Monday, August 11, 2014

Release Day Launch ~ First & Forever by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

First & Forever (The Crescent Chronicles, #4)
First & Forever (Crescent Chronicles #4)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: August 11, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 166
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
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Ever wonder what Levi was thinking in FLIGHT? Find out in the two Levi POV novellas FIRST & FOREVER. This combined edition includes both FIRST (previously released) and FOREVER, a brand new novella.This edition also includes the bonus short story: The Royal Wedding. FIRST Levi's got it all. He's a paranormal prince with more money and power than he knows what to do with, but something is missing—a mate. He only has until college graduation to find her. Allie's perfect but she wants nothing to do with him. When attraction becomes something more, will he take a chance and show her who he really is or will he lose everything? FOREVER Levi's almost out of time. Allie's the one, he knows it in every grain of his being, but how can he make her see it? Desperate to keep Allie safe and at his side, he takes the biggest risk of his life. Reckless or not there is nothing he wouldn't do to keep her with him... forever.

This is a great series and I was very excited to be able to re-experience it through Levi's POV. Although I am kind of finicky when it comes to novellas that are basically re-tellings in new POVs. I want there to be enough new material that I don't get bored but I also want to see my favorite scenes from the new POV and this book did an excellent job of that. It was great to see what was behind some of Levi's actions and although I already knew he was crazy about Allie, being inside his head definitely had me swooning even more. There were still a few times I wanted to slap him. LOL He isn't perfect but that is what makes a great character. Forever was very emotional as we got to see Levi and Allie's wedding vows. A very sweet extra. Loved it! Definitely a must read for any fan and if you haven't started the series then you should!

"Are you done manhandling Levi yet, or are we going to stay here all night?"
"Shut up, Jared," Hailey snapped.
"She can manhandle me all she wants." I reluctantly turned back. I wanted her hands on me all night.

"There is nothing weird about it, most girls would be happy to find out they've become a princess."

Rating: 4/5

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We walked off into the darkness, and I held her hand firmly in my own. I’d never been a big hand holder, but it’s like I needed to have hers in mine. I needed to touch her constantly, and I wanted her to know she was always safe with me—even if I was far from safe to most anyone else.
She tugged on my hand, and I gladly followed her down closer to the water.
She took in another deep breath. “There is nothing like the beach at night.”
“You like it at night, too? I was worried you wouldn’t like it without the sun.” I wondered if I was unique in craving the quiet shadows of the dark beach.
“I like the beach during the day, but I love it at night. There is just something about listening to the waves in the darkness and the soft glow of the stars reflecting off the water.”
“Yeah. It’s nice.” I moved behind her, and she leaned into me. We stood that way for several minutes before I turned her to look at me.
She looked like a dream standing there in the glimmering of the moonlight. I studied her face, looking for a sign that she was something more than the beautiful human that had attracted me from the moment we met. Every part of me knew how significant she was to me, but I wanted more proof. “You’re so beautiful. So unbelievably beautiful…” I trailed off as my lips gave in to what they had wanted to do all day.

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.



  1. Good question. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to paranormal. I tend to lean torwards the vampire/fae/shifter type. However, when it's done well, I really love alien books too

  2. I've wanted to read this series for awhile, I even have the 1st book.

  3. I tend to read them all. A great ghost story is always welcome.

  4. I almost read them all, but tend to vampire, shifter and angels.

  5. I keep meaning to read one of her books!! Hope your summer is going well and that you're getting some rafting in!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics


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