Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright – Raphael and Parish

Bayou Heat Series:

Books 1 & 2

Raphael and Parish:

Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat, #1-2)
Purchase on Amazon: Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat)
(At $0.99 this book is a bargain! that is the price as of today, I cannot guarantee it will remain so)


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.
So this is a new novella series written by two different authors, the first book by Alexandra Ivy and the second by Laura Wright. Both authors are forces within the paranormal romance genre and this collaboration is a match made in shifter heaven.
The first novella is about Raphael and Ashe, this one starts 6 weeks after a fated encounter that left Ashe in the family way. This in itself is a miracle because there has been no Pantera child in over 50 years. Raphael is determined to claim both his child and woman! Which starts us off on a fiery, passion filled, action packed rollercoaster ride of a story. A. Ivy packs a wallop into a short piece. No genre can pull off “Insta-Love” like the paranormal genre, because they have mates which makes their union fated! Raphael is convinced that Ashe is his fated mate, but Ashe is not convinced. This creates explosive sexual tension between these two. When all of the sudden it appears that a foe is after Ashe, all of Raphael’s protective instincts. I adored this story, it had everything that makes up a great read and damn was it hot. Ashe and Raphael about caught the pages on fire with their passion!
The second story is Parish and Julia. Julia is right out of devastating relationship, where her dreams of a husband and family went up in flames. Parish is sent to fetch a human doctor for Ashe, when he gets to the hospital Julia is not what he expected. Parish is smoldering and brooding and all sorts of sexy! He turns out to be not what I expected. Sure he is hard but he has this sensitive side, which I was not expecting at all. He kind of reminds me of Lucas from Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changling Series, hard, but sweet to those he loves. Julia is a kind of a lost soul a bit, she has just lost everything she wanted and isn’t sure where she is going from here. She never expected to be kidnapped by something out legends. Now she is expected to believe in people that can shift into cats and they want her to be one of their doctors, it’s too much for her to take in. But, there is Parish and there is something about him that calls to her, but she can’t wrap her mind around it. If Julia can open her mind and accept the unacceptable than she can have it all.
4.5 Flames

Amanda darkkind

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