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Moonlight's Peril

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on July 15, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Look for book one and two of the Moonlight series Fall 2016. Moonlight's Peril, the first book in the series, will be 99 cents for a limited time and Moonlight's Gift will be for sale at the special price of $2.99. The regular price on these books are $3.49 so buy them both and save. More details coming soon...


OBNOXIOUS PLEA FOR VOTES!

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on June 2, 2016 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello, Everyone.

I’m excited to share my news today. I’d like you to have my book for FREE, all you have to do is vote for me. Please go to https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3VU1JGW3JKOP0" target="_blank">https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3VU1JGW3JKOP0 and vote for Moonlight’s Peril, a story that many of you have supported during its creation.

I couldn’t have done this alone. I can’t thank you enough for all your love and encouragement. Voting runs from June 2nd until July 2nd, 2016.

Kindle Scout is the opportunity for my never-before-published novel to receive marketing by Amazon, your vote would be such a gift! If you’re an author, you know what an amazing thing visibility is. Amazon will market my book in a way I normally wouldn’t have access to, but I need your vote. Amazon has already decided that they think this story is top-notch, but they want to know what you think.

If Moonlight’s Peril is a book the reader wants Amazon will give my novel the royal treatment. But it won’t happen without you. For your time, you’ll get a copy of my book as a thank you when it wins a place in the Scout program. Thank you in advance.

I love you guys!

~Ashlynn~

It's been awhile...

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on March 28, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Hello Everyone,
It's been forever (okay two months) since I posted anything. I've taken on a second job working for a VOIP in-home call center campaign. It's really bitten into my writing and promotion time, but I'm still determined to be the most prolific author nobody has ever heard of. Look for some new working coming out from Changeling Press soon. Moonlight's Lure is still out in the world seeking a publisher. I'm working on writing Moonlight's Peril, the sequel, now. I'm still keeping the kids and hubby alive, but I did give up housework. I work 8-4:30 full-time and then I come home, feed the people and pets, and then put on my headset to take calls from 6-10 pm. It's been hectic, but I've still managed to live a little life and write a few words. I'm not one of those Go-Fund me types so I work hard when life pinches the pocketbook. The husband was bragging to a single friend that his wife works three jobs and the friend said he needed to get a wife. UGH. Anyway, I'm still alive and I'd love to hear from you. If you read me, please review me. The more reviews the more visibility I have and then I might even get to quit one of my three jobs. The only job I promise never ever to quit is the writing. **Hugs** I love you one fan in Siberia. Seriously, I like to joke, but I really appreciate every single person who takes the time out of THEIR busy day to read one of my books. Money is tight for everyone and to give me your precious entertainment funds and the few hours you have to yourself is a priceless gift. I am humbled beyond words to have you join me in my wacky imagination. Come on a journey with me. Oh, and I’ve started to make a Pintrest board for Moonlight’s Lure so you can get a picture of my characters. No matter how busy I am the evil Pintrest will have me making crazy crafts at two in the morning and longing to repaint my kitchen. It’s so diabolical.

 


Moonlight's Lure...Submission Sent!

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on February 14, 2016 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I hate writing the synopsis. Every. Damn. Time. The writing process for each book is unique. My skill level improves with each new release. My readership grows at every publisher that sends me a contract. These things I know; however, I have entered uncharted territory with the new book I just finished titled, Moonlight’s Lure. This story has consumed me in a way other stories haven’t. While I always enjoy writing my books, this one has a special meaning to me. This story has changed the way I think and feel about my writing. I can’t wait to share it with you, but first I’m looking for the best home I can find for this book. Many of you have emailed me to ask why I'm not releasing as much lately and it's been because I've been working on this book.

