Echo of Silence
In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to ...more
***Updated to add: Just to clarify and shut up the self-appointed GR fucking police folks who get all bent out of shape and snarky if you don't lurve something they did - Tazia of Echo of Silence fame is HUMAN.
I stated that Psy/Psy pairings bore me., without clarifying that Tazia is human - *gasp* - I should have mentioned that I consider Psy/Human pairings just as boring. There, you holier than thou folks can rest happy now.
And if I've never heard a peep from you EVER and have no idea ...more
Dorian: 5 stars
Partners in Persuasion: 4 stars
Flirtation of Fate: 5 stars
I loved how these novellas filled in the blanks for a lot of the characters we've met in the Psy-Changeling world. They're at the perfect length, and except for Dezi and Felix, who I can't seem to remember, are about characters we've already met before.
*Slight spoilers on the previous books in the series, so beware!
Echo of Silence
If you've read Allegiance of Honor you might have read about a cert ...more
I think we have all been wondering about the creation of the infamous Arrow sex research files. However, as the story unfolds, we forget all about Judd and Vasic and become involved with the intriguing man that is Stefan and his mate, Tazia.
I absolutely loved this novella, but two things stood up for me.
First, while Nalini Singh certainly writes characters with diverse backgrounds, she usually sticks with Western lifestyle. Tazia's culture is a break from that.
I li ...more
Tazia Nerif (human) and Stefan (telekinetic Psy)
I love every book in which a Psy male learns to love either a human or a Changeling. Every time he learns to let go and he basically tries not to demolish things and not kill his partner, I cannot stop laughing. And usually all the Psy males are gorgeous, cool and virgins. This story was definitely another win for me. Lucky Tazia...
2.Dorian - 4 stars
Ashaya Aleine (Psy) and Dorian Christensen (Changeling, latent leopard)
*sighs happily* it was such a lovely and beautiful story... subtle and full of little things that made my heart sigh :) highly recommend, 5 stars :)
reread in january 2020
I needed a comfort read, something fun and sweet without drama so once again I turned to one of my favourite stories from this world, "Partners in persuasion" and it was even better than I remembered it... not to mention exactly what I needed :)
reread in may 2017:
I've just finished re-reading ...more
I LOVED THIS BOOK! (let me show you how much in Kermit gifs)
Wild Embrace is a great collection of novellas for several reasons, but the top three are:
It’s very accessible to new readers. If you’re not sure about the series, three of the four of these stories could be short entry points for you to check it out. The fourth (Dorian) would probably be confusing for anyone who hadn’t read Dorian’s full book.
It’s very satisfying for long-time readers. Who else has been wondering abo ...more
Overall I liked it, but it didn't have something extraordinary in it. Maybe I was expecting more magical things from it.
The stories were cute and short. I'd have liked two of them to be longer, though (Felix's and Kenji's stories)
The first novella is about Tazia and her Psy, Stefan. I liked this story less than the others. Maybe the family issues were too much for me. And I didn't like the fact that their relationship had to be kept hidden in their job.
The se ...more
5 PERFECT STARS
Another winner by the queen of romance. Once again Nalini Singh has shown why she is my all time favorite author, and why this is my favorite series. This anthology was even better than I had hoped it would be.
Echo of Silence
A life without love, without laughter, without pain, without sadness, without misery, without heartbreak, without . . . just without.
I had wondered about Stefan since Judd told some of his Psy brethren about the tips he got from Stefan...more
Overall I liked these stories but I was expecting more....maybe it had something to do with it being novellas...as you are getting into the story...it ends!!!
If you're a fan, like I am, of this series, you have to get this book. Keeps you updated with the magical world that this author has created... ...more
Echo of Silence
The first story is the one I'd really looked forward to as it pairs Stefan, a Psy with Tazia, a human and I've often felt the human element sadly lacking in t ...more
Echo of Silence
I've never been such a fan of the human/xxx relationships in this series, ...more
Wild Embrace is a collection of short romantic stories of the not so well and well not so well known side characters in Psy/Changeling cha ...more
Echo of Silence - I loved the characters and the slow build of their romance. They were adorably shy, but you never doubted their love. On the other hand ... (view spoiler)[I'm not a fan of fairy tale family reunions, where issues that hav ...more
There have always been a lot of side characters or characters that were mentioned that have always intrigued me. With Wild Embrace some of been crossed off my list.
