February 24, 2013

Writer Wrangler + Giveaway: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Braine: Hi Alyssa Rose! Thanks for stopping by Talk Supe and chat with us about Clayton Falls. Can you tell us something about Clayton Falls that we won't find in the book blurbs?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: The town of Clayton Falls is fictional, but I wish I could move there.

Braine: I bet you're not the only one who wants to move there. What book/s influenced you and your writing the most?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: I have definitely been influenced by Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien. It was my love of fantasy and romance that first made me want to write.

Braine: Austen and Tolkien, very interesting combination but I think Austen was more influential to you than Tolkien. Which line from Clayton Falls is your favorite?
I never believed there was anyone else out there. I knew completely that no one else would ever make me feel the way you did. You were the best thing that ever happened to me, and from the day I realized I loved you, I never even considered a future without you. -Ben in Derailed

Braine: Yup. Austen! Can you describe Clayton Falls in one word.

Alyssa Rose Ivy: Romance.

Braine: Was your own New Adult phase similar to that of your characters?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: Yes, and no. The early part was similar to Allie from my Crescent Chronicles series, in that I moved from New York to go to college in New Orleans. Like Molly and Becca, I also went to law school in my early twenties. The major difference is that I got married right after college.

Braine: What is it about Clayton Falls that readers will find compelling?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: I think the characters, and the backdrop of the small town pull readers into the books. I’ve heard a lot of people say they fell in love with Clayton Falls.

Braine: Can you share a little trivia with us regarding the conception of your characters?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: DERAILED was originally supposed to be a stand-alone. However, I fell in love with Gavin while writing DERAILED, and had to tell his story. The same thing happened when I was writing about Jake in VEER. I’m excited about sharing his story in WRECKED.

Braine: Thank God for Gavin then! What's are you writing next?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: I’m working on the third book in the Clayton Falls series, WRECKED.

Braine: What book did you recently purchase?

Alyssa Rose Ivy: The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki. It’s a New Adult Fantasy Romance.

Braine: Aside from your books, what other New Adult novel or series do you recommend?

Alyssa Rose Ivy:  I’d definitely recommend The Secret World of Alaina Downs if you like a good fantasy romance, my favorite NA contemporary is Flat Out Love by Jessica Park.

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New 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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  1. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara. It is an awesome YA contemporary:) Love the characters, setting, romance:)

  2. I recently purchased Tasting Never by CM Stunich

    Have some of her books on Kindle, but haven't read them yet - looking forward to it though (:

  3. I actually have never bought a NA novel, however the most recent book I bought, period, would be Scarlet.

  4. My most recent NA purchase was Vain byFisher Amelie. I loved it! I also love Flat-out Love, that story is so sweet and funny and the dialogue is great. Would recommend both those books to anyone.

  5. The Name of the Stars for my Kindle cuz it's a daily deal today :)

  6. I just bought Nets and Lies on my nook can't wait to read it!!:)

  7. Im not entering cause I am in Aust but that was a great interview! I have read Flight, Crescent Chronicles :D


  8. Just read Escorted, awesome book.

  9. True Love Story by Willow Aster. Sooooooo good!

  10. Reaching the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux

  11. Scarlet and The Tragedy Paper. (:

  12. Jennifer L. Armentrouts Lux series.

  13. I just bought Avoiding Intimacy :)


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