Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013. Hello 2014.

2013 was what I call a salt and sugar year, both personally and professionally. 

When my employer decided to merge with another company back in 2012 we knew it would be hard. They prepared us for as much. We were not at all prepared for what actually happened. My four day work weeks turned into five, sometimes six, day weeks, thus hindering me from writing on Fridays. The dust has somewhat settled on what my coworkers and I will affectionately remember as the merger from hell, and we all survived it in one piece.

My husband Mark and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. He is such a calming presence and a kind, gentle spirit (my polar opposite). It’s rare to marry someone who you actually like, better yet love to pieces. 


This year saw the release of two new Progeny books and a three book trilogy. Sadly, I split from my former publisher and struck out to navigate the publishing world on my own. A group of friends stepped in and helped me through the rough patches. Thank you Leanore, Ava, and Toni. With the release of Yearning imminent, I feel better prepared to go at it a second time.
 





What’s coming…

I plan four releases next year (3 Progeny books and a release from a new series). So keep a check on my FB pages and this blog for the latest news. 2013 was a transitional year for me, but I look so forward to new experiences and characters in the coming year.



Welcome 2014, may find us all healthy, joyful, and receptive to the ever abundant love in the universe. Be Blessed Beyond Boundaries….

Ashlynne xoxoxox


Tasty Book Tours ~ Release Day Blast for Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle


A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.
Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.
As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.  
Then she gets a second chance.
When Carlene meets Nick, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?
A thing of fate.
Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.
Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Entangled-Moments-Time-Dori-Lavelle-ebook/dp/B00H93QA2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386941784&sr=8-1&keywords=entangled+moments





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Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel with a hint of suspense and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.
Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sexy Sunday Sniplet from the Upcoming Yearning....

As promised, here is a sexy sniplet from the upcoming Yearning. I'm thinking Katy and Gabe might give Shauna and Ascher a run for their money in the hot department. 


Overcome with a ravenous hunger for her body, Gabe swooped Katy into his arms, his chest struggling for breaths it didn’t need. His eyes combed hers to check for the least bit of reluctance. “You have to be sure about this. Once we do this...that’s it, no turning back. I won’t ever let you go. You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours forever.”

“Show me,” Katy breathed, in a voice so laden with lust that she barely recognized it. She lifted his shirt, her lips kissing a trail down his chest, lapping at each of his nipples while keeping her stare trained on him. “I want you to teach me how to please you, Gabriel. I’m offering myself to you.”

Gabe hissed, his eyes rolling as he fought back the crimson. Each vampire possessed vulnerable spots that were hypersensitive to sexual stimulation. For Gabe, it was the two discs on his toned pectorals.  

How the hell did she know?

Katy wound her hand into the chain of his bloodstone amulet, the tip of her tongue continuously tracing circuits around the stiffened nubs. “I’m already yours, Gabriel. I was made for you. I’ve always belonged to you.” 

“You don’t know how much I’ve wished for this, lain in bed next to you at night wanting you.” His lips saturated her neck with the softest of kisses.


Katy removed her crucifix. “This has no place in my life anymore, so it definitely has no business around my neck. I’ve made peace with my decision and have chosen my path. I choose love, Gabriel. I choose you.” She took a deep breath and closed her eyes, allowing him to take her back down to the floor.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

MAe Book Tours ~ Pearl on Cherry Blog Tour


Title: Pearl on Cherry
Author: Chanse Lowell
Genre: Historical Erotica
Expected Release Date: December 29th 2013

Clarissa Stone never thought she had a chance to make it on stage, but a strike in 1907 at the music hall in New York City opens up a door, and Clarissa races to it. The path isn't easy, and especially not after catching the eye of William Berling Ferrismore III. Money and power have gone to his head and he uses that to his advantage, sating his sexual appetite with the women on stage. Clarissa won't be caught so easy, but William doesn't play by the rules. How can she prove her worth as an actress with his defaming ways?








