Guest Post + Giveaway: Choosing A Setting By Alyssa Rose Ivy
I’m definitely a character-centered writer. My book ideas always develop by creating the characters first. However, the first thing I usually discover about a character is where they are. I love creating fun settings for my books.
The whole idea behind my YA fantasy series, The Afterglow Trilogy, is a girl discovering a hidden world behind the gate in her backyard. Building that hidden world, Energo, was one of my favorite parts of writing those books.
At the same time, I also love setting books in places I know. That’s exactly what I did with The Crescent Chronicles. I went to college in New Orleans, and after four years there, I knew that it would be the perfect setting for a paranormal romance.
There is something so romantic, yet spooky about New Orleans that makes you believe that the supernatural is really possible. The very name of the series—the Crescent Chronicles—is a clue that the setting of New Orleans plays a huge role in these books. It’s impossible for me to imagine Flight taking place anywhere else. I really hope Flight is able to transport my readers to the city I love so much.
Now, for the giveaway, Alyssa has up for grabs 2 ebook copies and 1 print copy (print copy options is open to US shipping) of Flight.
To enter the giveaway, just follow the instructions listed on the form below.
Good luck to all those entering!
Sometimes you just have to take flight.
A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.
Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.
About The Author:
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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