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Alyssa Rose Ivy Secret Announcement!!!!!

Published June 11, 2015 by crysbookreviews

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Fans of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s, we have a SUPER exciting



Book 1 in The Forged Chronicles

is here!!!

That’s right! Alyssa Rose Ivy has released this New Adult Fantasy

Romance TODAY! And that’s not all… You can find an exclusive Crescent Chronicles bonus

scene in the back of FORGED IN STONE! You are NOT going to want to miss this exciting, new series. Go

grab your copy today!

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A Message from Alyssa:

Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce the surprise release

of Forged in Stone, the first book in a brand new NA Fantasy

Romance series. I’ve been waiting to write this story for ages, and I’m so excited to finally share it with

all of you. Although it’s fantasy, there are paranormal elements and it will eventually tie into the other

Chronicles series. Fans of Levi and Jared will definitely want to meet James.

When you are finished reading Forged in Stone, be sure to check out the bonus Crescent Chronicles short story in the

back. I hope you guys enjoy James and Ainsley’s story!


The son of darkness is all grown up…

James is a Guardian. He is tasked with protecting the most important person in his world. For eight years

he has done his job without complaint, but he has grown tired of living under the shadow of a father

who is responsible for the most unimaginable violence and destruction his world has ever known.

Ainsley is at a loss for what to do with her life. She hates her two dead end jobs and the family who

betrayed her. She has resigned herself to living one day at a time, but she longs for an escape from her

lonely life.

When Ainsley finds James in her bed, their two lives and worlds collide. They may have both found

exactly what they need, but the darkness James has been running from his whole life has just caught up.

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“I still don’t know enough about you.”

“You know I am the son of evil. I live in a fortressed city far from here, and I enjoy a good Pinot and fast

cars as much as you do. Is there anything else you need to know?”

She seemed pensive for a moment. “Do you have a girlfriend?”

“A girlfriend? No.”

“Then a wife, or anything else?”

“None of the above.” I shook my head. “And if it puts you at ease, it has been longer than I care to admit

since I have been with a woman.”

“It doesn’t put me at ease. It means you’re desperate.”

“Desperate? If I were desperate I would have slept with the girl hanging all over me at that dive bar the

other night.”

“You hang out at dive bars?”

“It’s the atmosphere that attracts me. I like to blend in. I go there because no one knows me, and no

one cares.”

“That sounds kind of sad.” She played with the hem of her pajama shirt.

“It’s no sadder than you turning into a recluse because of what happened to you. They are the ones that

should hide. Not you.” I took her chin in my hand. “You should never hide.”

Our eyes locked, and I didn’t think. I leaned in and brushed my lips against hers. She didn’t respond at

first, but then she started to move her lips against mine. I sped up the kiss, and she put a hand on my

shoulder, pulling me in. I pushed my way into her mouth, wrapping my arms around her waist as I

eagerly explored her mouth. I was out of control, I could not think straight. All I was aware of was her

sweet taste, and the way her fingers tangled in my hair. I wanted to devour her, experience everything

she had to offer, explore the places that no one had explored before. But I couldn’t. Not yet. I forced

myself to break the kiss. I stepped back.

She watched me, breathless, and with wide eyes. “You kissed me.”

“You kissed me back.” I smiled. I was as affected as her, but she was not doing a very good job at hiding

her reaction.

“I did. I kissed you back, and since we are all about being honest, I want to kiss you again.”

“You can.”


I laughed. “That eager?”

“You ended it too soon.”

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ARIABOUT 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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Lust by Alyssa Rose Ivy COVER REVEAL!!!!!

Published May 29, 2015 by crysbookreviews

I am super excited for this next book in the series to come out but first the cover. 🙂



LUST on Goodreads!

Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2)
After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love.

Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love.

Seductions Kiss


Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*


About LURE:

There’s danger in the beauty…

Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That’s how long it had been since I’d seen my winged hero— not that I’d been counting. I’d suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn’t crazy and knew he didn’t exist.

But he did. And I was done waiting.

Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier… thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

How awesome are they? Yea I think Alyssa did fantastic with her choices in covers 😉


Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio:

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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Haven by Kristi Cook (Winterhaven #1)

Published August 15, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Haven by Kristi Cook (Winterhaven #1)

Violet McKenna thought she was crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad’s murder—but when her premonition came true, her life fell apart. Then she found a new school: Winterhaven. There, Violet fits right in. All the students have special “gifts” like her own, and she quickly finds a close group of friends. But Violet’s attraction to an alluring boy becomes problematic when intense visions of his death start to haunt her. In her premonitions, the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself—and the unbelievable becomes reality. To Violet’s horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a crictical—and deadly—way. From Goodreads.

I absolutely loved this book! I like how Violet wasn’t just a girl but that she was psychic and able to have visions from the future. I know there are a lot of books about psychics but how many are in a school full of psychics and vampires? Oh and werewolves. Yea, it was pretty awesome.

