Monday, January 12, 2015

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

The second book in Alyssa Rose Ivy's series, The Dire Wolves Chronicles, releases today!

Dusk (The Dire Wolves Chronicle, #2)
Dusk (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #2) 
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: January 12, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 222
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon 
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The Dire Wolves Chronicles continue...

After you have sacrificed your freedom what else is there to lose?

Mary Anne has given her word to Hunter that she’ll stay as his mate, but every second she spends with him takes her further away from Gage when he needs her the most. 

Caught between love and duty, Mary Anne discovers that her troubles are just beginning, and that sometimes love comes at a great price.

Hunter is trying to make Mary Anne fall in love with him. She promised to be with him. I was happy Hunter had his own POV. He seemed really creepy in the first book but seeing his side of things I began to understand him. I still think he is wrong to try to force Mary Anne into a relationship when obviously her heart is with Gage. But I know Hunter feels like Mary Anne is right for him and that she will help change things for the Dire Wolves which he is desperate to do. Even though I totally love Gage and want her with him, there were times when I began to want to see her with Hunter. Hunter was charming and was trying really hard to be good to Mary Anne.

Poor Gage is going through so much in this book. Trying to understand his change. Having to see Mary Anne with Hunter. Feeling helpless as to what he can do to make things right. He never gave up though. He knew he would find a way back to Mary Anne no matter what it took. Although he made some mistakes that complicate things further. Loved the Levi and Allie cameo. And the little surprise that Allie mentioned. Read this in one sitting. Very excited for the next book. I hope that somehow Mary Anne and Gage can help Hunter and they can all work together. The wolves seemed like creepers in the first book but they grew on me in this book and I want things to work out for them.

Rating: 4/5


“Hunter?” she asked in a low voice as we sat in front of the fire downstairs. We’d started back with our favorite evening ritual, only now she sat right at my side. The rest the pack was giving us plenty of space. There were benefits to being Alpha.
“Yes?” I smiled at her. She was so beautiful. I zeroed in on her lips, needing to claim them with my own.
“Tell me about your dreams.”
“My dreams?” I put an arm around her and pulled her down into my side. I could feel her heartbeat and that put me at ease. “What kind of dreams?”
“What kind do you have?”
“The usual types I guess.”
“Are they ever about me?” She looked up at me with those expressive eyes of hers.
“You mean now? Are you asking if I dream about you?”
“Now. Before.”
“Before? Why would I have dreamed about you before I met you? How would that be possible?” Someone had told her something. That someone was going to be in a lot of trouble.
“How is it possible that you’re a wolf? I’m starting to believe that anything is possible.”
I ignored her use of the term wolf. It wasn’t worth an argument. She’d start calling us Dires eventually. “Do you really want to know?” The can of worms had been opened. There was no turning back.
“Yes. Why else would I ask?”
“Come here.” I gestured with my hand.
“I am here.”
“On to my lap.” If she wanted something from me, I was getting something from her.
“You want me to sit on your lap?”
“You know exactly what I’m asking you to do.”
She put a leg over mine and straddled my lap. She settled herself down, awakening my body even more than it already was. “Happy now?”
“I’m always happy when you’re with me.”

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Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles, #1)
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?

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. Damn, sounds like some drama. I totally need to read it! lol

  2. A great review & I really enjoyed the excerpt.

    Thanks for sharing :-) Sharon – Obsession with Books


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