Cat’s in the Cradle Pre-order

The cats are back!

This is the penultimate novella of Erik and Addie’s journey and it’s for sale as of September 28 2018.

Because of the gap between Alley Cat and this one, there will be a recap available for download here the day of release. There is one more novella to follow–Year of the Cat–and I do not have an ETA on that one yet, but I’m hoping for soon.

Besides the burnout previous noted, I had more than a few snarky comments accusing me of “forgetting” this series or deliberately leaving readers hanging.

Let me assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. I had back to back years of a high number of releases when I first left my publisher, pretty severe writer burnout, illnesses and deaths in the family over a short period of time (fuck cancer)…and then accusations that I’m merely mucking around “forgetting” about these stories and characters? Nope. No one is more bothered by unfinished series than me. Every time I sit down to work, thoughts of what I have unfinished weighs on me to the point my anxiety gets unbearable. Readers can feel how they like about the books–hate them, delete them from your Kindle, burn the paperbacks–and it’s none of my business, but “I guess our dear author just forgot about the series” (not an exact quote but close) is unnecessary. Books get done when they get done. Beating myself doesn’t finish them any faster, as I’ve had to learn, and I don’t need to be made to feel any more guilty.

Pleasant “Hey, I love these stories–when’s the next one out?” was totally appreciated! It’s heartening to know the stories are enjoyed and anticipated. And to those of you who have been so patient and understanding, I thank you, and I am SO SO SORRY for the length of time between releases. I’ve learned my lesson about series work and, as much as I love the serialized format for Cats & Conjure, it is not likely to be an experiment I repeat.

Without further ado, here’s a reminder of what’s in store for Erik and Addie in this installment:

Conjurer Adelaide Deveraux not only has guardians assembled to protect her Sanctuary but has once again been reunited with her once-dead true love, tiger-shifter Erik Wells.

They’ll need more than a handful of shaman and shifters to protect them this time, however—an even greater foe has risen in Deddeh, a monstrous woman who is capable of sucking the magic and lifeforce from others. If she can gain Addie’s power, it could elevate her to god-like status, bringing out old enemies of the Sanctuary who will eradicate anyone for the greater good.

And with their first child on the way, Erik and Addie have more than ever to lose…

Release Date: September 28, 2018
Genre: IR (bwwm) paranormal romance
Length: 35 000 words (or 110 pages)
Series: Cats & Conjure #5
Format: ebook
Ebook Price: $2.99

Special announcement: THIS BOOK OFFICIALLY ANSWERS A BUNCH OF LONG-RUNNING SERIES QUESTIONS! What’s with all the cats around Addie? Who is the mysterious woman who has been advising her and Erik, both IRL and in visions? What is the true nature of Addie’s power? You find out in this one!

As I said, the final book will follow hopefully by the end of the year/early next. There’ll be a boxset of 4-6 in ebook and paperback, followed by the complete series compiled late next year. There may or may not be a spin-off book–we’ll see!

 

New Preorder: LOST (Midsummer Suspense Tales #6)

Return to the sleepy hamlet of Midsummer for another fairytale-inspired romantic suspense tale! (Hansel and Gretel this time!)

A single father’s worst nightmare has come to pass…

Clive Yates has been a single father for the past five years, raising his young kids on his own after their mother abandoned them. But his whole world is shattered the moment they’re taken, and the police inform him the M.O. resembles that of a long-dormant serial killer of children. The dangerous forest outside of Midsummer is massive, and with no idea where to search, he fears his kids might not be found in time. But there is one person who has seen the killer’s face, a girl who escaped with her brother so many years ago.

She survived what no child should ever suffer…

Fifteen years ago, Greta Weaver and her foster brother were abducted and brought to a cabin of horrors deep in the forest. They escaped, but just barely, both with scars that have made growing up difficult. She’s tried to make a life for herself outside her childhood town, though nightmares plague her sleep and she’s kept herself isolated. Her abductor—almost killer—was never caught, and part of her always remained lost in those woods, afraid of what would happen if he found her.

When Clive comes to her for help, she just wants to hide from the world, but can’t bear the thought of seeing a parent lose his children. She’ll have to confront her fears–and her past–if Clive is ever going to see his kids again.

