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Talon/Xavier (Bayou Heat #5-6)

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New Year. New Species. Welcome to the Wildlands.

TALON
After the tragic death of his parents when Talon was young, he’s dedicated his life to protecting the Pantera. To the strikingly gorgeous man, loyalty and honor mean everything. So it’s no surprise that he’s determined to treat Isi Rousseau as the enemy. If the elders believe she is a danger then he will do whatever nec
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Nook, 212 pages
Published July 8th 2013 by Laura Wright (first published July 6th 2013)
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Gi's Spot Reviews
Dec 09, 2015 Gi's Spot Reviews rated it liked it
Basic Info

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CC
Sep 29, 2015 CC rated it liked it
I finished this last night and as I sit down to write the review I still have no idea how to rate or review it. I am still interested in the overall story that threads through the books, but honestly some of the couples do not appeal to me. For example Talon was an enemies to lovers story - which I don't love. But do not hate. Xavier was a best friend's little sister/forbidden/friends to lovers story which I generally really dislike. But...

For me Xavier's story was better - I think in general I
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Michelle
Jul 07, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
As with the previous installments in this series, my only complaint is the length. I want longer stories. I would honestly read full-length novels with this series and be so happy.

I highly recommend this series on a whole- the authors have very cohesive writing styles. They work so well together. I don't think a lot of authors could pull off a series with another another writing part of it; but these two are doing fantastic at it. The world is seamless between the authors. I appreciate that.

Cou
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Dee
3.5 Stars but closer to 4 hence star rating.....

Still think each story is a bit too short, the romance between the couples are a bit thin and the declaration of love is coming way too fast but am enjoying the on-going story so willing to plod on.
Sandy
Jul 08, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
Talon/Xavier are the 5th and 6th storylines in the Bayou Heat series by Ivy and Wright. Focusing on the search for the betrayer to the Pantera species, this particular installment moves the storyline closer to the identity of the person(s) responsible for the illness sweeping through the Bayou and the threat to Raphael’s pregnant mate. With no new births in over two decades, the Pantera population is praying for a miracle to save Raphael and Ashe’s baby.

With the search focusing on a tattoo parlo
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Amyiw
These have been fun 3 1/2 stars on the high side but I think 3 in a row and I'm burned out. It is the same story happening in the background and hasn't gone very far. Here we get more proof of the evilness of the elders. Another cliffhanger for the next book with the "other" half and evil sister. It is pretty obvious that good and bad both have to exist.

So the couples may have been a little better in this one but the instant love of the first was no different than the stories so far, though fall
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Amanda
Jan 10, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Talon
What can I say about Talon??? First I LOVE his character, he took me to my happy place...lol. I was glad that Talon stood up for Isi, in the end his love came first.
The Elders are pissing me off in this series though, something fishy going on with them....AND Chayton alive??? I had a feeling he might be but never thought I might be right.
Alexandria Ivy really hit it out of the ball park with this one, I loved her others in this series too but from her side of writing Talon is BY FAR my fav
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Deb
Nov 26, 2012 Deb rated it really liked it
Both great stories, hoping Ashe and Isi recover fully and the baby.
Hoping they all can find a way to do away with Shapki and return Chayton to their lives.

Loads of intensity, loving, drama and great tight knit community
✼Danielle✼
**4 stars**
Talon by Alexandra Ivy (#5)
Talon and Isi

Xavier by Laura Wright (#6)
Xavier and Amalie

Read 22nd July 2013
The story is progressing in each new novella.
Ppchristhan
Dec 08, 2013 Ppchristhan rated it really liked it
these are short but sweet stories. bayou heat is seriously heating up.easy reads
Jennifer Lyon
Dec 10, 2012 Jennifer Lyon rated it it was amazing
Loved this and now can't wait for the next Bayou Heat book!
Dotti Elrick
Jan 26, 2014 Dotti Elrick rated it really liked it
This is two very short stories. The continuing story of the Pantera, puma shifters living in the Bayou of Louisiana. This is one series that must be read in order. The individual stories are more like long chapters of a longer book.

With their magic lands dyeing, and mated couples no longer able to conceive, the Pantera are desperate for answers. When the leader of their "suits" (diplomats) Raphael, unknowingly gets a local human woman, Ashe, pregnant, this child may hold the cure they have been
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AnnaSalvatore
Mar 21, 2016 AnnaSalvatore rated it liked it
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Cover/Gestaltung
Dieser Band gefällt mir von der Gestaltung her am besten!
Das Cover wirkt etwas hübscher durch die Ranke am Rücken, und die blaue Schrift gefällt mir sehr.
Nebeneinander sehen die Bücher auch sehr hübsch aus.

