Saturday, January 26, 2013
Series Chat, Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling Series
Since I know of at least two people who are currently reading this series, I thought I would offer them a forum for discussion.
If you haven't yet read Nalini Singh's Psy/Changling Series, you may want to be careful of reading the comments section because there may be spoilers..
For those of you who aren't sure what this series is about.. well here is a
The Psy-Changeling series is comprised of paranormal romance novels set in an alternate universe, on earth, in the late 21 century; and is written by Nalini Singh. The alternate earth described by Singh, is populated by three major races: Changelings (Shapeshifters), Psy (Humans with psychic powers who are conditioned from birth to have no emotions), and Humans. Due to their psychic powers and lack of emotions, the Psy are largely in control of the world; and by extension the Psy Council, which governs the Psy race, is the most powerful ruling body. The overarching series’ story describes the struggles between the Psy Council and other various groups (who include humans, changelings, and some Psy). Each book in the series features a different hero and heroine.Romance Wiki
Currently there are 14 books, novellas and free short stories in this series.. a suggested reading order from Nalini's website
"There is a slight difference between the published order and the chronological order of the stories in the series when it comes to the novellas. I tend to write my novellas about secondary characters who were introduced in previous books - and quite often, this leads to the novella being set back in time. These novellas are all written to stand alone, but for those of you who like to read in strict chronological order, here it is:
1. "Beat of Temptation" in An Enchanted Season
2. "Whisper of Sin" in Burning Up
3. Slave to Sensation (First Actual Novel)
3.5 "The Cannibal Princess" - free short story
4. Visions of Heat
5. Caressed By Ice
6 . "Stroke of Enticement" in The Magical Christmas Cat
7. Mine to Possess
8. Hostage to Pleasure
8.5 "A Gift for Kit" - free short story
9. Branded By Fire
10. Blaze of Memory
11. Bonds of Justice
12. Play of Passion
13. Kiss of Snow
14. Tangle of Need" Nalini's Behind the Scenes Page
The Great Evil?
One of the best things about this series is the fact that Nalini has created a council of villains We are never quite sure who is evil, who is sort of evil, who is really fighting for good and of course who is just pragmatic and fights for themselves this unit of evil is called the Psy Council
If you are reading or want to read this series.. or soot have read this series and haven't made it to Nalini's page yet you really should. Nalini has a great extra page that offers, book order (which I um borrowed) insights on how she came up with this concept, behind the scenes info and faqs.. It is really worth the time visiting just to see what Nalini has in mind for us.
She also has some amazing Deleted Scenes from several of the books.. These are powerful moments that didn't work with the book they were supposed to be in but have an impact on the characters. Have some fun check out her page.. or just stay here and discuss things with us.. Better yet...DO BOTH!!
I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this fabulous series.. Get to reading the next book comes out soon!!