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Sengende Nähe (Psy-Changeling #6)

4.31  ·  Rating Details  ·  20,005 Ratings  ·  939 Reviews
Als ein Wissenschaftler vom Territorium der DarkRiver-Leoparden entführt wird, nehmen die Wächterin Mercy Smith und der SnowDancer-Wolf Riley Kincaid die Ermittlungen auf. Eigentlich kann die temperamentvolle Leopardin den schweigsamen Riley nicht einmal besonders gut leiden. Doch je enger die beiden zusammenarbeiten, desto weniger kann sich Mercy der Anziehungskraft des v ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published October 4th 2010 by Egmont Lyx (first published July 7th 2009)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Wow. This was the sexiest book so far, with the strongest characters Photobucket I know it's stupid to read a series and say for every new book that it's your new favorite, but I just have to Photobucket This one is my new Psy-Changeling favorite Photobucket

Riley and Mercy were fan-fucking-tastic! A luitenant and a sentinel for two opposite packs, they couldn't stand each other even though there was a massive sexual attraction in the equasion. In the beginning of the book (and my, this was a shock to the system), I think it w
4 to 4 1/2 INTENSE and STEAMY Stars!!!

Another AMAZING addition to my FAVORITE paranormal series!!!

I LOVED so much about this book! I LOVED the hero and heroine (Mercy has become one of my all-time favorite heroines), the banter, the romance, the cast of secondary characters, the varying points-of-view, and the complex word building. However–and I can't believe I'm saying this–I felt there was too much sex in this book. Gasp! I found the abundance of sex distracting. In fact, I was skimming pages
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Before I wrote a review on this book, I had to sleep on it. I was trying to figure out a way to express my feelings about Mercy. She annoyed the crap out of me for the majority of this book. I felt so bad about it. I love strong women. I am definitely a reader who wants a strong, independent heroine in a story, yet I like the sweet heroines as well. I just like well-written heroines. Mercy was certainly well-written. I can't say I fault Nalini Singh for writing a book about an interesting charac ...more
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
5 Stars!! - YOWZA!!! I felt Branded by Fire, alright!!!

September 2011 - Review to come... But just a few thoughts, for now... This is probably my favourite of the series, so far, along with Dorian's and Ashaya's book and the first book with Lucas and Sascha (which will always have a special place in my heart). I adore the DarkRiver alpha couple. *sighs* And I loved Mercy and Riley. LOVING this series!!!

March 2012 - Finally wrote my review.

Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den

This in
My favorite of this series so far! This book should be considered a science book because woo-wee, these two had some major chemistry going on!

oh yeah, the sparks were flying!

The romance in this book is between Mercy, a female leopard changeling:

And, Riley, a male wolf changeling:

what the hell, let's use Joe. It's hard to find a specimen more perfect!

They are different "animals" that don't really mix. But, they also have a huge attraction for each other and have to work together a lot because of
I've been struggling with this review since yesterday, trying to figure out why this book didn't earn a 5-star rating from me. I loved Riley, I liked Mercy, I enjoyed the plot and the new developments in the series' story arc - especially the introduction of Bowen, a new secondary character with all the signs of a future hero - and, last but not least, Hawke (oh, how I love thee!) had some major scenes that had me drooling all over the pages. So what was "wrong" with this latest installment in t ...more
Branded by Fire starts out with some fireworks as Mercy, a top sentinel in the Dark River leopard pack, has a hot forbidden interlude with Riley, the second to the alpha of the Snow Dancer wolf pack. She is a dominant alpha female in her pack which makes her fear that she will never find a mate because she would need someone more dominant than her and she doesn’t think she would be able to submit to a mate the way she would need to. Riley is a stubborn, protective, by-the-rules man who is helple ...more
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

Nalini Singh delivers yet another exceptional addition to the superb Psy-Changeling series. I’ve read all of the six (currently released) books in the series over the past couple of weeks, and it’s amazing that they keep getting better each time and that there are still so many wondrous possibilities for the future. One of the main things that makes this series so fantastic is the terrific balance of unique, spellbinding world building and steamy, sensual romance betw
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Who says that a wolf and a cat can't ever be together? Riley and Mercy sure do make an explosive combination but that only adds to the awesomeness of this book!



They don't seem to fit together do they?

How about...?

Much better huh?

