THE FIRST PSY/CHANGELING NOVEL from the New York Times bestselling author of Shards of Hope, Shield of Winter, and Heart of Obsidian...
The book that Christine Feehan called a must-read for all of my fans.
In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of "rehabilitation"--the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was...Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several Changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion--and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities--or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation...
- ISBN-13: 9780425212868
- ISBN-10: 0425212866
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: September 2006
- Dimensions: 6.51 x 4.51 x 0.94 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
A sensational start
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh, deserves inclusion here for its powerful mix of sharp-edged world-building and intense romance. In a near-future San Francisco, where rigidly unemotional Psy and animal-ruled Changelings have come to an uneasy alliance, passion in the mind-linked Psy is forbidden, and horrifically punished. Sascha Duncan, a highborn Psy, is struggling against the emotions she is not supposed to feel, emotions that will be brutally punished if they are discovered. When she meets the devastatingly sexy Changeling Lucas Hunter, both man and panther, the danger skyrockets. When a serial killer begins to prey on Changelings, the two are thrown together to track down the Psy murderer. Sexy, crisp, hard-edged and intelligent, Slave to Sensation is a terrific book that begins a new series from Singh.
Colorado writer Barbara Samuel won a 2006 RITA Award for her novel Lady Luck's Map of Vegas (Ballantine).