It’s confession time, I declare myself as a crime / thriller addict but sometimes too much of something leaves you craving something a little different. To taste something that your bookish palate isn’t used to. Well a majority of the time, my go to genre is romance, whether it’s a bit of romantic comedy, cry yourself until you can’t breath romance or anything historical. Well, in walks our indie of the day, who writes…. yeah you guessed it, all kinds of romance reads!
Alyssa Drake is a USA Today Bestselling Author, She is as a multi-genre author, Alyssa currently writes Historical romance, Paranormal romance, Contemporary romance, and Cosy mystery, blending a little bit of love with a little bit of mystery. Alyssa Drake has been creating stories since she could hold a crayon, preferring to construct her own bedtime tales instead of reading the titles in her bookshelves.
Alyssa thoroughly enjoys strong heroines and often laughs aloud when imagining conversations between her characters. One of her favorite diversions is fabricating stories about the strangers surrounding her on public transportation. When she’s not whipping up chocolate treats in the kitchen, Alyssa can be found madly scribbling notes on a train or daydreaming out the window as the scenery whips past.
So, we are here to talk about books, more specifically Alyssa’s books. Alyssa has published nine novels, seven of which belong to a series. So today i’m going to draw you in with four of her books (including the first instalments of both series).
All books are available from a number of e-book providers, but also available in paperback. The first series is The Wiltshire Chronicles, that begins with A Perfect Plan.
An opinionated tomboy must navigate the dangers of society, unaware her brother’s killer is lurking in her midst.
When her brother’s ship sinks off the coast of France, Miss Samantha Hastings surrenders her quiet, country life to manage his affairs. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and the unnerving green eyes of Lord Westwood–her brother’s best friend and her new guardian.
Benjamin, Lord Westwood, never intended on following through with his rash promise to act as guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister. Upon learning of his best friend’s death, Benjamin’s intention was to marry her off to the first acceptable suitor. When he finds himself falling for Samantha instead, Benjamin alights upon the perfect plan: a marriage of convenience.
The plan, however, quickly unravels when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized, and Benjamin is running out of time. Can he save the woman he loves…or will murder ruin his perfect plan?
If you enjoy the mystery and intrigue of Amanda Quick and Lisa Kleypas, dive into this spellbinding series filled with history, romance, and suspense.
Virtually Yours is the first book in the Avalisse Ross Mysteries and is also available in both kindle and paperback formats. This novel has been co-written with another author, Bella Emy.
Rookie detective Avalisse Ross finds herself entangled in a series of murders where the killer has a favorite type of victim… and they all look just like her.
When Ava catches her fiancé in a compromising position, she decides it is time to take out the trash. Newly single and heartbroken, she agrees to accompany her best friend to a private dating club, which boasts an intriguing new world of seduction through the use of virtual reality. All the pleasures of an affair, without the brutal consequences…
The death of a prominent socialite leads Detective Leo Alexander to investigate the new club. Shocked to discover Ava at Virtually Yours, he corners her, dragging the truth behind her breakup from her reluctant lips. However, when her ex’s new girlfriend—a mirror image of Ava—shows up strangled, Ava must shelf her anger to catch a murderer.
Against Leo’s wishes, she returns to Virtually Yours as bait. The plan works perfectly, except for one small hitch… how do you defend yourself when you’re strapped to a chair?
Fans of Jayne Ann Krentz and Marie Force will savor the premiere book in the Avalisse Ross Mysteries series. Propelling the reader into the ultimate 21st century hookup, this steamy contemporary suspense which will have you devouring every page to catch a killer.
The next series that has been begun by Alyssa is the Paranormal Tales from Firefly Island. The first in the series is Hexed. Again, it is available in both ebook and paperback formats.
A witch without her powers must choose between a dangerous love and a dark destiny.
When circumstances outside of Remy Vasile’s control bring her back to Firefly Island, the undeveloped witch doesn’t just find herself up against painful memories. This time, the island of secrets has thrown her into a perilous new world.
Sebastian Ayres’ blasé attitude and life of pleasurable pursuits is disrupted the moment Remy’s hand brushes his. Irresistibly drawn to his mate, Sebastian must undertake the daunting task of persuading her that he is not just any man, but the only man for her.
But unbeknownst to either, dark secrets, hidden since Remy’s birth, are about to be uncovered, and Remy will be confronted with a life-altering decision. Remy must decide if she will fight and risk her heart…or continue running from her destiny to save her life.
The final series first book instalment that i’ll be spotlighting today (but please go and have a gander at all of Alyssa’s book catalogue) is the first book in the Damsels Defeating Distress series. Book one is called Fortress Of Desire.
Destitute, an actress accepts a job impersonating the princess of an island nation, only to discover her subjects are plotting murder.
Lily Lyon’s acting career is dead; her latest play closed on opening night. Broke, jobless, and willing to accept anything, Lily agrees to a unique opportunity offered by the mysterious and sexy Jasper, royal guard to Princess Genevieve of Ceresus.
The offer? One week in paradise pretending to be the princess and twenty thousand dollars.
However, her dream job quickly turns to a nightmare when Lily learns Her Highness’ picture perfect life is a charade. Navigating a minefield of hate, Lily struggles to portray the princess’ venomous demeanor without revealing her true identity. When Genevieve’s body is discovered skewered through the heart, Lily realizes she is in grave danger, but who can she trust, when everyone has a motive?
So there you have it, the spotlighted author and books of the day! Alyssa is extremely active on a variety of different social medias. I have included her links below and I am so giving you a rib nudge to follow her. Here are her links:
Dreamers group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alyssadrakenovels
You can even sign up for Alyssa’s newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cAwxVn
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