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Authors: Nalini Singh

Branded by Fire

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Praise for
Hostage to Pleasure
“Singh is on the fast track to becoming a genre giant!”
—Romantic Times
(top pick)
“Nalini Singh has penned another keeper . . . If you want a thrilling read with action, danger, passion, and drama, don’t miss Nalini Singh’s
Hostage to Pleasure
—Romance Junkies
“An intriguing world that’s sure to keep readers coming back for more.”
—Darque Reviews
“This series just continues to get better and more vibrant as it goes . . .
Hostage to Pleasure
is a must read for any paranormal reader.”
—Night Owl Romance
“I commend Nalini Singh for writing a completely unique and utterly mesmerizing series . . .
Hostage to Pleasure
is already a keeper on my bookshelf.”
—Simply Romance Reviews
Mine to Possess
“Singh has done it again.
Mine to Possess
grabs you and never lets you go. This may be the best book of an already outstanding series.”
—Fresh Fiction
“WOW! Brilliant is the best description for
Mine to Possess
. . . It just doesn’t get better than the best!”
—ParaNormal Romance Reviews
“As plot points fall into place, it’s evident that clever, mega-talented Singh has truly spectacular things in store.”
—Romantic Times
(4½ stars, top pick)
“Ms. Singh’s world-building is as fascinating as the characters with whom she populates it.”
—The Eternal Night
“Nalini Singh has done it again . . . There is no doubt that
Mine to Possess
will be the must read for 2008!”
—Fallen Angel Reviews
(recommended read)
Caressed by Ice
“Craving the passionate and electrifying world created by the mega-talented Singh? Your next fix is here! One of the most original and thrilling paranormal series on the market . . . Mind-blowing!”
—Romantic Times
(4½ stars, top pick)
“A sensual, dangerous adventure not to be missed.”
—New York Times
bestselling author Lora Leigh
“A compelling read with wonderfully developed characters and the strong world-building that has made Singh a star.”
—All About Romance
“With a truly inspired mix of passion and danger, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat. [It] will surely earn itself a place among your favorites.”
—Romance Reviews Today
“A wonderful story . . . I cannot recommend it highly enough!”
—ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Visions of Heat
“Breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal. I wished I lived in the world Singh has created. This is a keeper!”
—New York Times
bestselling author Gena Showalter
“This author just moved to the top of my auto-buy list.”
—All About Romance
“Brace yourselves because the second installment of the Psy-Changeling series will set all your senses ablaze and leave your fingers singed with each turn of the page.
Visions of Heat
is that intense!”
—Romance Junkies
“A page-turning, sexy read that fans of paranormal romance are sure to devour.”
—The Romance Readers Connection
“In a genre filled with talent, Singh really stands out . . . This is one of the best paranormal series out there!”
—Romantic Times
Slave to Sensation
“I LOVE this book! It’s a must-read for all of my fans. Nalini Singh is a major new talent.”
—New York Times
bestselling author Christine Feehan
“An electrifying collision of logic and emotion . . . An incredible world where fire and ice mix to create an unforgettable sensual eruption.
Slave to Sensation
is a volcanic start to a new series that’ll leave you craving more.”
—Romance Junkies
“AWESOME! . . . A purely mesmerizing book that surely stands out among the other paranormal books out there.
Slave to Sensation
is captivating from beginning to end. It’s a must read for any paranormal fan!”
—Romance Reader at Heart
“Superb science fiction romance . . . Readers will enjoy Nalini Singh’s excellent futuristic thriller and demand more tales from this fascinating realm.”
—Midwest Book Review
“You won’t want to miss
Slave to Sensation
, the tremendous first book in the new Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh . . . I highly recommend this book and suggest you make room for it on your keeper shelf.”
—Romance Reviews Today
“A sensual romance set in an alternate reality America with just a bit of mystery to keep readers flipping pages. Character driven and well written, it’s not easy to put down at bedtime; it kept me reading well into the night.”
—Fresh Fiction
“A fresh, intriguing, and thought-provoking mythology and a very appealing cast of characters . . . I look forward to the next installment from this talented writer.”
“A must even for those uninitiated in the paranormal genre. The story ends much too quickly, and the author’s magical writing conjures up sensual images and intense emotions that linger long after the last word is read.”
—Romantic Times
Berkley Sensation Titles by Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling Series
Guild Hunter Series
(A Berkley Sensation eSpecial)
(with Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, and Jean Johnson)
(with Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones)
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.
A Berkley Sensation Book / published by arrangement with the author
Berkley Sensation mass-market edition / July 2009
Copyright © 2009 by Nalini Singh.
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To my own personal brain trust—you know who you are. :)
Change can kill.
But it can also save. The Psy know this better than any other race on the planet. With the imposition of Silence, the protocol that wiped their emotions even as it saved their minds, this race of telepaths and telekinetics, foreseers and healers, a race both gifted and cursed, clawed its way back from the edge of the abyss.
As they stood looking down into the horror they had escaped, they shivered and turned away.
Years passed. And when the Psy Council declared that their once catastrophic rate of insanity had lowered to negligible levels, that there was no longer any violence in the PsyNet, they knew they’d made the right decision. The only decision.

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