Freebies! Discounts! And NEWS!

First, Near to You–my debut contemp erotic romance novella–is temporarily FREE on Amazon. Now through Friday, you can download it freely. Head here. For the next few months it’s exclusively on Amazon–sorry about that, but it’s the only way I could do the freebie through them.

Next!  The first Stirling Falls book, Wild Horses, is temporarily FREE on AllRomanceeBooks. This will only be for a short while to promote Sympathy for the Devil, which is discounted by 25% at ARe as well.

Finally, I’m just about done Cats in Heat (Cats & Conjure #1)–it’ll be to my editor by the end of the week. I’m aiming for an October 25th release date. When it’s up for preorder, I’ll post.

Well, it’s been a crazy busy few days, and now it’s back to work for me. I hope you pick up some freebies and, if you think about it, please spread the word to your friends!

~Asha

“Where is the next Circle of Friends book?” & Reader Questions

I think the number one search term that brings readers to my blog is “Still in Love with You” Asha King.

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? came out in May, Wild Horses was in June, and Broken Heart‘s sequel was due out last July.

Then that thing happened where I got grumpy and didn’t write for a while.

I tried to get back on the proverbial horse, I did. We’d aimed for Still in Love with You to come out in August. Then September. I mean, it’s a 16-17K word novella–it shouldn’t be that difficult to write, should it?

But I didn’t write a word for four months.

I don’t mean to harp on anything, folks. I know that 95% of the people reading this wouldn’t dream of pirating a book (which, as a friend once said, stealing from a writer is like stealing from a homeless person–we make so little money, it’s a terrible thing to do). And I don’t particularly want to even be talking about this, but I feel bad every time I see someone looking for a book that was promised but isn’t out yet. This is the reality I can’t help and it’s just one of the consequences of these things; every time I look at that doc, I just associate it with a particularly awful time in my writing life.

I also realized I much, much prefer romantic suspense to straight contemporary romance. I’m not as comfortable writing a non life-or-death conflict, and while many readers object to shorter novellas, I honestly have trouble trying to drag out relationship-based conflict when everyone just having a grownup conversation will suffice. It’s a great genre but I think I’m better at writing suspense.

So as it stands, Still in Love with You is still contracted, still in progress, and will still hopefully be released a few months from now. It’s just not the project I’m focusing on at this moment. I’d like to get some other work out there, both romantic suspense and a paranormal romance I’ve been plotting for a while.

What am I working on? Still plugging away at I Who Have Nothing, which I hope to finish by the end of the month and then see if my editor likes it, and afterward I’ll try to jump into Sympathy for the Devil–I’m pursuing some longer projects at the moment, which all take more time. I also signed an audiobook contract for Wild Horses so I might have news on that front soon.

But, lesson learned, I’m not going to give any projected dates or publicly mention deadlines, as anything can happen.

As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope you can join me for what I have planned for the new year.

-Asha

New Release: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
A Circle of Friends Novella

Joshua Lee Merrill has been a playboy for years, never content to settle and convinced there’s no such thing as “the right one”—just “the right now.” For a while, his friends thought he had the perfect woman—until she summarily dumped him and gave his ego a severe thrashing. His group of friends are there to help with his broken heart…but it’s his old pal Derica who suddenly has him hot with desire.

Derica Washington nursed a crush on her friend J.L. for years while he went through a string of girlfriends and never gave her a second look. But now he’s broken-hearted, alone, and his sights are set on her at last. She’s determined not to give in to him, though turning the love ’em and leave ’em attitude on him is tempting. And it can’t hurt to indulge this once…can it?

You can get *all* your preferred formats at various resellers for your ereader of choice.

Phaze Books: http://phaze.com/book.php?title=How+Can+You+Mend+a+Broken+Heart%3F

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/How-Mend-Broken-Heart-ebook/dp/B0081LEHG8/

All Romance eBooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-howcanyoumendabrokenheart-789250-168.html

I was very nervous about this release–it’s the first of three connected novellas (as you might guess from the titles, I was listening to a lot of old Al Green songs at the time), and I hope readers enjoy!

The Good News…& The Bad.

Well, due to a title having to be delayed and my next release all ready, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? is coming early! You’ll get to read my next novella in less than a week, avaialble for sale Tuesday, May 8.

This is the first of three connected novellas and I’m very pleased to share it with you. I sincerely hope it’s enjoyed as much as Near to You, and that you’ll join me for future stories with the characters.

The bad news is that Wild Horses, tentatively slated for June 5, is being delayed. This is my fault, as I don’t have the book ready yet and I don’t want to rush my editor. I’ve been given a two week extention so hopefully you’ll see it June 19 instead. I’ve been getting a lot of blog hits about it and I’ve heard the publisher has received several emails about it. I’m thrilled it’s anticipated by readers and I’m sorry for the delay, but I promise I’ll get it to you soon.

Well, that’s it! I’ll have butterflies well into next week, while I wait and see how the new story is received.

To everyone who stops by here, thank you for your support!

Asha

New Novella Finished – And a Big THANK YOU to Readers!

The other night, I finished my next novella. It needs another readthrough and some cleaning up, but I’m glad to have it done. It’ll be ready to send in to the editor shortly. I’m taking a little break and then I’ll go on to finish Wild Horses and hopefully have that turned in by the end of April.

Busy busy!

I’d also like to send my thanks to everyone who purchased Near to You (though only those who stumble across my humble blog will see this): it not only has bestseller status on All Romance eBooks, climbing the interracial charts, but it also for a time hit #88 on Amazon’s top 100 erotica list on Kindle.

Wow!

Thank you again, and I hope those who have read it sincerely enjoy it.

~Asha