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Friday, January 18, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: Bayou Heat Series by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright

Bayou Heat Series
New Year. New World. New Species.

LEGEND OF THE PANTERA

Hidden in the depths of the Louisiana bayous, the Pantera, have become little more than a legend to most humans. It’s rumored that in the ancient past twin sisters, born of magic, had created a sacred land and claimed it as their own. From that land was born creatures who were neither human or animal, but a mixture of the two. Faster and stronger than humans, they have hyper acute senses, and when surrounded by the magic of the Wildlands they’re capable of shifting into pumas. It was also whispered that they possess other gifts. Telepathy, witchcraft, immortality, and the ability to produce a musk that could enthrall mere mortals. Mothers warned young girls never to roam alone near the swamps, convinced that they would be snatched by the Pantera, while young men were trained to avoid hunting anywhere near the protected Wildlands. Not that the warnings were always successful. What girl didn’t dream of being seduced by a gorgeous, mysterious stranger? And what young man didn’t want to try his skill against the most lethal predators?

As the years passed, however, the sightings of the Pantera became so rare that the rumors faded to myths. Most believed the entire species had become extinct. Sadly they weren’t entirely mistaken...


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.

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Author of the Bestselling Mark of the Vampire series, Laura Wright spent the early years of her life immersed in the worlds of singing, acting and competitive ballroom dancing. But when she started writing, she knew she’d found her true calling. Laura lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, two children, three dogs, two frogs and two fish. She’s been thrice nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, and loves hearing from her readers.

Places to find Laura Wright:

Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

Places to find Alexandra:


BAYOU HEAT BLOG TOUR
01/3 - 01/19
01/05 - I Smell Sheep
LIVE CHAT w/ Laura & Alexandra on January 6, 2013 from
2:00 - 3:00pm EST (1-2pm CT, 12-1pm MDT & 11am-12pm PDT).
01/07 - Twitter Party with Lit Connect
01/19 - Over the Edge

Check out whats up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 2 lucky winner's win a eBook copy of Bayou Heat.

To Enter:
  • Please leave a meaningful comment/question for Alexandra and Laura
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter

Good Luck =)
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44 comments :

  1. i would love to win a copy of this book. it sounds really goood

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  2. Have it but wanted to wish every one good luck ;)

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  3. It sounds like a fascinating world that Laura has created.

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  4. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Hi, so nice to discover your books! I am really interested to know more about your series. Which one do you suggest I start with? I haven't read them..is your series called Legend of the Pantera. I love stories when the character is a shifter.

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  6. Fascinating- another cross species encounter! I love this style of book. Have long been a fan of Ivy and a new fan of Laura. The Bayou is such an incredible background when you consider all of the different types of magic floating in the background. Looking forward to the series being on my kindle or book shelf! Thank you ladies.

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  7. I'm captivated already!! Would love to read this book!!

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  8. love both these authors would love to win if not I will be looking to buy the whole series

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  9. You are amazing writers. Where did you come up with Bayou Heat?

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  10. I have never won anything and book are my one true I love other then my kids lol so I really hope luck is on my side on this one and just wanted to say thanks for all u do for ur readers love y'all books they are my way to escapewhen thing get hard

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  11. Hi Really love you alexandra ivy such a big fan! Ever sense I read when darkness comes I have followed you waiting for new books, love your characters they're so well put together when ever I read one of your books it's like a movie is playing in my head I can picture everything you write so vividly and inspire me to write better. Now For Laura wow you're an incredible writer I read eternal kiss first found it and thought hey I will give it a try and I was not disapointed! As soon as I was finished I was on the hunt for the rest of the serious! Both of you are talented writers!

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  12. Good Luck All!! We hope you love this series:))

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  13. Hi Alexandra,
    Love Guardians of Eternity Series! Always wondered how old you were when you started writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer? Can't wait to read Bayou Heat and the next Guardian book~

    lsiraco@maine.rr.com

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  14. I can' t wait to finally be able to read this series. I was wondering, how do you decide what locations to use, and are many of them made up?

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  15. jennifer karvetski- dnjkarvet@verizon.netJanuary 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    thanks for writing such awsome books! I would love to win one, They are on the top of my wish list on amazon.

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  16. Would love to win. Great books. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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  17. I bought Books 1 AND 2 combo
    sweet deal for 99 cents
    that cover alone was worth it!!!!
    Looking forward to your world

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  18. I love your Mark of the Vampire books. You ladies are excellent authors.

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  19. I haven't read this series but i so look forward to doing so. Thankyou so much for allowing us into your world...... Xx

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  20. I love the idea of a cat shifter series set in the Bayou. It always seems so mysterious. I'll be reading this series even if I don't win.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  21. I've been seeing so much buzz about these books and these hot guys that my interest has officially been piqued. :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Another GREAT series is born...can't wait to read it!! Fab cover too. Is this the the first time you've co-authored together?

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  23. I love the sounds of this series! I love cat shifters! The Legend of the Pantera really has my interest piqued. I haven't really read any books about puma shifters before.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  24. I think the book sounds great and I can't wait to read them. I love paranormal shifter books.

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  25. I love paranormal books, this series sounds very interesting :)

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  26. Sounds like an interesting series.

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  27. I'm excited to read this new series, I think it sounds fantastic.

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  28. I read the novellas and loved them both. Two of my favorite authors. Also just adore Alexandra's little guy Levet

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  29. Congrats on the new series. Im looking forward to checking it out!

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  30. Sounds really good!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Both of these women are great writers so can't wait to read this book.
    Thanks,
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I wonder how you decided which gifts to give to your characters?

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  33. I would like to know if this new serie is interconnected with your previous ones or if this a totally new, just in case I auto-spolier myself...
    Thank you!

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  34. Thanks for sharing the great post.. The books have been recommended to last month and I have the first book to read load on my Kindle app... Just trying to find time to read it has been a bit of a challenge lately (losing what book I have read and would to read on the app...)

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  35. Sounds good; I'm really looking forward to reading this series.

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  36. I loved all of Alexandra's others work so I am super excited to read this series.

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  37. Another book to add to my buy list.
    lauratroxelatyahoodotcom

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  38. More for my wishlist! Thank you so much for sharing! I love Alexandra Ivy's books and now I have another author to check out too!

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  39. I had promised myself that I wouldn't start any new series this year until I got caught up on a few that are already in my TBR pile. Then I read the series description. Ooo, it sounds so good. The near extinction of the panther race. A king on a quest to save his people. An evil plot. And human women who save the day. Darn, now I am going to add this series to my list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I love both authors and can't wait to read this series!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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