Friday, December 28, 2012

Ivy B Promoting on You Gotta Read

Hello and Happy Friday to you Sweet Bees

this...the last Friday of the year and my last promo day of the year. I will be promoting Baby, You're Cold Inside around the cyber universe a bit more come January but, this will be my last one for 2012.

Today, I'm over at 

the site that gave me my lovely 4.5/5 review for The Fifth Story.  The book I'm currently promoting, Baby, You're Cold Inside, is very different thematically than The Fifth Story and a lot shorter, but I hope, to my fine readers, no less entertaining.

That's really all I have for now. I've got a 1000 things to do before we head off on Saturday to visit family in another province, which is why, if you've seen where I was supposed to be soon, I've had to postpone a couple of my blog dates. Sorry my Bees, I just don't have time to be everywhere.

So, until next time,

Ivy B wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year


Monday, December 24, 2012

Ivy B Making An Executive Decision

Hello and Happy Christmas Eve Sweet Bees

I know the title of my blog post isn't festive, but the reason for it is that because I'm honestly not sure when the Breathless Press Naughty blog hop is could be could be midnight...I'm making a decision to pick a winner now because I've a 1000 things to do today and if I don't do it now, it won't get done!

So...I've picked a winner using Random.Org and now send Congratulations D O' will be contacted soon!

I will now take the time to wish you all the happiest of holidays. It's hard sometimes, depending on your year or who you're surrounded by or where you live, to get in the spirit and I'll be honest, even though we've had a lot of good this year, we've had a lot of not so good and sometimes the not so good hits me very hard. However, even mixed in the not so good is the joy of being with family that I adore. Thinking about being surrounded by people that mean so much to me, pushes the not so good away and the spirit of the season fills me with happiness.

I'll be back later in the week, but until then,

Ivy B saying Merrry Christmas Sweet Bees!

And thank-you for being a big part of the very good in my year.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ivy B Having a Busy Saturday

And it's not just because it's the Saturday before Christmas my Sweet Bees. No! No!

It's because today I'm

1.) Visiting with Allie A Burrow. It's a promo for Baby, You're Cold Inside and a giveaway! (of that very book!) So stop come on over and see what's what!

2.) I'm also over at the erotic writer's website Behind Closed Doors and to do a little promo on their blog The Erotic Connection.

3.) I'm participating in this...

It's just  bit of Christmas fun and to celebrate the season in a naughty style, the theme of this blog hop is well...being naughty.  I'm supposed to tell you a tale of something wicked I did as a child, or teenager...or last week, but I must confess that I'm quite dull and not one for tricks. I was always very well behaved as a child and never really did anything super bad... time my Mum caught me drinking the dribbles out of the wine glasses before I washed them out. I think I was 12 or 13. She scolded me and said that was a good way to become an alcoholic. I felt such shame that I only did it a couple more times. No...that's not true. I felt such shame that I didn't do it again...ever. 

Oh and I skipped class, once, in high school to go buy a Phantom of the Opera cassette. I'd had a particularly bad drama performance and I felt the only way to heal the deep wound that still pains from time to time was a dose of "Music of the Night".

I know-I'm hard core bad. If those things didn't get me on Santa's Naughty List, I don't know what would have.

So, this blog hop is of course a giveaway. If you're interested in winning a copy of Baby, You're Cold Inside, my most recent release, than please enter my contest. All you have to do is become a follower on my blog or on Twitter (if you aren't already), or like me on Facebook (if you don't already) OR subscribe to my blog (if you haven't already done so). So many ways to for you to be part of my Ivy coloured world. And of course, comment with your email address. At some point on Monday...I'm not sure what time this officially ends, I will pick a winner using the handy and contact them asap.

Ok, so below this should be list of all of us who are participating today. Please hop to another Breathless Press Author Blog and join in the Naughty Christmas Fun.

Until next time,

Ivy B wishing Happy Hopping and a very Merry Christmas


Friday, December 21, 2012

Ivy B Cold Inside! In a good way!

Well hello Sweet Bees

And a very happy Friday to you all! Is it not glorious? Is it not a wonderful day? Wasn't The Hobbit a fantastic movie?? Oh weren't with me when I saw it last night, but you should have been! It was amazing! If you haven't seen it and you were, are or whatever a LOTR fan, go! Go now! BUT...not before you go to Breathless Press (please) and buy your very own copy of

It's a lovely day...

And  busy one which is why I'm going to stop talking soon and send you off to

where I do a bigger post in celebration of my latest release.

