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Friday, August 8, 2014

#BookExcerpt: Blood Promise by Ashley Robertson #PromoBookTours

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Death brought them together…
…Now Death may tear them apart.

After a couple blissful months exploring their new relationship—while balancing their hectic soul-guiding jobs—Deacon and Mia are faced with their biggest threat yet. Fellow Death Dealers are being murdered and the one thing they know for sure is that no human is capable of such a thing. Their cryptic Death Angel boss has some answers, and discovering them could put Mia in more danger than ever before. The battle between good and evil wages on and time is of the essence to find the killer before another murder can happen. But learning their identity sends shock waves throughout the underworld, and the threat of an apocalypse looms. When Mia finally uncovers the reason her Death Angel boss saved her from dying, her life is turned upside down… and now the whole world depends on her to save it.

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Deacon saw red in his mind. He specifically remembered Abram telling him that after that last job with Drake, he’d “have some time with his lover.” Obviously not nearly long enough, though! Now, he was back in the damn spirit realm with yet another Dealer, Roni, guiding a blackened soul to the Dark Gate. Of course, emotions filled with anger and rage only attracted more demons. And based on how many him and Roni were currently surrounded by, he must be oozing rage through his pores.

This time the soul—a twenty-something girl that went by the name of Jennifer Beck—was hooked to Deacon’s belt, and it floated to the side as he and Roni got into a defensive stance standing back-to-back. “Three at my left, about a half dozen on my right, and around the same coming from straight ahead. Thirty yards. ” Her voice had a low, masculine lilt that didn’t match her features: four-eleven in height with an hourglass shaped body and honey-colored hair that fell in a mass of curls to just below her shoulder blades.

“What the hell are those things? Oh-my-God, this isn’t real! This isn’t real!” Unlike the last soul Deacon had transported, this one wouldn’t shut the hell up.

And now that the demons were coming into view, he could feel Jennifer’s panic escalating. “Relax,” he said as calmly as he could. “Roni and I are experts at fighting these things. But we need you to stay really, really quiet so we can concentrate. Okay?”

“But…I…”

Blood-curdling howls erupted like a violent choir, and the soul’s eyes shot wide, her mouth snapped shut. Deacon was thankful the fog wasn’t as dense, giving his advanced vision and other senses a better perspective. On his right were a few Bukarets—probably buddies of the one he’d killed. Ahead of him was what appeared to be a flock of scout—giant bird-like—demons, and according to Roni, in front of her was a half dozen of some other kind he hadn’t yet glimpsed. Not to mention the dog-like demons with what looked like a ridge of razor-sharp spikes down their backs moving in on the left. Intense was an understatement. Had Deacon fought so many at once before? Sure, that was an elite trained Dealer’s specialty. The situation was definitely manageable as long as that damn Archangel stayed the hell away.

Nocking an arrow to his bow, he focused his gaze on the Bukarets, which through his advanced abilities, he knew were the deadliest of the bunch. He could feel Roni’s subtle movement behind him and he knew without a doubt she was aiming her Kimber Eclipse Pro Target. To date, he’d never seen anyone work a handgun faster or more efficiently than Roni. She was the quickest draw he’d ever seen, and always hit her marks square-on with the lethal UV tipped bullets her guns packed. “Which way you pointing, Roni?” he asked.

“I got the doggies and whatever the fuck I’m seeing ahead of me.”

“The rest are mine then.” He glanced over at Jennifer who still floated beside him. “This might get a little…crazy. Can you promise to keep it down for me until it’s over?”

Though her phantom lips trembled, all she did was nod.

More howls, squawks, and now the ground began to rumble. Time was up. Either he and Roni act now, or these things were going to pounce. In an authorative low voice, he said, “Now.”

He loosed the bowstring and heard the pow, pow, pow of Roni’s gun from behind. With his advanced power, he controlled the arrow to curve against space and time, warping its path in the angle needed to strike all three cheetah-looking demons. Light erupted and a second later their bodies dropped. With ostrich-like legs, the scouts were already racing toward him and he released another arrow just as there was a burst of radiant light in his peripheral on the right. Something hissed. Weakened grunts sounded. But he didn’t take his eyes off the mega-sized bird demons that somehow just skated out of his arrow’s path. Pow, pow, pow. Yelps and shrieks filled his ears. He heard something thud as it hit the ground.

