Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bayou Heat Raphael and Parish

Bayou Heat 
Alexandra Ivy
Laura Wright
4 ½ stars
4 flames

Book One
Raphael Alexandra Ivy—5 flames
Book Two
Laura Wright—3 ½ -4 flames
I love these naughty cats and I can’t wait to meet the rest! It’s a collection of two novellas to be read in order.  Tidbits of information and appearances of the other characters we will meet in this series pop up seamlessly during the action.  Through the entire book it shows us the love Raphael and Ashe have for each other.

You get the explanation of the Legend of the Pantera, lots of action, and of course lots of sex between Raphael and Ashe. It has been made obvious this is not their first meeting and they have a love blooming between them. 

         “Dazzling. Electric. Stunning her with an instant need that made her pussy clench with anticipation.

She squirmed beneath him, pressing the aching tips of her breasts against the heat of his chest. Oh god. It felt so good. “

There is less sex in this part of the book and we get to see what’s going on through Parish’s and Julia’s eyes.  This book is more playful as we get taken into the Pantera land. Julia needs a little time to heal after a bad break up but of course it being a novella not a lot of time can be spared. The playfulness between them made it feel a lot less of just jumping into bed with a hot man cat.  And even though the pace was slower it was a lovely read and I was swept up into this new magical land. 

         “Your pussy’s like a ripe peach, juice running down your leg.”  Once again, he dropped his head, but this time he ran his tongue up her inner thigh.

         Julia nearly came right then. His tongue. It wasn’t smooth like a human’s. It was slightly rough, like a…

“Cat,” he said with a grin, lapping at just the edges of her sex. “So sweet. Christ, I think I’ll drown in you.” 

 While Raphael’s book was flaming hot and action packed Parish’s book is more sensational. Both stories are brilliantly written and I love them both.  I can’t wait for the next installment April 15th!  The 3rd book in the series is scheduled to release  July 9th. I hope all the cats to get enjoy their cream. =) 

Book Description

New Year. New World. New Species.
In the depths of the bayous lives a secret race of puma shifters. The creation of a powerful magic, they have lived in peace until the threat of extinction drives them to seek the world beyond their homelands. Now the Pantera must discover the answer to their dying magic and halt an ancient enemy before it can destroy them all.

The brilliant and dangerous diplomat of the Pantera shapeshifters, Raphael has devoted his life to discovering the key to the infertility that is threatening the extinction of his puma race. Creating a vast network of spies worldwide, he never expected to discover that the answer might be beneath his very nose. But when Ashe, a beautiful human female, crosses his path, his most primitive instincts are stirred. Unable to resist, he takes her to his bed, and is shocked when she becomes pregnant with his child. It’s a miracle that might prove to be the salvation of his people, but only if he can keep her safe from the mercenaries determined to kill her.

Untamed and undeniably sexy, Parish, leader of the Pantera hunters, rarely leaves the magic of the Wildlands to deal with the humans he despises. But with the prized and risky Pantera birth on the way, puma shifter, Parish must travel to New Orleans to find and bring back a human doctor. The moment he sees the lovely, talented and all too human Dr. Julia Cabot he cannot resist the wild, potent drive to make her his. Betrayed and destroyed by love, Julia will not let her heart choose her path again. But as she and Parish fight to save the life of an unborn child, a fierce and overwhelming bond develops between them, threatening her frozen heart with the secret hope and ultimate temptation of love and family.

This new series of double novellas are set in the world of the Bayou Wildlands. It contains hot, sexy shapeshifters, graphic language and adult themes.
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