as much for the books that focus on the wolves instead of the cats myself. Caressed by Ice is a bit of an exception because I really like Judd.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: bookworm on April 05, 2012, 07:14:19 pm
I really liked Caressed by Ice. It has a lot of people slamming on it on Amazon, but I really like Judd and Brenna. I'm also really fond of Blaze of Memory, actually, but mostly for the small elements where our other characters come in. I guess a better way to say it is that I like finding out about our "other 'psy'" and how that advances the overall plot arcs.

Of course, it is a little hard to pick favorites, since there are elements I like in all of them.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Siren on April 08, 2012, 05:15:56 pm
I love love love the Psy/Changeling books!! Not a bad one in the bunch IMHO.  :) 
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Cerulean on April 17, 2012, 12:07:53 pm
News from Nalini from the RT conference

About Nalini Singh:

*After Archangel’s Storm the author believes that she will be going back to add another chapter in Elena and Raphael’s romance.

*The Ghost from her Psy/Changeling series is a he! The author expounded saying, “I have plans for the Ghost and I’ve always had plans for the Ghost. It is someone you’ve met.” (A show of hands revealed that the audience thought that it was maybe Kaleb Krychek.) The author went on to say that she’s known the Ghost’s identity from the beginning of the series and has always been very careful while writing to make sure that he was never in two places at once.

*She spoke about potentially writing stories for all of Raphael’s Seven Commanders from her Guild Hunter universe. The verdict? “I don’t want to write a book just to write a book about that character,” instead the story has to fit the world and where the overarching story is going — something made considerably more difficult by the fact that the first Archangel book was supposed to be a stand-alone. “I am leaving it open,” said the author of giving her side characters books of their own, “I won’t say I’m not going to … but I may not …”

*The last book that Singh read as a novel from Caroline Linden, fulfilling her desire to read about Dukes and lemonade at Almack’s.
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Post by: Zealith on April 17, 2012, 01:15:21 pm
That makes me happy. Elena and Raphael are my favorites in that series (at least at this point).

I always thought that Ghost was a he. However, I thought it was someone we hadn't met yet. Hmm, excuse to do a reread, I think so!
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: ArtAngel on April 18, 2012, 08:13:23 pm
I've always thought it was Kaleb since he is borderline psychopath and so it The Ghost. The last book that I've read so far is Hawke and Sienna's story and it just cemented that idea in my idea.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on April 19, 2012, 05:27:31 am
I agree Art, I have thought it was Kaleb too.
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Post by: Pendle on April 20, 2012, 10:13:36 am
Me too! Especially after Bonds of Justice when he helped Max save Sophie. But I also thought it was Kaleb who saved Annie in Stroke of Enticement when they were children.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Varg on April 20, 2012, 11:29:35 am
:D that was my impression too.
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on April 30, 2012, 02:57:27 am
Tangle of Need snippets here (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/excerpt-tangle-of-need.html) and here (http://nalinisingh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/excerpt-tangle-of-need_26.html).
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Post by: CheeseBK on April 30, 2012, 08:42:22 am
thanks!
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Post by: Varg on April 30, 2012, 09:06:09 am
Thanks :)
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Post by: Cerulean on May 31, 2012, 05:48:11 am
A selection from the first chapter of Archangel's Storm is here (http://nalinisingh.com/storm.php). It's really nice :)
Title: Re: Nalini Singh - Psy/Changeling and Guild Hunter Series
Post by: Pendle on June 07, 2012, 03:03:10 am
I read Tangle of Need, and was a smidge disappointed with it. I was happy that it was different, in a sense that Riaz and Adria didn't suddenly develop a mating bond at the last second. In the series it's been said that not all couples are mated, or become mated, so it makes it more real by adhering to the rules of the world. But I can see how the sudden change would annoy people without the ultimate HEA at the end.

What really disappointed me though was that the main romance felt like a subplot in this book. I know that the overall story arc has to start coming together in order to rap it up, but there was a lot of different elements going on at the same time that took over the story.

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Post by: Cerulean on June 13, 2012, 10:48:22 am
I just finished Tangle of Need and liked it. I did also feel like a lot of the book dealt with things other than the romance between Riaz and Adria, but that didn't bother me. I really wanted to know how the plot progressed with the other topics. And I really liked seeing Hawke and Sienna progress in their relationship. I was also happy about the end in that Riaz and Adria didn't have a mating bond. It was more realistic this way. And it was written such that it left open the prospect of them eventually getting one. If Singh had Riaz & Adria have one at the moment they were attacked by the Pure Psy, it would've been way too reminiscent of Mercy & Riley and Hawke & Sienna. This way it wasn't as predictable, which I liked.

As for the identity of the Ghost Grr! I was thinking it really might've been Aden or maybe Vasic, but Singh ruled those two out. I'm still only left with Kaleb as an option that I can see. And it looks like Kaleb did find the person he was looking for. I'm not sure if he likes or hates this person, though. Very interesting.
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Post by: Zealith on January 24, 2013, 05:32:28 pm
So, I've just reread the series (skipping Play of Passion 'cause it was already checked out and reading Tangle of Need for the first time) and I still haven't the wildest guess over who the Ghost is.
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Post by: Zealith on February 11, 2013, 03:06:03 pm
Cute little short up on her forum.

http://www.nalinisingh.blogspot.com/2013/02/newsletter-stalking-hawke.html
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Post by: Varg on February 12, 2013, 04:05:34 am
Thanks Zee  :)
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Post by: Has on May 15, 2013, 11:07:50 pm
Just a headsup! Nalini is going to have a tour in the US and she has a signing date in the UK London as well! Full details here.
http://nalinisingh.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/usa-london-tour.html
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Post by: Tambayo on May 19, 2013, 01:42:56 pm
More news : expert from Heart of Obsidian (chapters 1 & 2) wil be on the website late evening on monday.

