Author: Kathy Ivan

Award winning author, Kathy Ivan, spent most of her life with her nose between the pages of a book. From best-selling authors to just-getting-started writers, as long as it was a good story, she devoured it and happily searched for the next romance novel. It didn't matter if the book was a paranormal romance, romantic suspense, or action and adventure thrillers, sweet & spicy or sexy novella. As long as there was an alpha hero and a feisty heroine who got their happily ever after, she'd gladly spend her time with a psychic in New Orleans, or a mysterious stranger manipulating the fates of lovers. You might find her deep in the woods with her werewolf lover, or being wined and dined by the sexy vampire who loved her, or talking to ghosts.

Kathy turned her love of reading into the next logical step, writing. Her books transport you to a paranormal lodge in the Colorado Mountains in her Destiny's Desire Series, and to the sultry splendor of the French Quarter in New Orleans in her award winning romantic suspense and mysteries. Kathy tells stories people love from reuniting old loves, betrayal of trust, finding kidnapped children, psychics and even a ghost or two. But one thing they all have in common - love (and some pretty steamy sex scenes too).

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Deadly Justice - New Orleans Connection Series Book 6

Deadly Justice
  • Number: B01IIJ23GI
  • Release: 2016-07-14
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A quest for justice…

After a devastating betrayal, ex-DEA agent Samuel "The Ghost" Carpenter devotes his life to searching for the person who cost him not only his job but nearly his life. When he discovers a link between the man he's hunting and a beautiful executive assistant, he realizes the path to his target is seduction—a task he's all too eager to undertake, since he can't seem to resist the alluring beauty.

…turns into a dangerous seduction.

Andrea Kirkland can't fathom the sudden interest rich and powerful Samuel Carpenter's showing, but she's not stupid. He's got a deeply-hidden agenda and she's a means to an end. Except, she has secrets of her own, and despite their instantaneous chemistry, she's not above using Carpenter to further her own vendetta.

On a whirlwind journey from Dallas to New Orleans, passion explodes between them. But when a murderer strikes, Carpenter must choose between his mission of vengeance or face losing the woman he loves to a vindictive madman hellbent on revenge.


Relentless Pursuit - New Orleans Connection Series, #2

Relentless Pursuit
  • Number: B00UEMXPJ2
  • Release: 2015-03-07
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
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Jennifer "Jinx" Marucci witnesses her brother's shooting and the leader of New Orleans' Russian mob thinks her brother, Carlo, passed something valuable into her keeping--and demands its return. Every instinct tells her to trust no one, but what choice does she have except to turn to the police?

Detective Remy Lamoreaux can't believe his luck when Jinx walks through the doors of the New Orleans Police Department. He's tried for years to bring down Vladimir Dubshenko. Fate has finally handed him the opportunity to go head-to-head with the vicious mobster and lock him up for good before Jinx becomes one more casualty in Dubshenko's lust for power.

Intrigue, kidnapping and danger combine to keep Remy and Jinx constantly on the move. One thing is certain--if they stop running, they die.

Stands Alone: Yes


Ultimate Betrayal - New Orleans Connection Series, #3

Ultimate Betrayal
  • Number: B00UETC4YM
  • Release: 2015-03-07
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
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With his cover blown to hell after a media frenzy in New Orleans, all DEA agent Carlo Marucci wants is a week of rest and relaxation. Add in a Bed and Breakfast in Key West and a beautiful woman, and he thinks he's hit the perfect trifecta.

Macie Branson has come to Key West to reconnect with her family after her sister's messy divorce. Cavorting with a tall, dark and sexy stranger isn't part of her plans. Until she meets Carlo.

The chemistry burns fast and furious between them, but when Macie's nephews vanish, evidence connects the boys' disappearance back to New Orleans and the newest party drug flooding its streets. It's a race against the clock as Carlo and Macie search for the missing boys. Will they find her nephews before time runs out?


Keeping Secrets - New Orleans Connection Series, #4

Keeping Secrets
  • Number: B00UESONVA
  • Release: 2015-03-07
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
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How do you surprise a psychic?

When Max Lamoreaux proposed to the love of his life, she happily said yes. But months later, every time he broaches the subject of setting the date, Theresa gets cold feet and won't commit. Taking matters into his own hands, and with the help of his family, Max hatches a secret solution.

Sometimes being a psychic reveals things she'd rather not know. Theresa Crawford loves Max, but her visions show deadly consequences if she weds him. How can she avoid marrying him without losing him forever?

When two strong-willed lovers start keeping secrets, it sets them and everyone they love on a collision course with dangerous consequences.


Connor's Gamble - New Orleans Connection Series, #1

Connor's Gamble
  • Number: B00J3GS5O0
  • Release: 2014-03-18
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
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GAMBLING ON LOVE CAN BE DEADLY

Injured while helping capture a notorious serial killer, all New Orleans firefighter Connor Scott wants is to visit his grandmother in Florida for a few days of rest, relaxation and recovery. The last thing he expects is to be stuck on a bus loaded with senior citizens—and his ex-wife.

Alyssa Scott thought she'd left the baggage of her old life far behind when she moved to Florida. Instead she's chaperoning the senior group and dealing with the one person she never expected to see—her ex-husband.

Sparks fly and passions reawaken. Neither Connor nor Alyssa can deny the feelings they still hold for each other. But a sinister threat from Connor's past thrusts them into a perilous game of cat-and-mouse to stop a ruthless killer before time runs out. Will Connor gamble everything to save the woman he loves?


Losing Cassie - Destiny's Desire, #2

Losing Cassie
  • Number: B00EMMQXOE
  • Release: 2013-08-17
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense, * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Kathy Ivan
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Welcome to Destiny's Desire Lodge, where The Fates can manipulate the threads of life at their whim and the Fate-Keeper battles to unite the predestined souls of true love.

Firefighter Jake Stone lost the love of his life when his high school sweetheart disappeared. The arrival of a mysterious letter promising answers draws Jake to Destiny's Desire.

Cassie Daniels has been running for seven long years. At Destiny's Desire she might finally have a chance for a happy future, if she can face the evil from her past.

When Fate and Destiny collide . . . can Love survive?


Second Chances - Destiny's Desire, #1

Second Chances
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  • Number: B00A4FNA0S
  • Release: 2012-11-08
  • Author: Kathy Ivan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Ink Lion Books
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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?


Desperate Choices - New Orleans Connection Series

Desperate Choices

When psychic Theresa Crawford's former beau walks into her New Orleans New Age shop, she senses trouble. Big trouble. Max Lamoreaux hasn't come to discuss their relationship—the private investigator is on a case, and he needs Theresa's help.

Max's godson is missing. The police have declared Tommy a runaway, but Max's gut tells him otherwise. While he's highly skeptical of Theresa's abilities, her visions provide the only clue as to who's taken Tommy. The longer Max works with Theresa, the harder it is to resist his desire for the sexy woman.

As they inch closer to finding Tommy, Max and Theresa also discover that time hasn't diminished their powerful attraction. But Theresa harbors her own dark secrets from her past. Secrets that broke them up before—and could drive them apart again, unless Theresa can learn to trust Max with everything...


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