"Delve into the word of the Psy, again..."

Faith NightStar is an F Psy, the rarest, and most sought- after type of Psy there is. With her talent of forecasting, she is invaluable to her Clan. Faith also happens to be one of the best at forecasting future business happenings. Unfortunately for Faith, since she is the best, she is also monitored constantly. Not only are F Psy extremely rare, they also tend to go insane, so her PsyClan keeps her on a very short leash. Lately, she's had some very disturbing dreams—dreams she knows are visions of future events. There's killing and blood, not at all the types of visions Faith is supposed to have. Since she can't go to any of the Psy for help in getting these disturbing dreams to stop, Faith knows she will have to go outside the NetMind. Since there is only one person Faith knows of who fits this description, she manages to elude her "keepers" and heads into DarkRiver territory to find Sascha.

Vaughn D'Angelo is considered a loner, even among other Changelings. Of course, he lives with the DarkRiver pack instead of with other jaguars. Ever since he was abandoned by his parents, and his little sister died, he was on his own, so he is a bit more feral than other Changelings. He still feels responsible for his little sister's death. When he discovers a Psy house bordering DarkRiver territory, he decides to investigate a bit further. Imagine his surprise when a Psy female jumps over the fence surrounding the house. Of course, she doesn't smell like most Psy. In fact, she smells rather good to him.

And so Faith finally meets with Sascha, of course, precautions are taken to protect Sascha, especially by Lucas, alpha of the DarkRiver pack. As an E Psy, Sascha is able to feel some of what Faith is going through. The more Faith talks with Sascha, the more she realizes just what has been missing from her life. Of course, the fact Vaughn seems to have this idea she is his mate, just adds to Faith's confusion.

Will the emotions Vaughn is causing Faith to feel cause her to go insane? Will Faith be able to handle the feelings and Vaughn? What of the killer? Will they be able to stop the killer before he strikes again? Will they be able to get Faith away from the Psy, and safely?

VISIONS OF HEAT is a fantastic sequel to SLAVE TO SENSATION. Once again, author Nalini Singh takes us into the world of Changelings, humans and the Psy. With this story, we get more of a look into the workings of the Psy Council, as well as learn how the Psy treat their own with each hint of what will happen to Faith, should she go insane. We also learn just a tantalizing bit more about the darkness and evil that dwells among the Psy. Take one male dealing with feelings of abandonment and loss and shutting himself off from others, add one female who has never had a connection with anyone else, throw in an evil murderer and this adds up to one brilliant sequel. I can't wait to see where Nalini Singh takes us next in this wonderful world. And yes, this one does have its keeper spot on my shelf and I will be recommending it to others.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 19, 2007


Go deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future-a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind...

Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous-aching need...exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D'Angelo can take either man or jaguar form, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar's instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith's sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced-and keep her from Vaughn...

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters, Psychics

Psy/Changeling reading order per author's website:

  1. Slave to Sensation (September 2006)
  2. Visions of Heat (March 2007)
  3. Free short story: The Cannibal Princess
  4. Caressed By Ice (September 2007)
  5. “Beat of Temptation” in An Enchanted Season (October 2007)*
  6. Mine to Possess (February 2008)
  7. Hostage to Pleasure (September 2008)
  8. “Stroke of Enticement” in The Magical Christmas Cat (October 2008) *
  9. Free short story: A Gift for Kit
  10. Branded by Fire (July 2009)
  11. Blaze of Memory (November 2009)
*This novella was written to stand alone so you can pick it up at any stage in the series.

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Visions of Heat
(Psy-Changeling: Book 2)
by Nalini Singh

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
March 1, 2007
Available: March 6, 2007
ISBN #042521575X
EAN #9780425215753
352 pages
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Other Books by
Nalini Singh

Tangle of Need
Angels' Flight
Lord of the Abyss and Desert Warrior
Lord of the Abyss
Angels of Darkness
Archangel's Blade
Kiss of Snow
Archangel's Consort
Play of Passion
Burning Up
Bonds of Justice
Archangel's Kiss
Blaze of Memory
Must Love Hellhounds
Branded by Fire
Angels' Blood
Angels' Pawn
The Magical Christmas Cat
Hostage to Pleasure
Mine to Possess
An Enchanted Season
Caressed By Ice
Slave to Sensation
Desert Warrior

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