Meinung
Wie schon gewohnt ist eine Geschichte von Alexandra Ivy, eine von Laura Wright enthalten.
Bisher mag ich Laura Wrights Geschichten wirklich einen Tick lieber, da sie noch einen gewissen Humor hat und es nicht immer
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Tania
Mar 19, 2013 Tania rated it it was amazing
"Bayou Heat: Talon - Xavier" by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright. Book 5 & 6 in the Bayou Heat series.

TALON

Talon is just coming home from the hunt for the traitors that are destroying his homeland. But he's not that happy now, because Raphael, his leader, has assigned him to babysitting duty to Ashe's sister, Isi. Raphael has put Isi in Talon's old house, and when he finds her, she's in his bedroom, in HIS bed!

Isi is not happy in the Wildlands. She has litterally been sick since she's been tak
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Lilian
Jan 13, 2016 Lilian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Du hast gesagt, das hier wäre dein Zimmer." Er strich ihr mit dem Daumen über die Unterlippe, und bei dieser Berührung durchfuhr sie ein Stoß der Erregung. "Ich teile es mit dir."

Inhalt:
Wie schon in den Bänden zuvor, so ist das Buch auch hier wieder in zwei Teile geteilt. Einen den Alexandra Ivy schreibt und den anderen von Laura Wright.
Begonnen wird es mit der Geschichte von Talon, einem wilden aber trotzdem liebevollen Pantera der sich zum Schutz seines Volkes berufen fühlt. Damit niemand in
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Djg
Nov 16, 2014 Djg rated it really liked it
#5 Talon & Isi
The ongoing mystery unfolds further. We find out that Isi & Ashe are twins and their father was a Shayman. We also find out that the Pantera's enemies are trying to find him.

Just having Isi in the Wildlands helps Ashe control the strange illness afflicting her pregnancy. Problem is, being in the Wildlands makes Isi physically sick/nauseous. The only thing that settles her is Talon. He is at first distrustful of her but he quickly is attracted.

The couple are both likable but
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The Window Seat
Aug 07, 2013 The Window Seat rated it liked it
This is the third book of the Bayou Heat series I have read and reviewed and I’ve got to tell you, I’m hooked! These Puma shifters, called Pantera, live in the Wildlands of the Bayou in Louisiana. The problem is, that it’s failing. The magic of the Wildlands has slowly been failing over the years. It began about fifty years earlier… the females stopped having young and then other things happened slowly. Everyone was looking for the cure, and in the midst of it all, a child was conceived. Now, th ...more
Sonia Cristina
Aug 10, 2013 Sonia Cristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-books
TALON
This was my favorite novella in this book. Loved the romance between Talon and Isi, the recent discovered twin sister to Ashe. 25 years ago, Chayton, the Shaman to the Panteras, had a vision in which his first child would be the doom to the Pantera. Isi was the first baby born and the Chayton had to run with her.
Now, Isi was taken to the Wildlands to help her sister during the problematic pregnancy. She's the only one that gives strenght to Ashe and Raphael won't let the Elders harm her. A
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Christy Duke
And now we've got more Pantera's, curses, doom, hope, etc. etc.

Talon by Alexandra Ivy was a really good read although I sort of felt like something was missing. I'm sure it was just me and the author wrote a story in par with the others written. Talon was hot and Isi was a pain in the butt, but in a good way. I would have liked some more answers as to why Isi gets sick from the Wildlands and maybe some more insight into what she might be able to cure about the Pantera's downfall. But, overall an
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Theresa
Nov 22, 2015 Theresa rated it really liked it
I wish I could rate both of these separately because I hate Talon, but love Xavier. So though it'd be 2/5, I gave it a 4.

1) Talon is an insensitive, hypocritical dork who doesn't care about anyone but himself. I’m beginning to think these guys haven’t been taught any manners. No wonder sometimes the mates kick them out to get re-schooled in how to act around others.

