Hostage to Pleasure (book)
Author Nalini Singh
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 . . .


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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