Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Mishmash 10/16/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. The Lost Island  My daughter finished her second book. I'm so proud of her. If you'd like to read The Lost Island for free, you can grab it on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or iBooks
    Twelve-year-old Olivia Lockhart's life has been turned upside down after discovering her family's big secret. And now the only person with answers has fled. 

    Determined to track down Amanda, Olivia encounters several others—and each has a key to unraveling this mystery once and for all.

    But danger is waiting for Olivia everywhere her journey takes her. Can she unravel the clues, or will she become a victim of The Lost Island?
  2. Editing  I'm working on client edits again this week.
  3. Final Proofread  I'm doing the final proofread of I Belong With You, which releases November 6th. It's fully edited. Now I just need to make sure no typos slipped through during edits.
  4. Drafting  I'm not sure if I'll have time to draft this week, but I hope to.
  5. Mega Giveaway!  I'm part of a huge giveaway going on until December 15th. You can win my book Into the Fire along with 49 others! Check it out here
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday Mishmash 10/9/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Ashelyn Drake is a USA Today Bestseller!  It still feels like a dream, but Ashelyn Drake became a USA Today Bestseller with Hot and Sinful Nights last week! Ahh!!!!! 
  2. Editing  I'll be starting a new client edit this week.
  3. Inkslinger Reader Group Takeover  Tomorrow, October 10th, I'll be doing a takeover in the Inkslinger Reader Group on Facebook. If you're around at 1:40 p.m. EST, join me in the group, which you can find here.
  4. Drafting  I'm trying to continue a draft I started over the summer but had to put aside for client edits.
  5. Formatting  I have room in my schedule for another formatting job if anyone needs to have a book formatted this month. You can find my prices here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday Mishmash 10/2/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Hot and Sinful Nights  I want to thank everyone who bought a copy of Hot and Sinful Nights. That was by far the best release week I've ever had. The book has over 300 reviews on Amazon already! I hope you all enjoy the boxed set.
  2. Editing  I'm editing for a client this week.
  3. Runes World Cover Reveal Party I'm going to be part of The Runes Universe. What does that mean? I'm writing a story in the Kindle World for Ednah Walters's Runes series. I LOVE this series and have since the first book, so I'm really exited to be part of this. We're having a cover reveal party on October 16th. Join me at 1:00 p.m. EST to check out the cover of my book, Tormented Souls. Click here to say you're going.
  4. Death Island Cover Reveal  Congrats to Kelsey Ketch on the gorgeous cover of her upcoming book Death Island. Check it out, and add it on Goodreads.
    Her family name tainted by her great-grandfather’s crimes of piracy, Meriden Cummings is far from the typical 18th century woman. A social outcast, she works in a carpentry shop in a small village, where the people barely tolerate unconventional behavior.
    However, her life takes a turn after a gang of pirates attack her village and her blood reveals an ancient map adorned with Mayan glyphs leading to Death Island. An island legends say is ruled by the Mayan god of the underworld, Ah Puch. Her great-grandfather had sought after the island before he vanished without a trace. Now, Meriden is about to journey across the sea to understand her family history.
    There are only a few problems: her growing feelings toward a mysterious stranger linked to her great-grandfather’s past; a greedy band of pirates after her great-grandfather’s legendary treasure; and a contract she has unwittingly signed in blood with Ah Puch himself.
  5. Secrets We Keep Releases TODAY!  The sequel to Lies We Tell releases today! Woo-hoo! Check it out!


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SECRETS WE KEEP is finally here! Make sure to grab your copy today!
→ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2yf2N1N

→ iBooks: http://bit.ly/2xJOQG2
→ BN: http://bit.ly/2xRNQBT
→ Kobo: http://bit.ly/2yAWHVH


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Madison Kramer’s life is finally coming together. With her boyfriend and publicist, Trevor, by her side, her career as a best-selling author is sure to really take off.
But one thing hasn’t changed. Death follows Maddie wherever she goes, and a night that should have been nothing but celebrating the New Year in the arms of the man she loves, turns into the scene of another murder.
The bodies are piling up, and the murder suspect wants Maddie’s help in freeing his name. Her secret past continues to come to the surface, putting her life at risk in a deadly game where Maddie doesn’t know whom she can trust.



