Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Art of Falling Forever Official Promo is Near The End...

Good morning Sweet Bees

It's time to wrap things up, here on Ivy B. My last official promo post for The Art of Falling Forever with the super sweet Allie on her blog

You can do a lot on your own, and you should, but a lot of getting through the day, or finishing a project becomes easier when you know you have people in your corner. Allie was one of those people for me. She helped me find the right tone for The Art of Falling Forever and I can't thank her enough. Please stop by her blog and find out what I've got to say about life changing the way you do things.

And today is the last day of my contest. All you have to do for a chance to win is write a comment (if it works), or send me an email (, or pop over to my Ivy Bateman-Author on Facebook and leave a comment for me there. Tomorrow morning I'll be drawing a name for a prize pack of....

After tomorrow, I'll be back in hiding until my next promo tour which will be in late January, early February  for a superhero story that I wrote back in June. It's called Edged in Flame and will be part of the Breathless Press Anthology Secret Identities.
So, until tomorrow, I hope everyone has their holidays on and is enjoy their Saturday!
Ivy B

Friday, December 19, 2014

Heating Up the Holidays With Erzabet Bishop

 Hello and Happy Friday Sweet Bees!

As of the last year or so, I've not a had a lot of sexy on my blog which is odd since I do write romance, but for good or bad, my books aren't as steamy as the used to be. However, from time to time, I have guests on my blog who like to  turn up the heat! Today I'm happy to spotlight very busy author and blog hostess, Erzabet Bishop! Today is release day for one of her Christmas stories! She has other that have released in the past weeks, but coming out to play today is

Holidays in Hell
 I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but in this case I'm going to. It's hot. Very hot and if you know anything about Erzabet Bishop, you know what's inside is going to burn a good way!

Deck the halls with all things kinky. Jonas is an incubus with an incurable lust for gingerbread and holiday lights. When he finds himself falling for Holly Pendleton, the woman he has marked as the final soul to end his contract, he faces a heart wrenching decision: take what he needs to feed his hunger or sacrifice himself for the woman who has lit his own demonic soul on fire. Tied up with red ribbons, Holly just might be Jonas's deepest Christmas wish and the one woman who could set him free.

"It's twisted." Mallory sniped, her tone coolly disapproving. Grabbing Jonas by the arm, they trudged down the main street of the Old Towne shopping district, dodging tourists and rabid consumers on a mission.


"You’ve lost your mind completely. Here? At a shopping mall? Seriously?"

"Why not? It's not like they'll even notice." Jonas glanced in Mallory's direction and stared after the white coat of a woman he'd just seen in the crowd. It was strange, but it almost seemed like she was following them. Jonas didn't care. He stuffed the panic down and resumed his vigil. Somewhere out there was his last conquest. He just had to find her.

Holiday music piped through the air and the smell of chestnuts roasting wafted toward the crowd. The Carver Hills Old Towne Winter Carnival was in full force and it warmed Jonas’s soul to see it. Throwing caution to the wind, he let out another burst of energy and sent it spiraling into the crowd. What could it hurt? He was here on a shopping expedition of his own, and it wasn’t for the latest transforming doll or gadget. Nope. Lust was his mission. He was hungry.

"Because..." Mallory's voice trailed off as she patted the squirming dog in her purse. Terrance yipped and gave an indignant growl. Stuffed into a red sweater, the little black Chihuahua looked absolutely miserable.

 "Oh my God, Jonas. Why do you have to always pick the toughest crowd? It's a needle in a haystack."

“You’re entitled to your opinion. I, for one, am going to check things out and find something, or someone, to eat." Jonas's lips curved up in a smile at Mallory's irritated and completely unladylike snort.

"Mallory, if I want a cheeseburger I'll go to a drive-through. I want something a little more substantial. And that means I'm going to have to work for it, okay?"

She stared at him, a mutinous look on her face. Terrance yipped and she reached down absently to pet him. He shook, trying to curl himself into a ball inside Mallory's large gold purse but having a hard time.

"You'd better get him in out of the cold. The little guy's shaking like a leaf."