It's really been a successful year for me, writing wise. And when I say successful, I don't mean because I've released three books, but successful in that I'm a writer at all! This path sort of presented itself to me out of no where, but I'm glad it did. It's lead to many wonderful places. Thank-you to all of you who have support me along the way. What next year will bring?? Who knows?

What I do know is that tomorrow I'll be busy! Breathless Press is having a weekend Blog Hop! All the authors participating are giving away prizes so be sure to come on by for that. I'll also be hanging out on two other blogs! Busy Bee times for Ivy.

Have a wonderful Friday Sweet Bees.

Until tomorrow,

Ivy B thanking everyone for a wonderful writing year


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ivy B In A Great Big Hurry!

Hello my Sweet Bees

It's a super rushed kind of afternoon, but I just have to do a post! Big Day! Big Day! I received a wonderful 4.5 star review for The Fifth Story on You Gotta Read! If you're interested, I've linked to it on the right side of my blog.

And tomorrow, of course, another big day! Baby, You're Cold Inside is coming to your cyber world! Whoo! Hoo! I'm very excited about this book. It's based on, well...more like in the spirit of another story (A Christmas Carol) which is something I've never done before. Also, it's told in present tense which is another thing I've never done before. A whole lot of new coming your way!

However, that's all I have for you today, my Sweet Bees. Tonight, I'm off to see The Hobbit and I'm very excited and a little sentimental. 11 years ago, almost to the day (just 2 days shy actually), my daughter, who was not quite 2 months at the time, was left in the care of two of my dear friends while my husband and I went to see the first Lord of the Rings movie. And now, here we are, at the start of a new trilogy and this time we can share this exciting experience directly with our daughter. I'm not going to go on and on about time and passing and know how it is...but it is a big night for us as a family. We're huge Tolkien nerds and tonight we get to play with other nerds.

Until tomorrow,

Ivy B putting on her Hobbit feet and drooling over Thorin Oakenshield.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ivy B Sharing Her Blog with Mary Corrales

Hello and good Tuesday to you Sweet Bees

Today I have a very special guest on my blog. She's been here before and I'm happy to have her back! Please Welcome Mary Corrales! (applause, applause) Take it away Mary!


Hi Ivy, Thanks for letting me visit your readers. If you don't mind, I thought I'd share my letter to Santa with them and see what they think. Here goes…

Dear Santa,

I've been naughty.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you about all my naughty deeds. Yes, I've kissed a man or two this year. 

Yes, I've flirted with dozens more, I can assure you not a single one minded.

I know I've had wicked thoughts throughout the year, but please remember that I'm a professional writer and must think of sex often. I assure you it's strictly business. No, I did not just snicker.

I've tried to be nice to others as you said, and do one good deed unto my fellow man each day. 

Finding a man to do a good deed unto isn't always easy though. We might need to talk about that one again. Does the same man multiple times, count?

Anyway, I look forward to your visit. I recently bought sparkly gold, high heel shoes on sale. I know you like silver and gold, so I'll wear them for you on Christmas when you stop by.
our peanut butter kiss cookies will be warm from the oven when you arrive. Please don't be pass me by.


Here's wishing all of Ivy's lovely Bees a wonderful Holiday and a very Merry Christmas.  Whether celebrating with family and friends or just by yourself, may you be blessed with all the goodness and joy of the Season.



My goodness...well judging by your letter Mary,  I'm afraid that it is clear that you have been a very naughty girl this year..BUT That's Ok! Who of us out there hasn't at least been a little bit bad this year? Many of us may be facing an empty stocking this Christmas due to our not so saintly behavior. However, in your case Mary, I think your letter and honest confession of naughtiness to Santa will not drive him away at all. More likely, you'll have a big sack of goodies waiting for you under your tree this year because of this letter! Keep up the good work!

For those of you who are not familiar with Mary's work, you should check out her website  Mary Corrales: Romance Author Lifestyle.

Mary's work is available for purchase at

Breathless Press
and more!

If you have someone very naughty on your list and you have yet to buy a gift for them, on of Mary's books would make an excellent gift! 

Thank-you very much for stopping by Mary! And once again, I'd like to thank everyone who hopped on by during the blog hop I participated in on the weekend. I'll be emailing the winner of my contest very soon! (If I haven't already!)

Until next time,

Ivy B getting ready for a very busy week!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Ivy B Blog Hopping & Promoting Her Book Trailer!

Yes, that's right Sweet Bees!

I finally finished my book trailer for Baby, You're Cold Inside coming to cyber shelves everywhere this Friday, December, 21/12! And, in case you're wondering, it is available for pre-order now at Breathless Press.

