Tale of Seduction
the fact that this story is way too short for my taste, it was a well-plotted
page-turner taking place in the mystical Bayou of Louisiana where anything can
happen and does. Max LeBlanc is a werewolf who hears a calling to head to the
city from the comfort of his Bayou home. When he gets there he instantly
understands why. There in the mist of all the partying of New Orleans' French
Quarter Max finally finds his mate. As he watches the woman he longs for he
plans a seduction to make her his.
Boudreaux and her mother left the Bayou years before. Having to return for work
purposes, Garnet and her friends head out for a night on the town where she
meets Max and runs into her Aunt Madeline. Her aunt tells her that she must run
and go to her grandmother quickly because she is needed desperate. Not really
liking the idea she realizes she has no choice, so Garnet goes to the Bayou to
see what is happening.
is running out of time. He must mate on the full moon and that ends this
evening. Can he mate with Garnet in time? And if he does and she is not the
perfect mate for him what will their future be?
novella takes the everyday werewolf theme and adds a little magic of the Bayou.
I was very impressed with how much characterization the author packed into such
a short story. Paranormal fans will love the twists and turns into the
shapeshifter realm that Maddie takes in this story.
Boudreaux is going home. Not back to her nice little apartment in New York City
, but to her childhood home in the bayou. She doesn't want to go, and isn't
certain what will be waiting for her when she arrives. But standing there in
the voodoo shop on Bourbon Street , in the middle of one helluva party, she's
told by Madame Madeleine Dupuis that she has no choice. She presses two pouches
into Garnet's hands, wraps a red cape around her, and tells her she must go—and
go now—to see to her grandmother.
LeBlanc spies the lovely red-head across the street and knows in a heartbeat
she is the one. A rougarou always knows when he's met his mate. Some may call
him a lycanthrope, a werewolf if you will, but in Cajun bayou lands he's known
simply as The Rougarou. He'd waited several hundred years for this moment, and
for her. There is nothing left for him to do, but mark her and claim her as his
the Author from the back of her book:
James is widely published in fiction and non-fiction. With six novels in
paperback, one in hardcover, and one e-published, she's most excited about her
upcoming releases with Resplendence Publishing.
non-fiction work lies predominately in academia, with several dozen articles,
training manuals, and book chapters in print. She's been a contributor the last
several years to the Newspaper Association of America's annual literacy day
tabloid, in syndication to over 400 newspapers. She's worked with a children's
education publisher to develop literacy materials for early childhood teachers.
an educator, she has over twenty-eight years of professional experience under
her belt. Her day job working for a non-profit literacy organization only fuels
her passion for books and reading as she sees first hand how learning to read
can change people's lives. She spends a large portion of her day-job time
working with schools, and supporting literacy in families, on American Indian
a Libra, she strives to balance her time wisely—not that she always
succeeds. The day job, the kids and grandkids and granddogs, those pesky
yard-sale junk projects that nag at her, her plants (inside and out), that "to
be read" pile of books, that elusive cookbook project she's worked on for
years (she's a former Home Economics teacher), and a plethora of characters and
unfinished stories in her head often make that task a challenge. But she tries.
Really. She does.