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Im Feuer der Nacht
Nalini Singh
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Im Feuer der Nacht (Psy-Changeling #4)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  16,855 ratings  ·  846 reviews
Clay Bennett ist erschüttert, als er seine Jugendliebe Talin McKade wiedertrifft. Der Halbleopard hielt sie lange Zeit für tot, doch nun bittet sie ihn um Hilfe. Ein Kind wurde entführt, und auch Talin selbst schwebt in großer Gefahr. Zwischen Clay und Talin entflammt erneut eine alles verzehrende Leidenschaft – doch schon einmal war Talin vor dem Leoparden in Clay zurückg ...more
Paperback, 431 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by Egmont Lyx (first published January 1st 2007)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Full review finally posted on 11/3/13


I was shocked at how much I LOVED this somewhat heartbreaking, humorous, endearing, and amazingly heartwarming story. This book's focus was about the main couple's complicated and enduring relationship rather than the world-building aspect of the over all story arc.

I won't lie, I struggled at first with the heroine and what seemed to be her weak behavior; however, once I realized why she reacted the way she did, I ended up her biggest
Beanbag Love
This installment of Singh's Psy-Changeling series was different in that neither of the two leads was a psy. I have to admit, I prefer that. The psy storyline always seems the same to me. We have to go through the whole 'awakening' thing and it always seems to present the same way. So this was a refreshing change and I liked the plot and story better.

However, the writing itself was weaker than the others. Singh reused several phrases to the point were I actually laughed a couple of times. "His le
◊♦ Naomi

What an amazing book, as usual. I'm not really surprised anymore. This series turned out to be a great surprise for me. Mine to Possess was an awesome book. I wasn't expecting to love Clay's book that much to be honest, but I did, I loved it.

Clay is a complex character and still a mystery when we start reading his book, that's why I wasn't sure about him at first. But reading his story, his past, his feelings, seeing his love and loyalty for his pack and for Talin... it did it for me. Incredibl
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

This is yet another terrific read and a beautiful romance in the intriguing Psy-Changeling universe and my second favorite of the series so far. I wondered if/how Singh could possibly top Caressed by Ice, and while that’s still my favorite, this one isn’t that far behind and the series just keeps getting better and better. The writing is superb, the characters are fascinating, well developed, and rich, the world building is captivating, and the romance is emotional, i
Lisa Kay
Napa Valley, California
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(This is a review of the audiobook.) Sometimes I think listeners of audiobooks have a distinct advantage over readers of hardcopy. If they are well narrated and well directed, as this one is, they can bring to life what the author intended, as tone, inflection, and reaction between characters and how they dialogue is so vital. Such is the case in the fourth installment of Ms. Singh’s Psy-changeling series, which is read by Angela Dawe. She does an awesome job
When I read the blurb before starting this book I was absolutely ecstatic. I was about to learn everything there is to learn about Clay, the guy that's intrigued me since book one....When I opened it and started reading I couldn't wait to get to the "good stuff"....Then after a few pages, my enthusiasm completely blanked out.
Not because of Clay, of course, he's wonderful (as all changeling men are), though a bit too much on the wild side sometimes, and he could've pulled back on the whole "let's
Talin irritates the hell out of me. If she hadn't spent the majority of the book afraid of Clay, I probably wouldn't have such an issue with her. But, as a friend of mine said, she comes off as a snot.

Thanks Anna for sharing this with me, it's perfect for Talin ;)

Their history with each other is fantastic, and full of depth. It really shows how Clay became the person he is. And I loved seeing more about this intensely shut off character.

To be fair, their history shows why Talin became the perso
On the one hand, I like the world that is building in these books. It is extremely intriguing and different.

On the other hand, I didn't particularly like the female love interest in this book - Tally. She was a victim of childhood abuse, and that was portrayed really well, but she continued to live in that victim mentality with regular woe-is-me pity parties. Considering she got away from her abuser at 8, and she was 28, with a lot of counseling and loving foster parents in the last 20 years, sh
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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I never thought I would be saying this but this is definitely a series that REQUIRES a RE-READ! I'm so happy I read this book again, things are so different for me now. First time I rated it with 4 stars, but this time that I was aware how things would be and I already knew the new characters introduced in it, I was able to understand everything better. I realized this is a far more complex series that I thought it was and that without a re-read you are not really able to fully comprehend it. Ev ...more
Blacky *Romance Addict*
A very good addition to the Psy/Changeling series, Mine to Possess was a great read that just underlined this series as one of the best in my "read" list Photobucket

Clay and Tally knew each other since they were kids, and their bond was created through friendship, and later through Clay's act of protectiveness, him killing her foster father and saving her from further abuse and eventually death by the sick idiot.
Tally witnessed the murder and was mentally scarred by it, and eventually became terrified by
Mar 25, 2011 Jessica rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: Calisto
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"You are the most beautiful thing I've ever dared to touch."

