Audiobook Review: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (@Mollykatie112, @NaliniSingh)

Posted August 11, 2015 by Lorna in Audiobook Reviews, Lorna, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 29 Comments

Audiobook Review: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (@Mollykatie112, @NaliniSingh)
Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Series: Psy-Changeling #2
Published on: May 30, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 9 hours, 42 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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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 either man or jaguar form, 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…

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I listened to the first book in the Psy-Changelings Series a few months ago and really loved it. I enjoyed the narrator, Angela Dawe as well. So when I saw this one on Audible I bought it, but have just now gotten back into this captivating world that Nalini Singh has built.

The first book, Slave to Sensation, introduced us to both the Psy world and the Changeling world as well. Both worlds are very different and were never meant to merge in any way, except maybe in a business way as Psy’s are all about business. In that story, we met Sasha, a Psy, and Lucas, a leopard shifter and alpha of his pack. When they meet and fall in love, everything changes, especially in the Changeling world. Psy’s are emotionless beings that live a barren and secretive life, one with nothing, except the money they make for the Psy world. Changelings live much more primitively, surrounding themselves with the forests, and protecting their territory from any invaders. I say primitively, but they are still smart business people and have made a nice living for their pack. They also are very loving to their pack(and yes, they call it pack) and are very touchy feely. The exact opposite of the Psy’s. We were also introduced to the other members of the pack, and Vaughn is part of the pack, even though he is a jaguar, as he was adopted by them when he was ten.

Vaughn is a bit different from the leopards that he considers family. He is more dangerous, more almost feral, and works as an enforcer for the pack. When he realizes that he can tell there is a Psy living in a complex close to his territory, something makes him want to know more about her. Meanwhile, Faith lives in a complex, isolated, and guarded at all times.The whole complex is all about her, because she is an F-Psy-one that can predict the future. Because of this, she is worth millions, maybe billions, to the Psy, as she predicts business success and failure, the market, and anything else she can predict that will line the pockets of the Psy race. When her sister, a telepath, is murdered, Faith begins seeing visions that the murderer wants her to see-her sister’s death, his next victims, and the murder scenes. Once Vaughn and Faith do meet, Vaughn’s jaguar wants Faith pretty much immediately. Faith has never been around people except the occasional visit from her father or the guards. Vaughn is a breath of fresh air to her, but she also is so fragile that too much strong emotion could actually cause her to go insane. So for those that enjoy a book that takes awhile to get to the sexy times, this could be a good listen for you. Of course that does change.

This is my first stab at reviewing an audio book, and I must say the narrator, Angela Dawe, was good in both books for me. I read reviews that didn’t like her for book one, but loved her for book two, or even liked her for this one and not for the first one. I am probably not as savvy about the narrators of the books I have listened to, as a lot of reviewers are, but I thought she did a good job. It comes down to personal taste I think.

With this book we get a romance, a murder mystery, and world building that is nothing short of amazing. Ms. Singh has carefully constructed the world of both the Psy and the Changeling and I was fascinated by all of it. I recommend this to paranormal romance fans that enjoy a complex world as well as the romance. I have already purchased the next five books in the series, so yes I will be continuing it. Good read!

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.

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29 responses to “Audiobook Review: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh (@Mollykatie112, @NaliniSingh)

  1. I still have yet to start this series, but I love her Guild Hunter books so I plan to get to them. The intriguing types of characters and the world sound great. I think you’re right about personal taste when it comes to narrators. I’ve only listened to a few, but I’ve liked some and not others which sometimes is the opposite of the majority. 😉

    Nice review, Lorna!
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  2. I’ve wanted to read this series for a very long time. (I started with her Guild Hunter series) I hadn’t thought of listening to it! But, of course, I just started doing audio in the last year, so… The world building does sound amazing, Lorna. I honestly had no idea about this series – just that I liked Singh’s writing. But meshing the world of the Psy’s with that of the Changeling’s…it doesn’t seem like it’d work. They seem so different. And the characters sound well-developed as well as kinda unique. I’m definitely going to *think hard* on listening to this series. Great review!
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    • I didn’t mention that the emotions are pretty much brainwashed out of the Psy at an early age-that doesn’t mean if they start experiencing extreme emotion-love, sex, etc-that they can’t change! I probably should have said something about that, I guess. I think you would like it actually 🙂

    • Well I am not sure. I bought the next 5 in paperback at a used bookstore. So while I really enjoyed the first two on audio, I am going to try reading them as well. Who knows, I might just go back to audio after trying to read them 🙂