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)!

Cats & Conjure – New Release, Sale, Recap, and Giveaways

The third Cats & Conjure novella is finally here!

 

Recap and Sale

If you missed the previous books in the series, both are available for 99c EVERYWHERE for another couple of weeks.

If you read the books back when they first released in 2013 and need a refresher before launching into the third, you can download that here.

 

Giveaway

I’m at Romance Novels in Color today with a brief interview about Stray Cat Strut and my writing. You’ll also find a giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC open to a few different countries. You have a week to enter to win. There’s also a Q&A over at Darien Cox’s website. Tuesday I have a guest post talking about the Beauty and the Beast influence on Addie and Erik, “Though Lovers Be Lost“.

I’m also giving away a copy of any book from my backlist–enter to win at the bottom of this post.

 

New release

Without further ado, here is the info about Stray Cat Strut (want an excerpt? There’s one here as well as at some of the places I have guest posts).

StrayCatStrut-KindleAdelaide Deveraux has escaped her enemy’s compound along with her tiger-shifter lover, Erik Wells, but the home that had once been her sanctuary is now gone, burned to the ground and leaving them with no choice but to go on the run.

At least Erik knows a thing or two about running; he’s been doing it for most of his life, and he’s determined to keep Addie safe. Between their handful of allies and Addie’s growing magic, he thinks they just might have enough resources to survive, and, for the first time in his life, sees a future for himself and the woman he loves.

But the powerful sorcerer on their tail has more than owning Addie in his sights. Now he’s also out for revenge and not everyone will make it out alive…

Release Date: September 18, 2015
Genre: IR (bwwm) paranormal romance
Length: 32 000 words (or 100 pages)
Series: Cats & Conjure #3
Format: ebook
Ebook Price: $2.99

 

What about print?

Cats&ConjureVolI-lgFor those who prefer print, you can order the complete first volume of Cats & Conjure stories now (although the official release date was October 2). It’s available on Amazon and CreateSpace. There will be an ebook boxset in the future, likely January-ish.

 

Is the series done?

There are more books in this series–three more. Unfortunately, they don’t sell well. This means I can’t rush and write them all at once–I hate to harp on this, but I literally cannot afford to, not when I invest more money in them than they’re going to make back. At this point I am only completing them because I don’t want to leave the handful of fans who love and buy the books hanging. I hope to have the last three out next year, but if this third does poorly, I may have to do some shuffling. Please do not yell at me for the delay. When books sell, I can write more of them faster; when they don’t, everyone has to wait. Yelling at me does not make me write faster, it just makes me feel more guilty, which is not conductive to writing.

Please only obtain legal copies of my books. I’m paid on a per-purchase basis, and invest my own time and money into publishing my work. If you enjoy books, don’t steal them. Massive thanks to those who do get things legally and support their favourite writers–it helps enormously and you are the reason I will finish this series.

 

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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

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!

Updated Buy Links + Freebie

Okay I’ve spent the past two days getting everything re-uploaded to resellers and then updating all the buy links.

At the moment everything (nearly; more in a second) is available at Kindle, AllRomanceeBooks, and Smashwords. Within the next couple of weeks the books will be on B&N, Kobo, and others (in some cases for the first time). The links on the left sidebar go to Amazon as that’s where most of my sales are, however, on the individual book pages you’ll find more links to where things are for sale.

If you haven’t read this post yet, please do so, as it explains (sort of) what’s up. I am so, so sorry for any inconvenience but from here on out, everything should be smooth.

Temporarily, Amazon reader reviews and the like are gone. I expect they’ll return in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I’ve made notes on all the pages explaining that the books are previously published so hopefully there is no confusion.  For the moment, all the prices are the same as they were previously while I get a handle on things.

And, as thanks for your support, my first novella Near to You will be temporarily FREE on Amazon! Stay tuned for details.