by Nicole Pouchet
Book: Elemental Myths #1
Publisher: Difference Press
Pub Date: April 1 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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Life is finally on track for fledgling stage actress Layla Cohen until she realizes her gorgeous new director, Sebastian, is the star of the erotic dreams which she’s been having for months. She could handle the uncomfortable work situation if not for the further evidence she’s losing her mind: The wind suddenly whooshes at her command; memories of a past life emerge; and she’s sure someone is trying to kill her.
Meanwhile, director Sebastian Tawanti is steering his small D.C. theater company into the big-time with his Incan mythology-based play. The culmination of his life’s work, he won’t let anything stand in the way of his play’s success–not his mother’s objections, not the inappropriate heat he feels for Layla, and not even the mysterious, empathic symptoms he’s experienced since meeting her.
LAYLA’S GALE is Book 1 of the four-book, paranormal romance / urban fantasy ELEMENTAL MYTHS romance series. Similar in subject matter, it is a lighter, more carefree read than Deborah Harness’ All Souls Trilogy. This paranormal romance series is sure to entice readers of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series and Marjorie M. Liu’s Dirk and Steele series. ELEMENTAL MYTHS follows four couples as they bond together in steamy romance, supernatural powers, and predestined battle to save modern mankind from the mysterious demise of the vanished Incan Empire.
As Layla and Sebastian struggle with new love and burgeoning power, a sinister force unravels to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Will they learn the truth behind the Incan script in time to save their lives, the love they’re destined to share, and the future of humanity?
My Review: Layla is just this ordinary girl who is trying to work and pay her bills during the day. It’s the night times that are hard for her. She has these dreams about a guy. Normally we would love to read about her dreaming of some steamy man. The only problem is that, she doesn’t know who this guy is.
So Layla decides to audition for a play that is run by Sebastian. Sebastian instantly feels the attraction between them. He has no idea how he knows this, let alone why its so strong. So what does he do? Break a rule of course! He will just casually go an d get to know her, which is not recommended because mixing things with business, always ends up messy. Even if things do work out, something always pops up, but since this connection is so strong Sebastian almost HAS to know her. Which I’m glad he broke his rule because, I ended up liking this character.
I do love the mythology brought into this story about Inca. It’s something different and always a good thing to read about something new.
So I really enjoyed this book and it deep keep my attention throughout. I just wished that some points of the book were stronger and slightly more detailed. Otherwise I really did enjoy the book and hop to get my hands on all the books that come next!
I love the myths, it was written well and you got a good sense of the Inca and what its all about. I liked that the dreams were more of visions/flashback but hey those dreams are still fun to read. Who knew they could have such sexy dreams.
DC is where everything is and I liked that. I mean I don’t read many books that take place in Washington, and I liked that change in scenery.