Saturday, December 14, 2013

Blog Stop for Awakening

Talking with Ashley Suzanne today....

How would you describe yourself using only five words? Crazy, Silly, Loyal, Honest and Absolutely-Effing-Amazing

Do you have any guilty pleasures? I love nothing more than to write while drinking coffee, Monster or Diet Mountain Dew … I’m also addicted to all things chocolate.  Oh and purses .. GUILTY!!

Where do you find the inspirations for your stories? Mirage started with a story very personal to my husbands’ friend.  I took it and ran with it.  Other scenes are similar to ones that I’ve lived or wanted to live!!

 If you could collaborate with one author who would it be? This is a funny question.  Actually SE Hall and I have considered co-writing a novel!!!

Is there any books coming that you are itching to read (either electronic or print)from your favorite authors? I might have Beautiful Wedding on pre-order.  Pieces of You and Me by Pamela Ann and Entice by SE Hall are on my TBR, drop everything and read!!

Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories? I actually have a soundtrack for my life LOL.  Music is a huge part of who I am as a person and it comes out in my writing.  If I’m writing something serious, I listen to music that is serious in nature.  I guess the same goes for sexy scenes – I have to listen to sexy music!

What has been the defining moment in your career that made you think “Yes, I am now a writer!”? I think the moment that I actually felt like a real writer was when another author, who I totally adore and admire, read my book and told me how much she liked it.  That kind of made everything “real” to me.

How much of your own personality bleeds into your characters? Kylee is 100% my attitude.  She’s spunky and has no filter.  Mira is a mix of my best friend and my sister.  Skylar is my husband’s personality all the way.

What is the best trick to overcome writer's block? A good writer friend helped me with this when I was working on Inception.  HOT ASS SHOWERS seem to do the trick.  And you have to listen to crazy music to clear your head.  My “clear my head music” is the Spice Girls!

What is the next book you'll write? Fa├žade is the next book I’m working on and is 2.5 in this series.  It’s Kylee’s story and it’s soooo much fun so far!

About 'Awakening'

Mira’s broken and battered. She’s fighting to put herself back together while her heart is trying to forget. Can she continue moving forward with one man while in love with another?

Skylar’s wrestling demons he never imagined in his wildest dreams. The girl he’s been in love with for years finally has feelings for him. There’s only one problem: her heart might lie somewhere else. How long until his will power shatters?

Who will seize Mira’s heart and never let go? Will these feelings ever go away or will they be an AWAKENING?

Excerpt Teaser:

I continue to giggle all the way down the hall and into the elevator. As soon as we hit the elevator, the proximity of Skylar to my humming body really hits home and I feel a sudden wave of arousal. I haven’t felt this way since I woke up, not even with Danny. Glancing over at Skylar, I can see him fidgeting around.

As I’m looking at him, he turns to face me, and I can see the arousal in his eyes. He casually licks his lips and shoves his hands into the pockets of his jeans. I smile and turn back to face the front of the elevator. I have him right where I want him.

When the elevator descends to the first floor, I’m smacked in the face with the gravity of my reality. Danny is waiting for the doors to open, with a huge smile on his face. Glancing back to Skylar, I see that he’s been smacked just as hard. Skylar’s Adam’s apple bobs in his throat, like he’s trying to swallow his feelings, and moves past me toward Danny.

About the Author

Ashley Suzanne is a married mother of three little boys as well as a daughter, aunt, sister, best friend, birth mother, blogger, book whore and author. Ashley is a native to the suburbs of Detroit, with most of her family living in Kentucky and New York.

You can usually find Ashley sitting in bed, with her laptop, playing on Facebook, pretending to write, entering giveaways (she's also a swag whore) or on a football field with her oldest son, Tyler. Yep, not only is she a football fan, she's a football mom!

When she's reading, it's typically something to do with romance, erotica being her favorite genre. Ashley co-owns a blog, 2 Chicks and a Blog, with her GBFF Manda. She's a total fan-girl over a few authors, Pamela Ann, Brooke Cumberland, SE Hall, Madeline Sheehan, Jasinda Wilder, Angela Graham, CM Stunich and Riley Rhea to name a few.

Ashley has no pets, unless you count her children and she is a little OCD. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite drink is cherry vodka and coke and double chocolate brownies are a must.

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