Have you heard about Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series? They are the kind of books those fond of well-written paranormal romances with a dash of suspense and plenty of interesting characters are highly likely to love. If you haven't heard about them, don't feel too badly, the Psy-Changeling series is relatively new, and I only discovered it by chance in late 2007. Truth to be told, I am very happy I did so, because now I am a fan.
"Slave to sensation" is the first book in this saga, and it was published recently, in 2006. That story begins to acquaint the reader with a different world where three species live side by side, if not always in harmony. The Psy are a race with psychic powers and devoid of feelings; the changelings, shifters that embrace those feelings; and finally, the humans, less powerful and not always taken into account in the arithmetic of power. But what happens when a Psy killer on the loose that preys on changelings breaks the fragile equilibrium achieved by the two main races? That premise is the starting point to the story of Lucas, a powerful changeling, and Sacha, a cardinal Psy, two persons that should be enemies, but that soon realize that they can be much more.
"Slave to sensation" is also the beginning of an universe that Nalini Singh weaves even more consistently with each book, a strange world that makes sense and that ends up engaging the reader, and making him want to know what happens next. Thankfully, Nalini Singh has already written more books in the series ("Visions of heat", "Caressed by ice" and "Mine to possess") and is in the process of writing another, something you will fully appreciate after reading "Slave to sensation".
On the whole, I think that this book is a keeper, great on itself but even more valuable as the introduction of an outstanding series. Highly recommended...