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VISIONS OF HEAT (PSY-CHANGELING, BOOK #2) BY NALINI SINGH: BOOK REVIEW

by hmhibbit, February 5, 2014

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3 Star rating
Visions of Heat
Psy-Changeling, Book #2
By Nalini Singh
ISBN#  9780425215753
Author’s Website:  http://www.nalinisingh.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

visions-of-heat-psy-changeling-nalini-singhFaith NightStar is one of the emotionless Psy’s hottest commodities.  Born as an F-Psy (Foreseer) she has been kept isolated from the rest of her race to protect her mind, but is heavily monitored.  Faith sees visions of the future and businesses pay the Psy for her predictions, making her worth billions.  Most of the F designation of Psy go insane by the time they’re in their fifties, and many long before then.  So when emotion starts clouding her judgment, Faith assumes that the degradation of her mind has begun.

Vaughn was abandoned by his parents at the age of ten, but was adopted into the DarkRiver pack upon his discovery, making him the only jaguar changeling in a pack of leopards, leaving him to always feel a little different.  He stayed in jaguar form from the time he was abandoned until after he felt comfortable with his new pack, making his beast a little closer to the surface in his human form than most Changelings, causing him to seem a bit more feral and volatile than the others.

While Faith is contemplating her role in the society of her race and deciding to seek out Sascha Duncan, the only known Psy to leave the PsyNet and survive, Vaughn is being drawn to the compound where she is ‘caged’ for reasons unknown to him.  So when Vaughn sees Faith escape he pounces (literally) at the chance, changing both of their lives forever.

I enjoyed this book, but found the romance to be so similar to Slave to Sensation, that I had a bit of déjà vu.  The cold emotionless Psy thinking they are losing their ability and mind while being warmed by the heat of the Changeling lifestyle and learning to not only feel, but love.  A love so strong that it can sustain their life away from the PsyNet.  Meanwhile, that very Psy taming the wildness in her Changeling mate.  It’s a sweet story, but I feel a bit cheated in the fact that it was a repeat of the previous story, just different characters.  I hope that the remainder of the series will not be more of the same and that Singh will give us more variety, such as romances within the pack or ones between the leopards and wolves in future installments.

With that said, the story was well written and was another fast easy read that I devoured and it even drifted into my own dreams, not that I can remember exactly what happened in those visits to dreamland expect I was definitely immersed in the Changeling world.  For a story to be absorbed so fully that it affects me even in unconsciousness, I give Singh props, as not many worlds can affect me so fully, but there have definitely been some others *cough* Black Dagger Brotherhood *cough*, but is still an amazing accomplishment when that happens.

I always loved checking out the BIG CATS when we go to the zoo, but after this series, I’m not sure I will ever look at them the same again.

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Picture Credit: Nationl Geographic

“How do you know it’ll be pleasurable?” He got on the bed and lay down.

Breath a whisper, she came closer and tied one wrist to the headboard. The cat growled but didn’t try to make him wrench free.

“Because just looking at you gives me the most extreme pleasure I’ve ever felt.”

“Christ, baby, tie me up before you start talking like that.” 

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