Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blade by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright - Review and Excerpt


From New York Times Bestselling authors Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright, comes 


a new novella in their Bayou Heat Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights

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Author: Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright
Publication Date:  8 August 2016
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Series:  Bayou Heat, book 23
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Shifter
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 5 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

Sexy Suit, Blade was held captive and abused for decades. Benson Enterprises was desperate to use his superior blood to create super soldiers. But when he’s finally rescued, he can’t return to the Wildlands with the other prisoners. Not without the female he was forced to watch being impregnated. The female who has gone missing.

Beautiful and broken, Valli just wants to run away and never look back. But with the shocking news of her pregnancy fresh in her mind, she wonders if that’s even possible. Told by her captors that one of the caged animals assaulted her, she knows she must do everything in her power to keep her unborn child safe. But when a glorious male tracks her down and claims her and her baby as his own, will she have the strength to walk away?


My Review:

Blade is one of my favorite Bayou Heat novellas in a while.  I feel like the authors gave us a fresh look into the world of Pantera while still staying true the current story. When you have had a story that has gone on for 23 books, even if they are novella's it is easy for that story to get bogged down in the muck and stuck in patterns that cause each book to sound exactly the same but Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright always find a way to make each relationship feel fresh.  Each book has it's own twists and turns that carry us forward in the story without making it seem like the plot is dragging and stagnant.  I always know the when I enter the world of the Pantera I will find a relationship to love, characters that I have missed and new one that I want to know more about.  I will want to know the next part of the story to bringing the Pantera 'back to life'...which is a wonderful theme in this book.

Blade and Valli's story is one of courage, faith, love, and life.  It is the story of two people put in a horrific situation who not only over come their own personal battles but ultimately fight for each other and for their baby.  It's about taking a more than difficult situation and making just the best out of it but making it your future, about growing through it and breaking through any obstacle to protect the ones you love.

It is a theme that you will find in all the Pantera books but even more so in this one.  Valli and Blades passion and courage are beautifully written about and wonderful to read.  You will have all the feels with this one.  If you haven't read the Pantera series yet don't worry you 'll be okay to pick this one up and start here though I highly recommend going back to the beginning.  I know you're like but,'s 23 books.  Well, yeh, kinda.  Each of those is novella length so don't run scared, it won't take you any time to get caught up and trust me it will be so worth it.  If you are a fan of this series don't stop reading now, grab this one up and get sucked back into the bayou, you won't regret it!




Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library. Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on. Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold! I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

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Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”  

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