Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ivy B Howling Out To The Winner...

Good afternoon Sweet Bees

Just popping on to let you all know that we have a winner!  By using the random number generator from the page Random.org, commenter #4 was chosen.

The winner is Tessa!

Thanks very much for entering Tessa. I will be emailing you shortly!

And thank-you again for all of you who hopped on by.

Until next time,

Ivy B making dinner...I'm not sure what time it is where you are, but here, it's cooking time.

Ivy B Thanking You!

Good midnight to you my Sweet Bees

This posting brings the Blog Hop Spot's Howloween Blog Hop to a close. Sometime Tuesday I will announce the winner of my Past, Present and Future Contest.

Before a winner is chosen by a random number picker, I would like to thank all of you who hopped over to my blog and to all of you who commented. It's nice to know that people do stop by from time to time.

I bid you all  good night and until next time,

Ivy B hoping you all have (or had ) sweet dreams

xoxo

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ivy B Hopping with the Halloween Blog Hop Stop!

Good Friday to you my Sweet Bees

And welcome Blog Hoppers to Ivy B Misbehavin.  It's lovely of you to stop by my blog and see inside my world.

For my part in the blog hop I've offering a prize that is threefold to one lucky winner. I'd like to call my Halloween Blog Hop Stop contest

The Ivy B Living in the Past, Present and Future. 


Here are the prizes I'm offering...

Past: A copy of my ebook Between the Lines from Breathless Press that came out at the beginning of 2012

Present: I am currently promoting my latest ebook The Fifth Story from Breathless Press. This is the second prize.

Future: In December, 2012 my third ebook Baby, You're Cold Inside will be joining the cyber world. This is ebook is also from Breathless Press and will be part of their "Naughty Nursery Rhyme" Collection. I'll hang onto the email of the winner and when it's released, I'll send along a copy.

So, all you have to do to enter is join my blog (I have the "prove you're not a robot" turned off) or subscribe to my blog and leave a comment along with your email. On TuesdayOctober, 30th, I will use a random number picker and choose a winner.

So, I hope you'll take the time to enter my contest and then hop along to the next blog!

Howloween Blog Hop!



If you'd like to know a little more about the books that I've giving away, check out my  


Thanks for hopping on by!

Until next time,

Ivy B hopping and hoping to see you back here.

xoxox

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ivy B asking...no...beggin' for your vote...

Good Sunday to you my Sweet Bees

This will be a short post as I have to get started on my edits for this...

Baby, You're Cold Inside due out...sometime in December...I don't have the exact date yet...


Whoo Hoo! Very excited about my next book. It was a lot of fun to write and hopefully I'll get through my edits without wanting to run away.

So, this post is to ask you, my sweet bees and friends of yours to please vote for The Fifth Story book Trailer! My book trailer is part of this October's You Gotta Read video contest. Here's the link


If you have yet to see my book trailer for The Fifth Story and would prefer to make an informed vote, you can watch it on my Ivy's Video's page!

Thanks everyone for your support!

Until next time,

Ivy B breathing deep, staying calm and working on her edits...

xoxox



Friday, October 19, 2012

Ivy B Handing Over Her Blog to Mary Corrales

Hello my Sweet Bee's

And welcome to the second Friday in a row where I have an author and friend here to visit at Ivy B Misbehavin'!

Today we have the lovely and talented Mary Corrales with us. We met over the interwebs at the beginning of the year due to both of us being Breathless Press Authors.  However, it was only in the last couple months that we've gotten to know each other and it's been really great getting to know Mary.

I'm a fan of her work. It's very sexy, intoxicating and otherworldly and I'm very to have her play on my blog. Today Mary is here today to talk with you about Vampires and Demons and how they play in her world of erotic fiction.

Mary, my blog is all yours...

