Visions of heat

Posted by reviewer | 11:16 p.m. | , , , | 6 comments »

Visions of heat by Nalini Singh
Published by Berkley

Why I read this: It's the second part of the Psy/changelings books, and I adored the first in the series.

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...

Faith Nightstar is a Psy who predicts the future. She is kept secluded because anything can trigger a prediction and keeping her in a controlled environment seems to be the best way to handle things. So she as been told.

Faith starts to have visions of pleasure, and she thinks that she is going crazy, as nearly all Psy with her powers end up nuts. Also, Psy don't feel. Ever. So, her predictions must be wrong.

Vaughn is a sentinel for Alpha Lucas, who we met in Slave to sensation. He is rather guarded and hard. Something, or someone, as it turns out, is making him feel like he needs to keep an eye on the Psy compound. HE has no idea why until one night when he catches Faith sneaking out and he follows her into Lucas' Changeling territory. Even though he does not trust her right off the bat, he feel protective of her. Faith asks for help from the Pack Alpha and once that help is granted, Vaughn takes on the task of keeping her safe, and he soon recognizes Faith as his mate.

Faith fights her attraction for Vaughn but once it becomes clear that it is only he who can bring her back from her darkest predictions, she learns to lean on him for support.

I went into this book with very high expectations, and they have been filled. I'm giving Visions of heat an A-. This book felt good to read. It had action with Vaughn fighting and going all alpha male to protect his mate. It has mystery in trying to find a killer that Faith was having visions of, but most of all, it had true romance.
I also liked seeing all the players from the first Psy/Changeling book.

It's best to read this series in order as there many come-back characters.
Slave to sensation


  1. Marg // 6:01 a.m.  

    I really must hurry up and read this!

  2. nath // 7:21 a.m.  

    hey Chantal :D Glad you enjoyed this one :) and so far, you are reading it in order :) there's only Caressed by Ice for you to read till you join the rest of us, waiting for Mine to Possess coming out in February.

  3. Chantal // 8:40 a.m.  

    I'm reading the third one right now :)
    Nalini sure does know how to write a great Hero.

  4. Zeek // 9:16 p.m.  

    love this series too! you're gonna love CBI!

  5. Mollie // 5:42 p.m.  

    I've only got like 2 chapters left in CBI, loving this series more and more! :)

  6. ames // 11:34 p.m.  

    I really need to get around to reading this. But then, I didn't read Slave to Sensation until a year after it had come out. Gotta stick to my pattern. LOL

    Glad you liked it. Planning on reading Caressed by Ice next?

    Did you get Nicholas yet? hehe