The scouts were closing in. With the soul in tow, he dove to the ground, rolled, loosed two more arrows toward the scouts, then grabbed the dagger at his boot as he rolled once more, sprung into a crouch then threw it. A plume of bright white flashed as he’d hit an ogre-looking demon straight between the eyes. So that was the other demons she’d seen! A handful of them too by looks of the couple dead ones amongst the other smoking, disintegrating bodies. Then he turned back to see his arrows had torn through all but one of the demon birds. Roni was crouched about ten yards out loading a fresh clip in her Kimber. Dead demon dog bodies littered the ground around her. Squawk, squawk. The scout was on him and pecked its sharp beak down. He lunged back, just missing the strike and landed hard on his ass. Which should have been enough force to crack his tailbone, but instead it felt like he’d crashed on a downy-like pillow. Jennifer. She’d caught his fall. “Thanks,” he said. Another arrow positioned at the attacking bird that had begun doing its infamous side-to-side dance, its massive claws scraping against rock. Its beady black eyes narrowed as it studied him.

That’s when he sensed more demons closing in from behind. A lot more than they’d originally counted.

About Ashley Robertson Ashley_Head

2014 Romcon Reader's Crown Finalist
2014 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist
2013 Chatelaine Awards First Place Winner for Romantic Fiction
2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist
2013 Paranormal Romance Guild Viewers Choice Awards Finalist
2013 Honorable Mentions for the Top Books of 2013 by A Girl And Her Kindle Blog
2012 Voted Best New Author by Popular Book Blog Nose Graze

Sagittarius Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn't have a singing voice. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, sharing personal training and nutrition advice via ExtremeMakeovers.com, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.

Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at: AshleyRobertsonBooks.com

Monday, August 4, 2014

#BookTour: Blood Promise by Ashley Robertson #PromoBookTours

BloodPromiseBannerBloodPromisDeath brought them together…
…Now Death may tear them apart.

After a couple blissful months exploring their new relationship—while balancing their hectic soul-guiding jobs—Deacon and Mia are faced with their biggest threat yet. Fellow Death Dealers are being murdered and the one thing they know for sure is that no human is capable of such a thing. Their cryptic Death Angel boss has some answers, and discovering them could put Mia in more danger than ever before. The battle between good and evil wages on and time is of the essence to find the killer before another murder can happen. But learning their identity sends shock waves throughout the underworld, and the threat of an apocalypse looms. When Mia finally uncovers the reason her Death Angel boss saved her from dying, her life is turned upside down… and now the whole world depends on her to save it.

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Pick up Death Dealer for FREE Amazon / Goodreads / Smashwords

About Ashley Robertson Ashley_Head

2014 Romcon Reader's Crown Finalist
2014 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist
2013 Chatelaine Awards First Place Winner for Romantic Fiction
2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist
2013 Paranormal Romance Guild Viewers Choice Awards Finalist
2013 Honorable Mentions for the Top Books of 2013 by A Girl And Her Kindle Blog
2012 Voted Best New Author by Popular Book Blog Nose Graze

Sagittarius Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn't have a singing voice. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, sharing personal training and nutrition advice via ExtremeMakeovers.com, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.

Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at: AshleyRobertsonBooks.com

Thursday, August 1, 2013

#BookReview: Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson #PromoBookTours

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Title: Death Dealer
Series: A Death Angel Novella, Book 1
Author: Ashley Robertson
Publisher: Obsidian Publishing
Description: Death: a word Mia Baron was all too familiar with since the murder of her parents when she was a young girl. Her drive for vengeance was the reason she became a Death Dealer—a soul guide through the spirit realm—signing her life away in her own blood. Pain forged a concrete wall around her heart and no one or nothing would ever penetrate it…until she got what she desired most—revenge.

Deacon Gage craves justice for his own horrific tragedy that forced him into the same life Mia chose, with the same promise of vengeance dangling just out of reach. His expert training makes him an Elite—one of the few Death Dealers to ever achieve such a status—and no one can shift his focus from the blood he seeks.

But when the two are partnered for yet another job and a heart-shattering case rips open Mia’s heart, Deacon realizes he’s the only one who can save her…at a price that might be too much to pay: opening his heart to her. The clock is ticking and her life hangs on the balance of whether he can truly let go or will hold onto his desire for blood.

