Friday, January 23, 2015

MIDSUMMER SUSPENSE: New Release, Sale, & Pre-order

BEAUTY is now available everywhere in ebook and paperback!

SHE DOESN'T KNOW THE DANGER COMING FOR HER...

Awkward, wild child Bryar Rosings was raised in the country by her aunts, isolated from the world at large. Her birth family remains a mystery to her, secrets kept hid...den away to prevent a dangerous foe from locating her. Still she longs for a life outside of Midsummer and finally plans to make her big getaway just as soon as she has the money saved up. It’s not like there’s anything else keeping her there.

IN RUNNING AWAY FROM HIS LIFE, HE FINDS WHAT HE LEAST EXPECTED...

Troubled pop star Sean Philip Sawyer needs a break from life as much as from his career. A quiet town like Midsummer, outside the usual vacation season, seems like the perfect place to forget his past and ignore his future. A chance encounter at a late night beach party, however, turns up the one thing he never thought he’d find: a woman who doesn’t recognize him. Bryar arouses and fascinates him in turn, stirring hope for a future without fame.

But a chance video going viral kicks into motion a decades’ old grudge that threatens not only their love but their lives. As a mysterious, powerful criminal known as The Dragon rises, Bryar’s dark past could spell their end unless Sawyer can save them both.

(51K-word/150-ish pages short novel; standalone, following Cinders [2014], interracial erotic romantic-suspense, loosely based on Sleeping Beauty)

Kindle US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RHB754O
Kindle UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RHB754O
Kindle CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00RHB754O
AllRomanceeBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-beauty-1718246-168.html
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/beauty-42
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beauty-asha-king/1121005206
iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beauty/id955529831?mt=11
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/507135
Print: http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Midsummer-Suspense-Tale-Asha/dp/1505712033/


For the next week, you'll also find CINDERS on sale at ARe for 66% off (that's just $1!): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-cinders-1578590-168.html

The books in the series are standalone but do crossover. CINDERS takes place before BEAUTY and is loosely based on Cinderella. 

Finally, the third in the series is complete and up for pre-order. You'll find the links to order SNOW in ebook (print coming in March) right here: http://www.ashaking.com/2015/01/pre-order-snow.html 

SNOW officially releases March 27.

Happy reading!

~Asha



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pre-order: SNOW

The third Midsummer Suspense Tale is almost here!

Kindle - ARe - Nook - Kobo - iBookstore - Smashwords (it'll be in paperback sometime in March)


Release: March 27, 2015



A witness hidden away in a small town.

After waitress Liliana White witnessed a murder, she wanted nothing to do with helping the police or putting the target behind bars. She’s not interested in justice or being a hero; she just wants to stay alive. A brutal death waits for her if the culprits get their hands on her, and given that one of them is her ex-boyfriend, she knows precisely what he’s capable of and will avoid him at all costs.

The bodyguard sworn to protect her.

Stoic and efficient, personal security expert Michael O’Hara is cautious in all things—both work and women—and has built a reputation in the private sector as the top of his field. But though he thinks he’s seen it all, nothing has prepared him for keeping Liliana White safe. She doesn’t trust him, doesn’t trust the police, and not even a vicious contract killer known as The Huntsman on her heels is enough to convince her she needs him.


But Liliana does need him. Only Mike stands between her and certain death, and despite all he does to keep his emotional distance, the longer he spends with her, the more he has to face the possibility that he just might need her too.



Don't forget, Beauty is on its way next week: January 23, 2015.


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Snow is another category length novel, around the size of Beauty. I'd meant to be working on The Book of Love next but I was really excited to write this one, so I took a little detour.

What's next for Midsummer after this? It'll really depend on sales, unfortunately. I have Beast and Red roughly mapped out but I'd like to see how Byar's (and now Mike's) story does before I commit to it. This is, unfortunately, how things work in publishing, and why Cats & Conjure hasn't concluded yet. Books require a huge investment of time to write and money to publish, and the only way I can work on something that doesn't sell as well is if the others make up the difference. I want to write more Midsummer stories (and finish Stray Cat Strut, and Gimme Shelter), but it has to be financially viable for me to do so.
I get your inquiries about these books, I hear you, and I promise I'm doing my best. Thank you to those of you who purchase my books. To those who pirate, well...delays and cancellations fall firmly on your shoulders, I'm afraid. I can't work for free.
I'm going to try to finish up the summer release I have in progress at the moment. Keep following the blog for details!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Up for Preorder: BEAUTY

The second Midsummer Suspense Tale (longer this time--category romance length) is currently up for preorder at Kindle, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, iBookstore, and Nook.

