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Wild Invitation: A Psy-Changeling Collection

(Psy-Changeling #0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  10,602 ratings  ·  657 reviews
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.

Mass Market Paperback, 339 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Berkley Sensation
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Sophia Triad
1. Beat of Temptation - 4 stars
Nathan (DarkRiver sentinel) and Tamsyn (DarkRiver healer)

This is the beginning of the love story between two favourite characters that we see often in the books of the series. Nathan knew that Tamsyn is his mate since she was very young. Unfortunately they have a big age difference and Nathan keeps away from her until she becomes mature enough. Tamsyn does not understand Nathan. She is crazy about him and she does not want to wait much longer. Although Tamsyn is mu
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
♦ I've already read:

Beat of Temptation - My review:

In Stroke of Enticement - My review:

♦ 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 o
Anna lost in stories *A*
"Beat of temptation" (reread in june 2020) 4,5 stars

I am beginning my reread of the entire Psy-changeling series (including the novellas and full lenght books but not the short scenes) with a story about how Tamsyn and Nate got together :) I remember them more as an adult and mated for a while couple, so it was interesting to see them when they were younger and stupid :) I was very vividly reminded from the start why I adore this sereis and why DarkRiver leopards are my favourite :)

"Stroke of en
✘✘ 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 story
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Beat of Temptation: 5 stars

Stroke of Enticement: 4 stars

Declaration of Courtship: 5 stars

Texture of Intimacy: 2 stars
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I really enjoy these shorter stories and it’s nice getting a closer look to some side characters in the series. It’s definitely worth the read.
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
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: 8-5 may April 2017
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
Camila (previously 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
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
Lana Reads
Such a lovely collection!

Beat of Temptation was a bit frustrating, because there is nothing more off-putting for me than a man who thinks he knows better, just because he's a couple of years older, and treats a woman like "way too young - and hey, I'm trying to be an adult here". Fuck that. So yeah, I wasn't too happy with Nate. Tamsyn was cool though.
 - 3 stars

Stroke of Enticement was short and very much insta-everything. But I still liked human Anni and leopard changeling Zach.
- 3,5 stars

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 sixtee
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,
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!
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
it was fantastic! best novella ever

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
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy
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
Best of Temptation # 0.5
3.5 stars
Nate and Tamsyn's early courtship has all the feels of frustration, attraction, and desire they have for one another. Their story may seem tame compared to others in the series, but the sweetness and solidarity of their relationship is still visible in the current storyline. This was a cute read.

Stroke of Enticement #4.5
4.5 stars
Annie and Zach's story has an insta-love vibe, but over the course of a month, these two break down barriers most couples fail to achie
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, romance

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 mo
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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
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
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
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
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
Mar 03, 2018 is currently reading it
Reviewed for THC Reviews
When reading anthologies, I usually pick up one novella here and there to fill in gaps between longer books and rarely read them straight through. With that being the case, I've decided to post reviews of each story as I finish it. Reviews on the remaining novellas and the overall book rating will be forthcoming.:-)
*newest review for this anthology

Beat of Temptation – I started reading the Psy-Changeling series slightly out of order, chronologically speaking. I began
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
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
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.

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 ab
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