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Need to catch up on book 1? LIES WE TELL is on sale for #99cents! Start reading today!
→ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fYeVcL

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That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday Mishmash 9/25/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Hot & Sinful Nights  My steamy romance boxed set releases Tuesday! That's tomorrow! Ahh! Okay, time to be completely honest. I'm really hoping this set hits the USA Today Bestseller List, so if you like romance, please consider grabbing this for only $.99. The price will go up soon, so don't wait to grab 22 romances at this insanely low price! 
    ★ $.99 ★
    Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2rXt5hH
    Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ssZJuP
    Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2rYevXj
    Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2sWYS7m
    iBooks: http://apple.co/2sWMzb1
    Nook: http://bit.ly/2stlGKc
    Kobo: http://bit.ly/2rFrIoz
    Google Play: http://bit.ly/2sTv4I0
  2. Editing  I'm finishing up a client edit this week.
  3. Formatting  I have three books to format for a client this week. I love formatting, so if you have a book you needed formatted, check out my formatting services here.
  4. Revising  I'm hoping to be able to revise Replica, my YA sci-fi this week. My editor loved it, so yay! Hopefully that means revisions won't be too painful. ;)
  5. Magic and Shadows  My YA fantasy Fading Into the Shadows is part of the Magic and Shadows boxed set. 

Magic lurks in every shadow.
Slip into darkness with 11 action-packed YA fantasy and paranormal novels. This collection has something for every lover of the mystical and mysterious—from dragons, demons, witches and vampires, to shifters, mages, and magically evolved humans—even gods from Norse and Greek mythology.
If you love romance and adventure with a supernatural twist, don’t miss this otherworldly collection from ELEVEN bestselling and debut young adult authors—only available for a LIMITED TIME.Get it for a LIMITED TIME: Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo

That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hot and Sinful Nights Preorder Blitz!



Coming 9/26! Preorder yours today! ☾ http://amzn.to/2sFypYJ ☾ 


Prepare to melt for 21 tales of lustful abandon that will fulfill your deepest, darkest, most secret desires on many HOT & SINFUL NIGHTS.
Inside, you'll find over one million words of sexy and steamy romance from today's NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and International bestselling authors!
These wanton and wicked novels promise happily ever afters and enough heat to set more than your heart aflame with bikers, bad boys, fighters, dashing rogues, rock stars, athletes, doctors, billionaires, and more!
Don't worry - there are plenty of book boyfriends to go around! So go on...be a bad girl...and preorder your copy today!


Including Stories From...
Alice Ward
USA Today bestselling author Barbara Devlin
Ella Miles
Courtney Hunt
Shyla Colt
Alyson Reynolds
Ingrid Seymour
Jeanne St. James
USA Today bestselling author M. H. Soars
Award-Winning author Jenna Bayley-Burke
D.K. Combs
Sylvie Fox
Alexis Alvarez
Amity Cross
Award-Winning author Katalina Leon
Award-Winning author Holly Dodd
Ashelyn Drake
Kacey Shea
Lena Bourne
Deliaria Davis
Award-Winning author Marie Long
Kristen Luciani


Coming 9/26! Preorder yours today! ☾ http://amzn.to/2sFypYJ

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Mishmash 9/18/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Grieving  I'm still in a state of shock over the sudden passing of Ednah Walters. She was a fellow author, an editing client, and most importantly, my friend. I keep going back and forth between total disbelief that she's gone to crying because the world lost a truly amazing woman.
  2. Editing  I'm booked with edits through the month.
  3. Magic and Shadows Boxed Set  Surprise! I'm part of the Magic and Shadows boxed set releasing on November 7th. You can preorder this collection of YA fantasy and paranormal novels for only $.99. This collection includes my YA fantasy, Fading Into the Shadows.
    Magic lurks in every shadow.Slip into darkness with 11 action-packed YA fantasy and paranormal novels. This collection has something for every lover of the mystical and mysterious—from dragons, demons, witches and vampires, to shifters, mages, and magically evolved humans—even gods from Norse and Greek mythology.
    If you love romance and adventure with a supernatural twist, don’t miss this otherworldly collection from ELEVEN bestselling and debut young adult authors—only available for a LIMITED TIME.

