Excerpt From: Perfumed Heat
As Artemis reached out
to steady her, the delicate fragrance of lily of the valley embraced him. His
senses tingled, and he inhaled deeply. Then, along with the perfume, a far
more subtle, enticing scent reached Artemis, a spicy, completely arousing
scent. Moira was just entering the human version of heat.
The feral desire that had lain dormant in Artemis’s soul for so many years
roared to life, and the werewolf in him demanded
Mine! Mate her! Now!
Like a fist in his abdomen, desire shot through Artemis. Blood rushed from
his head to his cock, which immediately swelled and lengthened. His nostrils
flared as he inhaled Moira’s scent again. Why? Why this woman? A human woman’s
heat had never affected him before. He inhaled again her scent again. Her
rich, earthy aroma mixed with the perfume she wore enticed all his senses.
to have her!
At Artemis’s side, Brendan’s head snapped up and his nostrils flared.
Turning, he too stepped towards Moira.
Artemis’s reaction was immediate. He clamped his hand down on his son’s arm
and hauled him back away from the young woman who stood before them.
Brendan tensed and shot a challenging glare at his father.
Artemis tightened his hand and snarled, “Mine.”
Slowly, Brendan relaxed. Then he bowed his head to his father. “Yours.”
Artemis released him, turned back to Moira, and looked deep into her eyes. He
lifted his hand. “Come to me.”
PERFUMED HEAT is Judy May’s first outing for Ellora’s Cave. Artemis and
Moira are well-developed characters whose instant connection is intense and
believable. The sex is explosive, hot and heavy, leaving you gasping even
as you are riveted to the page. Despite its brevity, this is a
well-developed story with a full, complete plot. You almost can’t believe
that this is one of EC’s famous Quickies. The story sucks you in so
completely that you are wishing for more by the time you reach the final
page. Luckily, the author is promising more stories about Artemis’ children
in the near future. I, for one, can’t wait.
Reviewed by MeriBeth McCombs for
The Road to Romance
Rating: 4.5 Roses
PERFUMED HEAT is a short erotica (approx. 31 pages), but nonetheless is
packed with Ms. Mays’ trademark "heat within a story" writing talent....
This reviewer loves the realistic characterizations Ms. Mays does with her
werewolves, and the vivid erotic passions they feel. Although a short story,
this still leaves a reader feeling satisfied with the great ending, and then
have you searching out more of Ms. Mays’s books.
Reviewer: Kari Thomas
Perfumed Heat is Judy Mays' first title with Ellora's Cave, it is
also the first title of her shapeshifter series... The intensity of the
attraction between Moira and Artemis is palpable. The love scenes are hot
and flow nicely, and I found myself squirming on my chair more than once.
A definite must-read for werewolf/shapeshifter lovers, Perfumed Heat
is an appealing short story and I look forward to Ms. Mays' upcoming
Mireya Orsini, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Fast, fun, and sexy aptly describe this delicious little quickie from
Judy Mays. If you like werewolves and alpha men, you're going to adore
Artemis Gray. There is a lot of story and character packed into this short
tale, as well as a lot of heat. I'm hoping Ms. Mays has plans for future
stories about the Grays. If you're in the mood to howl at the moon, or
just liven up your lunch hour, PERFUMED HEAT is the perfect read!
Terrie Figueroa, Romance Reviews Today
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