ARC Review: Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh ~ Excerpt

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Psy-Changeling Trinity #1
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
June 13th 2017
ARC Review Copy


New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal...

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...




Remarkable. Unforgettable. Emotional.

Before you even get started. Have a box of tissues by your side. Yes, you will cry for so many reasons.

Silver Silence was an emotional and unforgettable read. So many things are at play. We get old favorites, new enemies, and several new arrivals to fall in love with.

I had goosebumps just from the first page. “Welcome to the Age of Trinity”

The Bears. They where wonderful, adorable, and sweet. I loved visiting a whole new set of changelings and their pack. Valentine, I loved him. I went through a number of emotions when it came to Valentine and the challenges he had to go through to win Silver. He was just so wonderful with Silver and he never gave up. Silver, I loved her. She was amazing. It was wonderful to visit a different Psy family and see that they are just as tight-knit as any changeling pack. This line from the book best describes Silver and well all the Mercant’s: “To be a Mercant is to be a shadow that moves with will, with intelligence, with purified precision.”

Silver Silence is all about change and a new direction for Humans, Changelings, and Psy. The book is divided up into two parts. This helps show the changes that accrue and will accrue at these points. Many unexpected things happen. Somewhere a punch to the gut, while others had me overjoyed.

This was an extraordinary start to the new Pay-Changeling Trinity series. Once you start, you won’t want to stop. I LOVED it!

Rated: 4.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): Pick Your Genre (PNR/UF) | New Release (2017)



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Laughing at the cubs’ antics, Valentin jogged down the slight incline and waded into what had to be ice-cold water after kicking off his boots and socks. He splashed the cubs, laughed when they splashed him back. Running so they could chase him, he turned abruptly and chased them back, to their unhidden joy.

Silver took a seat on the grass. When the female bear looked her way, she inclined her head in a silent greeting. The bear did the same, then they both watched an alpha bear play with two energetic cubs, his hands holding rough care for their small bodies.

By the time Valentin made his way back to her, he was drenched and his eyes weren’t human in any way. When he spoke, his already deep voice was so low it felt like thunder against her skin. “Couldn’t resist,” he said, pushing back his wet hair with one big hand. “If you weren’t in recovery and if I wasn’t in terror of Nova’s wrath, I’d have invited you. The small monsters wanted to play with you.”

Silver didn’t get to her feet. “Can we stay here a little longer?” It was patent that Valentin had an extremely high tolerance for the cold, but he might want to dry off.

“Sure,” he said, and, moving away several feet, shook off the wet.

Fine droplets settled on the skin of her cheek, but she didn’t flinch at the unintentional tactile contact. She also controlled her urge to reach up and touch the water where it lay against her skin. There was no reason to do that, and Silver was alive because she only did things that were rational.

Settling beside her, Valentin waved at the cubs as their guardian led their tired forms toward a path in the trees that was at the same level as the stream. “Gentler climb,” Valentin told her.

“They seem too exhausted to make it to Denhome.”

“It’s all an act—they’re hoping for a ride on their aunt’s back.” His tone held the same fond affection she’d heard when he spoke of Dima. “It’d take more than a few minutes’ play in the water to wipe out those two.”

The cubs had played with Valentin for almost a half hour. “They’re hyperactive?”

“They’re baby bears.”

Silver watched as those baby bears turned toward her and rose up on their back paws, as if in challenge. A stern sound from their caretaker, and they dropped down and scrambled to catch up with her. Their bodies disappeared into the trees as dusk began to turn from orange to shadowy gray.

Beside her, Valentin sprawled out, bracing himself on his elbows. His drenched T-shirt clung to the ridged muscles of his abdomen, pulled tight across his pectoral muscles, shaped itself over his shoulders. His jeans weren’t much better, outlining the raw muscle of his thighs.

Valentin Nikolaev was a man of violent physical strength even in human form. Yet he clearly had iron control over it; when he’d played with the children, they’d displayed zero fear of their alpha.

“You thought about where you’re going to live when you escape the bears who’ve kidnapped you?”

