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Holiday Greetings!

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Christmas is ten days away (for those who celebrate X-mas eve) and I wanted to take a minute to send all my readers, editors, bloggers, reviewers, and fellow authors the warmest wishes for the holiday season and an early greeting for the coming New Year.  

2014 was a little different for me in that I only had two novels release when my goal has always been three or four each year. Cutting Out was a challenge, but the positive feedback I've received from the fans of the Cutting Cords series has been worth the effort, and I'm so happy to end this series on such a positive note. 

In upcoming news, I have two novels contracted for 2015 so far. The first is the fourth book in the Horizons Series called Chyna Doll with a scheduled February release date, and the second novel is due to release sometime in May.  I'm keeping the title of the new one under wraps for now and will give it the proper unveiling when I have cover art and a blurb to share.  

Lastly, the French translation of …

Coming Soon: Horizons French Translation "Nouvel Horizon"

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Description:
Perspectives, tome 1

Clark Stevens joue au football à l’université au poste de wide receiver. Exceptionnellement doué, il a de bonnes chances d’être recruté par la NFL – la Ligue Nationale du Football – mais il a aussi quelques handicaps à gérer : une compagne trop possessive, un père manipulateur et étroit d’esprit, un déficit de l’attention et une attirance inattendue, mais très forte, envers le médecin – un homme ! – qui le traite aux urgences pour un bras cassé après un accident au cours d’un match.

Le Dr Jody Williams reçoit du joueur des signaux conflictuels. Il ne peut ignorer son désir pour Clark, parce qu’il lui paraît évident que le jeune homme ressent la même chose. Le médecin étant gay et fier de l’être, la solution à ce dilemme lui semble très simple. Mais pas pour Clark, très loin de là ! Après une enfance consacrée à surmonter de graves difficultés, le joueur vit depuis des années dans le déni. Et ni sa famille ni le monde du football n’acceptent l’homosex…

Cutting Out Reviewed!

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Cutting Out was reviewed on Prism Book Alliance by Caroline with the rating of 5 Stars on 10/29/2014. Here's the link:http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/10/cutting-out-by-mickie-b-ashling-book-review-by-caroline/

Cutting Out was reviewed on Rainbow Book Reviews by Alex with the rating of Loved it! on 10/29/2014. Here's the link:http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/cutting-out-cutting-cords-4-by-mickie-b-ashling-at-dreamspinner-press

Cutting Out Blog Tour and Giveaways

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Cutting Out by Mickie B. Ashling  Blog tour, exclusive excerpts, and giveaways. 
Stop by the listed blogs to read a different excerpt each day.  Comment for a chance to win a copy of Cutting Out, book 4 in the Cutting Cords Series. 



Mon, Nov. 3   - Joyfully Jay http://joyfullyjay.com/
Tues., Nov. 4 - The Novel Approach http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/
Wed., Nov. 5 - Hearts on Fire http://heartsonfirereviews.com/
Thurs., Nov. 6 - MM Good Book Reviews http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/
Fri., Nov. 7  -Wow...From the Scarf Princess http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/
Sat., Nov. 8  - Book Reviews and More by Kathy http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com/
Mon., Nov. 10 - Sinfully Sexy http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.com/
Tues., Nov. 11 - Prism Book Alliance http://www.prismbookalliance.com/

Now Available

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One More Week!

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One more week to take advantage of the discounts on the Cutting Cords series. After October 29, prices revert back to normal. Right now, Cutting Cords is FREE! Vessel and Cleave are half price, and you can pre-order Cutting Out for the reduced price of $5.24. 

Here's the link::http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5553


Sale!

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In preparation for the upcoming release of book 4 in the series, Dreamspinner Press is offering a spectacular sale on the first three novels.  Cutting Cords is FREE.  Vessel and Cleave are half off ($3.50) and you can pre-order Cutting Out at the reduced price of $5.24.  Check it all out here

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5553&cPath=55_76

Coming Soon!

