I simply love this author's writing style, as our book group members will attest to because I frequently gush about her books. Slave to Sensation is the first book in her Psy/Changlings Series. It is a paranormal romance, and be ready to stretch your imagination into a world where changelings, humans, and a psychic race, coexist. The changelings are passionate, pack communities, while the Psy are evolved humans who have shut off their emotions for the protection of their race. The Psy also exist within a collective mind. The contrasting communities, the opposing character traits, and how they relate to each other is well executed. The heroine of this book, Sascha, is Psy. Sascha feels emotion, a character flaw to the Psy which, if revealed, can result in her extermination. The hero, Lucas, is a changeling who revels in emotion and wants Sascha to reveal hers. The more he realizes she's not like her fellow Psy, the more interested he becomes. There is a graphic murder mystery that fuels the story as well, with some intriguing twists and turns. The conflict between the characters and their existing races is believable and supported by the world that Nalini has created. The character development in this book, and every other one in this series, is phenomenal!
In short, I COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! I know those words are often used to describe books, but for me that isn't a common occurrence. Not with my crazy/hectic lifestyle, and with the pile of books waiting to be read and reviewed on my desk, that I usually skim because I don't have enough time for every book. So, when I say I can't put a book down there is something pretty special about it.
Be advised, while this book is heavy on the sci-fi elements, what drives the story is the romance between Sascha and Lucas---and the sensuality level is high. (Chili Pepper On Fire)
Hope to see you in our Library someday soon,