When she raised an eyebrow at him, he grinned. “Fringe netter with his own Internet channel sent out a breaking report last night. Pasha—who obviously needs more work duties—made up a fake account and posted a comment swearing to have seen you being pulled into a black van by six burly bears in bear form.”

“You don’t seem too concerned.” Amber eyes and deep voice, he remained very much a bear in human form.

“Well, according to this ‘eyewitness,’ the getaway driver was in bear form, too. Must’ve been tough for him to steer with one paw since he was drinking a beer at the same time.”

“Bears,” Silver said, making Valentin throw his head back and laugh that huge laugh that wrapped around her.

Posted by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Nalini Singh, 2017.[/su_box]


I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.


I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

20 comments on “ARC Review: Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1) by Nalini Singh ~ Excerpt

  1. […] have two: Silver Silence & Ride […]

  2. I can’t wait for this one on audio. BEARS!! Glad you enjoyed this one.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…#JIAM #Audiobook Narrator Interview: Tillie Hooper #LoveAudiobooksMy Profile

    • It was so Gooooood and Emotional. I can’t wait to see what happens next and where we go. I hope you enjoy! ^_^

  3. I tried to leave a comment but I got an error message, so I am trying again.

    This sounds like a fascinating read. Great cover! Stopping over from Get Social. Thanks for sharing. 😉

  4. This sounds fascinating. What a great cover too! Thanks so much for sharing. Stopping by from Get Social. 🙂

    • Thank’s Jess for stopping by for the #getsocial17 event. I really like the cover for Silver Silence and the book was amazing. Can’t wait to see what we get next.

  5. I loved Valentin as well… the bears are going to be great characters. I hope we have more of them in the future as heroes or heroines. #getsocial2017
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    • Me too. I really love Bears. It was nice to visit a different shifter clan and different part of the world for the Psy. I can’t wait to find who and what comes next.

  6. I really enjoyed this book and it reminded me I need to go back and pick up some of the books in the series I missed. So, I decided on starting with Book 1 as a reread!
    Great review!
    Samantha recently posted…Revenge by Lexi Blake: ReviewMy Profile

    • Oh a reread… That’s great. I’m reading a few of the oder ones again too. ^_^
      Thank’s for check out my review.

  7. Working on this one right now. I was hoping my audio was going to come in in time so I’m not terribly behind in reviews but I started reading anyway. It is a hard book to put down at bedtime! 😉
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    • I know. Once I started I couldn’t stop. I love when a book captures me and then OMG the emotions and what happens. The author made me cry. WOW. I can’t wait to own my own copy. Thank’s for stopping in Tanya and enjoy Silver Silence!! ^_^

  8. Great review!! ,shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank you Kathy for sharing and stopping in.

  9. Hi Angela! I’m stopping by as part of the #getsocial17 blogger event. I already know and follow you though;) I loved this book too and have a review scheduled for Friday I think. I had to move things around after a bad case of stomach flu. I’m still catching up on emails lol.

    • I hope you feel better. Something has been going around our house too. My hubby was sick and then I get it at the same time my son does, so everyone in the house is sick this week. All I want to do is sleep. I’m not reading and only have 2 good hours in me before I crash, so blogging is behind and slow. Thank’s for following and stopping in for the #getsocial17 event. ^_^

  10. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! That’s a great excerpt too.

    • Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Jen. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to get my copy either. ^_^

  11. I can’t wait to read this. I just finished with Allegiance of Honor. So many different things going on. I love that Nalini goes back to all the different characters throughout the book. I’m also very curious about Malachi to know if he is a great white or perhaps something bigger and older? I’m looking forward to reading this book. Silver has made me curious for awhile now. Is she really silent? I think not. I will have to read the book to find out. And who the hell is trying to kill so many? Not to mention the dark mind and the net mind. I think bonding with humans is the key to it’s survival. So many questions. Thank you for your review.

    • Allegiance of Honor was wonderful. I loved revisiting so many favorite characters and seeing what is going on with them. Silver Silence takes us into a new age and we get to visit new characters. It’s FABULOUS!! Many of your questions will be answered, but more will come up.
      Thank’s for stopping in.