Wild Embrace

Wild Embrace

by Nalini Singh


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The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...
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 break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...
A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...
Partners in Persuasion
Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…
Flirtation of Fate
Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries...
*Booklist, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101989715
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: Psy-Changeling Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 383,657
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China, the temples of Japan, and the frozen landscapes of Antarctica, 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. You can contact her directly through her website: nalinisingh.com. While visiting the site, Nalini invites you to join her newsletter for up-to-date news about both the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series, as well as fun exclusive extras, including free short stories set in her worlds.

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Wild Embrace 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
333 pages. Loved all 4 short stories, got to learn more about people like Stephen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These stories bring more to life about the day to day experience of this world I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book! I was sad when I finished it I want more! I can't get enough of Nalini Singh!
LynnLTX More than 1 year ago
This collection of new stories in the Psy/Changeling world gives a pleasurable added dimension to the novels in the series. We find out more about characters whose names have been mentioned previously such as Felix and Desiree, while getting more in depth background plus well known favorites who have had full novels like Dorian. Kenji and Garnet, who have been popping up throughout the series and making people yearn to know their story, finally get their say. Echo of Silence Tazia Nerif, a human working in the deep sea station, Alaris, owned by the Changeling BlackSea group, is very attracted to the Psy commander of the station, Stefan. He is a strong Tk(telekinetic) who ostensibly is a perfect emotionless Psy. Stefan was to be an arrow, but it seems his silence may not have been so flawless after all. Tazia has been grieving a loss while working her dream job at the station. Stefan has secrets that if known, could send him to mind-wiping rehabilitation. While working together on a special project topside, both find what was missing in their lives. Dorian This entry comprises several vignettes in Dorian’s life related to his inability to shift as a young boy and going through adjusting to being fully cat after his beloved Shaya gifts him with that personal miracle. Dorian has quite a learning curve to figure out how to function confortably in both forms. As always his pack, DarkRiver, has Dorian’s back but in their own tough love way of the cats. How Dorian handles his latency at different stages of his life combined with the deep and profound joy that is his after being able to shift gives deeper dimension to his story. Partners in Persuasion SnowDancer’s head horticulturist, Felix, has an important job leading the reforesting effort in the area of their territory devastated during the Psy/Changeling war with Pure Psy. Desi, a senior DarkRiver soldier dominant female, desires getting to know Felix and possibly have a relationship. While attracted to Desi, Felix’s status as a submissive, who has had his heart tromped on by a dominant in the past, makes a relationship between them difficult. And not only is Desi’s dominance an issue as she is a cat so they have two challenges to overcome. Submissive does not mean weak, however, Felix is a strong man who would defend his pack to the death. It’s a delicate dance for the two of them to find a way to be together without constantly worrying about each other’s sensibilities and completely different natures. Flirtation of Fate Kenji and Garnet, also known as “Jem,” have been flirting and fighting throughout the series. Now finally, we find out what Kenji did to break Garnet’s heart. His flamboyant rock star wild hair and good looks coupled with a player reputation hide a secret with the answer to his harsh treatment of Garnet. They are both lieutenants in charge of smaller dens in the SnowDancer territory who have to work together in solving a serious crime in Garnet’s den. Garnet had been hurt and angry for a long time, but now she begins to see as they spend time together the possibility perhaps that all is not lost. Readers of this series will be very happy to have these new stories in the Psy/Changeling world that enhance and enrich the overall continuing series. It is pleasurable to spend time with these characters when they can attend to the everyday challenges of life and not only be occupied with the war and strife that has pervaded their world. As always in Nalini Singh’s stor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved Desi's story and the Garnet and Kenji one. The others were good, too, of course, but those were my favorites.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Nalini has given us great stories, with fully developed characters, and terrific dialog. The Psy/Changeling world expanded again. I love these characters, no one is perfect but their core integrity runs throughout their stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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SJCReviews More than 1 year ago
