Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2)

By Nalini Singh

36,258 ratings - 4.08* vote

Hailed as a major new talent in paranormal romance, Nalini Singh takes us deeper into the world of the Psy and the changelings in her latest extraordinary novel, where a gifted woman sees passion in her future - a passion that is absolutely forbidden by her kind...Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad s Hailed as a major new talent in paranormal romance, Nalini Singh takes us deeper into the world of the Psy and the

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Book details

Mass Market Paperback, 332 pages
March 6th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
Original Title
Visions of Heat
ISBN
042521575X (ISBN13: 9780425215753)
Edition Language
English

Community Reviews

Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

Re-read: 3/31/19...felt like reading this on my plane today for some reason...Re-read: 11/27/185 StarsI loved this book just as much as I loved book one. I adore the world Singh has built here and I love her writing, characters, and plots. She is a true talent and I would recommend this series and her Angel series to anyone who loves solid PNR.

Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

I liked this book just as much as the first one. I loved Faith and I liked Vaughn. I loved the plot. I actually liked Faith's dad and I can't wait to see if the Psy rebel. Vaughn and Faith had a nice connection and I enjoyed reading about Faith letting go of her fear of touch. Overall I am really enjoying this series and I can't wait for book 3.

Kristen

4 1/2 to 5—FANTASTIC—Stars!

I'm dying to start the next book, so I'll simply say:

I LOVED THIS BOOK!

I LOVED THE HERO, VAUGHN!

I LOVED THE HEROINE, FAITH!

I LOVED THE LOVE STORY.


I LOVED the secondary characters.
I LOVEDthe world building.
I LOVED the plot.
I LOVED the drama.
I LOVED the action.
I LOVED the slight suspense.
I LOVED the humor.
I LOVED the eroticism.
I especially LOVED the NetMind.
Yep! That's A lot of LOVES. Lol

The conversations between the NetMind and Faith were some of my favorite parts of this book. Such tender moments that brought tears to my eyes.

The Psy-Changeling series is fast becoming my favorite paranormal/Sci-fi read. On to the next book...

Sophia Triad

Faith Nightstar (Psy) and Vaughn D'Angelo (Changeling)

Faith is the best F-Psy i.e. of the foreseers. She has been working since she was three years old and she could talk. She almost never leaves her home, she has security 24 hours per day, her meals are planned and if she has to make contact with the Psy who is responsible for her in certain intervals of time. Otherwise everyone is worried. Sometimes she is so lost in her visions of the future that she forgets to eat or drink.

Faith had never left the compound on her own. They'd put her inside twenty-one years ago, telling her that her mind couldn't survive in the outside world, that the visions would come too thick and fast if she lived closely with others. She'd had no reason to disbelieve them and over the years, her home had become her chosen prison, a place she rarely left.

Faith lives in a bubble. But lately she feels that she is going insane. Lately she does not think of the forecasting of business trends. On the contrary, she keeps dreaming of blood, murders and horrific acts.

For that reason, she has decided that she needs help from an outsider and more particularly from Sascha, the Psy who left the Net and mated the Alpha of the DarkRiver pack.

Vaughn is the jaguar and the sentinel of the DarkRiver pack. His Alpha, Lucas, totally trusts him -although Vaughn is more animal than man. When he was a kid, he had to stay in his animal form for a long time in order to survive and for that reason he feels more comfortable being a jaguar.

"Are you sure I'm that logical?”
"No. But you're not an animal either.”
He leaned in close until he had her boxed against the wall, his arms on either side of her body. One simple lift and he could have her at his sexual mercy. 'That's where you're wrong, baby." He brushed his lips over her ear. "I'm as animal as they come." Before she could say anything, he pushed off and walked into the kitchen.
He heard the ragged gasp of her breath a few seconds later. "Are you really?”
He looked over his shoulder. "What do you think?”


When hot-blooded Vaughn meets emotionless Faith, he realises that Faith is important to him and that Faith cannot be that cold and distant. He needs to connect with her, but her isolated life only allows him to make baby steps to win her heart.

"Red hair." He'd never seen hair that deeply red, that luxuriously silky. The cat had wanted to play with it while the man had wanted to do much, much more intimate things.

Moreover, Faith needs to prove her trustworthiness to the pack and Vaughn needs to help her identify the person that haunts her dreams and her psychological stability.

At the same time the Psy Council needs a replacement for the murderer and sadist Santano Enrique who was eliminated and apparently Faith is a suitable candidate.
Will she choose Vaughn and an unknown future or her career and a stable future?

I am totally hooked on this series!

Maya

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Man, I'm so happy I started reading this series, it's trully awesome. There is a reason Nalini Singh is one of the best (if not the best) PNR writers and this story is definitely one of the reasons why! I simply can't get enough of this fantastic world she created and the plot structure. Each character is super individual and interesting, each plot is original and when reading the book you can really let yourself go and dive into this magical world. Just wow! Enough with talking, I'm on to reading the next book!

Navessa

I’m going to keep this short because thanks to this book I haven’t moved in about nine hours, my hair is greasy, I’m frigging starving and I’m also uncomfortably aroused. So, uh…more to come. Later.