"He's fine," she snapped.

"Okay. Don't say I didn't warn you when his little bladder decides it's time to void all over your cell."

"Ugh! Jonas. That's disgusting. Terrence wouldn't do that, would you, honey?" Mallory reached down and gave the dog a kiss on the top of his smooth black head.

The dog whined and shook.

"Go on, Mal. I'll be fine." Please. So I can get down to business.

 He knew what he wanted. Lust was, after all, his personal vice of the seven deadlies. It really didn't matter the form. It was usually sex that got people into trouble, but any old lust would do. And right now, he wanted to indulge in a little proclivity of his own. If Mallory would leave him the hell alone, that is. The need was there and it was clawing at his gut relentlessly. But so was the desire to revel in the holidays. If things went badly, it would be his last ride on the bus, so to speak. He didn’t want to miss a thing.

 This was his most favorite time of year. Christmas. Twinkling lights. Tacky reindeer yard ornaments. Tinsel. Garlands. Ah, the things you could do with a garland. A little tricky rope work and a willing partner and you had yourself your own little bondage Christmas carol. A happy smile tilted up the corner of his mouth. It was funny as Hell, really. A lust demon with a fetish for Christmas ornaments.

Well now, that would be one way to spice up the holidays! I'd like to thank Erzabet very much for visiting with me on Ivy B today. She's been a gracious hostess to me and my stories more than once and I'm very happy to finally return the favor!

And please, don't forget about my contest. For more details see Wednesday's blog post.

Now a little more about Erazabet and everywhere she can be found in cyberspace!

Ivy B

About the author:

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books.
Although she is new to Breathless Press, she is a contributing author to several websites and magazines and has an extremely impressive backlist of more than 50 books, articles and short stories and was also a finalist for the GCLS 2014 awards in two separate categories. She will be releasing several new titles through Breathless Press in the coming months.

She lives in Texas with her husband and furry children, and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects, and watch monster movies.When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books. Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spending My Wednesday with Linda Kage

Hello everyone

This is a late in the day post to direct over to 

She's been hosting me all day which is very nice of her. I'm chatting a little bit about my new job and how it doesn't tie in with my book...but if you're in for a silly read, it's the place to be!

And as a reminder...

I'm still running a contest here on Ivy B until the end of Saturday, December, 20th. I will announce the winner on Sunday, December, 21st.

I'm making up for past comment problems and therefore...

The winner will receive 

I would like to apologize to anyone who tried to leave a comment in the past and couldn't. I'm going to have to get this sorted out! It still may not work so you can email me a hello at ivybmisbehavin at gmail dot com or track me down on my Facebook on my Ivy Bateman-Author page and leave a comment for me there.

Thanks everyone!!

Ivy B


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Christmas Visit with Mary Corrales

Good Tuesday Sweet Bees

I'm happy to say that today I'm visiting with Mary. She's a fellow author and is always very generous with her blog space. So, when you've finished reading this post, please stop by and see what I'm up to over there.

For those who don't know, I'm having a contest here on Ivy B until the end of Saturday, December, 20th. I will announce the winner on Sunday, December, 21st.

I'm having a quite the give-a-way since it turns out my comment section was hissy fitting during my last 2 releases,and those who tried to comment to be entered to win a copy of the book I'd been promoting, were not able to do so.

So, the winner will receive 

I would like to apologize to anyone who tried to leave a comment in the past and couldn't. I'm going to have to get this sorted out! It still may not work so you can email me a hello at ivybmisbehavin at gmail dot com or track me down on my Facebook on my Ivy Bateman-Author page and leave a comment for me there.

I'll be back tomorrow to point you in the direction of my with Linda Kage.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ivy B


Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Morning After Leads to a BIGGER Giveaway!

Hightlight of this Post! My Contest is Still ON! See below for details!

 Hello Sweet Bees

And welcome to the day after the release of The Art of Falling Forever.

First off, a thank-you to

For spotlight me on their blog today.
I hope all you are well. Today I feel a mixture of anxiety and melancholy and frustration. It's come to my attention that the comment feature on my blog is a temperamental diva and only posts comments when she bloody well feels like it.

