Friday, February 20, 2015

LURE by Alyssa Rose Ivy; Blog Tour: Author Interview & Enter To WIN!

Hello & welcome to the last stop in this week's LURE release week celebration, hosted by InkSlinger PR. I'm so thrilled to have author Alyssa Rose Ivy on the blog today. After you read my interview with her, you can read more about her newest release, LURE, and don't miss your chance to enter to win! 

Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author Photo
Hi Alyssa! Welcome to Grown Up Book Reviews. What was one of the most surprising things you learned when creating The Allure Chronicles?
I wasn’t expecting to love writing a more grown up Owen so much! Lure takes place two and a half years after Seduction’s Kiss, and I loved getting to write Owen in his mid-twenties.
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I love spending every moment I can with my family, I love reading, getting outside as much as possible, and listening to music.
What inspired you to set this series in New Orleans?
I went to college in New Orleans, so I tend to set many of my books there, especially my paranormal romances. There is just something about the Crescent City that makes you believe that the paranormal is real. The Allure Chronicles is a spin-off of the Crescent Chronicles which was inspired by my own experience moving down from NY to New Orleans after high school and falling in love with the city. Although of course my experience did not involve meeting a guy with wings. : )
Did you visit New Orleans before or during the writing of LURE and SEDUCTION’S KISS?
As I mentioned above, I went to college in New Orleans, so I have four years of experiences to pull from. It’s going to be ten years this May (can’t believe that’s possible!) since I graduated, but New Orleans still has a special place in my heart.
What are your current projects?
My next release after Lure is The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend, the latest in my Hazards contemporary romance series. After that is Savor (The Empire Chronicles #4). The Empire Chronicles is one of my four NA Paranormal Romance series that can all be read separately but are part of the same world and feature lots of familiar faces. The four series are The Crescent Chronicles, The Empire Chronicles, The Allure Chronicles and the Dire Wolves Chronicles.
What books have most influenced your life?
Personal essays, particularly some by Annie Dillard, inspired me to explore my own narrative voice, and I don’t believe I or my writing would be the same without it. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was one of those books that made me realize that my taste in literature sometimes differed from others, and that like most things in life, being different isn’t bad. I absolutely love the book, and to this day I still return to it as an example of a perfect and haunting depiction of obsession.
What books have most influenced your writing?
My love of fantasy which ended up developing into a love of paranormal started with J.R.R. Tolkien. I still remember the first time my father read The Hobbit to me. As a writer I was also influenced by Jane Austen, Herman Melville, and a few dog eared volumes of personal essays.

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.

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Seductions Kiss

Don't miss SEDUCTION'S KISS, the prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)...


*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. 

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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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