Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…
Unable to run or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blood. Still more disturbing, her spirit and beauty have captured the attention of the town’s leader—the mysterious Rylan Saintcrow. When he looks into her eyes, she can see his hunger. When he takes her in his arms, she can feel his power. When he presses his lips against hers, she can taste his need. Saintcrow may be the most powerful creature she’s ever imagined, but Kadie knows in her heart that he is also a man. A man who needs a woman. To want him, desire him, crave him. To be his willing prisoner—for all eternity…
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Best-selling author Amanda Ashley's newest stand-alone novel is a hauntingly romantic new vampire story about a lost town, the vampires who inhabit it, and an innocent young woman who changes everything.
THE LATEST NEWS
I just signed contracts with EC Blush for the last of my out-of-print historicals and two of my out-of-print Ashley books. They are ~
A Feather in the Wind
Chase the Wind
Chase the Lightning
Under a Prairie Moon
The Angel and the Outlaw
I'm really happy with my sequel to NIGHT'S MISTRESS. Even though it won't be out until next February, my editor is already talking about covers and back cover copy. Other than seeing the book on the shelf, seeing the cover is always exciting. Of course, I love my hero, but then, I love them all!
Mara's book has been so long in coming, I'm anxious, and more than a little nervous, to see if it meets reader expectations. I recently sent Advance Review Copies to several reviewers. Again, I'm anxious, and nervous, for their feedback.
I'm delighted to announce that DESIRE THE NIGHT is a Finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Heart of Excellence contest!!!! Winners will be announced June 8th.
My short story, MASQUERADE, long out of print, is now available as an eBook. I tweaked it a little. Nothing major, a word added here, or a sentence there. Masquerade is the first vampire short story I wrote, and it hooked me for life. I love the cover. Thanks, Laura!
The first reviews are in for AS TWILIGHT FALLS. Romantic Times BookClub reviewer, Terri Dukes said ~ Ashley is one of those authors you can count on for a first-class untamed romance. As Twilight Falls is an easygoing read that still manages to be gripping. The characters develop in such a way that you are quickly invested in them and want to find out what's next, and more often than not, it's something you didn't anticipate.
Amy at My Overstuffed Bookshelf said ~ "The main reason I enjoyed this book -- and every book written by this author in the past -- is because of the way the vampire lore is portrayed. There are no sparkles and not all of the characters are always perfect. The vampires have killed -- they still kill at times -- but they do fall in love. There is fluff and there is shake-your-head moments with the characters, but it gives you a feel good feeling of reading what true vampire/paranormal romance books used to be and what they can continue to be.
Another great book by and author who stays true to her writing roots and always has me swept away from page one." Amy at My Overstuffed Bookshelf .
The back cover copy says:
"Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…
Unable to run or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blood. Still more disturbing, her spirit and beauty have captured the attention of the town’s leader—the mysterious Rylan Saintcrow. When he looks into her eyes, she can see his hunger. When he takes her in his arms, she can feel his power. When he presses his lips against hers, she can taste his need. Saintcrow may be the most powerful creature she’s ever imagined, but Kadie knows in her heart that he is also a man. A man who needs a woman. To want him, desire him, crave him. To be his willing prisoner—for all eternity…" You can read the full review here .
Romantic Times has given Desire the Night a 4 1/2 Top Pick Review.
Reviewer Terri Dukes said, "The amazing Ashley has done it again. She takes the classic premise of werewolves and vampires and creatues a page-turning success. Ashley is a splendid ‘go to’ author for a fabulous comfort read with enjoyable characters and a feel-good story. Desire the Night will definitely satisfy readers who love paranormal romance. "
I recently received a review from Under The Covers for DESIRE THE NIGHT. It said, it part ~ "This book takes us on a roller coaster ride of action and emotion. It is fast paced and a delight to read. By the time I was halfway through the book, I couldn’t believe I was only half way through, so much had happened already and I couldn’t imagine what else we would be in store for. Ms. Ashley did not disappoint and plenty happened in the second half keeping the rollercoaster going. Even with all of the conflict going on we still got a solid romance out of Gideon and Kiya, which thrived throughout the book. I also really liked the ending, I thought it was appropriate and the right choice.
My thanks to VampChix for their nice review of HIS DARK EMBRACE:
"His Dark Embrace is another sensual vampiric delight from Amanda Ashley, full of mystery, suspense, and just the right amount of romance. A rich writing style weaves two worlds together when humanity collides with the needs of vampires hidden in plain sight. Kaiden is drawn to Skylynn in a way he never dreamed possible, but sharing his secret could have devastating effects, especially with a hunter on the loose."
You can read the full review by clicking on the His Dark Embrace link to the right.
Bitten By Love said:
One touch and is all it takes, for author Amanda Ashley to grace us with another decadent twist of her blood thirsty, sexy alpha vampire book. Scandalizing addictive and incredibly romantic are the 2 main ingredients this book brought to my attention. Instantly, I was captivated by the sparks between Kaiden and Skylynn. What else made this book even better was Kaiden yearning to be human again. Despite the odds, he tried so hard to fit into Skylynn's world without her knowing, being there for her and loving her from a far. As a hopeless romantic, this book brought a lot of the old fashioned gestures to my attention. His Dark Embrace should be another must read and must have by the talented and wonderful Amanda Ashley. As a loyal reader, I have all of her books and have not been disappointed by any of them, past or present.
I have bookmarks for AS TWILIGHT FALLS and NIGHT'S MISTRESS, as well as for many of my older books. If you're interested, please email me at DarkWritr@aol.com Be sure to let me know which bookmark(s) you're intersted in.
IN STORES NOW
PARANORMAL ROMANCE BY AMANDA ASHLEY
AS TWILIGHT FALLS
DESIRE THE NIGHT
BENEATH A MIDNIGHT MOON (eBook)
HIS DARK EMBRACE
BOUND BY BLOOD
BOUND BY NIGHT
UPCOMING FROM AMANDA ASHLEY
UPCOMING eBOOKS FROM MADELINE BAKER
LOVE IN THE WIND
BOUND BY NIGHT
BOUND BY BLOOD
SHADES OF GRAY
A DARKER DREAM
DEEPER THAN THE NIGHT
Books in Motion
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