For this release and my last two stories, I'll Call You Alice and Christmas Eve Surprise, I've had simple contests on my blog. Like the contest I posted yesterday, I asked people to comment with their email address and after a day or so, I would gather the names, have a draw, and announce a winner. Last evening,  I discovered, for the third release in a row, that no one had commented. Not. One. Person. I was pretty crushed and did the whole "tortured artist, why doesn't anyone pay attention to me" game for a while. I know you should create for yourself, but when you often feel you are writing into a void, it can a get a bit old.

AND then, my wonderful editor Allie wrote me on facebook to say that she hadn't been able to comment. I checked my settings and they seemed a bit off...more frustration. How could I be so foolish as to not check that my settings were set correctly??? For a year??? I fixed them, sent out a message via various channels that all was well, and went to bed.

Thsi morning I checked facebook to discover that my comment section is still playing the Selective Diva. My comment posted, as did my editor's (after 3 tries) but I was sent a message on facebook that another person did try and it didn't work.

SIGH. I now have a permanent comment only blog for what to do if I'm having a contest and you can't post a comment. I'm asking you to please just email me at ivybmisbehavin at gmail dot com and leave me your email address. I will then put your name in a draw and go from there.

Which is what I'd like to propose now. I'm doing a few more stops on my blog tour The Art of Falling Forever and will keep my contest going for a copy of this story, and a $5 Breathless Press Gift Card until the end of next Saturday, December, 20th. I will announce the winner on Sunday, December, 21st.

AND since my comment section was hissy fitting during my last 2 releases, I will also throw in copies of my last 2 releases to the winner.

So, the winner will receive 

I would like to apologize to anyone who tried to leave a comment in the past and wasn't able to do so. I'm going to have to get this sorted out!

In the meantime, please enter the contest via the new way, and thanks to everyone for their support!

I'll be back on Tuesday, December 16th. On that day I'll be taking it easy and chatting over with my friend Mary Corrales on her blog Romance Authors Lifestyle.

Happy Reading!

Ivy B


Friday, December 12, 2014

The Art of Falling Forever hits Release Day!!

Well hello there Sweet Bees and welcome!

Welcome to release day for 

Makes a great gift for yourself or a friend! Or both!

As well as promoting over here on my blog, I'm also making appearances over at

and on

I won't spend time chatting about this story as I've done a lot of that at various places over the last couple weeks and I have a few more stops over the one. But, I would like to thank some people. I'd like to thank my editor Allie. She was patient and a great support through this whole process. I would like to thank Justyn for encouraging me to keep writing even when I don't really feel like a I can. I would to thank all of our behind the scenes people at Breathless Press. If it wasn't for them, I'd be lost! I'd like to thank all the blogs that have had me on this month and the ones that will have me on later this month. Thanks to all my friends and my family who support me and give me lots of love.

And also, I'd like to thank Margaret, my beloved mother-in-law whom we lost in August. She was one of my rocks, gave me strength, helped me believe in myself, and was one of my best friends. I miss her with everything in me. We all do.

Margaret, this book is for you.

And for you all, I have a wee contest. It's not hard. Just leave a comment and your email and tomorrow I'll draw a winner for a copy of The Art of Falling Forever and for a $5 gift card from Breathless Press! I'll let the winner know sometime on Saturday.

Thanks everyone!

Happy Holidays & Happy Reading!

Ivy B


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Visiting with Sheri at Books & More!

Good Thursday Sweet Bees

Well, yesterday was a super stormy kind of day and today isn't much better! But that won't bring me down because today I'm visiting with the lovely and generous Sheri Velarde over at her wonderful site

So please stop by and say hello!

Tomorrow however, is the biggest of big days!! Tomorrow, December 12th is release day for...

Created by Torie James!

The very busy, and yet somehow manages to do SO much, Torie James made the above ad for me. Actually she made many ads for many Breathless Press writers. She's just that kind of girl!

