Thursday, November 15, 2012


Thanks so much, Alisha, for hosting me at your blog today. I'm honored.
I'd like to tell you a little about my very first self-published novella, Second Chances. This is a holiday story that came to me in a dream one night and wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote it—so I did. The journey into self-publishing seemed like the right fit for this which is the first of a paranormal series.

The novella is set in Colorado and partially takes place at a special lodge in the Colorado Mountains called Destiny's Desire Lodge. People who come to Destiny's Desire discover things outside the ordinary, and if they follow their hearts will forever be changed.

Second Chances tells the story of two such people. It's a paranormal romance novella I hope you'll enjoy.

Here's a short blurb for Second Chances. A firefighter in Denver, Ryan Jackson still grieves the loss of his brother who died almost two years earlier on Christmas Eve. He thought he'd gotten past the loss until he began having dreams about his dead brother. In the dreams his brother asks him for something—impossible.

Ryan's wife, Rose, knows something's wrong. For the last several months Ryan's grown more withdrawn and distant. She loves him and knows he loves her, but doubts begin to creep in. She's determined to find out why her husband is withdrawing from her and win him back—no matter the cost.

An early Christmas gift, an unexpected trip and haunting dreams. Can the love shared between Ryan and Rose overcome grief and guilt and lend a little magic for a second chance at happiness?

I hope you'll want to find out about Ryan and Rose and Destiny's Desire Lodge and that you'll come to love them as much as I do.


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Bio: An avid reader of all types of romance, Kathy writes both romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Kathy makes her home in the heart of North Texas doing her best to deal with the Texas heat. She's a member of Romance Writers of American (RWA) and the Dallas Area Romance Authors (DARA). Her debut romantic suspense, Desperate Choices, won the 2012 OKRWA International Digital Award for suspense. She loves to hear from other readers and writers, so feel free to contact her.






Alisha said...

Dreams can become beautiful things!! Congrats on your release, Kathy! I'm thrilled to have you on my blog! I look forward to reading Second Chances!

Cathy McElhaney said...

Congrats on the release Kathy! I enjoyed this book immensely! I cannot wait for the next in the series! You are a very talented writer!

Kathy Ivan said...

Thank you so muc for having me here, Alisha and for all the support you've given me. It is truly invaluable. I'm excited to be going on this new journey of self-publishing, having been published previously and this is a scary but fascinating step forward.

Kathy Ivan said...

Thanks, Cathy. I'm glad you enjoyed Rose and Ryan's story. You were also a big part of getting this book out, so thank you.

Jake's story is nearly finished, barinig any more unforeseen compilcations. LOL


Hi, Kathy! The cover is outstanding. I loved it so much. You surprised me and I'm hardly ever surprised in stories. Good luck and much hugs!

Kathy Ivan said...

I know, Vicki, isn't the cover gorgeous. I'm still amazed at how well it captures the spirit of the book.

Glad I did surprise you, that means I'm doing my job. LOL