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Visions of Heat

(Psy-Changeling #2)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 332 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
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Julia Shore Yes it is the sequel to that book but it features a new hero and heroine although Sascha and Lucas do make appearances.
Laura No, you don't. I didn't and it didn't lessen the effect of the series.…moreNo, you don't. I didn't and it didn't lessen the effect of the series.(less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Re-read: 3/31/19...felt like reading this on my plane today for some reason...
Re-read: 11/27/18


5 Stars


I 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. ...more
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
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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
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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 readi
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Navessa
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Oct 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish by: Kristen

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
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Loved Faith and Vaughn. This world is so complex and rich. Can't wait for the next one! ...more
Leah
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Leah by: Karen ~ Divhine
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
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 Sasch
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Lana Reads
This series is so much more than I've ever expected.

The hero, Vaughn, was pushy and demanding, walking over the heroine's boundaries most of the time and knowing what the heroine needed and how far she could be pushed, which royally pissed some people off. And normally, that stuff would make me furious too. Yet in the world of shifters who acted on their instincts and listened to their mating bonds, his actions were pretty much normal so I rolled with it; plus he actually stopped himself from g
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*I didn't like it*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

The second book in the series centers around the F-Psy, - highly sought after ability to predict the future - Faith ‘Red’ NightStar (24) and Changeling jaguar Vaughn D'Angelo. We met Vaughn in book one were we see him as one of Lucas Hunter's sentinels and is Lucas’s closest friend. Vaughn was far more animal than most predatory changelings, had had to become so to survive. Faith of the PsyClan NightStar was considered the most powerful F-Psy of her generation;
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Alex is The Romance Fox
After reading the 1st book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling Series, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... which I really liked, I was eager to continue reading more about the interesting world that the author created.

Visions of Heat the follow-up is the story of Vaughn D’Angelo, a jaguar Changeling adopted by the DarkRiver leopard clan
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And Faith Nightstar a Cardinal F-Psy
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I totally engaged with these two characters.
"You can see the future, Faith. That makes you ex
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✘✘ 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
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Karla

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
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Stacey is Sassy
The perfect amount of Heat...

Visions of Heat is a very well written story and Nalini Singh manages to bring the Psy-Changeling world and characters to life for me. The storyline kept me interested from start to finish and I never found myself bored or struggling to go on. I was drawn to the Changelings as being the right and good side, while also finding parts of the Psy appealing even though they are portrayed as the wrong side. I liked the touchy-feely part of being pack but would hate being t
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Shawna
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
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 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Sep 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!

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

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Angela
To be honest, this, Visions of Heat, has always been one of my least favorite books in this series - I'm not sure how much that's actually saying, considering most of these books rate beyond my scale of awesomeness, but there are issues (and I look over my previous notes after this re-read, it didn't always hit me as strongly as it did this time, but the issues were always there for me).

My number one biggest issue? Vaughn. Especially in the first 35% or so of the book. He's a pushy asshole. Ther
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DarienMoya
Apr 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
^^ VISIONS OF VAUGHN!^^

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
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Visions of Heat has another Psy/Changeling pairing. This is Vaughn and Faith's story. I did like the first book better but this was still very good. I think I wanted to see this couple have more time together in the book.

Vaughn is one of my favorite types of heroes. He quiet, deadly with a very strong presence. He comes off a bit cold. Faith is the exact opposite. She comes off as very innocent and sweet but still has a backbone. I liked these two paired together.

Another interesting plot and m
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Deborah Obida
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Deborah by: Snezana
2.5 stars

Sadly this was disappointing, the first book was way better, the awesomeness of that one was what ruined this for me.

The protagonist were one dimensional and wasn't well developed and their story was bland. I so did not enjoy it.

The only good thing is the presence of the characters from book one in this. The romance and the writing wasn't too bad either.
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Sarah
5 stars!!!!!!!! (duh.)

I. Couldn't. Put. It. Down. I'm addicted.

I absolutely loved Vaughn and Faith. L-O-V-E-D them together. They're so perfect for each other.

And Vaughn is just.. Yum. Hehe.

So to sum it up: I FREAKING LOVED IT.
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Jo
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: This series is a must read for all romance fans!
He’d marked her and he would have her, even if he had to coax her kiss by slow kiss. Cats were good at coaxing. It was only a more sensual aspect of their favorite game—stalking.

Faith NightStar is a cardinal F-Psy, one of the most powerful F-Psy of her generation. She is worth billions and her accuracy in business predictions are unrivalled. However she is suddenly seeing dark, sadistic visions. Visions that she has no control over and can’t escape. She can’t trust anyone from her r

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Anna lost in stories *A*
I continue on with my journey to reread this whole series, and I can already tell you that my opinions and rating will vary much more than when I read them originally years ago… this book being the perfect example :) because after absolutely loving “Slave to sensation”, the first book all about my favourite couple, Sascha and Lucas, this one… was a bit of a disappointment… I was going back and forth about how to rate this particular story and ultimately I landed on 3,5 stars… it may seem harsh, ...more
new_user
Oct 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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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 4½ 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 co
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