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While walking to your car at night, do you ever feel eyes upon you? We, as mortals, resist the urge to glance back, afraid of what we might see, and most times it's perhaps nothing more than our imagination. The crisp October air and early onset of night, reminds us that the world is sliding toward a mystical hour on October 31st. So, what lurks on those moonless nights and what should we know before we look behind us?


Vampires are especially active during the autumn months. The extended night allows them longer hunting hours. Of course, one knows that vampires do not live by blood alone. No, pleasure is another way they feed. Elder vampires do not feed as often and some lose their interest in existence entirely. Luckily, for Vampire master, Vladislas, he finds renewed interest in all things pumping while…


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Blurb for Tasting Camilla

Camilla Ivanov never dreams that being kidnapped by a group of vampires will lead to the most erotic sexual encounter of her life. Vladislas is a vampire Master bored with life until Camilla’s blood awakens his deepest hungers. Locked together in a basement, who is the true captive?

Vampire bounty hunter, Brandt, just betrayed his best friend, Camilla, to vampires. Vampiress, Elisa, gives herself to Brandt in payment for awakening her master, Vladislas, but will Brandt take much more than her body from her?


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Half-blood demons are perhaps the most desire-stricken of all demons, for they must live in the mortal world with immortally dark urges. Some give in to these urges for blood, sex and power, while others battle their demonic side; afraid to lose themselves to the needs raging through them. They are most vulnerable to the lure of these urges in October when the veil between the mortal and immortal worlds thin.


An example of a half-blood demon is the Cambion. Most would not know, but this is a half-blood sex demon. This demon typically has a succubus mother and mortal father. Rare though it may be—conceptions do occur with varying results. Ren Aloysius is a prime example of this type of hypersexual demon, so I invite you to a peek behind the silk curtain in order to better understand…



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Blurb for Love's Demon Ways

Alexine Coridan is lonely and unlucky in love. Vowing to live her life with no more regrets, she decides to have a one-night stand with the Nightfall Art Gallery’s reclusive owner, Ren Aloysius, but is he more than she is looking for?

What forces will be unleashed when she sheds her inhibitions for a man who promises ecstasy with just one touch?
 
ADULT EXCERPT:

Ren blinked, lowering his gaze as his demonic senses focused on Alexine. Sadly, she understood nothing of what she hoped for. The murals on the walls weren’t tributes to fantastic lovers but memorials to the dead. Cambion demons like himself got intense pleasure from denying a woman sexual satisfaction. So long as he didn’t ejaculate inside a woman, she would suffer from sexual need to the point she’d become an utter slave to him until her death.


Much like a perverse fairy tale, the only way for a lover to survive was through an intense mutual orgasm. A moment suspended in time where his demonic side was tamed by the force of a Femina Divine, or blessed female. Such a female was then believed to become somewhat demon herself, by the acceptance of his sperm into her body. The perfect mate to a Cambion.


Alexine turned in his arms, pressing herself fully against him. Although she hungered for him, somehow he sensed she withheld a deeper part of herself from him. These secrets he would have soon enough as her mind flooded his with his initial penetration. A niggling of warning drifted on the outskirts of his awareness, but meant nothing to him. What could there be about her that might hurt him? Nothing.


“It will be as you desire. If at any time I do not please you, we will stop. Agreed?” A pretty lie to reassure her. His demonic side grinned.


“Yes.”


A fertile female and a near full moon. His demonic side nearly howled in victory. He sealed his mouth over hers in a scorching kiss, immersing himself fully in his demonic nature for the feeding to come. She moaned into his mouth, her short nails digging into his shoulders.

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So, the next time you go out at night will you look behind you to find what watches you from the shadows? If you feeling horny perhaps you will. After all, what's life without a little taste of those darker pleasures which seek just a taste of our mortal essence?


Mary Corrales

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Thank-you Mary! If you'd like to track Mary down and find out more the creatures of the night that fuel her writing or about her other writings,below are Mary's links as well as the buy links to the two books above.

Thank-you to all of you who have stopped by Ivy B Misbehavin'. Next time you head out in the dark, just think about all the sexy creatures who could be watching you from the shadows.

