It’s our Friday Book Club!!
I’m currently nursing a book hangover after reading Alpha Night by Nalini Singh. You will probably hear me talk about her often and loudly as she is one of my favorite, if not #1 favorite, author. Alpha Night is the 19th Book in the Psy-Changeling Series (4th in the Psy-Changeling Trinity Series which is the continuation of the other series as it explores a new arc).
Here’s the back cover blurb:
“Alpha wolf Selenka Durev’s devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those under her care. That currently includes the empaths who’ve flowed into her city for a symposium that is a security nightmare, a powder keg just waiting for a match.
Ethan Night is an Arrow who isn’t an Arrow. Numb and disengaged from the world, he’s loyal only to himself. Assigned as part of the security force at a world-first symposium, he carries a dark agenda tied to the power-hungry and murderous Consortium. Then violence erupts and Ethan finds himself crashing into the heart and soul of an alpha wolf.
Mating at first sight is a myth, a fairytale. Yet Selenka’s wolf is resolute: Ethan Night, broken Arrow and a man capable of obsessive devotion, is the mate it has chosen. Even if the mating bond is full of static and not quite as it should be. Because Selenka’s new mate has a terrible secret, his mind surging with a power that is a creature of madness and death…”
Swoon!!! Alpha Night was everything delicious and steamy about Nalini Singh’s romances with enough tension, humor, and intrigue to have me switching seating positions every time the story took a new turn.
What get’s me every time I read a Nalini Singh novel is just how well written, well thought out, and well-executed her stories are. She’s been writing this series for nineteen books straight and not one book has fallen short of the high bar she has set. Once again Ms. Singh shows that she is a powerhouse when it comes to weaving not only an amazing romance full of heart, grit, laughter, and tears but an interesting mystery that the main characters must solve before the end of the book.
On top of that, she’s got an over-arching story which continues to build upon itself creating a complex world and political climate rife with twists and turns I never see coming – which is not typical.
Though she is listed as Romance, and her novels are very much romances, there is so much story within each novel that categorizing them solely as romance would be a disservice to her series.
Romance is amazing, please do not misunderstand me as this is not a knock on Romance writers, I love romance and the writers who can bring so much love to the page.
But, in my opinion, Nalini Singh, walks a beautiful line between Romance and Urban Fantasy that will satisfy readers of both genres who might be hesitant to step outside their genre comfort zone.
What about you? What book have you read lately that you couldn’t put down? Tell me in the comments below or head on over to my Facebook page and leave a comment there!