Print Length 339 pages
Publisher Berkley Sensation
Published March 5, 2013
In Beat of Temptation , innocent Tamsyn has always had a place in her heart for Nathan, a blooded DarkRiver sentinel. But is she ready for the fierce demands of the mating bond?
In Stroke of Enticement , a wary young teacher, skeptical about love, arouses the man—and the animal—in an aggressive leopard changeling who must prove his affections are true.
Plus 2 NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED NOVELLAS
In Declaration of Courtship , Grace, a shy submissive wolf, finds herself pursued by the last man she ever would have imagined: a SnowDancer lieutenant said to be “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”
In Texture of Intimacy , SnowDancer healer Lara discovers the searing joys—and unexpected challenges—of being mated to quiet, powerful Walker, a man used to keeping his silence.
If you are in need of a Psy-Changeling fix this is the collection of you. It has two of my favorite side couples as individual main characters Tamsyn and Nate as well as Lara and Walker. So when it showed up in my suggested reading feed, I one-clicked without a thought. Then I promptly changed into pjs, got a cup of tea and sat down to read once more again the world of shifters and psy.
Beat of Temptation
The Beat of Temptation is Tamsyn’s and Nate’s story. Sometimes finding your mate an early age is not a good thing. Because Nate realize that Tamsyn is his mate early on, he puts limits on their relationship. Limits that she is about to push in hopes of a happily ever after. This is one of my favorite couples in this world and it was fabulous finding out how they got together. I love that I got to know them first and then discover their story.
Stroke of Enticement
Finally- Holy cow, this one is between a human and a changeling. I think this is the “first” regular person or human in the series to find love with a changeling. Watching Zach trying to manage the mating bond with a human was fun. This the most entertaining portion being the dinner party at her mom’s house. Almost as entertaining as Zach’s conversation with Mercy. Anne and Zach’s story is sweet with just the right amount of spice. I enjoyed how Annie’s insecurities with relationships in general played into her relationship with Zack. It was nice to see a mated bond not be confident in the outcome of the relationship.
Declaration of Courtship
If you are a lover of opposites attracts troupes than this is the one for you! Grace is happy being a submissive wolf in the SnowDancers pack, she likes her place in the hierarchy. Which is why she is so shocked that a dominate male, Cooper would be interested in her. Submissive Grace, dominate Cooper and cue the sparks that are going to fly. I really liked this story, it brought all the warm fuzzies with it.
Texture of Intimacy
I have been so invested in this side couple that when I realized that there was a novella coming out about them I jumped up and down. I was so excited, and it does not disappoint. Yes, we already know they are mated but does that mean their story ends? No! I wanted to know how their mating goes. Walker is very Silent, Lara not so much which made for an interesting look into their mateship.
I enjoyed each and everyone of these novellas. It allowed me to continue my love of the Psy-Changeling series. Recommended for anyone who like the full length books.