Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Release Day and Other Fun Things

So here it is:

Ta Da!!!! Official release day for The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie!! It was a labor of love, and I hope everyone enjoys it.

There is a book group discussion of it today on Twitter. Here's the info on how to get there:

I'm also once again giving away stuff at the Romance Reader at Heart blog, if you want to try to win another backlist book:



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Monday, April 27, 2009

Where Today? With author Emily Bryan

Today I'm blogging with Emily Bryan:


Yep, more chances to win free stuff! Please stop by and say hi. :-) I'll say hi back.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bloggin' at the Plotmonkeys (more free stuff)

Stop by the Plotmonkeys today, read my tips on writing, post a comment, win a book! It's that simple. :-)


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

First stop: Jennifer and Joy's Blog Blowout

Joy Nash and I aren't at RT, so we're doing a big excerpt posting/book giveaway over at our blog at the Chatelaines.


Stop by all day, read excerpts, and comment to win!


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Giving away FREE reads for next two weeks

Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be blogging all over the place, talking about Lord Ian, and various things, giving away free books (drawn from commentors). Here's a schedule of where I'll be:

04/23/09 The Chatelaines: Excerpts of Ian, Giveaways: http://www.thechatelaines.blogspot.com/

04/25/09 The Plotmonkeys: http://www.plotmonkeys.com/

4/27/09 Emily Bryan: www.emilybryan.blogspot.com

4/28/09: Novelthoughts (RRAH): http://novelthoughts.wordpress.com/

04/29/09 Fresh Fiction: http://FreshFiction.com/blog

5/4/09 Love Romances and More: http://www.loveromancesandmore.com

05/06/09 Colleen Thompson and Joni Rodgers: http://www.boxingoctopus.blogspot.com

05/07/09 Pop Syndicate: www.popsyndicate.com

05/08/09 RomanceBuyTheBook: http://www.romancebuythebook.com

05/11/09 Night Owl: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/

05/13/09 Yankee Romance Reviewers: http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Stoked--Great Reviews on Madness of Lord Ian

The reviews for Madness of Lord Ian are pouring in, and they're all (so far) fantastic. I'm speechless (ok, I've never been speechless in my life--let's say I'm stunned). I never expected this.

I wrote this book, because I had to get it out of myself. Ian and his brothers haunted me. I couldn't think of anything else until I completed the book, even though I was contracted for other stories and marketing books already finished. But Ian would not let me go!

The other three brothers now are growling and grouching and daring me to give them HEAs. And I will, guys. You can't get away that easy. (Mac and Isabella's story is in the works.)

Anyway, here are some of the reviews for Ian:

Romantic Times BookReviews 4.5 Top Pick! (You have to be a subscriber to read this one until a couple months from now). Here's a quote: "By tackling an unusual theme, à la Laura Kinsale, Ashley touches readers on many levels. Brava!"

All About Romance--Desert Isle Keeper review

The Good, The Bad, The Unread A+ review

Barbara Vey's Publisher's Weekly blog

There are others out there, and I have heard there are more to come. I'm pleased the reviewers are liking it, amazed at the enthusiasm, and hope you all like it.

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Friday, April 17, 2009


This year, you will not see me at RT (Romantic Times Convention) in Orlando. For many reasons.

It was a difficult choice for me to stay home, though I can't lie and say conferences don't stress me out (because they do). I decided this year I more needed to not lose the writing time than I needed face time.

I will, however, be attending RAW (Lora Leigh's Reader Appreciation weekend) in September. Also I plan to be in Detroit doing a booksigning in either May or June--will post when that's set up.

So while others are cheering for dancing cover models, I will be typing. I'm working on finishing Pride Mates (revising/polishing), a Shareem story, and a new urban fantasy (Stormwalker by Allyson James). Not to mention Mac and Isabella's book!

I will also be cruising a bunch of blogs last week in April, first week of May giving away free stuff! I will post a list when I get it together.

So if you're going to RT, have fun!! If not, come by The Chatelaines blog next week where I'm going to post more peeks at Madness of Lord Ian. Just for us. ;-)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Happiness is...

Finishing the draft of Pride Mates!!!

Liam and Kim live happily ever after. The End.

Ok, so it's a little more complicated than that, but there we are.

I'm going to let it simmer a while, then roll up my sleeves and do the dirty work.

Now to catch up on some other things. Mail. Email. Life.

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Amazon, Part Deaux

They're going "Oops" now:



Sunday, April 12, 2009

Amazon (eyes continue to roll)

If you have read my interview over at The Good/The Bad/ The Unread, you'll have figured out what my favorite catch phrase is.

I say it to Amazon.

Dear Author has a good assessment.


Thursday, April 02, 2009

Win an ARC at Good, Bad, Unread Today

Interview/Blog at The Good, The Bad, and The Unread today.

Pop over for a chance to win an ARC of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (long before you can buy it in stores...)




Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Another chance to win IAN for free

Tomorrow (April 2), I will be over at The Good, The Bad, and the Unread to do an interview/blog Q&A. The publicist from Dorchester has offered I think four (4) free ARCs of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, to one of the commenters (or however they decide to run the contest over there). I will be popping in and out to answer questions all day, so ask away.

Sandy at GBU has done a nice review of Madness here:


Tomorrow, early, I will post the link to the interview (or just go on over to The Good, The Bad, The Unread site and look for it). The interview will be live tomorrow morning.

Best of luck!