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Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  19,079 ratings  ·  1,102 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Berkley Sensation (first published March 1st 2007)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 1/2 to 5—FANTASTIC—Stars!

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





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
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

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 gr
Visions of Heat is the second book in Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series and yet another great installment. Like I said in my review of Slave to Sensation, I did not expect to like this series. As a matter of fact, I figured that I would read the first one and have no desire to continue the series. Boy was I ever wrong. I'm sitting here at 1:52 A.M. wishing that I had the third book so I could start it right away tomorrow. Alas, it is not to be. But damn, I really need to get out and buy these ...more
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.

4 1/2 Stars for the Voracious Vaughn! Unbelievably sensual, passionate, irrefutable character chemistry, yet the story isn’t overloaded with descriptive sexual details. The writing is near orgasmic and Nalini Singh knows how to make her readers feel as much as the characters in her books! I found myself reading with my mouth slightly parted, and I might have even been panting!! How embarrassing!!

Not quite as captivating as the first book, bogged down in a little too much detail, where the overa
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
2.5 meh stars + 0.5 stars for the world building.

What went wrong here? I don't really know. It just feels like I've just read a poor version of Slave to Sensation, with more romance and less suspense/action.

The world building is still great but I expected Singh to dig a bit deeper here. Granted, the NetMind/DarkMind thing is pretty cool and we get to learn a bit more about the Silence Protocol but that's as far as Singh goes in terms of world expansion which is a bit disappointing. There is ta
5 stars – Paranormal Romance

Visions of Heat is a fantastic second book that goes further into the escalating conflict between the emotionless, cold, psychically powerful Psy race and the Changelings (shifters that are both human and animal) in the year 2079.

Faith Nightstar is a powerful F-Psy, a foreseer, who has been completely isolated due to the dangerous power and strain of her potent psychic ability and used for the monetary gain of the Psy-Council. But lately she’s been tormented by distu
Blacky *Romance Addict*
It is done. I am officially hooked on this series and won't be reading anything untill I finish it Photobucket

I don't know what is it with me and movies lol but this one reminded me of Minority Report :) Faith is a Psy who can see the future, she is isolated from everyone, even her own kind, her life centered only on the visions she's having. One day she learns that her sister has been murdered, and in the same way she's been dreaming about, so being affraid of the visions, she goes in search for Sascha,

If Vaughn was a Tree: I would climb him and make a nest.
A Medium Size Pool: I would do laps all day long.
A Bath Tub: I would soak all day.
If Vaughn was naked, I would be naked too.

I am happy that I enjoyed the second book in the Psy-Changeling series; I was having some doubts after the first one where it took some time to really get into the story. I was in love in love from the moment the very sexy Sentinel named Vaughn mentioned his first words in the book.

Quick rundow
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*

Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den

4.5 Stars? Aaahhh... Make it 5! ^_^

“Tell a child something often enough and she starts to believe it.” ~ Sascha to Faith
*sigh* I LOVED this book even more the second time around!!

While my re-read of Slave to Sensation had me dreaming (again!) about being enslaved by the delicious Lucas Hunter *grins*... it more seriously had me contemplating the concept of a “society without emotion” that is the Psy. In my re-read of Visions of Heat, the theme that be

I definitely liked this book better than the first Psy-Changeling novel. This was a much fuller story. I had the sense that the author had a plan as she wrote this installment.

In Visions, Singh has developed her vision of the future, and she has the perfect tool: a character deeply entrenched in the world and workings of the cold, mentally gifted Psy. Whereas the first novel's protagonist, Sascha, lived on the fringes of her community as a "defective" Psy, Faith is a highly valued and carefully
◊♦ Naomi

I'm not going to write a big review for this one. I did love it as well, I liked Faith a little less than Sascha, she was a bit too naive for me. I did love Vaughn and I liked them together. The plot was good, Psy serial-killer, once again, scary shit. Lots of interesting things in this book, we learn a lot more about the PsyNet etc. I loved that, I love this new world and I cannot wait for more.

