Publisher: Berkley

Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

Posted September 26, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh

It seriously took me a minute to remember if Viper was Venom’s name, but I think my confusion came from the rarity of characters and book titles that start with the letter ‘V.’ Anyway, Archangel’s Viper was somewhat different than the other secondary character stories within the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. I wanted to chalk up how I felt about this difference as a bad thing because I am sometimes a stickler for things staying the same even though I love change, but when I tapped to the last page I couldn’t help but totally dig the overall story of Archangel’s Viper. Out of all Raphael’s Seven, Venom, Demetrius, Jason, Adohan have been the ones I’ve been most fascinated by. With Jason and Demetrius already having their stories told I am glad that Venom was next up. While his background story wasn’t as elaborate as Demetrius and Jason’s, […]

Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Posted September 19, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

I can’t believe that I loved Reaper’s Legacy more than Reaper’s Property when I first read them. If it wasn’t Sophie getting on my nerves, then it was the cat and mouse game that Ruger and Sophie played with each other. I must need my head checked out because despite these irritants I really ended up loving the overall story of Reaper’s Legacy. Immediately, as Reaper’s Legacy began you are hip to the tension and agitation that both Ruger and Sophie have for each other, but underneath all of that is the sexual tension that is the timeless pull between these two. I adored the fact that there was a kid mixed in with this story simply because it brings about an entirely new level to all characters involved, if that makes sense. I loved how both Sophie and Ruger loved Noah and the lengths they were willing to go […]

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Posted August 25, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 0 Comments
Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

I have to admit that I was sadden when starting Allegiance of Honor. This sadness had nothing to do with Nalini Singh’s note at the end of Shards of Hope or the one at the beginning of Allegiance of Honor. It’s just that its story represents the end of a chapter that has been part of my reading life for a long time. After being supplied with action filled story after action filled story I felt a smidgen of disappointment at how toned down Allegiance of Honor was. The stories before this installment was full of all types of changes and hype that I seriously thought that Allegiance of Honor would carry the same tone. In hindsight I’m glad for Singh’s decision to tone down this story, the second chapter of her Psy-Changeling series needed to be able to come out strong and if Allegiance of Honor went off with […]

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Posted August 5, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 1 Comment
Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Just like with Shield of Winter I didn’t know what to expect with Shards of Hope. I also didn’t want to get my hopes up if it by chance ended up turning out like Heart of Obsidian. When I read the synopsis my eyebrows raised in wonder and a little bit of shock that Aiden and Zaira were the focal couple of Shards of Hope. My wonder and trust in Nalini Singh’s writing, and the fact that she hasn’t let me down and I didn’t think she would start with Aiden’s story, was enough for me to dive in. Both Zaira and Aiden’s characters, story, and background pulled at my heart stings. From their childhoods, training situations, and struggles in trying to navigate through of this new area of life all Arrows are having to experience my emotions were totally invested. But since Zaira and Aden, along with Vasic, reside […]

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted August 4, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Shield of Winter was everything I was looking for from the newer releases of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. There’s so much yes that I want to shout at this story, but I’ll refrain and try to encompass my thoughts within the parameters of this review. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was iffy about how Shield of Winter was going to be executed. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with a few of the previous stories within this series by Singh, but I realized that I need to stop being such a worry wort because it sours the great relationship I have with Singh’s writing. Plus, I’m also finding out that my worrying is for naught because Shield of Winter turned out to be so freaking good! Just like with the other characters in Shield of Winter, I had a hard time believing that Vasic would be able to […]

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted June 13, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 7 Comments
Silver Silence by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Silver Silence was everything! I had no expectations but goodness gracious I wasn’t expecting things to get this intense for the continuation and spinoff of the Psy-Changeling series. Whew! I don’t know whose character I loved more, Valentin’s or Silver’s because both showed up and showed out and made Silver Silence easily another favorite by Nalini Singh. It’s been a while since I’ve felt torn between two characters, I think the last duo was Sienna and Hawke so for Valentin and Silver to be currently fighting for that number one spot says something. It wasn’t so much that either had such dominant personalities and were both leaders of their sphere of influence, I think the way they both carried themselves while being thrust into some sticky situations and still being able to keep a level head and be the beacon of hope their people needed just spoke volumes. If you’re read […]

Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 20, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 6 Comments
Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Besides the lieutenants and soldiers in Snow Dancer that were mentioned in Kiss of Snow and Tangle of Need, not much has been said about the others, well…other than Cooper. But with the small glimpses we were able to get it was made known that Kenji and Garnet has some issues that needed to be worked out so it was great that in Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) we are able to finally get their story. I loved that Nalini Singh made Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) feel more like a romantic suspense than a paranormal romance story, although the paranormal elements are surely there because both Kenji and Garnet are changelings after all. Even though Flirtation of Fate (Wild Embrace) was a novella, it read more like a full length novel which was an unexpected treat because we were able to get a feel for each of Kenji and Garnet’s characters […]

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 17, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 5 Comments
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

I was hoping for Kaleb’s story but the actual details of what his story could’ve entailed never would formulate in my mind. Thank goodness I’m not a writer because I have a feeling that if I would’ve wrote Heart of Obsidian it would’ve went something like this: “Kaleb was a bad mama jamma and since no one wanted to fight him because he was too powerful it took a special someone who had already captured his heart to come and regulate his badassness so that he could be welcomed back into society and not try to kill everyone. The End.” But in all seriousness, I never would’ve imagined Heart of Obsidian turning out the way it did on top of what it added to the overall Psy-Changeling series. With all of that said I can’t say that I was completely blown away or pleased with the execution of Kaleb’s story. Knowing from previous stories how […]

Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Posted May 16, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 2 Comments
Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @BerkleyRomance

Oh I was not expecting the Psy-Changeling series to go in the direction it did with Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace)! Talk about a switch up in the modus operandi. Partners in Persuasion (Wild Embrace) is once again a testament to Nalini Singh’s determination to always think outside of the box. A submissive male wolf and a dominant female leopard, who would’ve thunk?! Heck, who would’ve thought that I would’ve loved their story so much?! We were first introduced to Felix I think in Kiss of Snow, or maybe it was Tangle of Need. Anyway, Felix headed the replanting of the land where Sienna’s X-Fire did some serious damage. It was in his working on that section of Snow Dancer territory where he first met – although he was too shy to ever say anything – Dezi, the Dark River solider who was on rotation for perimeter watch. It’s within this […]

Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub

Posted May 9, 2017 by Leona Woolfolk in Books - 4 Comments
Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub

After everything we learned about Riaz and Adria from Indigo’s story and the stories that came after I was so excited for Tangle of Need. I mean we were finally getting their story after everything these two have been through and had to endure!  But the overall product of Tangle of Need left me with blah feelings towards its story, and both Adria and Riaz. Even though I really tried to give their story the benefit of the doubt I just couldn’t rock with Tangle of Need. If it wasn’t for Hawke/Sienna, Aden, Vasic, the shenanigans of Pure Psy, and oddly enough Mercy and Riley Tangle of Need would have gotten a lower rating. In saying all of that I’m not putting down the coupling of Riaz and Adria, nor am I saying that the writing and storytelling wasn’t up to Nalini Singh standards. But in putting these two headstrong characters together a […]