Saturday, October 17, 2015

Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6) ~ Review

Source:  Purchased audiobook

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). 

Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he's a wolf, she's a cat, and they're both used to being on top.

But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley 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 just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire...


I so love this series, this author, this book.  

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 is complex and full.  I enjoy how the three groups (humans, shifter, and psy) are intertwined and the story is dynamic.  So many bad guys that I don't trust for one minute, so many good guys that are totally part of my pack, so many new characters to meet and get to know, and so many fun, interesting relationships.  Makes every book enjoyable and obsessive.

Yes, I'm obsessed.  As soon as I finish one, I want the next one.  And this one ended with a couple interesting little tidbits that have me really wanting to dig into the next.

Shifters are my favorite paranormal.  And I loved that this book was about two shifters.  Previously, we had mixed couples so I was interested to see how I'd feel about two shifters.  Of course, one is from each of the major packs.  There is definitely some rivalry between the wolves and cats.  Mercy calls Riley wolf.  He calls her kitty cat.  What started as a dig ended as something more.  It was interesting to see how these two would come to terms with things.  It wasn't an easy road for them and I loved how they figured it out.  

I will continue to read my obsession.  I've been buying up this authors other big series to have on the ready for when this one is complete.  Because I don't think this obsession is just for the series but for the author.  She mixes incredible world building, full dynamic characters and fascinating stories to hold my interest every time.

If you love paranormal romance, then this author, this series needs to be on your short list to read soon. 

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