I loved the relationship between Aiden and Violet. I thought it was cute, even though I am one of those that aren’t for insta-love. I loved how their relationship grew as time went on. I also liked how they fought, of course it isn’t about normal stuff because she is psychic and he was a vampire. Plus everyone loves a hot vampire.

I was really surprised to find out that Violet wasn’t only just a psychic, of course I won’t tell you want that is. You would just have to read the book to find that out. I also thought that it was pretty awesome and definitely made everything more suspenseful.

The biggest shocker I think I had been finding out who betrayed Violet and Aiden. I was so upset about it; I really thought that person was a good person. Yea I am not giving any details because once again, you should definitely read these books. I hope we find out why he chose to do what he did but you never know, it may just stay a mystery.

I reread this book to make sure I remembered what happened before I read Mirage, the second book by Kristi Cook. It didn’t disappoint me the second time around either.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Waiting on Wednesday!!!!

Published July 4, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Evie’s paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.

The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie’s hands.

So much for normal.

Why am I waiting for it?

I read the first 2 books of the series and they were amazing. I can’t wait to find out what happens for the finale. I am sure it will be amazing and something I don’t expect.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Published May 12, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns? From Goodreads.

The title of this book is perfect for the whole thing. I love how Anna doesn’t give into the pressure around and how good she actually is. Even better is that she isn’t the pushy kinda good too. She cares about her best friend Jay so much that she doesn’t let him give in to his possible addictive nature and she loves her adopted mom Patti just as much.

Anna finds out she is Nephilim but not really. Yea it’s one of those kind of things but it’s pretty awesome when she meets her dad and he tells her his story. She is his only kid ever. This means she is special but of course everyone who ever meets her knows she is.

She meets Kaidan at one of his shows Jay takes her too. And she instantly lusts after him which says how hot he is. Every girl wants him and he doesn’t discriminate. When he meets Anna though there is something about her that makes him want her and not want her at the same time. Throughout the whole book he pulls her closer to him but at the same time he pushes her as far from him as possible. Her heart gets broken more than once by him and it almost seems like he doesn’t care but he does a few things for her that shows he really does care.

I like the twins, Blake and Kobe. They are friends of Kaidan’s that also befriend Anna. But it looks like some of them want Anna for more than a friend. Kaidan is not happy about that at all. Yet he doesn’t want to be with her. So it is just confusing for poor Anna.

I can’t wait for the second book to see where it takes everyone. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Published April 30, 2012 by crysbookreviews


Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…From Goodreads.


This is the first book in the series and let me tell you it did not disappoint me. I am rereading the series since it had been a while so I wanted to make sure that I remembered it correctly when I did do the reviews for each book. In the story Kylie is sent to a camp for troubled kids because she got arrested at a party with alcohol and drugs. Little does she know that she is being sent there because she is special. So special that no one knows what she is in a camp full of supernatural creatures. While on the road to discovery she because really good friends with her camp roommates, Miranda and Della.

Miranda is a witch and Della is a vampire so they are always fighting and poor Kylie is always breaking it up. But I love the dynamics between the three of them. They really try and help each other out. Kylie and Miranda ended up helping Della by donating blood to her and Kylie and Della helped Miranda out with her dyslexia. Now Della and Miranda tried to help Kylie out with finding out what she was but that was harder to do.

Now of course there is a love interest in the story. But luckily enough she got Derek, the half Fae boy and Lucas, the werewolf that she has known since she was a kid. Now the problems were that Derek looked too much like her ex and Lucas she thought ate her cat. Yea, she was having those kind of problems. But that didn’t stop her from falling for both of them. Especially since Derek was okay with waiting for her and being her friend and Lucas gave her a kitten that looked just like the cat that his dad ate and not him. And that they were both super hot, that helped also.

Kylie and her mom have a really rough relationship. She thinks her mom is cold all the time to her and her dad not knowing that she didn’t know how to be any other way to her without telling her the truth about her. I thought at first that she was hiding something because she cares about Kylie but she maintains a pretty good distance between them. So I thought automatically that maybe she is a supernatural but was hiding it from Kylie. But no she is just a regular human.  Meanwhile, growing up Kylie was close to her dad only when her parents decided to divorce did she realize that she wasn’t as important to him as she thought she was. He ended up forgetting to come to Parent’s Day and when she refused to talk to him, he called her mom and mentioned it but never apologized for forgetting to Kylie.

The reason everyone doesn’t know what Kylie is is because she can see ghosts. She calls the ghost “Soldier Dude” for most of the book. When she finds out his name is Daniel and he was her biological father that changed everything. She was upset that she never knew him, but her mom when she confronted her about it was so relieved to finally tell her. And that was what her mom had been hiding all those years.

The action in the book isn’t until the very end when they are trying to find out who is killing endangered felines at a zoo in the local area. This is where Derek came into play and helped since he can communicate with animals. Before long they are attacked and Daniel ends up helping her because he can’t stand the fact that she will get hurt. So after the fight, Derek finds out he can overload people’s emotions and Kylie finds out that she can jump into ghosts to protect herself and others.

I gave Book 1 5 out of 5. I loved it.