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Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling #5)

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Ashaya Aleine was separated from her son, forced to create a neural implant that will forever enslave her psychically gifted Psy race. After fighting a desperate battle to save her child and escape the PsyNet, she's lead not to safety, but into the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.
Audiobook, Unabridged, 13 pages
Published June 27th 2011 by Tantor Media, Inc. (first published September 1st 2008)
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Ahh...Another Psy-Changeling favourite book. I give up. Might as well buy the whole series before I've even read it. Only problem, what will happen when I do finish it? No more Psy-Changeling stories and no back up series to follow it!!! Aggghhh.... O_O


I was a bit unsure about Doriana and what's his story wuld be like. In previous books he seemed like a big flirt with this huge anger inside of him. But I should've know it. There is just no way Nalini would write a bad story. She manage

I've been waiting for Dorian's story since he first stole my heart in Slave to Sensation, the first book in this series. Boy, do I have a MASSIVE crush on him, and have from the beginning. His book was every bit as good, if not better, than I thought it would be. And the epilogue…OMG!!! It was freaking AMAZING! The best ending in the series thus far! On to the next book...

If you haven't already noticed, I think I'm having a love affair with this series. LOL
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
5 Stars!!! - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den

Time to catch up on my reviews for this series…
“I heard the sniper’s voice against my ear when I woke today. He whispered sensual promises so savage, I can hardly believe these thoughts come from some corner of my own psyche. And yet they must. Because, at the end, he called me prey.

And told me to run.

- From the encrypted personal files of Ashaya Aleine”
Now why does that give me a delicious shiver?! Because it’s DORIAN!! *sighs and swoons
*** 4.66 ***

A buddy read with the fans of Paranormal Romance in BB&B!!!

I am very late to the Psy-changeling party, but I am a firm believer in that it is better late than never! And boy am I happy that my friends Joanita and Angela at BB&B got back to our schedule to indoctrinate me in the world Nalini Singh has created with an abundance of creativity, a beautiful prose, and an attention to detail without being overly verbose or giving into prolonged descriptions and international monol
Nov 06, 2012 Joanita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves fantastic world-building and all romance fans

02/09/2016 Buddy reading my favorite series with the fantastic Choko and Angela over at BB&B!!.

He hated that he couldn’t control his body around her, hated the man he became when with her, hated that her presence alone was enough to strip away the veneer of civilization that was all most people ever saw.

DarkRiver sentinel and sniper Dorian Christensen is honed from steel. Being a latent shifter taught him from a very young age to live with the pain of his leopard unable to shift. Being

Blacky *Romance Addict*
Wow. This series just keeps getting better and better Photobucket Best book so far, loved it!

Ashaya appeared in the last book, and I was crazy to find out what happened to her. This book is her story, what a mother would do to protect her child, and a terrible choice she must make regarding her psycho twin sister. She's the best developed female character so far. I really loved her. And wow what a spine she has Photobucket she's incredibly strong as a person, having broken Silence many years ago, she had to act em
Oh yes, Dorian is definitely as hot as I hoped he'd be!

I've been wanting to read his story since the first time I "met" him, and I'm damn glad I wasn't disappointed!
Yes, girls, he's damn hot! And a badass! And an assassin (sort of)! What more can a girl ask for? Ah yeah, he is a great dad as well, so it's really easy to fall for this guy.

Ashaya was pretty great too, I really liked her way of sacrificing herself and her plans were damn smart (though what can you expect, she's a scientist).
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

Whew, the Psy-Changeling series just keeps getting impossibly better and better and continues to impress and amaze me! Although Caressed by Ice is still my favorite so far, Mine to Possess and Hostage to Pleasure are tied close for second place. Singh has created such a unique and fascinating futuristic universe with the conflict between the emotionless, cold, psychically powerful Psy race and the Changelings (shifters that are both human and animal) at its center. Wi

5 Ginormous Stars!!! Dorian...bite with me...I'll be a hostage to your pleasure any day!!! RAWRRRRR!!

Hot damn was this good!!

I feel like I finally found my footing in this series. What I mean by that is, it's such a complex story with amazingly well developed characters, that it takes a while to get a real feel for what's going on. Who is with who, how they came to be, where they are now, how it all connects, and now I'm on solid ground!