The ebook is set for release January 23. The paperback is now available on Amazon.

The preorder/January price is $2.99. February 1, it'll go up to $3.99 due to the length of this one, so get it next month early if you can!

This is Bryar Rosing's story, loosely based on Sleeping Beauty. Fingers crossed that Snow White's will follow in a few months. Right now I'm working on finishing The Book of Love, however--more news soon!



She doesn’t know the danger coming for her...

Awkward, wild child Bryar Rosings was raised in the country by her aunts, isolated from the world at large. Her birth family remains a mystery to her, secrets kept hidden away to prevent a dangerous foe from locating her. Still she longs for a life outside of Midsummer and finally plans to make her big getaway just as soon as she has the money saved up. It’s not like there’s anything else keeping her there.

In running away from his life, he finds what he least expected...

Troubled pop star Sean Philip Sawyer needs a break from life as much as from his career. A quiet town like Midsummer, outside the usual vacation season, seems like the perfect place to forget his past and ignore his future. A chance encounter at a late night beach party, however, turns up the one thing he never thought he’d find: a woman who doesn’t recognize him. Bryar arouses and fascinates him in turn, stirring hope for a future without fame.

But a chance video going viral kicks into motion a decades’ old grudge that threatens not only their love but their lives. As a mysterious, powerful criminal known as The Dragon rises, Bryar’s dark past could spell their end unless Sawyer can save them both.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Books in Print

Just a quick note that my longer titles are currently available in print format.

This includes Cinders, Wild Horses, and Sympathy for the Devil. Future titles will hopefully release in print the same time as ebook when long enough. (At the very least, a long novella like Cinders or a short novel like Wild Horses--anything Sympathy's length, definitely.)

I've had a lot of visitors to the site the past while looking for book updates. As mentioned here, it's been a really tough year for me and my family, and my health has not been great, so writing unfortunately went to the backburner. I still have a lot in progress and will hopefully have some news for you soon, but I've wiped everything off my plate for 2014 and should be back with new releases in the new year.

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased up Cinders and continues to seek out my backlist. Your support is what draws me back when I'm tired and feel like closing up shop for good. I'll endeavor to deliver more stories for you that I sincerely hope you'll enjoy as much as I do.

If you want to be notified about new releases, I have a mailing list for that. You can also follow my Facebook page and you'll find me on Twitter.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Coming Soon: CINDERS (& Other News)

Well, it's been seven months since I've had a new release.

I have a lot in progress and I was hoping THE BOOK OF LOVE would be out by now, but it's not just books on my plate; there's a lot going on at home, a lot of changes, losses in the family, and a long novel is really tough for me right now.

Then along came CINDERS.

It's the first of a few interconnected romantic suspense tales--entirely contemporary, no paranormal--very loosely based on fairy tales. Writer friend Darien Cox (if you're into M/M you must check out his books) encouraged me to go for it and I'm having a blast. The next one, BEAUTY, will follow soon (hopefully). From there, it'll depend on sales to see when I can get some work in.

And that, there, is the reality of things. Some books sell well.

Some don't.

STRAY CAT STRUT was originally scheduled to be written and released by Feb/Mar, but CAT SCRATCH FEVER didn't sell well enough for me to take the time off of work to write the next novella, hence seven months between releases. I'm hoping the Midsummer Suspense Tales will buy me a bit of time to complete some projects, including Cats & Conjure. If you purchase my books, thank you so much, and I'm sorry for the delay but I'm doing the best I can.

CINDERS is currently with my editor and I'll update soon with release details. Although it's a longer novella--37 000 words, or 120 pages or so--and not a full long novel, there's a chance I might do print as well (I *really* want a set of the Midsummer covers on my shelf).


The sad girl he never forgot... 

Things haven’t been the same since the death of Gina Cassidy’s father. It thrust her under the rule of her cruel stepmother and turned the family bakery into something unrecognizable. But now Gina’s an adult, not a frightened child, and she has a plan: figure out what secrets her stepmother has been hiding and how it relates to her father’s death once and for all.

The complication she doesn’t need but desperately wants... 

When wealthy, reformed troublemaker Brennen Prescott weaves his way into her life, her desire for a different future—her desire for him—can’t be denied, even if it upsets the fragile balance around her. But getting close to Brennen puts more than her carefully laid plans in jeopardy: his life will be in danger if she can’t unravel her own dark family secrets in time to save him.

COMING SOON!