I am excited to have another fabulous post for you today with author Alyssa Rose Ivy and her series the Empire Chronicles. This is one of my most favorite NA Fantasy series and it just keeps getting better and better. I have an excerpt to share with you from the first book in the series, Soar, and of course a fabulous giveaway from the author, thank you so much for stopping by and checking it out!
The next book in the series, Stay will be released in October so be on the lookout for it!
Book Three in the Empire Chronicles
Coming October 20, 2014
About the Author:
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, 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.
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Glowing Eyes. In the chaos of the moment, the only thing I could focus on were the yellow eyes that followed my every move. They were eerie and seemed more at home on an animatronic creation than on the living, breathing animal that had me cornered in the alley. I knew I was stuck, but I didn’t think about death. It wasn’t an option because I wasn’t ready for it. Realistic or not, I was a firm believer that we make our own destiny.
I stepped back, convinced that if I walked backward slowly enough, I’d escape. I silently cursed Eric for making me throw out the trash after my shift. He was such an ass of an assistant manager.
At first, the wolf didn’t move—at least I thought it was a wolf, although it seemed two sizes too big. As strange as it should have been to see a giant wolf in an alley, I’d seen far stranger in my nine months of living in New York City.
“Easy boy,” I said in a half whisper, more for myself than for the beast now taking slow, deliberate steps toward me.
All of a sudden, he lunged. Gray fur moved in a blur as I blocked my face the best I could in the spilt second I had. A whimper rang out, and I lowered my arms when the contact never came.
The gray wolf slowly limped out of the alley. I searched for an explanation as I struggled to regain my breath and vaguely saw another figure disappear into the distance. He could have been any man, except that in my adrenaline-rich state, I could have sworn he had wings.
My head started to spin, and I reached out for something to hold onto. Then everything went black.
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Thanks for the nice excerpt, it wasinteresting to discover a little more!ReplyDelete
This is a great series!Delete
Ooo! She's one I've been wanting to try :) I've head such good things :)ReplyDelete
Yay! I hope you do or better yet, win the giveaway. ;)Delete
Never heard of this one before! Looks intriguing. That cover totally reminds me of Hush, Hush for some reason lolReplyDelete
Kind of! All the covers are actually gorgeous!Delete
Loved the excerpt! And I always love Alyssa Rose Ivy's covers :DReplyDelete
That was quite the excerpt, I'm definitely intrigued now. I want to know more about the guy with wings who saves girls in alleys from wolves ;-) Thanks for sharing Ali!ReplyDelete
This really is a fun series!Delete
As soon as wolf pops up in a post you just KNOW that I won't be too far behind, even if they are bad like in this excerpt. I don't think I came across this title when I put my October new release list together, so thank you!!ReplyDelete
Glad I could help. ;)Delete
I bet her Dire Wolves would be right up your alley. ;)
I've had this series on my TBR for the longest time. I need to try it for sure. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Oh definitely try it Nick!Delete
Great post, great hop. Thanks!!ReplyDelete
OOh interesting. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Oh brother, that cover... looks exactly like the kind of book I usually steer very clear of. Have you read any of the books? :) (Not trying to offend anyone, these are just not my kind of bookd, usually.)ReplyDelete
It is a great series. It does have lots of drama but so worth it to read. :)Delete
Ali, this sounds good and it isn't often we get fantasy in NA.ReplyDelete
This event looks really cool! Great idea :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, it really is a lot of fun. :)Delete
This sounds like a great series...I want to win :) hehe Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Great excerpt! I like the cover too. Usually people on the covers is iffy for me. Still, it looks cool.ReplyDelete
I hope you try it, it is a good series!Delete
OMG - starting this today. Can't wait!!!!ReplyDelete
I just finished it and it was fabulous!Delete