Monday, April 23, 2018

The Author's Den - Hooked on a Phoenix

Joining me in The Author's Den on this sunny, spring day is Ashlyn Chase.

Ashlyn and I are enjoying a  cup of coffee with soy creamer. Ashlyn uses espresso, but she brews it like regular coffee. She learned that trick in Panama. "That’s one delicious, rich cup of coffee!"

Today we're chatting about her book, Hooked on a Phoenix.

Ashlyn, tell us a little about yourself.
I describe myself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give my readers some great entertainment. I have a degree in behavioral sciences, worked as a psychiatric RN for 15 years and spent a few more years working for the American Red Cross. Now, I write full time. Most authors, whether they know it or not, have a theme—something that unifies their whole booklist. My theme has to do with characters who reinvent themselves. After all, I’ve reinvented myself many times. Now a multi-published, best-selling, award-winning (and humble) author of humorous paranormal and contemporary romances, I’m represented by the Seymour Agency. I live in New Hampshire with my true-life superhero husband who looks like Hugh Jackman if you squint.

What’s your guilty procrastination secret?
Online shopping. I don’t actually buy much, but you should see my wish lists!

What does your writing space look like?
Organized chaos. Only not so organized…

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? 
Reading!

What can we look forward to with your upcoming or next writing project?
I have 3 more Phoenix series books coming out, then a complete shift! I’ll be writing YA as Liz Lorow. The avatar is me at 16 years old…about the same age as my readers will be. (I look a tiny bit different now.)

Where can we find you and your books online?
Everywhere! And for your convenience, I use Universal links!  (One link to all buy outlets.) Use this url, followed by my title without spaces. http://www.books2read.com/ i.e. http://www.books2read.com/HookedonaPhoenix

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Let's take a peek at, Hooked on a Phoenix.
Light paranormal romance novel (book 1 in Phoenix Brothers series)

Locked in a bank vault together...They might redefine the meaning of 'safe' sex.

Misty Carlisle works as a bank teller in Boston's financial district. She's had more rotten luck in her life than most, except when her childhood crush shows up to cash his paycheck. Then her heart races and her mouth goes dry. 

Gabe Fierro is a firefighter—and a phoenix. Like his brothers, his biggest challenge is finding a woman open-minded enough to accept a shapeshifter into her life. When his boyhood friend asks him to watch over his little sister Misty, he reluctantly agrees. But when the bank where she works gets held up, Gabe does everything he can to protect her. The two of them end up locked in the bank's vault...where things get steamier than either of them ever imagined.