    A Collection of 11 YA Fantasy Novels by: T.M. Franklin, L.C. Ireland, Kelly Hashway, JT Camp, C.A. Gray, Sheri Downing, Alex H. Singh, S. E. Walker, Catherine Banks, Shereen Vedam, and Sharon CoadyGet it for a LIMITED TIME: Amazon | NookiBooks | Kobo
  4. Runes Kindle World  You might have seen my announcement on social media that I'm part of the Runes Kindle World releasing in November. With Ednah's sudden passing, I'm not sure what will happen with this. I'll keep you posted.
  5. Giveaway on my daughter's blog  Ayla is hosting a giveaway right now where you can become a character in one of her upcoming books. Head over and enter here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hot and Sinful Nights #Giveaway Hop with an #Excerpt from Reignited!


It’s never too late to reignite an old flame.

She’s the woman he’s always wanted.

He’s the man she’s always dreamed about.

Now at their ten-year high school reunion, there’s nothing stopping Harper Webb and Mason Shaw from reigniting those feelings and having each other at last. At least until the weekend ends.

They fit together in every way. But their lives are in different places. Can they make a fantasy weekend into something more?





Excerpt: ***Warning! Steamy content ahead!***

“Harper, it’s me. Please let me in so we can talk about this.”
The carpeted floors in the rooms didn’t allow him to hear her approach, but he heard the soft click of the lock as she unlatched it. When she pulled the door open, she looked past him down the hall in one direction and then the other. Seeing they were alone, she grabbed the front of his shirt and pulled him into her room.
“What’s going on?” Mason asked as she locked the door behind them.
She turned back to him. “Just making sure Alicia isn’t around.”
“About that...” Before he could continue, Harper pushed him back, and he toppled onto the bed.
“She ambushed you,” Harper said, explaining for him. “I know.”
“You do? Then why did it seem like you were furious with me?”
She stepped toward the bed, positioning her leg between his. “Because that’s what I wanted Alicia to think. She gave me this sob story about how she loved you in high school, but you were into me. She even said you cried out my name in a moment of passion.” She laughed. “I actually believed her.”
“That’s because it’s true,” Mason confessed, feeling his cheeks warm.
Harper cocked her head. “You really did that?”
He nodded, not wanting to say it aloud again. “It’s not something I’m proud of. I know now that I never should have dated her, but at the time I figured she was looking to raise her social status and I was trying to pass the time until you and Rick split up. It seemed like a fair trade.”
Harper lowered herself on top of him. “So you were thinking of me while you were...?”
He could tell she didn’t want to finish the statement, so he nodded again. “I know it’s awful, but I was a dumb kid at the time.”
She dipped her head so her mouth was mere centimeters from his. “It is awful. But it’s also the sweetest thing in a way. I had no idea your feelings for me were so strong.”
Mason placed his hands on her hips, pulling her harder against him. “You wore watermelon lip gloss freshman year but stopped using it because Rick didn’t like the taste of it.”
Her head jerked back. “How did you know that?”
“Rick’s locker was near mine. He liked to talk. I figure most of what he said was made up, nothing but stories to make him look better. But there were a few I knew were true.”
“What else did he say?” She lowered herself to her elbows, her chest pressing down on his.
Mason wasn’t about to tell her that Rick had boasted about the number of times they’d supposedly had sex each week. Or that he’d claimed he’d had bite marks on his chest and shoulders from when she’d stifle her screams in the heat of the moment. Mason had seen the guy change for gym class. He’d never had a single bite mark on him.
“You love roses, but only when lilacs aren’t in bloom. You can’t stand the smell of rain because it reminds you of going fishing with your dad when you were little and watching him put live worms on the hook. When you’re nervous, you rub your right ear lobe and fidget with your earring. You hate milk chocolate and only eat dark. You—”
Before Mason could continue, Harper’s lips descended on his. She kissed him with such passion he couldn’t think straight. They were both breathing heavily when she pulled away and looked into his eyes.
“I never knew. If I had...”
He pressed his finger to her lips. “I know.” He removed his finger and nibbled on her lower lip. She cried out, and he soothed the spot with his tongue. Her fingers lowered and gripped his sides. He wrapped his arms around her and spun them so she was lying next to him. With one hand, he lifted the hem of her shirt, trailing his fingers ever so lightly against her stomach. She shuttered under his touch and kissed him forcefully, her tongue dancing with his. Mason’s hand moved upward to cup her breast, massaging it before pinching her nipple between his forefinger and thumb. His mouth left hers and trailed down her neck. She shifted and, in one swift movement, pulled her shirt over her head and tossed it aside. Mason smiled and locked eyes with her before claiming her hard nipple with his mouth. She gripped his head, holding him in place. He teased the nipple with his tongue and teeth before switching to the other side.
Her hand reached down, rubbing against his erection, stroking the length of it. He unbuttoned her jeans and helped her shimmy out of them, all the while still kissing her chest. His hand ran down her smooth stomach and settled between her legs. Her pelvis arched toward him as if begging him to keep going. He responded by dipping a finger inside her. Slowly. She moaned and pushed against his hand, deepening the penetration. He trailed his tongue between her breasts and up her neck while his finger moved in and out of her.
She undid his pants and used her hands and then her feet to slip them off him. Mason found it incredibly sexy how she managed to pull off the maneuver while still grinding her hips against his hand movements. He kissed her, sweeping his tongue on hers.
He waited until she was on the brink before he removed his hand and positioned himself on top of her. She gripped his sides and pressed herself against him, begging him to finish what he’d started.

