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Interview and Giveaway

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Hi everyone.  Here's another chance to win a free copy of Fire Horse.  I've been interviewed over at Long and Short Reviews and anyone who stops by to comment is entered into the drawing.  Check it out here: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/interviews/interview-and-giveaway-mickie-b-ashling/
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Hi all!  The winner of the limited edition print by Paul Richmond is Urb.  Please contact me at mickie.ashling @ gmail dot com so I can forward your info to Paul.




My next featured cover artist is Charlie Cochet,  Watch for the post around the middle of May and a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Finally, if you would like another stab at getting a free copy of Fire Horse, the gracious Eden Winters is hosting me on her blog. Here's the link: http://www.edenwinters.com/2013/04/new-release-announcement-fire-horse-by.html

Fire Horse reviewed by RomFan Reviews

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When a back injury during a polo match lands Preston Fawkes in the hospital with only his longtime friend, Ned Temple, by his side urging his to take time and recover, he is reminded of all his financial obligations, including two ex-wives and children who enjoy the fruits of his labor.  After an unexpected visit from his son, Conrad, Preston dreams of his son’s namesake and painful memories surface while under the effects of pain medication.

Fire Horse was a beautifully written coming of age story between Preston Fawkes and Konrad Schnell.  Their friendship is built on the grounds of love for horses and polo, but through the years deepens into something more.  With time and space separating them, absence makes their hearts grow fonder.  Finally succumbing to their passions, Konrad and Preston begin a long distance relationship that would rival the strongest of loves.  Tragedy strikes and Preston is left never knowing the truth until fate intervenes.

The author captured me within thei…

A great review from Amos Lassen.

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Amos Lassen just posted a great review of Fire Horse which I'd like to share.

Here's the link: http://reviewsbyamoslassen.com/?p=21999

I wanted to remind those of you who've been following the Cover Artist post that a  winner will be picked on Friday, April 26.  This months prize is generously donated by Paul Richmond who was the featured artist for March-April.  He's donated a limited-edition giclee print of the cover art he did for "Woke Up In A Strange Place", Eric Arvin's award winning novel.  Feel free to leave a comment on his featured post to be entered into the drawing.  You have a whole week to throw your name in the hat.

In May, Charlie Cochet will stop by to answer some questions, and share beautiful artwork.     




Sinfully Sexy 5 star review!

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Hop on over to Sinfully Sexy Books to read a fabulous 5 star review of Fire Horse with another chance to win a free copy.  Here's the link with all the details.

http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/fire-horse-by-mickie-b-ashling-excerpt.html

5 Hearts!

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I'm thrilled to share the first review of Fire Horse which was rated 5 Hearts by Don at Hearts on Fire Reviews.

Read more here: http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=19551

Fire Horse
releases tomorrow 4/12, and is available for pre-order here:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3790

Blog Tours

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Hi all,

I'll be guest blogging over the next few days to talk about my upcoming release, Fire Horse .  Here's another chance to win a free copy.  Each blogger will have their own rules, but I'll supply the winning item:) The dates and links are posted below.  Check them out and comment to be eligible for the drawing. 


April 10th- Joyfully Jay- http://joyfullyjay.com/
April 10th- Emily Wells- http://sharinglinksandwisdom.blogspot.com/
April 11th- Elisa Rolle- http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/
April 14th- Words of Wisdom-http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/
April 15th- Raine Delight- http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com/
April 16th- http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co.uk/
April 18th- Rom Fan Reviews- http://www.romfanreviews.com/

Release Party and Contest

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Here's another chance to win a copy of my novel Fire Horse which releases on Friday April 12.  I'll be posting a few excerpts and sharing some of the images that inspired me to explore the rarefied world of professional polo on Sunday, April 7 at the Dreamspinner Press Blog.  Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.  Posts will be staggered throughout the day so you'll have lots of time to sneak a peek and leave your name in a comment. A signed paperback or an electronic copy (if that is the preferred choice) will be awarded to 3 lucky winners at the end of the day.

Here's the link to the blog.  Hope to see you there.  http://dreamspinnerpress.com/blog/

Giveaway!

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Here a chance to win a free copy of my upcoming novel, Fire Horse.  Leave a comment over at Stumbling Over Chaos and your name goes into the drawing.

Here's the link to this most interesting blog: http://www.stumblingoverchaos.com/archives/23141


Coming Soon!

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I'm so excited to share the gorgeous cover Anne Cain created for my upcoming release, Fire Horse.  The novel will be available on April 12 and should be appearing in the Coming Soon section at Dreamspinner Press within 24 hours. More announcements to follow..

 Blurb:


Preston Fawkes is ten the first time he meets fifteen-year-old Konrad Schnell at the San Antonio Polo Club.  Captivated by the mystique surrounding the sport of kings, Pres vows to learn the game at the hands of his newly acquired friend and mentor.  The hero worship soon grows into something deeper, but the friends are separated when Preston goes off to boarding school in England. 

The relationship that follows is riddled with challenges―their age gap, physical distance, and parental pressure taking precedence over feelings yet to be explored.  Although their bond goes deep, they deal with the reality of their situation differently: Preston is open and fearless while Konrad is reticent and all too aware of the social im…