I LOVE Mercy and Riley. They are prepared to fight for what they want. Tbh what I like most in this book is that they seem to first get to know each other and then start to be attracted. I know that the mating bond gives a metaphysical excuse to insta-love but
I'm soooo happy

I'd read Branded by Fire before, and I must said this book is one of the best of Psy Changeling series! Beside Play of Passion and Kiss of Snow. What can I said? Kincaid Brothers are sexy as hell and Hawke, their alpha more sexy than hell, LOL!

And Riley and Mercy are my favorite couple beside Elena-Raphael !

So, when Nalini held a contest to support her at DA BWAHA (vote for her book Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) by Nalini Singh), I'm never imagined I will win. I just want to vote, because Archangel's Kiss is my top ten rea
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Branded by Fire is the perfect title for this book! It’s definitely the hottest of the series so far! Riley, the SnowDancer lieutenant and Mercy, the DarkRiver sentinel are at from the get-go! They are HAWT, HAWT, HAWT!!!

Mercy doesn’t take shit from anyone. It’s one of the reasons why she is so damn good as a sentinel. But with her strength comes scrutiny. Gender roles come into play in this book and even though Riley initially wanted a domestic mate, he can’t seem to stay away from Mercy’s fel
◊♦ Naomi
3.5 stars

This is not a bad rating, I actually quite enjoyed this book, just not as much as I thought I would. It started off really well, I mean, it was hot and what a great introduction! Sucked me right in. But, after a while, I just found the story lacking.

The love story wasn't as good as usual, sure this time it's two dominant changelings, so I knew it was going to be different, but it was just too different for me, I guess. Riley and Mercy got involved right away and I don't mind that but i
Beanbag Love
Feb 28, 2010 Beanbag Love rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book last week, but I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to review it. In fact, I've already read another two books since. Oh well, better late than never.

I really liked this installment in the Psy-Changeling series. I liked that the relationship took off early in the book ... oh boy, did it ever ... and that the couple was pretty open and honest about their nearly impossible future.

Mercy is a leopard sentinal. Riley is a wolf lieutenant. They've been partnered to watch over a p
Alex is The Romance Fox
The fascinating Psy/Changeling world continues…..6th book in the series…and so good!!!

Riley Kincaid, a Wolf Changeling and the Senior Lieutenant of the SnowDancer wolf pack
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Mercy Smith, a Leopard Changeling and a Sentinel of the DarkRiver leopard pack
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- both dominant and totally into each other!!!
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I loved this book. Riley is awesome, sexy, hot and sooo alpha!!!
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And Mercy…wow, I adored this kick-ass, independent, take no shit dominant woman!!!!!
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The raw passion, the sexual tension, their
5++++++ (How many "+" are allowed?LOL)
How could I ever forgot why this is one of my top fav books?!

Seriously, this book was just beyond words, I do understand now why I wasn't able to write a review about it the first time I read it; but now, after reading it for a second time, I just feel like I NEED to do a review. Does that make any sense for you?LOL, it's weird, first I felt I didn't want to write it because I would never be able to show you guys in words how much I felt with this book but
Lisa Kay

(This is a review of the audiobook.) Angela Dawe continues to narrate the wonderful Psy-Changeling series, and with the sixth book she delivers her usual excellent job of distinguishing the male and female characters. However, I must admit I’m impressed with the way she does the children; there is innocence in her tone that comes across. She is one of the readers I seek out when choosing my next audiobook.
Willow, a lynx cub who is traumatized when her brother, Nash, a MIT student is kidnapped.
This book had heat, chemistry, was sexy as hell!

Some of the books in this series were low on the steam factor. What they all had was wonderful romance, suspense, good characters, interesting dialogue, excellent writing that kept me glued to my kindle. This book had all of that stuff and HEAT HEAT HEAT!

Riley is a lieutenant for SnowDancer, and Mercy is a sentinel for DarkRiver. Two changeling groups that are allies, but with Riley being a wolf and Mercy a leopard it presents
I stopped reading Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series when I finished Hostage to Pleasure back in August 2009. I’m not a sci-fi fan, and while the writing was good and I was enjoying the Changelings, I wasn’t at all interested in the Psy storyline, which is integral to the series.

Throughout the 17 months since deciding not to continue with this series, I have continued to see very positive reviews for the books in this series, and lively discussions from its legion of fans. Because I liked the
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

Sorry Clay, but Riley has usurped your place as my favcourite Changeling. You can still be my favourite DarkRiver guy, but Riley *growls* so HAWT!

