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Branded by Fire (Psy-Challenging Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Nalini Singh
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Book Description

The Psy/Changeling series is "PARANORMAL ROMANCE AT ITS BEST"

When a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped, DarkRiver sentinel Mercy, a cat, and SnowDancer lieutenant Riley, a wolf, must work together to track the young man-before his shadowy captors decide he's no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it'll leave them both branded by fire. (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY).

Editorial Reviews


"A MAJOR NEW TALENT."-CHRISTINE FEEHAN"Nalini Singh continues to dazzle and ensnare new readers with each addition to the Psy/Changeling series." -"ROMANCE REVIEW" "A mesmerizing series."-"ROAD TO ROMANCE" (REVIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD)



"Nalini Singh continues to dazzle and ensnare new readers with each addition to the Psy/Changeling series."

"A mesmerizing series."

Product Details

  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0575100052
  • Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (July 7, 2009)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002AU7MSQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovin' Me Some Mercy! July 7, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Riley and Mercy have made annoying one another an additional job requirement to their many responsibilities as pack liaisons. Since the wolves of SnowDancer and the leopards of DarkRiver made a blood pact and became allies, Riley and Mercy were put in charge of interpack communications and to soothe any pack related fur. The problem is that Riley and Mercy don't necessarily play nice with one another. Both are extremely dominant and hold identical positions within the highest ranks of their packs. While Mercy is flamboyant, opinionated, outspoken and daring, Riley is calm, steadfast, quiet and cunning.

As a dominant female and sentinel of the DarkRiver pack, Mercy grudgingly accepts the fact that she may never mate. While the human in her may love with all her heart, her leopard won't be able to stand being tied so strongly to another. This happens occasionally with very dominant and independent females of the pack. But at this moment, Mercy doesn't care if the man's her mate, she just needs release on such a primal level that all other Changelings are picking up on her heat and when "stick-in-the-mud" Riley Kincaid steps out of the trees, Mercy is more than willing to take him on. She could use a bit of violence to cool her need. But when Riley begins tempting Mercy on a highly sexual level during their sparring, it takes her but a moment to dispel any leopard instincts to turn away the enemy wolf.

Not only are Mercy's sensual curves and feline nature a physical draw for Riley, it's also the fact that she's the one person who can break him out of his shell. Not very long ago Riley's sister, Brenna, was kidnapped and horribly abused by a Psy killer. Although Brenna was rescued and now happily mated, he still feels the guilt of her abduction and mind rape.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf meets Cat August 18, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The story:
Mercy is the last of the DarkRiver leopards that is single. This weighs heavily on her. There are no more alpha males in her pack that entice her. There is one alpha she is into, only problem is he is a wolf. Riley is a lieutenant for the SnowDancer wolf pack. Mercy is part of the joint partnership in the alliance between the packs. Riley can't get enough of Mercy, all he has to do is convince her now. The wolf will have to think like a cat to get Mercy into the mating dance with him. Someone kidnapped a brilliant college changeling from their territory. Mercy and Riley must follow the trail to the scandalous kidnappers and prey no one gets killed in the war that is initiated.

My thoughts
This book is now my new favorite in this series! The only thing that was missing was Dorian's new ability to shift, it wasn't mentioned at all. Other than that, I have no complaints. As per usual this is a very fast paced, action packed and a fierce/tender mating dance between Riley and Mercy. Their relationship is enchanting, they are perfect for each other! The other relationships hinting for future stories already are adorable ( hint hint Wolf alpha and psy defector). Nalini never disappoints, she is a fantastic writer!
Highly recommended novel and series!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Branded by Fire-A Joyfully Reviewed Title!! November 29, 2009
By MNix
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Nalini Singh cranks up the heat in what is perhaps one of the best stories so far in her phenomenal Psy-Changeling series. Branded by Fire is an erotic and exciting read that captivates from the very first page and continues to enchant long after the story ends.

