Working as a Team: Meet Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright - J. Kenner

Working as a Team: Meet Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright

bayouI’m thrilled to welcome Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright to the blog today as part of their blog tour!  

They write as a team, and are here to tell us all about it!  

It all started with a phone call.

How many times have you been talking with a friend and thrown out those words:

You know, we should…

99 % of the time they come to nothing.  They’re forgotten by the end of the conversation.  And truly it’s often for the best. I’ve had a lot of ideas that were best left rattling around in my brain.  But every once in a while, a scrap of conversation becomes a full-blown idea.  That’s what happened when Laura and I were chatting one morning.  We said the fateful words “You know, we should…” and suddenly we were plotting and scheming and Bayou Heat was born.

Being a writer usually means working in solitude, well, unless you count all those pesky voices in your head – so collaborating with someone is a whole new ballgame.  There are a few things you should consider before trying a partnership.

First, a writer is in complete control of the world and characters that you’re creating, so it’s important for a writer to know whether they can accept sharing their very private creation.  I’m actually a control freak, so I wasn’t sure if Laura would be able to stand my freak-outs.  So far she hasn’t tried to kill me, but then again, we live a thousand miles apart J.

There’s also need to weave together of two very separate voices.   A writer’s voice is the one distinct thing they find impossible to alter, so a partnership must mesh on a very fundamental level.

It wouldn’t work for everyone.

But for those who can, it’s a remarkable experience.  Being able to share ideas, cheer one another on, and to keep each other on task is so inspiring.  And in the end, there’s nothing more important to any writer.

 Raphael & Parish

Book #1 and #2 in the Bayou Heat Series

Available Now:

ONLY $0.99

Kindle / Nook


The brilliant and dangerous diplomat of the Pantera shapeshifters, Raphael has devoted his life to discovering the key to the infertility that is threatening the extinction of his

puma race. Creating a vast network of spies worldwide, he never expected to discover that the answer might be beneath his very nose. But when Ashe, a beautiful human female, crosses his path, his most primitive instincts are stirred.
Unable to resist, he takes her to his bed, and is shocked when she becomes pregnant with his child. It’s a miracle that might prove to be the salvation of his people, but only if he can keep her safe from the mercenaries determined to kill her.

Untamed and undeniably sexy, Parish, leader of the Pantera hunters, rarely leaves the magic of the Wildlands to deal with the humans he despises. But with the prized and risky Pantera birth on the way, puma shifter, Parish must travel to New Orleans to find and bring back a human doctor. The moment he sees the lovely, talented and all too human Dr. Julia Cabot he cannot resist the wild, potent drive to make her his. Betrayed and destroyed by love, Julia will not let her heart choose her path again. But as she and Parish fight to save the life of an unborn child, a fierce and overwhelming bond develops between them, threatening her frozen heart with the secret hope and ultimate temptation of love and family.

About Laura:


Author of the Bestselling Mark of the Vampire series, Laura Wright spent the early years of her life immersed in the worlds of singing, acting and competitive ballroom dancing. But when she started writing, she knew she’d found her true calling. Laura lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, two children, three dogs, two frogs and two fish. She’s been thrice nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, and loves hearing from her readers.


Connect with Laura:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads


About Alexandra:


Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

Connect with Alexandra:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads


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Great post! Love Bayou Heat; so glad you had that phone call. 🙂

bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com


I totally agree with Barbara :). It’s nice how one little phone call has made so many of us happy ;).


Carol L

I’ll have to wait till they come put in Print but I know it’ll be worth it. Thanks.
Carol L.


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