Dia Compe and Tektro make models of v-brake compatible road bike levers with hoods, for around $20-40. They are popular for Cyclocross bikes and conversions. I dig them but I run riser bars on my 26" v brake bikes.
I made these for a cyclocross bike conversion of a Walmart hybrid, before I put the riser bar back on it for motor bicycling. I still have the drop bar and think I might put it back on the bike, now that I have the throttle system worked out.
Schwinn avenue with drop bars and stock v-brake shifter combos, with machined out clamps for wider bar diameter
My 3x7 GMC Denali road bike with a replacement touring bar, and Sunrace mtn bike pods, also with machined clamps.
Dia Compe 287 V V-brake compatible road levers, about $30
Cane Creek (I love this brand!) v-brake road levers, $50