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Blurb


Hours after stepping off the yacht where they had their mock wedding, real life intrudes, and arguments arise between Sloan Driscoll and Trent Hamilton.  Seeking relief at his BDSM club, Trent bumps into an old army buddy who tells him things are different now that DADT has been repealed. 
Meanwhile, Sloan receives a frantic call from ex-lover, Cole Fujiwara, who tells him that his twins and ex-wife have been kidnapped. Cole asks Sloan for help but makes him promise not to include Trent in the rescue attempt.
Trent considers the opportunity to resume a career cut short, and despite Sloan's threat to postpone the wedding, he leaves for the Middle East as an independent mercenary while Sloan rushes to aid Cole.

In Tokyo, disturbing revelations draw the former couple together, and old feelings are rekindled. Despite this new understanding, neither man makes a move.  Sloan is focused on rescuing Cole’s family without jeopardizing his relationship with Trent, while Cole must prepare …

Cover Reveal!

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Presenting the amazing cover created by Anne Cain.  Cutting Out is scheduled for release in early November and should be showing up on the Dreamspinner Press Coming Soon page in a day or so.  This is the fourth book in the Cutting Cords series.      


Ice Bucket Challenge, Loving Edits Series, Interview, and Giveaway

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My Loving Edits series is spotlighted today over at Prism Book Alliance.  Drop in and comment for a chance to win one of the books that make up this bittersweet series.  Here's the link :

http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/09/mickie-b-ashling-talks-loving-edits-series-interview-spotlight-giveaway/

Cutting Out Preview and Giveaway!

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The Cutting Cords Series is featured today on The Novel Approach along with an exclusive preview of the upcoming fourth book in the series, Cutting Out, which will be released at the end of October.  Stop by to comment for a chance to win a copy of the new novel.  More details here:

http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/2014/08/25/guest-post-and-giveaway-mickie-b-ashling-cutting-cords-series-blog-tour/


Blame It On Gale...

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I'm sharing my journey from QAF fan to published writer over at Joyfully Jay's blog. A comment will enter you into the drawing for any e-book on my back list.  The above photo is courtesy of QAF and copied off the internet.  If anyone has issues with it, please let me know, and I'll take it down.

http://joyfullyjay.com/2014/08/giveaway-guest-post-by-mickie-b-ashling.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter




Polo Series Spotlight and Interview

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I was interviewed over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.  Stop by and leave a comment to enter the drawing for one of the books in the series.


/http://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords.com/2014/07/22/in-the-author-spotlight-mickie-b-ashling-on-her-polo-series-the-forget-me-not-tour-contest/


Saturday Series Spotlight and Sneak Peek

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My Horizons series is featured today on  Book Reviews and More by Kathy with a sneak peek at the recently completed book 4 in the series.  The delectable photo I've posted was sent to me by a fan and was a huge source of inspiration for the scene I shared on Kathy's blog.  Stop by and check it out.  
http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com/2014/07/11/4105/

Blog Tour and Giveaway-Diversion by Eden Winters

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Blurb: 

There are good guys, bad guys, and then there’s Lucky.

Former drug trafficker Richmond “Lucky” Lucklighter flaunts his past like a badge of honor. He speaks his mind, doesn’t play nice, and flirts with disaster while working off his sentence with the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. If he can keep out of trouble a while longer he’ll be a free man–after he trains his replacement.

Textbook-quoting, by the book Bo Schollenberger is everything Lucky isn’t. Lucky slurps coffee, Bo lives caffeine free. Lucky worships bacon, Bo eats tofu. Lucky trusts no one, Bo calls suspects by first name. Yet when the chips are down on their shared case of breaking up a drug diversion ring, they may have more in common than they believe.

Two men. Close quarters. Friction results in heat. But Lucky scoffs at partnerships, no matter how thrilling the roller-coaster. Bo has two months to break down Lucky’s defenses… and seconds are ticking by.
Excerpt: The door flew open and Lucky made a grab. He rammed…

Blogging over at Cup o' Porn

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We're talking showers over at Cup o' Porn.  The Golden kind.  Stop by and comment to get into the drawing for a freebie.
http://cupoporn.blogspot.com/2014/07/tuesday-tangent-with-mickie-b-ashling.html

June News

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I've mentioned often enough that I'm lousy at blogging, but I do try and make at least one appearance each month so you won't think I've disappeared off the face of the earth.