You can find Reignited in the Hot & Sinful Nights boxed set, available for preorder for only $.99!


★ Pre-Order for 99c ★






Google Play: http://bit.ly/2sTv4I0


The curtains are drawn, and the sheets are rumpled...

Prepare to melt for 21 tales of lustful abandon that will fulfill your deepest, darkest, most secret desires on many HOT & SINFUL NIGHTS.

Inside, you'll find over one million words of sexy and steamy romance from today's NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and International bestselling authors!

These wanton and wicked novels promise happily ever afters and enough heat to set more than your heart aflame with bikers, bad boys, fighters, dashing rogues, rock stars, athletes, doctors, billionaires, and more!

Don't worry - there are plenty of book boyfriends to go around! So go on...be a bad girl...and preorder your copy today!

Including Stories From...
Alice Ward 
USA Today bestselling author Barbara Devlin 
Ella Miles 
Courtney Hunt 
Shyla Colt 
Alyson Reynolds 
Ingrid Seymour 
Jeanne St. James 
USA Today bestselling author M. H. Soars 
Award-Winning author Jenna Bayley-Burke 
D.K. Combs 
Sylvie Fox 
Alexis Alvarez 
Amity Cross 
Award-Winning author Katalina Leon
Award-Winning author Holly Dodd 
Ashelyn Drake
Kacey Shea
Lena Bourne
Deliaria Davis 
Award-Winning author Marie Long 
Kristen Luciani

As I said, this is a blog hop with a giveaway. So what can you win? How about a signed copy of Reignited? To enter, click here. And once you've entered, head over to the Hot and Sinful Nights website to visit the other stops on the blog hop. There are tons of prizes to be won, including a Kindle Fire!!!! Go to the Hot & Sinful Nights page now to enter!

Good luck!