Monday, February 16, 2015

Lure Release Day Launch: Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

Happy Release Day to Lure and Alyssa Rose Ivy! To celebrate I have an excerpt, a review, and a giveaway! Make sure to check it all out and grab the prequel novella, Seduction's Kiss, which is free for a limited time. 

About the Book
Title: Lure
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Allure Chronicles #1
Publication Date: February 16, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, 
 There's danger in the beauty...
Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.
But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

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 About the Author
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance
a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

We stood awkwardly for another moment before I had to break the silence. “It’s been a while.”
“Two and a half years.”
“I thought about you the past few Halloweens.”
“I thought about you more than that. It’s actually pretty humiliating now that I’m standing in the same room with you. I don’t know what I was thinking.” She looked away.
“I lied.”
I walked toward her. I had to wipe that regret off her face. “I thought about you a lot more than just Halloween.”
“Yeah.” I stopped right in front of her. “You were very memorable.”
“So were you.” She licked her lips. Again with the lips.
“I probably should ask you a million questions right now, but would it be okay if we put those off and did something else?”
“I guess that depends on what else you want to do?” Her eyes widened slightly.
“I want to kiss you.”
“I’m okay with that.” Her eyes seemed to sparkle.
I didn’t wait for her to change her mind. I brushed my lips against hers gently. I was going to keep it short, but I had to know if I was glorifying the last kiss.
She moved her lips against mine, and any thoughts of keeping it short disappeared. I wrapped my arms around her as I deepened the kiss, greedily pushing for access beyond those irresistible lips of hers. She opened up, welcoming me in with the same intoxicating taste as she had the last time. 
She moaned, encouraging me to continue the kiss. I didn’t need the encouragement. I lifted her up and carried her over to the couch. I sat down, settling her on my lap. I needed her close, closer than standing would allow.
Her fingers tangled in my hair as she let me explore her mouth. My hands ached to explore more, but I didn’t want to rush it. I’d waited over two years to taste her lips again, and I was going to enjoy every second of it.

My Review of Lure
Alyssa Rose Ivy just made Lure my favorite series yet, and the ending left me dying for more of Owen and Daisy’s story. I have been very patiently waiting for Alyssa Rose Ivy to write Owen’s story, and I love how each of the characters of the Crescent Chronicles is getting their own love story. It is so much fun watching how each of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s paranormal series interconnect in so many ways, and you always get new viewpoints of your favorite characters. 

I have to say that Daisy is far too trusting for me, because I could not help but bite my nails as she would willing go with people she had just met. Even if I do like them in the end, I was still dealing with trust issues for Daisy from Seduction’s Kiss. In previous series, The Crescent Chronicles and The Empire Chronicles, Owen is not as prevalent, and I loved seeing things from his point of view. Owen is a true romantic at heart, which I think is quite different from the way Levi and Jared are when you first meet them. I could not help but hope that Daisy and Owen reunited and got their love story, but with every great story, there is a twist that no one sees coming. 

I like the introduction to a new paranormal species in Lure, and I am curious to see how they feature in future Chronicles novels. I am also excited for the possible return of characters I have not seen in a while, but I am not going to say anything more because I do not want to spoil it for others. Alyssa Rose Ivy has defiantly found a magic formula for creating epic love stories that I cannot help but devour the second I receive them. 

I hope that Daisy and Owen’s love story beats all the odds, and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next installment of The Allure Chronicles. If you are curious about this series, I defiantly recommend picking up the prequel novella Seduction’s Kiss and diving in for an exciting read. As always Alyssa Rose Ivy remains my favorite author to date, and I will always read anything she produces. 

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