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Three Good Years

Posted by ashlynnmonroe on July 11, 2014 at 2:55 AM

When Beachwalk Press opened its doors three years ago, I was one of the lucky first authors in the door. Slave to His Desires was my first Beachwalk Press book, but not my last. I have a July release coming out this July titled Captivated. I never thought about it when I started to write this blog, but both of these stories feature women who’ve been kidnapped by aliens. Here’s a little taste.

Captivated by Ashlynn Monroe
Genre(s): Erotic Science Fiction Romance

Digital ISBN: 9781940744346

Length: Novella

Publication Date: July 21, 2014

Price: $3.99

Will Franny choose to live or just to survive?

Hardship, pain, and strife describes life on Utopia, a mining colony far from Earth. Women are a rare commodity. When an alien trade ship arrives with a cargo containing a human woman, every man on Utopia shows up to bid. Three friends pool their funds in the hope they'll have a human woman in their beds to keep them warm on the long nights of the coming harsh winter.
Francesca Dehart suffered the terror of aliens abducting her from a country road. The horror of being kidnapped and then sold as a sex slave is beyond anything Franny has ever imagined. With no hope of being rescued she finds herself with a new definition of hell—Utopia.
Can Cade, Nebraska, and Dawson show Franny her new life is more than a prison? They need her, but will she stay with them or run at the first opportunity? Can they hold onto the woman they've grown to love and protect her from the others who will stop at nothing to have her?

Content Warning: graphic sexual content and multiple partners

Prologue

Cook County, Illinois, 2089

Music reverberated loudly through the interior of Francesca Dehart’s car. She rolled down a two-lane country road in the small electric car she’d rented to make the trip out of the city for the weekend. Franny glanced up at the sky. The black velvet above was dotted with stars. In the city, she never had the chance to see so much starlight.

It was beautiful. She didn’t need to rush, so she pulled over onto the gravel shoulder and parked next to a fenced pasture. The deserted expanse gave the city-girl inside of her the willies, but it wasn’t as if she had to worry about rapists and muggers in the middle of nowhere. Sure, there might be wildlife, but she doubted anything would bother her. She wouldn’t be out there long. Franny just wanted to see the night sky without light pollution from the city.

A momentary pang of fear made her heart race, but she managed to quell it. Chuckling to herself, she shook off the feeling of some watching her. Franny stood in the darkness, gazing skyward. It was tranquil, and she relished the quiet. Her trip had taken a toll, so this moment of peace was just what she needed. Standing there in the rural loneliness was a balm to her soul. She sighed and relaxed as her backside rested against the side of the car. A cool breeze ruffled her hair, and she closed her eyes. Nothing could be better than this, Franny thought.

There was a sonic boom and she cried out. A sudden flash of light caused her to turn and look up. The trees lining the road shook, and branches crashed to the ground. Five deer shot out of the woods and ran across the road with their white tails high in the air. They were so close to Franny she could see the terror in their eyes as they bolted through the rays of her headlights. Several other animals ran in the same direction the deer had gone. Watching the exodus in wonder, she stood immobilized. Her legs felt as if her feet had grown roots. She gasped as three bluish-green lights hovered in the air.

“Oh my God!” These visitors didn’t belong here. She didn’t see the military escort that accompanied aliens in Earth airspace. There had been no announcement about aliens in the area. Franny focused intensely on the lights. She expected them to fly away, but they didn’t. She stood frozen when a glow brightened the ground around her. Loose gravel and debris levitated and her car began to shake. Franny started to back away, out of the cylindrical illumination, slowly.

Her foot slipped on the dew-damp grass and she tumbled backward. Pain radiated through her head, and her teeth clicked as her jaws snapped together. Blinking up into the intense glow, the darkness vanished as she lay, bathed in bright, yellow luminosity. Franny squinted against the radiance and her eyes watered. Something tickled her neck and she realized she was bleeding, but that was the least of her worries right now.

Rubbing her eyes with one hand, Franny tried to clear her vision, but the lights went in and out of focus. Her body lifted. “No,” she moaned. Unconsciousness claimed her.

You can buy Captivated here: http://beachwalkpress.com/captivated/ or try one of my other great Beachwalk Press books.

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26 Comments

Reply ashlynnmonroe
9:44 PM on July 13, 2014 
Thank you all for visiting. I've emailed winners tonight. Have a great week and I'm so happy you all stopped by.

Ash~
Reply Salli Singleton
5:42 PM on July 13, 2014 
Love your post, The book sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! southern_babe08@hotmail.com
Reply Linda
7:59 AM on July 13, 2014 
Love the prologue, =) canīt wait for my chance to read more.
Happy 3 years, thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!
//Linda
Reply Ashley Poteet
11:34 PM on July 12, 2014 
Great post and giveaway
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Reply ashlynnmonroe
7:04 PM on July 12, 2014 
Susan platt says...
Looking forward to reading your July release!
susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Thank you for visiting!
Reply ashlynnmonroe
7:04 PM on July 12, 2014 
Joy F says...
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Thank you for visiting!
Reply ashlynnmonroe
7:04 PM on July 12, 2014 
Pamela Tyner says...
We were lucky to have you as one of our first authors!

I was lucky to be a part of the team!
Reply ashlynnmonroe
7:03 PM on July 12, 2014 
Tamaria soana says...
Great Post and Happy Birthday Beachwalk!

Thank you for visiting!
Reply Tamaria soana
9:00 AM on July 12, 2014 
Great Post and Happy Birthday Beachwalk!
Reply Pamela Tyner
1:43 AM on July 12, 2014 
We were lucky to have you as one of our first authors!
Reply Joy F
9:19 PM on July 11, 2014 
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Reply Susan platt
7:04 PM on July 11, 2014 
Looking forward to reading your July release!
susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com
Reply Michelle O'Neill
5:55 PM on July 11, 2014 
Thanks so much for your donation to the giveaway. My email is mdoneill2000@gmail.com Your books sounds awesome
Reply Theresa Fischer
3:23 PM on July 11, 2014 
Thanks for being part of the blog hop! theresafischer@bellsouth.net
Reply Shelly Small
1:52 PM on July 11, 2014 
Happy Birthday Beachwalk Press! thanks for sharing your upcoming release!

Shelly
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Reply Jaye Shields
1:45 PM on July 11, 2014 
Happy Birthday, Beachwalk Press!
Reply Tiffany Myers Carroll
12:23 PM on July 11, 2014 
I love the plot to Captivated! I'm adding it to my TBR list!
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Reply Liz Castillo
12:05 PM on July 11, 2014 
It is always great to meet new authors. Thanks for sharing today!

Thanks,
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Reply Meghan
10:02 AM on July 11, 2014 
Thank you so much for the chance!

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Reply Tracey Rogers
9:46 AM on July 11, 2014 
Captivated sounds fab!