Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling Series #4)

Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling Series #4)

by Nalini Singh

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A Psy/Changeling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian..."the alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist).

A ghost returns from a leopard changeling’s past, making him question everything—even his base animal instincts…

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed…and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life—the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows...

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past…or lose everything that ever mattered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425220160
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #4
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 131,573
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. For contact details and to find out more about the Psy-Changeling series, please visit her website.

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"Paranormal romance at its best." —-Publishers Weekly

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Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 189 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On what should have been a simple mission of rounding up rowdy Changeling teens, sentinel Clay detects the scent of a human woman he'd thought was long dead. Talin lied about her death to get some distance from the traumatic memories of her past. However, the street kids that she mentors start disappearing and Clay is the only one she can turn to for help. Clay finds it hard to forgive Tally for her desertion, but now that she's back, he won't let her go. In the hunt for the predators after the kids, Clay must reconcile himself to his past and Tally must cope with her future.Building the arc started in 'Caressed by Ice,' even more is learned about the Psy race and the world before the Silence Protocol. The Snowdancers make cameo appearances and the plot delves further into the DarkRiver world. With every book, Ms. Singh only creates further depth in the Psy/Changeling/Human world. Tally and Clay are well developed with full-fledged histories and Ms. Singh gives tantalizing glimpses into their future. Alas, the reader will have to wait until 'Hostage to Pleasure' to see these fascinating characters again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will preface this review by saying, start reading the series from the beginning. The subplots and character development are wonderful and you will miss out if you jump into the middle of the series. These books are so much more than romance. The story of Talin and Clay was so enjoyable to me because we were introduced to a couple with complex histories together and apart. I hope you choose to read all of Nalini Singh’s books. Her writing is exciting, her characters are fascinating and her plots are scintillating.
Sandra027 More than 1 year ago
1.) Good but not my fave 2.) Interested in Clay's story once I learned his background 3.) Liked Talin but a little bummed by lack of Psy love interest 4.) Good plot but it didn't progress the general arc of the series with respect to Psy-Changeling relationship as the others had
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...from beginning to end! This psy-human-changeling drama keeps getting better and better with each book. Can't wait to start on the next installment of the series!
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Clay Bennett is a DarkRiver sentinel, he's a changeling leopard and his life is filled with protecting those he cares for, just like he did when he was younger and he killed a man who was damaging his friend Talin. Now he thinks she's dead and it's left a hole in his heart.Talin McKade hadn't died, she had tried to distance herself from her past and allow him to do the same. She had survived her childhood and now works to help street children survive and find better lives. Only some of them are disappearing. Now the only person who can help her is Clay. To add to her problems she's dying...I liked it, the two characters had to deal with a lot of their issues before they found each other, and it wasn't an easy trip. There are more twists and turns about the Psionic community that is coming out. Enjoyable.
spazp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series gets better and better. Tally really affected me, made me tear up over her and Clay's past together! *sniff*! I looooved their HEA. And just love how the characters continue to grow and the storyline progresses. Cannot wait to start #5 and see what happens next :D
new_user on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Psy-Changeling series, tied with Caressed by Ice for the best book in the series, in my mind. This book really focused on the deep relationship between Clay and Talin, who sort of grew up on the streets together. We learn so much about these two. Their histories are very well developed and the relationship between them so well done that I almost think the author had to have some experience with the kind of relationship that builds from childhood and on-- or else, she just knows people. For those new to the series, it is important to begin from the first (even though it's the weakest of the series, not surprisingly) as the next -juicy- books build directly on the plot (and I'm so excited to learn more about the ongoing rebellion). I can't wait until we learn the identity of the Ghost. Note: There is a little less on the Psy this time around. Singh's writing style remains formal and feminine, and in this stallment I particulary noticed her habit of using metaphor to explain emotion: "anger built a shield around him." I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea. I'm not a big fan of this device. It's a little cheesy. I prefer a more practical, grounded fashion of conveying emotions, but for me, the detailed characters and gripping plot, and the world she constructs, politics and all, (even more -wondrously- detailed) make this little foible barely noticeable. All of Singh's books have different degrees of edge. Some, as the first book was, are dark because of the hero's breaking control of his beast, for example. Mine to Possess, in particular, was a little intense, but I really enjoyed that aspect. Sometimes I'm in the mood (actually, usually in the mood) to appreciate a book that transports you from the most grueling, testing depths of humanity to the highs (because I need some kind of HEA, after all)-- and not in a soap opera, tears-and-tantrums fashion. Singh does this well here. I ached for Talin when I read the history that she can't put behind her, and I celebrated with her when she overcame it. In other words, if you like angst (somewhat similar to Ward's), you'll find it here in spades (but in a mostly serious, non-cheesy, we're-not-just-using-this-as-a-device way, LOL). The author really gives it attention.Also, for those who like their relationships on a more level footing, Clay is another intense Singh hero, all alpha and such, but there's a give and take between him and Talin that's very sweet, especially because he really does care so much about keeping her happy. He's not just overbearing, LOL. Needless to say, I recommend this for anyone who likes their paranormals, especially romantic paranormals.
LadyIsis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The more of these books that I read the more I love them. Cole is such a dark, passionate man that it would take a strong woman to tame him. Talin is definitely that woman. I enjoyed watching them come to terms with their past and seeing what needed to be done foe their future. I like the ongoing plot with Psy and the things that they try to get away with. The introduction of the Forgotten was also a nice addition to the ongoing story. I am looking forward to Dev Santos books. He is another of those hot, dominant, alpha males that make you want to surrend to his desires. I now that I am going to run out of books and then have to wait to find out what happens next. This could become as bad as Christine Feehan's Dark series or her Ghostwalker series.
