Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser is from the book “Tangle of Need” by Nalini Singh, which is the 11th book in the Psy-Changeling series. Personally, I was not quite sure if I wanted to start reading a series where so many of the books had already been released. 13 books is a lot to catch up on, and that might also be part of what caused me to take a break from the series, but I’m very glad that I gave them a chance, and that I picked them up again. It’s a good read 🙂
“Do you think anyone will want to take the risk?” Adria asked, worry and empathy battling for space within her. Sam, strong, loyal, courageous, was both a dominant and human. It would devastate him if he fell victim to a Psy mental violation, the act a savage blow to the heart of his nature. “I can see why they would.”
Bracing his forearms on his thighs, Riaz said, “I have to admit, I never really considered just how vulnerable humans must feel,” a troubled expression marking the strong lines of his features.
61% into the kindle edition from Amazon.com
Now, for some clarifications. I wrote a bit about this series yesterday, but some things still needs to be clarified a bit more. When they speak of dominants, they speak from a wolf’s perspective, meaning the more aggressive and protective members of the wolf pack. Not a dominant in an S&M kind of way, I have yet to see a single whip in this series. Though I have seen some leather jackets.
As I explained yesterday, we are dealing with three races. Humans, Changelings and Psy. The Changelings have a natural shield around their minds, preventing the Psy from reading their thoughts or controlling them without bashing through this shield and leaving them more or less braindead. The Humans do not, which leaves them particularly vulnerable to having their minds invaded against their will. Now something has come into play that could help them shield their minds (I’m not going to tell you what or how) but as with everything else, it comes with a steep prize or a risk, which is what is being discussed.