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Body Temperature and Rising

(The Lakeland Witches Trilogy #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  29 reviews
American transplant to the Lake District, MARIE WARREN, didn’t know she could unleash demons and enflesh ghosts until a voyeuristic encounter on the fells ends in sex with the charming ghost, ANDERSON, and night visits from a demon. To help her cope with her embarrassing and dangerous new abilities, Anderson brings her to the ELEMENTALS, a coven of witches who practice rar ...more
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published June 29th 2012 by Xcite Books (first published November 13th 2011)
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Dianna Hardy
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Erotic Flashes -

5 Flashes / stars
Heat rating: 5

Why did I take so long to read this book??? This is a 5 star read for its genre. Having tried to read paranormal erotica in the past, I've constantly been disappointed with plot - or lack of. THIS story has one hell of a plot, worthy of any you find in a good paranormal romance, but it's focus is on the sex, and how the characters get from plot point A, to plot point B, via SEX. Which of course, is what make
Lucy Felthouse
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As a paranormal fan, as well as a fan of K D Grace's work, I've long been looking forward to this book. Now, having read it, I'm chomping at the bit to read the next two in the trilogy.

Body Temperature and Rising is the first story in the Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, which is set in England's beautiful Lake District. It tells the tale of Marie Warren, an American living in England who, after a voyeuristic sexual encounter on the fells, discovers that she has some kind of magical powers. Taken abac
3 stars.

"Our lives are only reflections experienced through the mirrors of our personalities and our psyches."

The one word I could use to describe this book is boring. For some reason it just bored me. Usually I am hard pressed to put a book down but continuing to read this felt like a chore.

I did want to know what happened but there just was not anything in there that left me feeling like I wanted to keep reading. We didn't get to see enough of the characters for me to be fully invested in
Oct 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
I didn't like it. It was just plain weird. Would have made a good porn film, a lot of sex and not much story. I was glad to get to the end of it, and then I just felt "What was all that about???!"
Oct 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle
Free on kindle. Odd. I need a bit more plot to have made me want to read this. I got to the point where I was like, "Could we just talk? "
Amy B
Jul 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I still don't know how I feel about this book...? It was a little too much for me. I like the idea that it was romance about ghosts, which was different. That is about all I can say.
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The storyline completely took me by surprise, I thought how can you make a sexy erotic book work about ghosts, would it be similar to the Entity back in the early 80's, I was a little worried it may be too corny...oh wrong could I be.....!
I had only read a few short stories from KD Grace before; so I was so looking forward to reading a full novel from her; especially her latest book.

Body Temperature and Rising is the first in a trilogy from this NEW Heatwave series. I adore supernatura
Dark Haven
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
RATED: 4.5
Marie Warren has left her life in the states to start anew at Lacewing cottage in England. Her plan to find new direction in her life is forgotten as she finds herself thrown into a world of ghosts and demons. In her innocence, she has unleashed Deacon, a demon from the past, who is determined to destroy the leader of the local witch’s coven and all in her circle in payback for her taking his life a century earlier. For the coven to survive, Marie and her landlord, Tim Meriwether, mus
Ronda  Tutt
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Elemental Erotica!

This was my first Elemental Erotica and let me tell you "Wooooo!" It was an interesting take on the duties the elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth have serving as Riders for Ghost. These riders are sexual witches that provide relief for ghost and have the power just by touch to turn them to flesh so they can seek their relief sexually.

The book started out slow the first few chapters of the book but then it kicked in and after being invested of learning the characters and t
Nov 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
The title of this book is pretty darn indicative of what you're going to get when you read it. For the love of all things steamy, this is one HOT read. Now, before you read any further, I should let it be known that I have a bit of a kink when it comes to paranormal, ghostly sex. As in, I enjoy figuring out how a non-corporeal being is going to manage to have dirty, sweaty sex with a living person. What? It's all about the journey, right? And this journey was both hot and fun.

