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A Post Chock-Full of Updates

News-handing

I have been remiss in doing a great job of posting here on the blog about all the updates around my books. (Which is a really good reason for you to join my private FB readers group, Ivy’s Front Porch– I post in there quite a bit with news and teasers. 🙂 )

Here’s the latest on all things around my books and what’s coming next:

Protect Her Part 11: Yes, there will be a Part 11, and this will be it. The end. Maybe that’s why I’m having a bit of a hard time getting it going. There’s a part of me that doesn’t want it to end. I love Riley and Paige, but goodness knows those two could use a break. The saving the world business can be exhausting after awhile. I’m hoping to get this out in October, but there’s a lot of moving parts in my production schedule at the moment. But it’s coming.

Greyelf Grizzlies serial: Lukas and Maren’s story is complete. However, you will get to see snippets of their married life in Billy’s story, Ready to Bear (available now!), and also further down the line in the Urban Dwellers books.

Ready to Bear (A Greyelf Grizzlies/Urban Dwellers crossover): This book just went live today, and I am so glad that I took the time to write Billy’s story. Greyelf Grizzly fans know that Billy became the sheriff of Greyelf at the end of the serial, and he’s still tracking Joshua down. Joshua’s trail leads Billy to Copper City, where he meets Thea Philips and the trio of hot shifter alphas known as the Urban Dwellers. This is a full-length standalone book, and you don’t want to miss it!

The Urban Dwellers Series: The is my brand new shifter series. Each of the three Urban Dwellers is going to get his own book, starting with Kyle Frost in Silence that Sizzles (Urban Dwellers #1). Look for that to come your way in early November 2015.

The Willoughby Inn Love Stories series: Now I’ve been noodling for a couple of years now on writing another book in this series focused on Delaney (who you meet in Grounded By You.) The thing is, as you can see by the above info, I’m stacked to the rafters on my current production schedule. However, I’ll consider moving this one up if there’s enough interest. How do I know that? YOU need to tell me! Leave me a note on my Facebook page, hit me up on Twitter, or shoot me an email at authorsinclair@gmail.com.

The Benton Hill Love Stories series: Just like with the Willoughby Inn series, I have a story that’s been sitting on the back burner for Clary. This one isn’t slated until late 2016 right now, but you can move it up if I hear from you. Leave me a note on my Facebook page, hit me up on Twitter, or shoot me an email at authorsinclair@gmail.com.

So that’s it! Whew- my fingers are feeling tired already. 🙂 But I love this job, and I’ll just keep writing and hopefully you’ll keep reading.

All my best-

Ivy

A One-Track Mind

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You probably read this post’s title and had a completely different idea of what I was going to talk about, being a romance writer and all. 😉 But actually, I wanted to share a little bit about the story I’m working on now and how it’s different from almost everything I’ve written before, which is cool and scary all at the same time.

I had the idea for for this story before I even finished writing Bittersweet Junction. I’ve got a thing for big, old houses. The picture at the top of this post appeared in the corner of the calendar for June above my desk. I couldn’t stop staring at it and that’s always the red flag in my mind that there’s a story there. And so Where My Heart Breaks was born. I somehow managed to keep focused on my final edits for Bittersweet Junction, which was a good thing because when a story idea grips me it’s pretty hard to tear myself away.

Where My Heart Breaks is going to be told from a single point of view (POV) which is a pretty significant departure for me from my usual method of storytelling. Out of the twenty-odd stories I’ve published to date (I also write paranormal fiction under another pen name) only one, My Heart to Rescue, is also a single POV story. That makes this whole endeavor a bit unsettling. Events are unfolding in front of me and I’m finding out about all sorts of things right along with Kate, my heroine.

The logical question is why would I decide to write from a single POV if I’m obviously so comfortable (and enjoy) dual POVs stories? It took me awhile to figure that one out myself. In the end, the answer was simple. When we fall in love in real life, we don’t know what the object of our desire is thinking about. We fly blind hoping that the things we do or say will eventually pull them into our orbit and convince them to stay. But there is a big unknown.

When you see both sides of the story, it makes you feel a bit more settled as a reader (and as a writer too). I wanted to strip that level of comfort away and push myself to really remember what it felt like to fall for someone with no idea if it was going to be reciprocated. I am delving into Kate and her emotions and feelings at a deeper level than I could if I was telling the story from both sides. Even now, halfway through the first draft, Kate’s love interest Reed is still a bit of an enigma to me, but the connection that is developing between him and Kate is exciting to watch nonetheless.

As I ride the roller coaster down the other side, approaching the end of this story, I’m holding on and enjoying the ride, just like Kate. Hopefully my future readers will find it just as satisfying as well.

Bittersweet Junction Comes To Life

A lot of authors liken the release of their newest novel to birthing a child. You spent endless amounts of time with your story, getting to know it, nurturing and caring for it, coming to love it, before anyone else ever meets it. It is YOURS until that day that you give it to your readers and hope that they will love it the way that you do.

Today I am introducing the world to Bittersweet Junction. It is a standalone, New Adult Contemporary Romance novel that hopefully strikes the same chord with readers that it struck with me. There are some smexy parts to be sure, but most of the story is the slow burn that builds between the main characters, Julia and Ben. I really tried to make sure that I did their history together justice because it plays such a crucial part of their romance.

Because I’m hoping that Bittersweet Junction will find its way into everyone’s hands sooner rather than later, I am releasing it for a limited time at the special launch price of $0.99.

If you’re ready for a small town, second chance romance with a HEA then I invite you to check out Bittersweet Junction for yourself.

Happy Reading!

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