Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling Series #11)

Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling Series #11)

by Nalini Singh

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Monday, September 24 , Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.


Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling Series #11) by Nalini Singh

From the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian
Discover the exhilarating risks of passion in this breathtaking Psy-Changeling novel…

Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with her past—to face a devastating new challenge: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to another. For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermines everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion is a losing battle.

Their coming together is an inferno…and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.

Includes deleted scenes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425251096
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #11
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 159,172
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of novels, including the Psy/Changeling series and the Guild Hunter series. Born in Fiji, she grew up in New Zealand, where she currently resides. To read free short stories connected to Nalini's books, visit her website at nalinisingh.com.

Angela Dawe is originally from Lansing, Michigan, and currently calls Chicago home. In addition to audiobook narration, she has worked in film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy.

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

Excerpted from "Tangle of Need"
by .
Copyright © 2012 Nalini Singh.
Excerpted by permission of Penguin Publishing Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

What People are Saying About This

Christine Feehan

"A must read for all my fans."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan

Gena Showalter

"[A] breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal."--New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

From the Publisher

"Nalini Singh is a master of her craft."

All About Romance

"I don't think there is a single paranormal series as?downright fantabulous as Ms. Singh's Psy-Changeling series."--All About Romance

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Tangle of Need 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
SharonRedfern More than 1 year ago
Reading Tangle of Need was a good/bad experience. Good in that it was an excellent book and bad in that it's going to be a long wait until the next one comes out. The main part of the book is about Riaz and Adria, both members of the Snow Dancer pack who have incredible chemistry between them. He unfortunately has a mate named Lisette who is married to and in love with another man. Adria has ended a long term relationship with a submissive named Martin that finished badly. Riaz is determined to live life alone and Adria wants to protect her heart at all costs. As the relationship develops between them, both parties have to re-evaluate what they really want in their future and what are they willing to do to make that future happen. Unlike previous couples, this one would seem to be the easiest to get together because they are both packmates and changelings, but the obstacle of the mating bond is a constant sword over both of their heads. One of the nice things in this book is how Ms. Singh has given the reader a look at the relationship between Hawke and Sienna and how it is progressing. The level of understanding between them, the perfectness of their mating is exquisitely portrayed in this book. There are glimpses of other couples in the book as well but Hawke and Sienna really stand out without overshadowing the main couple. So much more about the pack system and how it stands or fails is explained in this book. The tension between the changelings, the Psy and the Pure Psy people is ratcheting up and there is a lovely little cliffhanger of an ending that makes you want to scream with frustration that the next book is not in your hand immediately!
chelleyreads More than 1 year ago
I admit that the biggest draw of Tangle of Need for me initially was my favorite Psy-Changeling series couple Hawk and Sienna--I heard that we're going to see a lot of them in Tangle of Need and I wanted to read more about them as a couple after Kiss of Snow. I was definitely not disappointed there. Hawk and Sienna indeed got a lot of page time. I was very happy that Nalini explored their relationship further, from their mating ceremony to their everyday life as a couple to their discussions of their future. LOVE!! But as I read on, I ended up enjoying Adria and Riaz's journey to their happily ever after too. It didn't start out that way though because Riaz was a jerk in the beginning and Adria was a little prickly. Riaz, a lone wolf, found his intended mate too late (she's already married and happily so) and Adria's long-term relationship with a less dominant male just ended. Both has returned to the pack to heal and neither were expecting the powerful attraction that they feel for each other, which eventually grew to respect, friendship and deep affection. However, without the possibility of the mate bond (and we all know how important the mating bond is), what kind of relationship can they form? Will they have a future together? The chemistry between Adria and Riaz sizzled with great turn-up-the-fan scenes but there were also a lot of sweet moments between them that I liked just as much. I especially loved the scenes when Riaz was courting Adria and all the sweet things he did for her. Sigh. The overarching storyline of the tension between the Psy and the Changelings and the inevitable Psy war continues here. The Arrows also get a lot of page time and we gain more insight about them. We also see a lot of the mysterious Kaleb--this novel ended Kaleb