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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Excerpt & Giveaway: The Crescent Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy


So I read both Flight and Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy recently and really liked them both. They have that laid back feel to them, you easily get lost within their pages. So since I will be posting my reviews of these two books soon, I thought I would also throw a giveaway. If The Crescent Chronicles, a fun YA/New Adult Paranormal series, is something that interests you, check out the excerpt below and enter the giveaway for a chance to win Flight, the first book of the series.
Summary
Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.


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Summary
Freshman year of college is hard even when you're not tied to the future king of a supernatural society.

Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she's in far too deep to turn back.


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Flight Excerpt
We walked through the French Quarter slowly, and I tried to take it all in. The music, the crowds, and the atmosphere still felt surreal. Music spilled out of the endless bars and clubs. 
“Wow, are those people seriously dressed up as vampires?” I asked, looking in at a dark bar on the corner. Inside I watched a man and woman holding up a chalice and smiling with fangs showing.
Levi laughed. “If you think those people are weird, you’d be freaked out by the real thing.”
“The real thing? Very funny.”
“What, you don’t think vampires are real?”
“No, and I’m glad they aren’t.”
“Why? Do they scare you?” Levi stopped walking, and turned me to look at him.
“Does the thought of blood sucking monsters scare me? Hell yes. Who wouldn’t be scared of that? ”
He laughed again even louder. “Trust me sweetheart, in New Orleans vampires are the least of your worries.”
“What do you mean?” Something about the glint in his eyes made me feel a little uneasy.
Levi’s face turned into a faint smile. “I’m really glad you asked that.”
“What are you talking about?”
“You’ll have to wait and see.”
“Okay, listen, scaring me isn’t a good way to get me interested, so if you have any weird tricks up your sleeve just shelve them.” I wondered if this was the time to tell him I avoided horror movies like the plague.
“No tricks, hon.” Levi pulled his phone out of his pocket and texted a few times.
 I continued my people watching. I’d never seen so many middle-aged people laughing and partying before. It almost felt like the twilight zone.
Levi slipped his phone back in his pocket. “We’re meeting everyone over at Club 360.”
“What’s that?”
“The lounge on the top of the World Trade Center down by the river.”
“Okay, is it a cool view?”
“Yeah, it’s got a good view.” Levi laughed again and I had the distinct impression he was hiding something from me.
“You promise you aren’t luring me into some trap?”
“A trap? No. Let’s just call it a new experience.”
My stomach dropped. What the heck did I get myself into?

Author Bio
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New 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.

Links: Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook

 
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23 comments:

  1. Nice! Hearing good things about this series and really want to try it out!

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  2. Levi's laugh was Mwahahaha while I was reading this. You could tell she was getting chills up her spine. Loved the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway :) Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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  3. Thanks so much for this giveaway. This series sounds really interesting. I've added it to my to read list.

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read these book. They are very good.

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  4. I'm curious about this, a lot. That's a good excerpt that only made it worse. :P Thanks a lot for the giveaway! =)

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  5. I have Flight *eyes tbr pile* thanks for sharing info on book two!

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  6. I heard the protagonist of this book is enrolled at Princeton. Do you know if there are any scenes there?

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    1. No, she ends up going to a Univ in New Orleans. We never see Princeton.

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  7. I love New Orleans! The excerpt made me want to go again. I want to read this to check out a different part of the city :) Adding to the TBR, thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I am so obsessed with New Orleans books right now.

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  8. Levi sounds great, so thanks for the excerpt.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  9. Another good romance novel gonna be grabbing this one but i think this is a giveaway hope I'm not yet late for it. thanks :)

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  10. I loved Veer but its the only I have read from this author so far, this series looks really good

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  11. These books sound great. I added them both to my tbr list on Goodreads. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Sucha good giveaway...really interesting blurb!

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  13. Love The Giveaway And The Book Sounds So Great I Really Want It.

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