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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sheep Book Review: Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13) by Nalini Singh + Giveaway

Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling #13)
By: Nalini Singh
Hardcover, 448 pages
Released: June 3rd 2014
by Berkley Hardcover

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness.

Fans of this amazing series will love the latest edition in the colorfully dynamic word, created by the talented Singh. Shield of Winter does a nice job of carrying over the alpha Arrows we fell in love with, from previous stories, and catching back up with Kaleb *fans self*, the sexiest psy on the net! 

I've enjoyed every minute of this series thus far. Such a stunning world of wonder and epic emotional barriers are breached. It's fantastic and heartbreaking all at the same time. Nalini is not one to shy away from the death and destruction. But from the ashes rise her characters, almost as if calling forth the Phoenix and off they soar from the pages! 

I adore the Arrows. I love reading about their strict world of silence. Which, I would be either beaten or killed after a day in this world. Silent I am not! These cold men have no emotions on the surface but are churning fire burning underneath. They are hot, bold and in charge! LOVE it! 

While I understand the need to pair one of these stoic dudes with someone softer around the edges, I didn't really fall in love with Ivy. As a character she was fine, with her own depth and back story, but she never moved me in the way I like my leading lady to. Maybe a tad too soft for my tastes? 

That said, you would be fool to pass this series up. It's continued growth and plot changes are transitioned with ease. Keeping the series fresh, sexy, and real has helped suck me in for the wild ride! 

I may not understand all the workings of the Psy Net, the latest batch of telepaths were hard to understand as per how they fit into fixing the net, but overall that's just an issue with me not getting it. (Story of my life!)

Grab this copy and join in the fun! 

Getting 4 and 1/2 Sheep 

About the author:
I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.

1 Paperback copy of any 12 previous books in this series, winners choice 
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  1. I was seriously wondering how on God's green earth she was going to come back from Heart of Obsidian. I mean once you hit perfection, where do you go? I'm glad Vasic is done well, I'm dying to read this. I'm with you, I love the shifters, but those Arrows...... grrrrrr.

  2. I wasn't going to bother entering for this as I have it on pre-order already, but it saves me money to buy a second book if I win :D

  3. Not going to read this! I can't wait for the book myself. But I met Nalini in Berlin this weekend and I know what she is working on ....

  4. I've never heard of this series until now and now I know I have to read them all!!!!!!! Thx for this great opportunity to get a peek into this series.

  5. Nalini i so amazing. She writes two of the best series I have read and even though it is on book #13 the series is still going strong.