Excerpt
“Quiet. Wait ‘til I have you in the motorcar, then you may speak freely,” he told her, helping her into his vehicle.
“Do you even know how to drive?” she asked when he was at her side.
“I drive this motorcar the way you drive me mad—with precision and a punishing force.”
She gulped and took to holding her wobbling knees.
“Tell me now—you will not leave, will you? Once I have you in my home, you will not desert me?”
“Why would I? Unless you mean to massacre me.” She chuckled, and it was nervous sounding.
Probably because the butterflies dancing in her stomach had taken to other parts of her body.
“I mean to devour you, lick you in the basest places and dig my fingers into you. I think you can withstand it—my cherry girl is built for my onslaught.”
She sucked in a tight breath, her abdomen caving in with the action.
“What if I taste wretched and am unflattering on the tongue?”
He laughed, and it was unsettling how free he sounded over these vulgar things they were discussing. And why did she want more of this type of talk?
“Oh, little cherry, how you amuse me. Have you forgotten so soon I have already had your cream on my taste buds? It still lingers and drives me to distraction. I want that flavor coated on my cock.”
“Oh, almighty Jesus,” she whispered under her failing breath.
“Oh, yes, I shall have it, too. Before you sleep this night, you shall do exactly what I say.”
She gripped her knees harder. They were close to shaking—her hands were not much steadier.
“I shall not request your obedience—I shall earn it and demand it. In return, you shall have unending adoration flung at your feet as I worship your gorgeous body built for my hands to explore. I shall respect you, find every way possible to keep you happy, but you will be mine, and you will submit,” he said, his Adam’s apple bobbing as he swallowed hard.
His voice was hoarse, and his hands clung to the steering wheel. The pulse at his neck was visibly racing.
“When you say these things to me—do you expect me to respond?”
“Yes, but not with words. Those are unnecessary. I already know how you feel. I can taste it in the air surrounding me. I can hear it in your exaggerated breathing and in the grip on your legs. You are ready to drip at my command. And I can barely wait to give that order.” He turned to look at her, and she froze. “You may use words right now if you wish, though. So, say it . . .”
“Say what?”                                                                         
“Say you are afraid of me. That you think me an unholy bastard. That you want to run right this instant and flee my wicked presence and salty tongue.” He turned his head back to the road, but she could still feel him watching her out of the side of his eye.
“If I said any of those things, would you believe them? And would it even matter? It is not as if you would take me back home,” she said.
The car jolted to a stop. He turned at the waist and braced her with his grip on her shoulders. “I will never take you against your will. Never. I am not about that. I want you to want this, too. I want your body vibrating with excitement and unadulterated bliss. I will find a way to get those reactions from you if it forces me to rip my bones out of my body. That is how committed I am to you.”
She dropped her gaze at his lap. She did not mean to. Her eyes just went there to his prominent bulge.
“Do you desire me that much?” She kept staring.
“I desire you more than a man should. You”—he swallowed hard—“will be my unending addiction I shall never break free from.”


Meet Chanse:
                            
Chanse Lowell grew up in the desert southwest and still lives there with her husband, children, and pet cactus. She’s addicted to three things—reading erotica, writing erotica and sandwiches with a side of erotica to aid with digestion. She grew up watching programs with science fiction and historical fiction themes, and is determined she can combine her three favorite genres, creating a new breed of novel with scifi, historical and smut sandwiched in the middle.

The last thing she ever thought she’d do was pursue her dream to be a writer since her family tends to keep her busy. When she was introduced to fan fiction, she realized she wanted to see more science fiction and historical fiction to fill in the gap with lots of naughtiness thrown in, of course. Her true passion is creating her own worlds from scratch, letting her imagination go and take her to another place.

Having recently entered the BDSM lifestyle and discovering she’s a submissive herself has opened her eyes to how few stories there are exploring the softer side of the lifestyle. She enjoys chatting online with others with similar kinky interests and has advisers in the lifestyle that help make sure her stories remain true and don’t veer off into outer space. Although aliens probably enjoy kink, too, since they like to dress in rubber fetish-wear while traveling. At least that’s her argument for why her new genre she’s created is valid.
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/ChanseLowell        

CONTENT WARNING — This story contains scenes of an explicit, erotic nature and is intended for adults, 18+. Story includes anal sex (use of implements in the anus as makeshift butt plug toys), bondage, crude language, dubious consent and a primitive type of Dom/sub arrangement involving consensual sex. There is mention of rape and abortion—both more than once, but it is not shown. There is an attempted, unsuccessful rape scene that is thwarted. There are also punishment scenes with whipping and spanking some might find offensive, along with violence with fist fights. Characters portrayed are 18 or older.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

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When dreams haunt you in the most delicious ways and fate pulls you into destiny’s path, what can be done other than to accept and submit to it.

Can Iria truly get what she’s always dreamed of or will it always just remain a memory? Being a rare creature such as her with exceptional beauty and rarity of existence should be enough.  Though, all she wants is her desire, her destiny… To be with a man—one man.

Are these dreams she’s having real? Could she really take on human form and become a Lady to be with the man she craves?

Dezso discovers a magical creature—a being of incredible light and peace. He is drawn to it again and again, and his feelings grow with every encounter. He carries a dark secret that he wishes never existed. The only thing that truly brings light upon his existence is the beauty that warms his heart but seems to only exist in his head—with dreams and visions of a magical woman, full of heartwarming light.

Will he ever know true love and happiness? Will he ever be able to lighten the weight and share his dark secret with another...?

