Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Review: Branded by Fire

Branded by Fire is a Berkley Sensation Paranormal Romance and the 6th book in the Psy/Changelings series by Nalini Singh. This is the story of Mercy and Riley.

Book Blurb:

Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he's a wolf, she's a cat, and they're both used to being on top.

But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley 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...

Branded by Fire was awesome. :)

Mercy is a sentinel in the DarkRiver Leopard pack. She is accustomed to calling the shots, putting herself in danger and getting the job done. As a dominant changeling female this is standard behavior - and Mercy has no plans to change.

But she longs to have someone to call her own - a mate. But only if that mate is dominant - because Mercy can't see herself with a submissive male. The only problem with dominant male changelings is that they like to be in charge - just like dominant female changelings. So what's a girl to do?

Riley is a lieutenant in the SnowDancer wolf pack. He lost his parents at a very young age and gained the responsibility of raising his younger brother and sister. Riley has always been serious and in control - and when his sister was kidnapped and harmed - Riley never fully recovered from the guilt he felt at not being able to protect her. He wants - he needs to be able to protect his female, so Riley has decided that a submissive female is the best choice for his mate.

But we don't always get what we think is best for us - because Mercy does not have a submissive bone in her body - and Riley wants her with a fierce need he's never experienced before.

What happens when two dominant changelings dance the mating dance? Both find out that giving a little gains a whole lot more. :)

I love this series. :) I give Branded by Fire 5 out of 5 stars.


Slave to SensationVisions of HeatCaressed By IceMine to Possess
Hostage to PleasureBranded by FireBlaze of MemoryBonds of Justice


Lover of Romance said...

I have heard alot of good things from this author, and I am eager to start reading her stuff!!! Thanks for the Review, it was great! Branded By Fire sounds like a delicious read!!!

Blodeuedd said...

Don't wanna spoil myself, still to read book 1, but I borrowed it to a friend who loved it ;)