- Katie Ashley
- Atlanta, GA, United States
- I am the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best Selling author of The Proposition, Proposal, Music of the Heart, and Nets and Lies. I am represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich for all books except for Proposition and Proposal.
- ► 2014 (22)
- ► 2013 (43)
Well, hello there, strangers! I'm blushing now because it's been soooo long since I've posted. Single motherhood + running your own business = a crazy Katie!
But I'm here today to tell you about my latest book, Running Mate. It's a romantic comedy with a political spin. I know it seems crazy with all the divisiveness going on in our politics that I would write and release a presidential campaign themed book, but rest easy that there is not one mention of the word Republicans, Democrats, or Independents. It's just a fun, sexy, laugh-out-loud type of read.
Here are the buy links!
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD1663T
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XD1663T
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XD1663T
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XD1663T
Amazon FR: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B06XD1663T
Kobo, Scribid, & Foundry https://www.books2read.com/u/3yPORe
Apple and Barnes and Noble are coming soon!!
So what's the book about? Well, here's the blurb!
The name’s Barrett Callahan. Yeah, that Barrett Callahan—the one the press dubbed “Bare” after those naked sexting pictures surfaced. At twenty-five, I was armed with an MBA from Harvard, an executive position at my father’s Fortune 500 company, a penthouse, and a different piece of delectable eye candy in my bed every weekend. I had a life most men dreamed of. But then my father decided to run for president, and my playboy lifestyle became a liability to his campaign that was built on family values. My “makeover” comes in the form of a fake fiancée who I don't even get to choose--one who is an uptight, choirgirl acting priss but also sexy-as-hell.
My latest relationship had gone down in flames, and I was drowning in a sea of student loans when in true Godfather status, James Callahan made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Seven figures for seven months on the campaign trail pretending to be the adoring fiancée of his son, Barrett. As soon as he won the election, our engagement would be dissolved amicably for the press, I was free to ride off into the sunset a million dollars richer, and because of the NDA, no one would be the wiser. Sure, I’d never met the guy, but I’d been a theater nerd in high school. I could pull off any role from Lady Macbeth to Maria Von Trapp. But that was before I met my fake fiancé—the infuriating, self-absorbed, egotistical, drop-dead-sexy King of the Manwhores.
The race will be a fight to the death finish, and that’s not even the actual campaign.
Wanna read the first two chapters? Check them out over at Wattpad!
But now it will be debuting on the 3 Year Anniversary of The Proposition's release, Oct. 30th, 2015!!
Here's the blurb!!
Yeah, the blog has been kinda sad, hasn't it? Like a tumbleweed blowing in the wind. Since Melody of the Heart's release and the announcement of the upcoming Subordination, there has been so much going on personally and professionally for me, which unfortunately correlated in me forgetting all about the fact I had a blog!!
First of all, I am so, so excited that my first traditionally published book, Vicious Cycle, is coming out in 19 days!!
Here's the PREORDER link and blurb in case you need some refreshing:
Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hells Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.
Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.
The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.
I know a lot of you guys have been waiting on this one since I did announce it before I took the book deal, and then publishing houses set up their own publication schedules. Since October, I have also had to deliver the 2nd and 3rd books in the series, along with copy edits and revisions on Vicious Cycle. So that has taken a lot of my time to work on an independent book. Also some personal issues(see below) sidelined me.
Here's the cover, blurb, and PREORDER link for Redemption Road, which releases October 6.
Born and bred into the Hells Raiders MC, Nathaniel “Reverend” Malloy lives and dies for his brothers. But when he becomes the unexpected savior of a rival club’s captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to nurse Annabel back to health—and to shelter her from the nightmares that torment her.
Once Annabel heals, she’s stunned to realize she is falling for the seductive man who saved her. Faced with their impossible attraction, can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he’s ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?
The second big thing that has hit both professionally and personally is I'm expecting my first baby next month!! Right after Melody came out, I found out I was pregnant, and then about seven weeks into the pregnancy, the intense nausea and vomiting hit. Throwing up fifteen times a day took a lot out of me physically and emotionally, and I eventually had to get on medication, which limited me to throwing up only a few times a day. Thankfully, my baby girl is a strong, little trooper and is doing well. She should be here a few weeks after the release of Vicious Cycle.
SO, between my commitments to Penguin and a high-risk pregnancy, I haven't been able to get out Drop Dead Sexy or Subordination like I wanted to. Under my contract with Penguin, I can put out new titles in August, December, and January, and I'm hoping to get Drop Dead Sexy and Subordination to you in August and December.
THANK YOU and BIG HUGS for reading my books and supporting me as an author. I think you're going to be really wowed with Vicious Cycle and the series. I'm immensely proud of how much I stretched myself as a writer to bring something dark, gritty, and unexpected to my readers.
Here's the blurb:
For most people, the word Domme conjures up an image of tight black leather, spiked heels and snapping bull whips. A woman who emasculates men and drags them around metaphorically by the balls while literally tethering them to a sparkly leash. But it's so much more than that. I'm so much more than that. The men I take on as a sub aren't looking for the Mistress of the Dark. They want the kinky version of the American-as-apple pie, girl-next-door who'll make them do things they would never ask any wife, girlfriend, or lover for. After all, isn't it against nature for men to be submissive? History has shown us time and time again that men are the natural-born dominators of the world — conquering and subjugating mankind, animals, and nature to their will.
But the truth goes back to when it all began — a ripe, delectable piece of fruit that became the first act of a woman's domination over man. Thousands of years later, it's still the same. Offer them a ripe piece of yourself — of your knowledge to what they desire — and they succumb every time. To bend a man's will is the greatest power and pleasure you will ever know.
Outside the walls of the exclusive club where I work, I'm all the things my subs think I am. I'm the graduate student with a 4.0. The loving daughter of poverty-stricken parents. The very first one in her staunchly blue-collar family to have the opportunity to go to college — to claw her way out of the endless dead-end jobs and debt collectors. What the scholarships didn't cover, my earnings at the club did. I would go from teaching men to be submissive to teaching students.
Just as I got ready to walk out of the club and embrace the new future I'd worked so hard to obtain, he walked through the doors. He sought me out among all the others. He wanted breaking. He wanted to submit. He wanted to be controlled.
But like that forbidden fruit so long ago, his submission had a price. One that could destroy us both.
Here's a Teaser Trailer:
And here's the Preorder link!
I'd like to say that was the last time I've ever dealt with suicidal thoughts. 2012 was not only the year that I finally had writing success, but it was also the year I didn't think I would survive. In May, my grandmother, who had become my mother after I lost mine, died very unexpectedly of a heart attack. I was at her house every day, talked her three to four times a day...she was my world. The last symbol of the once happy family I had. Without a husband or children, I felt completely alone. In the midst of having to change schools and deal with estate business, I hit a rock bottom I didn't even know existed.