Mercy has always been one of my favorite characters, but in Branded by Fire she sealed her position as my personal favorite heroine of Ms. Singh's. She's strong, both physically and mentally, cunning, kind, warm, and generous - everything a heroine should be without being impossibly perfect. Despite her reticence at falling in love with a wolf, Riley is exactly the right male for her. He's more than Mercy's equal in terms of strength, dominance, and pack position. He's also incredibly giving, which is utterly endearing. His heart is scarred by the kidnapping and torture of his sister, Brenna (of Caressed by Ice). Her imprisonment left its mark on Riley, making him overprotective of those he cares about, which causes problems at times in his relationship with Mercy. I loved watching the two of them find their way in their relationship, each complimenting the other's strengths and willing to call one another on their flaws. It should also be mentioned that, in being a perfectly-matched couple, Mercy and Riley burn up the page like no one's business. Since they are Changelings, both Mercy and Riley are tactile beings, and Ms. Singh definitely makes the most of this in ways sure to make the reader shiver.

Branded by Fire is the eighth story (sixth full-length book) in the Psy-Changeling series. While Mercy and Riley's romance stands on its own, when it comes to the complex world Ms.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiery Hot Romance! July 9, 2009
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Branded by Fire starts out with some fireworks as Mercy, a top sentinel in the Dark River leopard pack, has a hot forbidden interlude with Riley, the second to the alpha of the Snow Dancer wolf pack. She is a dominant alpha female in her pack which makes her fear that she will never find a mate because she would need someone more dominant than her and she doesn't think she would be able to submit to a mate the way she would need to. Riley is a stubborn, protective, by-the-rules man who is helplessly drawn to Mercy's fiery personality. He grew up taking care of his younger siblings and is now the highest ranking lieutenant in the Snow Dancer pack, so he can't imagine having a mate like Mercy who insists on taking care of herself.

Mercy and Riley are thrown together often as their respective pack's representative in the alliance between the cats and wolves - especially now as attacks on humans, changelings and Psy are beginning to escalate. The sexual attraction between Mercy and Riley leads them to start a forbidden affair because they just can't keep their hands off each other. Mercy knows Riley is a dominant wolf who will try to take over her life, which she thinks will kill a part of herself. Riley feels like he needs to protect those he loves, especially after what he sees as a failure to protect his little sister Brenna from being attacked. Mercy and Riley start to care a lot about each other but both are afraid of the consequences of staying together. They both dedicate their lives to protecting their packs - plus cats and wolves just barely get along. Can they both survive a mating - and do they have any choice but to try since their feelings are so intense?

I loved this story! Mercy and Riley were such a great pair, they really complemented each other in every way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another ensnaring addition in the Psy-Changeling series!
Branded by Fire is the sixth book in Nalini Singh's incomparable paranormal romance series, Psy-Changeling. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Crystal @RBtWBC
5.0 out of 5 stars Cat vs Dog= another excellent entry in this series
The sixth book in this series focuses on Mercy, a leopard and Riley, a wolf shifter getting together while trying to find out who's trying to pit changelings vs psy. Read more
Published 10 days ago by I. DeLuca
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 17 days ago by stephanie patel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
These books are really interesting. There are so many different groups and they have to work together. There are thirteen books in the series. That doesn't count the novellas. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Essary
4.0 out of 5 stars In love with this series
This series is an autobuy for me. I love all the stories but some are better than others. This one was very good but a few of the others were way better. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shanea Wilford
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great read of this series
Highly recommend if you like this series. The only reason 4 instead of 5 is that the first Slave to Sensation is a totally rocking 5 star and my favorite by far. Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. R. Fase
4.0 out of 5 stars Have added Singh to my author list.
very enjoyable read. looking forward to more. Paranormal fiction contnues to be my favorite genre of fiction. Also like mysteries.
Published 3 months ago by Susan Lee Thuener
2.0 out of 5 stars Predictable Political Correct Waste
For starters let me say this. Author Nalini Singh is an amazing writer. I adore her Archangel Series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Branded by Firr
I enjoyed the reading
Its easy to imagine by the way
is written.
Its a fantastic atory. I love Nalini singhs
Published 3 months ago by Norma Haiat
5.0 out of 5 stars Review Branded by Fire
~ 4.5 Branded Stars ~

Branded by Fire is book six in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. It was a nice twist to see cat and wolf mate. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
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Nalini Singh loves to write, loves to read, and thinks chocolate is a food group.

She enjoys hearing from readers, so drop her an email at nalinisinghwritesATgmailDOTcom if you ever have any questions!


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Hawke will definitely get his own book. And Sienna will be his mate.
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The ghost
You know, this is the first book where I've had an inkling that he might be the Ghost. I think it would be an interesting twist if it was him.
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