Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh

Whisper of Sin by Nalini SinghWhisper of Sin by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #0.6
Published by Berkley on February 25, 2014
Pages: 88 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her phenomenal Psy-Changeling world as a woman in peril finds herself in the arms of a dangerously beautiful shapeshifter…

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…

Whisper of Sin was like a diamond hiding amongst other diamonds, how was I to have known that its story was going to amaze me?! Too many instances have shown that I am no longer allowed to have any kinds of doubts about any of Nalini Singh’s stories. But for sake of transparency and clarification I didn’t really have high expectations for Whisper of Sin because it was a novella and I just couldn’t see how out of the synopsis Singh could tie its story in with what I knew was going on with the full novels in the Psy-Changeling series.

As for the actual story of Whisper of Sin I couldn’t have asked for another great prequel for this Psy-Changeling series Singh has created. The action, romance (my gosh the romance!), conflict, and character development were all 10’s. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a character named Emmett and Ria in any of the full-length novels, but during the time I was reading Whisper of Sin I did not care one bit. The romance between Ria and Emmett was fast but it wasn’t underdeveloped. In a very traumatic situation and Emmett being who he was and Ria being who she was they just gravitated towards one another, there’s no other way I can describe it.

Whisper of Sin gives us the background into how the Dark River Pack (?) came to gain control of San Francisco and some of its surrounding regions. It was great getting this information because in Slave to Sensation we’re just told that they already have control.

Whisper of Sin was so good, I can’t wait to begin my reread and continuation of the Psy-Changeling series next.

About Nalini Singh

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.