June has been a busy month for our family!  First off, we had a fabulous wedding.  Son #2 tied the knot with the beautiful mother of his child (we do things a little backward in our family) and I'm posting a few photos so you can see what a gorgeous couple they make.  The star of the entire show was AJ, their son, who acted like a perfect angel.  Truly.  He was a model ring bearer and owned the dance floor after the ceremony.

 The wedding was held in Bartlett, Illinois.  It was one of the few days in June that wasn't raining!  I'm sure my daughter-in-law bribed someone up there to make this all work.  She's been planning this for a whole year and did a fantastic job I might add.  Everything went off without a hitch.  The bride was radiant and my son looked like he'd just won…

Coming Soon!

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The French translation of "Taste" is up on the Coming Soon page and available for pre-order here:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5165


Seven Year Sale!

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Dreamspinner Press is celebrating seven years in business with a big sale.  Now's your chance to stock up on novels at a 35%  discount.  The week of May 4-10 they are offering discounts on authors who signed on with the company in their second and third year.  I'm proud to include myself in this group.  Hop on over to the store to see if your favorite author is on the list.  The price is right! 
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php


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Since Fractured released on March 24th, I'm happy to say it has garnered several positive reviews.  Here's what I've compiled so far:

Fractured was reviewed on Hearts On Fire by Wendy with the rating of 4 hearts.  Here's the link: :http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=26114

Fractured was reviewed on Top 2 Bottom Reviews by Jerry with the rating of 4.5 kisses.  Here's the link:
http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/fractured-by-mickie-b-ashling/

Fractured was reviewed by Amos Lassen on April 4, 2014.  Here's the link:  http://reviewsbyamoslassen.com/?p=28321

Fractured was reviewed by Caroline Brand at Prism Book Alliance with the rating of 4.25. Here's the link:
http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/03/fractured-by-mickie-b-ashling-review-by-caroline/

Fractured was reviewed by Jody "The Scarf Princess" with a rating of B+ here: http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2014/03/book-tour-for-fractured-by-mickie-b.html

On Amazon-http://www…

Chatting with Dawn...

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Check out some of my upcoming work and writer's quirks over at Dawn"s Reading Nook.

http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2014/04/talking-with-author-mickie-b-ashling.html

Grand Adventures and other news...

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The anthology created by Dreamspinner Press, with the cooperation of a group of talented authors, is now available for purchase.  All proceeds go directly to Eric Arvin and T.J. Klune.  Read more here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4873

On a personal note, Saturday, April 5th, between 3-6 PM Central, I'll be hosting my first EVER chat over at the Dreamspinner Group on Goodreads.  Stop by to read a few excerpts of my latest release, Fractured, as well as other novels in my back list.  I'l be offering several giveaways and basically answering whatever questions you might pose.  At the end of the chat, I'll share a sneak peek of my newly contracted novel which will release later this year.  Cutting Out, book 4 in the Cutting Cordsseries.


Last chance...

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A reminder that you still have a chance to win a copy of Fractured by commenting on a couple of blogs that are still running the giveaway.   

http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2014/03/book-tour-for-fractured-by-mickie-b.html

http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4273534.html.

On The Red Carpet

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Fellow author, Clare London, invited me to share an excerpt of Fractured on her gorgeous new website. Here's the link: http://clarelondon.com/2014/03/23/mickie-b-ashlings-latest-release/

Giveaway!

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Roque “Ro” Celdran dreams of a better life, far away from the hand-to-mouth existence of his migrant worker family. He moves to San Francisco to study Landscape Design but finds himself short of cash.  Tony, Ro’s identical twin, comes up with a plan to help Ro make ends meet.  The BDSM club Tony frequents is looking for gay men to act as submissives to the Dommes-in-training.  Ro reluctantly takes the job and falls headfirst into a world he neither understands nor desires.  

Lance Roberts is the new doctor at the dental practice started by Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy.  On the surface, he seems to have it all: the Mensa IQ, blond and blue-eyed good looks, and the determination to make it in his competitive field.  Underneath lies a frustrated Dom in search of the perfect sub who can handle his obsessive behavior and debilitating need for control.

