Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bookshelf: VISIONS OF HEAT



This is the second book in Nalini Singh’s “Psy”/shapeshifter series, and it’s a doozy. Basically, it’s about a woman called Faith who is a “Psy,” a breed who uses psychic powers ranging from foresight to telepathy and beyond. The Psy are more human machines than anything—they even gather in a community area called “the Net,” which eerily resembles an Internet of the mind. When a were-jaguar named Vaughn meets Faith, she’s drawn to his animal power, even fearful of it, since the Psy try to live without emotion. After all, feeling might drive them insane due to their sensitive natures. What follows is a heated tug-of-war as Vaughn attempts to convince Faith to defect from her society. Bonuses include hot sex and a world that is incredibly realized. The characters are well-drawn and intriguing, as well—you’re going to wish for sequels for everyone you meet. Nalini Singh really took pains to imagine this story, and it’s fascinating to become a part of the action. I’m really, really looking forward to the next book, CARESSED BY ICE, and will be perusing her backlist for the first in this series.

And…what do you know—this month’s contest on my site features VISIONS OF HEAT as part of the prize package!

But, truly, I encourage you not to wait to see if you win the contest and go right out to grab this book. You’ll be drawn into the world of the Psy, too.

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