Tomorrow on Ivy B, I'll be giving away a copy of The Art of Falling Forever and a $5 Breathless Press Gift Card to one lucky commenter. Just come on by, say hello with your email address and I'll put your name in draw. I'll announce the winner on Saturday, December 13th.

Ok, time for me to make my way out into the nasty weather.

Have a fantastic day and I hope to see you back here tomorrow!

Ivy B


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Triple Threat Day with Coffee Time, Nanee McGee & Savvy Authors

Hello Hello Sweet Bees!

And Welcome to Triple Threat Wednesday! I thought it was only going to a double threat, but due to technical difficulties, my date on Savvy Authors was postponed until today. So, without further ramblings, please come on by my various promo stops and show some love for holiday stories!

I'm doing a spotlight over at

I'm relaxing and chatting over at

Coffee Time Romance & More

And over at 

I'm getting quite serious. The story I'm currently promoting, The Art of Falling Forever, came about during one of the saddest times of my life. I don't mean to bring everyone down. In fact, I hope it comes across that even in the darkest times, there is hope, there is light, and lots of support.

So, I hope everyone has a lovely Wednesday. Where I am the weather is nothing short of frightful and if I don't have to leave the house, I'm not going to!

Happy Reading and see you back here tomorrow!

Ivy B




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Feelng good over at Savvy Authors and at Foreplay and Fangs!

 Good morning Sweet Bees

It's another popping around and promo kind of day. I'm visiting with two sites today so when you get a chance, please hop on over to...


As with the other stops, I am promoting The Art of Falling Forever, but I am chatting about different things on both stops. 
That's really all I've got to say at the moment. It's quiet early and I really should be getting ready for work. It's really hard to believe we are nearing the middle of December and I still don't have all my decorations up or Christmas cards in the mail. Well, for me that's a new thing. But when you start a full time job in December (the first full time job in 13 years), normal Christmas things take a back seat while you adjust to a new way of living. 

Before I leave you, I wanted to post this...

Out of the goodness of her heart and time that I wish I had, the extremely supportive Brantwijn Serrah put this together for me. I think it's lovely and thank her very much. She's found the time to do one up for all the Breathless Press Holiday books which is very generous of her!
So, happy Tuesday to you and we'll see you back here tomorrow!

Ivy B


Monday, December 8, 2014

It's A Quadruple blog stop kinda day!

 Hello Sweet Bees!!

This is one busy Monday for me! I've in so many places at once, I'm feeling a little spinney!

First I'm over at

have a wee chat with Dominic.

Then I'm cozying up at

I'm chatting about many things over at

And doing even more of that over with

This is of course all due to the release of The Art of Falling Forever. It's coming out and about on Friday, December, 12th. I say that I'm proud of all my stories and I am,but this story is because I managed to take a very dark time in my life and find a bit of light in it by writing this tale. I hope that it gives your holiday season a little boost and makes you smile.

Come on back tomorrow to see where I'll be setting my promo hat!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday,

Ivy B

Friday, December 5, 2014

Promoting with Ffrench Kissing

Good Day and Happy Friday Sweet Bees!

It's the end of a the first week of a new adventure for me and my family (or my family and I?), but I won't talk about that too much because today I'm talking about my new challenge and promoting my holiday story The Art of Falling Forever, over at

If someone had said to me last year at this time that in  year's time I would not only be promoting my third holiday story, but also be working at a brand new job, I'd have called him or her a foul liar! Or perhaps ask how they knew of such things...a person like that could be useful...

That being said, please pop over and say hello! And later tonight, if you're on facebook, don't forget to attend 

Come and join our party!

It will be an evening of fun, games, and knowing what some of these authors are like, shenanigans. Strong word, but hey, it's got to be said.

What else has to be said is that while I'm very excited about the release of my latest holiday story, I thought I'd politely remind you of my two other ones. One is not for the faint of heart (my lead has been called all sorts of nasty things, but I like her) and the other is a sweeter Christmas tale. 

Cold and Naughty

Warm and Nice (and award winning don't cha know)

And so, I'm off to put in another day of learning and I leave with the hope that you will now hop on over to Dk's to say hello and learn about  The Art of Falling Forever. If you're planning on coming by the BP party, it would be good to learn the name of my main male character. Knowing it could better your chances of winning a copy of this story!