Proving yet again that my mood has a lot to do with my enjoyment of books I'm bumping this one up to 5 stars again. The issues I had with it on my last read are still there but I fell in love with these two all over again and really, really enjoyed this read. Currently having one of those "Books are just so amazing!" moments.

2nd read - 3 March to 5 March 2013
3rd read - 21 April to 23 April 2014 -
Dec 22, 2008 new_user rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans
Another great book in the Psy-Changeling series, tied with Caressed by Ice for the best book in the series, in my mind. This book really focused on the deep relationship between Clay and Talin, who sort of grew up on the streets together. We learn so much about these two. Their histories are very well developed and the relationship between them so well done that I almost think the author had to have some experience with the kind of relationship that builds from childhood and on-- or else, she ju ...more

4 Claylicious Stars! Such an amazing series!

I don't even know where to begin. Clay and Talin were destined to be together. What they both had to face and overcome, horrifying, and I was thrilled that they found their way back to each other. The kidnapping and killing of the kids, very disturbing, but not surprising as to what lengths the Psy will go get what they want. Well, their world is starting to crumble and I can't wait until it all comes crashing down around them!
I can't believe I'm reading #4 now. I read #1 back in October 2013. Despite my slow pace, I still have the urge to finish the series no matter how long it takes.

Whenever I picked up a Psy-Changeling book, I knew what I will get.

Changeling will be passionate and possessive
Psy will be stoic, cold and unfeeling. We are always waiting for them to thaw.
Human will make thing interesting because they are more unpredictable.

In Mine to Possess, we have a Changeling hero, Clay, and a human heroine, Talin
Erica Ravenclaw
Can we all talk about this cover for a moment? Let's look at it together shall we?

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There it is...unapologetically shoving it's fabulousness in your face. Leopard spotted male dashing through... fire? Oh and this font, YES THIS FONT. I'm an absolute judge a book by it's cover person, and this magnificent piece of art screams LITE ME ON FIRE I AM TERRIBLE.

I don't have anything good to say about this book, it was my least favorite thus far in the series. First of all the male lead's name is Clay a
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Again this book was great. Not mind-blowing but well above average good.

Clay is nice but he wasn't irresistible to me. He felt like someone I would want for an older brother, not someone I would be attracted to. Maybe it was because he knew the heroine from such a young age and the connection began as "best friends" and escalated to mates.

Tally is a very strong person BUT her lapses to self-pity kind of lost her points with me. That and the fact that she hurts Clay by being afraid of him when al
4 solid stars

This one seems to be a hit or miss for most so I was apprehensive when starting. Well, it worked for me. I can see the frustration with Talin but I looked past it. I thought the story and build was set up very nicely. I constantly picked this book back up and wanted to see what happened next. I liked the interactions between Clay and Talin. Their bossy/bratty talk was fun and different. Overall, a very good addition to this series.
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*

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3.5 of 5 Stars

I haven't reviewed book 3, Caressed by Ice, yet, but I wanted to get this one out of my system. Hmm...sounds bad, doesn't it?

Well...I have mixed thoughts/feelings about this 4th installment of the Psy/Changeling series. I’m sad that I didn’t love this one as much as I loved the first 3 books.

Clay Bennett, a sentinel of the DarkRiver leopard pack, grew up in the slums of the human world. He never knew his changeling father and his human Egyp

Anna Banana
This is one of those times I'm happy I gave a book a second chance. I first started reading this book a couple of months ago but I had a hard time connecting with the heroine and so I put it down and moved on. This week, I saw the book just lying there by my bed and since I had nothing else to do, I figured I'd just read a chapter or two before continuing on with my day. But to my surprise, I was quickly sucked right back into this world and the characters and I actually loved the heroine. She's ...more
Singh continues to impress me with her Psy-Changeling world! She's built a cool world set in a future where mankind has evolved mentally and psychically, with "humans" caught somewhere in the middle. (They're all human, really- but the Psy's and Changlings are bit more!)

