FOCUS ON | Nalini SINGH: Wild Embrace (Psy-Changeling #15.5)

Ok, by now you should have understood that Nalini Singh is my favourite author ever. So, after the review of Rock Wedding (last book in her Rock Kiss series, contemporary romance) not long ago, I am returning to Singh-world to speak about an anthology that is out august 25th, for the international edition (cover below), and august 23rd, for the US edition. Wild Embrace is part of the Psy-Changeling series that counts, as of today, 15 books and many novellas.

 Wild Embrace By Nalini Singh
Editore Gollancz
ISBN  9781473221598
Pagine 384
Prezzo £ 12.99 paperback
£ 8.99 ebook
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Wild Embrace
Nalini Singh

Psy-Changeling #15.5

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The ‘alpha author of paranormal romance’* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible . . .

Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander…
A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration – until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play…
Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…
Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries…

Nalini Singh was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. She spent three years living and working in Japan, and travelling around Asia before returning to New Zealand now – although she’s always plotting new trips. She has worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, not necessarily in that order. Some people might call that inconsistency, but she calls it grist for the writer’s mill.

PATRICIA BRIGGS: Shifting Shadows – Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson

Tornando a parlare di Patricia Briggs, fra poco più di un mese potremo trovare in libreria (chiaramente solo in inglese dato che in Italia è stata interrotta) questa raccolta di racconti brevi (alcuni nuovi altri vecchi, tra cui l’inizio della storia tra Charles e Anna) collegati al mondo di Mercy Thompson, serie principale della Briggs (di cui Alpha and Omega è uno spin-off).

Speaking again of Patricia Briggs, in just over a month we will find at the bookshops this new collection of short stories, connected to the world of Mercy Thompson… some of them new and some of them old. Hovewer, the real treat for me is that, finally, we will have the novel of the beginnings of Charles and Anna in an all Mercyverse anthology. 😉 (ok, and the beautiful, incredible and fantasmagorical cover painted by the faboulous Dan Dos Santos, yay!)

 Shifting Shadows: stories from the world of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Editore Penguin, ACE
ISBN 9780425265000 hardcover
Pagine 464
Prezzo $ 26.95 hardcover
$ 13.00 kindle ebook ?
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Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger…

A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends…

Previously Published Stories

  • Alpha and Omega The first novella about Anna and Charles, which led to a whole spin-off series.
  • Gray An vampire buys the home where she lived with her husband, which has fallen into disrespair. She begins remodeling the place, only to find that old and beloved ghosts still linger.
  • Fairy Gifts Mining towns are rough and human life is cheap. In the turn-of-the-century Butte Montana, a young man, turned to a vampire, struggles with his nature and eventually finds a measure of redemption in an unlikely place.
  • Seeing Eye White witches are rare, and seldom as powerful as their morally-compromised counterparts. In this story, a blind witch teams up with a werewolf on a mission.
  • The Star of David Being a werewolf can wreck havoc on family relations. This is a story of how murder and deception can bring a family together…
  • In Red, with Pearls Warren is a werewolf, and a private detective. This is a noir-flavored story about some truly terrible neighbors and why you should always treat a werewolf nicely.

New Stories

  • Silver This is probably the only depressing story I’ve ever written, and it was a hard story to write. This covers how Bran and Samuel were first made into werewolves, and how Samuel first fell in love with the Ariana. Of course, as we learned in Silver Borne, things have to take a tragic turn.
  • Outtake One After the tragedy of Silver, I had to remind myself that with long life comes the opportunity to overcome the past, and forge a better future. Samuel and Ariana have another chance at love, and they’re determined to make it work. This is an outtake from Silver Borne
  • Roses in Winter A young girl survives a werewolf attack, and is transformed into a werewolf. When she wasn’t able to control the wolf, she was moved to Bran’s pack. The law is absolute: if a werewolf cannot learn to control the wolf, they must be destroyed for the safety of all. With hope fading, Asil intervenes.
  • Redemption Ben’s got a quick temper, and a quicker tongue. He’s also made a bet that he can stop swearing for a week, and it just might change his life.
  • Hollow A wealthy recluse is haunted by a terrible ghost, and asks Mercy for help. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Outtake Two A bit that I wrote in Adam’s viewpoint for Night Broken.