Review: A fast paced book about a new paranormal being, at least in my opinion. Mia and Deacon are Death Dealers. The best way I can describe them is to think of them as Reapers, but they aren't angels. These are people who have signed up to transport souls to the gates of their deserved afterlife. After they achieve a certain amount of control over their powers, they can become members of the Elite. From the Elite, if they survive, they can become a Death Angel, an actual reaper if I understand it right. Their life isn't simple. They are responsible for pulling souls out of some bodies and just catching them when they pop out of others. Delivering them to their gate (light of dark) is a challenge itself. They transport souls to the ghostly realm, but have to walk to the gate. On the way, demons just may attack to try to steal souls for the Abyss (i.e. Hell) in order to disrupt the balance between light and dark.

This story is about Mia's past human life combined with her very reason for turning into a Death Dealer. Deacon has been her partner for the difficult cases, but recently she has discovered an unusual feeling about him. Deacon has noticed the same feeling, but neither has confessed it. After a terrible battle with a demon, feelings come to light. I am not going to say anything more than that because I would ruin the entire story. It's a really good story. I really liked how the characters develop. It's well worth reading and a great example of Ashley Robertson's writing.

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3 Rose Icon 4 Rose Icon 5

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#BookTour: Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson #PromoBookTours

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Death Dealer


by Ashley Robertson

Death: a word Mia Baron was all too familiar with since the murder of her parents when she was a young girl. Her drive for vengeance was the reason she became a Death Dealer—a soul guide through the spirit realm—signing her life away in her own blood. Pain forged a concrete wall around her heart and no one or nothing would ever penetrate it…until she got what she desired most—revenge.

Deacon Gage craves justice for his own horrific tragedy that forced him into the same life Mia chose, with the same promise of vengeance dangling just out of reach. His expert training makes him an Elite—one of the few Death Dealers to ever achieve such a status—and no one can shift his focus from the blood he seeks.

But when the two are partnered for yet another job and a heart-shattering case rips open Mia’s heart, Deacon realizes he’s the only one who can save her…at a price that might be too much to pay: opening his heart to her. The clock is ticking and her life hangs on the balance of whether he can truly let go or will hold onto his desire for blood.

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About the Author:


Ashley Robertson


Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn’t have a singing voice. When she isn’t writing you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, sharing personal training and nutrition advice via ExtremeMakeovers.com, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.

*2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST in the Fantasy genre for her book UNGUARDED*

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ashley Robertson Book Reading Event Tonight #ReleaseDayDiva

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Join us Thursday March 28th from 3-4 pm EST. Ashley Robertson will be reading from her books, and answering all of your questions! It's going to be a ton of fun, I hope you all can make it!




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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Climax: Crimson Flames Review #PromoBookTours

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Series: Crimson Series, Book 2
Author: Ashley Robertson
Publisher:
Description: Half-vampire Abby Tate is determined to learn more about the sorceress powers that were awakened inside her when she was turned into a vampire—making her a whole new hybrid species. There’s a group of rogue vamps banding together and forming a Resistance against the vampire governing body, The Head Council, and Abby’s newly discovered powers are the key to the Council’s victory. Now the Resistance will do anything possible to remove the hybrid threat, and with no other options, Abby is forced to rely on the aid of the Council, yet can she trust the very vampires that hunt for her human lover? And even worse, can she fight the unwelcome attraction that’s growing between her and one of those ancient vampire rulers?

Review: I read Crimson Groves a while ago, and it took a little time for me to remember where that story left off. It wasn't long enough for me to recommend that you read them back to back, but that would probably be even more enjoyable. I was able to get into the book somewhere around five chapters and found myself trying to find more time to read more of it. It's a fantastic book! I loved every minute of it, though I could do with more details on Trace. *Fans self* He's a hottie for sure.

The first book in the series leaves off with Abby, the vampire/sorceress hybrid killing Bronx, the vampire who turned her, and sending the human she is in love with into hiding. Tyler was working with Bronx, but was somehow able to convince Abby that everything he did was either not in his control, was for money, or was to protect her. To me, I was not a big fan of Tyler. His explanation of not being able to do what he wanted seemed bogus to me right from the start since it didn't seem like there was a vampire able to truly control anyone. Tyler runs away from Abby with her promising to clear him of all the crimes he had committed once she was put into contact with the Vampire Council. This book starts with her meeting a member of said council. They want her to go to them and help destroy the resistance, which Bronx worked for. You are immediately shown the value of Abby's life. A hunter shows up before they even set out to find the council to kill her. Once they discovered that they couldn't control her, they put a death sentence on her. She spends the rest of the book trying to survive as well as learn all the powers that she has inherited from her mother's sorceress bloodline, a bloodline that is the only power strong enough to defeat the resistance. Or is it? You will need to read the book to find out if Abby is strong enough to defeat the users of black magic. Will she find Tyler and reignite that old flame? Or will Abby find herself in the arms of a new lover? Perhaps Stone, the vampire friend that has been helping her discover her true talents? Maybe it will be Trace, the swoony vampire I would love to read more about? It's another fantastic story by Ashley Robertson.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

#BookTour: Crimson Flames by Ashley Robertson #PromoBookTours

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Half-vampire Abby Tate is determined to learn more about the sorceress powers that were awakened inside her when she was turned into a vampire—making her a whole new hybrid species. There’s a group of rogue vamps banding together and forming a Resistance against the vampire governing body, The Head Council, and Abby’s newly discovered powers are the key to the Council’s victory. Now the Resistance will do anything possible to remove the hybrid threat, and with no other options, Abby is forced to rely on the aid of the Council, yet can she trust the very vampires that hunt for her human lover? And even worse, can she fight the unwelcome attraction that’s growing between her and one of those ancient vampire rulers?

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About Author Ashley Robertson

Ashley Robertson



Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn't have a singing voice. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine red wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crimson Flames Giveaway #ReleaseDayDiva

Crimson Flames
Half-vampire Abby Tate is determined to learn more about the sorceress powers that were awakened inside her when she was turned into a vampire—making her a whole new hybrid species. There’s a group of rogue vamps banding together and forming a Resistance against the vampire governing body, The Head Council, and Abby’s newly discovered powers are the key to the Council’s victory. Now the Resistance will do anything possible to remove the hybrid threat, and with no other options, Abby is forced to rely on the aid of the Council, yet can she trust the very vampires that hunt for her human lover? And even worse, can she fight the unwelcome attraction that’s growing between her and one of those ancient vampire rulers?

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Join Ashley Robertson as she launches Crimson Flames, the sequel to her amazing book Crimson Groves on Friday March 1st from 9-5 pst. We have tons of prizes and games!! Also, join early for a chance to enter the Twitter contest, tweet to #CrimsonFlamesRelease for a chance to win a signed paperback!


Ashley is also giving away an awesome necklace plus an ebook copy of Crimson Groves, and Crimson Flames! Enter below:)


Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday (Non)Fiction: Unguarded Review #PromoBookTours

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Title: Unguarded
Series: Book 1
Author: Ashley Robertson
Publisher:
Description: Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn unguarded will most likely cause Selene to fall from grace.

But her choice to save Cole doesn’t come without a price…and now Selene is racing against time to not only save her dark lover, but find a way to keep Caitlyn alive as well.

With the help of a new vampire ally, Luke, Selene will push her diminishing angel abilities to the point where her very existence lies in the balance. Now threatened with the chance of becoming a fallen angel or even dying, Selene can only pray she’ll have enough time—and good grace—to save the ones she loves.

Review: Demons, Angels, and Vampires, OH MY! This is the second book by Ashley Robertson that I have read, and I have to say that I really enjoy her writing style a lot. I had a really tough time putting it down. The story is about an angel named Selene. She is assigned to a human to guard. All guardian angels are given a human that they watch and similarly there is a specific demon that is normally assigned to that human as well. As long as the human doesn't do terrible deeds, they will join the light and their angels will fight all the more harder for them. As they do evil things and give in to the darkness, the demons trailing them gain more control. In these situations, the angels are sometimes pulled and reassigned. This is something that plays a key part in the story.

What makes Selene so different and special from other angels is that she is in love. Angels are capable of endless love which is supposed to be and normally is for their charge. Selene loves her charge, but she also loves a vampire. Vampires are considered part of the dark and are expected not to have the capacity to love. Selene learns otherwise and is faced with losing the love of her life forever or losing her charge. It's similar to choosing between your child and your spouse. Which is the right decision. No one really knows. She has to make deals with demons and risks falling from heaven. Will she be able to save both her charge and her love? Will she fall from Grace in the process? What happens when an angel shares blood with a vampire? These are all questions you can learn the answers to by reading this fantastic story.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Unguarded Book Tour Starts Today! #PromoBookTours

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UnGuarded


Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn unguarded will most likely cause Selene to fall from grace.