The only thing is- I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first three.

I had "issues" with the heroine.

Talin and Clay have known each other since they were children. But one blood soaked day, Clay went berserk protecting her from
For me this book started out frustrating, actually the heroine Tally was frustrating. Despite the horrible things she had been through as a child, she appeared to dwell in self pity, she was not the tough survivor I would expect her to be. I could not feel any real attraction between her and Clay, it really felt like she was just using him. And the fact that she lied to Clay all those years made me not like her.

What kept me going through this part was Clay, a DarkRiver leopard and sentinel. He w
This one felt a little jerky for me. It was still a good story, but I wasn't fully drawn into the romance aspect of it. Tally and Clay clearly have a past, but the way it stands between the two of them overwhelms what's happening between them in the present. I know that's part of the story (i.e., their finding a way to heal their relationship, particularly her psychological abuse wounds), but it was a little TOO much for me. I felt pulled out of the present story too often as they both (but espe ...more
Okaaaay, let's see. This book disappointed me hugely. Right this instant I'm pretty sad because this series was becoming one of my favourites of all times and it's just not right for the author to present us with such great books and then decide to create this chick, Tallin, who is the most uninteresting gal I've ever seen. Arghh, what an anticlimax. There's nothing hot in reading about some little slut , pardon my French. I just can't help it - I'm a little frustrated.
And it pisses me off bec
Rashika (is tired)
I am borrowing this image off of Angela who in turn got it from Anna

This image is perfect for Tally (who is totally unworthy of that name. I am sorry but Tally from Uglies was so awesome). She is so goddamn ANNOYING. She constantly whines. Is incredibly possessive and cannot seem to make up her goddamn mind. Does she want him to be her friend or her lover? MAKE UP YOUR MIND. Grr. Yes I know she had a traumatized childhood and all that jazz but I don't understand her behavior. I know she is scarr
~E~ Riverina Romantics
MmmmmHmmmm Clay, nummy, nummy, nummy.

I have had a big run of contemporary romances lately and needed a shifter fix. Boy, why had I waited so long between shifters?? No idea, but it has definately given me another taste for more and I think I will be on a shifter-a-thon for a while.

I started this series over a year ago and read the first three in quick succession, but for some reason must have needed a break, so my memory was a bit fuzzy – which is really disappointing because if I didn’t have t
Interesting enough.
I saw a lot of people complaining about the heroine, but I found her okay. It bothered me though, how both Clay and Talin seemed preoccupied with her "promiscuity" before she sought out Clay, all talk how she should've saved herself for Clay, and no one mentioned his whoring around before Talin. Double standards ftw -.-
♡♥Ang ♥♡
Clay and Tally!!!
WOW WOW WOW What a book!!
An emotional one at that!
So much happens in this one, I really Enjoyed this one as well
can't wait to read the next one...
I love how we get to see every one from all the other books, thats what i love about this series!!!

Re Read July 2011~~ Still Loved it!!!
2.5 stars. A problematic heroine, Talin / Tally. Her characterization was inconsistent from the first chapter. Couldn't get a handle on her personality. The same is true of Clay, but to less extent. His characterization wobbled a bit. They both went through hell as kids growing up in the slums, and stuck together through the pain, until circumstances and emotions forced them apart for about 20 years.

The mystery aspects of this story involved kidnapped and murdered children. Homeless human child
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“How can I be angry with the other half of my soul?" he asked, his tone so tender it tore little pieces out of her heart. "I have a temper, baby, and I know I fucking brood. But even if I act pissed, even if I snarl, it doesn't mean I love you any less. Your soul shines, Tally, and I'm so damn glad it shines for me.” 91 likes
“Clay, if anyone followed anyone, it was me tagging along after you. I didn’t dare order you around.”

“Load of shit,” he muttered, but she thought she heard a softening in his tone. “You fucking made me attend tea parties.”

She remembered his threat before the first one: “Tell anyone and I’ll eat you and use your bones as toothpicks.”

~ Talin and Clay dialogue”
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