Teaser Tuesday 43


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here are the rules:

• Grab your current read 
• Open to a random page 
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 
• Be careful not the include spoilers! 
• Share the title & author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers. 

I have modified them slightly for my Teasers. It will not be two sentences from a random page but two, usually more, sentences from the pages I have read so far that have struck me as most interesting, original or that I just happen to like a lot.

This weeks teaser is from Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh. This is an oldish title (2006) and it's the first in her Psy-Changleling series. I finished the book yesterday and I really enjoyed it. It was my first shapeshifters book and I find the part-human, part-animal characters extremely attractive. I am currently reading the next book in the series, Visions of Heat and since book 12 came out last year, I have a lot of reading ahead of me.

I have chosen a longer teaser this time but it didn't feel right to cut it to just two sentences, so I have kept all the 5 sentences since they tell so much about both main characters and also are indicative of the beautiful writing style of Ms Singh:

"Sascha had somehow become firmly lodged inside of him, a vibrant presence in the heart of hearts where only a mate could go. Now her light, too, was flickering in a storm he couldn't block, danger he couldn't even see. His helplessness devastated him. He was furious at fate for giving him a mate he couldn't keep safe. Perhaps that was why he'd been willfully blind to a truth the panther had known form the start - he hadn't wanted to suffer as he'd done once before, hadn't wanted to bleed his heart's blood."

Slave to Sensation - Nalini Singh

Goodreads Blurb

In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”—the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was…

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion—and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities—or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation…

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  1. I am completely intrigued!!
    Thanks for sharing this, Ellie!

    Here's my TT :)

    1. You try this series, Silvia! I've started the second book and I am loving both of them so far.

  2. Sounds like an intense book! I haven't read any stories of shape shifters, but I'm open to trying one. This may be a good place to start.
    My Teaser is from REFLECTIONS OF MAMIE.

    1. I have no basis for comparison but this definitely seems like a good first read in the genre. It's very well written and I am really enjoying this series (I'm currently on book 2).

  3. This series is on my want to read list. Great tease.

    1. I have been meaning to start it for some time now and I'm so glad I finally did it.

  4. I love this series! Singh is so creative and things just get more intense. I'm glad you enjoyed StS and I can't wait to see what you think of the rest of the books. My personal favorite is Caressed by Ice (#3) which focuses on Judd Lauren, one of the Psy living with the wolves. Great snippet choice!

    1. I started the second book a few days ago but then Penny Reid sent me an ARC of Love Hacked and I went for it first :) I'll be going back to the changelings and psys right after that.


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