BOOK TOUR INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy
by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Clayton Falls Series, Book One
When you’re lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.
Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.
Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.
Author Interview with Alyssa Rose Ivy
Q: What do you think makes a good story?
A: For me, characters make the story. I love real and memorable characters that stay with you long after you’ve set aside the book. A good setting is also important. I love unique and fun settings that really make you feel like you’re somewhere new. I also love plots that keep you guessing, but the author needs to give you enough clues along the way to make it possible (although difficult) to figure out.
Q: What was different while writing DERAILED as compared to the other books you’ve written? Challenges?
A: Derailed was my first contemporary romance, and it was a very different writing experience from my fantasy and paranormal books. It was a much more emotional process, and it came from a very personal place.
Q: What is your favorite scene in DERAILED or was your favorite to write?
A: My favorite scene in Derailed is when Ben finds Molly on the dock behind her house. I think it really sets up the relationship between them, and I absolutely loved writing that kiss.
Q: Is there anything you would like readers to take away after reading the book they may miss that you want to point out?
A: Derailed is a love story, but in the end it’s also a story of hope and moving on. No matter how bad things seem, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
A: I love to spend time with my family. I have two young children with endless energy, and I can’t get enough of them. I enjoy being outside as much as possible, reading, and listening to music.
About the Author
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. 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. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
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