 

Release Date: March 24, 2017
Genre: IR (bwwm) contemporary romantic suspense
Length: short novel (45K words or 150 pages)
Series: Midsummer Suspense
Format: ebook & paperback
Ebook Price: $3.99
Print Price: $8.99

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(That Nook link will be working in a couple of days.)

 

Hopefully by the time this one releases, I’ll have my next release up for preorder as well–I’m trying to focus on some standalone works for a bit. I’ll revisit Midsummer for the final trilogy toward the end of the year or early next.

New Pre-order: ALLEY CAT

The cats are back!

The fourth Cats & Conjure story is on its way in March.

To those who kindly didn’t send me hatemail for the ending of Stray Cat Strut: THANK YOU. I was tremendously proud of the ending of that story, as sad as it was, and I didn’t want anyone to wait another year for the next one. As I’ve said before, sales are always low with these ones, so I have to squeeze them in between other releases. There are two final books coming, hopefully by the end of the year, and then there’ll be a print collection of the final volume.

Here are the details!

4-AlleyCatAdelaide Deveraux has at last come into her powers, but her gifts have come with a price: she has lost the love of her life. Now surrounded by allies but still utterly alone, she’s seeking to build a new Sanctuary and provide shelter for those who need it, even though none of it will heal her broken heart.

Tiger-shifter Erik Wells was willing to sacrifice everything to save Addie from the psychopathic sorcerer after her, including his life. But despite paying the ultimate price and annihilating their enemy once and for all, he still isn’t at peace. Some greater power is seeking to resurrect Erik, willing to move heaven and hell to see him breathe again. Whether that power is good or evil, he doesn’t know, and he’s running out of time as something’s hunting him in the underworld, seeking to destroy his very soul.

Release Date: March 4, 2016
Genre: IR (bwwm) paranormal romance
Length: 30 000 words (or 100 pages)
Series: Cats & Conjure #4
Format: ebook
Ebook Price: $2.99
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I’m also halfway through the next Midsummer Suspense Tale, Gold, so stay tuned for that in the spring (and news about the future of the Midsummer Suspense series)!

Preorder: THE BOOK OF LOVE

I’m pleased to announce that my new novel The Book of Love is up for preorder on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, ARe, and iTunes.

This is a contemporary romance about a jaded romance writer and his new editor, with some elements of humor and a bit of suspense. It’s a full-length novel, about 70 000 words (around the length of Sympathy for the Devil). The official release date is June 5.

It will also be available in paperback early May.

There is a brief excerpt from when I was writing it last year available here.

In July, the first Midsummer Suspense Tales boxset will release. I am aiming for I WHO HAVE NOTHING to release at last around September or so, depending on how writing it goes. Toward the end of the year, I’d like to get written and released STRAY CAT STRUT and possibly BEAST. Sales of SNOW haven’t been too bad so I’ll look at the numbers in the fall and decide if the series is continuing. Thank you to everyone who has purchased it so far.

Romance editor Janaeh Forrester is a problem solver. A Jill of all trades, she’s worked in all aspects of publishing and no challenge is too big for her to overcome. It’s this reputation that leads her new employer to send her after the elusive Delilah Daniels, their top selling romance writer, who won’t deliver her latest manuscript and made the last editor quit. 


But “Delilah” is nothing that Janaeh expects. It’s the pen name of Carter Daniels, a thirty-something man as sexy as he is arrogant and frustrating. 


Six months have passed since Carter’s divorce was finalized and writing happily-ever-afters seems like a lie he can no longer tell. When Janaeh shows up at his door with a schedule in hand and threats to take back his advance if he doesn’t meet his deadlines, he assumes it’s a joke. But his attractive new editor is there to see that he finishes the book, driving him mad with both irritation and desire. 


Her presence stirs up something far more sinister, however: Janaeh is directly in the path of Carter’s more fanatical followers, and someone will stop at nothing to get her out of the way.

Release Date: June 5, 2015 
Genre: IR (bwwm) contemporary romance (with some humor and suspense)
Length: novel (70K words or 220 pages) 
Series: standalone 
Format: ebook & paperback 
Ebook Price: $4.99 
Print Price: $10.49 
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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