Thursday, January 29, 2015

Release Day Launch - Excerpt, Review & Giveaway: Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles #0.5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Seduction's Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Seduction's Kiss
(The Allure Chronicles #0.5)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
January 29, 2015
93 pages

Goodreads Summary:
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)*


We wove our way through the crowds. I glanced into the rows of bars and clubs teeming with people dressed in various degrees of costumes. Despite my apprehension of hanging out with someone I barely knew, the excitement seemed to be rubbing off on me. I found myself moving along to the music spilling out of one club when we were momentarily stopped.
“Duncan!” A girl with long blond hair yelled and proceeded to wrap her arms around Duncan’s neck. She was dressed as a pumpkin, if a pumpkin was just a skimpy piece of orange fabric. “Come dancing with us.” She was visibly drunk.
“Oh, hi.” He gave me an apologetic look.
I shrugged. It wasn’t like we were on a date.
“Why aren’t you dressed up? It’s Halloween. You’re supposed to be dressed up.”
He shoved a hand into his back pocket. “How do you know that I’m not dressed up?”
“Laurie!” The girl yelled. “It’s Duncan, the stripper who did Debbie’s party last week.”
Wait. What? Did he strip? Wow, that was pretty surprising. He wasn’t bad looking, but I hadn’t met a male stripper before.
Another girl ran over. This one was appropriately attired. She had an awesome lollipop costume on. She also gave Duncan a hug, so I decided to people watch while I waited. That’s when I saw him. The gorgeous guy from the bar. All six plus feet of his perfectness. This time he was wearing one of those sleeveless white t-shirts that showed off his muscular arms. But it wasn’t his muscles that jumped out the most. It was his beautiful set of black wings. Now that was a costume.
He glanced up just as he passed, and my chest tightened. He looked at me with curiosity for a second before continuing on. Maybe he vaguely remembered my face but didn’t know why. I wasn’t sure what would be worse, if he remembered the humiliating moment, or if he didn’t.
I suddenly felt embarrassed of my cat costume. Were the whiskers too much?
“Daisy?” Duncan called my name and snapped me out of my daze. “Ready?” The girls must have walked off while I was distracted because Duncan was alone watching me. I wondered how obvious my ogling was.
“Yeah, sure.”
Duncan towed me along until he turned into a dark and completely unappealing dive. This was his favorite place? I kept my mouth shut. I didn’t want to offend him. Maybe this was one of those hidden gems you always hear about. Just to be safe I texted Reyna the name of the place as inconspicuously as possible, Grounddiggers.
“Who are you texting?” Duncan asked as we walked through the entrance.
Evidently I wasn’t as inconspicuous as I thought. “Just a friend.” I’m not sure why I didn’t just tell him who it was. I just felt like it was safer not to.
He nodded at a bouncer, who like Duncan was dressed all in black. The bouncer grunted something unintelligible to Duncan. Duncan must have taken the grunt to mean enter because he pulled me further inside.


Definitely a promising start to a paranormal series! I read the blurb once and decided I wanted to try this series. Then I completely forgot about it until I received the eARC. I have to say that it was a good thing I forgot because it increased my enjoyment going into the novella blank.

Daisy gets roped into visiting New Orleans for the weekend with her roommate. Of course, her roommate's there for a guy but it seems like said guy has a nice cute roommate for Daisy too. Until we find out their other roommate's not so normal and crazy things happen. There's a bizarre kidnapping followed by a breezy rescue. Our mysterious heroes leave Daisy gasping for breath and it's only just the beginning ;)

So the supernatural creatures. I thought we were done with these beings (angels, werewolves, demons, ghosts, what else is there?) but apparently there are more! The vampires were very blunt and dare I say, horny. If you read this novella, you'll see what I mean. I was less than impressed because they sounded like a bunch of hormonal airheads. What got me excited though were the Pterons. I'm looking forward to learning more about them because it sounds like they're something special!!

The sneak peek into the series was fun and I like what Seduction's Kiss stood for. I will be keeping my eyes out for Lure!

4 Cats
*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.


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