But first, before I post it...I'm still blog hopping away with the Blog Hop Spot's Purrrfectly Giftastic Blog Hop!

The Blog Hop Spot's Christmas Blog Hop


I'd like to thank all of you who have come on Ivy B Misbehavin this weekend and entered my contest. If you're just joining in the blog hop fun, please take the time to enter my blog hop contest.  My contest is simple; just become a follower on my blog (if you're not already), or follow me on twitter (if you don't already) or like my facebook page (if you don't like me yet) and then leave a comment with your email address. Tomorrow morning, using a random number picker from the handy, I will chose one lucky winner.

And then of course, after you've entered my contest, please use the link above and hop around to the blogs of the other many, many authors who are participating in the Christmas blog hop.

And NOW (drum roll...or counter top roll...or gymasticky type roll..) my book trailer for Baby, You're Cold Inside!

I know that this book trailer doesn't say "Hey there Sexy Book..." but it's fun and was a leap of faith. In order to create this book trailer I had to have my husband (who is a fantastic artist and animator) teach me the basics of the program FLASH in order for me to create the oh so fantastic drawings in my book trailer. I say leap of faith because I'm not a very patient student, at least when my husband is trying to show me something, and often if it's my husband and I and a computer in between, it's all out war. However, everything worked out and I managed to learn with minimal squabbling. 

However, before he showed me how to use the program, he volunteered to do the drawings for me, (perhaps as a preemptive strike against possible fighting) but no..I wanted to wow you with my mad (and when I say mad I mean mad as in crazy bad and not crazy good) artistic skills and do them all on my own. I'm quite pleased with the end result. It's fun and very silly, but that, my dear Sweet Bees, is me. :) Ok...not always the FUN because I can be quite the cranky pants a great deal of the time, but definitely the SILLY.

Enjoy the video and then hop to another blog!

Until next time,

Ivy B working on her guest post for Linda Kage with all speed since she COMPLETELY FORGOT to do it on the weekend.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Ivy B Christmas Blog Hop Spot Hoppin'!

Well hello and happy holidays Sweet Bees!

First book trailer yet! But don't panic! I should have it up by Saturday!

Ok is a big day because not only is today the start of the Blog Hop Spot's Purrrfectly Giftastic Christmas Blog Hop, but also the start of my promo tour for my next release Baby, You're Cold Inside. If you click on the picture of the cover on the left side of my blog, it may take you to a magical place...or it will take you to Breathless Press where you should be able to pre-order a copy for yourself, or a loved one or an enemy (depending on how you feel about my books) starting today. If however, you venture to the BP site and it's not there yet, please rest assured it will be ready for pre-order soon so be sure to check back over the weekend.

However, before pre-order, why not enter my Blog Hop Spot Christmas Blog Hop Contest for chance to win your very own ebook copy of Baby, You're Cold Inside?  My contest is simple; just become a follower on my blog (if you're not already), or follow me on twitter (if you don't already) or like my facebook page (if you don't like me yet) and then leave a comment with your email address. Tuesday morning, using a random number picker from the handy, I will chose one lucky winner.

And then pre-order it anyway (now or at your leisure) because if you win than you really can give it to someone on your list! And since it's a bit spicy, I would suggest you give it to someone on your naughty list. (wink!) For more information about Baby, You're Cold Inside or my two other books, please go to Ivy's Book Blurbs & Excerpts.

Ok, enough rambling. Ivy B letting you get on with the Blog Hop! In case you're new to Blog Hopping, all you have to do is click the link below the picture of the adorable kitty and you will be whisked away to the Blog Hop Spot Page where you will see the links to almost 150 other author pages; all of whom are waiting for your love.

I would just like to say thank-you to all of you who have become my "Sweet Bees" over the past year. It's been a lot of fun connecting with people from all over the globe and I hope that next year I will be able to continue to bring a a little more "buzz" to your ebook shelves or internet readings.

Until next time, 

Ivy B wishing you a safe and happy holiday season


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ivy B Working On a Book Trailer

Soon Sweet Bees...soon I should say...I will be working on my Baby, You're Cold Inside, book trailer.

It's not going to be very serious because well, this book isn't. It's a comedy, with erotica and a lot of sass. I hope it does well (hint, hint),but as I've said before in a guest post on another blog, once I deliver it to the universe, it doesn't just belong to me anymore and I can't force people to feel good or bad about it. It will be what it is...or something like that.

