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

xoxo

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

xoxo

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

xoxo

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

xoxo




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

xoxo

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

xoxo



 

 

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

xoxo