Darkness is growing stronger, weakening the light and killing off what makes the world a beautiful place to live in. Enter a world of fantasy and dreams, passions and temptations. A world where dragons, unicorns, magic and mermaids really do exist. A world where love WILL conquer all!

To be released January 2014.


Bio:
A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and reading. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!
She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.


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Monday, December 23, 2013

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Happiness is a print book....


The UPS man brought me a special delivery this weekend. Aren't they gorgeous? Seeing your words in an e-book is great, but holding your book in your hands is one of the most gratifying experiences for an author. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Tasty Book Tours ~ Release Day Blast for Migraine Mafia by Maia Sepp


On paper, Viive McBroome lives the perfect life—a key player in a fast-paced, technical field, one promotion away from real success—but that’s only if you ignore one little problem.

Sandwiched between one migraine and the next, Viive’s life is like those choose-your-own-adventure books you read as a kid, only less fun and with a lot more drugs. And lately, as her bosses politely march her toward a vacation that might never end, even the good days seem like a struggle for survival.

Faced with frustration from her loved ones and the dark machinations of a new coworker, Viive feels herself getting pulled under by guilt, apologies, and workplace shenanigans. But then she meets the Migraine Mafia, a quirky, vibrant support group, and her fragile camouflage begins to crumble. She discovers that a room full of strangers just might be able to change the way she views her illness—and realizes that if she doesn’t learn to ask for help, her health isn’t the only thing she stands to lose.

Sometimes painful, frequently hilarious, never dull, The Migraine Mafia is the story of one woman’s life-altering decision to thrive in the face of chronic illness.


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Maia left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, and...the tech sector. She lives on the Danforth in Toronto with her better half, John.
The Sock Wars is her debut novel. The first chapter of The Sock Wars was published as a short story/novel excerpt titled Irish Drinking Socks, and became a Kobo bestselling short story. The Sock Wars has been a top-100 digital bestseller on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the iBookstore, as well as a genre and Writing Life bestseller on Kobo.
Maia's next novel will be released in December 2013: The Migraine Mafia, a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tasty Book Tours ~ Cover Reveal for Sweet Burn (Smoke Jumpers Series #4) by Anne Marsh

It’s supposed to be a quick wedding hook-up. She’s lonely. He’s available. After seeing Rio Donovan and Gia Jackson down the aisle, the sizzling sexual chemistry between Mimi Hart and Mack Johnson has this pair burning up the sheets in a night of no-holds fantasies. One night. No regrets. And no promises.
As Strong’s resident bad girl and bartender, Mimi has earned every inch of her reputation. Tattoos, motorcycles and dancing on the bar—Mimi’s all in. She’s fun and she’s tough, a hot sex-on-the-pool-table woman—not a sunset-and-kisses sweetheart. Until her wedding hook-up, Mack Johnson, turns into a man on a sensual mission…and threatens to send her heart into freefall even as her own past threatens to catch up with her.
Mack didn’t choose Strong—Strong chose him. Fresh from the warzones of the Middle East and battling PTSD demons, this Spec Ops soldier is most at home on the battlefield. Still, when Jack Donovan calls in a favor, he heads to Strong, California for fire season. Guns. Firefights. And chutes. These things make sense. One summer and then he heads back to the frontlines where he belongs. He never counted on falling in love with Strong—or with Mimi. She’s exactly what the doctor ordered. Now he wants all of Mimi—the sweet and the sour, the tough and the loving. And he’s ready to convince her one night—and one fire—at a time…



I live in Northern California with my husband, two kids and four cats. After ten years of graduate school and too many degrees, I escaped to become a technical writer. When not planted firmly in front of the laptop translating Engineer into English, I enjoy gardening, running (even if it’s just to the 7-11 for slurpees), and reading books curled up with my kids. The best part of writing romance, however, is finally being able to answer the question: “So… what do you do with a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures?” You can visit me online at www.anne-marsh.com.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Reveal of the Yearning Fan Art Pic....

Faleasha Myers is a talented young artist and she just happens to be a close, personal friend. She's created original art for each of the Progeny Series novels and Katy and Gabe's book is no different. The yearning pic was our sixth project together and we plan more in the future. She has this uncanny gift for taking written words and turning them into the most stunning visuals. There is no one I trust more with the details of my series. I've been holding on to this picture since early October, and I'm glad to finally reveal it for you. Here is the fan art rendering for Yearning: A Blood Reborn Companion novel, featuring the star-crossed siblings of Ascher and Shauna Rousseau.



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The Ruthin Trilogy, a romance book blog: Ashlynne Laynne has another treat for you today

The Ruthin Trilogy, a romance book blog: Ashlynne Laynne has another treat for you today: Today is the second part of a two-day focus on my Progeny series. Blood Promise and Blood Reborn are up next. I think of the four boo...