Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life. For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake… Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…
Vasic, is a Arrow, trained since he was four years old to be a assasin for his people, to take orders and execute with no hesitation. The Psy are changing, with silence no longer existing, a new leader for their people, times are changing. When Kaleb Krychek, requests that he finds a group of empaths, and stop the wave of death that is sweeping across their people. Ivy, is a Empath, and when she meets Vasic, she is fearful of his intentions, but he proves to be trustworthy, and she starts to see him as more than just a Arrow, she starts to see him as a man with a soul. Ivy feels a emotional bond to Vasic, but his exterior shield is like ice, impenetrable, but like ice, it can also be weakened by heat. Ivy is determined to show Vasic the power of love and emotion and the healing they can do for each other. That she can be his greatest strength in a time when their people need it most…
I have adored this author for so long, ever since I read the first book a few years back, when I started getting more into paranormal…and Singh changed my view on that genre. And I still adore her books, and Shield of Winter is no different. After reading Kaleb’s book, I was hoping that in Shield of Winter we would see more of him and Sahara, and we see the other couples as well. We the Psy and Changelings combine forces to get to the bottom of what is killing of the Psy. There are many instances in this story that can be painful to see. But what I really loved was seeing Vasic get his story and find his mate. And Ivy was just wonderful, I loved having these two be a pair and they complimented each other so well. Vasic doesn’t know emotion or feeling of any kind. Ivy is Psy but being a Empath her talents are so different from Vasic. Even though Ivy hasn’t been conditioned like Vasic has been, she has her own demons from her past. The characters in this story were just phenomenal, and I really enjoyed seeing the personal growth…seeing Ivy and Vasic learn together and they are put through some vigorous tests that will prove them and the love that they share.
The story as a whole is pretty intense and thrilling, it just kept me on edge the whole time. With Singh at the helm, you just know that every time you read her, you know you will enjoy yourself…but I feel like her stories go way deeper than that. Its very dynamic and full of steamy action to keep you entertained for quite a while. You can never go wrong with Nalini Singh, and this book is proof of that. I would recommend if you are new to this author and series, you start at the beginning. The series of events that take place in this story may seem a bit confusing if you haven’t read previous books.
Overall I found Shield Of Winter a exciting addition to the series. A story that is guaranteed to take you on a wild ride of a paranormal world where shape shifter and pysic powers are real and intense. Of a world that will carry you away in a story that is compelling and highly sensual and will thrill you down to your toes!! Be ready for a story to make your blood pound like never before!! THRILLING!!
“How do you control your telekinesis while intimate with your mate?”
“I broke a damn lot of furniture at the start, including two beds.” A curious glance. “What are you doing?”
“Traveling around the world.”
“You’re my hope, Ivy, my beacon home on the darkest night.”
“Vasic,” Eyes shining wet, she cradled his face in her gloved hands, her kiss heartbreakingly tender.
Vasic didn’t know if he’d ever become used to the way Ivy touched him—as if he wasn’t stained with blood, as if he had the right to her affection, her care. But one thing he did know was that he didn’t want to be out here any longer. He wanted to be alone with her, to strip himself to the skin and press himself to the giving softness of her.
They kissed; said soft, intimate words; rocked together. The orgasm was quieter but the intimacy no less potent. Mine. she said, mind to mind. You are mine. Every breath, every scar, every perfection, every flaw, every light, every darkness. Its part of you, and its mine.
Vasic shuddered and collapsed on her. The man I was, the man I am, the man I will be, the man I want to be, they all belong to you. Always.
David is the drummer for the band, and he has vulnerability: Thea, the Bands publicist. From the first moment that he saw her, he fell in love with her. After being turned down, he turns to Thea’s sister for advice, and acts on it. He begins by writing a memo to Thea on why they should be together. Thea may be attracted to David, but she has been hurt by a past ex, who cheated on her and then treated her like trash. She refuses to date a client, no matter how sexy they are. But when David starts speaking to her in her language…memos….she is warmed and doesn’t know how much longer she can resist his earnest desire to be with her no matter the circumstance. Thea just doesn’t know how to deal with David being famous and groupies by his side,….but what Thea doesn’t know…is that David has only one woman he could ever look at or love…a woman he will fight for with his dying breath.
After reading the first book not too long ago, I was thrilled to get a chance to read David and Thea’s story from Netgalley. What a wonderful story that this was!! Way too short though…but in a way that I just didn’t want it to end. I never felt like it was way too rushed or didn’t have enough substance to the story. I never felt like it was really missing something vital…I felt like it was a complete story for only being a little over 100 pages. But with Nalini Singh at the helm…there is not doubt right? I always know when I read this author, I am going to have one heck of a adventure…and its very true with this latest series she has been writing. It is highly sensually written, with such precise detail and invokes a very real and emotional response from the reader. I felt like the emotions that were portrayed through the story, just came alive and bursting from the pages.
A highly provoking story that pulled me in from the star. Unforgettable and a brilliant talent that shows on every page! Refreshing and heart wrending with each page!! SWOON WORTHY!!
Molly Webster has no inclination to involve herself with Zachary Fox. Her childhood was ripped in shreds with her father’s scandal, and she knows what the media can do do a person. She has taken years to recover from it. Molly’s sister manages the band that Fox is a part of. And when she runs into him, they have a passionate and sizzling one night stand and she never expected Zachary to extend that one night stand to a full month. They propose a plan for her to disguise herself, that won’t draw attention, but Zachary starts to show her desire and all she expects is a sensual month of pleasure, but with a expiration date, never knowing of Zachary’s true intentions. Zachary, has always wanted Molly, and when he sees her again, he means to show her what he can give her, and when things begin to get complicated, he will need to convince Molly of his true devotion and hope he can win her love and her heart…
For years I have come to admire Nalini Singh with her paranormal shifter series, and when I heard she had a new contemporary series coming out, I was unsure what it would be like. Since this story is so different from anything else she has produce. However, lately I have fallen in love with rock band romances, and when I was given the opportunity to read this and review it via netgalley and Nalini Singh, I just jumped at the chance. I probably would read anything that this author would write. Rock Addiction, is way more steamy than I expected, so I would say it leans toward erotica in some elements, but with Singh at the helm, you will have a solid plot to deal with as well. In the beginning of the story its pretty much steamy and HOT sex that will blow your mind and definitely enough heat to fog up all the windows. But from the beginning we see the hero, wanting more. The moment he sees Molly he goes after her and isn’t afraid to chase after what he wants and desires. Molly is afraid to have anything with Fox, but she starts to slowly give in and I loved the way these two came together.
The characters in the story were charming and I adored all of them. From the main characters, to the fellow band members, and Molly’s sister. They all had fun roles and their interaction in the story made the story endearing with each chapter. Zachary, was one hot rock star, he is the lead singer, and has a passion for music and women, but his devotion to Molly was so sweet sometimes. There are many times that he just sizzles with sensuality, but you start to delve deeper into his personality, and he is dedicated and passionate with every aspect in his life and holds nothing back!! Molly, well I loved her from the beginning, there was just something about her character that was like able and I had no issues with. She is the type of heroine you can easily relate with and she has such strength, willing to face public scorn again, and risk getting hurt again so that she can have a chance with Zachary. It was very interesting seeing these two hook up and try to make a relationship work. They come across a few roadblocks, and their connection to each other was intense. This story is guaranteed to leave you breathless and aching for more. BLAZING FROM BEGINNING TO END!!
This review will be shorter than this story deserves, but trying to avoid spoilers, I am going to have to shorten it a bit. I was able to receive a copy from my local library, probably why it took me so long to read this one. But finally it became available, and I could hardly wait to pick it up. Before this book came out, there was quite a bit of rumors pertaining to the identity of the characters, and I knew that it would be a good one. I have to say that after reading the Heart of Obsidian, I definitely loved every page, and could hardly put it down, even though I worked long hours the past two days. So it took me a bit longer than I would have liked to get it read. From the first chapter you see who our hero is, and it takes a bit longer to find the identity to the heroine. I definitely didn’t expect the plot to turn the way it did. It had surprises and more information on the Psy than is previously revealed. I felt like I was learning way more about Psy, and it was a thrilling adventure, as this couple come together, especially overcome the obstacles they are faced with. When I first started reading Heart of Obsidian, I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy it. But I had heard so many stellar reviews and outstanding recommendations, that I knew I had to give it a real chance. With this series being one of my top favorite paranormal series, I have absolutely adored every installment. However this story, wraps things up a bit more, answers all the question I had in previous books, it definitely made me see another side to the Psy than I did previously. There is a bit of darkness introduced into the story, more than in previous books, however I felt like overall there was a balance of dark and light in here. The love story was powerful and unique and had a special feeling to it. I loved the bond that develops between these two, intense and scorching. This book had me hooked from beginning to end, and I was very impressed with how events turn out, and we see a new era in this world that Singh has created for us. A SEXY YET SATISFYING READ!!
You’re mine,” Simple quiet words that were a punch to the chest. “I will fight for you, today, tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come.”
Other Books In Series
Slave to Sensation
Visions of Heat
Caressed By Ice
Mine to Possess
Hostage to Pleasure
Branded by Fire
Blaze of Memory
Bonds of Justice
Whisper of Sin
Play of Passion
Kiss of Snow