Bayou Heat II Tour

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I remember my first paranormal romance. JR Ward’s DARK LOVER. I’d never read anything like it, and I instantly fell in love. But looking back, I’m trying to decide if I fell in love with the characters because they were just freaking awesome, or because they were vampires. Would I have loved them if they were say… firefighters? Maybe. Probably, knowing how genius Ward is. But the vampire element really is/was a huge factor. Danger, diet of blood, highly sexual, fiercely protective.

What was your first paranormal romance?
And what about it made you swoon?

Bayou Heat Series

Bayou Heat

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

Available Now:

ONLY $0.99

Kindle / Nook

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.

Bayou Heat - books 3 and 4

Bayon & Jean-Baptiste

Bayou Heat Series, #3 and #4

Available now for Only $0.99

Amazon / B&N / Kobo

The fight continues in the Wildlands. Facing extinction, the Pantera have been given a miracle. A child. The first one in over fifty years. But even as they prepare to celebrate, the enemy strikes, putting at risk the fragile female who carries the hope of their people.

Charming, drop-dead gorgeous Hunter Bayon is thirsting for revenge on the enemies who slipped into the Wildlands and attacked Ashe and her vulnerable child. Pledging to track down the cowards, Bayon goes on the hunt, pursuing the humans to a nearby town. But searching their shabby hideaway, he makes a discovery that shocks him to his very soul and might very well destroy the heart of the Pantera.

Tattooed and pierced, sexy Nurturer Jean-Baptiste has been living in utter isolation. His cat is out of control, and the only thing that soothes the beast is a rare mineral he keeps inking into his skin. Until he meets her: Genevieve Burel. The beautiful and buttoned-up female puma is unlike anyone he’s ever met. She makes his cat purr, and he knows he must possess her, mate with her. But the secret she’s keeping might threaten not only their unbridled passion for one another, but the very future of the Pantera race.


4/12- Book Monster Reviews / Literal Addiction

4/13- Book Lovin’ Mamas

4/13-  Cocktails and Books

4/14- Paranormal Book Club

4/15-   Page Flippers

4/15 – Writerspace Blog

4/16-  Paranormal Haven

4/17-  The Reading Cafe 

4/18-  All The Fun Starts After Dark

4/19-  Books-n-Kisses

4/20-  Under the Covers

4/21-  Riverina Romantics

4/22-  Urban Girl Reader

4/23-   GraveTells

4/24-  Close Encounters With The Night Kind

4/25-  Romancing The Book

4/25-  Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!

4/26-  My Secret Romance

4/27-  Salacious Reads

4/28-  Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews

4/29-  I Smell Sheep

4/30-  Mimmi’s Musings

5/01-  Alexx Mom Cat’s Gateway

5/02-  Reading Between The Wines

5/03-  Mad Hatter Reads

5/04-  Bookin It Reviews

5/05-  Date With A Book

5/06-  Books, Books & More Books

5/06-  Curling Up With A Good Book

5/07-  The Jeep Diva

5/08-  Night Owl Reviews

About Laura:

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.

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

Alexandra and Laura are giving away the following prizes on their tour:

Grand Prize:  $50.00 gift Card to Amazon or B&N

Runners-Up:  FIVE Runners-Up will receive an eBook of Bayon/Jean-Baptiste and a Bayou Heat SWAG Pack

(If you haven’t read the first book Raphael/Parish you can substitute for that book)

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Maria D.

Thank you for spotlighting this series – it sounds really great and I’m looking forward to reading the books. Thanks also for the giveaway


Love this series! still can’t decide now which of the Bayou boys are my favorite yet 😀 especially after reading Bayon & Jean-Baptiste’s book 🙂


Elizabeth P

ooooo yumm covers!

Elizabeth P

*eyeroll* sorry ….yummy covers

Lori Meehan

Great covers. I’m not ashamed that I might pick a book by the cover


My very first paranormal was Dark Lover. I still remember the day when I bought Z’s book cause I thought the plot sounded interesting, but then as obsessed as I am with reading a series in order, I went back and got the 1st and 2nd books, and for a bargain too! Ah..I got a whole set for my sis later too!
I’m ready to make way for the pumas now, thanks for this series attraction, I’m looking forward to reading them.


i just bought the first two books in series…waiting for third one so i can read all together…love the Guardian’s series..


love the sound of this series…..put it on my TBR list!

Teresa Kleeman

I am very fortunate to have met Ms. Alexandra. Her books are so awesome. I am so glad to be able to follow this blog and learn more about her and Laura’s new book series.

Thank you so much, for letting us know about this series. I’m looking forward in reading it.

Sandy Lion

I love both these authors and really think this is an excellent series so far. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Sophia Rose

My first paranormal was Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. I have since moved to quite a few lower impacting series. Haha!

This series sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Monica V.

I bought the first 2 books but haven’t had time to read them yet. As soon as I finish my next to reads they will be read next. Sounds like a great series!


My first PNR was Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. Having been a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I needed a fix. I love her earlier books the best, the dark, tortured heroes that were thousands of years old and had the baggage to prove it. I love the humor, the passion and the connecting storylines of the first few books.

Miranda W

This looks really hot

Susan A

On a walk-about this day over the Internet and found this tour intriguing. Bayou Books 1 and 2 sound absolutely fascinating not to mention scaldingly good reads. I’m off to Amazon to collect the goods. Tally-ho on the rest of your tour.


Haven’t read any of the books, but they sound intriguing and the covers look amazing.Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan H.

My first paranormal was Jeaniene Frost’s Cat & Bones’ “Night Huntress” series. Bones will always be THE alpha vampire that I compare all others to! Coming in a right after that was Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series. And, yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the BDB. I feel so blessed to have a choice of so many great authors- including Larissa Ione, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Molly Harper, Lynsay Sands, and I also count Diana Gabaldon (“Outlander”) because time travel IS paranormal, right?

Veronica De Luna

Love this series! Thank you for hosting!


Looking forward to reading this series!

pam howell

I have 1st 4 ?? Books 1/2 and 3/4 in massive TBR pile
NICE covers – Looking forward to your world


I love paranormal romance — especially shifters. This aught to be an awesome read. Thanks for the tour 😉


I forgot to tell you…My first paranormal was either Gena Showalter’s Darkest Night #1 of her Dark Lords Series or Jennifer Ashley/Allyson James Dragon Heat #1 of her Dragon Series. I think both series were just awesome!

Maggie Malia


Kimberly B

I love this series 🙂

Raonaid Luckwell

Loved the first book. It was a fast and great read. I have book two on my kindle but haven’t had a chance to read it yet

Marlene Breakfield

This sounds like a great book.

pam howell

looking forward to your world!!!