This is the fifth book in the series.

Hostage to Pleasure (book)
Author Nalini Singh
Publication date September 2008
Publication Order
Preceded by
Mine to Possess (book)
Followed by
Branded by Fire (book)


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…

Plot Edit


US book cover


Main Characters

Characters Introduced 

  • Aaron
  • Aden
  • Amara Aleine
  • Aneca (briefly mentioned)
  • Anu
  • Eamon
  • Illiana Aleine
  • Jimmy
  • Keishon Talbot
  • Mia
  • Vasic
  • Yelena

(names in bold represent key characters in the series)

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