Rage/Killian by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright….ARC Review


Rage/Killian releases tomorrow!

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Get Wild in the Wildlands

From New York Times Bestsellers, Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright, the heat of the bayou is back with Rage/Killian in an all-new dual ‘tail’. Enter the Wildlands, where a new, volatile danger threatens the sizzling hot Pantera.

Rage might be an aggressive Hunter by nature, but the gorgeous male has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. Of course, the lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands.
But now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people. And it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help. Can the two forget the past—and their sizzling attraction—to save the Pantera?

Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. But the decorated Army Ranger never bargained on meeting the woman—the female—of his dreams on his mission to the Wildlands.
Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In fact, she thinks they’re good for only one thing: barbeque. But this one she’s guarding is testing her beliefs. He is proud and kind, and also knows the pain of loss. But in a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?


My Review:

Rage/Killian is the newest work from authors Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright. It is the 11th novella in the 2015 1,001 Dark Nights line-up as well as story number 17 and 18 in the authors’ Bayou Heat series. While I have read Ms. Ivy in the past, I have to admit this is the first I have read of both Ms. Wright and of the Bayou Heat series and I must say…I am completely hooked! The heat, action, and enthralling stores have me dying to know more and diving into the backlist titles!



I loved this story. I always enjoy a good enemies to lovers story line and paired with the amazing writing of Alexandra Ivy, this was a total win for me!
Rage is sexy and a bit cocky. He is charged with finding the one person who had always seemed to be immune from his charm and the one person who had equally intrigued and irritated him…Lucie. She had gone from the Wildlands but had never really left his thoughts. Little did he know that the same held true for Lucie and his presence always in the back of her thoughts. Now they must work together to save the Pantera. Of course that proves to be easier said than done when there was never an easy friendship between them. But then again, sometimes that’s what makes the best and most heated physical relationships. This was no exception.

The heat and chemistry between them was fast and intense and oh so delicious! On top of that, I was so worried that Lucie and Rage would have tome and the resources to hack into the enemies system and foil the attempt to ruin the Pantera. High emotion and lots of action had my glued to each word of this story!



Holy. Hotness. Batman. From the very beginning of this story I was completely hooked. There was so much intensity packed into this novella that I just couldn’t stop reading.

Human ex-soldier Killian O’Roarke is hell-bent on one thing: finding the animals whose DNA had been infected into him as some sort of military experiment and have it removed. He didn’t want any part of it left in his system and he wanted it done now. He never thought in a million years he would end up falling for one of the very same animals he didn’t want to be. He never thought that one woman would change everything about him. He never thought he may actually be ok with it, either.

Rosalie hated the human as much as he hated her. She hated all humans for that matter. Humans had caused her nothing but horrible heartbreak and pain and this one would be no exception. She never thought she could be proven wrong and she sure as hell never thought she would end up falling for this complex man. Talk about fate throwing both of them for a loop.

Again, another amazing enemies to lovers story that was jam-packed with so much intense emotion that it practically leapt off of the pages. It started out with a seething hatred between both human and animal but turned into a heated lust and attraction that had me devouring the words Ms. Wright had written. On top of all of that, my heart broke for the individual turmoil both Killian and Rosalie were going through. They both just want their old lives back, no matter how impossible that was. Their defenses are both high and the beauty that comes when they let them down and connect in a way only two damaged souls can was remarkable. I just could NOT get enough!
I suspect fans of the series will adore this installment and new readers will enjoy the peek into the Pantera world! Thank you, Ms. Ivy and Ms. Wright, for two amazing novellas and for giving me another series to look forward to reading!

5LovesRLBFive Loves

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Sexy young couple passionately kissing in bedroom.


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Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling 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 Todaybestselling 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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  1. jennifer beck says:

    this is the best series ever!!! I just wish the books came out faster and were longer!!! Amust read for anyone!!!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Jennifer! I love your feedback and can’t wait to read more of this series!!

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