Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nalini Singh / Robyn Carr

A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.
From "the alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist) comes the most highly anticipated novel of her career--one that blurs the line between madness and genius, between subjugation and liberation, between the living and the dead

Comment: I’m sure there are many other reviews out there about this book that are so much more articulate and expressive as mine wouldn’t ever be, so I’ll just leave my overall impression. I liked it, more because it’s by this author and because it’s part of a world I love to be in. Considering the particularities of the main characters, I think ms Singh has done a great job keeping the balance between what is believable according to her own “rules” and what we expect from a romance. We find out things we were eager to know and we get to see a side of things we also didn’t imagine that well, it was a very insightful story into the world of psy and changelings. I can’t wait for more.

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Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq--his tour ended abruptly on the battlefield. The
carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who believes his future is as bleak as his mirror image. But can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never given up on him mend his broken body and shattered heart?
As the people of Virgin River rally around Rick, another recent arrival tests the tightly knit mountain town's famous welcoming spirit. Dan Brady has a questionable past, and he's looking for a place to start over. He'd like it to be Virgin River...if he can find a way in. But he never expects to find it in the arms of a woman who was as much an outcast as himself.
For a favorite son returned from war and an outsider looking for a home, Virgin River offers them a chance to make peace with the men they once were...and to find the dreams they thought they'd lost. 

Comment: This is another book in the Virgin River series. I loved this one! I like how the books don’t revolve around just two characters; I like how we see so many story lines developing at the same time and how everyone there works for a sense of community and friendship. In this book we keep seeing Cam and Abby, Walter and Muriel, Ricky and Lizzie, even Dan and someone we didn’t expect. I can’t wait for the next book to keep moving alongside all those characters and their lives. It’s such a warm and heartfelt world, one can’t disconnect from it even between books.


  1. Sonia, but did you love Heart of Obsidian? Or was just okay for you? What did you think of the romance? I want to know! LOL!

  2. I loved Heart of Obsidian. Suth a smooth voice Singh had in Kaleb and Sahara's story. I can't wait for the next book, especially because it is about Vasic.

    I have yet to try the Robin Carr books but they are in my TBR pile.

  3. Hilcia, I liked Heart of Obsidian a lot. Did I love it as much as I did Kiss of Snow or Caressed by Ice? Not that much, no. But only because of the tone of the story, it's inevitable it wouldn't have as much funny moments as the others and I get that. But still.. The romance was a surprise, things were so much more heartfelt than what I imagined considering they're both psy. But her writing always makes me happy, at least in this series.

    Ana, I can't wait for Vasic as well, he really needs a story and fast!
    As for Robyn Carr..I think you'll enjoy her books a lot. I hope you can read the first soon.

    1. Caressed by Ice is also one of my favourites along with Slave to sensation. Sadly, for me, Kiss of Snow didn't live up to my expectations.

      So true about Vasic. But I thought Aden would be first. the down side is that we have to wait another year for it...

      I'll move up the Robin Carr in my TBR pile ;-)

  4. Sonia,


    "The romance was a surprise, things were so much more heartfelt than what I imagined considering they're both psy"

    is what did it for me. I think Singh did a magnificent job with this Psy pair's romance. It was quite unexpected. Plus for me, it was also how Singh worked on the evolution of the male, who is a psychopath and a cold blooded killer, without making him into a total "fool for love" type of guy. I was impressed with that piece of characterization because I didn't like him at all at the beginning and thought I was going to hate the book.