Mary's Links...


Mary's Website

 

Mary's on Twitter

 

Tasting Camilla 

 

Love's Demon Ways


 

A little bit about Mary...


Mary is a multi-published author of erotica and erotic romance. She writes in many genres including paranormal, futuristic, and contemporary suspense. Chat with her on Twitter and visit with her on her blog, Romance Author Lifestyle.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ivy B Spending Some Time With Linda Kage

The Color of Grace
Hello my sweet bees and to anyone who is visiting Ivy B Misbehavin' for the first time.

Today, I would like you to welcome my friend and author Linda Kage. Ever since Linda and I became email pen pals we've bounced ideas off each other, offered writing advice and learned a lot about each other as people and not just as authors. Friendship and the value of people you can count on is one of themes in The Color of Grace and I feel that Linda was able to capture how important reliable friends are to all of us because Linda herself, is a true friend.

Before we get to my interview with Linda, here's a little blurb for from The Color of Grace.
  
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When it comes to fight or flight, Grace Indigo runs every time. Intimidated, She ran off when the dazzling handsome Ryder Yates merely asked her for her name. Angry, She stormed from the room when her mother told her she had to transfer to a new school. And scared, she climbed out her bedroom window, making a mad dash for it, when her new stepfather put the moves on her. But what happens when a sixteen-year-old girl used to running from her problems finds herself trapped with her back against the wall...and nowhere to flee?

Join Grace's flight through color after color of experiences and watch her find her true hue...in the Color of Grace.

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The Interview...

Ivy: Hello Linda and welcome to Ivy B Misbehavin! It's really wonderful to have you here today. As you are well aware, since I gushed to you about your book, I read The Color of Grace in Sept and I loved it. Knowing that you were going to be on my blog in October, I jotted questions down as I went along. So, why don't we get started.  

Do you remember your first crush?


Linda: Yes.  Next question!  Kidding, kidding.  I’m sure you wanted me to elaborate on that, huh!  Okay, here are the details. We went to the same church and I started liking him when I was in eighth grade when the youth group we were both in had to get ready for a huge fundraiser. I crushed on him big time, all the way through high school and into college until I met my husband. I never could tell him I liked him. To this day, I still can’t quite look him in the eye when I see him out and about. It just feels strange.

Ivy: I can understand that completely! I saw my elementary school boyfriend over 11 years ago at a reunion and it was a very bizarre feeling. Now...do you remember your first kiss?

Linda: Yes, again! I may be lame for this, but I married the guy who gave me my first kiss. We rented the movie Psycho and I remember the date they gave on the movie right after the beginning credits was Friday, December 11th. And I was like, hey, today is a Friday, and it was December 11thtoo. Too strange, I know, to have my first kiss fall on the same day the movie Psycho took place. At least it wasn’t Friday the 13th! I’m still very happily attached to my hubby! He brought my out of my shy shell more than anyone else. Now, I’m only mildly shy instead of glaringly shy.

Ivy: I  don't think you're lame and the coincidence make a great story! In your novel, Grace moves from a place where she has a circle of friends she can depend on to a new school where she knows no one and has trouble finding her place. When was the last time that you felt completely out of place?

Linda: High school!  No wait, Middle school!  Okay, I’ve pretty much always felt like an oddball during all my school years.  Not until I met my husband did I really start feeling as if I’d found a couple places where I truly fit in, like college and with my husband’s clique.

Ivy: Again...I can relate. I was such an odd ball and I too found my place at college. It was a very comforting feeling. Now in your novel, without giving anything away, Grace eventually finds her place again. When was a time that you felt like you completely belonged somewhere?

Linda: My romance writer’s club yearly retreat is a wonderful event. I love getting together with other writes who have a passion for the same genre I do. Just listening to them talk keeps me happy for weeks after I get home. I also liked working as a circulation clerk at my city library, because, again I was surrounded by people who loved books! 