finding "her" and I cannot wait to see what will happen next with him. Tangle of Need is the eleventh book in the Psy-Changeling series. I do not suggest you pick this book up if you have not read the earlier books as there is just too much back-story that will leave you confused. Start with book one, Slave to Sensation, and work your way to Tangle of Need. Trust me, you won't regret it. Besides the excellent writing, intricate world building, a twisty overarching plot that will keep you guessing and multidimensional characters that you will grow to care about, each novel features a hero and heroine to die for. And with each book Nalini just keeps getting better and better. If you're following the series, you gotta pick up Tangle of Need. Some questions from the previous book were answered, there were some surprising revelations here, more clues to fuel your theories and a cliffhanger ending with Kaleb finding "her." OMG!! Who could this "her"/his heroine be? (I have theories of course!) Written by Michelle for Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks book blog.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
fantastic read This fantastic read should NOT be read as a stand-alone. At least read Kiss of Snow first. I’m sure it could be but you would be missing out on a lot. With each successive addition to this wonderful series Ms. Singh adds more threads to the intricate tapestry that is the world of the Psy-Changeling. There is so much going on and there are so many characters that if you’ve not read the previous books you will probably feel a little lost. And you should read the other books because they too are terrific. In Tangle of Need the SnowDancer wolves and DarkRiver cats are dealing with the after effects of the Pure Psy attack that took place in Kiss of Snow. Because of the attack wolves were brought in from all over including Indigo’s young aunt Adria. When Adria and Riaz meet the chemistry is off the charts but neither are in a good place for a relationship. Meanwhile the healers are trying to figure out what to do with Alice Eldridge to bring her out of her coma. Did Henry survive Siennas cold fire? Now that the world knows the Laurens survive what will Ming do? Who is the Ghost. Who will ultimately win the Arrows loyalty? And most importantly how will the upcoming civil war and possible collapse of the Net effect all?
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Nalini is a better than average writer of romance, but this one did not satisfy me. Her stories have built up the mating bond as the ultimate joining of hearts and souls, but then tries to have us believe that Riaz and Adria NOT having that bond is still just as wonderful. I did not feel that way at all and was disappointed deeply, sad for their characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hoping the next one comes out soon and I hope Ms. Singh already knows how this will end. I am sure she could get many more stories from this series but there must be a conclusion.
Endureil More than 1 year ago
If you like the series you will like this book.
hcbm More than 1 year ago
Tangle of Need Nalini Singh The story, Tangle of Need covers a lot of territory but it is primarily about the developing relationship between Riaz a Snow Dancer lieutenant and Adria a senior soldier in the same pack. Theirs is a complicated relationship because each has been let down by love and not ready for the intense attraction they have for each other. Adria has broken up with Martin who was a less dominant male who was undermining her self confidence and Riaz has met his mate who is happily married to another man. The question this story asks is what really constitutes love? These two fight, claw, have lusty sex and sometimes quietly contemplate the answer. In the background we have power plays of some of the councilors, and the pure Psy zealots. We are also looking at the imminent collapse of the Psy net. This story has you on the edge of your seat. The story is well crafted and a brilliantly written. Tangle of Need really brings home the point that you should live for today because tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, I loved it! Nalini just keeps getting better. I only wish the next book in the series came out next week!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I enjoy reading this entire series and have done so several times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the Psy-Changeling books, Riaz and Adria are a couple that has to overcome a lot of pain from past relationships but the chemistry between them keeps them coming back together. And it's always nice to see all the favorite characters from past books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read any of Nalini Singh's psy-changeling stories, start with the first one. You'll be hooked in no time at all. She is one of the most intriguing authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great continuation of a fantastic series....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story tugs at the heart of what could be and the possibility of what is ment to be. *sigh*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series continues to keep me interested in the politics and personal lives of the characters. I would think that by now I would be bored with them, but every time I finish a book I have to one click the next in the series. I can't wait to see just who was in the white room and what is going to happen next.
ValerieStuckInBooks More than 1 year ago
