Any new Singh story is always a welcome treat and with this absorbing Changeling/Psy anthology, readers are presented with two previously published short stories and two brand-new tales. The more layers Singh reveals of her complex world, the deeper readers will want to dig. Having these stories fill in gaps and round out events in both series is a genuine joy.
For those who missed them before, one of the previously published tales, “Beat of Temptation,” features the courtship of fan favorites pack healer Tamsyn and DarkRiver Sentinel Nathan. “Stroke of Enticement” looks at the passionate pull between a young human teacher and the seriously sexy leopard uncle of one of her students. The first of the new stories is “Declaration of Courtship,” which focuses on the complications that arise when Grace, a shy, submissive wolf, is pursued by a SnowDancer lieutenant. The final new story, “Texture of Intimacy,” will be especially thrilling for longtime fans, as it expands on the evolving story of Snowdancer healer Lara and the quiet yet powerful Psy Walker. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Mar., 352 pp., $7.99)