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Review: ​ Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh + Excerpt

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I was so excited to read this, I love a good Paranormal Romance. It was my first Nalini Singh book and it certainly won’t be my last. :-)

 

 

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Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh 



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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal...


Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.


Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.


Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...



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4 out of 5 stars

This is my first book by Nalini Singh and really enjoyed it. It was super elaborate and I loved the world the author created. It took me until about 25% to really get into it. That first bit was pretty much a crash course of who was who and what was what. There's a lot of info in a short amount of time but once it was all laid out, I was good to go!

 

I enjoyed the developing relationship between Valentin and Silver, I found it fascinating. Valentin was the best! I thought he was so sweet and I just found him to be this fun loving and caring guy as well as dominant and in charge. I loved them together! I really liked Silver, she was as super interesting and I loved watching her discovering her emotions. It was just so sweet because it was like it was happening but she was in total denial which made it all the more entertaining. I loved her opening up and those moments of vulnerability. I loved seeing those breaks in her and watching her get filled with life. Valentin was there through it all, making me melt.

 

There's lots of emotion, a lot of fun, some ups and downs, a little heat and I thought it was all great! I loved how challenging Valentine seemed in the beginning, Silver found him aggravating and sweet. I liked their dialogue and how they played off one another.

 

Since there is a lot going on, I got confused more than once because there is so much happening but by the end, everything clicked and I understood it all. I liked the drama and tension that's happening between the Changelings, Humans, and Psy. This story had a great conclusion but since it's the first in a trilogy, I am hoping the overall story and drama will continue. I'm excited where it all could go.

 

I loved Valentin's clan and all these sweet moments he had with them. Because… Bears! There were just so many great elements and details in this that made me smile. All kinds of little storylines taking place that I enjoyed.

 

I love a good The writing was really, really good and I thought it was well crafted. It had a decent pace and I enjoyed the build. There are a lot of characters introduced and different elements happening, a lot of layers and things in play. I’m definitely hooked and will continue on with the series. I love a good Paranormal Romance!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.

 


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Laughing at the cubs’ antics, Valentin jogged down the slight incline and waded into what had to be ice-cold water after kicking off his boots and socks. He splashed the cubs, laughed when they splashed him back. Running so they could chase him, he turned abruptly and chased them back, to their unhidden joy.


Silver took a seat on the grass. When the female bear looked her way, she inclined her head in a silent greeting. The bear did the same, then they both watched an alpha bear play with two energetic cubs, his hands holding rough care for their small bodies.


By the time Valentin made his way back to her, he was drenched and his eyes weren’t human in any way. When he spoke, his already deep voice was so low it felt like thunder against her skin. “Couldn’t resist,” he said, pushing back his wet hair with one big hand. “If you weren’t in recovery and if I wasn’t in terror of Nova’s wrath, I’d have invited you. The small monsters wanted to play with you.”


Silver didn’t get to her feet. “Can we stay here a little longer?” It was patent that Valentin had an extremely high tolerance for the cold, but he might want to dry off.


“Sure,” he said, and, moving away several feet, shook off the wet.


Fine droplets settled on the skin of her cheek, but she didn’t flinch at the unintentional tactile contact. She also controlled her urge to reach up and touch the water where it lay against her skin. There was no reason to do that, and Silver was alive because she only did things that were rational.


Settling beside her, Valentin waved at the cubs as their guardian led their tired forms toward a path in the trees that was at the same level as the stream. “Gentler climb,” Valentin told her.


“They seem too exhausted to make it to Denhome.”


“It’s all an act—they’re hoping for a ride on their aunt’s back.” His tone held the same fond affection she’d heard when he spoke of Dima. “It’d take more than a few minutes’ play in the water to wipe out those two.”


The cubs had played with Valentin for almost a half hour. “They’re hyperactive?”


“They’re baby bears.”


Silver watched as those baby bears turned toward her and rose up on their back paws, as if in challenge. A stern sound from their caretaker, and they dropped down and scrambled to catch up with her. Their bodies disappeared into the trees as dusk began to turn from orange to shadowy gray.


Beside her, Valentin sprawled out, bracing himself on his elbows. His drenched T-shirt clung to the ridged muscles of his abdomen, pulled tight across his pectoral muscles, shaped itself over his shoulders. His jeans weren’t much better, outlining the raw muscle of his thighs.


Valentin Nikolaev was a man of violent physical strength even in human form. Yet he clearly had iron control over it; when he’d played with the children, they’d displayed zero fear of their alpha.


“You thought about where you’re going to live when you escape the bears who’ve kidnapped you?”


When she raised an eyebrow at him, he grinned. “Fringe netter with his own Internet channel sent out a breaking report last night. Pasha—who obviously needs more work duties—made up a fake account and posted a comment swearing to have seen you being pulled into a black van by six burly bears in bear form.”


“You don’t seem too concerned.” Amber eyes and deep voice, he remained very much a bear in human form.


“Well, according to this ‘eyewitness,’ the getaway driver was in bear form, too. Must’ve been tough for him to steer with one paw since he was drinking a beer at the same time.”


“Bears,” Silver said, making Valentin throw his head back and laugh that huge laugh that wrapped around her.


Posted by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2017.



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Psy/Changeling Series (15 Book Series) by  Nalini Singh

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