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"this series is brilliant!"

What if Earth was different because of political or evolutionary events during our history as inhabitants on this planet Earth? It's still the same fantastic San Francisco and Northern California I grew up in, but it's not either, it's so much more. Now you've entered the world of the Changelings, Psy and human's... Nalini Singh's imaginative and plausible world is fascinating. One side holds the brilliant psychic minds of the cold and sterile and yet the other side holds the passionate heart that is both human and animal in nature. As world's do, the world is changing, the world is evolving, and nature will always strive to prevail. Changelings are strong and getting stronger and Council is not pleased, logically they don't fit the picture and where's the profit in that? What happens though when you suppress things that are a part of your very nature in your greed for another skill? Do you destroy that which you want the most in your emotionless efforts to obtain perfection? Do you create monsters that prey on their victims in the most depraved of ways? Monsters are capable of unnatural acts of violence and killing in the name of psychopathic fulfillment. If you could make a difference, what would you do about it? What would you do to prevent murder?

Faith NightStar, of the PsyClan NightStar, is a Cardinal Psy, but not just any Psy. Faith is the best F-Psy ever, a foreseer for her people. The reality of being a Cardinal F- Psy is Silence, is a life relegated to protection as the ultimate business asset she is, along with this comes the risk and constant threat of insanity and her ultimate lack of freedoms. This is the life she has always known, a life that is killing her and driving her to madness, emotion and visions of brutality lay in wait. The visions come, and then come murders right along with the fear. However, with all this comes Vaughn, lethal and wild Vaughn, the biggest threat to her of all, he threatens her heart and soul, and that is tantamount to death or rehabilitation for a Psy.

Vaughn D'Angelo is a powerful predator, a sentinel for the powerful DarkRiver Pack, no man or beast you would want to tangle with, he is relentless, gorgeously male and every inch the animal he is. Vaughn's more animal than most in his pack. Through blood and honor this jaguar changeling has earned his rank and position within his adopted pack. Vaughn is a changeling, is truly part of the pack but he is also jaguar, not Leopard and though adopted and loyal, his past is haunted by the very circumstances that brought him to his pack and his Alpha leader. With the threat of war, business deals and politics looming, the last thing Vaughn counted on was Faith, a beautiful tiny F-Psy. Slowly coming to learn the Psy ways, he is still sentinel and she is still Psy, a race of cold, unfeeling beings spawning hidden evil. When Faith sees murders again and again all he can do is fight to keep those he cherished safe, and Faith became the single most important thing that mattered in a world gone mad. That was bad, very bad and dangerous. Would they survive to find out the outcome of this incredible heat that threatens to consume them both?

Ms. Singh is simply amazing, I can't say it enough, and this series is brilliant! The world she has created is fascinating, stimulating, beautiful and sensual. These changelings are incredible males, perfection in human and animal form, they are amazing creatures. Her characters are so warm and full of life, heat and raw animal passion. The development of this series is so clever and incredible, I can't get enough. Nalini Singh is truly going to be an award winning author, in award winning fashion she is articulate with her vision, a vision you can truly see with an action packed plot line that leaves you turning page after page way past bedtime! If you love well written, complex, active, dark and colorful worlds, this series has it all.

Reviewed by Stephanie Q. McGrath
Posted December 30, 2007

SUMMARY

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
Paperback
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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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