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Cover Reveal From Love To Ashes

I’m so excited to share this cover with all of you!  I am just as excited to share the book with you.  I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.

Book Information:  

Title: From Love to Ashes

Author: Ivy Love

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: May 27, 2019

Cover Design: Jersey Girl Design | www.jerseygirl-design.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44593382-from-love-to-ashes

Synopsis

Cassie’s been through hell and had her world turned upside down.

After months of misery, she’s finally trying to pull herself out of the dark hole she’s been in.

One night out.

That’s all she wants.

One night to forget.

To relax.

To feel free.

One chance meeting.

That’s all it was.

A smile.

A cheeky greeting.

An innocent drink.

 

After everything that’s happened to her, Cassie doesn’t believe in fate.   She does believe everything happens for a reason.

There has to be a reason why she met him on this night. Nothing happens by chance.  Besides, nobody can be that unlucky twice in life.

Excerpt  – Copyright Ivy Love 2019

Cassie:

“I stare at the ring on the dresser a sense of dread growing in my stomach.  That ring represents so many things. Things, I wish I could redo, take back, and forget.  I know I need to put it on, but I hate it. It brings back feelings of despair and an overwhelming fear of being trapped, among other things I wish I had never experienced.  I swallow and compose myself before reaching down and sliding it slowly onto my finger. Each inch it slides up is a stark reminder of the shame, humiliation and pain I bear.

I look in the mirror one last time and finish getting ready to go out.  I try to tell myself I deserve a night out. A night with no guilt or fear.  I run my fingers lightly across my neck, tilting my head slightly. Inspecting myself for scars and bruises that I know, no longer exist.  I want to be able to go out and enjoy myself. If it means putting the ring on, I’ll do it, just for one night. One night of freedom.

I breathe deeply, compose my face, check my makeup and outfit before grabbing my purse and walking to the door.  I make sure my alarm system is armed as I leave. I’m going to a bar right down the road that way if I want to get drunk, I can safely walk home.

I’m hoping tonight will push the deafening roar of darkness back for just a minute.  I walk briskly down the road ignoring everyone around me, but remaining conscious of potential danger.  I push open the bar door to a burst of warm air, tobacco and loud music. The bar is dim and the pressure filling my chest loosens slightly, allowing me to breathe a bit easier.

I walk up to the bar and before I have the chance to sit down, I hear her squealing.

Reflections

This past weekend was my first book signing that I attended.  I’ll be honest, on the drive up I had plenty of time to freak myself out and I did.   But, I managed to keep kind of calm at least outwardly.  I realized while driving, I had forgotten all my toiletries, so had to make a stop to get those, but overall didn’t forget anything else, so was pretty proud of myself, haha.  I have a checklist for packing usually, but I was so worried about forgetting book stuff, I forgot about the stuff I needed for me, LoL.   When I got there, I went and found something to eat and just hung out for a bit.  People were still trickling in, so it was a good opportunity to chat with people online and just rest up.

The next morning, was full speed ahead.  I got my 80’s outfit for the party and just started chatting people up.  From there the weekend is honestly a whirlwind of fun and good times.  I met so many amazing authors and readers.  Internally, I was so worried about not fitting in or not being good enough, but everyone I talked to was so nice and I made so many new friends.

Three days later and I’m still on a book high, I’m excited about writing again and I cannot wait to share Silenced the next Quinn Winters book with all of you.

Two Days Until Release Day

There are only two days left until this book releases.  I am SO excited, but I’m also kind of terrified.  Like, to the point I didn’t give this book to anyone.  I am ready for the fallout of it, but I think the fear is two-fold.  The first part is not having released something in so long and the other part is that it’s something very different than what I usually write.  Yes, it has romance in it and yes it is a standalone, but it’s on a completely separate path then what people are used to with me.  I like that I can surprise people with what I write.  I like that I write what is in my head and what I want to write, but it is also terrifying.

