🎧 Resonance Surge by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh #AngelaDawe @BerkleyPub @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted August 10, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 25 Comments

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🎧 Resonance Surge by Nalini Singh @NaliniSingh  #AngelaDawe @BerkleyPub @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooksResonance Surge by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #7, Psy-Changeling #22
Published by Berkley, Tantor Audio on August 15, 2023
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Length: 13 hours, 22 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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StoneWater bears Pavel and Yakov Stepyrev have been a unit since birth, but now Pavel’s life is veering in a new direction, his heart held in the hands of Arwen Mercant, a Psy empath—and the only man who has ever brought Pavel to his knees.

This is it. A point of irrevocable change. For Pavel . . . for Arwen . . . for Yakov . . . and for another pair of twins whose bond has a far darker history.

A low-gradient Psy, Theodora Marshall is considered worthless by everyone but her violently powerful twin, Pax. She is the sole person he trusts in their venomous family to investigate a hidden and terrible part of their family history—an unregistered rehabilitation center established by their grandfather.

Places of unimaginable pain designed to psychically wipe minds, leaving the victims shells of their former selves, the Centers are an ugly vestige of the Psy race’s Silent past. But this Center was worse. Far, far worse. And now Theo must uncover the awful truth—in the company of a scowling bear named Yakov who isn’t about to take a Marshall at face value . . . especially a Marshall who has turned his dreams into chilling nightmares.

The Psy-Changeling Trinity the spin off series to Psy-Changeling. Overall,  it is like one big series.  I didn’t and wouldn’t read the later books without the foundation of the first series.  Singh has a style which is a great blend of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.  Each book has a romantic couple and we get great development of those two characters as well as their family and friends.  There is also an overall story arc, the urban fantasy part of her style, which carries on throughout the series.

In Resonance Surge, we get the 2 for1 of twins and twins.  We have the bear twins Yakov and Pavel.  Bears!  Tiny gangsters!  Mischief bears!  Oh how I love them.  Pavel has been seeing Arwen Merchant who is an E Psy.  Their relationship continues and grows.

The other bear twin Yakov is second to the alpha, and is paired with Theo Marshall when she is seeing what happened at a closed down center and in her own past.  Theo is also a twin of Pax Marshall.  Theo is a low gradient Psy but her brother is a 9.  They each have their own problems happening.   Yakov is also hunting a serial killer of blond, blue-eyed women in the area.  Theo happens to fit that description.

Yakov and Theo are attracted and work well together, putting pieces together to solve both the mysteries.  Theo never managed Silence so she is more emotional than most Psy who aren’t showing emotion at all.  She and Yakov play, tease and have fun with each other as they work on the cases.

The series plot line with the Psy Net failing, the Trinity learning to work together, the anchors connecting and supporting, and the problems with the Architect, Ming and scarabs doesn’t come up in any way until the last 20%.  This method seems to be the usual for the author.  The bulk of the book is a romance and development of 2-4 characters and the series progresses its plot only a bit at the end.  I always hope for more plot sooner, especially the scientific and medical things they learn.

I am thrilled with this series and it always captures my emotions.  I love reading and learning more about all these species and their people.   I can’t wait for another book and more of this world.

 

Narration:

I have been listening to the Psy Changeling Trinity books.  I am totally thrilled with Angela Dawe.   I love the voices she has for different characters and how the emotional tones are fitting for the species as well.  I love having this series on audio.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip:  HERE

About Angela Dawe

Angela Dawe is an audiobook narrator and actress living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Winner of several Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine and narrator of two Audie-nominated audiobooks, Angela is also an accomplished improviser/sketch comedian, and has worked with such theaters as Second City, iO (formerly improvOlympic), and The Annoyance. Among Angela’s recordings are Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh, Wild Roses by Deb Caletti, and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

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.

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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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Posted August 10, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 25 Comments


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