Thursday, January 3, 2013

Giveaway and Guest Post of Bayou Heat by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

Good Morning CEWTNK!!  I have a special treat for you today!  I have captured two really cool chicas for you own personal entertainment and forced them to tell you all about their hot new puma shifter series!!  It sounds yummy AND hot!  So let's take a peek at them on :

Hello and Welcome to The Dungeon! We’re so thrilled to be here!

I’m so happy to have you here visiting and sharing your newest work. Don’t mind the noise from the prison… err guests, they get noisy during their… We’re used to it. We deal in puma shifters, after all!

Let me clear a spot so you can have a seat. Would you like some refreshments before you get started? Mmmm, Alex and I will have a couple of margaritas! Extra salt!

Tell us a little bit about your book. We are so excited about it!! BAYOU HEAT is a sexy new paranormal e-series following the Pantera, puma shifters who’s magic is dying. The series is set in mysterious New Orleans and the sensual Bayou Wildlands. Each book is novella length and there will be 2 books per download. Each story follows the other, but is written separately. Raphael and Parish are the first 2 story titles. And those boys are HOT!!

What first sparked the series idea? A phone conversation between Alex and I. One idea sparked the next then the next.. in a few days we had a world. Wine might’ve been involved.. not sure:)

Who is the character that in your opinion everyone is going to fall in love with?  Raphael. No, Parish. No, Raphael. Parish.

I have to ask, what are the hardest scenes for you to write?   Honestly, nothing. These books were an absolute dream to write. From soup to nuts!


How would you rate the sex scenes throughout the series?  Smoking hot. After all, these are puma shifters in the bayou. Sexy cats in a steamy world!

Are there any of these in your books? (Hands one of the toy boxes on the right which is filled with sex toys, whips, body creams, lotions, lubs…and whatever else you can imagineJ) Not yet. Our cats don’t play with toysJ They only play with their females. But you never know… :) We’re just getting started. Might be a kinky puma in the Wildlands.

Do you see yourself writing anymore stories in this series or a spin-off?  We have several books in the series coming out this year. Next up is Bayon and Jean-Baptiste. Both of these males are ridiculously hot!

Are any of your characters reflective of you?   I think we can say positively that these characters are completely from our imaginations and fantasies. But maybe there’s a little of us in each heroine. <sigh> Does wishing make it so?

Where can we find you for future updates?
Connect with Laura
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Connect with Alexandra
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I’m so happy you have made this a stop!! Thanks for the invite! We love your den!

Would you like a tour of the…err…levels?  :)  I can introduce you to the “guests”, if you just hand me that box back. I’m up for anything. Alex?

Let’s get you suited up:

Wine, mixed drink, or straight up? Wine. Red. 2 glasses please :)

Leather straps or chains? Leather. Always leather.

Cat-o-nine, braided leather, or chain length whip? Collar and Leash or Adornment? We have puma shifters.. maybe the Cat-o-nine??

Leather studded bodysuit or corset top?  Again, leather :)

Fishnets or garter-belt? Alex will have fishnets and I’ll have the garter-belt. We look very cute together :)

Leather pants, mini, or a long skirt slitted up both sides? Leather pants ALL THE WAY!

Lace up boots (with or without heels) or come F*** me high heels?   Heels!

Ball gag, manacles, or blindfold?  I want to blindfold Alex. <Heh heh>

The rack or the whipping post? …:)

Candle wax or clamps?  Candles.. Wax..

Blonde, red-head, Brunette, or Supernatural :)?   Supernatural, of course. I’d love to take Raphael and Parish in here with us, but I’m afraid their cats will never agree. No chains, collars, leashes or gags for a Pantera.
They’ve got to be free.
Hell, they’ve got to roar

Thanks for racking it up in the dungeon Laura!!  This book and these lovely ladies are on tour right now.  You can follow along for some more info and chances to win this HOT new series:
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
Now Let's take a look at the Series:
New Year. New World. New Species.
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...
Raphael & Parish
Book #1 and #2 in the Bayou Heat Series
Coming January 7, 2013
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.
And some more on our lovely authors:

Author of the 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.

Connect with Laura:
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

About Alexandra:

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.

Connect with Alexandra:
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

And now for your chance to win the series!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter below!!  Good Luck!!! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


NoraA said...

I have no questions, but I am looking forward to reading this series if I win. Neither of the two local county libraries have anything by this author.

Unknown said...

I have been eyeing this series for a bit. I wish I had a money tree in my backyard so I could buy all the books I wanted!

Unknown said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if either author has a favorite character to write? Or a least favorite? And I also would love a chance to read this series. Thank you for the giveaway.

magic5905 said...

What made you come up with the designs of the tatoos?

mcv said...

I've read books by both authors and enjoyed them so I'm sure the series will be fantastic. I would love to win!

k2sgal said...