Ivy: That's really wonderful! And it sounds like fun event. In The Color of Grace I could tell that you enjoyed giving all of your characters a life and their own distinct voices. What character in your book do you most identify with?

Linda: Grace. Definitely. I gave her a lot of my fears and values…poor girl!

Ivy: Me too! Grace really spoke to me. I think a lot of girls will identify with her. Grace is a very real and likeable character.

One my favorite parts of your novel is Grace's love for her father's lumber jacket. There is something so comforting in putting on a piece of clothing that belonged or belongs to someone you really care about. If I was ever able to get my hands on a piece of clothing, like a jacket, that belonged to a boy I liked, I was on cloud nine! Did you ever have a piece of clothing from a boy you liked?

Linda: Just my husband.  And he’s NOT getting that shirt back!

Ivy: I'm sure he doesn't mind. He knows where it is if he really needs it!

Ok, onto the final question. I really liked how at the beginning of many of your chapters, you described different colors and what they meant to Grace. Linda, what color are you?

Linda: Green.  I  always feel like I’m learning something new and needing to grow up!

Ivy: I think that's a good choice. No matter how old we get, we can all learn something! Thanks again for joining me on Ivy B Misbehavin' today. It's been a real pleasure.

For those of you who have yet to read The Color of Grace, I highly recommend it. I loved this book. As I said earlier, I related to the character Grace and what she went through and I felt like I knew her. I felt true angst for Grace when she started in the new school. I cried along with her when she cried. I laughed out loud many times when she found something funny. I yelled with things went wrong and cheered when things went right. When I read a book, I know I'm enjoying it when I talk to the characters, when I encourage them on, when I yell at the bad guys. This book, like the main character Grace, is full of all the colors and emotions of not just being a teenager, but of just being.

 

Excerpt from The Color of Grace By Linda Kage


“But what’re you taking a picture of?”

“The glove.”

Swerving back around, Ryder arched a questionable eyebrow at the article of winter wear in the snow. “The glove?”

Concentrating on setting the phone’s camera mode to capture, I held the screen in position as I neared the glove for a good close up.

Ryder moved in with me. I paused to send him a scowl over my shoulder. He paused too, glancing briefly at me before returning his attention to the glove. “I don’t get it.”

Gritting my teeth, I turned back to my task and tipped the phone sideways for a vertical portrait shot before tilting it back, preferring the original landscape mode. Focusing all my attention on finding the perfect pose, I scooted a little to the right and then the left, testing the light from each angle before I made up my mind and took the shot.

As the final product froze on my screen, my face lit with pleasure. “Perfect. Isn’t it wonderful?” I spun around to show off my masterpiece before I remembered the boy behind me was the one person I didn’t want to be around just then.

Ryder looked down at the picture. “It…” He scratched his head, then raised his gaze and laughed. “Honestly, it looks like a glove. What am I supposed to see?”

My face fell. He didn’t understand. I don’t know why I was disappointed. There was no chance Ryder Yates would ever be anything to me, but the fact that he didn’t share my passion let me down. Just like everything else I’d learned about him today.

“You’re supposed to see whatever you want to see. Feel whatever you want to feel.”

He concentrated hard as he glanced back down at the camera screen before he looked up and quietly asked, “So what do you see?”

Touched beyond words he cared anything about my opinion, I bit my lip as I studied the shot. After thinking it through, I gave my answer. “Well…there’s only one glove. Right away, I wonder, where’s the other glove? How did it become separated from its mate? Does it feel lost and confused without its other half? It looks lonely. Cold. Like an outsider that has no one to turn to, nowhere to go. And the stark contrast of the white snow against the bright colors of the glove makes the lines crisp and clear. It makes that feeling of alienated loneliness crisp and clear. The purity of the snow gives the purity of the glove’s solitude a stronger effect.”