A short easy read that often follows the problems of grouped novellas in that a few of the reads are far superior to the others. Wild Embrace is a series of four stories within Ms. Singh's Psy-Changeling series. At this point, it is necessary to read the previous works to understand what is going on. Ms. Singh's work is richly drawn and full of backstory and it would be hard to be dropped into the world without a larger understanding. The first of the four stories "Echo of Silence" introduces a character only mentioned in previous novellas. Stefan is a Psy telekinetic who falls in love with a shy engineer, Tazia Nerif in a underwater station. This was one my favorites in the novella. Both characters are richly drawn, with Tazia especially having a complicated backstory that adds depth to the character and the story. Each character acts in understandable ways and fall in love gently as they get to know each other. It was a sweet story and made me smile throughout. The second novella, Dorian, was my least favorite. It is the backstory of the hero in "Hostage to Pleasure". It tells how Dorian, a latent changeling grew up to be a sentinel. To me, the story didn't add new information to the character and was just a retread of things we already knew. The third story, "Partners in Persuasion" tells of the courting of Desiree, a female soldier for Dark River and Felix, Dark River's gardener. Desiree is the dominant in the relationship and has to make an effort to court a skittish submissive Felix. Felix, though attracted to Desiree understands that his submissive nature could be pulverized under Desiree and is unsure whether or not their physical compatibility could lead to a long term relationship. One thing I really appreciated about this novella was the talking. They had concerns but they talked through them and attempted to alleviate misunderstandings. They work through their problems in a very adult way that makes it easy to see how this relationship could work long term. The last novella, "Flirtation of Fate" is the star of the book. It is long awaited backstory of Kenji and Garnet, Snow Dancer lieutenants who have been fighting for most of the series. Kenji and Garnet grew up together and developed feelings for each other, however on Garnet's 21st birthday, Kenji stood Garnet up, and changed their relationship for good. When the story begins, Garnet is dealing with a mysterious locked door murder in her territory and Kenji comes over to help. Of course, throughout the solving of the mystery, secrets come out about why Kenji stood Garnet up so long ago. In modern parlance, Kenji is a borderline TSTL hero. He keeps a secret to "protect" Garnet and even though the secret is semi-understandable, it is still frustrating. However the mystery of the murdered pack member and Kenji and Garnet and enjoyable leads. A solid B story. It won't be one I re-read over and over again but it was an enjoyable couple of hours. Reviewer received copy of book via Netgalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the stories, but Sefan's was my favorite. I would love a full story around him and the under the ocean station.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Singh is a wonderful author that adds layers to her existing world with each new story. This anthology weaves new characters into the tapestry of the Psy-Changling world. She also gives more depth and dimension to beloved characters.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Wild Embrace" is a collection of four novellas that take place in another world where there are Psy, changelings, and humans. I have never been exposed to this universe before, so it was a little hard to read and understand at first, but once I finished the first novella, the rest made a lot more sense. The first and last in the book ended up being my favorites (Echo of Silence and Flirtation of Fate). The romance is built nicely and they are complete stories/just the right length! If you like Spock and romance, the first is perfect- the Psy Stefan has been trained to suppress emotions and reminded me of the Vulkans... The other two novellas were a little too short to have the same nice build and complete story. Singh has created some well developed characters with just the right touch of paranormal/sci-fi aspects. I think it ends up working nicely even as a stand alone, but now I am very curious to read others in the series! Please note that I received an uncorrected advance copy through goodreads giveaways.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Four fantastic new short stories that take place in the Psy-Changeling world by the fantastic Nalini Singh. Echo of Silence – The gives us a look at the workings of an undersea station and a really sweet and endearing love story between a Psy tk and a human engineer that culminates amidst the tragedy of an earthquake. Dorian – Dorian has long been one of my favorite characters and while we know what happened to him this story fills out how he felt dealing with it all. Partners in Persuasion – Several Psy-Changeling stories have dealt with the problems of dominant / submissive personalities and each is as different as the characters themselves. In this story we have a submissive male who has been burnt by love with a dominant female and it has affected his relationships to this point. But now there is a dominant cat that has his wolf sitting up and howling. Can he put his heart on the line one more time? Flirtation of Fate – My favorite of the four as we have watched the flirtation and give and take between Kenji and Garnet through several books. In this story we find out why things are the way they are between them and see if they can resolve their issues all while solving a locked door murder mystery. This book is a prime example of why Nalini Singh is an auto-buy author for me.