I’m proud of what I’ve written, but there is always the worry and anxiety when I release a book, because every time I put something out, I’m putting a little piece of myself out into the world.

I’m not sure if that makes sense, if any of this makes sense, ha.  As release day gets close, I tend to babble.  I get anxious and just ramble about everything in my head.  At any rate, I’m VERY excited for everyone to read this book.  As the days tick off, I’ll be waiting anxiously and probably making more swag, hehe.

I’m also having a release day party on Facebook, you can find the link to the event, here. Come play, it will be fun.  Now, I’m going to go worry/think/be excited in my head, ha!  Have a wonderful rest of your day <3

Love, Ivy

#LoveBeyondTheDark

Cover Reveal for A Killer Past (A Quinn Winters Novel)

Hi Everyone!

I’m very excited to share with you the cover for A Killer Past (A Quinn Winters Novel).  It will be a series of novels, but they can all be read as standalone books.  It’s here and I can’t wait any longer… so here you go!

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

Book Information:
Title: A Killer Past (A Quinn Winters Novel)
Author: Ivy Love
Genre: Fiction, Suspense/Mystery, Romance
Publication Date: July 19, 2018
Cover Design: Marisa-Rose Wesley of Cover Me Darling, LLC
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40063089-a-killer-past

Synopsis
Agent Quinn Winters has worked hard to get where she is today. She is an elite FBI profiler, as well as a submissive. She tries to balance the two, but through the years, she’s always put her career first. Except, when it comes to her best friend Agent Willow Mavros. They have been best friends since college and know each other better than anyone else.

A new case has come across Agent Winters and her team’s desk. A case that threatens to break them all. As she and her team get deeper into the case, every decision she makes will not only affect her career but her submissive lifestyle as well.

If she can’t figure out who the killer is in time, she could lose one of her teammates forever.

Excerpt  – Copyright Ivy Love 2018

Killer:

An unconscious girl sits tied to a lone chair in the middle of an empty room, her dark hair matted to her face as she awaits a fate not even she realizes she has been chosen for.

I watch from the corner, waiting for her to regain consciousness. I’ve done this enough now to know just the right amount of drug to use so I don’t get bored waiting for my new friend to wake up. I’m not sure which is more of a thrill at this point. The actual kill or the calling card I leave for my new friend, Agent Winters. I enjoy watching these idiots run around trying to connect the dots and failing. Then they had to call her. Now, I get to watch her struggle to connect the dots. I don’t take pleasure in seeing her struggle, but it’s an important piece of the puzzle. She isn’t dumb, she just can’t see the big picture, yet. But she will… and when she does. It will be something she’ll never forget. I can’t wait.

My new friend is stirring now. The fun is about to begin. I love watching them wake up, looking around, trying to figure out where they are. The confusion evident on their faces. Watching them as their confusion turns to terror when they realize they’re bound and unable to move. It brings me an indescribable thrill. I watch as her eyes dart around the room widening as she realizes her situation. I always wonder what is going through their minds in this moment. I’ve asked, but they never answer me. They just beg and plead for their worthless lives.

I can feel the excitement beginning to bubble inside me. It’s almost time to reveal myself. Not yet though, she’s not ready. She’s not afraid enough. There’s a moment when I can feel their fear in the room. When that moment happens, that’s when I show myself. It’s when I feel ready, because their fear is inside me, it’s as if I can feel it running through my veins.

I can hear her breaths quickening, her muffled cries getting louder and the chair scraping against the concrete floor.

It’s time.

Free Book

Hey Everyone!

Announcement

I’m just popping in to let you know that I have a little announcement!  If you haven’t read me yet, now is the time to jump in.  All of my books are a little different and none of them are like the others. This one is no exception, Cutting Through the Darkness is a dark read that is not suitable for readers under the age of 17.

But, it is free, so go ahead and get your one click on! I’ll be back later this week with more news!

