by Alyssa Rose Ivy


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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.

It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy's attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?

*New Adult Paranormal Romance*

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502300676
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, 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.

Series by Alyssa Rose Ivy:
- The Crescent Chronicles
- The Empire Chronicles
- Clayton Falls
- The Hazards Series
- The Mixology Series
- The Afterglow Trilogy
- The Dire Wolves Chronicles

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Dire (The Dire Wolves Chronicles #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books I have to take a few moments to gather my thoughts before I rush into a review. Don't get me wrong...I enjoyed the story, there just was some parts that made the storyline hard for me to shallow. I’ll get to that in a bit. Let me start off by saying that I love Gage. Like love-love him. He is a great character that I ended up loving more and more as the story unfolded. Mary Anne? I liked her, but wasn't in love with her character. But she was ok. As for Hunter...no! Just no. He is one of those characters you scream and scream at, trying to make them see reason to no avail. Read on, you'll see. Okay, so here is where parts of the storyline got me. I think my problem was how everything seemed to center around sex. Again, don't get me wrong. There is a story here, but it evolved around sex. To me, the storyline started out good. Really good. Until the wolves showed up and then it seemed like a meeting of the horn dogs. (Wolf pun intended.) Everyone wanted a piece. And don't get me started on the twist towards the end. I think the story had great potential to go somewhere amazing or do something spectacular with it, but it just got to me and not in a good way. But I am holding out faith for book 2. I know Ivy has something up her sleeve and I cannot wait to see what it is. DIRE is a quick read that had me glued to my ereader, eagerly devouring it until I couldn't hold my eyes open any longer....only to pick it up and finish it as soon as I was awake the next morning. I really do look forward to what is going to happen next, as the ending left me wanting and needing more. Mary Anne and Gage have found themselves in quite the predicament. 4 Wolfy Stars!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love shifter books but this one wasn't even remotely good. Seemed like it was written by a teenager with a shifter romance obsession. The story was all over the place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
College students get caught in snow storm. Found by warewolves who want to mate with girlfriend. Try to get away caught by witches. Girlfriend promises to mate with werewolf to save boy she loves. Twisted and disgusting. Wolves were creepy.
JJY 20 days ago
A good start to a new series! Mary Anne and Gage were friends since childhood but she is not a child anymore and, as Gage can attest to, Mary Anne is now a beautiful young woman. Both attend the same college so riding home together for the holiday is the logical thing to do. Their attraction to each other is undeniable but neither wants to take the first step over the “friend” boundary line. When Gage’s truck slides off the road leaving them stuck in a ditch during a blizzard, huddling together in a sleeping bag for warmth makes it impossible to deny their feelings any longer. Once the snow stops they begin the long hike to find help. The men they encounter have no phone at their homestead but Mary Anne and Gage accept their offer of shelter as another storm approaches. Once inside, the attitudes of the people living at the homestead become more alarming and Mary Anne and Gage soon realize they need to leave before they lose the chance to escape. This is a good paranormal fantasy story. I enjoyed it and finished it in one day. The characters were interesting even though Hunter was pretty creepy. I wish it had been more stand-alone instead of ending on a cliffhanger, which was disappointing, but overall the story was interesting and a good first book.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I can't imagine the dedication that goes into writing a story so I commend you on that.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This was almost too brutal for me but I did like parts of it. Keep up the good writing!
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Well written. Good job. Please keep writting. MR.
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Gave up on this after kidnappers forcing female lead character to sleep in leader's bed or biyfriend killed
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I really like Alyssa' books, but not this one. I wish there was a little more back history between Gage and Mary Ann, other than we grew up together in the same small town. Then how quickly they slept together. Then the whole Hunter thing. I just don't know what to think about it all. It was really confusing and had the whole feeling of women are not equal, men are superior bull crap. Forcing her to stay there against her will by threatening Gages life, and become his mate. What??? The story just felt rushed, and missing pieces. Then throw in the witches that belittle men and treat them like dogs. It just wasn't my kind of book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. Not the typical girl meets wolf - definetly somewhat disturbing, and its all good!
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
If Dire is anything to go by, I think this series will be fantastic too. Throw me to the wolves any day... well at least these kinds of wolves anyway. The wolves are still a bit of a mystery to me, but I like that, and I think we'll get to more of the meat and potatos of these wolves in the next book. Within this story, we got to know Mary Anne and Gage very well. The perspectives fluctuated between the two. I really liked Gage. I think he is a good choice for Mary Anne. Of course, I'm drawn to the mysterious alpha wolf, Hunter, even more. I don't have a favorite just yet as I have hang ups regarding both guys at this point, so I'm still on the fence as to who I'm rooting for completely. Like all of Alyssa Rose Ivy's books, I'm already hooked. I absolutely love this world she has created and, it's so much fun to have more than one series to vicariously live through within The Society. Dire by Alyssa Rose Ivy was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, but a little slow moving
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Alyssa Rose Ivy fan and just love all of her books. Her Crescent Chronicles and its spin-off series the Empire Chronicles are both some of my favorite paranormal series out there.  Needless to say, I have been really looking forward to reading Dire, the first book in The Dire Wolf Chronicles.  I must say that Dire is a bit different that the other paranormal books I've read by Alyssa Rose Ivy before.  It has a kind of darker feel to it, and though it is obvious from the synopsis what the Dire wolves are, it's kind of like watching one of those scary movies when you're own the edge of your seat waiting for the bad guy to jump out of the closet or something - and I mean that in a good way.  Mary Anne and Gage, the guy she's had a major crush on forever it seems, are on their way home for break from college.  She's known him all her life, but Gage has always considered her more of a little sister, that is until recently, when he's been noticing she isn't so little anymore.  One thing leads to another and they find themselves in a heated night of passion despite the freezing temperatures outside.  They also find themselves in a very bad situation, one that changes their lives forever.  I liked both Mary Anne and Gage's characters, but it took a while for Gage to grow on me, though he did as the book progressed.  Both Mary Anne and Gage are confronted with their feelings with one another and how deep those go suddenly, and just what they are willing to sacrifice to keep the other safe.  Then there there is Hunter, the alpha of the shifter pack of Dire wolves who also has plans for Mary Anne  While I wasn't crazy about him, I do think there is potential for my opinion to change as the series progresses, so I am not writing him off yet, but will wait and see where things go before I make that decision.  There are also some surprising things that happen that just add more suspense to the story that I look forward to finding out more about also. Overall, I did enjoy Dire.  A good majority of the book seemed as if it was setting the stage or laying the groundwork for the series, and it didn't start really getting on the edge of your seat exciting until neared the end, which by the way, has left me in "dire" need (sorry I couldn't resist) for the next book in the series.  Dire is a great beginning to what looks to be another outstanding paranormal series by Alyssa Rose Ivy, and is most definitely something I would recommend checking out. 
WPerry More than 1 year ago
Dire is the first book in the Dire Wolves Chronicles and I can't say how thrilled I am that this series has just begun! These wolves have me HOOKED! It's a great new, darker, twist on werewolves! The end to this book left me speechless and I am ATTEMPTING to wait patiently for the next installment! Alyssa has given us another amazing book that I was unable to put down until I finished. The characters are great and you get more of that hilarious, sarcastic banter that helps to make Alyssa's book so great! Mary Anne and Gage are hard-headed, spontaneous, funny, & strong! Such a GREAT read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book