Echoes of Silence ★★★★★
Stefan Berg runs the underwater station Alaris with BlackSea. He is Psy and a former Arrow although there is no such thing as a former Arrow. He’s conditioning ha ...more
Psy-Changeling #2.5 - Echo of Silence
Read on 7/1-2017 (January 7th)
I liked it but there's something I don't understand. Will Tazia & Stefan's story have something to do with the other books in this series? I've only read the books before this one so I don't really know.
One thing I liked about it was that the paranormal stuff wasn't all that complicated or confusing. I still don't understand ...more
I loved all four novellas in this book. Wild Embrace is a wonderful treat to pass the time; before the next release in the Psy-Changeling series.
Echo of Silence - Rated 4 Stars
This one occurs after Visions of Heat. It pairs Stefan a Psy and Tazia a human. Silence hasn’t fallen yet, so for a Psy to feel is a death sentence.
This little novella gives us a peek into Alaris the deep sea station where all three races work together, but most of the story is topside. I liked that we got to see a Human/ ...more
I tried. I did. It was just so hard, given the way these characters captured my heart...and the entirety of my attention.
Echo of Silence
I really, truly LOVE stories that feature a Psy, their silent exterior and their battle with their newly-emerging emotions. This story was wonderful. Despite the short form, it didn't ever feel rushed—the relati ...more
- Echo of Silence: ★★★★ - Tazia and Stefan where so cute together and Stefan is everything.
- Dorian: ★★★★★ - Teenagers Dorian, Mercy, Lucas and Vaughn. That's all.
- Partners in Persuasion: ★★★★ - Adorable.
- Flirtation of Fate: ★★★★★ - Do you have any idea how long I've waited for Jem and Kenji's story??!! Amazing.
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We have on our hands another anthology bursting full of Nalini Singh goodness, in the form of a collection of shorts set in her Psy Changeling world.
Echo’s of Silence
The first book in this anthology is a human-Psy pairing, which answered a lot of questions for me. Now, in previous books the Arrows mention Alaris the deep sea station and one of their own they have there and they hint that he has a partner and has broken Silence long before even Judd, from book #3, did. I always wondered who t ...more
Echo of Silence
This one harkens back to the earlier days of Silence, when a break in emotion would be ‘fixed’ by extensive reconditioning. Human engineer Tazia serves on a deep sea lab, along with the commander of their group, Stefan, a Tk. Stefan had been released from the Arrows for having a psyche considered too flawed for him to serve as an Arrow. When they both find themselves doing search-and-rescue work during their m ...more
WILD EMBRACE is an anthology from premier paranormal romance author Nalini Singh. If you’re a fan of the Psy-Changeling series like I am, then this will certainly be something you want to check out. This anthology contains four new novellas set in the world, featuring some past characters we know and love as well as some new ones. If you’ve read the latest book from Singh, ALLIGIANCE OF HONOR, then you may be aware of the transition she had made with the series. We are exploring more of the worl ...more
Don't know why the author didn't pick more interesting characters for her short stories. Tazi and Stefan were both rather boring, their story was mostly bland. They weren't as bad as Felix and Desiree though, they were super dull as well being rather cringey together. Dorian's story was the most fun and entertaining. Garnet/Kenji's story was pretty good too, although Kenji's secret was anti-climactic especially when Garnet shrugged it off so easily, it made their seven year separation s ...more
2. Dorian - Dorian and Ashaya (read: 10/24/2019)
3. Partners in Persuasion - Felix and Dezi (read: 11/4/2019)
4. Flirtation of Fate - Kenji and Garnet (Jem) (read: 11/8/2019)
Other books in the series
"Well," Drew said quietly, "that can be extremely hot, or extremely bad if the trust isn't there first."
"I should've been able to handle it."
"Bullshit." Drew snorted. "If Hawke went for my throat, I'd freeze the fucking hell where I was and start thinking of way to convince him that whatever he though I did, I didn't do."
Felix knew Drew, knew how the other man used humor to get through people, but he couldn't laugh this time. "Hawke isn't your lover."
"That's true. He's not really my type. I mean, with that hair and everything.”
Felix couldn't fight his own grin. "Way I heard it, you were doing more than kissing. Wasn't there a half-unbuttoned shirt involved?"
Hawke's bad-tempered grown reverberated through Felix's bones. "I can't wait to have ammunition against you. I hope Dezi pounces on you in public.”