Saturday, June 25, 2011

PYN Review of Lucas: A Black Cougar Novel by Eliza Gayle

Lucas: A Black Cougar Novel By Eliza Gayle
Review written by Morgan Wylie

Blurb from the book:

Kira MacDonald is in trouble. Plagued by false visions and erotic dreams of a man she’s never met, she fears losing both her psychic powers and her sanity. The cure? Finding and bonding with her mate. The stubborn red-haired warrior might not want one, but fate has other plans, plans that include her rescuing Lucas Gunn.
As the Guardian of his shape-shifting clan, Lucas Gunn lived a quiet, solitary life. Until he was kidnapped, examined, and tortured. Now imprisoned, his only tie to the outside world is the memory of his dreams and the passionate woman who appears nightly in them. He thought she was nothing more than a vision. Then she came for him. 

An uneasy alliance, a mating call that won’t be denied, rituals that must be honored, and unrelenting enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want. It all comes together in the first of Eliza Gayle’s sensational Black Cougar Series. Passion and Pride. Duty and Danger. In the end, there’s really only one choice…for Lucas.

Lucas is the first book in this paranormal shifter series by Eliza Gayle.

The rare black cougar shifters of the seclusive area of Dragon Trail have been burdened through heritage with the title of “Death Enforcers”. Lucas Gunn, the Guardian, is bound to his duty, until he unexpectedly meets his mate, but there are rules about mixing among the clans- rules that are not to be broken.

Lucas imprisoned in a cell- his only connection to anyone aside from his torturers is with a fiery red-headed woman who saunters into his dreams nightly and ultimately into his life. Unfortunately for Kira, her timely appearance into Lucas’ life, even if to rescue him from his tormentors, has him doubting her motives. She has enough to deal with being a woman from the MacDonald clan (a community of psychics) just entering into her mating cycle. According to the customs of her clan, if she is not mated before her cycle ends the council will determine her mental state and whether she is fit to live or sentenced to die. And on top of it all, she is marked.

This story kept me turning the pages with it’s fast-paced action scenes and steamy, passionate romps! There’s just something about a powerful, confident, and fiercely protective alpha-male shifter and a strong, feisty female character that keeps me coming back for more. Ms. Gayle has done a great job with these characters and setting the stage for the subsequent stories. I look forward to reading the rest of this series. If you’re in the mood for a little paranormal erotica, you won’t be disappointed! I give Lucas 4 out of 5 fangs.
Lucas is the first of this series. Followed by Kane, and then Malcolm. Visit Eliza Gayle’s website for excerpts from Lucas.

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