Vision of Heat by Nalini Singh

Vision of Heat by Nalini SinghVision of Heat by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #2
Published by Berkley on March 6, 2007
Pages: 332 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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 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 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.

Just with how great my re-read of Slave to Sensation revealed so many new things to me, Vision of Heat carried on the same theme.

I knew from my first time reading Vision of Heat that it was a favorite purely for Vaughn and Faith’s character, but during my second time reading my thoughts on both of their characters and the story itself changed somewhat.

In Vision of Heat were introduced to a new type of Psy, F-Psy – the foreseers, and we’re also introduced to the slow beginnings of a rebellion within the Psy race thanks to the arrogance of their Council. In my first reading of this 2nd installment I didn’t even pay attention to the either of these two areas, I only had eyes for the romance between Vaughn and Faith.

Further, Vision of Heat gave more clues and really beefed up my interest in Judd and Walker, and just the Lauren family in general.

Ugh! I could go on and on about all that Vision of Heat gave me, but what it really boiled down to was the rare beauty of Faith and Vaughn’s romance. While their story was riddled with so much unnecessary angst, in my opinion, that I felt myself becoming bored I still appreciated and enjoyed everything they went through.

About Nalini Singh

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated frequently).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.