Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling Novella Collection) by Nalini SIngh ~ Review

Source:  Purchased audio

In Beat of Temptation , innocent Tamsyn has always had a place in her heart for Nathan, a blooded DarkRiver sentinel. But is she ready for the fierce demands of the mating bond?

In Stroke of Enticement , a wary young teacher, skeptical about love, arouses the man—and the animal—in an aggressive leopard changeling who must prove his affections are true.


In Declaration of Courtship , Grace, a shy submissive wolf, finds herself pursued by the last man she ever would have imagined: a SnowDancer lieutenant said to be “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”

In Texture of Intimacy , SnowDancer healer Lara discovers the searing joys—and unexpected challenges—of being mated to quiet, powerful Walker, a man used to keeping his silence.


Beat of Temptation...

Beat of Temptation is a prequel to this series and it deals with the healer Tamsyn and Nathan.  I went back and read it after I had read the first book.  It was an interesting story and I loved being in the world.  Tamsyn is quite young when her and Nathan discover they are mates.  So there's a lot of waiting for them but because Nathan is older, he handles it better.  And because Nathan saw his own parents get together early, he's cautious about claiming Tamsyn too early.  By the time Tamsyn is nineteen, she's over this waiting thing.  And the fun begins.  

This is sexy story of two people trying to resist each other but unable to stay away from each other.  So much fun.  And because I love this paranormal world, I was a happy reader.

It's a great place to start if this series is new to you or if you love the series and need a little more.  

Stroke of Enticement...

I've wondered if a human would end up in this series and I got my answer in Stroke of Enticement.  Annie is the school teacher at the school a lot of the leopard pack cubs go to.  She's used to dealing with the cats but she's not prepared for Zack and his cat.  Zack knows who she is but he doesn't want to scare her off - she is after all human.  But things heat up as they spend time together and Zack doesn't like to share.

A sexy adventure where some human frailty meets changeling protectiveness with lots of play.  Yum!  

If you love this series, don't miss this novella.

Declaration of Courtship...

I didn't know Cooper and Grace before this novella.  They aren't at the main Snow Dancer den, so I haven't noticed them before.  But I do know the world and when a strong dominant male lieutenant informs a  shy submissive that he plans to court her, you know it's gonna be fun.

It was fun watching them figure out how to respect each others wolf as they got to know each other and tried to rain in their attraction.  Cooper was being very good to take it slow but he can only take so much.  It was cute how he courted her.  Flowers and chocolates to lingerie and baths, he was good at courting.  She was shy about accepting but this girl knew her mind.  She may have a different role in the pack, she wasn't weak.  And she stood up to her dominant boy toy, which he found as adorable as I did.

I enjoyed seeing a submissive in a story.  Not everyone is the dominate bada$$ kinda girl and it's nice to see a different type have center stage.

Lots of hot and sexy packed in this novella.  A sexy fun read, for sure. 

Texture of Intimacy... 

I think this was my favorite of the four.  It's the rest of Walker and Lara's story.  They actually mated in book 10, Kiss of Snow, but there's more to their story.  Walker hasn't quite recovered from his time in the Psy-net and while he loves Lara with every fiber of his being he sometimes forgets he's not in the net any longer.  This is their journey about how to figure that issue out between them.

I loved seeing the pack as it dealt with the events that happened at the end of Kiss of Snow.  It was nice to see that.  Kiss of Snow was emotional for so many reasons and I loved seeing the pack pulling together and recovering.

I really enjoyed this story because it felt like an extension of the last book.  It didn't have a novella feel at all.  It was healing, sexy and enjoyable.  

Overall, this book was a nice addition to the series that I am obsessed with.  I actually listened to each part of the book in it's proper place in the series.  I do think it would fun to go back and listen to them again with some prospective.  Mostly, they could stand alone but it's much more enjoyable to have the whole series in mind as you read.



  1. Its always great when a series you love has good novellas that go along with them. Just makes for extra fun. Great reviews!

  2. Wow! All these stories sound fun! I like getting that early history between characters. And it's always nice to get new characters. Great review.

  3. I loved these stories with insight into more of the characters that I love in Psy/Changling. Great review.

  4. Sounds like a great addition to the series, which I know you love from following your reviews. I love listening to books. I have about a 45 minute drive to and from work and I find that listening to a novel while driving actually makes the ride enjoyable - (except when I get stuck behind a slow poke in the passing lane, then I really want to go all Vin Deisel and blow them off the road LOL).