Loved the secondary characters as well. I cannot wait for Dorian's book and I know Judd's next...this
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Although once again I loved this book I didn't enjoy it as much as the first one.


Vaughn is awesome of course but he lacks some of the edge that made Lucas so hot. He is supposed to be more feral but to me he seemed more tame. Maybe it's the difference between alpha and Alpha. I think my main poblem was that he accepted his "mating" way too easily, especially with a silenced, soulless Psy.


Faith again I liked but not as much as Sascha. She wasn't as easily loved as the Empath girl. Mayb
Lisa Kay
Vaughn D’Angelo in jaguar form.
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I liked this one, the second in the Psy-Changeling series; but not as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong; four stars are impressive. And I LOVE this author’s “voice”. I’m almost tempted to bump it up to 4 stars. However, I had to put it down for a couple days. The “darkness” – or The Über Creep – that was plaguing Faith was a little too dark for me right now. Maybe I’ll listen to this on audio in about a year and I’ll love it. There were a couple o
Beanbag Love
I didn't like this one as much as the first in Singh's "Psy-Changeling" series. When I reviewed "Slave to Sensation" I mentioned that I found the Psy off-putting. What I meant was that they aren't all that compelling to me as romantic leads. That is, UNTIL they let go of the Silence that blocks all their emotions.

For the first 60% of this book I felt like I was just reading the first book with new characters in the lead. The last 40% saved this book from a three star. Until then we had the same

"Sleep, Red. I've got you."

Faith belongs to one of the most powerful PsyClan. She’s the most talented cardinal F-Psy of her generation. Before Silence, the F-Psys predictions affected all life areas (be it minor or major), but since the implementation of the protocol, the F-Psys talent has been strictly confined to the economics sphere. So when Faith starts to have visions of murders, she thinks that she is slowly sinking into madness.

Her designation has a high rate of madness. Already monitor
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Jan 30, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nalini Singh fans and paranormal romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Elena R and Suzanne
Visions of Heat is the second book in Singh’s amazing Psy-Changling series. And although I adored Lucas Hunter in the first book, I think his Sentinel Vaughn is giving the alpha a run for his money!

I adore Vaughn! Of the Pack, his animal side prowls at the surface of his mind more than the others. As a jaguar, he has this wild possessiveness and dark sensuality that makes him stand out of the Pack. I definitely wouldn’t mind finding him crawling through my sunroof! I adored his all-or-nothing a
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I originally put this as 4 stars, but after rereading it I have decided it deserves 5 stars instead!

This book in the Psy-Changeling series focuses on the Senital Vaughn, a Changeling whose Jaguar lives closer to the surface then most, and Faith Nightstar an F-Psy, which is a Psy that can forecast the future. Faith only forecasts about business and commerce all other events being suppressed by the Silence protocol, murder and death, fear and anger are not allowed by the Psy. But recently she has
Book 2 in the series and another hit! I did like the first book a little better then this one, but an awesome read!

I am beginning to believe the author cannot write a bad book, what a talent!!

Here we have Vaughn, OMG GIVE ME MORE OF HIM!! He is hot, passionate, sensual, potent pushy, protective, and overwhelming! I am in love! And then there is Faith, I liked this character, she is strong willed, determined, beautiful and brave. Considering how her life had been, and how isolated she was to wal
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Well now… *awkward silence* I’m done with this. I’m sad to say that I’m actually happy I finished it. I really love Nalini Singh but I can’t be subjective. Visions of Heat is too similar to Slave to Sensation. It lacks the spice needed for being a great book. I’m not sure I want to go on with the series anymore but I guess I’ll just leave the next book to brew a bit on my to-read shelf.

