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Branded by Fire
When a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man-before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not ...more
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 ...more
Riley is an Alpha ShowDancer, i.e a Wolf and Mercy is an Alpha DarkRiver, i.e. a leopard. They are both strong and they both do not back down.
Can a cat and a wolf mix? Especially when they are both so dominant? And above all since they do not like submitting?
Not so fast are we, wolfie?
I was trying, he said, blocking her next set of blows with his arms, not to hurt you.
Im not a frickin princess
Since there are no Alpha unmated males in ...more
Riley Kincaid, a Wolf Changeling and the Senior Lieutenant of the SnowDancer wolf pack
Mercy Smith, a Leopard Changeling and a Sentinel of the DarkRiver leopard pack
- both dominant and totally into each other!!!
I loved this book. Riley is awesome, sexy, hot and sooo alpha!!!
And Mercywow, I adored this kick-ass, independent, take no shit dominant woman!!!!!
The raw passion, the sexual tension, their ...more
Finally, I had some free time to continue reading this fantastic series. And as per usual I really enjoyed reading this story or any story in this series so far. This one was a bit different since we don't get a changeling and psy couple but two changelings trying to find their luck in love. All I can say is that I really hoped this would be a fantastic read and thankfully my hopes have been heard. :)
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. Howeverand I can't believe I'm saying thisI felt there was too much sex in this book. Gasp! I found the abundance of sex distracting. In fact, I was skimming pages ...more
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 ...more
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
A buddy read with Jo and Angela at the PNR hot corner of BB&B
Wow!!! I have to say - Nalini not only knows how to create an imaginative and fascinating world, but she can create a chemistry between her characters that sizzles and sets the pages on fire!!!
In the cold world of Psy and the hot world of the Changelings, the Humans have been relegated to a tertiary place in the world order. ANd not surprisingly, they resent it. Beginning with the previous book, the Human Alliance has ...more
Nalini Singh delivers yet another exceptional addition to the superb Psy-Changeling series. Ive read all of the six (currently released) books in the series over the past couple of weeks, and its 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 between ...more
I love strong characters, I can't help myself. It's hard for me to really like a weak woman and it's impossible to like idiots (and that's kind of what I've been getting lately). So you have no idea how happy I am to finally find a badass couple!
This couple is great, the plot is wonderfully captivating and, as always, the world builder is off the charts. What more can you want from a UF?
It's definitely the best book in this series (so far)!
Re-reading my favorite series again ;-)
12/09/2016 Buddy reading my favorite series with the wonderful Choko and Angela!
But sometimes, the human heart loves so deeply that it overcomes the objections of the animal.
Things have been peaceful lately for the DarkRiver cats and the SnowDancer wolves. But they knew it wouldnt last and when a changeling researcher is kidnapped, Mercy a DarkRiver Sentinel and Riley a SnowDancer lieutenant must work together to find him before its too late....more
They don't seem to fit together do they?
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 ...more
Mercy doesnt take shit from anyone. Its 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 cant seem to stay away from Mercys feline ...more
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 ), I'm never imagined I will win. I just want to vote, because Archangel's Kiss is my top ten ...more
Currently rereading -03/07/2018 - 04/07/2018 - BUMPED UP TO A WHOOPING 5★
The first time I read Mercy & Riley's story I said the following;
"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."
The second time around I can truly say that getting to know these two while rereading the other books has ...more
I am loving the progress from story to story. I enjoy seeing past book characters as well as new characters. For such a dominant wolf, Riley was more sensitive than I was expecting. I liked that about him.
Mercy is also a dominant female and unfortunately she came off too hard to me. Her expectations seemed to be really high as well. She wanted a more dominant male but there seemed to be a ...more
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 ...more
I will admit to not loving Mercy as much as Riley. I think it's because they are both so dominate. I felt like I needed to pick a side so I did. Riley. But I love the characters in this book and series. More than the other books in this series, this one spent more time with other characters and I loved it. The surprise for Lucas and Sascha, the moments with Judd, the time with Vaughn and his Red, Faith, -- all so wonderful. I loved it all.
This world ...more
Plus, Mercy and Riley burn up the pages. I've said in a lot of ...more
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 ...more
There are many things to love in this book. The weakest point (that is not to say it's bad) of it is the romance itself. For me, at least. It's just personal preference. I don't really like characters like Mercy. She took her sweet time to recognize Riley's worth, but I forgive her because of the way she opened up herself. As for Riley, the best description of him was given by his brother.
The rest of the book is all about the beginnings: Nikita's hidden depths, Sienna's designation, Sienna and ...more
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 ...more
★★★★½ (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 Im 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...more
Mercy started to remind me too much of Kaderin.
I am all for female empowerment. I am all for stories that show us that being a woman is not an automatic restriction for anything we want to achieve.
Over the course of the past five books, we've been told how intelligent the changelings are, in spite of the general perception that they are a part-animal race and, therefore, not as clever as the Psy's. I won't dispute it. Although, I ...more
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