I started to notice in the last book that the story was more than just one couples tale. That trend continued and expanded in this book. Besides the story of Adria and Raiz, this book expands the story of Sienna and Hawk as well as some fun peeks at Mercy and Riley. And it sets up book twelve with lots of wonderings about what's up with Kaleb Krycheck. This really turns this into a series book that probably shouldn't be read standalone. Knowing what I did about Raiz, I wasn't sure how things were going to work for him and Adria. And there was a lot of frustration and anger between them as they react to the unwanted sexual tension. I wouldn't want to be the same room with them near the beginning of this book. But their attraction forced them to become friends and I enjoyed their relationship because of that. They really developed a relationship beyond a mating bond. That's kinda different. These characters did capture my heart and I hurt for both of them. Neither of them had had much luck with their heart. They really did find a way to heal each other and that makes them unique in a world where the mating bond rules. The world in this series is going through some changes and I can't wait to see what happens next. Tantalizing hints are dropped about what's up with the former counselor, Kaleb Krycheck and I must admit to be very curious to keep reading. I so love this world and am still incredible obsessed. If you love paranormal romance with endearing characters, a masterful world and a great story, then this is a perfect story for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
- 3 Tangle of Need Stars - Tangle of Need is book eleven in Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling series. I really do enjoy this series with it’s fantastically interesting characters, factions and magnificent world building. That being said Tangle of Need feel below par for me in that it felt more like a filler book then about the actual couple Adria and Riaz. I still enjoyed and devoured the book, but was not Wowed. I loved a lot about this book, but most of it felt like it was filler material and that we where learning more about other couples then the actual couple for this book Adria and Riaz. I had a hard time getting into Adria and Riaz. There relationship starts off rocky (which I have no problem with), but they never really did it for me. I did enjoy and think it was sweet how Riaz gave gift’s to attempt to get Adria to stay.  I have to say I love seeing past mated couples and learning what is happening with them. We find out that someone is pregnant. Oh that was fun to learn. I loved seeing into Hawke and Sienna’s relationship. Seeing this couple together and growing stronger, plus talking about the future was so heartwarming. I also loved learning about Patient A aka Alice. I can’t wait to see what happens to our little scientist that has been in a coma for a very long time.  Ms. Singh does such a wonderful job bring new things to life and keeping the plot of this series going. The new plot development in the Psy net is very interesting. Things are changing in the net mind and new and darker forces are coming into play. We also see more alliances forming and a civil war amongst the Psy. Tangle of Need was a good read. I love reading about the SnowDancer’s and past characters. I'm intrigued to see what will happen in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MKChevy More than 1 year ago
The only reason I rated this book as high as I did is because I found the background stories to be more interesting then Riaz/Adria. I loved the pupcubs and all that. If you were to cut the two main characters out of the story I wouldn't miss a single thing. I feel, besides the most recent release by this author Shield of Winter, this is one of her worst books.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
REVIEW PROVIDED BY: Kelly  NUMBER OF HEARTS:  4 3/4 REVIEW:   Another great book from Nalini.  Seriously loving this series and I am so glad that I took the time to listen to them on audio.  Ms.Dawe is an awesome narrator that is able to deliver Nalini’s story amazing way.  Thank you to both of theses ladies for this series.  **Okay there may be a spoiler from here.  So if you have not read you may want to stop.  But I will do my best to be not give much away.  I loved that there was so much of Hawke & Sienna in this book :)  I think the people that felt there was not enough (I was not one of them) of Hawke and Sienna in Kiss of Snow will be very happy with how much we get to see the SnowDancer Alpha couple.  And they are just as prickly sweet as ever.  Of course my main man Judd is in this book.  Love love love that guy.  I really need to get a shirt that says I <3 Judd.  Riley and Mercy make an appearance and stir up some trouble.  Battle lines are drawn.  An enemy is found.  And a new threat looms over the world.  But the main story is Riaz & Adria.  These two’s story was so heart breaking.  I felt for them on such a deep level that I kept waiting for Ms. Singh to make it right.  But she didn’t.  There was no bandaid for these two to cover up their wounds.  And that made me really sad.   BUT!!! Unlike some of the reviews I read.  I think the Ms. Singh did right by these two and left a door open for there to become more.  I am truly hoping that is the case.  I guess only time will tell.   I can’t wait to get into Kaleb’s book.  There is so much more to this Former Councilor than meets the eye.  Disclaimer:  I purchased this book from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
Fiery More than 1 year ago
Did I love the book? No. Did I like the book? Yes. It wasn't bad. The problem for me was Nalini spend more time with other characters then the main characters. You never really got to know & love them like you should have. It seemed every time I just started to get into the story line with the two mains, bang!! Nalini moved on & by the time we returned to them, I had to remind myself what the heck was going on!  If your a fan of the series like I am, I felt it was a continuing of hawks story & an intro into the final book! So, you will want to read to get the info. Nothing more nothing less, because really, the two main characters were just thrown in there to have two new love interests! Maybe they will play a part in the final book. One never knows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago