KAYDEN/SIMON by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright, novellas in their Bayou Heat Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, is here! Be sure you check out the trailer and all the stops on the tour. It’s available now so grab your copy today!
4 of 5 Stars
The Bayou Heat Series is a paranormal shifter romance series. Each book in the series is two stories, one by Alexandra Ivy, the other by Laura Wright. I love its quick hits of white hot erotica. This book advances the story of the Pantera, who are dealing with betrayal and loss, while finding romance and rebuilding the pack.
KAYDEN – Alexandra Ivy
Kayden wants revenge for his parent’s death. He find the man responsible and takes his revenge by taking the man’s daughter, Bianca. Bianca, he discovers, is his mate. And that, of course, is a game changer.
The romance advances quickly and Kayden did not disappoint as a strong shifter male. I didn’t completely connect with Bianca. As sheltered as she was by her father, she was a bit too laid back with all the changes and discoveries prompted by Kayden kidnapping her. I would have liked to see more fight in her, rather than acceptance. Outside of that, it was a quick hit, with a nice spicy build up.
SIMON – Laura Wright
Simon, a Pantera male living outside the Wildlands. He works as a model. Yup, a model. He has a secret I’m not telling you, but because of this he does not want to return to the Wildlands despite repeated requests from his Alpha.
Tryst, the Hunter charged with capturing him and returning him to his pack, is the best at what she does. Tryst is a bad-a$$ loner who prefers to remain in cat form. Simon was her equal, in all of his brooding ways. Their romance was honest and they challenged each other on a deeper level. The story escalated quickly but it still felt complete. I really enjoyed their banter and their hot moments. There was a unique twist with Tryst and her level of experience. No spoilers but the twist is not that she is a virgin.
I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Each book advances the overall story more and brings a level of heat our romantic little hearts love. Girls. Hurry up with that next book!
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ENEMY TO LOVER
Kayden is obsessed with revenge after his parents disappeared when he was just a cub. Now the gorgeous Hunter has discovered the man responsible for betraying them – Joshua Ford – and it’s time for payback. Beginning with the kidnapping of Joshua’s daughter, Bianca. But last thing he expects is to be confronted with the horrifying realization that Bianca is his mate. Will he put revenge before his chance for eternal happiness?
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Sexy male model, Simon refuses to give up his exciting life in New York City to return to the slow heat of the Wildlands. For a decade, many pantera have tried to capture the rogue Diplomat and bring him home, but all have failed. Now it’s Tryst’s turn. The hard, brilliant, and gorgeous, Hunter is the ultimate tracker. But can the admitted beast-girl of the Wildlands capture her prey without losing her heart in the process?
Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.
Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.
Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!
I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.
Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”