So, today being 12/12/12 I figured I should get a post up for you all. I didn't look at the clock at 12:12, but I did look at it at 12:40. Whoop-dee-do? Whoop-dee-don't my Sweet Bees. For some unknown universal law, I have been looking at the clock at 12:40 on a regular basis for almost 20 years. Why? Who knows. Who cares? Well, no one but me I suppose. But it's irritating. I'll wake from a dead sleep and it will be 12:40. I'll not look at my watch for hours and when I do it will be 12:40.

And no, it's not an internal clocky's a "it doesn't even matter what time zone or if we've just switched the clocks" kind of thingy. And as I said, it's been happening consistently for almost 20 years.

Does it mean anything? Probably not. It's just a weird quirky anomaly to go with my many other quirky anomalies such as: when the inside of my left elbow joint itches, the left side of my tongue itches. Ya, I know! I should take it on the road!

Ok, I'm off to the races, but not before I tell you a quick tale. In the first 10 years of my marriage, my husband I moved a lot and for many of those moves our friend...we'll simply call him J, helped us move (thank-you J!). During one move, J carried my basket of yarn to our new bedroom or the truck or someplace and on the way he said to my husband...

"What's in the basket? All your equipment for Wicked Wicker Wednesdays?" I've where J came up with that hilarious phrase and I don't know why I feel the need to share this wee tale. Perhaps because it's Wednesday, a unique Wednesday and because J is one of the most unique people I've ever met.

As a side note, J also assumed we kept a sex swing in a large trunk that we kept in our bedroom...

Have a lovely 12/12/12 my Sweet Bees. I'll be back by Friday with my Blog Hop post and hopefully with my new book trailer.

Until next time,

Ivy B looking for that basket of "yarn".


Monday, December 10, 2012

Ivy Should B Working on Christmas Cards...

Hello my darling Sweet Bees

As the title of this blog post suggests, I REALLY should be working on my Christmas cards. Normally by this time in December, I've popped them in the mail, but for some reason...I just haven't finished them yet. They're all addressed (I'm very good at getting them addressed) but now they are sitting in piles, waiting for a friendly greeting and wish of Christmas joy.

Later...I'll get to them later. I first wanted to check in and pop on and see how you were all doing. Most of us are very busy at this time of year and so I'm not going to complain about that and besides, I really don't mind Christmas busy. However, this year, I've the added busy of promoting my next book...

Baby, You're Cold Inside!

Coming to your computer December, 21/12!

I suppose I kick off my promo tour this Friday when I'll be participating  in

There are over a 140 authors participating in this Christmas Blog Hop, so when you have time, hop around and enter the various draws for great prizes. I fear I still don't have any fancy swag in my possession, but I will be giving away one free copy of Baby, You're Cold Inside

The rest of my blog tour dates, there will probably be more, are as follows:

December, 21/12: Release Day for Baby, You're Cold Inside!  I will be here, on Ivy B Misbehavin, chatting about how great this book is and why you should buy it. :) However, I will also be at Linda's Kage's Blog Page. Once again, Linda is hosting me on release day and I couldn't be more pleased.

December, 22/12: Allie A Burrow, for a promo post and a giveaway too!

December, 22/12: I'll be dropping the erotic writer's website Behind Closed Doors and to do a little promo on their blog The Erotic Connection.

December, 24/12:  My editor for Baby, You're Cold Inside, D. F. Krieger, is having a giveaway on her blog, D.F. Krieger's Writing Escapes, for all the Christmas books she's edited this year and more. Therefore, my ebook and many other Breathless Press Christmas ebooks will be part of this day before Christmas giveaway.

And then I take a wee break for holiday cheer and will return on...

January, 3/12: This date I will be on the Breathless Press Blog...or rather, the heroine of Baby, You're Cold Inside, Lily Sinclair, will be. She's a busy woman and yet she somehow managed to squeeze in a character interview for you all.

January, 4/13: Raven McAllan's blog Raven's Ramblings. I'm stopping by Raven's blog for promo and a guest post.

January, 8/13: Mary Corrales, Romance Author Lifestyle. I'll be stopping by Mary's blog and doing as I'm doing at Raven's: for a bit of promo along with a guest post.

January, 22/13: Dawn Roberto will be interviewing me on her blog Dawn's Reading Nook.

I have it on good authority that sometime soon I will be interviewed on Lee Brazil's blog, Lee's Musings, but I'm not 100% sure of the date so I will keep you posted.

And way, way, way in the future...Ok...on Friday, February, 15th, 2013, which is only 2 months and 5 days away, I will be interviewed on Joyfully Reviewed. That day is going to be a very special and significant day for me, but I'll talk more about that in the New Year.

And, that my Sweet Bee's is that. I really must get on with my Christmas cards now.

Until next time,

Ivy B wishing you holiday cheer