Saturday, 20 April 2013

Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat, #1-2) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright


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.

  • Genre: Novella, Erotica, Paranormal Romance
  • Age: Adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Read in January 2013

FINAL RATING: ★★★★/★★★★★

4.5 RAWR Stars

Deep in the Louisiana Bayou, forgotten in the mist of time, live the Panthera. An ancient race of Puma shape-shifters, seductive and ruthless, considered only a myth, is struggling to survive. The magic that sustained them in the Wildlands are weakening. Infertility is plaguing them. To continue their existence, they must do the unthinkable... Venture into the human world to seek some answers. But maybe the answer is to ask the right question and sometimes you have to delve deep in the past, in your own roots, at the beginning....

Excellent shifter stories!!!

Raphael by Alexandra Ivy
The introduction to the Panthera was a fast paced short story about Raphael and his human mate Ashe. Raphael, a diplomat for his people, is stunned to discover that his one-night-stand turned out pregnant and his mate. The right amount of sexy and possessiveness, action, mystery and minimum answers, an awesome shortie!

Parish by Laura Wright
The second novella presented us with Parish, a tormented Hunter (a soldier for the Panthera) and his mate, a human OB/GYN, brought to help Ashe with her unexpected pregnancy. Another good story which took us deep in the Wildlands, home of the Panthera. No more answers for us but certainly there are some traitors within, ready to pounce (pun intended!).

I had no idea that a novella could end with a cliffie!!!!!!!!!!!!

But I'm keeping my cool....

Great mythology and world-building, a very good work between the two authors, I'm definitely sticking with this series. I NEED SOME ANSWERS!!



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