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Wild Invitation

(Psy-Changeling 0.5, 4.5, 9.5, 10.5)

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In Beat of Temptation , innocent Tamsyn has always had a place in her heart for Nathan, a blooded DarkRiver sentinel. But is she ready for the fierce demands of the mating bond?

In Stroke of Enticement , a wary young teacher, skeptical about love, arouses the man—and the animal—in an aggressive leopard changeling who must prove his affections are true.

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Mass Market Paperback, 339 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Berkley Sensation
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
♦ I've already read:

Beat of Temptation - My review:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

In Stroke of Enticement - My review:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...



♦ This review will be for the two new novellas:


In Declaration of Courtship - 4 ★'s

I really enjoyed this story of Grace, a submissive wolf, and Cooper, an extremely dominant one. I liked the different "play" on the submissive and dominant and it was interesting to see how they worked that out. The sexual tension was off the
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Beat of Temptation #0.5:
Rating: 2 stars


Well this was disappointing. Even more so because things got off to a great start: The prologue about the Psy trying to make Christmas illegal? Brilliant! How the whole thing blew up in their faces? Great! Unfortunately it all went downhill from there.

I was really excited when I found out this was going to be Tamsyn & Nate's story. I love Tamsyn's character and have been wanting to know more about her ever since reading Slave to Sensation. Well the st
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Sophia Triad
Beat of Temptation - 4 stars

In Stroke of Enticement- 4 stars

In Declaration of Courtship - 5 stars

Texture of Intimacy - 4 stars
Valerie
Beat of Temptation...


Beat of Temptation is a prequel to this series and it deals with the healer Tamsyn and Nathan. I went back and read it after I had read the first book. It was an interesting story and I loved being in the world. Tamsyn is quite young when her and Nathan discover they are mates. So there's a lot of waiting for them but because Nathan is older, he handles it better. And because Nathan saw his own parents get together early, he's cautious about claiming Tamsyn too early. By the
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
BEAT OF TEMPTATION is the story of Tammy and Nate. Both have been characters seen throughout the series and are an integral part of the Pack, but they were always on the peripheral. Tammy is just 19 years old while Nate is 29. The large age different plays a part in their relationship because Nate wants to make sure that Tammy gets the freedom she deserves. As the healer of the Pack, she has a lot of responsibilities for such a young age and Nate doesn't want her to feel overwhelmed when the mat ...more
♥ℳelody
Beat of Temptation-2.5 stars
I liked Tamsyn and was curious about her story when I read Slave to Sensations. But this novella was kinda tame and underwhelming overall. I still have no idea what Nate even looks like which bugged me, and the fact that we didn’t even get a sex scene anywhere in those 80 pages I found really lame.

Like...come on. Seriously? All these two did was moan and argue over not having sex and not completing the bond so yeah…..I was expecting something with all that damn build
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Camila, the opinionated Catruler
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who have read the first 10 P-C books
One of the most amazing things about this anthology is that all the stories are honestly not diminished because of their length. Nalini had a brief story to tell, not a plotline she shortened for the purpose. I admit I love novellas and short-stories, but they're not the same as actual books. Here I was as emotional involved as I usually am with a full-length novel, and that's something. Of course, already knowing the world and even two of these pairs helps.

Another thing I love was the fact that
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Lover of Romance
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review

This was such a wonderful group of novella's of the Psy Changelings and I was thrilled to pick it up!! Nalini Singh is definitely quite talented, when she can make novella's have depth and fabulous love stories you just want more of.

 

In Beat of Temptation We have Nathan and Tamsyn's story. Ever since I read the first book in the series, I have been aching to read their story. When Nathan and Tamsyn connect as mates, Tammy is only sixteen a
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Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 5 March 2013
I love reading Nalini Singh's stories, I know she will never disappoint me. So when I started this book it felt like coming home. I met new characters, saw the old ones and had fun reading about heir antiques, got emotional over their pain and adored reading every word.
PS: I don't care if I act like a broken record but Nalini really is an amazing writer, one of the very best.

2nd read: 8- April 2017
Melanie
This one is a must read for 'Psy-Changeling' fans!

While the the first two novellas have been featured in previous anthologies, they are both great and I could reread them again and again!