When Ro ends up in Lance’s dental chair, the last thing either one expects is a physical and mental connection.  Ro’s attraction to “Whit…

Fractured Blog Tour

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Here are the dates and links for the Fractured blog tour.  Stop by at any of these sites and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for a free e-book.  
Sid Love-March 21-http://sidlove.com/ Pants Off Reviews-March 24-http://pantsoffreviews.blogspot.com/ Cup O Porn-March 25-http://cupoporn.blogspot.com Elisa Rolle-March 26-http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/ WOW-March 29-http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/ Dawn's Reading Nook-March 29-http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com






Contest!

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Once again, Chris has been gracious enough to host a contest for my next release.  Hop on over to her interesting blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of Fractured which will be available on March 24.   Here's the link: http://www.stumblingoverchaos.com/archives/25995



Romance and Dentists-For real?

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Want to read another excerpt of my upcoming novel Fractured?  I'm blogging about love and romance in the dental world over at Carson's blog.  Wait---what? Hop on over and take a look. 

http://guyslikeromancetoo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/denists-need-love-too.html




Fractured is available for pre-order here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4775

Coming Soon!

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My latest release Fractured is available for pre-order on the Coming Soon page at Dreamspinner Press.  Scheduled release is March 24.  






Roque "Ro" Celdran dreams of a better life, far away from the hand-to-mouth existence of his migrant worker family.  He moves to San Francisco to study Landscape Design but finds himself short of cash.  Tony, Ro's identical twin, comes up with a plan to help Ro make ends meet.  The BDSM club Tony frequents is looking for gay men to act as submissives to the Dommes-in-training.  Ro reluctantly takes the job and falls headfirst into a world he neither understands nor desires.
Lance Roberts is the new doctor at the dental practice started by Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy.  On the surface, he seems to have it all: the Mensa IQ, blond and blue-eyed good looks, and the determination to make it in his competitive field.  Underneath lies a frustrated Dom in search of the perfect sub who can handle his obsessive behavior and debilitating need f…

Now Available!

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Daddio's Italian translation releases January 14, 2014.  Papi is a sequel to La degustazione (Taste) and can be found at Dreamspinner Press here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4653

Updated post on 1-15-2014

I just got an email from the translation coordinator at Dreamspinner Press.   "Papi" (Daddio) is #1 in the erotic literature bestseller list on Amazon Italy!  So exciting!

Outlander First Look

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This post is for anyone out there who shares my obsession with Outlander, the epic time-traveling romance created by Diana Gabaldon.  Here's the first look at the upcoming mini series that is currently under production in Scotland.  It'll air on the Starz channel sometime this summer.  I can't wait!



http://www.starz.com/videos/embed/379

Cover reveal-Fractured, book 3 in the Impacted Series

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I'd like to share this beautiful cover for my upcoming novel, Fractured.  It was created by Paul Richmond using a photo from the gallery of photographer, Ronaldo Gutierrez.  Although this is book 3 in a series, it's a spin-off, not a sequel.  You won't have to read the first two novels to enjoy this one.

Release date is scheduled for early March if all goes well.  Official blurb to follow in the next week or so.  


Welcome 2014!

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Happy New Year to all my friends and readers.  2014 is the year of the Horse in Chinese astrology.  My last two novels were centered around a man who was born in the year of the Fire Horse so I thought it would be fun to share some information on this sign. 
The 2014 Year of Horse
The Introduction of 2014 Year of Horse
The Year 2014 is considered as the Year of the Horse as per the Chinese Zodiac Calendar which begins on January 31, 2014, and ends on February 18, 2015. 2014 according to Chinese Astrology Calendar. it is the Year of Wood Horse.  Wood is related to tree or green, so it is also called Year of Green Horse. 2014 is the jiăwŭ (甲午) year.The Chinese zodiac calendar comprises 12 animal signs and horse is the seventh among all of them. In Chinese culture, the Horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance.  People born in the Year of the Horse are smart, fabulous speakers who have a gift for getting through to other people. People bearing the horse sign strive towa…