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Giveaway Winners

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The winners of the audiobook giveaways are Lee Todd and Dannyfiredragon. Congratulations!

Cover Reveal, Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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I'm so excited to reveal the gorgeous cover created by Catt Ford for my upcoming release, Yesterday. 

Read an exclusive expert over at Prism Book Alliance and throw your name in the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win an e-copy.

http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2015/12/mickie-b-ashling-on-yesterday-cover-reveal-excerpt-local-giveaway-rafflecopter-giveaway/

Yesterday is available for Pre-order here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7256


Christmas Giveaway!

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I'd like to thank all my loyal readers for all their support by running a giveaway between now and the day after Christmas. Anyone who comments on this blog will be eligible to win one of my audio books. Winners choice. The books available are listed on the sidebar to your left. Two names will be drawn on the 26th and it would be very helpful if you left your contact info in the comment section. If I have no way of reaching you I'll have to pick an alternate winner.

Thanks again for making 2015 a great year!

Coming Soon!

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The second edition of Mayon is up on the Coming Soon page at DSP Publications and is available for Pre-Order here: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/mayon-by-mickie-b-ashling-211-b

This historical novel, set in post-World War II Philippines, has been completely re-edited. Content has been added as well as some significant changes in point of view. Click on the above link to read the blurb and pre-order if you are interested. The book releases on 2/23/2016.

In other news, the Italian version of Horizons (Orizzonti) is up for Pre-order as well.  Release date is 12/1. Here's the link to the Dreamspinner Coming Soon page. http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7228.


I can't believe I haven't posted anything since September. My only excuse is that I've been writing and editing. A lot. A good thing since the last six months in the M/M genre have been one drama after another. Don't expect me to weigh-in because I prefer to remain neutral.…

Queer as Folk-Revisited

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Here's a great video I stumbled upon looking for inspiration. Queer as Folk had a profound influence in my life and it was great to see some of the characters and writers doing a Q & A to celebrate the 15 year reunion. Be prepared to spend at least an hour with your favorite guys. Peter Paige is as fabulous as ever! 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/queer-as-folk-atx-festival-801734

Remembering...

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Yesterday was my mother's birthday. She would have been 92 years old had she lived. I don't normally commemorate her special day, but for some reason I decided it was a good day to watch The Theory of Everything, the moving story of Stephen Hawking starring Eddie Redmayne. As everyone knows, Mr. Hawking suffers from ALS, the same disease that killed my mother, and thousands of others who shall remain nameless for this post.  I was alone in the house and figured if I was going to break down and make a fool of myself at least no one would see me. Surprisingly, I didn't cry, although the tears were poised to fall. What I did feel was a terrible longing to have my mother by my side for even one hour to tell her all the amazing things she's missed since she passed.

Losing a parent is horrible, but she was more than a mother; she was my best friend. No one has ever been able to replace her in that role although my only sister has come damned close.  Our mother would have be…

Forged in Trust Blog Tour Schedule

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Follow the TourSept. 1 - The Novel ApproachSept. 2 - On Top Down Under Book ReviewsSept. 3 - Charlie CochetSept. 4 - Love BytesSept. 4 - Sinfully...Addicted to All Male RomanceSept. 7 - Hearts On FireSept. 8 - Prism Book AllianceSept. 9 - MM Good Book ReviewsSept. 11 - WoW...from The Scarf PrincessTour and materials organized by PAS Promotions

Coming Soon!

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Forged in Trust

Dr. Ethan Marshall is the young resident on call the night Tessa Duran murders her husband for abusing her twelve-year-old-son, Rino. Ethan stays in the cubicle while the rape kit is performed and is surprised when the boy resorts to prayers instead of tears.

 Despite compelling evidence, Tessa is sent to jail for life. To avoid placing Rino in foster care, their parish priest agrees to raise him. Ethan is touched by Rino’s plight and visits whenever possible, but the connection is broken when the priest and young boy leave the area months later.