saturnnalia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As the series progresses the leads get more damaged and complex, and I love it. The darker the better. In Tally we get a less then virtuous heroine, and I appreciated that the author stuck to the psychology of an abused and traumatized child. It is true that abused children do act out sexually and have low self esteem. I liked Tally and thought her very strong and brave. Clay was magnificent too, domineering but accepting of Tally's past. He was very possessive and protective of Tally, but he was never a jerk about it. When she said she wasn't ready for anything sexual, he didn't force her. The courtship between Tally and Clay was very complex, so much emotional baggage and demons to fight. I loved every minute of their emotional journey toward healing. The next book was set up nicely, I can't wait to read Ashaya's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel fits very well in the psy-changeling series. It is full of action and very seductive. Clay and Talin are a fine duo. Not as outwardly sexy as others in the series but with as fabulous a plot as Ms. Singh’s usual work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great job again from the characters to the intricate details of their world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review to come but it's awesome
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ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I was waiting for a human to be a central character in one of these books and this is the one. Loved it. Clay and Talin knew each other as children. Clay was living with his human mother and trying very hard to pretend he wasn't a leopard. Talin a human ophan living with others and was being abused. When Clay found out, his leopard took over. Clay has made me nervous in the first few books in this series. Such a loner and on the very edge of going rouge. But his experience with Talin is the reason. She was his from a very young age. And when she was gone, he hurt. His leopard hurt. He never got over it. When Talin unexpectedly shows back up in his life, it's a huge shock. These two have a strong relationship that started as children. But Talin just wants to stay friends. Clay has other ideas. As they struggle to help the missing children and deal with their feeling for each other lots of sparks and words flare. These two are very much like a married couple who knows all of the buttons to push. I must say, the BEST fight was when Clay shifted to his cat to avoid talking about something he didn't want to. It was perfect. Such a guy thing to do. Hehe. I loved the heat as Clay tried to convince Talin they were always supposed to be more. He's patient with her because she has so much pain and abuse in her past. Tender is the word I would use to describe how he treats her. And I never thought Clay and tender would be in the same sentence. I loved seeing this strong closed off male open up to the women he has always loved. The story in this world continues as Clay and Talin deal with one problem but it effects the overarching story. I love how this author introduces characters that are needed for the next book and how the story unfolds effortlessly. I'm always satisfied at the end of book but wanting more. That's a great skill for an author to have. If you haven't read this series and you love paranormal, then you need to get this one in the short line. I do think it could be read standalone because things are explained well BUT why? This whole series is so dang good. Don't miss this one.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS:  4 1/2 REVIEW:   Clay Bennett has been chasing a ghost for years.  Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think that that ghost would seek him out.    But that is what just happened.  The most important person to him in his life and someone who was suppose to be dead just stepped back into his life.  But along with turning Clay’s world upside down with the fact that she is a live, Talin brings with her many secrets.  Secrets that Clay may not be able to overlook.  Talin McKade is in dire need of help and there is only one person in the world that can help her.  But Will Caly help her after he learns what she did, who she has becomes and the fact that there can be no future?  Dang this girl can tell a story!!!!   Can Nalini write a bad story?  I think not!!  Clay and Talin have such a tortured past.  It broke my heart so many time while listening to this story.   It was great to watch both of them grow and learn to trust and love.    My only complaint about this story was that I was not wild about the voice that Angela picked for Clay.  But in reality it most likely was the perfect voice for Clay.  He all dark, dangerous and very animal. Serisoulsy in love with Nalini and the Psy-Changeling series!!  Disclaimer:  I purchased this book from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
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tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
5 Possessive Stars I am loving this series! I can't believe I did not pick these books up sooner. Nalini Singh is an amazing author who knows how to tell a story. The world she created is so in-depth and intriguing I get pulled in. Her characters work well together, complement each other, and the story is interesting and adventures.  “Mine to Possess” focus is about the main couple's complicated and enduring relationship rather than the world-building aspect of the over all story. We also learn about a new aspect in the Psy-Changeling world the Human side as well as finding out about the Forgotten.  Tally and Clay’s tragic yet inspiring love story was simply phenomenal. I liked that the main couple bonded as children and where separated by tragedy and violence which marked their destinies. They are brought back together by murder and mayhem and are now getting to know each other again. Mine to Possess is a must read! I recommend reading the Psy-Changeling series in order, so you can understand the characters and world that Nalini Singh as created.
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northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Loved it!  This love story of two childhood friends finding each other is emotionally powerful and sets itself against the full colored background of the  Psy/Changeling/Human future world Singh has masterfully created.  Of all the heros in this series, I think of Clay as simply being hot. I can feel his possessive yet tender smolder through the pages.  I love the intimacy a shared past gives this couple and the twists and turns of this plot that make their love anew.  Another wonderful addition in this paranormal series that should be on everyone's shelf who love speculative romantic fiction.  If you haven't read this book or this series, you should, you will won't regret it.
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
Another great PsyChangeling story by Nalini Singh. Talin, former love interest of Clay, seeks his help with finding missing street children she works with. The only thing is that Clay thinks Talin's dead. When Clay sees her, game on. Clay decides no matter what has happened, Talin will never leave him again. I loved Clay's character but Talin's I'm still on the fence for. She was very flighty but it's understandable considering her background. While Talin is working with Clay, she has to fight her feelings and keep her secrets so she can leave him again when it's over. What she doesn't know is that Clay has already decided she is his mate, and he will never seek another. This story spends more time on the history of Talin and Clay instead of the missing kids which works. I like gettting to know my characters and creating a bond for future stories. I am anxiously awaiting the next book.
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