Title: Shaken Not Stirred
Series: Mixology #1
Publication Date: January 7th 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance, Humor
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Synopsis
Finding the perfect guy is like mixing the perfect drink. It's all about the taste and presentation.
Maddy's gone off the deep end, at least that's what her family thinks when she handles her med school rejections by moving to the Outer Banks. It doesn't help that she's paying her bills by bartending and is sharing walls with two guys, even if one of them is her childhood best friend.
Her choice of men seems more balanced on the surface—Colin is driven, sexy, and gainfully employed, but she can't help spending her Thursday nights searching for the perfect drink for Lyle, whose music captivates her with its haunting lyrics. Maddy believes everyone has a perfect drink—and finding Lyle's isn't a challenge she's willing to lose.
Shaken Not Stirred...I love the cover by the way! Tell us a few things about it!
Shaken Not Stirred is a New Adult Romance with a lot of humor. It follows Maddy, a recent college grad who has no idea what to do with her life after being rejected from med school. She ends up bartending in the Outer Banks and living with two guys (one is her childhood best friend). She has her share of dating misadventures and meets some pretty awesome people along the way to falling in love.
What was your inspiration?
The idea for Shaken Not Stirred came on a trip to the Outer Banks. I had a lot of fun chatting with some of the bartenders, waitresses and store owners and decided it would be fun to write a story based on that experience. Maddy’s story developed from there.
Colin or Lyle? :)
Although I love musicians, Colin wins for me. He’s so sweet.
Why read Shaken Not Stirred?
Shaken Not Stirred will put a smile on your face. It’s likely to get you laughing and swooning too. If you’re looking for a different kind of NA romance, check it out.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I’ve been told I have a fairly unique style and voice. I tend to write dialogue heavy first person narrative.
From starting writing books to becoming a recognized author, it’s a long way. How was it when you first started?
Writing was a hobby for years, and even when I published my first book, I never imagined I’d have an opportunity to share my stories with so many people. It’s been an amazing experience.
You’ve written a number of books so you should be accustomed to seeing your books in bookstores. How do you feel every time a book of yours is out for sale?
It’s always exciting to release a new book and share it with the world.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Right now I’m finishing up edits on The Hazards of a One Night Stand. It’s a companion novel to the Hazards of Skinny Dipping. I’m not ready to share any teasers quite yet, but the tag line is: One small town boy, one girl who wants more, one roll in the hay...
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thanks for taking this journey with me. I appreciate all of you.
Thank you for your time! :)
About Alyssa Rose Ivy
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young 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.