Audio: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh ‏‏@TantorAudio #JIAM #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS @AUDIOBOOK_COMM

Posted June 26, 2018 by Robin in Book Review, JIAM / 4 Comments

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Audio:  Ocean Light by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh ‏‏@TantorAudio  #JIAM #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS @AUDIOBOOK_COMMOcean Light by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #2
Published by Tantor Audio on June 12, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 12 hours, 51 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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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...

A tale of underwater changelings and the human who volunteered to be their science experiment.

Bowan has been a character  I’ve had mixed feelings about in prior books of this Psy-Changeling Trinity series.  I didn’t get all of Bo’s motivations to put a dangerous experimental chip in his head that protects him from psy manipulation but is also killing him slowly as well.  Ocean Light digs into Bo’s head literally and we learn not only why the leader of the human alliance is so committed to the group but what it has cost him.

Kaia is the sweetest sea changeling and takes care of everyone.  She is the mother figure for everyone on the underwater site that Bowan was taken to in hopes of finding a way to save him from the degrading chip in his head.  There is something about the wounded human that calls to her and it is the first time she has felt a pull this strong to another being.

The attraction between the pair starts off really strong and immediately.  Sure, it is a little fast but Bowan might only have weeks to live so there is no time like the present.  As always with this series, the story is heavy on the romance front but there is a bit of action in this more towards the end.  Since this is our first journey under the sea Nalini spends a lot of time on how the culture of the water changelings works and some of the very cool things you can do in an underwater base.

All the action came closer to the end.  It seems some are not happy about some Psy, Changeling and Humans trying to build bonds together and they are trying to sabotage the newly made bonds.  It looks like there might be multiple races working together to bring down The Trinity and it gets a bit nail bitey for a little while.

There are some great but short cameos by series favorites including Mercy, Kit, Vasek and Ivy as well as Kaleb and Sahara.

Ocean Light is the second book of a spin off series to Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling series.  You could also think of it as Psy-Changling #17 instead. While I don’t think you need to have read all 16 of the other books to understand or enjoy the story, I do think you should definitely read Silver Silence before starting this journey.

Narration:

For me, Angela Dawe is Psy-Changeling.  I can’t think of one without the other after listening to over 17 books with her voice.  She does a fantastic job of conveying the emotion of this series so well. I have liked every performance by her for this series.  

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Blood of the Earth  by Faith Hunter,  narrated by Kristine Hvam  (MP3)

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Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi (CDs)

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, narrated by Heather O’Neill  (CDs)

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About Nalini Singh

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.

Posted June 26, 2018 by Robin in Book Review, JIAM / 4 Comments


4 responses to “Audio: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh

    • robin

      I’ve had a great time with the series overall. Very much in the PNR realm but the connections between characters is really a lot of fun.

  1. Sophia Rose

    I adored this one. I’ve been wanting a sea changeling book for a while now. This pairing was great and I like where the overall plot is going with the series.

    • robin

      Me too. I have really liked the idea of Sea Changelings and liked not finding out what Kaia was until very late in the book.