In 2013 Ashley teamed up with Barclay Publicity to release the first title in a new young adult series Shock Me. Ashley then went on to release the first of a new NA series, One Night In Heated Snapshots, that quickly reached Amazon's Best Selling top ten list for sports romances. It has remained a top ten bestseller ever since.
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Releasing SPARKS for your eyes to see, read, take in, and imagine, is such an amazing feeling for me. It is kind of like the first exciting breath after an accelerated race or the cry of a new creature entering this world. This may sound a bit dramatic I know.. but anything to do with the SHOCK ME series is extra special for me.
You see, I first had the dream that inspired the series and got my first glimpse of Donna Young when I was fourteen years old. Like her, I was awkward, on the shy side, and a target for bullies that walked my halls. As a way to both escape and pick myself up, I began crafting Donna Young's story (I wrote 20 short SHOCK ME novellas back then), giving the lead character a few experiences of my own, along with amazing magical adventures where she figures out what I, as the writer, already knew.. that despite what others said she was strong and very special.
This is a message I hope every reader gets out of the story themselves, that everyone has something no one else has and is an amazing creation put here with the potential and ability to do great things. In our world today the new young generation is told the future sucks, the world is possibility ending with no way out, impossible odds are everywhere, and that they are incredibly selfish, self absorbed, and entitled. Well, I don't think that's true, within them are ideas for new technologies, exciting dreams, maybe even great ideas that could solve some of the worlds biggest dilemmas. My hope is that this message comes across by the end of the series.
So after over twelve years of writing the SHOCK ME tales over and over again.. And hearing from top agents a few years back that they loved the novel's premises, and Donna's voice, but teenagers with abilities just 'don't sell anymore'. I'm so excited that after so much rejection, much like the character's in the series, SHOCK ME is getting out there and is actually doing well on the market, and being met with long and cheerful reviews.
With every email from a fan telling me that they can't wait for this second book, SPARKS, to come out, I take a spine tingling breath for Donna Young. So happy her story despite the odds has come to life in you- the reader's- world. I'm routing for her and every new generation, despite the odds, and I hope you guys are too. And with the release of SPARKS, you also get a glimpse of COLLIDE, the third novel in series...
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Donna Young might still be considered a high school nobody, and an invisible facet to her town, but that doesn’t change the fact that her life is in danger, thanks to her shocking powers. Living secretly amongst the enemy isn’t easy, especially when she used to love the most special of them all: Ryan Applegate.
Ryan’s facade of being the most attractive and richest athlete in town is growing thin. Making his father proud and enhancing his abilities is all he thinks about … that, and Donna Young. She is the childhood crush whom he has been ordered to leave alone. But if he does, then how can he figure out what is wrong with her? And why she looks at him now like he is a monster?
When a dangerous event occurs at the power plant, an new adventure sparks for everyone. Will Donna be able to unlock all the mysteries surrounding those she loves, while fighting to stay alive? Or will Ryan and his team stop her, dooming everything? Only one truth is certain … nobody is who they think they are.
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