Friday, May 29, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Slave to Sensation
Release Date: September 5, 2006
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN13: 9780425212868
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind-and none of the heart.

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.

I have had Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling series on my wishlist for quite some time (*cough* years) and I finally had a bit of free time in my reading schedule to jump into the first book SLAVE TO SENSATION. I admit that the previous cover for this book made it hard to want to pick it up so the revamped cover is a nice treat.

Sascha isn't like the other Psy, she feels, and when Lucas walks into her life, she isn't sure if that is a good or bad thing. Lucas is a Changing and alpha of a very powerful pack and Sascha tempts his animal from the moment he lays eyes on her. He isn't sure why, but he wants  nothing more than to tear down the walls she has around herself and discover why she seems so much different tan the cold Psy he's used to. Sascha and Lucas come from two different worlds, but find themselves coming together the more time they are in each others company. There was a lot of push-pull to their relationship, but you could tell from early on that they would be a hot couple.

Besides the couple and the romance that grows throughout, SLAVE TO SENSATION also has the pleasure of having a really great cast of supporting characters and I really look forward to reading their stories as the series continues.

SLAVE TO SENSATION was a great introduction into the Psy-Changling world and made me want to read and know more about the characters introduced. I loved that I was immediately able to jump into the next book in the series and since book 13 is set to release on June 2nd, I have quite a few books to read before I catch up.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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