Giorgia ~ Reads

3.5 Stars

You know the problem with binge reading? It’s that I go through the books too quickly to assimilate them. I also rate and mark them as “RTC” and then when I finally come back to them to review, everything is a big freaking mess in my head and I’m like “wait, did that happen in book 2 or 3”?! The plot is separate - ish BUT there is a continuing storyline throughout.

Now as to this book. It was ok and I would have said it is the weakest in the series, but no, that would be Dorian’s book. (Yes I finished book 5 too by the time I’m writing this) ?

I’m clearly not in the mood to review this extensively so all I’m gonna say is that a lot of the story/pages could have been cut out because there was endless repetition in the inner monologue of the characters. The amount of times Faith explained the same concerns and issues and would go through the same process of pros and cons only to reach a semi conclusion and then do it all again on the next chapter.. it was too much.

I actually like her with Vaughn but I didn’t love them. This book was just ok but really I’m not complaining because it did get me excited for more. The world is rich, there’s so many characters that I find intriguing and I’m still looking forward to those.

So yeah, onto the next. (I already read the next tbh, and it’s an almost 5 stars, so I as I said it does have hit and misses)

Kate

Bookwise at the moment is slim pickings so I've decided to do some rereads.

First read 27/03/2018 - 28/03/2016 - 5 ★
Currently rereading 26/06/2018 - 27/06/2018 nothing has changed still 5 ★
3rd reread - 4th May 2020.

I’m actually quite annoyed with myself that I didn’t start this series sooner. I’ve been missing out big time and I’m really regretting it. ⇦ Still true.

Personally I think that the first books cannot be read as standalones as this is a build up to an extraordinary world and that it is important to start from the beginning. You have to be prepared to be in it for the long haul. It makes complex and there are layers upon layers of emotions here.

5 blood for blood, flesh for flesh, life for life Stars.

The Characters & Chemistry.

Faith NightStar is one of the most talented F-Psy out there she has a strong foresight that has only ever been cultivated for business predictions but as with Sascha things are changing with her Psy state.

As there are some dangers of having foresight going clinical insane is one of them, F-Psy’s are kept isolated and there health is monitored for their own good, of course. It doesn’t matter that Faith makes billions. She is strongly tied to the silence that is until she starts seeing things that don’t fit the norm. She looks for the one person that won’t betray her to the council and that is Sascha Duncan.

Vaughn D’Angelo is a jaguar shifter, he is wilder than the others in the leopard pack. His childhood and the loss of his sister had a great impact on his jaguar and him as a human. He is a sentinel for DarkRiver and is fascinated by the house in the woods that houses a single Psy. He can’t leave it alone until he sees a Psy trying to escape and follows Faith.

Once again this is an exceptional read, with a complex world that gives you enough information to be sucked in but without being overwhelmed.

Faith has great character development and she goes from someone not being able to be touched at all to the person that she is meant to be. Vaughn & Faith’s interactions are different to Sacha & Lucas. Although there is great humour and banter between the two it just feels different.

“Sounds like fear to me,” Vaughn said. “I’m Psy I don’t feel fear.” His focus on her was so intense, she felt stripped bare. “Then what would you call it?” “A physiological reaction to unknown stress factors.

Their affection for one another was palpable and it grew even more with each encounter that they had. Vaughn liked to push Faith’s boundaries.

“I wasn’t thinking about stroking you.” She preceded him down the hallway. “I was imagining your fur.” Heat at her back and a rough whisper against her ear. “You let me stroke you and I’ll let you stroke me- I have a thing about your skin”

There are so many twists and turns of the NetMind and the turmoil on the PsyNet and that the Psy are slowly losing control to the repression and the eradication of emotions. The development of the NetMind and how they interacted was amazing, I really liked that scenario and NS fully develops this throughout the other books.

Ms. Singh manages to make the relationship between Faith & Vaughn completely unique. Sometimes authors have a cookie cutter heroine that they stick to but I like the fact that it isn’t the case here.

I loved every single moment of this book and for the fact that I couldn’t sleep last night I got to read more of it. ⇦ So very true.

I have my doubts about Judd Lauren in the next book but I will give him a chance. I also get to see more of Hawke and the SnowDancers. I don#t have any doubts anymore as I love Judd. He will be the next reread.

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish


4 "love the story" stars!

This review includes my thoughts on the audio version.

This world that Nalini Singh has created is amazing. Absolutely enthralling! I love the way the stories unfold, the trials, the triumphs... it's a brilliant world, overall.

This particular story was a bit slow to start, and I had some problems getting into it. But once things started rolling, I was hooked and couldn't get through it fast enough.

I wasn't as impressed with Angela Dawe's narration this time. She does a great job with the Psy... their lack of emotion, the awe in their voices as they begin to see the world the way it really is... she's great with them, but I'm having problems with her portrayal of the Changelings.

I highly recommend this series to fans who like steam with their Sci-Fi and Urban Fantasy.

Breaking it down:

Overall Psy-Changeling World: 5 stars
This particular storyline: 4 stars
Narration: 3 stars

Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

Loved Faith and Vaughn. This world is so complex and rich. Can't wait for the next one!

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