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Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling #1) by Nalini Singh

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Psy-Changeling #1
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance
September 5, 2006


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.

This is Book One in one of my FAVORITE UF/PNR series of all time.

***This is not really a review per say, just a little note to help those who might be considering starting this series***

After reading this one, some people get concerned that EVERY book will be a Male Changeling / Female Psy coupling – because both Book One and Book Two both are – and since I’ve been asked numerous times by various friends who are just starting out in this series if such is the case, I decided to list a breakdown of the coupling types for the series up to its current point (6/9/15).

So, for those interested:

Book 1 – Male Changeling (DarkRiver) / Female Psy
Book 2 – Male Changeling (DarkRiver) / Female Psy
Book 3 – Male SnowDancer Psy / Female Changeling (SnowDancer)
Book 4 – Male Changeling (DarkRiver) / Human Female
Book 5 – Male Changeling (DarkRiver)/ Female Psy
Book 6 – Male Changeling (SnowDancer) / Female Changeling (DarkRiver)
Book 7 – Male Human / Female Psy
Book 8 – Male Human Cop / Female Justice Psy
Book 9 – Male AND Female SnowDancer Changelings
Book 10 – Male Changeling (SnowDancer Alpha) / Female SnowDancer Psy
Book 11 – Male Changeling (SnowDancer) / Female Changeling
Book 12 – Male AND Female Psy
Book 13 – Male AND Female Psy
Book 14 – Male AND Female Psy.
Book 15 – NO focal couple. This books acts as a bridge between season one of the story arc (books 1 – 14) and season two (books 15+). While this book doesn’t focus on any particular couple, it’s a must-read for the series.

Really hoping for some Changeling love next…too many Psy couples in a row for me.

I don’t know if this helps anyone out, but I thought I’d share.

Plus, I just like making lists…

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