The Holidays are here!

And paperbacks make great gifts! My first gay shifter series- The Beast Within Trilogy comes in paperback editions. Avoid the stores and shop online! Pick up one or all of these for the paranormal fan in your life or just treat yourself!

Just click on any of the covers below to go right to their paperback page. Happy Holidays and enjoy!

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Do you know what this month is perfect for?

Werewolves!
Explore a paranormal romance that is just a little darker than the rest… check out “The Beast Within Trilogy.”
1st book in the series, MAN AND THE BEAST is FREE. Click the cover to go straight to the sales page and download right now! 😉

 

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Need something to read this weekend?

The Labor Day Weekend is here! Perfect time to start a new series or finish one off with the final book in the series. 3 Days of paranormal romance can be yours?

Shifters or Witches? Demons or Angels? I’ve got your covered and in a variety of formats–Kindle, Nook or Kobo. Visit my All Books page to browse any if my series or click the covers below to go straight to their Amazon Series page. Enjoy your weekend!

 

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A Shared Universe

There’s a lot of talk about shared universes in fiction these days. The movies are doing it a lot, from superhero movies to the resurrection of the old monster movies. A shared universe is a series of stories all set in the same world or universe, sometimes characters cross over and make appearances in each other’s stories, sometimes they even help each other resolve a conflict.  Even TV series are doing it and if you were a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer you undoubtedly heard of the Buffyverse.

Well, did you know, my series are subtly part of a shared universe? That’s right. The wolves of Redfern, in The Beast Within series, temporarily hide out in the hometown of the witches of Raven Cove.  The Witches of Raven Cove have a truce with the wolves that live in the mountains of Redfern….and the Fallen Angel (Demon) in The Warring Hearts Trilogy returns to Earth in the town of Blackstone….a town that is just a stone’s throw away from Raven Cove.

And there’s more… once The Warring Hearts trilogy wraps up, a new evil will rise that will threaten all of these heroes. A new story is unfolding and the Wolf, The Witch and the Demon will have to join forces to stop it and save everyone they love. This new series right now is called “Cross Worlds” and will be my most ambitious tale yet.

So, why not get a jump start and lose yourself in my paranormal romance stories… some of the first books are even FREE!  Check them all out below for yourself and pick up something to read over the holiday weekend enjoy!

 

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Bedeviled is 99 Cents!

Hey everyone,

If you haven’t sunken your teeth into my newest series: “The Warring Hearts Trilogy” now is a great time. Books 1 and 2 are now out and book 1: BEDEVILED is now only 99 cents.

But hurry! It;s only at this price for a limited time. Now go on…get it…get it now! Just click the cover below to go straight to the Amazon page.

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Infernal-Available for all!

Hello my lovelies,

Just stopping by to let you know you can pick up Infernal: Book 2 of the Warring Hearts Trilogy for your favorite reader or at the vendor of you choice. See below!

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Enjoy these sizzling demons and angels as they fight to protect their love!

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NEW RELEASE: Infernal-Book 2 of the Warring Hearts Trilogy

It’s finally here! I want to apologize for taking so long to get this one out there to you. It’s been an uphill battle both on the writing front and in my personal life but I’m back on track and have put out my second release in a month!

Infernal: Book 2 of the Warring Hearts Trilogy is finally available on Amazon, with Nook and Smashwords to follow. I’m very excited about this book and had a lot of fun writing it. I know you are all going to love it. Please click on the cover below and go right to the Amazon Sale page.

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From the synopsis:

“Infernal picks up a few months after the events of Bedeviled. Micah and Caleb believe they have finally found the happiness each has been searching for. Caleb continues to help mankind and repent for the centuries he spent in Hell serving Lucifer. Little do they know that Heaven has sent its best angel warrior to Earth to destroy Caleb. He has been marked “Infernal,” something outside of both Heaven and Hell that can upset the balance between good and evil. Micah and Caleb will once again have to go on the run or face oblivion.”

If you have’t gotten into this series yet, now is a good time. Pick-up book 1: Bedeviled here or click the cover below.

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Thank you for all of your support. 🙂

 

 

Thoughts on The Warring Hearts Trilogy

I’ll admit when I first starting writing The Warring Hearts Trilogy, namely book 1 Bedeviled, I wasn’t as in love with it or the characters as I was with my previous two series.

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My wolf boy Alec of The Beast Within Trilogy felt as if he was my own, he breathed, he laughed, he cried. He felt pain, loss and fear. I could hear him, see him, and his problems were my problems. The more I wrote about Alec the more I fell in love with him. When he found true love I was thrilled, when he defeated evil, I cheered him on and still, I wanted to tell more tales about Alec and his close group of friends.

It was very much the same for Julian and Chris in The Boys of Raven Cove Series. Sure, Julian had his faults and he made many mistakes but this made him human. He was a witch and had the power to do almost anything but he still didn’t always do the right thing and his love for Chris was unconditional and unrelenting.

Chris too was not without his faults, he trusted too much, he was innocent and inexperienced but he never forgot his true love even when he was under the power of the most evil witch in the world, he still broke the spell and returned home where he belonged.  Julian and Chris were not perfect but their love was real. Their circle of friends was like a dysfunctional family and that’s what made them feel real and what gave them the room to grow over the series. It really worked for me.

In the Warring Heart Trilogy, Caleb the demon, a fallen angel, wants nothing more than to make amends for all of the wrongs he’s caused over the centuries. He escapes Hell and sets out to help mankind while trying to show Heaven that he is reformed and ready to return home….but as he makes his way on Earth he falls in love with the kindest human he’s ever known… Micah.

