Series: Psy/Changeling #2
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Rating: 5 Stars
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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…
VISIONS OF HEAT is the exciting second installment to the Psy-Changeling series!
I absolutely enjoyed delving deeper into this complex world of emotionless, robotic Psy and exceptionally diverse changeling clans—animal shapeshifters.
Faith NightStar is a strong F-Psy (foreseer) that’s been caged and heavily monitored all her life. She’s been conditioned to foresee business trends in order to make companies, and her PsyClan, very, very wealthy. But when visions of a cold-blooded killer start to invade her vision, she worries that her mind is cracking, giving way to madness and insanity that often affects F-Psys. In order to find answers for her mind break, she journeys deep into the heart of DarkRiver territory to find Sacha, the one Psy that’s not connected to PsyNet—a mental World Wide Web where information is stored and all of the Psy race’s minds and life forces are connected. As she breaches the boundaries, she’s stopped by a very powerful and very angry jaguar. And thus begins a thrilling and deadly story full of danger and passion and betrayal and heartache. And of redemption.
Faith is a powerful heroine, fighting and internal battle within herself as well as an external battle with a possessive and stubborn jaguar. Vaughn is an extremely angry and aggressive feline changeling, adopted into the DarkRiver leopard pack many years ago. He’s more cat than man and rough around the edges, but is fiercely loyal and honor bound to his clan and to the fiery red-headed Psy that’s captured his cat’s interest. Their coupling was an exercise in patience.
There are also some great scenes with the DarkRiver packmates as well as some surprises with a few unusual characters in the story! I’m really looking forward to the next book!
I read VISIONS OF HEAT for the first time in 2012 but couldn’t really appreciate the nuances of the story and of the complexities of the Psy parts of the book. After rereading the story, I’m able to appreciate it so much more and pen my thoughts more adequately.
I whole-heartedly recommend this and any book by Nalini Singh! Her storytelling is exquisite!