Publisher: Berkley

Book Review: Nalini Singh’s Silver Silence

Book Review: Nalini Singh’s Silver Silence

First in the Psy-Changeling Trinity follow-on series from Singh’s Psy-Changeling universe and revolving around three races: the Psy, the shifters, and humans. The couple focus is on Silver Mercant and Valentin Nikolaev. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Psy-Changeling books on my website. My Take Yep, it is an insightful series name, for it’s a new age for Psy, humans, and shifters, a tri-way struggle to achieve equality, trust, and peace for all. The theme is love whether it be Silver coming to understand and love, Valya’s tremendous capacity for love for Silver, his family, his pack…all of ’em, Ena’s love for her granddaughter, Arwen’s, Valya’s family…and more. But a counter theme is greed. Yes, there’s hate in there as well, but the prime mover is greed with the Consortium willing to disrupt, murder, and destroy to improve their bottom line. It’s an interesting contrast: the sleek and sophisticated Silver versus the brash bear. With Singh using third-person subjective point-of-view, we get to hear the thoughts of a number of characters…and I do see this POV as much warmer. What I don’t buy is this insta-romance. Oh, no, Silver does fight it, but she falls in […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Lora Leigh’s Enthralled

Book Review: Lora Leigh’s Enthralled

An anthology of four short stories revolving around the theme of enthrallment with the power to hold you spellbound, to captivate your senses, and to keep you forever in their control…I think the theme refers to the authors… DISCLAIMER: Two of the stories have character lists, only because I do follow these series and like to know who did what, where, when, and with whom. Series “The Devil’s Due” (Breeds, 28, Wolf Breeds, 10) “The Curse of the Black Swan” (League of the Black Swan, 1.5) “Salvage” ( The Iron Seas, 3.5) “Ecstasy Under the Moon” (Children of the Moon, 3.5) The Stories Lora Leigh’s “The Devil’s Due” is… …about bigotry and fear with the horrors of what Europe requires of those who are different. But mostly it’s rampant whining. Oh, doesn’t she know how much I want her and oh, no, he’s going to kill me. In between Katie’s whining about being killed, she’s whining about how much she wants Devil. Oh, man. Skip this one. The Characters Mary Katherine “Katie” O’Sullivan is the baby rescued and now 16. Barrett O’Sullivan, the assistant chief constable of Northern Ireland and Katie’s father, was part of the team to rescue a […]

Posted April 18, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments