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Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy: cool, calm, emotionless... at least on the surface. Inside, she’s fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety but to the lethal danger of a sniper’s embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard’s rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian’s agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules.

Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2008 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"One of the greatest pleasures of these books is their ability to deliver both an intensely personal love story as well as a riveting societal drama. Singh is on the fast track to becoming a genre giant!" (Romantic Times)

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How does she do it???

Another great Psy-Changeling book by Nalini Singh!! How does she do it?? The series just keeps getting better and better.

Definitely a credit worthy listen!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Best new series on Audible!

Dorian and Ashaya were a perfect match in every way! If you're looking for a great paranormal romance series, look no further! This series has the perfect balance of a created paranormal world with the right amount romance (and steamy scenes).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Formula writing but yummy.

Alright so this book is yummy. Hot alpha-type Dorian (let's face it, if you've made it this far, all the guys are alphas) goes after Ashaya, and you know from the moment you hear "This is Audible" that these two are going to hook up at some point mid-book. This series is formulaic, yes, but that's the point, right? Would you rather her stop at one or two books? When you say "I want more of that!" then this is what you get. Some of the same things.

Yet I will say this for Singh - overall her books do progress with a major storyline that stretches all the way to book 11 and beyond. If anything, stick with it to the next book because Book 6 is my second favorite (to book 3).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Elantra
  • Illinois, United States
  • 12-17-12

Pleasantly surprised

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostage to Pleasure?

When Ashaya went to her son's aid. It proved to everyone who had doubted her that she did in deed love her son and would do anything for him.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Ashaya cut her link to the psy-net and accepted the matting bond. She had complete trust in her mate to catch her and she would do anything to keep him by her side.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and that is what I did do. It was one of those books that had me hooked form the moment I started. I couldn't put it down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Another great story!

What did you love best about Hostage to Pleasure?

These books just keep getting better and better. Things are changing in the Psy-Changeling world. The passion and the love these characters display is what I love the most about them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Rashmi
  • BUENA PARK, CA, United States
  • 10-01-12

Amazing

Where does Hostage to Pleasure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audiobooks that I have listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both Ashaya and Dorian!

Have you listened to any of Angela Dawe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, the first book in the Psy-changeling series was just as good!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes totally! I wish I had time though

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love the Series, Love the Listen

If you could sum up Hostage to Pleasure in three words, what would they be?

Brings the story to life. Great for listening pleasure.

What did you like best about this story?

the characters are brought to life with this audiobook.

What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

expressions of the characters, and annunciation of words

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love this book

This book will leave you wanting more you can't stop and this one or the next or next... I can't stop.. I listen to it to sleep in the car... Every where

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good Series

What made the experience of listening to Hostage to Pleasure the most enjoyable?

The narrator does a really good job

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostage to Pleasure?

I couldn't pick just one I've enjoyed the whole book

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

She did such a good job i enjoyed all of them

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Each book in this series just keeps getting better

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Favorite Series

Any additional comments?

Great series!!!! This is my favorite series. Each book builds on the overall world while keeping you interested in the individual romances. A few of the book were about secondary characters that I didn’t care about at the beginning and absolutely loved by the end. This review applies to the first 9 books in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful