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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Reading on the Dark Side: Psy-Changeling


The Psy-Changeling series is the perfect mix of sci-fi and hot shifters, with a lot of romance, explosive sexual tension and a world that draws you in.  It quickly became one of our favorite series! 

THE HOT NEW NAME IN PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind-and none of the heart.

In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of "rehabilitation" - the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was...

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion - and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities - or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation...


Name: Lucas Hunter
Book: Slave to Sensation (Psy Changeling #1)
Race: Changeling- Black panther leopard
Pack: Lucas is the DarkRiver Pack's Alpha
Mate: Sascha Duncan
Appearance:Gorgeous, with black shoulder length hair, golden skin and green eyes and claw marks on his face
Fantasy Cast: Eduardo Verastegui


Name: Sascha Duncan
Book: Slave to Sensation (Psy Changeling #1)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: Cardinal E (Empath) Psy
Mate: Lucas Hunter
Appearance: Asian heritage with long curly black hair, night sky (Cardinal eyes) eyes, curvy and beautiful.
Fantasy Cast: Kristen Kruek

The bestselling author of "Slave to Sensation" takes readers deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings in this second novel of a sexy new trilogy, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future--a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind. Original.


Name: Vaughn D'Angelo
Book: Visions of Heat (Psy Changeling #2)
Race: Changeling- Jaguar
Pack: He is Senital in the DarkRiver pack.
Mate: Faith Nightstar
Appearance: A golden boy with his thick gold hair and eyes almost the same gold as his cats.
Fantasy Cast: Gabriel Aubry


Name: Faith NightStar
Book: Visions of Heat (Psy Changeling #2)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: Caridnal F-Forseer- able to see the future which has been utilized by the Psy for business purposes.
Mate: Vaughn D'Angelo
Appearance: Petite with long red hair and caridnal eyes and beautiful skin.
Fantasy Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard

Nalini Singh explores new heights of sensuality, returning to the world of the Psy - where two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts...

As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now he is a defector, and his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins - cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna...

Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted - and had her mind violated - by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives...


Name: Judd Lauren
Book: Caressed by Ice (Psy Changeling #3)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: Tk-telekinetic- he is a rare Psy that is able to change matter on an atomic level. He used to an Arrow.
Pack: Has become part a lieutanent in the SnowDancer pack.
Mate: Brenna Kincaid
Appearance: Chocolate brown hair and brown eyes.
Fantasy Cast: Henry Cavill




Name: Brenna Kincaid
Book: Caressed by Ice (Psy Changeling #3)
Race: Changeling- Wolf
Pack: SnowDancer
Mate: Judd Lauren
Appearance: Blonde hair, with brown eyes shot with blue.
Fantasy Cast: Hayden Panettiere

Nalini Singh pulls away another dark layer of sheer desire, revealing passions unknown in her latest novel about the world of the Psy.

A woman returns from a leopard changeling's past, making him question his base animal instincts-and unlock the darkest secrets of his heart.


Name: Clay Bennett
Book: Mine to Possess (Psy Changeling #4)
Race: Changeling- leopard
Pack: DarkRiver Sentinel
Mate: Talin McKade, they were childhood friends but he was told she was killed
Appearance: Big with dark skin, green eyes and black hair
Fantasy Cast: Sendhil Ramamurthy


Name: Talin McKade
Book: Mine to Possess (Psy Changeling #4)
Race: Human- but has some Psy in her, which may be responsible for her terminal illness.
Pack: Becomes part of the DarkRiver pack
Mate: Clay Bennett
Appearance: Brown/gold hair and, grey eyes and freckled honeyed skin
Fantasy Cast: Jessica Biel

Nalini Singh writes paranormal romance at its best(PUBLISHERS WEEKLY).

Ashaya Aleine was separated from her son, forced to create a neural implant that will forever enslave her psychically gifted Psy race. After fighting a desperate battle to save her child and escape the PsyNet, she's lead not to safety, but into the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.


Name: Dorian Christensen
Book: Hostage to Pleasure (Psy Changeling #5)
Race: Changeling- Leopard, although his leopard is latent and he has been unable to shift.
Pack: Dark River Sentinel
Mate: Ashaya Aleine
Appearance: Looks like a surfer with his pale blonde hair, gold skin and blue eyes
Fantasy Cast: Alexander Skarsgard
Name: Ashaya Aleine
Book: Hostage to Pleasure (Psy Changeling #5)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: M- medical- Psy
Mate: Dorian Christensen
Family: Has a twin sister named Amara
Appearance: Pale blue eyes with curly black hair, dark skin
Fantasy Cast: Alesha Dixon

The Psy/Changeling series is "PARANORMAL ROMANCE AT ITS BEST"

When a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, 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. (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY).




Name: Riley "The Wall" Kincaid
Book: Branded by Fire (Psy Changeling #6)
Race:Pack: SnowDancer Lieutenant, second only to Hawke
Mate: Mercy Smith
Appearance: Muscle bound with shoet chestnut hair and brown eyes.
Fantasy Cast: Eric Bana


Name: Melisande "Mercy" Smith
Book: Branded by Fire (Psy Changeling #6)
Race: Changeling- Leopard
Pack: DarkRiver Sentinel (the only female)
Mate: Riley Kincaid
Appearance: Long red hair, curvy, golden eyes and lethal
Fantasy Cast: Rose McGowan



Dev Santos finds a woman with amnesia-and all she can remember is that she's dangerous. Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to kill, Katya's only hope is Dev. But he could very well be her next target.


