Title: First Heat
Author: Jocelyn Modo
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Shape-Shifter, F/F, Lion
ISBN E-Book: 978-1419929175
Publisher: Ellora’s CaveReviewer: Stacey Krug
Shifter lion Kissa Alassane has finally gone into heat and she has never been consumed by such raging lust. Too bad her lioness is demanding she mate with Venor Brun, a tortured and deadly male with a dark past.
Too bad she can’t keep her hands, lips or any other part of herself off him. They must mate three times to complete their bond. Just once can’t hurt, she figures, just once to soothe her aching need and clear her head.
When once becomes twice, Kissa flees to Austin, Texas, hoping to lose Venor and others tracking her in the big city. But a pride of rogue shifters is killing and turning humans in Austin, and Kissa finds herself thrust into a full-scale battle for survival. And while Venor may be the only male who can save her, he might be the biggest threat of all…especially to her heart.
Reader Advisory: Contains a hot f/f scene. You know…just to break up all that sizzling shifter sex.
First Heat is a non-stop action packed story. It is a well written story about shape-shifter lion prides, deceit, mystery, and of course romance.
Kissa Alassane is a great heroine that will have you siding with her in seconds. Her kind and loving nature is something to be protected, especially considering her parents.
Venor Brun wants nothing more than to protect and love Kissa. However, his past comes back to haunt him and threatens the fragile relationship he has with Kissa.
When they do finally get together the sparks fly. The love scenes swung between erotic and sweet and sensual.
I really enjoyed the journey that these characters had to make. Some of the secondary characters added depth and humor to the tale. While others created the mystery and deceit that threatened all.
Jocelyn Modo spun a great tale and will leave you looking forward to the next story she set up at the end of First Heat.