But her choice to save Cole doesn’t come without a price…and now Selene is racing against time to not only save her dark lover, but find a way to keep Caitlyn alive as well.

With the help of a new vampire ally, Luke, Selene will push her diminishing angel abilities to the point where her very existence lies in the balance. Now threatened with the chance of becoming a fallen angel or even dying, Selene can only pray she’ll have enough time—and good grace—to save the ones she loves.

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Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida and loves reading and writing about everything urban fantasy and paranormal romance. When she isn’t writing you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, drinking fine red wines, and making gourmet coffees with her Nespresso machine.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday (Non)Fiction: Crimson Groves Book Review & Interview

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Title: Crimson Groves
Series:
Author: Ashley Robertson
Publisher: Ashley Robertson Books
Desription: Abigail Tate was a normal human girl. Until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it's with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler--except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own...secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby discovers that she was the one with the biggest secret of them all.

Review: There are a lot of stories out there about Vampires, be it Nosferatu style or sparkly. I have found when reading them that a lot don't go into a tremendous amount of detail about how hard it is to adjust to the vampiric lifestyle. Many stories give you one or two chapters about their transition, but this is a story completely about Abby's struggle. It takes place about over the course of about 3 months (but I could be wrong) with the very beginning of the story explaining to you how she wound up being turned into a vampire.

Abby has been estranged from her mother, her father abandoned her at an early age, and she recently found her boyfriend in bed with her best friend. She is alone with the exception of her bar tending co-worker. In the same night, she receives a phone call from her dad with a warning about someone coming after her. She blows off the call and then finds herself buried in a stranger's eyes. She finds herself so completely attracted to him that she nearly ignores all her other customers to dote and flirt with him. Bronx, the handsome stranger, offers to walk her home after work which results in her going to his house for a make out session gone bad. She's turned into a vampire completely against her will all because he claims he is lonely. He wants her to become his eternal lover. Problem is that once she turns into a vampire, she is no longer attracted to him.

The rest of the story is all about her escape from Bronx. She starts falling in love with a man named Tyler, who is the one who helped her escape, and she begins learning a lot about other vampires in her search for food. She learns a lot about herself and that she is truly special. You'll have to read the book to find out just how special she is. It was refreshing to read a story that told about how a new vampire has to struggle to control her urges and to survive. Her situation isn't one that leads to adapting to her new lifestyle easily. I was pleasantly surprised with how the story went and how it turned out. I am definitely interested in book two.

Interview with the author, Ashley Robertson:
  1. Did Bronx have something to do with John cheating on Abby and Abby’s alienation from people before he turned her?

    No, he didn’t. John and Mandy’s affair only made it that much easier for Bronx to spring into action. The more isolated Abby allowed herself to get, the less anyone would miss her when she was gone.

  2. Why didn’t Bronx actually try to woo Abby and convince her to willingly become a vampire?

    I guess there were several ways Bronx could have gone about his plan of turning Abby into a vampire with his ability of persuasion being so much stronger than most other vampires. He actually did woo her from the moment she laid eyes on him, using his mind-controlling gift to ultimately lure her back to his place, but during the process, Abby snapped out of her trance and tried to fight him off. In the end, though, it didn’t take much effort for Bronx to win the struggle and finish what he’d started.

  3. How did Brian know that Abby was Conrad’s daughter?

    Regardless of the secrecy the sorceress had wanted for her daughter, Conrad still opened up to his friend Brian. When Abby shows up at Brian’s donor bar by chance, he instantly recognizes the similarities between his old friend and his mysterious new customer. But a strange confrontation unsettles Abby and she flees.

  4. Is it possible for Abby to have children based on her family history?

    Great question. (smiles) Abby’s mother was a very powerful sorceress and she was also 100% human. Predicting her own death and wanting desperately to preserve her bloodline, the sorceress used a great amount of magic so the vampire she loved (Conrad) could father her child. Abby was born human with her mother’s bloodline lying dormant within her, but when Bronx forcefully turned her into a vampire, the sorceress’ power in Abby’s veins was awakened, making her a very powerful, whole new hybrid species. Perhaps if Abby could learn all of her mother’s magic and find a way to be more human than vampire, the possibility of having her own child may actually become a reality.

