Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blogging Today

I blogging today over on the Plotting Princesses blog site about my love of #NancyDrew books.

Come on over and join the discussion.

www.plottingprincesses.blogspot.com

Kathy

Friday, March 13, 2015

NEW BOOKS AND LINKS

I've just released three new books!  That's right 3 new books in the New Orleans Connection series.

Relentless Pursuit, New Orleans Connection Series Book 2

Ultimate Betrayal, New Orleans Connection Series Book 3

Keeping Secrets, New Orleans Connection Series Book 4

Here's a look at all four covers from the New Orleans Connection Series.



Below are the links for all the books at all the retailers, for your easy use.

CONNOR'S GAMBLE BUY LINKS: 

RELENTLESS PURSUIT:

ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
Amazon:    http://amzn.to/1KITIPb

KEEPING SECRETS
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kathy_Ivan_Keeping_Secrets?id=_zQrBwAAQBAJ 

I hope you'll check out all the books and I'd love to hear from you.  

Until next time,

Kathy

Monday, February 2, 2015

UPDATE ON NEW BOOKS!

Wow, I just realized I hadn't posted anything on my blog in a month!  A month . . . where does the time go?

I've been really busy writing up  storm, and will have three new stories coming out soon.  I'm really excited about them, and can't wait to share.  They are part of the New Orleans' Connection series, my romantic suspense books set in and around New Orleans.

And I have covers!!!  Brand new covers for all three books.

And this one . . .

And finally this one . . .

Aren't they absolutely gorgeous!

I'll be back to post a release date as soon as I know exactly when they'll be coming out.

Until next time,

Kathy

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015


There have been a lot of changes for me in 2014.  The biggest one came just two weeks ago. 
My last day working for someone else was December 15th.  Beginning the very next day, December 16th, I started my job as a full time writer. 
It's hard to believe, but I'm taking a leap of faith for 2015, and putting my writing first.  It's something that I love, sharing stories with my readers, creating a whole new world of people and places filled with excitement, suspense, romance, and most importantly – love.
I hope you'll join me in 2015.  It's going to be a wild ride, but the best is yet to come. 


Kathy 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

NYUS BLOG

Today I'm over at Not Your Usual Suspects, blogging about mystery, suspense, and romance, and why I like all three in my stories.

Click here to read the whole post:

 NYUS BLOG  

Thanks for dropping by.

Kathy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE BLESSINGS OF THANKSGIVING.




SPEND THIS TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND KEEP THEM CLOSE.  AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES DURING THIS SPECIAL DAY.  

Special thanks to all my readers.  Without you I wouldn't be on this wondrous journey, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your kind e-mails touch me so much, and I truly cherish each one.  The reviews you've left on my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Goodreads keep me writing.  

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

Stay tuned, because there are more books in the works (including Remy's story which is nearly finished) as well as some new things I'm working on.  I really think you're gonna love 'em.  

Until next time!  

Kathy

Friday, August 22, 2014

THE ARMCHAIR TRAVELER

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.