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Secrets and Lies is LIVE.

Surprise!!! Secrets and Lies is LIVE and to celebrate, the Cheating Death series got a makeover. I’m loving the new covers, and I hope you all do too!

 

What does a Grim Reaper on suspension do to fill her time? She becomes a consulting psychic detective, of course

Alexa Cross never meant to tell Detective Cameron Kelley she was psychic, but she didn’t have much choice in the matter. It’s not like she could have told him the truth about being a Grim Reaper. Even if he did believe her, no way was she going to risk breaking one of Death’s rules and getting sent to Purgatory.

But when Alexa finds out that mayoral candidate, Greyson Darrow’s plane crashed, and the dead man inside is not Greyson Darrow, she does what any fake psychic would do: Go to the police and tell them they’ve got it all wrong.

The problem is, Alexa really isn’t psychic, and she finds herself caught in a web of secrets and lies as she tries to solve the case.

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We all die. Some of us sooner than later.

Alexa Cross never thought her existence would revolve around death. In life, as a nurse, she helped save people. But life has a funny way of throwing the unexpected because, in the afterlife, she spends her time watching people die and collecting their souls. As much as she wants to stop the deaths, she knows death is inevitable, and it cannot be stopped.

However, when a serial killer decides to take up shop in her district, Alexa can’t sit back and do nothing. No one should die like that, and she’s determined to alter Death’s timeline. However, to do that, she needs to embrace who she is now and break some rules. It’s the only chance she has of stopping the person responsible for the vicious murders.

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Going Rogue is LIVE!

The wait is finally over. Going Rogue is now available!
Going Rogue e-book is an Amazon exclusive and available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE!

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We all die. Some of us sooner than later.
Alexa Cross never thought her existence would revolve around death. In life, as a nurse, she helped save people. But life has a funny way of throwing the unexpected because, in the afterlife, she spends her time watching people die and collecting their souls. As much as she wants to stop the deaths, she knows death is inevitable, and it cannot be stopped.

However, when a serial killer decides to take up shop in her district, Alexa can’t sit back and do nothing. No one should die like that, and she’s determined to alter Death’s timeline. However, to do that, she needs to embrace who she is now and break some rules. It’s the only chance she has of stopping the person responsible for the vicious murders.

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Going Rogue e-book is an Amazon exclusive and available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE!
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Updates from the Writing Cave

2017 is going to be an exciting year. I have lots on the go, and lots planned for you all. I know some of you are waiting for specific titles, and I wanted to update you all on where I’m at with each project.

But before I get into the status of each book, I’d like to take a moment to talk about release dates. In 2017 my release dates will mostly be surprises. As soon as a book is 100% complete, it will be uploaded, and I will tell you all when it goes live. I know a lot of you have been asking me for firm release dates, but life has been crazy over these last few months, and I’d prefer to surprise you all than disappoint with a delay. I hope you all understand.

With that said, here is the 2017 release list with status updates.

Jared (Dog Mountain Brothers, #1)
Jared is getting close. The first rounds of edits are finished, and I’ve been working on re-writes. I do love this story, and I hope, when it’s ready, you all will love it, too. But it’s not ready to be seen yet. Something is missing, so I’m still in the re-write phase, working hard to perfect it for you all.

Bear Instinct (Montana Shifters, #1)
Bear Instinct is currently in the second draft phase. Some major re-writes are happening, and a few extra chapters being added. More updates will come on this book as soon as they are available.

Just Like You (PRG Investigations, #3)
Wesley’s story is coming along. As of today, I’m working on the first draft and having a lot of fun with it. I’ve missed those PRG guys, and it’s been awesome working with them again.

Love Spell (Cupid’s Arrow, #1)
I haven’t spoken much about this story, and there isn’t much to tell right now, but what I can say is that it’s a fun story involving a witch, a bear shifter, and Cupid. I’m excited about this book, and I hope you all will love it.

Love Shot (Cupid’s Arrow, #2)
Currently in the plotting phase.

Love Bite (Cupid’s Arrow, #3)
Currently in the plotting phase.

Well, these are my updates for the stories that will be released in 2017. Please note that they are in no particular order and the order listed does not reflect which one will be released first. I do want to thank all of my readers for your patience and understanding while I work on these books. I love you all and couldn’t do this without your support.

Hugs,
Ashley

Surprise Release: Halloween in Hell

Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication Year: 2016
ASIN: B01M7VOO0T
ISBN: 9781927806203

Overview

Liv loves Jaxon, too bad he is nothing but a liar. She broke up with him because he hid things from her, like the fact that he’s the Prince of Hell.

In an effort to win her back (or at the very least, get her to see him again), Jaxon throws a Halloween party in Hell hoping she’ll show. He knows if he can get her to hear him out, she may give him another chance.

Will Jaxon get her to forgive him, or will Liv walk away from the man she loves?

Reader Note: This short story is a standalone with a happily ever after, and contains sexual material.

The Colors of Fall

I’m sitting in my writing cave staring out the window at all of the beautiful colors that are beginning to appear on the trees.  Ironically my thoughts aren’t on the oranges, yellows and greens that are appearing early this year because of the dryness of the summer but rather, on the fact that I miss being able to run outside and jump in a pile of leaves without people looking at me as if I’m crazy.

