Alyssa Rose Ivy

Biography

Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels with over 750,000 books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I've always loved space opera, especially the romantic kind. With the Half Light, I finally have the opportunity to write a romantic space opera with a Mature YA/ New Adult feel. The first three books in the series are available now.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I first indie published back in 2011. At the time I was working on a non trendy book I knew I'd struggle to find a traditional home for. At the same time I was discovering lots of wonderful Indie authors. I decided to take the chance, and I shared Beckoning Light with the world.
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Where to find Alyssa Rose Ivy online


Where to buy in print


Series

Half Light
Mature YA/ New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Stardust (Half Light #1)

Price: $2.99 USD.

Stargaze (Half Light #2)

Price: $2.99 USD.

Starless (Half Light # 3)

Price: $2.99 USD.
Willow Harbor
Small Town Paranormal Romance

Books

Heart of the Lion
Series: The Heart Chronicles. Pre-release—available January 24, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Heart Chronicles continue... *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Halfway Whole and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves
Pre-release—available December 20, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Sometimes getting off the grid is the only way to stay on it... *New Adult Contemporary Romance*
Conflicted (The Corded Saga #3)
Series: The Corded Saga. Pre-release—available November 8, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Corded Saga continues with Conflicted... *New Adult Dystopian Romance*
Taken (The Pteron Chronicles #3)
Series: The Pteron Chronicles · The Chronicles. Pre-release—available September 27, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,550. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Book 3 of the Pteron Chronicles... *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Starless (Half Light # 3)
Series: Half Light. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
They are all trapped under a starless sky… Half Light, the romantic space opera, continues with Starless. *Mature YA/New Adult Sci-Fi Romance*
Stargaze (Half Light #2)
Series: Half Light. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,410. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Nothing is as it seems. Rachel’s entire life has changed in a blink of an eye. Betrayed by everyone she believed she could trust, the one shining light in all the chaos is the intensity of her growing bond with Noah. *Mature YA/ New Adult Sci-Fi Romance*
Stardust (Half Light #1)
Series: Half Light. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,290. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
What if the one you thought was your savior was actually your captor? The earth was never destroyed. A few words uttered by a stranger change Rachel’s life forever. After years of believing earth is gone, Rachel discovers that she cannot trust anything she thought was true or anyone she thought she loved, including the alien prince she was bound to spend her life with.
Warlock's Embrace (Willow Harbor #6)
Series: Willow Harbor. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sometimes what you need the most has been there all along... *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Full Moons and Candy Canes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,220. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Dark magic is no match for fate... **New Adult Paranormal Romance**
Tempt (The Pteron Chronicles #2)
Series: The Pteron Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,390. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Some flames are eternal... *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Forever Love: A Friends to Lovers Collection
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 166,150. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sometimes the best relationships start with friendship… *Contains three full length NA Romance novels*  On The Rocks: Love is best served on the rocks. The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend: Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever. Life After Falling: One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives. 
Cornered (The Corded Saga #2)
Series: The Corded Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When all you have left is hope, you fight with all that you are... *New Adult Dystopian Romance*
Shifter's Fate (Willow Harbor #1)
Series: Willow Harbor. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,540. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sometimes fate can't be ignored... Strange Neighbors. Hidden Desires. Small Town Charm. Welcome to Willow Harbor where everyone has a secret. What’s yours? The Willow Harbor Series: Standalone NA Paranormal Romance Book 1: Shifter's Fate by Alyssa Rose Ivy Book 2: Vampire's Descent by Jennifer Snyder Book 3: Hunter's Revenge by Juliana Haygert Book 4: Triton's Curse by Sarra Cannon
Heart of the Wolf (The Heart Chronicles #1)
Series: The Chronicles · The Heart Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Betrayal hurts, love heals.  Wolf shifter Carter jumps at the chance to leave his dead-end security job to join the exclusive and secret force, The Rangers. The Rangers do the work no one else can do, and Carter's first mission is no exception. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
The Empire Chronicles Books 1-3
Series: The Empire Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 181,420. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Empire Chronicles Books 1-3: The first three novels in the NA Paranormal Romance series The Empire Chronicles. Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey's year off from school. She’s going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature—let alone two.
Forged in Light (The Forged Chronicles #4)
Series: The Forged Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,780. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A love that can transcend time... *New Adult Fantasy Romance*
Torn (The Pteron Chronicles #1)
Series: The Pteron Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,400. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two powerful shifters: one of feathers and one of flame. ** Paranormal Romance **
Corded (The Corded Saga #1)
Series: The Corded Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,240. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In a world where women are commodities, the only thing more rare than finding true love is a happy ending. Kayla is in hiding—her only crime being born a girl in a society of 99 percent men. When her sister and niece are kidnapped, she is willing to do anything to save them. *Dystopian Romance*
Full Moons and Mistletoe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,720. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
One Alpha Wolf One Single Mom And a Christmas neither will ever forget…
Heat (The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles #2)
Series: The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,720. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Mara has power—power she isn't sure she wants, but after awakening a demon she has no choice but to embrace her abilities. Ian will do anything to have Mara as his mate, but even he is unsure how to protect her from a danger like none he could have ever imagined. When the heat is on, Mara and Ian will risk everything to find their way back to each other. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
The Dire Wolves Chronicles
Series: The Dire Wolves Chronicles. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 165,290. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Explore the world of the Dire Wolves… Three full-length novels. Contains complete Series. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Love (The Allure Chronicles #4)
Series: The Allure Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There is nothing more powerful than love. Daisy and Owen never catch a break. After being torn apart by the powerful and ruthless Elders, the sweetness of their reunion is tempered by the knowledge that Daisy's emotions may soon disappear again. With loyal friends by their side, Daisy and Owen will stop at nothing to save her, and their love. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Forged in Fire (The Forged Chronicles #3)
Series: The Forged Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A love more powerful than any other, and a darkness intent on destroying it. James and Ainsley are desperate. As darkness nearly consumes James, their only chance is to trust people who may be foes, and hope their love is strong enough to save them all. *New Adult Fantasy Romance*
Hunt (The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles #1)
Series: The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There's a new Alpha in town and he just found his mate, she just doesn't know it yet. Welcome to Crestview, Montana. Population ~1000 and not all of those are human. After his brother is murdered, Ian must step up to become Alpha of his bear shifter pack. At the same time law student Mara shows up in town, and Ian knows she’s destined to be his mate.
Lost (The Allure Chronicles #3)
Series: The Allure Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When all that you love is left behind, you are lost… Owen is devastated. He was willing to give up everything for Daisy, but she refused. He wants to believe there is a way to bring her back, even if it means getting help from the unlikeliest of sources. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Forged in Ice (The Forged Chronicles #2)
Series: The Forged Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
An undying love threatened by darkness... James' worst nightmare has come true. From the grave his father has poisoned the woman he loves, and James will do anything to save her.
Storm (The Empire Chronicles #5)
Series: The Empire Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,840. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Underneath our greatest flaws lie our greatest strengths. Jared barely has time to process the revelation that his mother is a witch before his life is once again turned upside down. He wakes up in a time and place he thought he had left behind with no clue how to get out. When Vera shows up the stakes are even higher. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Life After Falling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,550. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives. *Contemporary Romance*
Dawn (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #3)
Series: The Dire Wolves Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
It is always darkest before dawn. Gage and Mary Anne are on the run and determined to break Hunter out of prison so he can finish changing Gage. They look to Mary Anne’s college friend Genevieve and the zany Dire Denny for assistance, but in the end, help comes from the unlikeliest of places. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
The Hazards Series Books 1-3
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,790. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
The Hazards Series Books 1-3: Contains three full length New Adult Romance Novels
Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2)
Series: The Allure Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,100. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love. Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love. *New Adult Paranormal Romance *
Forged in Stone (The Forged Chronicles #1)
Series: The Forged Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The son of darkness is all grown up... James is a Guardian. He is tasked with protecting the most important person in his world. For eight years he has done his job without complaint, but he has grown tired of living under the shadow of a father who is responsible for the most unimaginable violence and destruction his world has ever known. *Fantasy Romance*
Savor (The Empire Chronicles #4)
Series: The Empire Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,010. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jared is Vera's perfect man—until he opens his mouth. An incredible body and set of wings can only go so far when everything he says seems designed to make her mad. Still, she can't deny her intense attraction or the fact that he is the closest thing she has to a friend. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend
Series: Hazards. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever. Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.
Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)
Series: The Allure Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 75,520. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
There's danger in the beauty... Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist. But he did. And I was done waiting. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
Seduction's Kiss (The Allure Chronicles)
Series: The Allure Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 25,830. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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.
Dusk (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #2)
Series: The Dire Wolves Chronicles, Book 2 · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,060. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Dire Wolves Chronicles continue... After you have sacrificed your freedom what else is there to lose?
The Hazards of Mistletoe
Series: Hazards. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,320. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
One snowy Christmas Eve, one mistletoe kiss, one friendship changed forever. Don’t underestimate the power of mistletoe. It looks innocent enough, but a single branch has the potential to change your life. One mistletoe kiss led to the most embarrassing night of my life, but thankfully by the next Christmas I ended up exactly where I was supposed to be.
The Clayton Falls Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 171,290. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Come home to Clayton Falls… Contains three full length New Adult Contemporary Romance novels.
Stay (The Empire Chronicles #3)
Series: The Empire Chronicles · The Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
* New Adult Paranormal Romance* Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.
Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1)
Series: The Dire Wolves Chronicles, Book 1 · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,580. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
*New Adult Paranormal Romance* Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.
First & Forever (The Crescent Chronicles #4)
Series: The Crescent Chronicles, Book 4 · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,610. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ever wonder what Levi was thinking in FLIGHT? Find out in the two Levi POV novellas FIRST & FOREVER. This combined edition includes both FIRST (previously released) and FOREVER, a brand new novella. This edition also includes the bonus short story: The Royal Wedding.
The Hazards of Sex on the Beach
Series: Hazards. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
One broken heart, one drink too many, one steamy night in the sand... *New Adult Romance*
On The Rocks (Mixology)
Series: Mixology. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Love is best served on the rocks. My roommates look really good naked. At least one of them does. I’m sure the other one does too, but I haven’t seen him without his pants on. Living with two guys wasn't something I’d ever considered, but the opportunity fell in my lap, and I’d have been crazy to turn it down. *New Adult Romance*
Search (The Empire Chronicles #2)
Series: The Empire Chronicles, Book 2 · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,520. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
*New Adult Paranormal Romance* Casey isn't human. The revelation should terrify her, but it doesn't. Instead it excites her. Too bad not everyone is as excited as she is. Torn between two lives, the only one she's ever known and her life as a paranormal princess, Casey has to decide whether she can trust the man she loves. Sometimes being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.
The Hazards of a One Night Stand
Series: Hazards. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
One small town boy, one girl who wants more, one roll in the hay... *New Adult Romance*
First (A Crescent Chronicles Novella)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Levi's got it all. He's a paranormal prince with more money and power than he knows what to do with, but something is missing—a mate. He only has until college graduation to find her. Allie's perfect but she wants nothing to do with him. When attraction becomes something more, will he take a chance and show her who he really is or will he lose everything? *Levi POV Novella of approximately 18K*
Shaken Not Stirred (Mixology)
Series: Mixology. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,280. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
*New Adult Romance/Romantic Comedy* Finding the perfect guy is like mixing the perfect drink. It's all about the taste and presentation.
The Afterglow Trilogy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 173,890. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Take a step through the gate into the Afterglow Trilogy. Contains all three books of the trilogy.
Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1)
Series: The Empire Chronicles, Book 1 · The Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In the city that never sleeps the Chronicles continue… Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey's year off from school. She’s going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature—let alone two. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*
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Smashwords book reviews by Alyssa Rose Ivy

  • Long Days in Paradise - The First Book of the Shards of Heaven on Oct. 13, 2011

    It’s a rare thing to find a fantasy read that can effectively combine all of the good things about epic fantasy with all the fun of a coming of age YA novel while making you laugh out loud. Long Days in Paradise, the first in the Shards of Heaven series achieves just that. From the first introduction of Jorden Miles, a seventeen-year-old who finds himself in a strange world where nothing seems quite as it should be, I was hooked. Jorden is immediately likeable and believable, and I found myself rooting for him even when I wanted to scream at him for making a really dumb decision (You know a book is good when you find yourself trying to interact with the characters). Jorden is joined by many colorful characters, most notably his close friend Taf, a human-feline hybrid who seems to have a heart of gold, even if she is full of secrets. Long Days in Paradise is a fun read that effortlessly combines fantasy, adventure, romance and humor in a unique and entertaining way. I recommend it to any fans of fantasy, from the avid epic fantasy fan, to those who enjoy a fun YA feel.