Monday, September 15, 2014

Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles Book 1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy Release Day Launch


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. We can't tell you enough how excited we are for Alyssa's newest series, 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?  

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"Dire" was a new and refreshing paranormal romance. I really fell in love with some of the characters, and I am anxiously awaiting the second book, "Dusk". One thing I really enjoyed about this book was the fact it was written in dual POVs. I loved being able to see inside Gage's head as well as Mary Anne's. 

Mary Anne was the main character, and I really enjoyed reading the book from her point of view. She was a smart and caring girl that was easy to relate to. Mary Anne also had some funny lines, which I was extremely grateful for. It added humor to scenes that had so much sexual tension that I thought I was going to suffocate. Speaking of sexual tension, I need to talk about my favorite character, Gage. 

Now, upon reading the description for the book, I figured I was going to be cheering for Hunter, the alpha werewolf, in this love triangle. However, I was surprised when I found myself liking Gage a lot more than Hunter. Gage had everything a girl could want wrapped up in one beautiful package. Gage was witty and the sexual tension between him and Mary Anne made my Kindle sizzle. Some of the scenes were super steamy, and I enjoyed every minute of them. Not to mention Gage was appropriately protective of Mary Anne, which made me extremely happy. 

       "I couldn't take on both guys, they were right. We'd freeze to death outside. It would all be okay if we remained together.

     "She stays with me."

     "Let's get moving then. She needs to get out of the cold." The second man reached for her arm, but I pulled her further into my side.

   Both men laughed. "A little protective are you?"

   "No one touches her." " 

Gage also said some cute things to Mary Anne that made my heart squeeze with happiness. Basically, Gage made me squeal like a schoolgirl because I loved him so much.

      "He didn't release me for a moment, he just studied my face. Finally I had to break the silence that set it in.

     "See anything you like?"

     "Yes." He kissed my forehead in a surprisingly affectionate gesture and took my hand.

     "But I figured I can't just look at you all day." 

      I bit back a smile and looked around."

When it comes to Hunter, I am really confused on my feelings for him. I honestly wanted to like him, but I couldn't. I understand that he was an alpha werewolf, so he does things a bit differently than a normal male would, but he kind of creeped me out. Sometimes I really liked the scenes with Hunter in them, but then other times I thought he was a psychopath. I was just really indecisive upon whether or not I liked Hunter and if I wanted him to end up with Mary Anne. I am intrigued to see how his character develops in the next books, and if I will still be team Gage after reading the next books. 

       "He stepped towards me, backing me up to the bed until my only choice was to sit down.

        "I'm attracted to you, Mary Anne. My body aches to join with yours, but that doesn't mean I'll listen to that desire. I can control myself, and I'd never force myself on a woman. I have patience."" 

This book ending on a crazy cliffhanger so be warned. I am dying to get the next book because I need to find out what happens next! I could not believe the book was over after that ending. It was not an ending that made me upset, it just made me want to cry because I want to know what is going to happen! I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a New Adult Paranormal Romance. I can tell there is a love triangle forming, but I do find myself enjoying this love triangle. It might just because I am heavily team Gage right now, and he was absolutely perfect in this book. In my opinion, in this book Hunter really wasn't that much of competition for Gage, but I can tell that he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming books. I am excited to continue to watch these relationships grow and see what happens to the characters.

4/5 Fangs

Cliffhanger: Yes



          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?”

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About the Alyssa Rose Ivy

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 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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