My main problem with the story? Too much talk, too few action. They actually skipped the action scenes, can you
I'm re-reading the book via audible after completing the series. Found some patterns unfolding and some contradictions. The book doesn't hold up well to a second read for me. I was especially annoyed when operation "catch-the-campus-killer" began...and then screeched to a halt, yielding to Faith's memories...and started....and stopped again so we could listen to Faith's reflections....and yet again the sequence of events started and stopped. Ughhh....what a crappy way to tell an action scene! Bu ...more
Visions of Heat is the second installment in author Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling Series. I just read the first book Slave to Sensation and loved it so I went straight into the second one. I enjoyed this one very much as well but not quite as much as the first one. This futuristic/paranormal world remains intelligent, complex, and fascinating, and I am completely invested in it, but in regards to the characters, I personally felt more connected to the couple featured in the first book (Sascha an ...more


2nd read - 27 February to 1 March 2013
3rd read - 17 April to 20 April 2014
4th read - 24 March to 29 March 2015

Vaughn and Faith's story sucks us further into this amazing world.

Faith is a cardinal F-Psy (foresight) and Vaughn is a Jaguar Changeling whose Jaguar is very close to the surface, Vaughn is intense and possessive and once he stumbles across Faith she intrigues both man and cat to such a degree that he aims all th
The strangest thing about liking this book so much is that neither Faith nor Vaughn are the type of characters that I normally enjoy reading about. They are both strong, but isolated.

Vaughn is a jaguar living among leopards. His past isn't very pretty and he is more animal than man. So when he is drawn to Faith, a F-psy, the attraction is incomprehensible, but that doesn't stop him. Faith's powers are drawing into something that scares her to the point that she is willing to ask the help of the
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh is the second book in her Psy-Changeling series. This book focuses on the powerful F-Psy Faith Nightstar and her DarkRiver jaguar Vaughn D’Angelo.

Faith Nightstar is a special Psy. Her forecasting abilities have made a lot of money for the Psy. F-Psys are extremely rare and most are exploited until they literally lose their minds. Because of her abilities, Faith leads a cloistered life and is under constant supervision. Faith senses changes in her abilities and be
This book is good as the first one. The relationship between Vaughn the jaguar and Faith the don't-touch-me girl brightened my evenings.

While I did love this book, it wasn't as good for me as book 1 was. And I only can say this after the re-read because the first time I definitely enjoyed this book way better than the first. It's just that now that I'm re-reading the series I got to understand everything better and see things differently.

This is just an amazing series and every instalment is so much worth of anybody's time. It has such a terrific plot and an original world building that you never get enough, always crave for mo
I have figured out the genius in this book and the "psy-changeling" series thus far... Take strong, alpha males whose protective instincts make them dangerous to anyone threatening those they love, males who are completely devoted to only one woman (their "mate") for their entire lives then make them require touch and affection in order to be happy... This is every woman's dream!!

Now, switch it up and make the women the cold, unfeeling ones who have to "discover" their inner emotions. Women who
I thought I’d continue reading this series since I did like the first one but I wanted more from the series. And this time, it’s Vaughn’s story… Vaughn is one of the changelings that sounded mysterious when introduced in the first book…

I was kind of expecting more from the characters and their story. And unfortunately, this sequel is almost like the first one… I get that it’s a changeling falling in love with a psy…. so, it wasn’t surprising to find Vaughn falling for Faith, a powerful F-psy.

Faith is a rare F-Psy, someone with the ability to see the future, her visions have used to predict the stock market since she was only 3 years old which has made the NightStar Clan very wealthy. Recently her visions have taken a darker turn and she seems to have become psychically linked with a murderer seeing nothing but death and destruction. She knows that she is on the verge of madness and that if the Psy Council find out she will end up institutionalised because her skills are too valuable ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Psy-Changeling (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)
  • Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3)
  • Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4)
  • Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5)
  • Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6)
  • Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changeling, #7)
  • Bonds of Justice (Psy-Changeling, #8)
  • Play of Passion (Psy-Changeling, #9)
  • Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10)
  • Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11)
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2) Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3)

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“How do you know it'll be pleasurable?" He got on the bed and lay down.

Breath a whisper, she came closer and tied one wrist to the headboard. The cat growled but didn't try to make him wrench free.

"Because just looking at you gives me the most extreme pleasure I've ever felt."

"Christ, baby, tie me up before you start talking like that.”
“I tell you I'm dangerous and you want to put knives near me?"
- Vaughn to Faith”
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