Article first published as eBook Review: Lakeland Heatwave: Body Temperature and Rising by K D Grace on Blogcritics.
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 aback, confused and terrified, Marie finds herself becoming acquainted with a coven of witches who know exactly what’s going on with Marie, and how they can help her.
It quickly becomes apparent that the powers Marie never knew she had have unleashed a demon. A demon that the coven, The Elementals, had worked hard to bury. Deacon is a vile and dangerous creature and must not be allowed to continue roaming the fells. He knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it, even murder.
Marie, although scared of her powers, knows she’ll be safer if she learns about them and how they work so she can protect herself. And so her journey into the world of sex magic begins. Marie, her landlord Tim Meriwether and the members of the coven must all work together to summon enough power to beat evil Deacon. But can they do it, or will the demon continue to terrorise the fells?
Body Temperature and Rising is my favourite of K D Grace’s books so far. I don’t want to give anything away, but it has some very interesting and unique paranormal elements that I really enjoyed reading about. It was also incredibly erotic. The way the plot goes means that the sex is fully integrated into the book and is completely necessary. And trust me, there’s a lot of sex. Hot sex. So if you’re looking for a well-written, pacy and smokin’ hot paranormal romp, I’d point you towards this book. One warning, though. As soon as you’ve read it, you’ll want to read the next book immediately. I know I do!