The two new novellas are the first that feature Snowdancer wolves in this format and both are great reads too, with Walker and Lara's story being the real showstopper!
Esra
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
it was fantastic! best novella ever

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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Audio April 2018: I have no complaints. I very much enjoyed the audio of all these novellas. It was a lot of fun revisiting the Psy-Changeling world and listening to the stories come to life. Highly recommend reading or listening to this series.

If you are a fan of the Psy-Changeling series then you don’t want to miss out on these four great novellas. 

Beat of Temptation #0.5 - 5 Stars

This one takes place several years before Slave to Sensation. Here we see a very young 19-year-old Tamsyn, wh
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Glamdring
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wild Invitation is a collection of Psy-changeling series novellas. Nalini Singh has done the same with her Guild Hunter series (Angels' flight), and I think that having gathered all (or most of) the novellas relating to one series in one book rather than having them scattered in many different anthologies is a great and practical idea. The OCD part of me is really pleased by it.

The two firsts novellas have DarkRiver heroes (and were already published in other anthologies), the lasts two are rel
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Lena
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, audio


Nalini Singh never (ok rarely) fails to completely uplift me with her books. I'm reading eleven other books at the moment and they have all hit depressing: political kidnapping, PTSD suicide, endless meaningless war against ninja turtles, endless horrific war against machines, endless war against ancient evil, demonic doppelgänger takeover, unrepentant spousal abandonment, rubber plantation holocaust - even my Hawaii travel guide has turned into a leper story.


Come to think of it, i need one mor
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Somia
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Novella 1: Beat of Temptation 4 STARS

In this book which takes place several years prior to the first Psy-Changeling book, we are given the story of DarkRyver’s healer Tamsyn and DarkRyver soldier/sentinel Nate.

Tamsyn and Nate have known they were mates since Tamsyn’s 15th birthday, but Nate feeling that she already had too much on her young shoulders feels she needs time to roam and be free before she has to face all that a mate and a completed bond require. His parent’s relationship has made h
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Sarah
Wild Invitation is a collection of four novellas set in the Psy-Changeling world featuring some characters we already know and love along with a few we've not come across before. Two of the stories (Declaration of Courtship and Texture of Intimacy) have never been published before while the others were included in multi-author anthologies (Beat of Temptation was in An Enchanted Season and Stroke of Enticement was in The Magical Christmas Cat). These stories are set at different points in the ser ...more
Ferdy
3.5 stars - Spoilers

Declaration of Courtship

I've been curious about Cooper and Grace's romance ever since Cooper was being teased by his lieutenant friends in Tangle of Need (at least I think it was Tangle of Need). I did find myself somewhat letdown by their story but I think that was down to me building up their relationship beforehand as something epic.

Grace and Copper were both likeable. I still don't think there's much difference personality wise between a dominant and submissive female. T
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Monique
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reread (Aug 17, 2015)

This set of short stories are so romantic and just so heart warming to read.

Reread (Jul 18, 2014)

I can't get enough of this series, and this anthology is perfection. All four short stories are worth more than five star ratings in my opinion and I will definitely reread this multiple times whenever I'm in the mood for something romantic and swoon worthy.

Originally read (Apr 19, 2013)

I loved Tammy and Nate's story as well as Zach and Annie's.

But it was Cooper and Grace's story
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Daniella
I'll update this as I go along with the novellas. I plan to read the series chronologically, so it might take a while for me to finish this.

BEAT OF TEMPTATION: 1.5 STARS
She wants to have sex with him. He wants to, but can't, because he feels she's too young and inexperienced. Loads of unnecessary angst.

Holy fuck, this was so frustrating. The issue could have been solved by a good, long conversation, for fuck's sake.
Tammy: Look, Nate, I'm 19. I'm not a young kid anymore. Maybe we can talk abou
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Sarah
I will edit this review and add to it as I read the other parts that's included in this anthology.

Psy-Changeling #0.5 - Beat of Temptation
Read on 7/8-2016 (August 7th)

5 stars!!

I love me some Tamsyn and Nate. I really loved this short novella. I wish it had been longer though and I really REALLY hope we get to read the parts that weren't in this novella, from the last chapter to the epilogue. That's 18 years we just missed out on. I'd love to read about Tamsyn being pregnant, Nate's reaction to h
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Melann
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beat of Temptation / Tentation Charnelle [0.5] : ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Contente d'avoir lu l'histoire de Nate et Tammy, c'est suffisamment développé, c'était très bien !

