Saturday, February 21, 2015

Review:Lure by Alyssa Rose Ivy


LURE is the first novel in Alyssa Rose Ivy
New Adult Paranormal Romance series 
The Allure Chronicles! 

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About LURE:  

 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.


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.

What I thought about Lure:

Daisy returns to New Orleans to look for Owen. She isn't there very long before she meets up with paranormals -- again. Turns out her attraction to paranormals and them to her isn't just an accident. Not only did she attract the vampires that attacked her 2 years ago, but she's in for some new information as to what sort of magic the witch used on her on that fateful trip.

Meet the Allures, a paranormal that feeds off emotions and everyone thinks is extinct, but isn't. They want Daisy so they decide to help her find Owen and in the process, more information is revealed about the Society and Owen's place in this complex world of multiple paranormals. 

This book kept me guessing all the way through. What did the mysterious Allures want with Daisy? Why was Daisy so willing to go with them? (You would have thought that getting almost drained by some very nasty vamps would make her a little more wary of these supernaturals that surround her.)

There's something to the tone and voice of this series that I really like. It's odd and creepy and different. Owen and Daisy has some serious spark between them too that keeps that romantic element alive in the story. I love how I feel like I'm right in the middle of this paranormal world and that humans are secondary characters. There's a pretty huge cliffhanger to end this first book. 

Very intrigued by this story and I'm looking forward to book 2 in the series.

Arc provided for review.


the prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)...

while it is FREE for a limited time!!!

 Seductions Kiss


*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*

Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists. 

What I thought about Seduction's Kiss: Great prequel to Lure! The suspense and creepiness was off the charts with this one, and it was what captured me right away about this series. 

Seduction's Kiss is currently free for a limited time.

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Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author Photo

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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