K.D. Grace has laid
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it

So, I read these NOT in order, and particularly adored the 3rd book in the trilogy. Getting the opportunity to read and review all three is a bonus! This book manages to combine witches, ghosts, demons, humans and a healthy chunk of danger threatening, and does it with style.

Of course, having very randy characters that are both open minded and sexually free with their bodies and emotions is a draw – although I did appreciate the frequent and bawdy sex, there were a few characters that I would h
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Lakeland Heatwave Trilogy gets off to an intriguing start in this sexy yet action-packed story that starts out slow but quickly gains speed. For American Marie, a sexy dream introduces her to a whole new world of witches, magic, and sex. As she learns the true extent of her abilities she realizes the deadly demon she's unleashed, Deacon, seeks to destroy all and only the Elementals coven can stop him. Joining her in her journey is Tim and together their connection will get them through the d ...more
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What can I say besides that I love this book. Truly love it. I have tried a couple of books that involve sex and ghosts and they always fell short. I got this as a free read and I am soo glad I gave it a chance. Usually not a fan of romance ghost books this book worked the ghost into the story perfectly. The whole idea if sex magic and why it was needed is really brilliant. This story is so well written I don't know what to say. This story had ALOT of sex but it also had romance and love. It had ...more
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness! I am not generally a paranormal romance reader, but something about this book caught my interest and wow am I glad I read it. The book is about Marie and her ability to have sex (and I mean HOT sex) with ghosts, which is very weird, but somehow does K.D. Grace really make this seem natural. It is so hot, I thought my Kindle was going to melt. And I loved the suspense. This book had me gripped from the get-go and I could not put it down. I would encourage anyone who is a traditional ...more
Debi Hursh
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: britbabes
“I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review”
This is a must read for you paranormal readers!
Very sexy read from K.D. Grace. If you like to read about witches and ghosts than this one would be great for you.
What a great way to start off a book with a little voyeurism on a rocky path in the fog. The fog made it more mysterious since the others couldn’t see her. Well that’s what she thought at first. Who would have known watching this tryst would change her life forever. Th
Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
It takes a few chapters to actually work out who's real and who isn't, but all in all a good story - could have been a bit better on the detail for the plot, which would have made it easier to "get" what was going on in the first place, because that part was still quite sketchy and gave the feeling that you should have read another book first to find out who was who, what had happened to them, and why they were there. Not a bad read though, good fun
Karen S
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a paranormal story filled with fantastic writing and sizzling sex, this is the book for you. Right from the get go you're transported into a steamy world chock full of witches, ghosts and sex magic. What more could you want? The story is extremely intriguing and it was definitely a case of one more chapter, another one, end of the book!
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was the first paranormal book I have tried after it was recommended to me. It is a must read for any fans paranormal erotic fans. It has some amazing paranormal elements and is incredibly erotic. I really enjoyed the imagery the author used to draw you into the story.
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this and parts I did but it just was too much or not enough. I don't know. It just felt awkward and made me Burt's out laughing at the absurdity. Such a disappointment after the pet shop trilogy, especially as the supernatural setting offered such potential.
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
wow, this was way more than I thought it would be . Lots of details and action with plenty of sex.
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
It was ok, but too much sex. Left nothing to the imagination. I gave it a 3 star.
Kitty Harriet
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i can't wait for part 2!!! This book was epic
Sep 29, 2012 marked it as kindle-i-own-to-read
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Nicole Raymor
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Not my kinda book. The sex was hot but the paranormal aspect was too strange for me to wrap my head around. I will not continue with this series.
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was slow at first and took me a bit to wrap my head around the story line. Overall, I liked the story of "sex magic."
Audio book is free on itunes right now!
Linda P
Oct 11, 2012 marked it as to-read
I knew what sort of book this was, and I'm not a prude but unfortunately the first use of the 'c' word put me completely off reading it.
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