Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clayton Falls Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}: Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Hey Ya'll. Thanks for stopping by my stop on the Clayton Falls Blog Tour! Alyssa Rose Ivy is an absolutely wonderful author and we love her here at Book- Marks the Spot. I have a couple of things for you today. :) I have a Review of Veer (by yours truly), an author bio of the talented Alyssa Rose Ivy ( I find I have to keep repeating her full name..), and (du- na na na!) everybody's favorite: A giveaway. Lets get to it. :D

Also, here is a link to our previous reviews of  books by this author: 

Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Clayton Falls, #2
Publication date: November, 2012

Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.

When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.


Alright, as you well know, this cover is HOT! She is all....take me, Gavin.  And he is all... muah! lol. O.o It just draws you in. okay, now that I am through with that. 

I love how this book has alternating viewpoints. In derailed, we did not get to know Ben as much as we get to know Gavin in Veer. I feel like the alternating viewpoints gave the characters more depth. Speaking of depth of characters, I love how Molly was still a part of this story and we can see how she has become a more vibrant version of herself in this book. 

I really liked Becca in this book. We did not get to know much at all about he in the first book. She is so sweet and innocent. And I love how she is all awkward with dates and make attention. haha. Makes me feel like a little less of a weirdo or being so awkward.

Gavin experienced a major change in this book. I mean, he came on strong and was charming and flirty in the first one. But in this one, he was was so passive, unsure,  and aggressive. I kind of liked it. lol. He just loved to argue in this one. 

Jake is still my absolute favorite character of both books and I cannot wait for his story!!!! hehe. Sorry, he is just so random and weird and funny. He is an..... well... adorable dorky weirdo. <3 why is that appealing to me... I have no idea. He is still fighting with Molly. And I love how he and Becca become friends. (: So sweet!

I love how the characters in this series have these shady pasts or traumas and the author is so good at keeping you in suspense! I was like... the scar, woman?!  What's up with the scar?! Want to know? Read the book, silly. ;)

fun fact: Some of the guys in here acted like major sleezeballs! haha
But this book was just as good as the first book in the Clayton Falls series. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. (Jake *ahem*)

A little about Mrs. Alyssa Rose Ivy

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.

and now....THE GIVEAWAY!
 (give it away, give it away, give it away now! Yes, that just happened.)

The Author has generously allowed us to host a giveaway for EITHER  an eBook copy of the first book in the Clayton Falls Series, Derailed, OR Swag (I know. It's okay.  My bff Tiffany squealed at the mention of Swag, too.)
And I have decided to allow the winner from my stop to choose their prize. again, you do not get both the eBook and swag. But- Before you have to make your decision, I know you want to find out more about Derailed. .....OK. :)
If you are not already aware (and I'm almost 100 percent positive you aren't), I participated in the cover reveal of Derailed (The first cover) .  I know Irrelevent.. anyways. :D Moving on: 


Alyssa Rose Ivy

Series: Clayton Falls, #1
Publication date: September, 2012

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.

Also...the Book trailer! :D

Sound Awesome? Um, yes. yes, it does. Well Tiffany and I have both already read it and  loved it.  So yeah... :)


Alright. We will have one winner chosen by the Rafflecopter Ninja. We will email that winner with the option of an eBook or Swag. They tell us their choice. We send the message on down to the author. If it is Swag, she sends it to your mail lady. Your mail lady gives it to you. You squeal with joy. If it is an eBook, we send her your email and preferred format and she sends you the book. Get it? Got it? Good. Release the Kracken!

If you love Clayton Falls, be sure to check out the Crescent Chronicles! (Flight = amazing) Also, if you do not win this giveaway, come back on the 4th of February and enter my giveaway in conjunction with the Crescent Chronicles Book Blast for an ebook copy of Flight (or swag), the first book in this amazing author's alternate series! 


  1. Thank you so so much for the giveaway. I am really excited to read this book!

  2. I have not yet read any of her books but I will be adding her to my tbr list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Veer! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yay, for loving Jake. I can't wait to share his story in April. :)

    1. I can't wait either! And it was no problem at all reading your lovely book. (: Cannot wait to read corded!

  4. Thank you Mrs. Ivy ( I feel like I'm back in school) for the give away!


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