Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I certainly did. Of course all that wonderful food didn't do anything to help my waist line, so the exercise and workouts have commenced.

My sister and I participated in our annual Black Friday shopping. We were up early (5 a.m.) and at the stores. Surprisingly, most of the places we went although crowded were nothing like years past. I guess everybody else was in line at midnight. Ugh, not me, 5 a.m. came way to early. But Black Friday shopping is a tradition my sister and I have done for the past several years, getting up and getting out early into the cold and wind (because it's always cold and windy here in Texas the day after Thanksgiving.)

Now I'm back to plugging along on the next novella in the Destiny's Desire series, book #2 (Jake's story). Hopefully everybody that's read book #1, Second Chances, enjoyed it. I've gotten some terrific feedback from readers, which is always wonderful for any writer to hear.

I'm planning to attend my RWA chapter's holiday breakfast this coming Saturday. It's always loads of fun and I'll get to see some old friends and hopefully meet some new ones, too.

I'll also be blogging at Nikki Duncan's blog on 12/03/2012, so I hope you'll stop by and read a little bit more about Second Chances--what would you do if you were given a second chance?

Stay warm, stay safe, and be happy.


Monday, November 19, 2012

The link below is for a press release for holiday reading available from authors of the Plotting Princesses (of which I am a proud member).

Please take a look at all the wonderful new books that area available from some talented Texas authors this holiday season. Second Chances is listed too.


Talk with you later.


Sunday, November 18, 2012


Second Chances has been out for a week!!!

My how time flies. I feel like I just uploaded it to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords yesterday, but it really has been a week.

People who are reading it, or that have finished it, appear to be enjoying the story. I'm working right now on Book #2 of the Destiny's Desire series. It's Jake's story.

You get to meet Jake in Second Chances. He's the best friend of the hero and he plays a big part in helping the Fate-Keeper get Ryan and Rose up to Destiny's Desire Lodge.

Book #2 is Jake's turn up at the lodge and he's in for a few surprises, and he's got one heck of a secret he's been keeping, too!

I'll keep everybody posted as to the progress of book #2, as yet untitled.

Don't forget, Desperate Choices is still available too for those who love a romantic suspense.

Talk to ya'll later.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Second Chances Is Out!!!

Hope your weekend is going great. I just wanted to let everybody know my paranormal romance novella, Second Chances, is now live at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This is my first foray into self-publishing.

I'd really appreciate anybody (if you can) liking and tagging it, since it's brand spanking new. LOL

You can see how gorgeous the cover is. Kat Baldwin of Ink Lion Books did it. I'm amazed at how awesome it is!!!

I'm starting this weekend to get the word out, so feel free to let everybody know about Second Chances release.

Links are below.


B & N

I'll add the links for Smashwords and Kobo when they're available, which hopefully will be soon.

Thanks. I'm really excited about this novella (it's a paranormal romance Christmas novella).

Kathy Ivan

Friday, November 2, 2012

As promised, I'm posting a mini-excerpt from my upcoming paranormal romance novella, Second Chances. I hope you love Ryan and Rose as much as I do.

Excerpt from "Second Chances"

Rose walked around the dining room, putting the final touches on the table. Flowers and candles, even a bottle of white wine. Long stem crystal glasses next to the good china. Dinner was ready. She'd stopped at Ryan's favorite Italian place on the way home, picked up all the foods he loved. Though she was no slouch in the kitchen, the horrendous hours she had put in all week left little time or energy for cooking. And besides, she wanted everything to be extra special tonight.

Soft music played in the background, the strains of the classical piano concerto wafted from the speakers. Soothing and romantic music setting the stage for the evening to come. The lights were dimmed and tall taper candles cast a warm glow across the dining room. Perfect. She'd done her best to set up a long-needed romantic evening with her husband.

Something was bothering him, kept him on edge for the past few months. She hadn't pressed. He'd tell her whatever it was when the time was right. Still she worried. Is he unhappy? Am I not enough anymore? The insidious doubts niggled at the back of her mind, managed despite her best efforts to creep into her head each day. She tried to ignore them, push them away, but the fear still managed to insinuate itself into her thoughts.

I can't lose him. He's my life. I'll do whatever it takes, fight whoever I have to fight. I'm not giving up on Ryan. On us.

I'll be posting the brand now (gorgeous) cover for Second Chances next week, so come back for the big reveal.