Monday, November 23, 2009

Visions of Heat (Psy-Changelings, Book 2) - Nalini Singh

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...

These books so far are just the greatest. Once again we are back in the world of the Changelings and the Psy. Psy are cold hearted and have no emotions. Changelings are very much the opposite. They feel every emotion like the true animals they are. Both are sworn enemies so when Vaughn the Changeling gets very curious about Faith the Psy things get difficult.

Faith is an F-Psy which means she predicts the future. You can only imagine how precious she is to her keepers. Faith grew up with even little touch than normal Psy. She has always lived alone out of the way of civilization. Vaughn ends up finding her sneaking out of her house and is immediately on HIGH ALERT thinking the worst. Vaughn follows Faith and when they are finally face to face he finds out Faith is seeking Sascha, the ex-Psy that escaped the clutches of her heritage that very same year. Turns out Faith is having visions of death and thinks she is loosing her mind. Vaughn is instantly protective of his Psy for some reason even he isn’t sure of. Noone will hurt her…but what happens when he finds out that even his touch is the one thing that her body can’t seem to handle?

Man I really enjoyed this story. One aspect that I really liked was the fact that its not that Faith didn’t WANT Vaughn to touch her (even though at first she didn’t) but it was the fact that he couldn’t b/c it was like sensory overload! She would black out! CRAZY! Vaughn was going crazy wanting to be with her but even more so when he figures out that his jaguar has mated with her. It was so sweet how he knew he had to ease into everything b/c he didn’t want to scare her off. If she didn’t accept his mating bond then he could never mate again. But things were so hard for Faith to understand the poor girl had barely even been touched as a baby let alone truly cared about. She lived on her own even as a child and the Psy just about let her visions rule her life. VERY sad.

I loved how Faith REALLY wanted to stay true to her people. She didn’t seek Sascha out to run away, no she sought her out to get her to fix herself. Faith knew that many F-Psy went crazy and she figured that with Saschas help she would be able to fix herself and remain with her people. THEN she met the dangerous Vaughn that awoke every emotion inside and outside of her body! Soon a few things were obvious…1- Why was Faith having the visions of a killer and how could they get them to stop and 2- Would the Psy let their number 1 source of income go as easily as they did Sascha? How could Faith stay with the Changelings?

I love how Vaughn was one of the most dangerous Changelings around yet Faith was able to tame him. They had such a great chemistry and no matter how hard Faith tried she couldn’t help but fall for the jaguar. Its always interesting to be in the Psy POV. Everything is through the eyes of a new born b/c its so different than the world they are used to. And when things start to get dirrrrty Faiths reactions are priceless! ;o)

Snib Bit~
'So I could be mated to someone who could choose not to be my mate?' A nightmare idea. Mating was a one-shot deal. The link usually involved a conscious decision at some point by the female, which made Vaughn and Faith's link very unusual. But no matter how it had come into being, once made, even death couldn't break it. No one mated twice. They might find a lover but the hole in them would never be fixed. Never. "I need to run."

But though he ran himself to exhaustion, his beast could find no comfort in an act that had always before meant freedom. Because he was chained, tied on the deepest level to a woman who just might destroy him.

This book was seriously the bee-knees and if you haven’t started this series yet you really should b/c I don’t see how I have lived without it! ;o)

I give this book a total of...



Cecile said...

Damn woman... you sold me on the first one... now the second one!! Book deposit. wish list just keeps getting longer and longer... Thanks for the add of the second book. I am liking that you are liking the series. I really enjoy a really great series! And this seems to be one!!!
Have a great night honey!

November 23, 2009 at 7:39 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

This series is the BEST!!!!

November 24, 2009 at 3:47 AM
Cecile said...

Okay... I am writing the whole damn thing down!!! Next book trip (online/store)... I will be buying them!
Oh and ps... I went to Ames place... and I started to cry! You two... the story... OMG... Yep... cried a little!!! I am so glad that you two had such a great time together and that is soo freaking cool that she came down to visit with you! And like I told her... I love that you two have formed a bond that will last a lifetime!!!

November 24, 2009 at 7:41 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Honestly Ames is my best friend...Im truly blessed to have found her!!!

YES you must get these books. Hurry and get them so me and you can do a buddy review for my other blog Breezing Through!!

November 24, 2009 at 7:48 PM
Tracy said...

God I love this book. One of my favs in the series. I'll be interested to see what you say about book 3 as it was my least favorite in the series....but seems to be the all time favorite of so many.

December 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Oh really...hmmm...MAYBE ill read it next. Right now Im reading a contemporary so ill have to mix it up with a paranormal!!!

December 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM
Tracy said...

I do the same thing...although if you've seen my recent blog post you'll see that's not really working for me right now. Nothing is. *sigh* I need to figure it out before I go mad! :)

December 9, 2009 at 4:48 PM