Irrésistible Attirance [4.5] : ⭐⭐⭐ (3,5/5)
J'ai trouvé ça trop rapide. J'aurai aimé qu'Annie résiste un peu plus.

[9.5] : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Super ! Là pour le coup j'ai aimé que l'approche soit lente et progressive, on a eu le temps de l'apprécier.

[10.5] : ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Je ne suis pas une grande fan de Lara, qui surjoue un peu trop ses sentiments. Walker parait plus fermé
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Siobhan
After spending far too long on my to-read shelf, I finally decided to dive into the Psy-Changeling series when I found out the library had some of the books for me to borrow. Although the first couple of books did not blow my mind, four books in I’ve found myself addicted. Not to mentioned saddened, because the library does not have any more of the books. Thus, I went for the only other option to ensure I received more of the world – I borrowed the only other option from the library, Wild Invita ...more
Calisto
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: smexy-shifters
Phoned in. Really, I know my reaction will not be with the majority, but I really felt that the stories were lacking the typical Nalini Singh magic and that the book as a whole was just a way to milk money from fans. Two stories were previously published, so $7.99 for two short stories is pretty steep.

Beat of Temptation (previously pub'd): The story of Nate and Tamsyn. Part of the problem is me. I remember when I first read this short story, I really enjoyed it, but upon rereading, I found Nate
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D.B. Reynolds
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nalini Singh never disappoints. Her writing is lyrical, and the reader instantly connects with her characters. I loved reading the beginning story of Tamsyn and Nate. They've been such central characters from the start. It was terrific seeing their early days, and also getting a further glimpse into the pack's recovery after the death of Lucas's parents. Annie and Zach's story came next, and was perhaps even more enjoyable since they're NOT central characters to the narrative. We see them all th ...more
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I love Nalini Singh, especially her Psy-Changeling series. I have read them all and this collection of short stories was a nice treat.

I loved all the stories with the exception of Lara and Walker's story. Nothing against the story itself, I just don't think those two interest me at ALL. In fact, I found their subplot in Kiss of Snow (I think that's the right one) to be a tedious/boring distraction also.

Grace/Cooper and Tamsyn/Nate's stories alone made the book worthwhile. A must-read for lover
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Miranda
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh consists of 4 novellas, which takes place in her wonderful Psy/Changeling world. Below is my review on each novella....


Beat of Temptation is the story of Tamsyn; healer of Dark River Leopards, and Nathan Ryder, a Dark River Sentinel. This novel was a plethera of different nuances. At times tender, at times romantic, at times frustrating, and more than a little intense with its emotion.

This story held a unique mood, in that our two main characters knew for several
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Leona (readingwithleona)
Beat of Temptation:

From previously reading the full length stories in the Psy-Changeling series I've always wondered about the origins of Tamsyn and Nate's mating. It's amazing that Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation)  would be the first story told in this series and it's all about them!

Beat of Temptation (Wild Invitation) was so perfect. I knew that the love between Tamsyn and Nate was something special but I didn't expect them to encompass the amount of steam that was emanating from Beat
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Delta
3.5 stars
Robin (Bridge Four)
Separate reviews for the four included Novellas

Beat of Temptation

After reading so many books in this series it is hard to imagine a time when Nate and Tammy weren’t together in every way. But, I liked learning the details of their love story. Nathan always a protector almost protected his mate into seclusion. Nate realized Tammy was his mate when she was still 15 and he was 25. Since then he has stoically waited for her to become older for them to be together. But they seem to disagree on one vi
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Lisa
idk why I decided to read this collection of novellas when I'm still at book 4 (which is a fucking pain in the butthole, btw) but ANYWAY:

1/ Tamsyn and Nate's book is THE BOMB. I know Nate was old but I didn't realize he was 10 years older than Tammy????? my age-gap-trope loving self is Thriving. So much angst, mainly because Nate's being an idiot but anyway I love this power couple.

2/ Annie and Zach are so cute together????????? I hate being single SOMEBODY COME COURT ME DAMN IT-

3/ Another court
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