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Hostage to Pleasure Audiobook

Hostage to Pleasure: Psy-Changeling Series, Book 5

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    OR Avid Reader Portland, OR 11-08-17
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    "So Good You Won’t Stop Listening"

    I loved this book when I originally read it and Angela Dawe does a fantastic job bringing Dorian and Ashaya’s story to life. I highly recommend this audiobook and series

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    Laken 10-20-17
    Laken 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The leopard unleashed!"

    Dorian is a favorite. His story had to be great. This story had some surprises interspersed within the continuous action, and two strong characters. I also like that I could catch up on all the previous characters in the series, too. I am really looking forward to Book 6!

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    Natdragon 04-05-17
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    "Singh does it again!"

    another awesome story! And Angela Dawes is spectacular performer. I enjoy the different voices she come up with.

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    jodi PERU, IN, United States 10-26-16
    jodi PERU, IN, United States 10-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Still good!"

    Many times a series gets stale but this story is different enough to keep me going!

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    Nichole 07-30-16
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    "Scratches Head"

    This what not a bad book or anything but I just can't seem to get into this world. *shrugs*

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    Valerie StuckInBooks Northglenn, CO USA 08-26-15
    Valerie StuckInBooks Northglenn, CO USA 08-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Pleasurable!"

    I continue to be amazed at how much I am enjoying this series. Each book completes a couple story but expands the overarching story of this world. And while the last book added the humans as featured characters, this one adds some human mystery.

    Having never liked third person writing, I am equally amazed how much this authors third person writing just works for me. The POV changes and so the connections are made that I normally miss when reading this type of writing style. But because of this style, we learn so much about what's going on in with the Psy council and the mystery human group that pops up in this book.

    I love how this author adds the characters that will become important in the next book. This time, we learn a little bit more about Mercy and guess what? Her book is next. It's like when you need to know about them, they show up and that feature really appeals to me.

    Additionally, we get bits about couples that were previous featured. Lucas will always be around as the alpha of the cats but I love how we still see him take pleasure in kissing his mate and being there for pack. And I can't wait for more wolves. There was a bits and pieces with them in this book and so I love the dynamics over in the Snow Dancers pack. They have become good allies to the cats and vise versa. This makes me all kinds of happy.

    The writing continues to HOLD my attention, the story always surprises me and the characters are definitely part of my pack. I just can't get enough. More...give me more.

    AND did I mention HOT? These shifters love to touch. Love to bring the pleasure. Yum.

    Dorian. My heart broke for this cat that can't shift. He's become the best of the best just to prove his place as a Sentinel. His surfer looks and protective personality had me loving him even more. But this story was personal for this cat. How can he love someone from the race that killed his sister? He's vowed to take down the council. So he fought his cat on this one. Course, cats can be pretty persuasive.

    As for Ashaya...what a mystery this M-pys is. Nothing is as it seems. Even when I thought I had her figured out she had more secrets. Did I mention that Dorian doesn't like secrets? Some pretty fun scenes between these two as they tried to work through some of it. But nothing prepared me to love her as much as I did. Her love for her cat...her Dorian and how she completed him made her perfect to me. She doesn't back down from this protective cat. She loves him. She challenges him. She satisfies him. Yeah, I love her for that and all her little secrets.

    Satisfying. Addictive. Surprising. Enjoyable. Pleasurable. Demanding of my attention. AND it should be your next read...this series.

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    Robin Manor 06-29-15
    Robin Manor 06-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Dorian's Story"

    this was my favorite of the Psy-Changeling books so far. Couldn't wait to get to Dorian's story. Was not disappointed it was awesome.

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 04-20-15
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 04-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Dorian's Story"

    Still loving this world...this was Dorian's story. Dorian was damaged when his sister was kidnapped in book 1 and killed by the psychopathic council member Enrique, and he has never recovered. He has tried to put on a brave face but his soul is hurt, he hates the Psy and all the represent, if it weren't for them covering up a serial killer within their midst his sister might still be alive.

    The first time she saw the dangerous sniper Dr. Ashaya Aleine knew he almost pulled the trigger, so why hasn't she been able to stop thinking of that man..cat...being. She is one of the most important M-Psy known to the Psy race and has pretended to embrace silence for years...and yet this man might have the ability to undo it all.

    Overall it was still nice being in this world, however, after being in this world for a while I find it a bit implausible that Ashaya could have hidden her flaws for all these years, even with the net mind. So, while it was nice to read, I found it to be inconsistent with previous plots.

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    Debra 02-05-15
    Debra 02-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I love this series !!!"

    I can't get enough of this series... I am so glad that the books are already written so I don't have to wait for the next book. Nalina Singh has a great imagination... I often wonder how writers can have such a fantastic imagination. I also need to give a lot of credit to Angela Dawe heard amazing way to bring the characters to life. She definitely gives the positive twist to the stories!

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    Jennifer (The Book Nympho) United States 03-10-14
    Jennifer (The Book Nympho) United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Series is good for what it is."

    I’ve been waiting for Dorian’s story but I have to say that Hostage to Pleasure was a little disappointing. Sure it has a hot alpha and a head strong heroine. But really this series as very predictable formula like so many PNR books do.

    I’m just not feeling this series at the moment. It’s not the writing I just this it’s my mood. I think I just need to take a break from it. And come back to see if it can get my attention again when my reading mood has changed.

    But in any case Dorian was hot and his Psy woman was like the others, cold until he melted her panties. Meh. I don’t have anything else to say about the book. But I think I enjoy the wolves in this series more than the cats.

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