Here’s the blurb…

Bianca Archer watched her thirteen-year-old daughter, Chessa, leave on a camping trip to reconnect with her absentee father, Lucas. Two days later Bianca lived through the worst nightmare of every parent. Her daughter is missing, and Lucas was found gruesomely murdered. She’s sure the off-the-grid commune in the woods took her child and killed her ex. Her daughter is alive. Bianca is certain with the entirety of her maternal instinct, and she’s not giving up until she brings her Chessa home.

Law Foster has a pack to protect. The last thing he needs is the nosy Archer woman lurking around his people’s sanctuary. He has a duty to his pack, and helping Bianca puts the people he loves in danger. His people would never kidnap a child, but he suspects a very dangerous pack leader has the teenager, and the man would kill the desperate human without a second thought. Bianca Archer isn’t part of his world, and that makes her a very dangerous woman to want. When she witnesses Law’s shift, he has to make a choice—bite her or trust her.

Yesterday I spoke with some local author friends and learned a thing or two about how to create a Pintrest world around my characters. So look for me at @ashlynnmonroe. In the coming weeks you’ll be able to learn so much more about the world of Moonlight’s Lure on the Moonlight’s Lure board. I’ll be sharing excepts on my website too.

 

New Year Facebook Hop! Welcome 2016!

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on January 4, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Hop over to my author page to see how to win this and meet a bunch of great authors! https://www.facebook.com/AshlynnMonroeAuthor" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/AshlynnMonroeAuthor


Happy 2016!!

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on January 4, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

New Year HopHappy New Year!

 

Everyone is always looking for new authors to read. So hop your way through the New Year, New Author Facebook Hop and find some new authors to read in 2016. Be sure to link the authors page and enter the giveaways at each stop.

 

When: Tuesday, January 5th, 6am until midnight EST.

 

Where: On our Facebook author pages (links below).

 

Please email Marissa@MarissaDobson.com if you have any questions.

 

Marissa Dobson

 

 

Vicky Green

 

 

A.M Willard

 

 

Eliza Boyd

 

 

M.L. Steinbrunn

 

 

Ella Col

 

 

Crystal St. Clair

 

 

C.J. Baty

 

 

Jody Pardo

 

 

Amy J. Hawthorn

 

 

Skye Falcon

 

 

Sadie Grubor

 

 

Sloan Johnson

 

 

Melissa Toppen

 

 

Sabrina York

 

 

Kelsey Karson

 

 

K. Neuhold

 

 

Cori Williams

 

 

V.E. Avance

 

 

Sapphire Knight

 

 

Jennifer Sivec

 

 

Avelyn Paige

 

 

Madison Sevier

 

 

Emersyn Vallis

 

 

Normandie Alleman

 

 

Nicolette Scarletti

 

 

Nicki Rae

 

 

Aleya Michelle

 

 

S.M Knowles

 

 

Ashley Suzanne

 

 

Elizabeth Miller

 

 

Xandra James

 

 

Sam Cheever

 

 

Velvet Reed

 

 

Theresa Sederholt

 

 

Allyson Lindt

 

 

Susan Ann Wall

 

 

Rebecca Elisa

 

 

A.L. Wood

 

 

Peggy Jaeger

 

 

Sydney Logan

 

 

Ren Alexander

 

 

J.B. McGee

 

 

Carly Carson

 

 

Amy Stephens

 

 

Abigail Lee Justice

 

 

Stacey Mosteller

 

 

Terri Anne Browning

 

 

Rebecca Paula

 

 

Kelly Collins

 

 

Aileen Fish

 

 

Ari Thatcher

 

 

Freya Barker

 

 

Cat Shaffer

 

 

M.J. Summers

 

 

Maryann Jordan

 

 

Magda Alexander

 

 

L.J. Voss

 

 

Evie Harper

 

 

Donna Michaels

 

 

Faith Gibson

 

 

Linnea Alexis

 

 

Theresa Troutman

 

 

Sidonia Rose

 

 

Kim Carmichael

 

 

Autumn Jones Lake

 

 

Dawn Sullivan

 

 

Tricia Andersen

 

 

Ashlynn Monroe

 

 

Danica Winters

 

 

Lyra Parish

 

 

Trish Williford

 

 

Anne Berkeley

 

 

A.J. Pryor

 

 

J. Haney

 

 

Annalie Walker

 

 

D. Kelly

 

 

Marissa Dobson

 

 


 

 

Spirit Bonded By Ashlynn Monroe

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on October 20, 2015 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

When you've been deceived your entire life and everyone suddenly wants to use you for their own purposes, how do you know who to trust?

