Nalini Singh's Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Book 1) is an enthralling, erotic read. Set a hundred years in the future, Ms. Singh's universe includes several races of supernatural beings existing in a delicate political climate. The Psys look human, but they possess immense psychic abilities, including a constant state of telepathy with one another-- a 'hive mind' if you will. They're taught cold logic and conformity; in fact, as a race they've outlawed emotion. Damaged Psys, those who still have feelings, are forced to go through reconditioning 'treatments' that leave them walking vegetables with brains for mush. Enter Sascha Duncan, a Psy bursting with emotion and using nearly every bit of her strength to shield it from others lest she suffer a living death. A political turn of events leads Sascha to have daily encounters with a Changeling leader- a wolf shifter, Lucas Hunter. Changelings operate almost solely on emotion, on the animal instinct that guides them. Right away Lucas knows there's something different about Sascha, and though he is cautious of her kind, his inner wolf demands she is his.
I adored Singh's universe building-- perhaps that even more than the love story kept me engrossed. But the romance was well done, very well done. Most of the steamy scenes were dream sequences, HOT, and a creative way to showcase a character with psychic abilities. In my opinion this book is a boon to the erotica genre. I give it a hearty four and a half mugs!