Sunday, September 28, 2014

Recommended Read- Prymal Lust by Jianne Carlo

Title: Prymal Lust     

Series: Prymal Book 1

Author: Jianne Carlo

Publisher: Taliesin Publishing, LLC

Genre:    Paranormal Romance, Horror, Shapreshifter

(M/F, violence, oral sex)

Page Count: 116

Reviewer: Cassiopeia

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Publisher Blurb:

Is there a future for an aristocratic Wylfen female exiled for mating with a half-breed Rogue Wolf?

The primal call of Mate Claim sparks a battle among the three species of shifters
Wylfen, Feral, & Rogueand has for generations. These violent feuds incite hunts by humankind, driving shifters near extinction. To protect their people the aristocratic Wylfen ban the practice of Mate Claim. When a Rogue alpha claims a Wylfen female, the mated pair forms a coalition with a Feral male. An alliance is created: Prymal, a new species & pack born of Rogue, Wylfen, & Feral. And war begins

Tania, a Wylfen aristocrat, hooks up with a stranger right before her twin
s graduation from military college. Hours later, the bottom drops out of her world when shes introduced to Axe, her twins new SEAL instructor. Then she discovers hes a Feral Wolf, the archenemy of her people. Wylfen laws prohibit her from mating with a half-breed. If anyone finds out shes mated with Axe, exile is the least she has to fear

Review of book:

You know you have a winner when youre reading a book and feverishly begin plotting how much time youre going to have to wait until the next installment of the series comes out.  Prymal Lust had been recommended to me by more than one friend, and yet I hesitated to read and review the first installment in Jianne Carlos Prymal series.  What an idiot I was.  Prymal Lust was well written, suspenseful, and chock full of just the type of guy that I like: an alpha male that will move heaven and earth for his woman.  Except when her safety is at risk.  And let me tell you, Tania was in trouble of some sort more than she was out of it, so there were moments when she and her mate, Axe were at odds. Even then, I loved how Ms. Carlo allowed the characters to have a realistic discussion and work things through. 

Tania Prakov, as a Wylfen, appears to be part of the aristocracy in the shifter world.  One where, if you dont fit their narrow ideal of perfection, you can be assured that youll be hunted to the point of death.  Even having been brought up with this myopic ideal, Tania struggled with the traditional role of wife and uterine production engineer (read: baby maker) she was being groomed to play.  Desiring more out of life, she was allowed to attend culinary school and have a career that was independent of her familys dreams for her.  Shes also no prude, having taken lovers (all human) during her time living apart from her family, but shes discreet, careful that no hint of her alternate life reach anyone in the Wylfen community.

Then Axe happens.

Axe is her twin brother, Jazs SEAL instructor and happens to be a feral wolf.  The irony that Tania is his mate, and as such,knowing that casual physical contact would be deadly to them, is not lost on him.  His struggle to do what he thought would be best for Tania vs. what instinct (initially) was driving him towards, was interesting to watch.  He came across as a no-nonsense, kick-your-ass-now, ask-questions-later kind of guy, but surprised me with the depth of conscience and compassion he demonstrated towards his mate.  He genuinely wanted Tania to be happy, and within reason was willing to do whatever it took to achieve that with her.  Too often in these types of stories, you see one partner in the pairing giving in to the point of ridiculousness, and the other one inflexible as concrete.  Not the case with Prymal, and it gave me another reason to love the book.When Tania was in the wrong, shed say so, even when she had to take time and work things through for herself before admitting it. 

I didnt even mind their instant bonding, as I felt that it was explained well enough in the storys premise to be believable, and it actually helped ratchet up their sexual tension for me.  Believe me, even though the couple do the dance with no pantsvery early on in the book, it in no way diminishes their chemistry throughout the duration.  The author knew exactly what balance of emotion and smut to throw in the mix to ensure that Id be fanning myself religiously every time Tania and Axe got busy. 

Ill say it again I LOVED Prymal Lust, and heartily recommend it to anyone whos a fan of paranormal/military/alternate history genres.  I cant wait for the next installment to be released, because the secondary characters in this book were engaging, intriguing and hotter than hell.  Jianne Carlo has me hooked; and I dont care one bit. You might initially pick this story up for the panty dropping alpha male hero, but youll devour it to the last page because of its well written characters and
multi-layered plot.

                                        Five Shooting Stars!! 

1 comment:

Jianne Carlo said...

Thanks for taking the time to read Prymal Lust,Ca1ssiopeia. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it

FYI, Prymal Obsession is now available for pre-order at Amazon.