Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Saturday Splash!!

Just a little pic to bring some coolness to your scorching summer - or vice-versa! :)


Monday, June 17, 2013

Goodbye Google Friend Connect - Let's join up on Networked Blogs!

Hi there, all my wonderful followers on Google Friend Connect! The times, they are a'changin', as Bob Dylan once sang, and at the end of this month, Google Friend Connect will be disappearing!!!
So, I am asking all of you to follow me on Networked Blogs, so you can always get your fix of Ash!!
Just click on the Follow This Blog button in the Networked Blogs gadget at the right side of this web page, and we can stay connected for those wonderful tales of smut and mystery!
And that will be just wonderful!!
Lots of Love!
Ashen xxx

Friday, June 14, 2013

Naughty Delights Guest Blog!

Today I am honoured to share my blog with my friends, the wonderful (and very HOT!) Kameron Brook and her partner in crime (among many other things! :) ), Dirk Tyler, authors of the deliciously sinful Naughty Delights:

Here's an enticing excerpt to whet your appetites, you lucky people!! :)
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This is it, Elizabeth thought as she pushed through the door to deliver a large batch of chocolate and vanilla sugar cookies to the display case. It was grand opening day for Guilty Pleasures, and she couldn’t be more excited or more nervous. Years of scrimping and saving had accumulated to this day. In a matter of minutes the bakery would be open for business, and their city would officially have their first taboo sweet shop.
Elizabeth took one final look around, making sure everything was perfect, when Felicia, her business partner and friend, appeared next to her, chomping on a fornication cookie.
Out of all the sugary creations crafted for the shop, Elizabeth and Felicia would agree these were the most fun to develop. They spent many wine-filled nights brainstorming and researching ideas for the inserts.
“What’s it say, babe?” Elizabeth asked, nodding toward the paper in Felicia’s hand.
Felicia laughed and read the naughty message, "Two heads are better than one, but three, now that’s what I call a party!" As she tucked the paper into her back pocket, she asked, “I forget. Was this yours or mine?”
“I actually think your man deserves credit for this one.” Grinning, Elizabeth grabbed the sampler plate off the counter and walked toward the front door, turning to take one final look around before the place filled up. She couldn't be any prouder of the decor in her little slice of heaven. She glanced to her left and smiled proudly as she admired the photos on the wall. 
The food photographer they had hired did a fantastic job capturing the beauty and sexiness of several corset cakes available for purchase. But the icing on the cake, so to speak, was the mural to the right of the entrance. A local artist painted "What Are Your Guilty Pleasures" but the letters were actually naked people in compromising naughty positions.
Felicia giggled. “Oh yeah, it’s all coming back to me now. We definitely drank way too much that night.”
Nodding in agreement, Elizabeth turned on the neon sign and opened the doors for business.
Already, a few eager customers were waiting by the window. They actually applauded when Elizabeth stepped out of the shop door. She greeted them with a smile and offered them their choice of iced cocks or boobs. She wasn’t surprised the guests blushed when they made their selection and bit into the cookie. She expected to witness many rosy cheeks in the hours ahead of them—giggles too.
As the streets began to fill up with people going to work, Elizabeth tried to coax even more passersby into the shop with her funny shout-outs such as: “I bet our peckers taste as good as your man’s. No wait, even better!” And, “Our breasts are fantastic and all natural.” All the while she held up a naughty treat.
After the bell dinged behind her a couple dozen times, she realized the humorous approach to draw in customers was working like a charm. Now with them inside, she had no doubt every person who’d entered the shop erected from her dreams would be a repeat customer. And with this thought, she knew the many dinners of Ramen noodles were well worth the discomfort it cost her over the years.
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Lots of love and good wishes for your success, Kam and Dirk!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Sighting

Just thought I'd share a little pic to brighten up our Sunday! :)

Summer's here - at last!!

Ashen xxx

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jaded and Faded Blog Tour

I'm Scarlett Ryan.

Yes, THAT Scarlett Ryan.

I live an extraordinary life: millionaire rock star, owner of exotic cars, pictures of me in every magazine, millions of fans, and a name that is recognized world wide. It's supposed to be my dream come true. But, my life IS a fantasy, and I want real. I want exciting. I want... NORMAL. So, I moved from California to Florida, hoping to obtain some normalcy. Instead I find...

Stephan Montgomery.

He's an arrogant jerk. Seriously, I hate him. I swear if he tells me one more blonde joke, I will punch him... again... Unfortunately I can't stop thinking about him, or his gorgeous green eyes. Trust me, I know that he's bad for me. If only my heart would listen.
I also find out that my parents have kept a LIFE CHANGING secret from me. I need to know the truth.

The harder I strive for normal, the stranger things seem to get.
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My Review:
As you may have already guessed, Jaded tells the first part of 19-year old Scarlett's story - her attempt to live an almost normal life, despite being a popular rock star, living the high, if not always satisfying, life in California.  The life she had hoped she would be leading leaves her feeling empty and alone, and, in an attempt to get a different, more wholesome perspective, she jaunts off to Florida.  When she meets the irresistible Stephan, and learns that her folks have been less than honest about a major aspect of their lives together, she soon realises that things are going to keep moving farther and farther away from the normal she so desperately seeks.
This is a well-written and entertaining story, with enough twists and angst to keep the reader flipping the pages. One thing I always look for is good editing - it makes a story flow so much better!  Mercy and her editor have done a great job here, with only minor flaws, so the story moves at a good pace, and Mercy keeps you involved in Scarlett's predicaments as the plot develops into the edgy ending that primes you for Faded - the second part of the Rock Star trilogy.
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Faded - Part 2 of The Rock Star Trilogy
I left Hope - the only place I've ever felt at home. So now what?  Where do I go from here?
When I left, I didn't just leave my home. I left my friends, my sisters, and Stephan...I just found them. I can't lose them now.
I know that I want to do MY music. I need to remember WHY I wanted to play music in the first place. And the only way to get that is by firing my dad, but that may be harder than I thought.
On top of everything, I now have cameras following me around everywhere. Even my own home isn't safe anymore.
I've come to realize that normal will never be an option for me.
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Meet Mercy Amare:
I am a YA / NA author of the books: Don't Tell, You Got Me, and the Rock Star Trilogy: Jaded, Faded and Hated. I have a slight addiction to the TV series Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries. I'm 23 years old, and I currently live in St Louis, with my husband of 2 years.
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Happy Reading y'all!