YAAAAAS! New Book Pre-order is LIVE!

Carved in Ice…coming July 12th.  It’s official!  There’s finally a release date scheduled for the last book of the Made of Steel series!  I can’t wait for you to dive back into Summer’s life this summer (hahaha).  Who will she choose – Miles, Eli, or V?  Will she finally get revenge against Don?  And seriously, who is V?  You’ll get answers to all your questions in this book!
Carved in Ice is now available for pre-order.  It’s on sale for $4.99 (regular price will be $6.99) so grab your copy before the price goes up:

And don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads TBR list HERE.

Loved Made of Steel and can't wait to read more about these characters?  Make sure to leave a review letting me know what you thought HERE.


Once upon a time, I dreamed my life would be a fairy tale. But it just so happens that I don’t need a knight in shining armor to save me anymore. I’m made of freaking steel. 

It’s time for answers. Time for vengeance. And time to finally unmask the notorious V. There’s no going back now. 

See what happens in the epic conclusion of the Made of Steel series.


*~*Ramblings from Ivy’s couch*~*

I know I promised to have Carved in Ice out this spring, so I’m a teensy bit late.  *Cue the rotten tomatoes.*  But this has been the hardest book I’ve ever had to write.  It’s been in the making on and off for just over a year now.  My husband made me stop writing about Summer before our wedding because it was making me too emotional.  Summer has caused me more tears than I probably shed my whole youth.  It’s just been an incredible journey for me to get these words on paper.  And I’m finally putting the finishing touches on it this week (fingers crossed).  It’s been a long time coming and I seriously can’t wait for you to read the conclusion to this series!!!
Also my ramblings won’t be from the couch for much longer.  I just finished cleaning off our porch so I’m moving outdoors to write!  This is my all time favorite time of year to type away behind my computer.  There’s nothing better than writing outside.  Well, except eating outside.  And drinking outside.  Nope, nope writing.  I promise I’m focusing on writing!  Plus you’ll be happy to know that I’m working on the next book in The Hunted series next!  Hopefully you’re putting those rotten tomatoes away now.

Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to announce that The Truth in My Lies is now available everywhere!  It’s a romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.  Grab your copy at your favorite retailer:

If you’ve already met Adeline and Ben, it would seriously mean the world to me if you could leave a review of The Truth in My Lies on Amazon and/or Goodreads.  Thank you so so much!


And there’s some other big news…it’s time for the official cover reveal of Carved in Ice (Made of Steel Series Book 3).  This book will be hitting shelves very soon so stay tuned for the release date announcement!



Have you read the first 2 books of the Made of Steel series yet?  Catch up today here before book 3 comes out next month and while book 1 is FREE! Here's what readers are saying about the series:

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★★★★★ "One of the most gripping, heart wrenching books I've read."
★★★★★ "Consuming from start to finish."
★★★★★ "The best book I have read so far in 2018."
★★★★★ "A must read!!"
★★★★★ "WOW!!! Just....WOW!”
★★★★★ "A definite must-read so jump in and enjoy the ride!"

Ramblings from Ivy’s couch:

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful spring!  May to me means too many birthdays to count and dun dun dun…allergies.  Oy vey.  Any other sufferers out there with me?  Honestly, it’s probably good that I have them because it means I’m camped out inside writing non-stop (yayay!).  Carved in Ice is close to being done – I’m still hoping to be able to release it in June.  I also just finished writing the scene with V’s big reveal.  Smolder.  Me writing as fast as I can this week:

My latest obsession: Daily Harvest.  I’ve become quite the foodie in my last year as a 20 something, and Daily Harvest is an easy and delicious way to eat well.  I can’t recommend the chocolate brownie batter sundae enough.  Seriously, I never want normal ice cream again, and that’s coming from a super fan of all things ice cream!  How it’s completely plant-based I have no idea, but now there’s zero guilt and I’m obsessed.  Plus you can get 3 FREE cups if you use my code: https://daily-harvest.com/r/RE-EKK4GGE

My New Book is Live!


I have some exciting news about The Hunted series!  But first...

Be Careful What You Joust for is live!  Who will be victorious…the prince or the thief?  Find out today!  I can’t wait for you to meet these characters.  Grab your copy of Be Careful What You Joust For today at the LIMITED TIME RELEASE SALE PRICE of 99 cents.  The price will be going up after the first week of release, so make sure to grab your copy today:

Paperback copies are also available HERE.

I also promised you some exciting news today.  Drum roll please… 

What if I told you I’ve been thinking about writing Temptation from James’ point of view?  Getting excited yet?

But first, I really need your help to get Be Careful What You Joust For on the USA Today bestsellers list.  And once I hit the USA Today bestsellers list with this release, I’m going to celebrate by writing Temptation from James’ point of view as a thank you to my loyal readers.  And I’m going to release it later this year (right after Carved in Ice...coming this spring, and The Hunted book 6...coming this summer/fall)!  Just imagine:

James: Temptation as told by James Hunter.  From the professor who crossed the line comes the perspective and the details you crave from the Amazon bestselling series...

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Want James to become a reality?  Then help me become a USA Today bestselling author and grab your copy of Be Careful What You Joust For today:





And don’t forget to spread the word!  Share this email with friends and post about the release on your social media to help Be Careful What You Joust For reach the USA Today bestsellers list!


Plus, during the release week of Be Careful What You Joust For, each book will contain an exclusive sneak peek of James: Temptation as told by James Hunter.  The sneak peek includes the first 3 chapters of James the novel!  To get the link and the password to the sneak peek just look at the Ivy Smoak page at the back of Be Careful What You Joust For.

So grab your copy of Be Careful What You Joust For today to get an exclusive sneak peek of James the novel:

One week until the release of Be Careful What You Joust For

The release of Be Careful What You Joust for is only one week away!  I’ll be sharing some very exciting news on release day, so stay tuned for the big announcement.  ***Hint…it has to do with James & Penny.***  So make sure to mark your calendars for release day - 4/17. 

My co-author/husband and I will also be having a release day party on my Facebook page on 4/19 (a few days after the release so you have time to meet the characters).  You’ll get to hang out with me, ask my husband questions for the first time ever – and get his take on being the inspiration for James, enter giveaways, and more!  You can RSVP to the event HERE.

And make sure to pre-order the novel at its special pre-order / launch week price off 99 cents.  The price will be going up after the first week of release, so pre-order today on:


The story behind Be Careful What You Joust For:

Penny and James have always been close to my heart.  When I was 18 years old, I opened up a door and collided with my future husband.  I didn’t even ask his name…because I’m shy and awkward and was completely star struck by his smile.  But we ran into each other again on campus.  It was fate.  And last November, we shared our first dance as husband and wife to the song Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional.

Just like Penny and James, we both love Harry Potter and we both got obsessed with the show Game of Thrones as soon as it aired.  How far does our love for fantasy go?  Ryan actually gave all his groomsmen swords at our wedding.  And we cut our cake with a sword engraved with our names.  So it was only a matter of time before we decided to create something magical together. 

The Hunted series is my heart and soul.  Ryan is my James.  And if Penny and James were to write a story together…this would be it.  Be Careful What You Joust for is both our hearts and souls.