Read-along & Giveaway: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh @TantorAudio @BerkleyRomance @victoria7401 #Read-along #GIVEAWAY

Posted August 27, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 19 Comments


Read-along & Giveaway: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh  @TantorAudio @BerkleyRomance @victoria7401 #Read-along #GIVEAWAY Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #11
Published by Berkley on May 29, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 428
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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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.

Tangle of Need is the latest installment of our 2021 Read-Along and I’m excited to talk about this book today!  This eleventh book in the series is much longer than the first books in the series, and not only do we have a main couple; we also have several important plots and relationships featured in Tangle of Need.  It’s understandable that Nalini Singh chose to write this way, as I think I am not alone in thinking that Adria and Riaz are a nice couple but not compelling. 

Their story is a soft, sweet telling of a couple who have had their hearts’ broken and their confidence shaken. I enjoyed watching them overcome the missing mating bond.  I was grateful that in the end, there was no magic twist that gave them a mating bond, instead they realized they didn’t need a mating bond to build a life together.  A lovely story–but not enough to carry this book.










Instead we got lots of plots!  View Spoiler »

So much was going on in this book that for the first time, I needed to use the character listing in the front of the book to keep up. I am amazed at Nalini Singh’s world building consistency and I can’t wait to read what happens in the next book. 

A two-part question before I close, in this series has there been a Psy/Psy couple (post silence)? Do you think there will be one? 

4.25 stars. The .25 is for Judd *heart-eyes emoji*



Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)

“I gave you multiple pupcubs. I have prowess.”

There are other options in the rafflecopter for you to enter discussion questions and quotes to share.

The quote for Who said ““Silence is falling. ”.” in Kiss of Snow is Aden.

The villain was Pure Psy & Henry Scott.

Share your review/ thoughts on Tangle of Need:

I thought it might be fun to link up reviews so we can find them all easily.  It can be a link to Goodreads or a blog, or wherever you have a review (short or long).

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Observations and questions you shared from Kiss of Snow:

(Thank you  so much for sharing!)

  • I wish there was more information about the X-Psy
  1.  What species will the children of Sacha and Lucas be? Will they have characteristics of one or both parents?
  2. How will the new Psy – Changeling net work out?  How much mental connection will there be with Changelings?

Quotes you readers shared from Kiss of Snow:

(Thank you for sharing!)

““The LaurenNet is gone.”



Here’s your to-do list:

  1. Find your copies of these books, borrow them from a friend, get them at the library or buy them.
  2. Read 11.5 Partners in Persuation, in novella anthology Wild Embrace.
  3. Read 11.6 Dancing with Cooper,  newsletter short story
  4. Read 11.7 Poker Night newsletter short story.
  5. Read 11.8 Making Dinner, on author’s site.
  6. Read 11.9 Sunday Morning, on author’s site.
  7.  Read Book 12, Heart of Obsidian, by September 17.
  8. Make a list of a favorite quote or two as you read the book.
  9. If you haven’t read the books before, make a list of questions you have for the discussion. If you have read them, please don’t spoil new readers.
  10. Link up your review on Goodreads or your site to the post.
  11. Join the COYER book chat on the Sunday following the post.
  12. Enter the giveaways!

COYER Challenge is adopting our Read-along.  You can read about COYER and join that challenge or just the Facebook community chat HERE.

Tangle of Need chat in a FB room (like we do for COYER book club) is:

August 8 at 12 PT, 2 CT, 3 ET and 9pm Europe, for a one hour chat.

You do not have to join the COYER challenge to participate, only the Facebook group.


We are doing one book every 3-4 weeks, posting on Fridays. We should have a review for most of the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our friends.


Aug 27:  Tangle of Need              –  Victoria @ First of All

Sep 17:   Heart of Obsidian        – Linda @ Unconventional Bookworms

Oct 15:    Shield of Winter         – Samantha @ The Book Disciple

Nov 5:    Shards of Hope            –  Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About

Dec 3:    Allegiance of Honor   – Anne


Miss a post?

Jan 1:    Slave to Sensation       – Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

Jan 29:   Visions of Heat           – Rachel @ Waves of Fiction

Feb 19:   Caressed by Ice           – Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Mar 19:   Mine to Possess          – KC

Apr 16:   Hostage to Pleasure   – Berls @ Because Reading

May 7:   Branded by Fire             – Kai @ Fiction State of Mind

May 28:  Blaze of Memory          – Sophia

Jun 18:   Bonds of Justice           – Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures 

Jul 16:   Play of Passion              – Robin

Aug 6:   Kiss of Snow                   – Jen from Red Hot Books

Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!


A copy of Shield of Winter, book 13.

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Grand-Prize Giveaway:

Tantor Audio is generously donating a set of 15 codes for the entire set on audio.  Codes will work US or Intl.

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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.

About Victoria at First of All

Victoria is an ardent reader who has been reviewing books off and on for years. When she isn’t reading, she’s either out for a run or working on writing a Cozy Mystery and dreaming of being published someday. Living in the Midwest, the winters are long which leaves plenty of time for adding to her never-ending TBR pile of Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance, Paranormal Romance, and YA. If she isn’t holding a book from the library or listening to an audiobook, she is likely advocating for Breast Cancer research and support for BRCA genetic mutants like herself.

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Posted August 27, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 19 Comments

19 responses to “Read-along & Giveaway: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

  1. Elizabeth H.

    This book is next on my list. I love the series so much! Thanks for hosting this read along!

  2. Debbie Haupt

    You know I’ve never read any of her paranormal books just her more main stream thanks for the chance!

  3. Anne

    I like them all. None of the books to my recollection feature a psy/psy couple. I don’t think there will be one, I think the appeal is the opposites attract sort of thing. It would be interesting to see two psy trying to become a couple, a bit like two people abused as children trying to discover together how to have a good relationship. It would probably be a more weepy story than I like though.

    • That’s how it goes sometimes but the books are getting pretty exciting. I can hardly wait for the next one but I’m working not to read ahead and stay with the Read-along so my comments are at the right time for the story. I’ll love hearing your thoughts as you go along.

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  4. I have such a soft spot for this book, I just adore it so much. Love all the aspects that bring this book together. I am thrilled to see you love it so.

    • I do love it so much and I agree with the points Victoria makes in her review. The Read-along has been so much fun and this series is fantastic. I’m dying for the next one Heart of Obsidian. Many folks were waiting for Kiss of Snow. I’ve been waiting for Heart of Obsidian.

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    • It’s my first time to read this series but I am loving them. I’ve had them recommended many times and finally I am reading them. You are welcome to read along with us. Next year is the Night Huntress books which I have read but it’s been about 10 years.

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  5. I remember that when I originally read this one, it took me a very long time to get into the story. Too much going on, many new characters, lots of jumping around. But then the last third of the book was fabulous. I wonder if I re-read it now if I’d like it more.

    • There’s a real difference in reading a book 6 months or a year after the previous one and reading it in the next couple weeks like one a month. That’s why I enjoy the Read-along so much. If a series has 10 books with one a year, it’s 10 years since you may have read the first one. I loved all the different jumping around because it gave me the plot and action I wanted instead of just the romance. I was current with all the people so it didn’t feel like jumping around to me.

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  6. Janie McGaugh

    I really enjoyed the book, especially because of all the different character interactions.