At first this story didn’t seem as exciting as the others, I wondered if Caleb and Micah were deserving of their own series and if they were as strong as the other characters. I pondered them, leaving them to their lives at the end of Bedeviled for a while. Then I returned to their world, connected in many ways to the two other worlds I had created and found a renewed interest. I started working on Book 2: Infernal and during that time I rediscovered Caleb and Micah. Their love for each other is pretty darn strong and what struck me with them is how they looked past what was on the surface and dug deeper. Micah didn’t see the ugly, damned soul that Caleb was, he saw past that to the angel deep, down inside Caleb, the compassion and love he had in his heart not only for Micah but for all of mankind.

While writing Infernal I relived their adventure in Book 1: Bedeviled and saw them in a new light. Micah and Caleb are strongest when they are together and doing what is right. As I worked on book 2, more of their personalities came out, their plight deepened and I got excited to learn more about them.

I am so glad I stuck with them. I have just finished book 2: Infernal and now have it going through its editing phase. I’m very excited to bring this book to you all. I think you will feel exactly the same as I do. This story has so much more to tell, and it is richer and more fascinating than I had ever imagined. Don’t look past this series… there is true love here, true compassion, true friendship. It’s about coming apart, coming together, and facing the challenges of this life and beyond.

I am proud to bring their story to you. Look for it soon, very soon! As soon as edits are done, Book 2 of the Warring Hearts Trilogy: Infernal will go live. Don’t miss it!!

 

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Coming Soon!

Interview with Author Jay Ellison

Hello again my lovelies. I thought I would add some exciting new content to my blog and expand a little. I  hope you will enjoy this interview with Gay Erotica Author Jay Ellison. It was so much fun to pick his sexy brain. 🙂  If you are a gay romance or erotica author please feel free to contact me for an interview. Now… on with the show!

I want welcome Jay Ellison, the author of the Wolves of Wall Street series to the J. Ashburn Blog. Thank you Jay for taking the time to do this interview for my blog. I’m a big fan of your work and knew we would connect when I found out we shared a love of Paranormal Gay Romance and especially Shifters.

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When did you first start writing fiction? That was probably around grade school. I used to write books about animal facts and staple them together, ha!

Did you have any formal writing training or education? Actually, I have a background in advertisement, so unless you count ad copy, no.

What drew you to the paranormal as opposed to just plain romance fiction? I’m kind of a closet fan of horror movies, the real classic stuff, and movies like The Wolf Man and Curse of the Werewolf are staples of my Halloween viewings. I think CotW is a pretty sexy film, and I often have that and Oliver Reed in the back of my mind while I’m writing The Wolves of Wall Street series.

What do you do to tackle a project? Do you write outlines or keep all in your head? I’m kind of a seat-of-your-pants writer. I mean, I write some things down, and then I pitch it like, “Well, here’s what happens, basically…” and if the publisher thinks it’ll work, I’ll just dive in and try and make it work. It’s worked out really well so far.

What drew you to Courtesan Press and working with Eden Myles? We shared the same online workshop and just really clicked. Eden had the outlet and I had the material she wanted to publish.

Where do your ideas come from?  Other books and movies, mostly. But I also like to borrow some elements from nighttime soap operas. I think it’s a really excellent way to mine ideas.

Did you ever feel uncomfortable writing the “steamy scenes?” I think maybe the first time, but, then, after that, you sort of realize that this is as much a part of the characters as what they wear or what their favorite food is. You can express personality as much in sex as in anything else you’re writing about.

The romance genre, particularly gay romance, seems to be predominately written by women authors, were you hesitant to get into this type of fiction and how do you manage expectations from readers? I haven’t really seen any disadvantages. I think the genre has gotten very progressive over the years. There are more and more guys stepping up to the romance plate. It’s extremely liberating.

How does your family react to you writing gay erotic romance or do they know? See, that’s what pseudonyms are for!

Have you ever thought of trying another genre? I have some interest in doing historical romance, or just plain historical literature. Who am I kidding? I just like cowboys and pirates, lol.

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What do you like to read when you’re not writing? I like classical literature. William Golding, Nathanial Hawthorne. I also don’t mind diving into the forerunners of romance—Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and the Regency writers. I think it’s important to understand where everything came from. On the other hand, I’m also a fan of pretty much any kind of pulp literature.

Who is your favorite writer? I’m a big fan of Ian Fleming.

What current projects are you working on? More books in The Wolves of Wall Street, and maybe something new in The Dollhouse Society. I would like to expand into the shared underworld of TWoW, maybe explore the Fae and the scandalous secrets of the Summer Court as first seen in In Wolf’s Clothing.

What can readers expect in the future from you? More hot, supernatural protagonists, of course!

Where can readers find you and your work? The best place to catch new titles is by signing up for alerts from https://courtesanpress.wordpress.com.

Thanks so much for taking the time the do my interview, it was fun for me, how was it for you? Lol. It was fun. Thanks for having me!

 

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Paperbacks make great gifts!

Do you know what makes great Christmas gifts?  BOOK!  That’s right, everybody loves a great paperback to curl up with.

Well,  My Beast Within Trilogy comes in paperback format and is the perfect gift for this season. Pick up some sexy shifters and gay love today!

Click on the covers below to go straight to the Amazon paperback page for each.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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