Saturday, April 28, 2012

Guestpost: Time Lapses by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Time Lapses by Alyssa Rose Ivy

One of the many decisions facing the writer of a series is what time 
lapse to use between books. Any amount of time can be used, from none 
at all to decades, but the decision can completely change the feel of 
the books. With the Afterglow, I knew that I needed a year between 
Beckoning and Perilous Light. The decision was mostly for Charlotte. 
She needed the opportunity to grow and to come to terms with her role 
in Energo. It was also important for Kevin to transition to life in 
college and to being away from his sister. As a reader, I am always 
excited to discover how much time has passed since leaving my favorite 
characters. Do you have any preference to whether an author picks up 
right after the last book or allows for a time gap?

Title: Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1) 
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy 
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance 

As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.

Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows she's going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she's completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston. 

Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it's up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.

Title: Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2) 
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy 
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance 

Would you sacrifice everything for a world you barely knew? 

It has been over a year since Charlotte and Kevin first stepped through the gate into Energo, and neither has been able to settle back into a normal life. 

Even though she tries to deny it, Charlotte is in love with Calvin and can’t push him from her mind. She distracts herself with the antics of James and her growing friendship with Liam—the one person who seems to understand her. 

Kevin is starting to adjust to his new identity as a college student and basketball player, but he can’t seem to shake his feelings for Samantha, his fear for Charlotte’s safety or the sensation that basketball is no longer enough. 

When they unexpectedly return to Energo, both Charlotte and Kevin must face their fears and step up to become the leaders they were always meant to be.

Author Bio:
Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. 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.

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  1. These books looks really cool. Got me curious :)

    Btw. Naj just wanted to let you know in case you haden`t noticed. Your tag for US Giveaways says UB instead :)

  2. This series sounds amazing and the covers look stunning !! Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention Naj :)

  3. Thanks so much for having me on the blog!


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