Annika thought not knowing her parents was rough, but knowing the truth is even worse. She has always felt out of touch with everyone around her. Since she was a teenager, she's seen impossible things. When she's suddenly attacked by shadowy creatures, the truth come out, and it changes her life. It appears Annika has an out-of-this-world destiny, and if that wasn't crazy enough, she's beginning to accept the fact she's an alien.

It helps that she has some friends to see her through. Cas, her best friend, is bitter that in the chaos he lost his birthright to be her magical protector, Jai is crazy and trying to make his death wish a reality, and Mikol is…hers. Her guardian is the only part of her insane new life that makes sense. The feelings growing between them are forbidden. But rules don't stop Annika from wanting more than his ability to shield her from the darkness. When Annika is with her hot-as-hell bodyguard she knows what it is to really be human.

Can she save a distant planet from a tyrannical ruler and find a way to be with the man she loves?

Content Warning: contains sex scenes and some violence

Excerpt:

“Forgive me,” Mikol spoke softly. The sensuality in the way he said the words brought a moan from her lips.
Heat filled her cheeks as she struggled to control her reaction to him. Horrified, she couldn’t meet his eyes. Having him near her was amazing. The strange contentment radiating from Mikol was suddenly euphoria. She never wanted him to leave her again. The weirdness reminded her of hearing a troubled classmate describing getting high when they were freshmen. This sensation was like being high on Mikol.
He moved closer and knelt beside her bed. He was so large and male that he seemed out of place in her pink sanctuary. He tilted her face up so that she gazed into his big brown eyes. Annika bit her lip. Her breathing came out in erratic little pants. She wanted to lean forward and kiss him. He pulled away enough that she realized she was moving toward him unconsciously and stopped.
“The creature who attacked you was an assassin sent to kill you. They know you’re here and they’re strong enough to cross the portals. Your spirit—what makes you Annika, and gives life—was almost consumed.” He paused as his tongue darted out and moistened his lips. He took a deep breath. “We have to go. Your parents understand it’s time to run. You were never destined for this world. Greatness, beyond anything Earth can offer, awaits you.”
Drama much? She blinked several times, waiting for him to crack a smile or for someone to jump out and shout “gotcha”. But he wasn’t kidding. No one could say something so wild and keep a straight face for this long unless they were serious.
“I don’t understand,” she answered, and scrubbed a hand down her face.
He touched her cheek with such tenderness her eyes watered. “You will, in time all will become clear.”
There was incredible comfort in the way his fingers ran down her cheeks. He wiped away the moisture from her eyes with the pads of his thumbs as he cradled her chin.
The soft shushing sound he made reminded her of how someone might comfort a child, but his countenance promised that wasn’t how he saw her. Attraction. The emotion hit her as if someone had thrown it at her. Somehow, she knew he was feeling it and so was she.
“Close your eyes and breathe with me,” he ordered.
She closed her eyes, and he touched her chin. He pressed his index fingers lightly against her temples. They breathed in and out. Her heartbeat synchronized with his. She didn’t question it. Mikol calmed her.
“There are many things you will learn, but for now I need you to trust me. Can you trust me?”
How could she not when his voice was compelling her to? She didn’t like this. Somewhere deep in her rational mind, she knew his calming her was wrong and he was messing with her head.
“Stop,” she pleaded as she opened her eyes to look at him.
He ran the tip of his index finger over her lip. She noticed the tattoo around his eye seemed to glow. “If only I could. Come, there is clothing for you in the bathroom. I know it looks strange, but you must get dressed. Our time is running short.”


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Evernight's Birthday Blog!

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on October 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (10)

Evernight Celebrates 5 Years of Publishing!

 

 

Thanks to readers like you, Evernight Publishing has grown by leaps and bounds in five years so they’re pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BLOG HOP in your honor!


That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…

Prizes include:

Apple Watch Sport

NEW Kindle Paperwhite

Fitbit Flex

Evernight, Amazon, and ARe Gift Certificates

Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!

I’m honored to celebrate this momentous occasion with Evernight. I have been one of the Evernight authors since 2010. Here’s a look at my first Evernight title and my latest release:

Protector Mine is one of my first titles with Evernight. I picked this instead of my first, Fallen Angels, because they have the same theme.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Protector-Mine-Ashlynn-Monroe-ebook/dp/B004BDP61A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443744218&sr=8-1&keywords=protector+mine+ashlynn+monroe

ARE link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-protectormine-481183-140.html

 

Larissa is on the verge of complete insanity. She has grown up feeling a connection to the rural woodlands near her home. She has never been able to find what or who has been calling to her.

 

Dante comes from an ancient line of shifters whose sole purpose is to keep their charges safe from vampires. Dante is Larissa’s Protector. There are only two rules- never talk to your charge and never let them know that you are watching. Dante breaks every rule when it comes to Larissa when they are swept into a torrent of desire that threatens to consume them.

 

Will the price of breaking the rules to follow their hearts be too great? Hunters lurk in the forest. Vampires are coming. Dante is all that stands between Larissa and the monsters who want to make her one of them.

My latest story with Evernight is Always Midnight in the M/F Bad Alpha anthology.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Alpha-J-R-Gray-ebook/dp/B013XTFJK0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443744668&sr=8-1&keywords=bad+alpha+ashlynn+monroe

ARE Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-badalpha-1873936-166.html

Taryne Michael is all her younger brother Travys has ever had for stability. When fifteen-year-old Trav doesn’t come home after he fights with her she spends the next week searching for him. He finally comes home he’s not the same boy who slammed the door the night he left. Something is very wrong and when she discovers he’s been transformed into a werewolf she’s at a loss as to what to do. The violent, angry boy isn’t the little brother she knows how to deal with. Teenage hormones are nothing compared to the animalistic young man emerging from the boy she’d raised.

Ax Greyson is a lone wolf, an alpha without a pack. He enforces laws non-shifters don’t know about. Celo Valley, is a place where two species co-reside. The werewolves keep the humans blind to their existence by being careful. Someone isn’t following the rules. Someone is killing, with no regard for secrets. When killing the woman seems like the only way to keep his people’s secret until Ax’s instincts find another way.

 

It’s a great time for an Evernight shopping spree because all Evernight titles are 25% off through October 9th at AllRomance eBooks!


Enter to win the Grand Prizes using Rafflecopter:

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Hop to the next stop here:

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Evernight Publishing

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Wren Michaels Blog

3.

Nicola Cameron Writes

4.

Cecile Tellier

5.

Michelle Roth Books

6.

Erzabets Enchantments (Erzabet Bishop author)

7.

Susan Hayes

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The Eclectic Zaftig Chick

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Libby Bishop

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Raven Mcallan

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Iyana Jenna

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Beth D. Carter- Written Butterfly

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Bringing Passion to Life

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Make Me Melt

15.

Get Cozy

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Elizabeth Monvey

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Moira Callahan

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A Page In The Life: Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

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Coral Moores Blog

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Sam Crescent

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Ravenna Tate

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Doris OConnor

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Berengarias Blog

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Sandra Bunino

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S. J. Maylee

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Leas Crazy Nights

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Kacey Hammell

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The Official Leteisha Newton

29.

The Oracle and The Muse

30.

Sizzling Romance with April Zyon

31.

Author Lynn Burke

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Erin M. Leaf

33.

