Monday, September 15, 2014

Release Day Excerpt, Giveaway & Review: Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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We are so excited to bring you the 

Release Day Launch for Alyssa Rose Ivy's DIRE.

DIRE is a first novel in her 

The Dire Wolves Chronicles Series.

The Dire Wolves Chronicles Series is a
New Adult Paranormal Romance!

The Order of the books is: Dire, Dusk, Dawn

So excited for Alyssa's newest series, The Dire Wolves Chronicles!!

Dire
 
About DIRE:

Dire: The Dire Wolves Chronicles

Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.

It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?
 

Excerpt:

A single howl made me stop short. “The wolves!”
“Let’s hope they are farther away than they sound.” Gage tightened his hold on my hand and pulled me forward.
Three more howls filled the night. “They sound closer.”
We picked up the pace, and I chanced a glance behind me. That was a mistake. Several large grey wolves came into view. “Run!”
Gage didn’t need to be told twice. He broke into a run without letting go of my hand.
I ran as fast as possible over the frozen snow, but we didn’t get far before the wolves started circling around us. “Oh my god.” Could things get any worse?
“You have to make a run for it.” Gage’s voice quivered. “They’re going to kill us.”
“I’m not leaving you.” I tried to stay strong, and I kept my eyes locked on the wolves. There were five of them. All of them were massive, much larger than any wolf I’d seen before, but one of them was even bigger and had a large silver streak running down its back. That wolf seemed to be staring right at me.
“I’ll distract them. You run. I’ll catch up.”
I spotted an opening next to one of the smaller of the wolves and went for it. I didn’t make it far before one of the wolves stepped in front of me. I froze, paralyzed with fear, before my legs were knocked from under me. Suddenly, I was lying in the snow with a giant wolf hovering over me.
“We’re fucked.” Gage voiced exactly what I was thinking.
The silver streaked wolf stared down at me. It’s almost glowing eyes bored into mine. Was I really going to die as half-frozen food for a giant wild animal?
Then things got hazy and the air seemed to buzz. Moments later it wasn’t a wolf on top of me—it was a man. A completely naked man with a faint scar across his face.
“What the heck?” I tried to scurry back, but Hunter didn’t move. His very exposed parts nearly touched me. I didn’t want to notice his size, but I did. He was huge. He also didn’t look remotely concerned with the cold.
His lips brushed against my ear. “Were you going somewhere?”

 What I thought about Dire

Mary Anne has always had the hots for Gage, a home town friend giving her a ride home for the holiday. Gage is a player who doesn’t realize that he has some strong feelings for Mary Anne. But when they are stranded in the wilderness during a snowstorm, everything in their lives change, starting with their feelings for each other.

When they are rescued from the elements by Hunter and his companions, everything seems wrong, especially when Hunter makes some serious dominant alpha-moves on Mary Anne. It's clear something's going on, but it isn't until they try to run that they find out just how much trouble they are really in.

Gage and Mary Anne struggle to find a way to escape Hunter and his group. They take a chance and are close to getting free when a new threat enters the game causing very serious consequences for Gage. Things go terribly wrong, and Mary Anne is forced into making a very significant promise to Hunter.

Alyssa Rose Ivy creates a certain atmosphere that was part terror, part romance, part alpha-hotness that built really nicely to an ending that had me pawing at my e-reader for more. Hunter rides a fine between alpha-sexy and could-be-creepy which makes for a very intriguing character -- I definitely need more of him! Gage and Mary Anne are convincing as college students in a whole heap of trouble and it’s going to be interesting to see how Mary Anne handles the sacrifices she’s made.
 

And Gage! What is going to happen to Gage! Nice ending to this first book in the series. Can’t wait for Dusk!
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About Alyssa Rose Ivy:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and 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.



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