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The original Psy-Changeling series starts with Slave to Sensation and ends with Allegiance of Honor. The Psy/Changeling Trinity series continuation begins with Silver Silence and is ongoing, a work in progress. On her official website, Nalini Singh has released the proper reading order (under Chronological Order). However, her list does not include a summary of each book, and so a fleshed-out list has been provided below. Non-integers (fractions) refer to novellas and short stories.

Free short stories online: Nalini Singh - Extras


0.25 "Beat of Temptation" in Wild Invitation[]

This novella follows Nathan Ryder and Tamsyn, one of four novellas published in Wild Invitation.

Summary: 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?

0.5 "Seedlings"[]

A free short story featuring Tamsyn and Nate. You can read it here.

0.75 "Whisper of Sin" in Burning Up[]

This novella follows Emmett Schaeffer and Ria Wembley, the only Singh novella in Burning Up.

Summary: San Francisco is under threat from a violent gang…a gang that has no idea who they’re challenging. The DarkRiver pack of leopard changelings has already claimed the city as their territory, and they will fight with wild fury to protect its residents. Emmett, a lethally trained leopard soldier, isn’t about to let outsiders muscle in on his home ground—especially when they target a human named Ria.

1. Slave to Sensation[]

This book follows Sascha Duncan and Lucas Hunter. It was published in September 2006.

Summary: In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”— the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was….

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy co-existence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion—and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities—or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation…

1.25 “The Shower”[]

A deleted scene. You can read it here.

1.5 “The Cannibal Princess”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

2. Visions of Heat[]

This book follows Faith NightStar and Vaughn D'Angelo. It was published in March 2007.

Summary: Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous-aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her. 

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced-and keep her from Vaughn…

2.5 "Echo of Silence" in Wild Embrace[]

This novella follows Tazia Nerif and Stefan Berg, one of four novellas published in Wild Embrace.

Summary: In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander…

3. Caressed by Ice[]

This book follows Brenna Kincaid and Judd Lauren. It was published in September 2007.

Summary: As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins—cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna… 

Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted—and had her mind violated—by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives…

3.25 “Miss Leozandra’s”[]

A deleted scene. You can read it here.

3.5 "Stroke of Enticement" in Wild Invitation[]

This novella follows Annie Kildaire and Zach Quinn, one of four novellas published in Wild Embrace.

Summary: 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.

4. Mine to Possess[]

This book follows Talin McKade and Clay Bennett. It was published in February 2008.

Summary: Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed…and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

Talin McKade barely survived a childhood drenched in bloodshed and terror. Now a new nightmare is stalking her life–the street children she works to protect are disappearing and turning up dead. Determined to keep them safe, she unlocks the darkest secret in her heart and returns to ask the help of the strongest man she knows…

Clay lost Talin once. He will not let her go again, his hunger to possess her, a clawing need born of the leopard within. As they race to save the innocent, Clay and Talin must face the violent truths of their past…or lose everything that ever mattered.

4.5 “A Conversation”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

5. Hostage to Pleasure[]

This book follows Ashaya Aleine and Dorian Christensen. It was published in September 2008.

Summary: Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy–cool, calm, emotionless…at least on the surface. Inside, she’s fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper’s embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard’s rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian’s agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules…

5.25 "Dorian" in Wild Embrace[]

This novella follows Dorian Christensen as he learns how to deal with his animal form, one of four novellas published in Wild Embrace.

Summary: A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play…

5.5 “A Gift for Kit”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

5.75 “Movie Night”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

6. Branded by Fire[]

This book follows Mercy Smith and Riley Kincaid. It was published in July 2009.

Summary: Though DarkRiver sentinel Mercy is feeling the pressure to mate, she savagely resists when Riley Kincaid, a lieutenant from the SnowDancer pack, tries to possess her. The problem is not simply that he pushes her buttons; the problem is that he’s a wolf, she’s a cat, and they’re both used to being on top.

But when a brilliant changeling researcher is kidnapped from DarkRiver territory, Mercy and Riley must work together to track the young man—before his shadowy captors decide he’s no longer useful. Along the way, the two dominants may find that submitting to one another uncovers not just a deadly conspiracy, but a passion so raw that it’ll leave them both branded by fire…

6.5 "The Party"[]

A deleted scene. You can read it here.

7. Blaze of Memory[]

This book follows Katya Haas and Devraj Santos. It was published in November 2009.

Summary: Dev Santos discovers her unconscious and battered, with no memory of who she is. All she knows is that she’s dangerous. Charged with protecting his people’s most vulnerable secrets, Dev is duty-bound to eliminate all threats. It’s a task he’s never hesitated to complete…until he finds himself drawn to a woman who might yet prove the enemy’s most insidious weapon.

Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor, and programmed to carry out cold-blooded murder, Katya Haas is fighting desperately for her sanity itself. Her only hope is Dev. But how can she expect to gain the trust of a man who could very well be her next target? For in this game, one must die…

7.5 “Christmas in the Kitchen”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

8. Bonds of Justice[]

This book follows Sophia Russo and Max Shannon. It was published in July 2010.

Summary: Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture…

Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury…and executioner…

9. Play of Passion[]

This book follows Indigo Riviere and Drew Kincaid. It was published in November 2010.

Summary: In his position as tracker for the SnowDancer pack, it’s up to Drew Kincaid to rein in rogue changelings who have lost control of their animal halves—even if it means killing those who have gone too far. But nothing in his life has prepared him for the battle he must now wage to win the heart of a woman who makes his body ignite…and who threatens to enslave his wolf. 

Lieutenant Indigo Riviere doesn’t easily allow skin privileges, especially of the sensual kind—and the last person she expects to find herself craving is the most wickedly playful male in the den. Everything she knows tells her to pull back before the flames burn them both to ash…but she hasn’t counted on Drew’s will. 

Now, two of SnowDancer’s most stubborn wolves find themselves playing a hot, sexy game even as lethal danger stalks the very place they call home…

9.2 “Wolf School”[]

A deleted scene. You can read it here.

9.4 “Clean and Dirty”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

9.6 "Declaration of Courtship" in Wild Invitation[]

This novella follows Grace Burke and Cooper Shaw, one of four novellas published in Wild Invitation.

Summary: 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.”

9.8 "Home"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

10. Kiss of Snow[]

This book follows Sienna Lauren and Hawke Snow, as well as Lara Knight and Walker Lauren. It was published in May 2011.

Summary: Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

10.1 "Wild Night"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

10.2 "Naya's Most Important Visitors"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

10.3 "Grocery Shopping"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

10.4 “Stalking Hawke”[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

10.5 "Texture of Intimacy" in Wild Invitation[]

This novella follows Lara Knight and Walker Lauren, one of four novellas published in Wild Invitation.

Summary: 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.

10.6 "Pancakes"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

11. Tangle of Need[]

This book follows Adria Morgan and Riaz Delgado. It was published in May 2012.

Summary: Adria, wolf changeling and resilient soldier, has made a break with the past—one as unpredictable in love as it was in war. Now comes a new territory, and a devastating new complication: Riaz, a SnowDancer lieutenant already sworn to a desperate woman who belongs to another.

For Riaz, the primal attraction he feels for Adria is a staggering betrayal. For Adria, his dangerous lone-wolf appeal is beyond sexual. It consumes her. It terrifies her. It threatens to undermine everything she has built of her new life. But fighting their wild compulsion toward one another proves a losing battle.

Their coming together is an inferno…and a melding of two wounded souls who promise each other no commitment, no ties, no bonds. Only pleasure. Too late, they realize that they have more to lose than they ever imagined. Drawn into a cataclysmic Psy war that may alter the fate of the world itself, they must make a decision that might just break them both.

11.3 "Partners in Persuasion" in Wild Embrace[]

This novella follows Felix Grady and Desiree, one of four novellas published in Wild Embrace.

Summary: Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

11.6 "Dancing with Cooper"[]

A short story. You can read it here.

11.9 "Poker Night"[]

A short story. Available through newsletter.

12. Heart of Obsidian[]

This book follows Sahara Kyriakus and Kaleb Krychek. It was published in June 2013.

Summary: A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.

A woman whose very existence has been erased.

A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.

A deadly price that must be paid.

The day of reckoning is here.

12.1 "Flirtation of Fate" in Wild Embrace[]

This novella follows Kenji Tanaka and Garnet Sheridan, one of four novellas published in Wild Embrace.

Summary: Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries…

12.2 "Sunday Morning"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

12.3 "Secrets at Midnight" in Night Shift[]

This novella follows Bastien Smith and Kirby Rosario, the only Singh novella in Night Shift.

Summary: The scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.

12.4 "Making Dinner"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

12.5 "Hide and Seek"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

12.6 "New Year's Kisses"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

13. Shield of Winter[]

This book follows Ivy Jane and Vasic Zen. It was published in June 2014.

Summary: Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to suffocate her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

13.5 "Housewarming at the Orchard"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

14. Shards of Hope[]

This book follows Zaira Neve and Aden Kai. It was published in June 2015.

Summary: Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders.

