Published by Penguin on September 2nd 2008
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
From the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of ObsidianLora Leigh calls Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series “a sensual, dangerous adventure not to be missed.” Now, as the deadly Psy Council tightens its grip, a rebel Psy scientist finds herself at the mercy of a changeling who has sworn vengeance against her kind…Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy—cool, calm, emotionless...at least on the surface. Inside, she’s fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper’s embrace.DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard’s rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian’s agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...
Ashaya Aleine, has been separated from her son, and as a Psy, she is emotionless atleast to the Psy, but she has a great love for her son. So now because of that, she is forced to create something for the Psy that mean enslavement for her people. Then she manages to contact DarkRiver and they manage to get her son out and safe and integrated into their web. Now Ashaya has managed to hide herself from the other Psy, except for her twin sister, where Ashaya is met up with Dorian Christensen, a sentinel for DarkRiver. Dorian, a sentinel for DarkRiver, is out for revenge for the Psy, after his sister is brutally killed. But then he meets with Ashaya and knows that she is very different from the other, and there is a heated desire that is firing up between them that he can’t deny, and realizes that she is his mate. Ashaya is overwhelmed with all the emotions that she is starting to feel, especially for Dorian whom at first she viewed as a enemy, but now is the one man that she knows she can’t resist and doesn’t want to let go of, but there is a danger that is rising that will put them all in danger.
Hostage To Pleasure is the sixth installment to the Psy-Changeling Series. I have just loved reading this series, I have always loved shifter series, but this one is one of my favorites to read. I found Hostage to Pleasure to be a sensational read, with such delightful characters. Ashaya, is a twin, but her sister is in a way demented, but has not much Psy power, but Ashaya is the only one out of the two that has broken “Silence”. Even though her sister is her son’s biological mother, Ashaya is his mother in every true way that matters. Ashaya is willing to do everything she can to protect her son, no matter the cost. Dorian, even though he is bitter at the beginning toward Ashaya, his manner toward Ashaya we see soften, where he starts the process of healing. Dorian even though he is part of DarkRiver, he has never been able to fully shift into animal form, he is one of the strongest of DarkRiver. As I was reading this one, I found myself taken on a ride of sizzling passion, alluring characters with a witty exchange, and a plot that will have you grabbing the hold of your seat to hold onto this mesmerizing installment to the Psy-Changeling series, that will leave you eager for the next installment in the series!