Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review & Giveaway - Heat Wave by Taryn Kincaid

Heat Wave
Taryn Kincaid
Get Swept Away
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?
Genre: Erotic paranormal romance  
About the Author:
Taryn is an Olympic caliber athlete egg roller 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 COFFEE.) Wait. Is that something…sparkly?
Taryn hangs around a lot on Facebook and Twitter with her trillions of fans and pops in at Goodreads from time to time. You can catch her on her website,, and her blog, where she lives for comments! She implores you to buy her books so she can retire.

Holy freeze gun, Batman. The words died before she managed to expose them to air. Her mouth snapped shut.

One of the Queen's guards stood before her, huge and tall, nearly twice the size of most of the other males in the joint, a hella hunka supernatural male. Clearly not human, although Hugo Boss'd to his Adam's apple in an apparent bid to fit in among the humans trolling for hot sex, illicit drugs, watered-down booze and loud music. Beneath the fabric of the unstructured designer suit, the toned muscles of a demonic warrior rolled like tidal waves. Even without the small lapel pin the uninformed might mistake for the The Rolling Stones' logo, she'd recognize him for a captain of the guard. Maybe the Queen's own Captain.

Hellfire and cotton candy. Trouble. T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

But, by the goddess, whattahottie! Despite her certainty that his presence in the club corridor boded ill for her, the force of her sudden hunger shook her.

Like lightning.


A desperate bolt out of the blue.

Instant connection to him on the paranormal plane, as if he'd wrapped her aura in gold chains and tugged her to him. But did that fast lane to heaven run one way or two?

A grim expression straightened the lines of what otherwise might have been a generous, sensuous mouth. A military buzz cut had weed-whacked hair the color of iron. And it didn't stop there. Without doubt, metal fortified every single cell in the massive male's body, pure titanium flowing in his veins. The stern planes and angles of a hard-edged, swoon-worthy face set grimly as cement. Though he lounged in the hallway like any Archie or Jughead waiting in line to discharge his rented beer in a urinal, he exuded authority, his carriage and bearing such that he made the others look like a pack of Twizzlers. Oh. Yeah. More than a mere guardsman, she guessed. An enforcer.


~~~~~~MY REVIEW~~~~~

Heat WaveHeat Wave by Taryn Kincaid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me start by saying I am a fan of the Sleepy Hollow series and 1Night Stand collection. While this book fits in with the Sleepy Hollow series I thought it was stretched to fit the 1Night Stand requirements. It did not really feel like the typical 1NS and really felt forced. There was a definite moment when the characters could have gotten together without Madame Eve and the story still would have flowed nicely.

Aside from that complaint I really enjoyed the book! The story was engaging and interesting. And the characters dynamic.

Zena is a little much at first. She really straddles the line between sexually confident and slutty. But she is a succubus so it sort of suits her. I love all her sass! She is a really spunky gal once you get to know her! She is just sassy enough to pull it off!

Bhyrne is one sexy fire demon!! And the way he fights his attraction to Zena is commendable. But the way he gives in is even better!! Sign me up when the next Fire Sex Demon goes into breedspawn!

The steam factor here is off the charts! I mean come on the book starts with a BJ and a touch of voyeurism  Super naughty!! I believe the lust between the two but am not sure about love. There was a definite liking in the whole attraction. Loads of lust here and plenty of attraction. I can imagine they will develop into a great love from the burning passion they show in this book.

I really liked the visit with Max and Dagney as well! They are one of my fav couple in the series!!

I really would love to hear more happening in Sleepy Hollow. Ms Kincaid has created an intriguing place there and the 1NS books gave it a wonderful start. It would be fantastic to see the series make the jump to longer stories and perhaps take the leap into a full length novel. I always want more story when I enjoy the writing and this is definitely one of those cases!! There is so much potential in the future of this series!

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  1. I'd pick Healing Hearts cause I have it on my TBR list for a while now. Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. They all sound great, but I think I'd go with Lighting.

  3. Hi. Thanks for hosting.

    Note: The giveaway is for one tour-wide winner to receive a book of their choice from Taryn's novels. I will have this corrected later today.

  4. Blizzard sounds like my kind of read!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. this looks some good reading.

  6. Thanks for the great review. I love finding books to keep my summer hot. I would love to read Healing Hearts.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


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