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

 Wild Embrace By Nalini Singh
Rating: ★★★★☆
Editore Gollancz
ISBN  9781473221598
Pagine 384
Prezzo £ 12.99 paperback
£ 8.99 ebook
Uscita 25 august 2016
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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 . . .

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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…

★★★★☆ Echo of Silence
★★★☆☆ Dorian
★★★★★ Partners in Persuasion
★★★★☆ Flirtation of Fate

Jeez, these anthologies of Nalini’s! What they do to a person! 😉

Wild Embrace is another “feeling” packed, heart sqeezing, beautifully written collection of short stories set in the Psy-Changeling World.
Here, Nalini gives to her fans 3 completely new stories and some scraps of scenes about Dorian. I simply LOVED Dezi and Felix’ story (Partners in Persuasion). Female dominant changeling and submissive male changeling has never been tried before by Nalini and she hendled the pair masterfully. I also found very interesting the story about Stefan (Psy) and Tazi (human) -Echo of Silence- that has definitely more weight if we look at the future of the series. In fact it is strictly linked to Allegiance of Honor and gives an ulterior insight in what happens there. Dorian’s, as I said, were just brief glimpses -cute ones, ok- on his life since childhood. However, nothing more than that.
Lastly, Kenji’ story. Well, darn. I must admit I was expecting something more from his story. You know, with all that hair color and flair he is quite a unique character but this story (the longest in the book) didn’t satisfy completely my need to know him. With this I am not saying that Nalini Singh didn’t write beautiful, lovable and intense characters and stories…because, as usual, she did. I am just hoping for more in the fututre 😉

PREVIEW | Sara Jane STONE: Serving Trouble (Second Shot #1)

Yesterday was a crazy day but I had the time to read a steamy free short noevalla that introduces the first book in a new series by Sarah Jane Stone, Serving Trouble, out March 08. This was also a new author discovery for me and it didn’t disappoint! Just made things more interesting since I didn’t only meet the two MC five years before the events of Serving Trouble…to better understand their background before starting with their full story… but I had a glimpse (the first chapter) to the novel itself and I have just three words to say… I cannot wait! (I already know I am in love with Noah!!)

 Running Wild (Second Shot 0.5) by Sara Jane Stone

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Running Wild
Sara Jane Stone

Second Shot #0.5


She’s always been off limits…
Noah Tager has always played by the rules and proudly wears the label ‘Local Hero.’ But before he leaves to become one of The Few, The Proud, The Marines, he wants to turn his fantasies into reality with the one woman who has always been off limits.
He’s always been a challenge…
When it comes to her less-than-stellar reputation, Josie Fairmore is ready and willing to cross over into nothing-left-to-lose territory, if it leads to an all-night ride with the man of her X-rated dreams. With her big brother leaving in the morning to ‘Be All He Can Be’ in the Army, Dominic will never find out about her fling with his best friend Noah.
But one wild ride together doesn’t change the fact that Noah’s leaving in the morning—and he’s taking Josie’s heart with him.

 Serving Trouble (Second Shot #1) by Sara Jane Stone
Editore Avon Impulse
ISBN 9780062423856
Prezzo $1.99/€2.68 ebook
Uscita 08 march 2016
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Serving Trouble
Sara Jane Stone

Second Shot #1

Five years ago, Josie Fairmore left timber country in search of a bright future. Now she’s back home with a mountain of debt and reeling from a loss that haunts her. Desperate for a job, she turns to the one man she wishes she could avoid. The man who rocked her world one wild night and then walked right out of it.

Former Marine Noah Tager is managing his dad’s bar and holding tight to the feeling that his time overseas led to failure. The members of his small town think he’s a war hero, but after everything he’s witnessed, Noah doesn’t want a pat on the back. The only thing he desires is a second chance with his best friend’s little sister.

Josie’s determined to hold onto her heart and not repeat her mistakes, but when danger arrives on Noah’s doorstep and takes aim at Josie, they just might discover that sometimes love is worth the risk.

