Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Book Tour: The Afterglow Trilogy Guest Post by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Writing to Music
I need music to write. Sure I can sketch out a few scenes or a section of dialogue, but if I really want to get serious writing done music is required. For me, the songs need to fit the voice of the character I’m writing. This was especially true when writing the Afterglow books. I actually found myself writing to two different playlists, one for Charlotte and one for Kevin. Although the lists shared a few of the same songs, they were fundamentally different. Looking back over my playlists, I can’t believe how much Linkin Park I listened to when writing Kevin and on the flip side before writing Charlotte I wouldn’t have believed Snow Patrol had so many great songs. Who else uses music to inspire them?

Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #1)  
Alyssa Rose Ivy  
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.

Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2)  
Alyssa Rose Ivy  
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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