Monday, March 18, 2013

Ivy B Addicted To Ansley

 Hello Sweet Bees!

Today is an exciting day! Today is release day for this!

With the help of Tasty Book Tours, my lovely friend and fellow author Linda Kage is having a Release Day Tasty Book Blast for her latest release Addicted to Ansley. I'm very excited to be a part of her release day and to see whom else is helping to blast Linda's book into cyber space, just follow the link below.

But before you hop away, how about a blurb and a little info about Linda Kage!

Addicted to Ansley
By: Linda Kage


Through all the years that passed, the memory of their love never faded.

Motivational speaker and drug rehab counselor Ward Gemmell can hold an audience in the palm of his hand-because he knows what it's like to have everything he loved slip through his fingers. When a particularly heartfelt speech reunites him with the daughter he never knew he had, suddenly the love of his life is back within his grasp. What could a guy like him do to earn a second chance?

Good girl Ansley Marlow was heartbroken the day Ward revealed his hidden life-the kind of secret that would tear anyone apart. But so many years have passed and so much has changed that it isn't as hard now for her to believe in fate and redemption, even when those around her are unforgiving. All she needs is the strength to reach out and reclaim the beautiful life she should have had so long ago.

Author Information:
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 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:

Her Website
On Facebook And  her FB Fan Page

So join in the fun of this big release day and enter the draw below for a chance to win an amazon or barnes and noble gift card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

Ivy B saying Congratulations Linda Kage!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ivy B is NOW on Joyfully Reviewed

Hello my sweet bees

Just a quick hello today. It's late in the afternoon and I've got a whack of things to do including go to a dress rehearsal. I'm unexpectadly going to be in a play tomorrow evening. Last Thursday the writer phoned and asked if I could please be in it. All I have to do is come on stage at the end and dance with the guy who dies during the play.

No problem. I can't waltz to save my life, (of course, morbidly speaking, my character is dead so how well I can dance probably doesn't really matter.) but I don't have to worry about memorizing any lines at the last minute.

Anyway...the reason for this blog post is to say that the interview I did for Joyfully Reviewed back in January and was supposed to be up on their site on February 15th, is now up for everyone to have a peak at. If you're curious, here's the link...

And that is all for now. I've nothing really exciting to report except that the script opportunity that I hoped would come to fruition has and I will hopefully be working on that soon. In the mean time, my work place has caught wind that I like to write (mostly because I told them I do and it's for them that I got the other script writing opportunity that I should be starting next week....funny how that worked.) and I'll be having a go a writing a script for a corporate video too!

So, creative times abound. 

I hope you're all well and until next time, 

Ivy B hoping you stop by on Monday, March 18th to help celebrate Linda Kage's latest release "Addicted to Ansley"!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Ivy B Visiting with Raven

Hello Sweet Bees

And welcome to Friday. Today I'm over visiting fellow Breathless Press author Raven McAllan. Here's the link...

It seems a little silly, since we're well into March and St. Patty's day is just around the corner, but I'm still promoting my Christmas story Baby, You're Cold Inside. However, it's my latest book so it's kind of something I have to do.

Now, perhaps this is very negative of me, but there's no denying it, this books isn't selling so well. It's hard to say why and I'm not going to whine or complain because it is what it is. However, based on a couple reviews I've had, this book bothers some people. 

My lead character Lily is very strong, not very nice and uses people. She seduces one of her underlings and I've had her actions called "sexual harassment" in the reviews which I find far more interesting a viewpoint than one that could annoy me or get me cranky. If that's what they want to call it or think about it, that's fine, but I have to put the question out there: What if Lily was a man?

In so many books, the man uses his power to seduce a woman who then lets herself be taken by the scoundrel and it's not considered sexual harassment. The most obvious, current, still going strong on the popular scale is of course 50 shades. It's pretty harassy; he's pretty pushy. Yes, he's handsome, he's strong, powerful, rich but he's not always nice. He can be very cruel and borderline violent (and I'm not talking about the bondage) but that doesn't matter; the ladies love him.

But Lily who is also attractive and rich and powerful is a bitch. Lily sexually harasses people. Lily is mean. Lily is a lot of things that Mr. Grey is, but for whatever reason, it rubs people the wrong way.

I'm not trying to take a stand or make a point. I just write the stories I like to write. I can't make people like them, but it is making me think about my future as a writer.

But, anyway...that's topic for another day. Hop on over to Raven's and say hello. On her blog I'm sharing where I think my love of accents started.

Until next time,

Ivy B thinking about her writing career