Christmas In July Surprise Release

If you don’t know it yet – I’m one of those obnoxious people who LOVES Christmas.  Christmas music before Thanksgiving?  Yes please.  Counting down the days till Santa comes?  That’s me!  So how could I resist a little surprise for Christmas in July? 
I’m re-releasing James the Christmas Grouch!  This book was previously titled James the Grinch and was only available in the limited edition holiday bundle last December.  But after many requests, I have decided to release it as a standalone novella.  You can grab your copy today from your favorite retailer:

Blurb: The stockings are hung, the lights are aglow, and the mistletoe is ready for kisses below. There’s just one problem…none of those decorations are in James and my apartment. 
We just started our happily ever after – we’re newly engaged, in a new city, with new friends.  We’ve both given up a lot to make this relationship work, but I never thought I might have to give up my love for Christmas.  How did I not know that my fiancé was a total Christmas grouch?  Don’t get me wrong, I love James Hunter and always will.  But for years, he’s been celebrating an anti-Christmas with his friends. He's lost the Christmas spirit that he had when he was a child. And he doesn't seem to want to thaw his frozen heart.

So I’ve decided that it’s my new mission to make him believe again. And with a little sprinkle of Christmas magic, it just might be possible.

Carved in Ice is LIVE!!! Plus a HUGE Giveaway!

It’s release day!!!  Carved in Ice is officially live.  I can’t to see what you think of the conclusion to the Made of Steel series.  Who will Summer 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 on sale for $4.99 for the first week of release only (regular price will be $6.99) so grab your copy before the price goes up:


I’m doing my biggest giveaway to date for this release.  And all you need to do to enter is to join my Facebook group – The Ivy Smoaksters.  That’s it.  You’ll be automatically entered to win either a kindle or a set of signed paperbacks of the whole Made of Steel series.  Join HERE



~*~Release Party~*~
Mark your calendars for next Thursday (7/19) at 9 pm EST because I’ll be hosting a release party on my Facebook page.  It’s going to be tons of fun!  Let me know you’ll be attending the live event HERE.


And if you loved the series, it would mean the world to me if you shared your thoughts in a review once you’ve finished reading:

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:

★★★★★ "Give me more ASAP!!!"
★★★★★ "Emotional, deep and mysterious."
★★★★★ "OMG!!! Five stars plus!!!"
★★★★★ "I couldn't put this book down!"
★★★★★ "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: