Monday, 21 November 2011

Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh

Title: Visions of Heat
Author: Nalini Singh
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 978-0-425-21575-3
Pages: 332
Series: Psy-Changeling #2
Type: Adult Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased

Faith NightStar is one of the strongest F-Psy of her generation. Gifted with the ability to foresee the future her ability has begun to change. Where she previously was only able to see clinical business transactions, Faith is now haunted by dark visions of blood and pain. Suddenly her visions change again, showing her passion and pleasure...and changeling Vaughn D'Angelo. Vaughn's animal side is irrevocably drawn to Faith, but as a man who craves sensation how can he cope with a woman who can't stand to be touched?

This is the second Psy-Changeling novel (after Slave to Sensation) and I was as blown away by it as I was by the first in the series. The author has managed to build on the world she created giving it even more depth. This book covers the F-Psy (or foresight) designation, but also goes deeper into the psy world revealing more about the Council and introducing PsyClans smaller almost familial groups within the larger psy community. It also explains more about how the PsyNet works and introduces the Arrows, psy who guard the Council and destroy threats to it.

The plot is very similar in some ways to Slave to Sensation in that it deals with a psy beginning to feel emotions and being romantically drawn to a changeling. I've checked the back of the next book (Caressed by Ice) and it appears that this isn't going to be a standard formula for the series. That said, although the romance covered similar lines to the previous book this didn't feel repetitive or formulaic.

I liked Faith as a lead character and it was great watching her grow in confidence and spunk. Vaughn is more primal than Lucas in the first book having spent more time in his animal form as a child, so it's interesting to see the battle between his animal and male sides. Having Faith's abject refusal of touch and Vaughn's need of it also impacts on the rest of the pack, and it's great to see how it impacts on the pack dynamics.

All in all, this was another amazing read and I can't wait to get stuck into Caressed by Ice.

Plot: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Cover: 8/10

Overall: 48/50


  1. It's a great read TToria! Thanks for commenting :)


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