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Ivy Smoak is a self-published bestselling author that writes romance novels. Smoak believes that she only succeeded in publishing because she was stubborn. Reading did not come easily to her, not at first.
Order of Empire High Series
|1||Empire High Untouchables||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Empire High Elite||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Empire High Betrayal||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||Empire High Matchmaker||2021||Description / Buy|
|5||Runaway||2022||Description / Buy|
|6||Homecoming||2022||Description / Buy|
|7||Exposed||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Gods of Pentavia Series
|1||The Ruin of House Hornbolt||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of The Hunted Series
|1||Temptation||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Addiction||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Eruption||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Devotion||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||The Light to My Darkness||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||A Whirlwind of Color||2018||Description / Buy|
|7||This Is Love||2019||Description / Buy|
|8||Obsessed||2021||Description / Buy|
|9||Seduction||2022||Description / Buy|
|10||Devoured||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of The Light to My Darkness Series
|1||The Light to My Darkness||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||A Whirlwind of Color||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||This Is Love||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of The Hunter Series
|1||Obsessed||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Made of Steel Series
|1||Made of Steel||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Forged in Flames||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Carved in Ice||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Men of Manhattan Series
|1||City of Sin||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Missing Pieces||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Third Chances||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Sea of Stars Series
|1||Sea of Stars||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Secrets of Suburbia Series
|1||The Truth in My Lies||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Sweet Like a Psycho||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||Crazy In Love||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Single Girl Rules Series
|1||Single Girl Rules #BFF (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Single Girl Rules #BananaParty||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||Single Girl Rules #ThreeHeadedMonster||2022||Description / Buy|
|4||Single Girl Rules #GoddessContest (Short Story)||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of The Society Series
|1||The Society #StalkerProblems||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||The Society #ThisIsWar||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Sweet Cravings Series
|1||Playing a Player||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Going for Gold||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Those Summer Nights||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Ivy Smoak Standalone Novels
|1||A Christmas Wish (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||James the Christmas Grouch (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Best Year Ever (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Scarlett and the Kiss Thief (Short Story)||2022||Description / Buy|
|5||Bad Things Feel Best||2023||Description / Buy|
In elementary school, the author hated the fact that she was in the lowest reading class. But rather than resting on her laurels, she made reading a priority.
Within months, she had developed a passion for the written word that never went away. Before long, she was in the highest reading class. It did not take long for dreams of a publishing career to invade her mind.
Initially, she dismissed the idea as an impossible goal. But then she went to college and wrote a book that crushed her confidence because she submitted it to dozens of literary agents, and they all rejected it.
To make matters worse, people kept telling her that she was chasing a pipe dream. Apparently, the publishing industry had no interest in her voice. Smoak’s stubborn streak kicked in, and she rejected the naysayers.
But her second book was equally disappointing. She knew the manuscript was superior to the first book. And rather than hounding literary agents, she decided to self-publish the story.
But it sold a paltry 20 copies. This second encounter with failure was worse because the market had rejected her. That should have been it for Smoak. She had every reason to surrender.
But her fiancé wouldn’t let her. When Fifty Shades of Grey came out, Ryan pushed her to read it. Then he told Smoak that her stories belonged in the same genre as Fifty Shades.
Her previous detractors were right. The publishing industry had no place for her because she hadn’t discovered her niche. But now, she had a starting point. Rather than second-guessing herself, Smoak got to work.
She started churning out stories, and readers responded positively. They flooded the author with messages and comments praising her novels for subverting expectations.
Her books were real and raw and unlike anything they had seen in the romance genre. They showed their support by buying Smoak’s books in droves. The author’s stories started landing prominent positions on Amazon’s bestseller list, outcompeting novels with TV and movie adaptations.
Now, Smoak is living her best life. She cannot believe that she has succeeded as a self-published author without the backing of a traditional publisher.
She wants her story to inspire other people. Smoak has encouraged aspiring writers to persist despite the many roadblocks they will encounter on their journey.
Smoak is not averse to forming a partnership with a traditional publishing house. But she is also happy to remain in the indie publishing arena.
Her career is a full-time business. She shares the responsibilities with Ryan, who was promoted from fiancé to husband. The choice to dedicate their lives to publishing was a gamble.
But the moment they made Smoak’s career a priority, they saw the financial rewards almost immediately.
Best Ivy Smoak Books
The most fulfilling aspect of the author’s career is the thriving Facebook community her fans have built. Smoak’s best novels include:
Temptation: No one would have guessed that shy Penny Taylor had fallen for her professor. She wanted to resist him, but it was evident that he wanted her as well. Professor Hunter should have known better.
After abandoning his billionaire lifestyle in New York, Hunter wanted to live a quiet life in the small town. But Penny was stunning. She knew he had secrets, and they only made her want him more.
Hunter did what he could to avoid her. But it was only a matter of time before they both crossed the line.
Addiction: When Penny decided to pursue her professor, she did not expect things to end so poorly. She should have known better. Penny should have realized that their secret would ruin everything.
But it was too late. Hunter was keeping his distance, and Penny could barely cope with his silence. She hated that he was unfazed by their situation. But Penny had to move on.
She had to accept that their fling had come to an abrupt end. Her only hope of finding peace was to follow her best friend’s advice. She had to find someone new, a man that could blot the thought of Hunter from her mind.
When Does The Next Ivy Smoak book come out?
The next book by Ivy Smoak is Devoured and will be released on November, 2nd 2023. It is the newest book in the The Hunted Series.