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Visions of Heat – Review


Here’s the summary on the back:

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.

Changling Vaughn D’Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds to 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 form Vaughn.

Visions of Heat is the second book in Nalini Singh’s psy/ changeling series. I read this book before I read the first one (Slave to Sensation), though, so I figured I’d review it first. It explains the world well enough that I quickly understood what was going on.

I absolutely love this book! It includes familiar concepts into a whole new world, a new culture and society. It also introduces a whole new plane: the psychic plane which certain individuals can access.

The transitions between Vaughn and Faith’s perspective flow smoothly. I like getting the insight into both characters. The characters are all very real and almost tangible. They are well developed and the relationships are interesting and dynamic. The book has great descriptions as well as explanations of emotion.

The two characters come from separate worlds. Vaughn’s world is ruled by emotion, love, and loyalty. Faith’s world is ruled by silence (denying all emotion), greed, and power.

The story is compelling, fast paced, and passionate, with some very steamy scenes. Over all I would say it’s worth a read.