Happy day to you all,

Ivy B


Monday, December 1, 2014

The Promoting Season begins with Torie James!

 Hello Sweet Bees

And welcome to December, 1st! It's the first day of my promo on blogs other than mine for The Art of Falling Forever! 

 My first stop is visiting with the lovely and generous

Torie is a fellow Breathless Press writer and a huge promoter of all our work. I don't know how she finds the time to do all that she does, but I am very grateful.

Ok, so without much further rambling from me, please pop over to Tories site and say hello!

BUT before I go, I have to mention two things first.

1.) On Friday, December, 5th on Facebook it's the...

Come Join The Party!

 Seven of us Breathless Press Authors will be playing host at this online party. There will be giveaways and games and with me, general silliness. I'm actually hosting first so please join in the fun show support for Breathless Press!

And 2.)

On release day for The Art of Falling Forever, I will be looking to give away one copy of my book to one commenter. So stop by and say hello for your chance to win!

And now, hop on over to Torie's! 

See you soon,

Ivy B


Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a LOT like Promo Time!

Breathless Press

Hello Hello my dear and very patient Sweet Bees

I hate to think of how long it has been since I posted, but things this year have been rather...well...I don't want to dwell, but sometimes life gets in the way of keeping one's pen name terribly active on their blog

Available for Pre-order now!
 But I'm back and with a brand new story to promote. On December the 12th, my holiday story The Art of Falling Forever will be out with and about and available from Breathless Press to add a touch of happy to your holidays.

Over the next couple weeks or so I'll be promoting on various sites in the cyber world. I hope you'll stop by and say hello and especially, I hope you'll come here to Ivy B Misbehavin' on December 12th where, if you leave a comment, you'll be entered into a draw for a copy of The Art of Falling Forever.

Now, let me end this long overdue blog post with a little bit of my latest holiday story.


A chaste kiss on the cheek leads to the discovery of a lifetime.

Even though Eilam has always been part of her world, Amy never thought of him as more than a mother's friend. One night, after rehearsal for the town's Christmas Pageant, Eilam reveals that not only is there more to him than Amy had ever imagined, but that together they could be the next chapter in a story that has played out in her family for over 2000 years.

While struggling to cope with the death of her mother and the responsibility of being in charge of the biggest even of the year, Amy must decide whether her future lies with her estranged boyfriend Troy or the enigmatic Eilam.


The doorbell chimed, causing Amy to nearly jump out of her skin. She glanced at the clock. It was almost five, which meant that it could only be Eilam and he was now the last person she wanted to see. Tracy demanding she explain her new attitude, Troy begging her to take him back—either scenario would have been preferable to what waited for her on the other side of her front door.

The bell chimed again, followed by insistent knocking. "Amara, I know you're in there. If you don't open the door I will be forced to break it down which, as I'm sure you've figured out, would blow my cover."

Amy smiled a little. He somehow knew that she'd discovered the truth. She remembered his voice on the phone, his suspicious tone. He must have guessed or known she would soon be on a path of discovery. But how? She touched her cheek. Of course, the kiss.

"Please let me in. There's so much you need to know."

Amy pushed herself to standing, taking the box of secrets with her. She placed it on the table in the living room and then went to the front door. She opened it, slowly and cautiously, blocking Eilam's immediate entry with her body.

"Amara, please don't be afraid."

"Why not? You give me so much to be afraid of, being a shapeshifter, or whatever it is you are, who haunts the women in my family. I think you should go."

"No, I'm not going to go. Not until you've given me a chance to explain myself. I don't mean to be firm with you, but please let me in."

Amy looked at his beaten fedora, his crinkled coat, his bright blue eyes, and his wispy white eyebrows. There was nothing malicious in his demeanor and yet he was changed. He seemed older in a 'seen a lot of time' kind of way, and stronger too. She couldn't help feeling he was now a stranger, but Amy had to trust her mother would not let her be in the presence of a madman.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to interacting with all of you over the holiday season!


Ivy B