http://www.nalinisingh.blogspot.nl/2013/05/excerpt-upcoming-heart-of-obsidian.html
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Post by: Cerulean on June 06, 2013, 02:11:33 pm
I finished Heart of Obsidian and loved how Singh made Kaleb so approachable, yet kept his character. A few things I was "huh?" on, but generally really liked it.
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Post by: Zealith on June 06, 2013, 02:21:49 pm
I'm looking forward to reading this so much.
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Post by: Nifty on June 06, 2013, 03:11:38 pm
For me it was merely "meh," but that's mostly how I feel about this series in general these days.  There are only two that I have really enjoyed: Slave to Sensation and Caressed by Ice.

I think Singh is a good writer and I enjoy very much her general concept, but for whatever reason, my enjoyment of her books deteriorates as the series go on. 
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Post by: Cerulean on June 07, 2013, 12:00:30 pm
They do get kinda repetitive after awhile. I think I liked this one overall because Singh didn't back off Kaleb's lack of empathy, yet he was still a compelling figure. I don't like characters like Kaleb in general, but she made me like him - mostly. I say mostly because I really do dislike it when a character is only good because of a woman. Or "she's a good influence on him." Can't he be a good person on his own? I mean, it's the trope of a good girl reforming a bad boy. So what happens if Sahara dies before he does - in the long run? Does he go back to being what he is? Probably. So that was one "meh/huh" for me.

I did like the progression of the overall plot about Silence, although like the characters in the book, I thought the actions of Pure Psy made no sense. Why the mass terrorism? How is that supposed to bring people over to their side? I get the whole "kill everyone off and leave the strong" idea - I see that as a more pure rationalization - but it makes no logical sense.

And I did like how she revealed the Ghost's identity.
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Post by: Varg on June 09, 2013, 09:57:21 am
 I mostly liked it.

As for the thing about Pure Psy, I don't think they were really trying to sway people to their side as much as they were "cleansing the psy" sort according to their new religion. Terrorism or the idea that you need to clean your people never really makes logical sense. To me the Pure Psy fanatics seemed to be victims of the illness caused by Silence. They believed themselves to be rational but were really quite insane.
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Post by: pjschnyder on June 23, 2013, 02:32:37 pm
I enjoyed Heart of Obsidian overall, but I think the thing that I loved the most was the insertion of little Easter Eggs - little references back to other stories, even the short stories, to tie up loose ends.
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Post by: Pendle on June 27, 2013, 10:46:52 am
I agree pjschnyder. We finally found out who saved Annie, (even though I already knew the answer!), it was nice to have it confirmed. I hadn't quite realised how big a role Enrique would have in this book. *shudder*

So who's story is next? Who do you want to read next?

I'm intrigued by Alice. Or the love/hate relationship between Kenji and Jem.
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Post by: Pendle on July 04, 2013, 08:03:40 am
So the next book will be about Vasic.

I like him but I figured as the series progressed that maybe he was too broken to be fixed. I'm also a bit disappointed that we won't be going back into SD or DR. But there will be a DR novella out next year as well.
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Post by: Varg on July 15, 2013, 02:27:12 am
I agree Pendle.
I also wanted to see more of "the sleeping one", sorry her name escapes me but the scientist they found in some sort of suspended animation.
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Post by: Zealith on July 15, 2013, 04:07:10 pm
Alice, I believe.
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Post by: Pendle on August 08, 2013, 01:17:15 pm
Yes, I wanted a story on Alice. Though her connection to the Arrows she could still end up with one of them. Aden maybe?
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Post by: Zealith on December 07, 2013, 12:24:21 am
Just finished Archangel's Legion. Oh my goodness, did not see that coming. Though I guess it makes sense what with the title and all. Amazing, glad to see Elena and Raphael again.
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Post by: Zealith on February 26, 2017, 08:02:24 pm
I've been rereading, and I've been amazed at how many threads were introduced early in the series, to tie in later. Here's just a few of the small details I've noticed so far.

Sahara was first mentioned in Faith's book, along with her disappearance. Kaleb was introduced in that book as well. I'm currently on the 6th book, and it's been revealed that he had a wobble in his silence when he was 16 (later revealed that was when he was mind controlled into murdering a woman), he needed an alibi for when Councilor Marshall was assassinated, and he had a charm shaped like a star whose owner he was searching for. Vasic has been showing up since book two, and by book four his rebel leanings were revealed, though it took a few appearances before he got his name. Aden showed up in book five, though he wasn't given a name. And Samuel Rains, who I thought was a new character when he showed up in Shield of Winter, just tried to crawl off a cliff in book six.

I am in awe of Singh's ability to tie all these things together.
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Post by: BillG on February 27, 2017, 01:48:14 am
It is amazing how she has had characters with major impact make guest appearances at various times.
Even if it's a matter of her deciding to make a minor character into someone who's done something important she has to have kept track of all of the slight details to pick someone appropriate to use.
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Post by: Zealith on February 27, 2017, 02:02:03 pm
Yep. I imagine she was an extensive file of notes.
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Post by: BillG on February 28, 2017, 01:38:04 am
Yep. I imagine she was an extensive file of notes.

Undoubtedly. However, I keep flashing back to Wen Spencer's protagonist in Eight Million Gods and imagining truly massive tracks of sticky-notes of various colors. 9)