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Book Review-Branded By Fire

by | Oct 11, 2010 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-Branded By FireBranded by Fire by Nalini Singh
Also in this series: Slave to Sensation, Caressed By Ice, Mine to Possess, Hostage to Pleasure, Shield of Winter, Shards of Hope
Series: Psy Changeling #6
Published by Penguin on July 7th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781101082065

A Psy-Changeling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian..."the alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist). When a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man--before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire...

The DarkRiver Sentinel Mercy, seeing all those that she looks up to and admires, involved with their mates, leaves her in need for one as well, even though its frustrating to no end on how happy everyone around her seems to be, but Mercy feeling a bit lost, until Riley Kincaid, starts to work with her to find a young researcher that has been kindapped. But as they get closer, the heat between Riley and Mercy becomes near explosive, with both dominant, they wonder how this could ever work between them, because if the mating heat comes, Mercy knows that she could never submit to Riley, which could destroy her in the end.

The Hero 
Riley Kincaid, a lietenant in the SnowDancer pack, despite his being a wolf, has yet to find a mate until Mercy, and passions definitely fire them both up. Riley, is determined to possess Mercy, despite the fact that she is a cat and he a wolf, because there is a rising undeniable passion between them, that he can no longer deny, and must claim her, but that is no easy task. Riley knows that Mercy is far from what he had invisioned his mate to be, more submissive and passive, Mercy is everything BUT!!! And he is in for a wild ride!!

The Heroine 
Mercy, is utterly frustrated with her friends falling in love and find mates, and wonders if that will ever happen to her, because she is a sentinel and such a dominant female, she yearns for passion and a love that she see’s all around her, but knows that if she ever found a mate, if he was dominant, it could very well destroy who she is. But when a young boy goes missing, she must join with Riley to find him. However when she is around him, she is on alert, and a heat that she can’t deny, knowing that she couldn’t ever submit to him before he submits to him.

My Thoughts:
Branded By Fire is defnitely one of the most heated of the Psy Changeling Series, of course they are all filled with romance and passion, however this story is a bit different than the others. Both characters are part of two different packs, and they are both dominants, and one or both will have to become submissive for their mating. As with all this series that Nalini Singh has created, I found it hard to put down, and kept flipping the pages as fast I could read them, taken into a world of adventure, intrigue, and wild passion that will smoke up the room with heat. I definitely enjoyed this wild ride that Singh has taken this reader on, ensnaring me on this endearing story of how love can be found in least expectation scenarios, filled with surprises and mysteries along the way. Definitely another one that I have fallen in love with in this author!!

About Nalini Singh

I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.

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