I love both ladies and have read many books by both Thanks for this opportunity

Unknown said...

No questions- the book sounds wonderful and I am definitely looking forward to reading more!

Sebrina said...

Truly, Jan 7th can't come soon enough! I can't wait to read these.
Thank you so much for the chance at the giveaway,
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

I´m International and didn´t see that this is US only until just now.. *sulks*

So Happy New Year!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

No questions from me. I just want to tell Laura and Alex how much fun I have had reading and rereading their books. I have even gotten a couple of friends hooked on them. Really looking forward to the 7th.
Thanks ladies.
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I do not have a question. But thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I loved the interveiw.

Na said...

It sounds like you both had so much fun writing this. The two heroes seem very hot! :)

Anonymous said...

No questions. Just wanted to say these sound really HOT. Happy New Year to everyone.

Highlandermistress said...

How did you decide to make the switch from vampires to shifters?

Holly said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on this series!! Thanks for the giveaway =)

Highlandermistress said...

How did you decide to make the switch from vampires to shifters?

Unknown said...

I've been watching the posts on Facebook and I am truly excited to read this series. So, glad that release day is so close ;)

Here Kitty, Kitty...

Unknown said...

What are your favourite conditions to write in =)

divavixenqueen said...

Series looks really great.
Have you written in any other genres or is this the
genre you prefer to write in?

SdyLion said...

No questions- just praise- I MEAN both these authors write some of my favorite series to read and then they get together on a project?-Does it get any better? I cannot wait to see if I win! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Mimi Smith said...

Not really, just a note to self:get back to Alexandra Ivy books. I remember a pesky little Levet I was rather fond of ;)

Victoria said...

This question is for both of you. I was wondering who your favorite character is that the other writes in any of their books? Thank you.

Lisa Cox said...

I think you pretty much covered anything that I would want to know, especially since she is a new author to me.

vadeluna07 said...

No questions but I have to say that I cannot wait to start reading this new series. Thank you so much for the chance to win the first book!

Books Books and More Books said...

Looking forwarded to the Twitter chat!

Beckey said...

No Question.. But wanna say thanks for sharing the great post and having me looking for these books
(unless I win them...)

Lisa said...

When did you both decide to do a series together? I'm looking forward to reading this series! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cherry said...

These are new-to-me authors and I'd like to try their work...

elizabeth said...

I can not wait to read this series. These are great authors, and I know this series is going to be great.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Elizabeth Gray

Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm said...

Out of all the genres, what drew you to write paranormal?

Happy New Year,

Kassandra said...

Really looking forward to this series!

Thank you for the chance!


Vanessa N. said...

I love shifter stories. Have you always loved the paranormal genre?

wanda f said...

Shifters are my favorite paranormals to read I cant wait to read this series it sounds amazing.

BLHmistress said...

I can't wait for this series! How did you cowrite this ? Through emails?

Rafflecopter Name:Dawna Newman

Emily said...

I'm sick and a little out of it right now, so if I'm asking something that's already been asked or answered, I apologize. My question is, what made you two decide to work together? And what are the pros and cons of working with a partner instead of by yourself?

Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing with us today. I love stories in this setting and definitely like the sound of this series. I notice the release date is 01/07, will it also be released in ebook format? and are these three separate novellas is the trilogy three novels? I don't want to lose track and will be checking back on the 7th. Congratulations on the upcoming release and I wish you all the best :)

Holly Letson said...

Is there anything that you have never written about that you would like to write about in the future?

bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

GLORIA said...

I love both authors and can't wait to see what they came up with together!

Unknown said...

Big fan of both authors, cannot wait to read about Raphael and Parish! My question for both authors is which characters did you enjoy writing about the most?
Thanks for the great interview and giveaway :)

Vanessa N. said...

This series looks awesome! What is your favorite kind of shifter?

gamistress66 said...

the series sounds interesting. thanks for the intro & giveaway.

laurie said...

I have no questions, but I am looking forward to reading this series if I win. Neither of the two local county libraries have anything by this author.

PM350 said...

looking forward to your world

Liss Martz said...

Is it more difficult to work with another writer than just yourself?
This series looks awesome. Thanks

Brenda A said...

I don't have a question but I'd like to say CONGRATULATIONS to both of you for your new releases. I haven't read this series yet and I to wish I had a money tree as another commenter said. Haha! Great post and I'm start Raphael this afternoon!

crystaley73 said...

No questions but the books sounds great thanks for the chance to win

crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

did you originally want to write this series with another author, or was it a later decision? this series looks great and i cant wait to start reading them!

donnas said...

What is your favorite part of the series?

Cant wait to read them!

JoAnna said...

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! No questions, just congrats on the release of the first book.

barbara said...

No questions but lots of praise! Loved the first book and CANNOT wait for the rest of the series. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

Eli Yanti said...

thanks for the giveaway, hope this is international giveaway

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