Fall is by far my favorite time of year, but I can’t help but remember how much more fun it used to be.  As kids, we’d go out and rake up big piles of leaves and jump in them.  Now I just groan at the thought of having to rake.  I used to spend hours and days planning the perfect Halloween costume.  This year, I have to wait until the last minute to buy candy for trick-or-treaters so that I don’t eat it all before ‘show time’ (like I did last year, and the year before, and the year before, and, well, you get the picture).

Fall was so much simpler as a child.  There was fun to be had around every corner.  I could take the time to stop and look at the beauty around me as Mother Nature prepares her forests for their winter’s nap.  So this fall (and the winter too) I’m challenging myself to take 5 minutes a day to actually enjoy the beautiful world around me.  I’ll simply enjoy the scenery or revisit an old childhood pass time that is perfect for this time of year.  I’m going to take the time to reconnect with my favorite time of year.  Will you take the time to enjoy life as well?

Release Days: The Nerves and the Excitement

Release day is quite possibly the most nerve wracking moment in any author’s career.  No matter how many times you go through it, the nerves are a buzzing as your novel starts to go live across the world.  As an author you’ve spent hours, days, months, possibly even years finalizing and tweaking your story, pouring your soul into the words on the page.  When it’s finally published and out of your hands, you’re sharing part of yourself with the world at large and waiting on their reaction and reception is one of the most gruelling moments of your life.  Sitting there, staring at your computer screen, waiting to see the initial sale numbers, watching the online rankings is almost a must.  Waiting for reviews to start coming in is even worse.  Not only are people buying your ‘baby’ but they’re telling you what they think of your work.

But release day count down is important on the reader’s side of the scale as well.  I may be an author, but I’m also an avid reader.  I stalk my favorite authors and know when their next releases are all coming out.  I pre-order many of them, or show up at my local bookstore on release day to be one of the first to get my hands on a physical copy.  I curse delays in release (even though I know that authors have lives too, and sometimes the unavoidable happens) and when I finally get my hands on that long awaited new novel, I binge read it that very same day.

Release days are exhilarating from both sides of the scale.  As an author I’m lucky to experience it all, but in the back of my mind, I always wonder, do people look at my work the same way that I do with the authors I enjoy?  What do you think?

New Release: If I Could Do It Again

I’m super excited to announce the release of If I Could Do It Again, a new stand alone, adult, contemporary romance!

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On the outs with her abusive husband, a romance novelist seeks love and understanding from an unlikely source—a prison inmate serving time for murder

Romance novelist Victoria Clarke seems to have it all: adoring husband, successful career, beautiful home. At least that’s what outsiders think.

In reality, her husband is emotionally abusive, and their marriage is falling apart. Victoria is miserable but suffers in silence until she encounters the charming Joshua Larson while researching a new book.

She meets him in the most unconventional way—through a prisoner pen-pal website. Though Victoria is hesitant at first, she’s drawn to this intriguing, misunderstood man. He was charged with murder for his part in a bar fight, implicated for wearing the colors of his motorcycle club. She believes him when he says it was self-defense.

The two exchange letters and then talk on the phone. Joshua gives Victoria everything she’s been missing—support, confidence, affection, and passion.

Victoria can’t help but ponder a new life, leaving her awful husband and Canada behind for her new friend in the United States. After all, Joshua will be free in four years, and she’s beginning to believe that he’s the love of her life.

If she takes a leap of faith, will Joshua turn out to be her soul mate, or is he hiding something sinister?

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Come join the PARTY!

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Please join us on September 25th, to help celebrate my upcoming release, IF I COULD DO IT AGAIN, an adult, contemporary romance which I’m excited to share with you all. We’ll be celebrating with some fun games, giveaways, and teasers. Make sure to invite your friends! You don’t want to miss this!

Location: Facebook event page
Date: Sunday September 25th, 2016
Time: 12-9pm EST

Hope to see you all there!

All of the best ones are crazy

Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
―  Alice in Wonderland: Based on the motion picture directed by Tim Burton

This conversation between Alice & the Mad Hatter is comical yet also quite inspirational.  When you think about it, Alice is basically telling the Hatter to just be himself, and the best version of himself that he can be.  Ignore stereotypes and just be you.

“Crazy” is one of those words that historically has a bad undertone.  People use it to signify things that they don’t understand and people whose actions they don’t agree with.  But for many of us, it also symbolizes things that are fun or slightly outside the box.

We each have our own definition of what’s crazy.  Some people may say that reading a novel in a single afternoon is crazy.  Many of us would say that’s a normal occurrence with a good book.  I think that running a marathon is crazy (though admirable) yet at the moment my sister is training to do just that.  Heck, it wasn’t that long ago that flying across the country or speeding down a highway would have been considered crazy yet now it’s an everyday occurrence that we take for granted.

When you stop and think about it, crazy isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  We all have our own brand of crazy.  None of us can go through life without having at least a day or two when our ‘crazy’ shines through.  So what do I say to this?  Go with it!  Have fun!  Act a little crazy at times and get out of your box.  Life is so much more fun when you live it.