Name: Devraj Santos
Book:Race: Human, but has Psy in his family history and is able to control metal and machines.
Affliations: Is the Director of the Shine Foundation that help the Forgotten
Mate: Ekaterina "Katya" Haas
Appearance: Golden brown eyes, dark hair and golden skin
Fantasy Cast: Bruno Santos
Name: Ekaterina "Katya" Haas
Book: Blaze of Memory (Psy Changeling #7)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: Has mid range telepathic and medical skills.
Mate: Dev Santos
Appearance: Slim with shoulder length blonde hair and hazel eyes
Fantasy Cast: Keira Knightley


View our feature on Nalini Singh’s Bonds of Justice.
Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy- dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned to is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of catastrophic mental fracture.
 

Name: Max Shannon
Book: Bonds of Justice (Psy Changeling #8)
Race: Human
Affliations: Is a police detective but becomes head of security for Nikita Duncan
Mate: Sophia Russo
Appearance: Dark hair and eyes, olive skin and of Asian descent.
Fantasy Cast: Byung Hun Lee


Name: Sophia Russo
Book: Bonds of Justice (Psy Changeling #8)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: J- Justice- Psy
Mate: Max Shannon
Appearance: Curvy with short curly black hair and blue/purple eyes
Fantasy Cast: Kate Perry

In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it's up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves- even if it means killing those who have gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite... and who threatens to enslave his wolf.

Lietenant Indigo Riviere doesn't easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind- and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash... but she hasn't counted on Drew's will.

Now, two of SnowDancer's most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hot, sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home.


Name: Drew Kincaid
Book: Play of Passion (Psy Changeling #9)
Race: Changeling- Wolf
Pack: SnowDancer- though not a lieutenant he is Hawkes eyes and ears as he can fit in with all the different groups within the pack.
Mate: Indy Rivers
Appearance: Blue eyes, golden skin and dark hair.
Fantasy Cast: Taylor Kitsch


Name: Indigo "Indy" Riviere
Book: Play of Passion (Psy Changeling #9)
Race: Changeling- Wolf
Pack: SnowDancer Lietenant
Mate: Drew Kincaid
Appearance: very beautiful with blue eyes, black hair and pale skin
Fantasy Cast: Kat Dennings

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is "paranormal romance at its best" (Publishers Weekly). Now comes the story of an alpha wolf named Hawke used to getting exactly what he wants--and of the only woman who dares tangle with him.

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…


Name: Hawke Snow
Book: Kiss of Snow (Psy Changeling #10)
Race: Changeling- Wolf
Pack: Became Alpha of the SnowDancer pack at a very early age.
Mate: Sienna Lauren
Appearance: Silver gold hair, light blue eyes, muscular and tall.
Fantasy Cast: Eric Dane

Name: Sienna Lauren
Book: Kiss of Snow (Psy Changeling #10)
Race: Psy
Psy Designation: Cardinal X Psy- the only known Cardinal X to ever be born
Pack: Her and her family have been adopted by the SnowDancer pack
Mate: Hawke Snow
Appearance: Red hair, pale freckled skin and cardinal eyes
Fantasy Cast: Susan Coffey

Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past--one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.

For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves 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.


Name: Riaz
Book: Tangle of Need (Psy Changeling #11)
Race: Changeling- Wolf
Pack: SnowDancer- Senior Soldier
Mate: Adria- although he has the mate bond with another, he choses Adria
Appearance: Dark hair, golden eyes and honey coloured skin
Fantasy Cast: Andrei Andrei


Name: Adria Riviere
Book: Tangle of Need Psy Changeling #11)
Race: Changeling- Wolf
Pack: SnowDancer- Senior soldier although she is actually a dominant maternal female
Mate: Riaz
Appearance: Tall and lithe, black hair and blue eyes.
Fantasy Cast: Zooey Deschanel

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13 comments:

Joanne said...

Thanks for the great over-view of the series and characters. This helped me get caught up.

Kassandra said...

LOVE this series! The characters are so diverse and engaging!

Maria D. said...

Loved the character profiles and agreed with all of the acting cast except one....

Book Lovin Mamas said...

Now you ladies, are really making me want to read this series. =)

-FranJessca
Book Lovin' Mamas

Ning said...

omg I love all your guy picks!! There's my man candy of the day lol

Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

erin said...

Fantastic post! I love the "casting"!!! I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read this series yet. I love, love, love the Guild Hunters, but I'm sooo behind on this one!

June M. said...

I have not read any of this series yet but especially after this, I am even more interested in it. I will definitely be putting it on my TBR list.

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

WOW! I am the worlds worst at casting. Eric Dane as Hawk huh? Hawk always seems younger to me. Don't get me wrong I love me some Eric Dane...and Hawk...

krissygrl84 said...

Love this! Just got done reading this series and I just loved it. Nalini Singh is such an awesome writer!

books4me said...

I had NO idea there were so many books in the psy chalenging series!! The few that I have read I have thoroughly enjoyed!

Timitra said...

I'm adding this series to my wishlist-thanks ladies!

fishgirl182 said...

nice post! there are some fun picks in here for sure. i love this series so much. :)

Taryn @MySecretRomance said...

I LOVE shifters and seeing these pictures make me want to read this series ASAP.

I know....I can't believe I haven't read it yet either. Hopefully this year I will be able to get to it. LOL

FREAKING AWESOME POST!