You’ve found my website with pages for all the fun stuff happening in my world.

Check out SCUTTLEBUTT, the page where I give you the latest news about my work, talk about my romance obsessions and other random fun stuff, and list my appearances at book festivals and events.

Speaking of news–my group blog has a book coming out. LADY SMUT’S BOOK OF DARK DESIRES, is an anthology that includes SEXSOMNIA, my latest erotic romance novella.  I’m excited to announce that this book will be available in early October from Harper Impulse. Learn more about SEXSOMNIA and the anthology on my BOOKS page.Sleep 1

LADY SMUT.COM is the page where I blog every Thursday and post fun links on Saturday.

LS Fb squareFinally, LOVE FEST is a page that will tell you all about the day of romance panels I organize each year for VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK in Charlottesville, VA.Mary

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME: How did I start writing romances? I grew up in a family of women who traded large brown grocery bags full of them.  Naturally, as a young teen I started diving into the bag myself. The rest, as they say, is history.

Actually, I love historical romance. I worshipped Georgette Heyer to the point where I secretly wrote out 130 Heyer-esque romance plots (just for fun).  While I hope to write historical romances one day, at a certain point I discovered the brave new world of Victoria Dahl and J.R. Ward.

Their plot driven romances walk the line between super steamy and erotic romance and just blew me away. I adore hitting that point in a book where the mutual trust between hero and heroine kindles into a kind of total surrender that leads straight to scorching hot sex. Now that’s the kind of romance that I want to write.

I’m a member of RWA and Washington Romance Writers.  I’m also a teaching dork.  In fact, I used to be a college professor.  If your romance chapter is looking for a quality speaker, see if any of these topics interest you:

  • Learn To Pitch, Learn to Plot: Mastering Plot, Theme, & Story by Developing An Excellent Pitch (for pre-published authors)
  • From Blog to Book: Building Career Opportunities Through Creating a Group Romance Blog (for pre-published authors)
  • The Public Author: Tips on How to Grow Your Readership Through Public Appearances (for published authors)

Please email me at madelineiva@gmail.com.  I’d love to hear from you. You can also find me at:


Twitter: @madelineiva



xo, Madeline


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