From beginning to end this book was brilliant.
Dear Caressed by Ice,

You know that I love you. I truly do. You were my favorite for a while, especially compared to Mine to Possess. Alas, I must ask you to step aside. I have been caught up in a brilliant love affair the past two days with Hostage to Pleasure. At the close of this love affair, I find that I do not want it to end. Therefore, Hostage to Pleasure is now my favorite book of this series, with you as my very close second. You will always hold a special place in my heart.

Lovers You,
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This book was fantastic. I thought that this series would get less interesting as it continued, but it seems to get even more intriguing. I loved the hero Dorian. He is full of contrasts: ice cold, but hot, violent but controlled, and deeply sensual. He is unable to change into a leopard, which he has mostly made peace with. Instead he has honed his skills as such a formidable warrior, that being unable to shapeshift is not a liability. However, being unable to shifts makes him no less in touch ...more
Lisa Kay
Shazahn Padamsee (actress) as Ashaya Aleine
“Shaya” - as Dorian calls her - has pale blue-gray eyes; so, this is when she is wearing her dark contacts.

★★★★★ & a Whoa! (This is a review of the audiobook.) Angela Dawe does an excellent job of reading this powerhouse episode in Nalini Singh’s fifth installment of the Psy-Changeling series. There is a reason she is up for an “Audie Award” for an another audiobook this year.* She makes Dorian sound not only filled with possessiveness, but suita
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release Sep08

As tempting and satisfying as Belgian chocolate! “Hostage to Pleasure” by Nalini Singh is the fabulous fifth book in her Psy-Changeling world and it’s oh so worth the cost and the time to visit there. She rachets up the suspense and the heat in equal portions and I couldn’t put the darn book down once I picked it up. This book is easily read on its own, but if you’ve been following the series you need to MOVE, RIGHT NOW and go get this book. It r
◊♦ Naomi
"Pieces of my heart, Dorian. You're in so many pieces of my heart."
I am in love with this series. Seriously. I never thought I could love a series that much after having read so many different series but, here it is. I love everything about these books, the universe, the writing style, the characters: all different and interesting, the plot... each book is fascinating and I can barely wait to read the next one.

Hostage to Pleasure is Dorian's story and let me tell you, I have been *impatient
Oooooh, I've been waiting for this book because Dorian has been one of my favorite males in this series. (Hawke is number one). Let's see, he has blonde hair, blue eyes, and is beautiful. I wonder why that attracts my attention...??

I know what you all are thinking. Oh, brother, here goes Jilly on another one of her "Chris Hemsworth is the perfect specimen of man" tangents. Gee, give me a break! There are plenty of other gorgeous blonde men out there that are (almost) as beautiful. I'm not that

"The leopard knows."


2nd read - 5 March to 7 March 2013
3rd read - 23 April to 27 April 2014
4th read - 3 April to 5 April 2015

So I have a little bit of a Dorian crush, I love myself an emotionally damaged overachiever, I can't help myself. So on that note I felt it necessary to cast him.

*If I can find images of what I imagine my two other favourite emotionally damaged men in this series look like when I get to
Beanbag Love
Feb 03, 2010 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nalini Singh drives me a little nuts. Every one of the Psy-Changeling books I've read has made me so frustrated in the first half and then made me love it in the second. I swear, it's at 50% in each book that things pick up.

In Hostage to Pleasure we get the story of two characters we've met in earlier books. Dorian, the latent leopard changeling, has been around since he wanted to rip out Sascha's throat in the first book. Ashaya was introduced in the last book -- Mine to Possess -- although I t
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Hostage to Pleasure is the fifth book in the Psy-Changeling series and Dorian has been one of my favourite DarkRiver sentinels from the very start!

He’s latent, which means he can’t shift and although many see it as a disadvantage, Dorian doesn’t let that hinder his determination and protectiveness over Pack. He makes up for it with his sniper abilities and sharp mind. I loved his charm in Mine to Possess so I was very excited to read his story. Instead, Dorian was very angry and tense for most
September 2016 Re-read: I've been a little surprised a couple of times on this re-read, my millionth since first picking up the series, and going into this book I was slightly worried that it was going to come off worse.

When I first read this series I was INCREDIBLY forgiving of almost anything the male characters did. I'm not sure why this is, but I've noticed that it was common for me at that point in my reading-life. In fact, it was pretty common for me up until a couple of years ago. Being a
Mar 07, 2012 Aileene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"About three things I was absolutely positive:

First, that Hostage to Pleasure was, without a doubt, one of the best I had the pleasure to read.

