Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Book 1) - Nalini Singh


Dive into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind—and none of the heart…

In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”— the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was….

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy co-existence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion—and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities—or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation…

...where are this author been all my life?!?! lol!!!! My Sugar Mamas over at Breezing Through told me I just had to try out this series and I am happy to say that THIS is why I love them dearly! lol This book was SO AMAZING! It was hawt & sexy yet at the same time very heart felt!

Psy are very cold and unfeeling people where as Changelings are aggressive and feel to their hearts content! So when the world is made up of these two species (and a few humans to add into the mix) things can get VERY interesting.

In this story you get thrown into a "Big Brother" type society that the Psy rule. Sascha is a Psy who is "special", her specialty...nothing! Or at least in the eyes of her people she is worth very little. Sascha isnt a very strong Psy and seems to not have any special abilities. The only ability she seems to have is one she keeps secret...Sacha is starting to FEEL! You can imagine when she gets thrown into the mix with Changeling pack leader Lucas things start to heat up. Lucas cant seem to understand why hes being able to see past her harsh exterior and see the passionate woman thats hiding within. But the problem is is that both the Changelings and the Psy have put these two together to spy on one another...

There have been murders among the Changeling community and Lucas suspects a Psy. Will Sacha help he only man whos been able to help her truly feel? And even so...will the Psy let one of their own people go???

Man Lucas is such a hottie in this book! At first he starts to go after Sascha just to ruffle her feathers but then he starts to see reactions from her that arent normal among her people. Better yet he starts to become intrigued by her! I love how he ends up making his mind and and decides she will be his! lol Sascha seems to have her own feelings for him under wraps and decides if she visits him in her dreams that she can get over the "crush". HERES where the fun begins...OMG I have read some hawt sex b4 but omg omg I was panting just as hard...if not HARDER than them! lol It was very animalistic at points and tender at others! The PERFECT balance!

I loved how Lucas and his pack are leopards. Ive never read about cats before and it was pretty interesting to see the differences. I love how he would always call Sascha kitten (I about purred everytime he did) and all his moves were oh-so catlike! lol Ive also never read about Psy before. Their society reminded me a lot of the book 1984 (One of my favs). It was very much Big Brother and they tried to get rid of any and all emotion AND privacy! I think what made it so interesting was because the two sides are POLAR OPPOSITES! So you have one side thats totally unfeeling and another thats just about OVER feeling! lol

The murdering part of the book was great! I found myself on the edge of my seat everytime Sascha went into the Psy-Net (like the"brain wave chat room" of the Psy). Its very easy to get caught there and the fact that they could melt her brain within seconds was nail biting! Sascha enevatably helps the Leopards find the missing girl and therefore she earns the trust of everyone! AND she gets to keep her guy! ;o)

Snib Bit~
Sascha just realized she’d attacked the alpha of DarkRiver. Too bad. He’d been acting like a complete Neanderthal. Meeting those eyes, which had gone more panther than human, she put her hands on her hips and tried to pretend the telekinetic effort [to push him] hadn’t worn her out.

“Still want to play?” It was a taunt she’d never have made before she’d started to spend so much time with changelings.

“Oh, yeah, kitten, I want to play.” Lucas moved towards her in that lighting-fast way of his, his emotions a mix of exhilaration and challenge.

She was ready. Using her remaining strength, she jumped backwards onto the table, the action almost catlike. Her Psy mind had watched the way the leopards moved and now it mimicked the beautifully smooth action. Lucas’s eyes widened as he found her halfway across the table. “You’ve been keeping secrets.”

“Poor baby,” she taunted.

He started to smile. “Come here.” – “Are you going to behave?” – “No.”

Her lips twitched. Feeling silly crouching on the table now that he was no longer chasing her, she jumped off to stand in front of him. His hand went to her neck again, holding her in a possessive grasp. Except this time, there was sensuality instead of anger in his touch. His kiss burned her though to her toes.

Youll be SO SORRY if you dont read this!!! So...GO READ IT!

I give this book a total of...



Kristie (J) said...

The great thing for you about starting this series so late is that you don't have to wait for the next one in the series until you get caught up. I've really been enjoying these books - some more then others - but overall she has created a very intriguing world.

November 11, 2009 at 5:05 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

I KNOW! Im so excited b/c Im already on the 3rd book and its GREAT! I TOTALLY love this series! :o)

November 11, 2009 at 5:18 PM
Cecile said...

Okay, I have seen this series out there... but I never caught it at the beginning... Now that I see the 1st book... and see your damn review... (stop laughing, you know you are, so don't lie)... you know I am going write this series down right now!!! You are something else... Damn you... LMAO!!!! I am going to get you and your dog too!!!!
I hope you had a great day and a wonderful tomorrow!

November 12, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

You have GOT to read this series!!!! OMG YOU JUST HAVE TO...dont make me buy the book and mail it to you!!! ;o) Im reading the 3rd in the series NOW!

November 13, 2009 at 5:13 AM
~ames~ said...

Dang it! Every time you review a book I've recommended, I want to go out and re-read it again! LOL

I think I will reread this one for nath's rereading challenge this month.

The series gets better and better chica, so stay with it. :P

November 17, 2009 at 8:45 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Girl how could I NOT stick with this series?!?! Its effing HAWT!

November 17, 2009 at 9:02 AM