New Year’s Eve Blog Hop
Hello! And welcome to the New Year’s Eve Blog Hop.
“What are you doing on New Years?”
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What am I doing for New Years?
I’m staying home with my boys and eating snack foods all night. It’s in the negatives here, so why go out? You think I’m nuts? Plus, I don’t like big crowds and am not a bar type of person. The only times I’ve gone out on New Year’s was when my bf was djing somewhere and I got dragged along (that’s the only way I’ll go out).
So, it’s celebrating at home and watching the ball drop on TV for us.
Besides book releases, I’m hoping my sister makes her goal to raise money for a lift van for my niece and for spring to get here. Lastly, I hope this new year brings good news and health to myself and my loved ones. It’s been a tough year both financially and emotionally for a lot of us. So bring on the goodness 2014!
Things I’m thankful for this year?
Signing my first book with SCP last January, getting to work with my first ever cover model on a design (thanks Tricia!), and seeing my little boy start school. He’s so smart 😀
The Grand Prize will be drawn on January 3, 2014. Enter for this and other additional rafflecopter prizes HERE.
- The Grand prize, which will be chosen from the rafflecopter contest include: a $150.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winners choice) SSLY Key Chain, a signed copy of Bohemian Grove by T.M. Williams, an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer, e-book Scorned (LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted) by Tyffani Clark Kemp, paperback copy of Summertime by Christina Cole, a signed copy of Mail Order Brides of the West: Trudy by Debra Holland, a Godiva Chocolate Basket Courtesy of Morgan Wyatt and an awesome prize, a 30 minute tarot card reading via Skype or telephone by author Shauna Aura Knight!
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And for a treat….here is an excerpt from Forever Black, my January release!
His arm slid behind her back, and he pulled her to him gently. She didn’t pull away from him this time. Her body melted into his as she lay her head on his chest. It felt good here—the smell of his cologne, the cold, comforting kiss of his silky dress shirt. Her head was fuzzy, and she still couldn’t concentrate. As if by habit, she re-adjusted her position and cuddled closer to him.
“Would you like to hear a story?” He smiled as he watched her nod, her grip around his waist tightening. His voice was soft, his chin nestling into her soft, black curls. “A dreamer wanders in a field of tall, blowing grasses, the soft scent of lilacs filling her nostrils.”
He loved having her in his arms, that familiar shape that was molded to fit into his arms perfectly. Though he had deep feelings for her, which had him aching to do more than hold her, he didn’t indulge them. He simply took in her warmth.
His smooth words dripped off his lips like the sweetest nectar. His voice was heavy and deep, but carried the weight of a butterfly’s wings. “Clouds flow slowly down a sea of blue over her head, crossing the sky that keeps her eyes from seeing heaven. The sun casts its warm light upon her hair, making it shine like a million threads of spun gold. Dear, sweet dreamer says the sun, a deal I will make with thee. Love me, and I shall gift you with wings that will take you past the clouds and to the gilded gates of heaven.”
She closed her eyes as she waited for him to continue. When he didn’t, she spoke, “Why did you stop? I want to hear the rest of the story.”
“As you wish.” He laughed softly. “The dreamer walks on, ignoring the promise of heaven from the sun. Darkness invades the realm of light. The vicious battle pierces the clouds, their blood spreading out into the sea of blue and slowly pushing the light from the sky. The sky darkens. The ruler of the night floats like a sentinel in the sky. His eyes are hidden, but always upon her.
“Dear, sweet dreamer, the moon says, a deal I will make with thee. Love me, and I shall gift you with eternal beauty and make you Queen. The dreamer ponders the offer, but then refuses. Again, he offers—together we will taste the blood of the sun and murder the clouds, so you may see the heaven that lies beyond. You will never hunger under my rays, and in the darkness, I shall mold your every dream. Give me that to which the sun desires, love me, oh dear dreamer.”
He paused as his fingers slowly stroked the surface of her jacket.
She waited, but he never finished. Her head rose to look at him. “So, what did she choose?”
A wicked smile filled out his perfect lips. His emerald eyes fell on hers as he spoke softly, “The devil, of course.”
She laughed as she lay her head back down on his chest. “You’re definitely going in my next book.”
“I do not wish to become immortalized in such a fashion.”
“You don’t wish to be a perfect prince in my imagination?”
“Imagination is for children. What you produce as a writer is art, a voice that opens a vein and leaves the reader lapping at the blood that has been drawn. You are an incredible writer, Ashleigh.” His tone softened a little, “But please refrain from calling me an emerald-eyed snake.”
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