TOR Publishing and its gripping covers

Every time TOR newsletter lands in my inbox, it’s a given I’ll have candy for my eyes. This month is no exception with these beautiful and original covers and very interesting plots. I don’t know you but I have, at least, two new authors to read now. 😉


TOR Publishing | 9780765387684
$ 3.00 | 144 pages

The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster

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When the Dragon Ships began to tear through the trade lanes and ravage coastal towns, the hopes of the arichipelago turned to the Windspeakers on Tash. The solemn weather-shapers with their eyes of stone can steal the breeze from raiders’ sails and save the islands from their wrath. But the Windspeakers’ magic has been stolen, and only their young apprentice Shina can bring their power back and save her people.
Tazir has seen more than her share of storms and pirates in her many years as captain, and she’s not much interested in getting involved in the affairs of Windspeakers and Dragon Ships. Shina’s caught her eye, but that might not be enough to convince the grizzled sailor to risk her ship, her crew, and her neck.

“The Drowning Eyes is a magic- and wind-filled adventure, peopled with excellent and strong characters. The story made me want to sail the coastline on a boat of my own and see if I could call up a storm. In Emily Foster’s debut novella, apprentice Windspeaker Shina must return her people’s power to them before the Dragon Ships destroy everything . . . unless Shina destroys it by accident first. So vividly rendered, you’ll be tempted to wash the salt-spray from your clothing after reading The Drowning Eyes.” – Fran Wilde, author of Updraft


TOR Publishing | 9780765387776
$ 3.00 ebook | 138 pages

Patchwerk by David Tallerman


Fleeing the city of New York on the TransContinental atmospheric transport vehicle, Dran Florrian is traveling with Palimpsest—the ultimate proof of a lifetime of scientific theorizing.
When a rogue organization attempts to steal the device, however, Dran takes drastic action.
But his invention threatens to destroy the very fabric of this and all other possible universes, unless Dran—or someone very much like him—can shut down the machine and reverse the process.

Praise for Patchwerk
“Tallerman (the Tales of Easie Damasco comic fantasy series) deftly pulls his characters through multiple quick changes in identity, location, and possible futures, always keeping the plot and action unbroken so the dizzying shifts never become confusing. He throws open a surreal and suspenseful hall of science fiction mirrors, and readers will enjoy watching Florrian smash through them all.” — Publishers Weekly


TOR Publishing | 9780765387783
$ 3.00 ebook | 244 pages

Lustlocked by Matt Wallace

Sin du Jour #2 | READ an EXCERPT | Amazon

The staff of New York’s premier supernatural catering company, has their work cut out for them in this outrageous follow-up to Envy of Angels.
Love is in the air at Sin du Jour.
The Goblin King (yes, that one) and his Queen are celebrating the marriage of their son to his human bride. Naturally the celebrations will be legendary.
But when desire and magic mix, the results can be unpredictable.
Our heroes are going to need more than passion for the job to survive the catering event of the decade!

Praise for Sin du Jour:
“Funny and demented . . . I’ll read anything this guy writes.”
Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Zer0es, on Envy of Angels

“No one makes me think, ‘Dammit, I should have thought of that!’ like Matt Wallace. The Sin du Jour series is something I read with equal amounts of envy and delight.”
Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City

COLORS in COVERS | Jennifer BROWN: Shade Me (Shade Me/Nikki Kill #1)

Editore HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 9780062324436
Pagine 448
Prezzo $ 17.99 hardback
$ 10.99 ebook
Uscita 19th january 2016
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Shade Me
Jennifer Brown

Shade MeNikki Kill, book #1
Author FBTwitter

Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her.

Always an outsider, just one ‘D’ shy of flunking out, Nikki’s life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up bright orange—the color of emergencies. It’s the local hospital. They need Nikki to identify a Jane Doe who is barely hanging on to life after a horrible attack.

The victim is Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki’s school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki’s cell the only number in Peyton’s phone?

As she tries to decipher the strange kaleidoscope of clues, Nikki finds herself thrust into the dark, glittering world of the ultra-rich Hollis family, and drawn towards Peyton’s handsome, never-do-well older brother Dru. While Nikki’s colors seem to help her unravel the puzzle, what she can’t see is that she may be falling into a trap. The only truth she can be sure of is that death is a deep, pulsing crimson.

Shade Me is award-winning author Jennifer Brown’s first book in a thrilling suspense series about Nikki Kill.

Jennifer Brown is the author of acclaimed young adult novels, Hate List, Bitter End, Perfect Escape, Thousand Words, and Torn Away. Her debut novel, Hate List, received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA “Perfect Ten,” and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Bitter End received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and is listed on the YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list.