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Great collection! I loved each and every one. I loved Echo of Silence because it was different And, I loved Flirtation of Fate because of the mystery in the story. I read everything that Ms. Singh writes.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Believe it or not, Wild Embrace is my first Nalini Singh novel. I have several of her books and have been wanting to read her work for a long time, but I'm ashamed to say, I just haven't carved out the time until now, despite all the wonderful things I"ve heard about her writing. Needless to say, everything I've heard and read are true. She is truly an awesome author. Wild Embrace includes 4 novellas and is part of her Psy-Changeling Series. The paranormal characters that are featured in this intriguing and exiting paranormal romance were both creative and captivating. I wasn't sure I would be able to catch on, since I've not read any of the series prior to this book, but I was so very pleasantly surprised that I totally enjoyed it and didn't feel like I was missing anything at all. Granted, I am sure I would have enjoyed it all the more had I read the books prior to this in her series, but alas, I did not and I am still so very glad I decided to read this one. Nalini Singh has created a world of shifters, psychics, and humans that is unique, enjoyable, and somewhere you can get lost in. Fans of Singh, I'm sure, will devour this book, and fans of paranormal romance in general, will most certainly love it. Definitely add this to your to be read list. Now that I have my toes wet, I can't wait to dive into more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I seem to only have blank pages...Has anyone else had this problem???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to buy this! Really, I must insist, you won't regret the purchase! All 4 novellas are great and I can't wait 2 see what she has in store for us next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Four well written and enjoyable stories. Each is a peach. All show the backstory to people we have seen before and wondered to ourselves (i wonder on that happened or what is going on there) ? I admit the Dorian was my favorite. The chance to see what happened after he goes leopard was great
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh is book 15.5 of her fantastic Psy/Changeling series. Wild Embrace is a collection of 4 new novellas. Those of you who have followed my reviews, know that I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh, and this series is my all time favorite. It is always wonderful to review a psy/changeling story, but what I find amazing is how much I also enjoy every single short story or novella that Nalini gives during the course of every year. They are so much fun. To do a review on novellas is difficult, so I will try to give you my thoughts, as the descriptions are above. Echo of Silence: This was a very sweet story featuring a Psy and human, taking place in the earlier days. Tazia is our human heroine, who is an engineer at a deep sea station, and Stefan is our Psy hero. Tazia has been away from home for a long time, having left her family to do what she enjoys. But she still yearns to hear from them. Stefan senses Tazia’s emotions, everytime the mail comes and nothing is for her. Being a Psy, with silence, he does not truly understand those emotional feelings of Tazia. With the station having a month long break, Stefan is on his way to help an area hit by an earthquake. Since she is alone, he tells Tazia to come and help with the search and rescue, What follows is a nice slow build romance between two people totally different. As Tazia watches Stefan push himself over and beyond to savee, she realizes that he does have some emotions. They will both fall in love, as she is the perfect mate to bring Stefan out of silence and he will help bring her back to her long lost family. Very nicely written. Dorian: I loved this one, even if it was the shortest of the four. Dorian has always been one of our favorites, and it was so great to see his story when he was a child who could not shift to his wolf form. In his book, Hostage to Pleasure, we see him finally find his mate, and his wolf. But Nalini has given us a wonderful look at the hours after he finally shifts for the first time, and we spend this time with his pack as they all join in the fun with Dorian. This was such a wonderful and fun story. Thank you, Nalini. Partners in Persuasion: Desiree (Dezi) is the dominant femal e leopard from Dark River. She is attracted to Felix, who is submissive wolf from SnowDancer. Felix has had a bad relationship with another dominant female, and refuses to allow himself to act on Dezi’s advances. Dezi does her best to try to not intimidate Felix, and perhaps just be friends, though that is difficult for her, since she wants so much more. It is a slow build relationship, with two people whom we can to adore, and wanted them together. Another story that Nalini writes so well, allowing us to see Felix begin to fall for Dezi, and learn to build his confidence and trust. Nicely done. Flirtation of Fate: It was great to see Kenji and Garnet’s (Jem) story. Garnet’s heart was broken 7 years ago by Kenji, who in those days was known for being a fun loving womanizer. But we see early on that he loves Garnet, and deep down, he is hiding a secret to the truth from years before. Both Kenji and Garnet are leaders of their pack within SnowDancer. This is a slow build romance, but the main part of this story is a murder investigation that Garnet is in charge of. Kenji will join her to help resolved this difficult and puzzling case. It was a very nice mystery, which had us stumped almost to the end. I loved seeing both Kenji