Second, there was a part of me -- and I didn't realize how dominant that part actually was -- that insisted on reading it slowly to the end in the hope it would be much more pleasurable .......

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably spot on in that decision.

(hope u didn't mind me nabbing your lines, bella ;) )

I like Dorian. He was one of my favou
Alex is The Romance Fox
The 5th book in Nalini Singh’s incredible Psy/Changeling Series, continues the world-building of the new societies that threaten world peace.

Dorian Christensen is a sentinel and sniper in the DarkRiver pack and struggles with his uniqueness of being a latent leopard changeling…..he is unable to shift into his animal form. He has an undying hatred for the Psy, after the terrible loss at their hands and when he’s asked to help kidnap a PSY child, he finds himself at a crossroad.

Ashaya, a brilliant
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
As I said when I wrote about the first four books, I'd jot down a couple of things I love in each book and I won't bother changing the initial rating. Why would I? Even when there are nitpicks and stuff, the series is still better than a lot of others out there. Within its genre, of course.

When the Silence Protocol was first introduced, it it didn't start right that moment. It took its time. One of the worst things it did to its own people was to make them choose between being saved from insanit
♡Karlyn P♡
I loved this one! I enjoyed the previous books enough to slowly continue with this series when I was in the mood, but I honestly never understood the fan crazy fascination with this series until now. This one really made me a believer.

Dorian and Ashaya started off as opposite as could be. She is a cold non-feeling psy, and he is a hot tempered changeling with a blinding hate for her race. He fought his attraction, but as Ashaya broke away from her silence and started showing human emotions, he
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Dorian's book at last! I have been wanting to read his from the very beginning. And I wasn't disappointed I loved it! Dorian was intense yet charming with just a pinch of angst, the perfect ingredients for a hot alpha hero.

I also really liked Ashaya, she was in the previous book as the scientist who helped Jon and Noor be freed from being experimented on by a psychopath. But now she wants to collect her IOU from the DarkRiver pack when she asks them to save her son. Ashaya was different from th
La chica que leía
Hostage To Pleasure starts right where Mine To Possess left off. The DarkRiver clan has paid off it's debt to Ashaya Aleine and have kidnapped her son and hidden him away in their Pack. With her son safe, Ashaya also manages to escape the Council's sphere but her contact had to abandon her in lynx territory. Surrounded by the vicious animals, DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen comes to her rescue, drawn to the smell of her blood and the unmistakable scent of her exotic femininity. The scent tha ...more
Holy shit this book was fantastic!!! Dorian & Ashaya were amazing together!! Loved every second of this book<3
Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)
Rating: 4,5 stars.

Being sick and having to spend several days in bed with a fever and taking meds = a world of suck, a world of boredom, a desperate need for comfort reading. Naturally, the first thing that came to mind when trying to come up with something to cheer myself up was Psy-Changelings :).

Here are a couple of reasons why Dorian/Ashaya’s book is a great addition to an amazing series:

*The surfer blond and blue eyes look isn't my thing but Dorian sure makes it tempting. Plus, he owns a sh

“We're a race that leaves no art, no music, no literature. Our immortality lies in the genetic inheritance we pass on to our offspring. Without that, we're nothing once we cease to exist.”

Another favorite!

All the books are linked together by the general plot but this one kind of started in Mine to Possess. In this story we have another Psy-Changeling couple, Ashaya and Dorian.

We met Ashaya in Mine to possess. She’s a M-psy specialisized in DNA and she’s the best in her field. Because of that s
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“She got to me."

"It happens to the best of us."

"Yeah? Who gets to you?" He was so strong that sometimes she worried. Everyone needed to bend a little, even a panther responsible for the lives of his entire pack.

"That damn wolf. He sent you a present last week."

Sascha smiled at the thought of Hawke's flirting. The SnowDancer alpha did it only to jerk Lucas's chain. "I never saw any present. What was it?"

"How the hell should I know? I stomped on it and threw it into the deepest crevice I could find." He smirked. "Then I called him to ask how Sienna was doing."

She burst out laughing. "Wicked, wicked man.”
“When you want something so bad it hurts,” he said quietly, “and you bury it, bury it so deep that you convince yourself it no longer matters . . . and someone tells you you can have it, it's terrifying. What if you take the chance and you're wrong? What if you let yourself feel the loss and it's this huge pain and you can't put it back in the box?” 70 likes
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