  5. If Tyler keeps drinking vampire blood, will he turn even without dying?

    No, he won’t. For Tyler to become a vampire, Abby would have to drain him of all his blood, then replenish him with some of hers. His first drink from a human would solidify the change. Since Abby is only giving him small amounts of her blood, Tyler is reaping the benefits of a vampire’s speed, strength, agility, and heightened senses without actually becoming one.

    After a few days—and if he doesn’t ingest any more vamp blood—the enhanced abilities will wear off and he’ll go back to his normal self.

  6. What other stories do you have in the works at this time? (Shameless plug opportunity – wink)

    Due out in the winter of 2013, *Crimson Flames*(the sequel to *Crimson Groves*) will pick up right where we left Abby and her quest to learn more about the sorceress powers that were awakened inside her when she was turned into a vampire—making her a whole new hybrid species.

    There’s a group of rogue vamps banding together and forming a Resistance against the vampire governing body, The Head Council, and Abby’s newly discovered powers are the key to the Council’s victory. Now the Resistance will do anything possible to remove the hybrid threat, and with no other options, Abby is forced to rely on the aid of the Council, yet can she trust the very vampires that hunt for her human boyfriend? And even worse, can she fight the unwelcome attraction that’s growing between her and one of those ancient vampire rulers?
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September 10 Night Sky, Dark Star Guest Post
September 11 Lynn Hardy Interview
September 11 Crafty Life Review
September 12 Bibilophile Thoughts on Books Excerpt
September 12 Frugal Mommy of 2 Excerpt
September 13 Niki Mattes Review
September 13 Genuine Jenn Review
September 14 Black Hippie Chick Review and Interview
September 14 Mommy Reads Too Much Review
September 17 Reviewing in Chaos Review
September 17 Couponing with Boys Guest Post
September 18 Book on the Bright Side Review and Interview
September 18 Literary Addicts Book of the Day

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Crimson Groves Book Tour Starts Today!

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Crimson Groves by Ashley Robertson

Abigail Tate was a normal human girl. Until the day Bronx the vampire barges into her life and turns her against her will. Held captive while forced to deal with never ending cravings for blood, Abby prays for a way to escape. Only when an opportunity arises, it's with the aid of an innocent human named Tyler--except vampires are forbidden to interact with the unbitten. But Abby quickly learns this human has secrets of his own...secrets that can either help her or get her killed. Only Abby discovers that she was the one with the biggest secret of them all.

**June 2012 Extras added to the e-book version only (including the first chapter of the sequel Crimson Flames (book #2 of The Crimson Series)

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Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida and loves reading and writing about everything urban fantasy and paranormal romance. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, drinking fine red wines, and making gourmet coffees with her Nespresso machine.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Celebrate Ashley Robertson's book Crimson Groves in prep for her Book Tour!

Come and celebrate with author Ashley Robertson as she prepares to go on an amazing blog tour with Promotional Book Tours. We're going to spend the afternoon celebrating Ashley's book Crimson Groves!

Here is the event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/129904737153277/We'll be going strong August 22nd from 12-4 pm EST

Here are some of the awesome prizes to be won!!


Hope you all can join in on the fun with us!!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Unguarded by Ashley Robertson Release Day Party

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Blurb: Guardian angel Selene was so close to becoming an archangel—the supreme of all beings—until she fell in love with Cole, a forbidden dark one. Once she discovers her vampire lover has been kidnapped and the only way to save him is by abandoning her number one priority—Caitlyn, her human charge—there really is only one answer in Selene’s mind, even though leaving Caitlyn unguarded will most likely cause Selene to fall from grace.

But her choice to save Cole doesn’t come without a price…and now Selene is racing against time to not only save her dark lover, but find a way to keep Caitlyn alive as well.

With the help of a new vampire ally, Luke, Selene will push her diminishing angel abilities to the point where her very existence lies in the balance. Now threatened with the chance of becoming a fallen angel or even dying, Selene can only pray she’ll have enough time—and good grace—to save the ones she loves.

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Prizes for the party!
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Five lucky winners will be walking away with this amazing prize!
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12 of these awesome bookmarks are up for grabs!
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We have 3 of these awesome lip glosses to give away!
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This will be broken up and going to 3 lucky winners....you guys out there:)
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Here is the lovely and talented Ashley Robertson http://www.ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/ Ashley-Robertson-Books on Facebook Goodreads - Ashley_Robertson AshleyR0bertson

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