When I finished talking, I held my breath, realizing how far off the deep end and into my musings I’d gone. Slowly, I lifted my face, desperate to know his response. Did he think I was crazy? Totally out there? Or wise and philosophical? The response I feared most was that he’d laugh, making fun of my foolish prattle.

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 Linda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, toddler daughter, and their nine cuckoo clocks. She works a day job in the acquisitions department of a university library and feels her life has been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part of her world, and she's thrilled to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.



 You can find Linda on the web at:                                                          

Website - http://www.lindakage.com/

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/linda.kage

FB Fan Page - http://www.facebook.com/authorlindakage

Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/lindakage

Blog - http://lindakage.blogspot.com/

Google + - https://plus.google.com/117163270588306204279/posts

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/lindakage

LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/linda-kage/32/150/866

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003ILJHKM

GoodReads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3213942.Linda_Kage

Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/lindakage/

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/LindaKage



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Are you hot? Ivy B Interviewed at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Hello and a very Happy Thursday to all of my dear sweet Bees

Ivy still B promoting The Fifth Story and today on my promotion stop, I'm being interviewed at



This month, the feature at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews is paranormal books. In this interview I talk about Halloween memories as well as my encounter with something that went bump in night...or rather...stomp, stomp in  the hallway, but still! It was scary!

This interview is also a giveaway so come on by and if you'd like to be entered into a draw for an ebook copy of The Fifth Story, just leave a comment and your email address after the interview.

And tomorrow remember to stop on by for my interview with the lovely Linda Kage. Linda's latest book is a YA book entitled "The Color of Grace". It's a beautifully written story about a Grace Indigo, a high school girl who finds herself in a new school and in a new city when her Mother remarries. Don't miss it! 

Thank-you to all of you who have joined my for this month and more of promotion! Coming up next for The Fifth Story, is the Bloghop Spot Howloween Blog Hop from the 26-29th of October. In November, I'll be over at Romance Lives Forever talking about The Fifth Story and my next release Baby, You're Cold Inside. That story, is a Christmas novella featuring the malicious and yet icily beautiful Lily Sinclair. Lily is in need of a little holiday cheer, will she find her heart in past Christmas memories? We'll see!

Until next time,

Ivy B putting up a "Ghosts Welcome Here" sign.

xoxo

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ivy B over at Four Strong Women

Hello my Sweet Bees

And for those of  my bees who are Canadian or of Canadian descent, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Today, on my The Fifth Story promotion stop, I'm over at

Four Strong Women


 This isn't so much a promo for The Fifth Story as it as vent or  rant or a whatever. For those of you who are familiar with Four Strong Women you know that this site is all about just getting it out there on the table. It's a great site for laughs and insights and as I've been a fan for a while, I'm very happy to be on it today.

So, what am I venting about on this holiday Monday? Well, if you'd like to know, you'll have to hop on over, but to give you a few hints; it involves a diary, a dress and Mr. Darcy. 

Until next time,

Ivy B very thankful for all the people in her life who make her life meaningful and special.

xoxo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ivy B having a Close Encounter With the Night Kind


Hello and happy Wednesday my sweet bees

Today's promotional stop for The Fifth Story brings me to Nikki's dungeon. That's right!  Today you can find me at


Nikki was kind of enough to offer me an interview and a whole lot more so come on over and see Ivy B a little bit bad.

However, this is not just an interview, it's also a giveaway. If you would like to be entered into a draw for an ebook copy of The Fifth Story, just leave a comment and your email address after the interview.

Also, today is also a very special day. 15 years ago today I said "I do" to the most beautiful, generous, funny, talented and kindhearted  man I've ever met. And even luckier, he said "I do" back to me. We've been through a lot over our 15 married years and even though we've had a few rough patches, we're still very happy and we're still best friends.

Ahh...too sappy? Ok, the click your way over to Nikki's dungeon for some fun on the Rack!

Until next time,

Ivy B wishing her sweetie a very Happy Anniversary.

xoxo