Don’t Forget About Ian!

The Alpha Club– my new erotic thriller series!

If you happened to pick up The Alpha Club: Levi during one of the FREE days recently, don’t forget to continue the story with Ian. He is waiting for you.

The Alpha Club: Ian continues the erotic mystery of the Alpha Club. He’s just as hot and ready to fight to the end for the men he loves. Click the cover below to get your copy today!

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#shifters #Alphas #Gayerotica #werewolves #paranormalromance

 

Still Free!

Hello my sweeties,

Just a reminder for any new readers out there that the first books of my two most popular series are still free for you to devour. Take your pick from sexy shifters to lusty witches.  Man and the Beast Book 1 of the Beast Within Trilogy and That Old Black Magic: Book 1 of the Boys of Raven Cove are yours for the choosing or just take both! They’re free after all. Click the covers below to go download them today.

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Enjoy your Spring Reading! 🙂

 

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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Interview with Author and Publisher Eden Myles

Welcome back sweet peas, tonight I have another good friend and writer with me and she’s a publisher too! Eden Myles owns Courtesan Press, has a flock of talented writers in her stable and is a fantastic writer to boot! Check out my interview with her below.

Thank you Eden for taking the time to do this interview for my blog.

When did you first start writing fiction? It actually began in high school. I was deeply into the journalism program, went to all the games for free with my little journalism pass!

Did you have any formal writing training or education? Journalism experience, only. And a small number of Internet articles. Do they count?

What drew you to erotica and other spicy fiction genres? I grew up during the romance explosion of the late 80s and the 90s, when the shelves were full of bodice-rippers. I think I just extrapolated from there.

Where do your ideas come from? I’ve been a lifelong fan of nighttime soaps, the steamier the better.

What do you do to tackle a project? Do you write outlines or keep all in your head? I’m a messy writer. I have notebooks full of story ideas and research material. In the end, I usually just write by the skin of my teeth anyway.

Did you ever feel uncomfortable writing the “steamy scenes?” Maybe the last time was in high school, when I was writing Josie and the Pussycat fan fiction, but not lately, no. *grin*

How does your family react to you writing erotic romance or do they know? They’ve actually been very supportive of me throughout my career.

How did you come up with the Dollhouse series and which book is your favorite of them all? That happened right after I finished Fifty Shades of Grey. I thought, “Yeah, I could maybe do that,” but I wanted it to be high-class and kind of artsy. I wrote the first collection, Evelyn, over four weeks, with one book a week. I think she’ll always be my favorite.

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Have you ever thought of trying another genre?  I’ve been playing with speculative fiction, but nothing too serious just yet. Who knows?

What made you start your own publishing business on top of already being an author? It just sort of grew organically out of a collection of us. I really didn’t mean for it to happen that way, which proves that business has a mind all its own.

How long has Courtesan Press been in business? We’re going on four years now.

What’s it like to work with so many writers in your stable? All of them are great, very cooperative. And they go out of their way to help each other out.

What are the challenges of owning your own press? Probably trying to get in enough time to do some serious writing.

What do you like to read when you’re not writing? I’m an avid cook and gardener, as well, so I have stacks of cooking and agricultural magazines lying around all the time.

Who is your favorite writer? Jane Austin, hands down.

What current projects are you working on? I’m sort of in between, at present. But I really want to get back to the antics at the Dollhouse Society.

What does the future hold for Courtesan Press? I’m not sure. We want to try a number of different angles. When we know for certain, the world will be the first to know!

What can readers expect from your own writing in the future? Basically, anything can happen.

Where can readers find you and your work? https://courtesanpress.wordpress.com, of course!

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

Check out more of Eden’s titles below! 

 

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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!

 

More Jay Ellison Books:

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Coming VERY soon!

Hello my lovelies,

Since it’s Valentine’s Day I wanted to send you all my warm wishes for a Romantic evening with the one you love, whoever they may be!

I also wanted to send you all a little eye candy… two covers to my next two books. I’m wrapping up book 2 of each The Warring Hearts Trilogy and The Alpha Club series. It won’t be long and then you can continue with either the Sexy Demons or the Lusty Werewolves. Take your pick or choose both!  🙂

Infernal and Alpha Club Ian are both in the final stretch of their stories, will go out for edits and be available soon! In the mean time, please enjoy the artwork and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

In Wolf’s Clothing: Jay Ellison’s New Release!

Hello my darlings,

My good friend Jay Ellison, author of the Wolves of Wall Street series, has just unleashed his newest volume on us: In Wolf’s Clothing. Don’t miss out on some delicious new shifter man-on-man, this time with twist. I’ll let you check it all out below the book cover below:

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IN WOLF’S CLOTHING (THE WOLVES OF WALL STREET)

by Jay Ellison

Bran Eastaughffe has a problem. He’s just an ordinary guy who wants to work his ordinary job in his father’s rather ordinary tailor shop. Unfortunately, he’s also half-elf, engaged to be married, and heir to the royal throne of the Summer Court, which controls all Fae activity in the country. It all wouldn’t even seem so bad, except for the fact that his exiled half-brother wants to kill him.

Then an uber-sexy alpha werewolf breezes into Bran’s shop one day, looking for custom-made suits to better accommodate his special anatomical needs, and everything changes. Xander Diaz, second-in-commend of the Bloodmoon pack, is strictly into one-night-stands and no-commitment relationships, so there’s no reason the gorgeous half-elf should make him feel like a school boy suffering his first crush. Besides, Bran’s soon to be King of the Fae, and Xander, you see, is nothing but a mutt. They have absolutely nothing in common…nothing but wild, raging, animal lust, that is. The course of true love never does run smooth, but in this case, it’s about to tear a hole right through their hearts.

Excerpt:

Why did he let the big werewolf kiss him? It was absurd. Bran didn’t even like the man. He wasn’t at all his type. Too big and hairy and forceful, with way too much alpha swagger for Bran’s liking. Yet his grip was sure and strong, his body warm and throbbing, strangely comforting, and when Xander kissed him, Bran’s entire body instantly melted against the larger man.

Bran whimpered and squirmed, but Xander grabbed him by the ass and held him easily against the front of his body. He was unbelievably strong, yet tender. Bran moaned an “Ohh,” but the tone of his voice had changed. He sounded young, vulnerable, and way too eager for his own liking.

“You’re gorgeous, pretty boy,” Xander said, his voice rough enough to make Bran start. No one had ever spoken to him in such a lascivious manner before. “I want to play with you. Make you come.”

“Uhh…” Bran answered, suddenly, inexplicably, drunk on desire.

Available at Amazon:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSRSRJM/

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MSRSRJM/

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MSRSRJM/

DID YOU KNOW?

Bedeviled: Book 1 of the Warring Hearts Trilogy is available at all your favorite ebook retailers?

You may find it at Amazon, B&N, All Romance and Smashwords. Check out the links below. 🙂

Amazon: https://amzn.com/B01EZJBI5W

B&N: http://tinyurl.com/zzbo84w

Are: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-bedeviled-2035488-145.html

Smash: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/634746

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