Friday, August 22, 2014


I'm an anomaly.  I freely admit it.  Unlike everyone else I know, I rarely travel.  Exotic places around the globe have never been graced with my esteemed presence.  Other than an occasional writer's conference, you will rarely see my eyeballs outside of the town where I live. 

But writers write about places other than where they live, right?  If I only wrote about the town where I live, trust me, most of you would be bored out of your minds.  There's not a whole lot shaking around here. 

I'm a voracious armchair traveler, though.  Through the magic of books, I've visited many places around the world.  I've been to some of the most exotic locales on earth without leaving the comforts of home.

I've walked on the beaches in Hawaii, my toes curling in the black sands while the crystal blue waters lap gently, each wave curls against the shore.  The trade winds blow a soothing breeze, and the scent of hibiscus and plumeria fill the air. 

I've strolled along the Champs-Elysees in Paris, smelled the freshly baked bread and pastries.  Jumped back as reckless drivers sped through the streets and dined at sidewalk cafes across from my love on a romantic getaway for two, while sipping champagne and sharing intimate moments.

I've visited the pyramids in Egypt.  Slalomed down the Alps.  Gone deep sea fishing off the Florida Keys. 

Good writers transport me (and hopefully you, too) to places we might otherwise never see through the magic of their words.  They bring alive the sounds, scents and tastes of every element, so much so that if you were to close your eyes for just a moment, you'd find yourself transported deep within the pages of the story—feel as though you are right there with the hero and heroine—experiencing every nuance of their surroundings.

This is what I try to bring to life when I'm writing.  My romantic suspense books are set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana.  The French Quarter.  The Big Easy.  Just hearing the name of the place evokes preconceived notions of what it's like.  I want you to hear the Cajun and Creole dialect in the words.  Feel the energy of the crowds on Bourbon Street at night.  Experience the joy and excitement of Mardi Gras.  Smell the spicy jambalaya so hot and fresh it makes your mouth water for the first bite. 

So, the next time wanderlust strikes and you can't physically get away on some tropical escape—step within the pages of a book and fly away. 

Kathy Ivan is busy writing her next New Orleans based romantic suspense, and wishing she was there.  Her current release, Connor's Gamble, is on sale now at most e-book retailers. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Just a little something I'm playing around with. Still needs some work, but here are all the covers.  


Saturday, June 7, 2014


We are going to relaunch the 9 Ways to Fall in Love box set on June 15th.  

From June 15th through June 30th.  For this limited them, the entire box set will be on sale for just 99 cents.  That's right 9 complete books from 9 super authors for only 99 cents.  

We've got a brand new, smoking hot cover and you won't want to miss the terrific (but for a very limited time only) sale.  

Check back for the link when it goes live at the sale price.  (If you go to Amazon right now it will still be at the regular price of $8.99.)  

Mark you calendars for June 15th for this spectacular sale for award winning authors.  


Friday, April 25, 2014

Here's a convenient listing of all of the buy links for my books in one handy, dandy spot.  Just copy and paste the link into your browser and it will take you directly to the site.

NOTE:  For a limited time, Second Chances, book #1 in the Destiny's Desire Series, is FREE.  





Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Connor's Gamble In Print

Connor's Gamble is now available in PRINT!  

For those of you who prefer the feel of a paper book in your hands, here's your chance to read Connor's Gamble in print.   If you are anything like me, you like to have your favorite books available in e-book format  (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.) and still have a print copy for you "keeper shelf."

Here's the link that will take you directly to the Createspace ebook store,where you can order a copy.  It's also available on

Buy Link:  Click here.

And don't forget to come to the Connor's Gamble Launch Party over on Facebook on Friday, March 28, from 6 to 10 p.m.  You can click on the JOIN button.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

New banner for my Kathy Ivan Author Facebook Page

With the release of Connor's Gamble, I'm working on updating the look on my Facebook Page.  My good friend, Michelle Miles, created a new banner for it.

What do you think?

I love it!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014


That's right, you read it in the title above.  Connors Gamble is live on

Be one of the first to read and review my latest romantic suspense.  I really love hearing what you, the reader, think of the stories that I write and love hearing back from readers.

So, go and check out Connor's Gamble, the newest release.

It will be available on B&N and iTunes shortly and I'll post those links when they are available.