And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, an enemy that cannot be permitted to succeed in its deadly campaign. Aden will cross any line to keep his people safe for this new future, where even an assassin might have hope of a life beyond blood and death and pain. Zaira has no such hope. She knows she’s too damaged to return from the abyss. Her driving goal is to protect Aden, protect the only person who has ever come back for her no matter what.

This time, even Aden’s passionate determination may not be enough—because the emotionless chill of Silence existed for a reason. For the violent, and the insane, and the irreparably broken…like Zaira.

14.5 "Romancing Drew"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

14.75 "Song of the Wolf"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

15. Allegiance of Honor[]

This novel revisits the previously seen characters and establishes the coming novels. It was published in June 2016.

Summary: The Psy-Changeling world has undergone a staggering transformation and now stands at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: Old enemies. New allies. Wary loners.

But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten and threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: A child who is both Psy…and changeling.

To find the lost, protect the vulnerable—and save Trinity—no one can stand alone. This is a time of loyalty across divisions, of bonds woven into the heart and the soul, of heroes known and unknown standing back to back and holding the line. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?

15.5 "Rowan"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

15.75 "Baubles and Ben"[]

A free short story. You can read it here.

16. (1.) Silver Silence[]

This book follows Silver Mercant and Valentin Nikolaev. It was published in June 2017.

Summary: 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.

16.5 "Ain't No Party Like a Bear Party"[]

A free short story. Available through newsletter.

17. (2.) Ocean Light[]

This book follows Bowen Knight and Kaia Luna. It was published in June 2018.

Summary: Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment—taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling…

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back—even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy.

18. (3.) Wolf Rain[]

This book follows Memory Aven-Rose and Alexei Vasiliev Harte. It was published in June 2019.

Summary: Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence…until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her ‘gift’ is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.

But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it.

Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature—and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence.

18.5 "Wolf Heart"[]

A free short story featuring Toby Lauren, his newborn baby cousin Heath Knight Lauren, and his alpha, Hawk. Published in the January 2020 newsletter. All the Free short stories online: Nalini Singh - Extra’s

19. (4.) Alpha Night[]

This book follows Ethan Night and Selenka Durev. It was published in June 2020.

Summary: 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…

19.25 Wildcat Blues[]

Short story in newsletters, told in three parts. The story begins in the December 2020 newsletter

19.5 "Beary Tiny Ghosts"[]

A free short story. Available through newsletter.

20. (5.) Last Guard[]

Novel featuring Psy pairing between Canto Mercant and Payal Rao

20.1 Music in the Rain[]

A short story published in the December 2021 newsletter. Set at Madame Zulenka’s Fortune Telling Salon in Vegas. No pairing, but characters include Zuli, Alejandro and Zaira Neve

Pairings Chart[]

Pairing Analysis Changeling (female) Human (female) Psy (female)
Changeling (male) 8

(0.25, 6, 9, 9.6, 11, 11.3, 12.1, 12.3)


(0.5, 3.5, 4)


(1, 2, 5, 10, 16, 18)

Human (male) 1


0 1


Psy (male) 3

(3, 10.5, 19)




(7, 12, 13, 14, 20)

Pairings Detail[]

A summary of the racial pairings so far, male first, female second:

0.25 Changeling (leopard) x Changeling (leopard)

0.5 Changeling (leopard) x Human

1.0 Changeling (leopard) x Psy (E)

2.0 Changeling (jaguar) x Psy (F)

2.5 Psy (Tk) x Human

3.0 Psy (Tk-Cell) x Changeling (wolf)

3.5 Changeling (leopard) x Human

4.0 Changeling (leopard) x Human

5.0 Changeling (leopard) x Psy (M)

6.0 Changeling (wolf) x Changeling (leopard)

7.0 Forgotten x Psy *classified as Psy x Psy

8.0 Human x Psy (J)

9.0 Changeling (wolf) x Changeling (wolf)

9.6 Changeling (wolf) x Changeling (wolf)

10.0 Changeling (wolf) x Psy (X)

10.5 Psy (Tp) x Changeling (wolf)

11.0 Changeling (wolf) x Changeling (wolf)

11.3 Changeling (leopard) x Changeling (wolf)

12.0 Psy (Tk/Tp) x Psy (M)

12.1 Changeling (wolf) x Changeling (wolf)

12.3 Changeling (leopard) x Changeling

13.0 Psy (Tk-V) x Psy (E)

14.0 Psy (Tk) x Psy

15.0 n/a (Allegiance of Honor has no new pairing POV)

16.0 Changeling (bear) x Psy (Tp)

17.0 Human x Changeling (dolphin)

18.0 Changeling (wolf) x Psy (E-S)

19.0 Psy (Tk/E) x Changeling (wolf)

20.0 Psy anchor hub x Psy anchor hub