Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gorging myself

Oh... wow. I just gorged myself on Nalini Singh. Seriously. I devoured her entire backlist. Damn those cats are sexy! I can't even get my thought is order to type up a review of any one specific book. Instead, I give you random thoughts about the sries:

- Her heroes are tough, loyal men dedicated to their pack. They are flawed, but not fatally so.

- The heroines are equally strong. These are no shrinking violets, but neither are they ball busters.

- Engaging political atmosphere. Ms. Singh has developed a complex world with all it's troubles and strife.

- Family is at the heart of everything. I love this. These are men who are driven by their connection to and need for family.

- Alpha with a capital A. Somehow, though, they are not jackasses.

- The characters from previous books don't fade away at the conclusion of their book. They play integral roles in subsequent novels.

- The women stand equally among the men. They don't lose their strength once the hero claims them for their own. These women are defined by their own personality and talents, not by the men they are mated to.

I could go on, but I shall leave it at that. Ms. Singh, you are now officially on my list. Auto buy, baby, auto buy!


Nicola O. said...

It's about time!

Can't wait for Branded by Fire. The exerpt... whew. "Fire" is right.

Stacy~ said...

I just re-read Slave to Sensation and have the next 3 books in my tbr pile, which is 1800 miles east right now LOL. Took me awhile to catch on to the magic, but I'm gettin' it now.

Hey keep me posted on a wine night. And did you see Julie & Beth have a signing Aug 2nd?

Kati said...

Yay! Nalini is my favorite para author! I'm so glad you've been enjoying her books.

I'm like you, beside myself for Hawke's book!

Now you see why I have three changelings in my hut! ;o)

Shannon said...

The books really sucked me in. The heroes were fabulous, but the whole world and the political plot arch just has me hooked.

Tracy said...

I love, love, love this series! Actually I would devour Nalini's grocery list I love her writing that much. So glad you loved it as well.

Aymless said...

Whee! Another Nalini rabid fangirl! I've two copies of StS and CiB to pieces. Drooling for BbF (just days away) and BoM (only a couple of months away)!

Patti said...

Great points! I've read the first two and getting ready to start book 3. I put off reading Ms.Singh for some time and for the life of me I don't know why - she's great!