Friday, May 18, 2012

Afterglow Series Book Tour: Character interview & excerpt

Welcome to The Afterglow Trilogy Official Blog Tour. We read and liked Beckoning Light (our review) and we're happy to be a part of this tour hosted by A Tale of Many Reviews. Author Alyssa Rose Ivy has shared with us a game of This and That with Charlotte's brother, Kevin, and an excerpt from Perilous Light.

Beckoning Light
  (The Afterglow Trilogy #1)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: YA fantasy

Blurb: 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.

Character Interview: This or That with Kevin
Dogs or cats? Dogs (but don’t tell Naomi). 

Coffee or tea? Coffee I guess, but I’d usually choose a soda. 

Dark or milk chocolate? Milk, you can’t beat a classic Hershey’s bar. 

Night or day? Night, I especially love a night game of basketball. 

Pens or pencils? Pencils. I like to be able to erase things easily. 

Sweet or Sour? Sour. I really like any kind of sour candy.

Summer or Winter? Winter. At least when it’s cold you can add layers, if it’s hot there is nothing you can do.

Movie or Music? Movies. I love anything with action.

Crayons or markers? I guess crayons, but really I was never much of an artist.

Shoes or no shoes? Shoes, but don’t ask me to wear anything but sneakers.

Pepsi or Coke? Pepsi.

PC or Mac? P.C. It’s what I’ve always used.

We thank Kevin for stopping by!

Perilous Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #2)

Blurb: Would you sacrifice everything for a world you barely knew?

A year has passed since Charlotte and Kevin first stepped
through the gate into Energo and neither has been able to settle back into their normal lives. Charlotte tries to distract herself from thoughts of Calvin with the antics of James and her growing friendship with Liam. Kevin can’t seem to shake his feelings for Samantha as he adjusts to his new identity as a college basketball player.

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

Perilous Light Excerpt:

I saw her just as I rounded the corner to the pond. A light haze coated the sky, but the rising sun gave enough light to illuminate the area. I stopped several feet away and just watched. She was doing some kind of yoga stretches. I had no idea someone could be that flexible, and it only accentuated her beauty. Although it made me wince thinking about how painful it would be to hold my leg up like that, I couldn’t turn away. Her eyes were closed, so I decided to enjoy the view.

“Can you feel it?” Samantha’s voice broke me out of my near trance. Did she realize I was there? “Kevin?”

She knew. Damn! Hopefully, she didn’t know I had been practically ogling her.

“Yeah. Sure. Sort of?” I had no idea what she was talking about.

She turned around and strolled over to me. “Ever since you and your sister arrived in Energo, there has been a change in the air. Now it is even stronger.” Samantha seemed so confident and excited that I didn’t want to let her down.

I tried to play it off as though I actually understood what she was saying. “Yeah, it’s great, huh?”

Samantha laughed. “It is almost like a large weight has been lifted. We can do this. We can defeat Blake.” I gave her a weak smile, but couldn’t help focusing on her lips.

As if she read my mind, she filled in the distance between us.

About this 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. 

This tour is presented by A Tale of Many Reviews.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being part of the tour and featuring Beckoning and Perilous Light!