Cutting Through the Darkness is now #free on #Amazon #BarnesandNoble and #Kobo#oneclick now! #darkread Links found below 

Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y8dnqqh2
Barnes & Noble: https://tinyurl.com/yajeb6ym
Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/ybfag8cb

Love, Ivy

It’s been a while

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry it’s been a while, real life came in and decided to take over as it does sometimes.  But, I’m still here.  Since I’ve been gone, I’ve had the chance to see my cover and it’s AMAZING! I love it and can’t wait to share it on the 28th!  I’ve also been to my sisters graduation and my first Harry Styles concert as well, haha. It’s been an interesting few weeks.

Now I’m in the home stretch of putting this book together and I’m trying to spend every minute I can into it, making it perfect.  I haven’t put out a book in such a long time, my nerves are getting the best of me.  But, I’ll be ready!

This week, is edits/re-writes and teaser pull-outs.  I’m so excited!  It’s going to be a good week 🙂

Alright I’m off to get work done, so I can get writing done.  Have a wonderful day!

Love, Ivy.

#lovebeyondthedark

 

RELEASE DATES

Hi Everyone!

Guess what?!  It’s time!! I have dates to share with all of you for A Killer Past!

The cover reveal is set for June 28, 2018.

The release date is for July 19, 2018.

In between I’ll be sharing teasers, snippets and lots of goodies, so be sure to stay tuned!  Be sure to follow me on Goodreads too, there will be lots of things posted there!

I am beyond excited and cannot wait to share this book with all of you! Stay tuned.

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

I’m so excited!

Hello everyone!

Today I spent the day working.  Now, tonight I get to put together a timeline for the release of A Killer Past. I’m so excited to release this book and can’t wait to share it with all of you.  I’ll be putting details out on Goodreads and will be doing a cover reveal as well!

Soon, I’ll be posting the date of the release too.  I am so excited about this book. I have been excited about all my books, but this one has a different kind of excitement.  A kind of a nervous/anxious/worried excitement.  I’ve been researching and trying to get this book just right and I’m hoping I’ve succeeded.

Anyways, I’m just popping in to tell you to keep watching this because the news is coming!

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

Lists Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em

Hello again!

I’m all about lists.  I have lists for everything, for work, writing and everyday tasks and then I have lists for lists. Then I have lists within my lists.  Yes, I know it’s ridiculous, but it does actually help me.  I stay organized and I stay on track with things I need to do.

So, my question is do you make lists and do you use them?  Are they helpful for you?

I mean, there are nights when I can’t go to bed until I actually put things down on paper.  I have to get my lists out of my head and onto paper that way I stop thinking about it and can shut my mind down, haha.  For me, lists are not only useful they are therapeutic.

I’m just curious if there are others out there who feel the same way I do.  Let me know what you think.  I’m off to make swag, write and get some work done.  Have a wonderful day <3

Love, Ivy

#lovebeyondthedark

Thoughts on writing

Hello again!

I have been stupid busy at work the past week, which means I don’t have as much time as I want to write.  I know I need to work right now, it’s how I make a living.  My writing doesn’t bring in enough right now and I’m okay with that, I really am.  I write, because I love writing.  I write because I have a million stories in my head that I want to get out.  I have a great group of people that enjoy my books and one day if it grows, I’ll be okay with that too.

But, what I’m not okay with is how I am always comparing myself to everyone else.  I watch as other authors are putting out book after book after book and I just can’t and haven’t.  It’s frustrating that I  have these stories that are just sitting on my desktop in progress and it’s taking forever to finish them.  It’s frustrating that I’m so close to finishing A Killer Past and I just can’t get there.  I have moments where I think I should just end the story, but I know if I do I’ll disappoint myself and my readers.  It’s a constant battle with myself to remember that I am me.  I can only go as fast as my life allows.  I don’t want to disappoint people, but I also don’t want to disappoint myself by putting out something that I am not proud of.

Those are my thoughts for today, happy Sunday <3

Love, Ivy