2) Xavier. Now this is what I wanted. The best one yet. I love Xavier. Once he got over his initial reluctance, he became the eff
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Karen
Feb 06, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
This book is another fine addition to this series of puma shifters! I love how the overall story continues throughout each book as a new couple gets mated. I would like each story to be a bit longer to learn more about each pairing, but at least we get to keep up with them a small bit in each book. The cliffhanger endings to each one though can be a bit rough. Thankfully I waited long enough to be able to get the first six books as a collection so I could read them all back to back. And I just p ...more
Michelle
Jan 16, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
As with the previous installments in this series, my only complaint is the length. I want longer stories. I would honestly read full-length novels with this series and be so happy.

I highly recommend this series on a whole- the authors have very cohesive writing styles. They work so well together. I don't think a lot of authors could pull off a series with another another writing part of it; but these two are doing fantastic at it. The world is seamless between the authors. I appreciate that.

Cou
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Donna
Dec 30, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it
What can I say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers. This is such a fun series to read. Great characters, great chemistry between the main characters, great writing, and a wonderfully imaginative side story concerning the threats facing the Pantera. What is especially impressive is that both authors accomplish so much in terms of character development and overall plot advancement within the shorter novella length.

After each novella, I decide that the male in that story is my favouri
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Darla
Nov 29, 2012 Darla rated it liked it
This book was cool to read, the language is rather dirty and to the point so I like that off the top. I really liked Isi and Talon's characters, he was so arrogant and playful AND DAMNED SEXY and she was edgy and sweet! He was my kind of man, or cat depending on how you want to go!! I think he was my favorite character so far in the series besides Jean-Baptiste and his tats and piercings. Xavier was ok too, he got on my nerves with the whole over protective stuff with Amalie though. I was glad w ...more
Paulina
Jul 14, 2013 Paulina rated it liked it
**SPOILERS, BEWARE**

Things are finally coming to a head now that the big bad has shown up. In Talon there was barely enough time for Isi to figure out her feelings for Talon before the story ended. And what was the deal with her blood? We never get a satisfactory answer, not even when she's mentioned in the second half. She's just suddenly released from quarantine with no reason why. Xavier was better since there was at least a history with Amalie. But then it ends with another freaking cliff-ha
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Terree
Jul 20, 2013 Terree rated it really liked it
This is the third book of the Bayou heat series I have read and reviewed and I’ve got to tell you, I’m hooked! These Puma shifters, called Pantera, live in the Wildlands of the Bayou in Louisiana. The problem is, that it’s failing. The magic of the Wildlands has slowly been failing over the years. It began about fifty years earlier… the females stopped having young ans then other things happened slowly; evil crept in! Everyone was looking for the cure, and in the midst of it all, a child was con ...more
Patricia
Sep 07, 2013 Patricia rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS SERIES! Talon and Isi's story was touching. She grew up with no family then learns of a sister who only she can help. Talon is told that she could be the destruction of his home and people..YET...he feels a draw to her. After all you can't fight what is meant to be.

Xavier and Mel: Xavier has fought his attraction to his best friends sister forever. Mel has crushed on Xavier for over ten years but is not willing to let it alone any longer. She sets out to seduce him and lets face fac
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Margaret
Jul 10, 2013 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, bought, st
Another great addition to the Bayou Heat series - my only complaint is that the stories are too short (which doesn't detract from the content of the stories, I just want more!)

Both stories are well developed and are able to focus on the main characters while continuing to develop the overall Pantera story line.

Kudos to Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright for being able to pen a series together that is delivered with a consistent voice. The dual authorship of the series only serves to help deliver a
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Debbie
Aug 21, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters
parts 5 and 6 tell Talon and Xavier's tales.

Talon is to protect the only hope that Ashe has, her sister, from the Elders. he aint too happy about it, but neither is she. something about Talon settles Isi, but they have no idea why, or where it will lead.

Xavier is a geek! and his best friends sister has the hots for him, and will stop at nothing to get him, especially as her brother is currently quarantined with Isi (although that bit isnt explained very well so i never did figure out why!) but X
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Janice Hougland
Jul 09, 2013 Janice Hougland rated it it was amazing
I haven't read the first through fourth books in this series yet, but have already bought them and now will go back and read them...as this fifth book was terrific! I love shifters and cats are among my faves. Talon and Xavier are described so well by the author as to appear real to the reader...real enough to feel their feelings, especially their euphoria when they find their true mates. Their true mates, Isi and Amalie respectively, are not weak, clinging females that are hard to consider as h ...more
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“Holy shit. Talon truly was a Hunter.
He went straight for the kill.”
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