This week, Nalini Singh released the novella, Whisper of Sin, a Psy-Changeling Prequel story that was originally published as part of the Burning Up Anthology in August 2010. In honor of the release, I’ve reposted my original review of this wonderful story.
Whisper of Sin
Author: Nalini Singh
Reviewer: Jen Twimom
What I’m Talking About:
Ria (a human) is attacked and nearly raped before DarkRiver enforcers step in. Changeling Emmett is immediately attracted to Ria and serves as her protector. The story follows the couple as they learn about one another, and learn to trust each other.
This is story set in Ms. Singh’s amazing Psy/Changeling series (one of the best PNR series out there). It is set back in time, so you do not have to have knowledge of the series to enjoy this novella. Ms. Singh does a fabulous job of drawing me in by creating characters I care about. The story moves quickly, but doesn’t skimp on plot development or hot romance. My only issue was the final “hurdle” placed in front of the couple, which felt forced and unnecessary. The couple was already together and in love. I did not see the purpose in tossing them one more issue to deal with – especially one so minor and silly. But it was just that – silly – and the story is still a good one.
Rating: A- Enjoyed A Lot
About the Book:
San Francisco is under threat from a violent gang…a gang that has no idea who they’re challenging. The DarkRiver pack of leopard changelings has already claimed the city as their territory, and they will fight with wild fury to protect its residents. Emmett, a lethally trained leopard soldier, isn’t about to let outsiders muscle in on his home ground—especially when they target a human named Ria.
Emmett has one word for the smart stranger with her curvy body and tough spirit: mine.
Possessive, dominant, unyielding in his demands and desires, Emmett is unlike anyone Ria has ever before met. But while the sexy leopard changeling makes her body ignite, his kisses molten and his touch addicting, she’s no pushover and she has a few demands of her own. This leopard has met his match…
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Series: Psy-Changeling #0.6
Genre: Paranormal Romance, novella
Book Source: Purchased original anthology with my own funds
Whisper of Sin (Psy-Changeling #0.6)
Reviews in the Series:
Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #8)
Play of Passion by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #9)
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #10)
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #11)
Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5)
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #12)