Heat Waveby Taryn Kincaid
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Sent into the human realm to retrieve prodigal princess, Zena Night, Bhyrne Raines is shocked and unprepared for his carnal reaction to the sexy succubus. In service to the succubus queen, the rugged enforcer must stifle the instant passion exploding within him. Fulfilling his royal duty doesn�t allow for quickie dalliances. His biological clock is ticking, and he begins to enter breedspawn, an intense and unstoppable frenzy of mating all fire-demon males must endure. But the more he wants to avoid Zena, the more he�s drawn to her.
Reluctant to give up her carefree life of partying among the mortals when the hot-as-sin Bhyrne comes to fetch her for the queen, Zena uses her succubus wiles to entice him, or at least delay the inevitable trip to the royal court. Once in the demon stronghold, hidden deep within the Catskill mountains, she learns the reason for the summons: she must choose a consort within two days.
Zena needs a mate. Bhyrne needs to mate. With time running out for both of them, they each turn to 1Night Stand. With time running out, can Madame Eve come to the rescue?
Meet the Author
Taryn Kincaid lives in scenic Somewhere-by-the-Sea. (Go ahead. Try to find it on a map. If you do, Taryn will send you a smooch. Also a Nutter Butter.) She is an Olympic caliber athlete in egg rolling contests and spends a great deal of her time petitioning the U.S.O.C. to introduce a fantail shrimp competition. When she's not bungee jumping off the Palisades or parasailing up and down the Hudson River, she devotes her time to caring for her aging pet walrus, arranging her voodoo doll-pin collection and practicing rhythmic chants. At this moment, she is busy sweeping up the loose masala chai tea leaves she spilled all over the kitchen floor. (Probably because she needs Real Coffee.) Wait. Is that something�sparkly?
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This was an interesting book. I don’t know how much I enjoyed how it started, but after that the fun began. I liked the cameo from the last book in the Sleepy Hollow series, and I loved the BDB reference. I also appreciated that “breedspawn” for the demons is like a needing from BDB only for the opposite gender – too funny to me as a fan. The ending totally got to me – totally sweet. I was a little sad it was so short, but worth it. For a short story, it was hot and tender. Heat Wave will have you wanting a cold shower…or someone to share the heat with *wink*. Grab it for a fun quick read!
Reviewed by Shyla Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Can I just start off by saying this story was aptly named? * fans face* Smoke rose from the pages starting with the first paragraph! Of course, when you’re dealing with a succubus, what do you expect? Zena Night is a woman with a destiny she never wanted. Closed off and tough she’s stayed far away from the Fae realm, but not the time has come for the prodigal princess to return. I like a woman with a strong personality, but I didn’t really care for Zena at first. As she opened up and showed her softer side and what she’d been through growing up I changed my opinion. Ms. Kincaid did one heck of a job with her transition. The man sent in after her is a demon who’d tempt a saint. Bhryne Raine is all male with his large frame, gravely voice, and dogged sense of duty. Despite his stoic outward appearance, lava runs through his veins, literally he’s a fire-sex demon. See, told you he was hot. * winks. One of the Queen’s persona guards, he was the only choice to pick up the elusive princess. Problem is he’s just entered his team of heat, known as breedspawn, which makes this mission a whole lot more interesting. This characters burst off the pages and the connection between them is flammable with a capital F! While this is a part of a series it easily stands alone. I highly recommend it.
After seeing Zena in each of her sister's books, I was thrilled Heat Wave released! Bhyrne is certainly her match, and man, what a scorching hero he is! As always with Ms. Kinkaid, I spend as much time laughing as I do fanning myself when reading her books. Always a pleasure to see a new release from Taryn Kinkaid!
One of the things I love about the 1NS series is that, while they are a shared world, they are all so different. This is my first 1NS by Taryn Kincaid. I will admit, I was expecting a "I sent an email to Madame Eve and am so nervous for my match" type story. I love them, so I would have been super happy with that. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the way Tarn brought Madame Eve into this tale. Taryn created a very steamy 1NS with a fun world. The characters were likable and seeing them connect during this less than ideal situation was fun. I am looking forward to reading more Sleepy Hollow tales. This is not the first Sleepy Hollow 1NS she has written, but I never felt like I was "missing" key info or gaining spoilers by reading this one first. I do know who one of the couples will be, but I would know that from reading the synopsis of their story, so I did not feel it ruined anything for me.