This is hands down my favourite book in the series (so far!) not only because Riley is so hot that I spontaneously orgasm when I hear his name, but because Mercy was pretty damn awesome as well. She was a strong female lead who really made Riley work for her affections. I loved her! But apart from being an ass kick
Kate Phoenix
Up until I love every single book of this series and they all have a rating of at least 4 & 5 Stars. This one unfortunately and it was a tough choice to make.

3 “Wildfire & Solid, Rooted Earth” Stars.

It is the year 2080 and the silent war is still being fought. Between the Psy and the Changelings. But there is a factor that they hadn’t taken into consideration. The humans or in this case the Human Alliance.

Be it humans, Psy or Changelings neither likes change. But is some cases change
There isn't a single thing I haven't enjoyed about this book. Really.
I loved the plot, the subplots, the world-building, the characters, their dynamic and chemistry, I mean everything.

I'd love to write a review filled with all kinds of superlatives this book deserves, but got no time, gotta read the next one.
Highly recommended.

"You want to claw at me, kitty-cat? Come on."

"Sorry, I don't beat defenseless puppies.”


2nd read - 7 March to 9 March 2013
3rd read - 27 April to 28 April 2014
4th read - 5 April to 8 April 2015

I really enjoyed these two, I love both the Kincaid boys but Riley has that strong silent thing going on that I like. Mercy is proper kick ass and a smart arse to boot so what's not to like? I love the banter between them an
"Then what is it about?" [...]
Leaning down, he locked eyes with her. "It's about having a mate who adores you."
[...] "Then we dance, wolf." [...] "Let's see if you can catch me."

Another action packed book. In this volume we have an inter pack couple made of two dominant Changelings -a cat and a wolf- and contrary to the others stories these two start they relationships by the physical bit right from the beginning of the book.

“Riley : "Do you want to claw at me, kitty-cat? Come on."
Mercy: "So
Erica Ravenclaw
Nov 14, 2013 Erica Ravenclaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caressed by Ice spoke to me of my marriage, Hostage to Pleasure spoke to my libido, then Branded by Fire spoke to me of my ego. I'm rolling in all sorts of self reflective feels this week, and I like it.

I'm now 5 books deep into this series and each one wins over another piece of my heart, slowly but surely Singh tugs at my allegiance. I was and maybe partially still am a tough audience to win over, I'm surprised I even decided to read these looking at their covers alone. They are fucking absurd
Branded by Fire is the sixth Psy/Changeling book and one of my favorites of the series. My third favorite to be exact! I really, really enjoyed this book. I know that I say that about all the books in this series, with the exception of Mine to Possess, but I really did love this one. I was happy that this one was different from the others, too, with regards to the hero and heroine. With the previous five, there has always been Psy/Changeling or Changeling/human matings, so it was really refreshi ...more
MERCY!!!! AND!!!! RILEY!!!!

That's all.
Mar 29, 2010 Zeek rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Riley and Mercy are so much alike their mating seems impossible. Both dominant, they've made a point of goading each other for years now but, much to both their dismay, it's become obvious there is more to their goading than friendly rivalry.

Add in the fact one is wolf changeling and the other feline and you've got an oil and water mix that's seems impossible to come together.

While they attempt to work through their highly charged emotions for each other, someone- or a group of someones- are try
Jun 26, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is pretty much a given that Nalini Singh writes spectacular books. Her Psy/Changeling series is a very successful and beloved by her readers, and I am one of them. Her soon to be released, Branded by Fire (Psy/Changeling book #6) is no exception. Not only has she delivered another great action packed tale, but she raises the steam, as in the sexual dynamics between the two main characters. The majority of Nalini’s heroes are alpha males- hear them roar. Their women are tender fighters and the ...more
Jul 16, 2015 Alp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I'm so glad I have continued this series because this book got more intense and there were a lot of things happening. The story was as good as I had expected.

Riley and Mercy were such a perfect couple. They were both equally skilled, extremely dominant, and had the same high position in their own packs, so there was no doubt that they were meant for each other. I loved the chemistry between them, it was so hot and passionate.

Nalini Singh does an outstanding job of writing this wonderful PN
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“Riley : "Do you want to claw at me, kitty-cat? Come on."
Mercy: "Sorry, I don't beat defenseless puppies.”
“Mercy laughed. “You have to excuse them—boys suffer from an incurable disability.”
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