Monday, September 15, 2014

~Review and Giveaway: 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. We can't tell you enough how excited we are for Alyssa's newest series, The Dire Wolves Chronicles!!

  Dire

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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?”

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?  
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Mary Ann and Gage are childhood friends now attending college together.  What Gage doesn't know is that Mary Ann has been in love with him the whole time.  Stranded on the side of the road while heading home over break, they take the opportunity to open up about their feelings for each other.  The sexual tension and witty banter between these two are hilarious.  Mary Ann is ecstatic over her new relationship with Gage but feel he will dump her when they return to school.

With the possibility of freezing to death and the snow not letting up they decide to try to walk to the next town for help.  On their trek they run into a pack of werewolves lead by Hunter who takes an automatic liking to Mary Ann.  Vowing to protect her Hunter's actions enrage Gage when he refuses to let her out of his site.  With two men vying for her attention, will Mary Ann follow her heart with Gage or stay with Hunter who vows to protect her forever?

I have always enjoyed Alyssa Rose Ivy's books and this one is amazing also.  I was skeptical at first because I usually don't like paranormal books about shape shifters and werewolves.  This book was amazing though with a wonderful storyline that kept you reading and wanting more.

I really liked Gage and I was rooting for him and Mary Ann to be together.  Gage seems to really care about her and is very protective of her even when the wolves separate them.  Mary Ann really wants to be with Gage and seems repulsed with Hunter's attention.  I did not like Hunter at all.  It was his way and that was it.  I usually love the strong Alpha Male but not in his case.  He keeps Gage and Mary Ann apart and tells Mary Ann that she will be his one day.

The ending is torture.  What a cliffhanger!  I don't know if I am going to like the new direction I am sure the next book is going to go in.  But true love always finds a way, right?  For all fans of Alyssa, you have to read this book.  If you have never read a book by Alyssa before, you have to read this one.  It is so good!

Thank you to Alyssa Rose Ivy and InkSlinger for sending me a copy of this book for review.  All thoughts are my own.



  Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author PhotoAbout 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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