Jocelyn Dex Blog

34.

Liv Rancourt

35.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey

36.

Jennifer Simpkins

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Wake Up Your Wild Side ~ Gale Stanley

38.

Londons Scribbles

39.

Donina Lynn

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craving erotic romance

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elodie parkes erotic romance

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The Cox Blog

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Jewel Quinlans Blog

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Kiru Taye (INT)

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Lizs Reading Life

46.

In The Pages of a Good Book

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ARe Cafe

48.

Wallflower Gone Wild

49.

Begin in the Dark

50.

Carlene Love

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Sheys Book Cave

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Classy Chit Chat

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Jessica Jayne

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Pink Lace & Silver Buckles Book Blog

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L. D. Blakeley

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The Romance Chica

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Snarky Mom Reads. . .

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N. J. Young

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Ashlynn Monroe You Are Here!

60. 

For the Love of Bookends

61.

Book Reviews JanisF

62.

Exquisite Reviews

63.

Angelique Voisen

64.

Stacey Espino

65.

Jules Dixon

66.

You Gotta Read Reviews

67.

Sizzling Hot Books

68.

The TBR Pile

69.

Gay. Guy. Reading and Friends

70.

Night Owl Reviews

71.

H K Carlton

72.

Laurie Roma

73.

Olivia R. Burton

74.

Love Bytes Reviews

75.

Rebecca Black Erotica

76.

Jenika Snow

77.

The Jean Journal

78.

Tyler's Naughty Notions

79.

Vanessa Devereaux

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Jess Buffett

 


 

 


Beachwalk Blog Hop

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on October 24, 2014 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (17)

 

A few years ago, we had a very memorable Halloween. One of my neighbors always makes his house the most festive on the block. He dresses up and hands out candy. The man is a nice as can be, but it’s clear he loves the morbid décor of Halloween. One year the kids wanted to decorate as much as he does and I told them they had to make their own decorations because I wasn’t investing in a million dollars worth of tombstones and skulls. They used cheesecloth and glue to make ghosts and hung them in the trees. Then they used some old Styrofoam to make tombstones and sprayed them black. The effect was great and our Halloween loving neighbor even came over to compliment the display.

Beachwalk Press will be sponsoring a grand prize giveaway which is: two $25 gift certificates to the winner's choices of Amazon, B&N, or All Romance Ebooks. 

Please leave a comment with your email address in the comment.

Below are the blog links to the authors participating:

Sidda Lee Tate

Tabitha Rayne

Jaye Shields

Tara Mills

Olivia Starke

Ashlynn Monroe

Pepper Anthony

Lacey Wolfe

Laura Beth Peters

Stephanie Beck

Beth D. Carter

Lisa Knight

Ella Jade

Emily Wood

Theresa Stillwagon

Kaylie Newell

Patricia Bates

Tracey Rogers

Tamaria Soana

Imogene Nix

Nola Cross

 

For The Aspiring Author #1

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on September 30, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I decided to offer up writing advice. I’ve thought about posting this kind of information for some time, but never felt qualified. I still don’t think I’m an “expert”, but I am experienced. I started writing as a kid, and it was my favorite hobby until I decided to do something about my dream in my thirties. This is the first post of many futures posts.

So…you write.

So what?

What? Why? When? Where? These questions will be the foundation of what you do to create your story. Maybe you have a finished book, but I’m starting with the most basic blank page.

You stare at the vast expense of white before you.

Fiction is written just like a Facebook post or text message, one word at a time. It isn’t fast and often frustrating, but you can and should write if there’s a story in your heart.
Some people outline, I’m more of a pantser, meaning I write by the seat of my pants as the story unfolds.

Your mission is to write, every day, pick up a pen or type out a line. Take thirty minutes for yourself and set a small goal. Write 500 words every morning when you drink your coffee or in the evening before bed. Don’t edit what you’ve done until you’ve finished.

 


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