Raised by the Dominicans in California, Rino considers joining the order until a romance blossoms with a fellow student. After much soul-searching, he turns his back on everything familiar, and chooses his orientation over his perceived vocation. Upon graduating dental hygiene school, Rino takes a job at the office of Scott Gregory and Robin Kennedy.

Seventeen years have passed since that horrible night in the emergency room.…

New Winner!

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Since I never heard back from one of the winners of the drawing I've chosen another name from the list. Ree Dee wins the audiobook version of Fire Horse. Please comment here or on Facebook so I can give you instructions on how to retrieve your giveaway.

Winners!

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The winners of the Audio book giveaways are waxapplelover and mkelcik.

Please email me at mickie.ashling.com for instructions on how to retrieve your books. If I don't hear back in 48 hours I'll have to choose another winner. Thanks to everyone who participated!

99 cent Weekend Reads!

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I'm the featured author this weekend at DSP. Three of my ebooks are on sale for 99 cents each. Check it out! I'll also be popping in and out of the DreamReaders site on Facebook if you'd like to ask questions about the novels or anything else pertaining to me or my writing. Now's your chance to pick my brain.

Here's the link to DreamReaders. https://www.facebook.com/groups/405304056293307/


99 Cents eBooks

Until midnight EDT Sunday, July 5, 2015


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 y…

Giveaway!

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Do you like Audiobooks? Two of my best selling novels are now in audio format. Both were winners at previous Rainbow Awards. In honor of the historic ruling on marriage equality, I'm running a giveaway for one week. Leave a short comment to be entered and mention which book you would prefer. Two winners will be announced next Monday.



When Sloan Driscoll and Cole Fujiwara become reluctant roommates, neither man is willing to share too much. Sloan is instantly attracted to Cole but knows it's a hopeless cause; Cole has a steady girlfriend. But one night they share a joint, and Cole opens a window neither anticipated.

A relationship may be impossible—both men are living with heart-breaking secrets. While Sloan is smart, sassy, and a brilliant graphic artist, he’s also a pothead with severe body image problems. Cole, a former major league pitcher, has his own personal crisis: he's going blind. Sloan and Cole are suffering on so many levels, they might not realize that the ult…

Alex Akira's Dragon and Crow Blog Tour!

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Title: Dragon and Crow - Deluxe 2 Volume Set

Series: Dojo Boys
Author: Alex A. Akira
Publisher: Triple A Press
Cover Artist: Alex A. Akira
Length: Volume 1 – 275 Pages; Volume 2 – 390 Pages
Release Date: 25th May, 2015
Blurb: Twenty-three-year-old, Native American, Michael Black’s well-ordered life is disrupted one evening when he is ambushed at the dojo he frequents by a mysterious Japanese youth who goes by the name of Kiyoshi.
Soon circumstances have the gorgeous teen staying with Michael at his apartment. The gifted nineteen-year-old is an intriguing mix of angst, innocence and crafty intelligence, but Michael is honor bound by a promise to his sensei to keep his distance. Michael tries to keep his desire in check, but what can he do if the exquisite teen keeps kissing him?
Volume two finds Michael in deep water when, in trying to help Kiyoshi, he is persuaded by his sensei to participate in a joint government undercover operation to bring down a Yakuza lord. Before long Michael is immers…

Travelogue

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Hi everyone! I just got home from my visit to the family in San Sebastian, Spain (Basque Country) where I spent 8 wonderful days catching up with relatives on my mother's side before getting on a cruise ship in Amsterdam which took us along the coastline of the UK, Belgium, and France. I thought I'd share a few pics for those of you who are interested.
We made the decision to explore more of the Basque region while we were there in lieu of sitting around my cousins kitchen table and eating 24/7. The woman can cook, and her favorite pastime is feeding us! Let's just say I have a hard time resisting the familiar dishes she whipped up with hardly any effort so we tried to offset the caloric intake with a lot of walking during the day. 
One of the cities we visited was Pamplona, the town Hemingway made famous in his novel The Sun Also Rises. This is where the bulls make that wild run to the arena through incredibly narrow streets while people from all over the world try and s…