First...are you going to be in New Orleans next week? I am! I’ll be at the RT convention in New Orleans May 14th through the 18th. There’s a huge book fair on Sat the 17th, and it’s open to the public. Details are here: https://www.rtconvention.com/
Well, there’s a lot—beginning with the release of my first ever independently published ebook! I’m taking a lot of license when I use the word, ‘independent’. My agent, the wonderful Nicole Resciniti, is helping me quite a bit. She hired a NY editor with 15 years of experience to do a thorough edit. My fabulous cover was made by the talented graphic artist, Holly Kennedy (who happens to be my daughter.)
Fans were crying out for more cute covers like I had for the Strange Neighbors series. Sometimes you have to ‘do it yourself’ to get the result you (and your fans) really want.
Now I am called a “hybrid author.” I still write for traditional publishers and my own company, Imagination Unlimited.
I was able to send out an early unedited copy of my “Indie” to a reviewer for a quote, and here it is!
“Entertainment abounds when a coven of witches whip up a few spells to help their friend hold onto her bakery while losing her heart. Can a long distance romance work between a cowboy and a baker if they believe in magic?”
--Dorine Linnen, Romance Junkies
And here are snippets from the first ten reviews on Amazon.com
“…how can you go wrong with witches & cupcakes???? I am already hooked & this is just the first book. Can't wait for the next one.”
Shelsky, Amazon reviewer
Just try to put it down after you start reading it! I double dog dare you. If you can put it down it won't be for long. Every book Chase has written leaves you begging for more. What are you waiting for? Stop reading my review and get started. You'll be glad you did. :)
Autumn, Amazon reviewer
Ashlyn Chase has the most amazing unique ability to put a recipe together to make an EPIC Book! A book that has just the right amount of ingredients! Paranormal, Romance, Comedy & YUMMY FOOD all blended together perfectly to come up with this amazing story!
Brandy Blackerby, Amazon reviewer
I absolutely loved this book. Not only does it have comedy but also a great story. I fell in love w/all the characters….This is a new series by the wonderful Ashlyn Chase. If you loved her other books like Strange Neighbors, Werewolf Upstairs, & Vampire Next Door. I guarantee you will love this one…Just go buy the book & dive into the bewitching bakery. :)
Maranda, Amazon reviewer
Ashlyn Chase has done it again! I feel bad that I have set up such high expectations for this author but with every book she releases she not only meets my elevated expectations she exceeds them… She transports me to a place where I suspend my disbelief and just let go… I loved the full cast of characters I met in the first book of this new series. I cannot wait to read more about them all.
Venus, reviewer for Musings and Writings from a Super Sexy Roman Goddess
This was the best combination of some of my favorite things in paranormal romance…Ashlyn Chase has outdone herself with this one…
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a story that will keep you interested…
Wendy, reviewer for Wicked Wolves and Dreaming Dragons
Ashlyn Chase Has done it again! I’m telling you I have never picked up one of her books and been disappointed…The Cupcake Coven is not any different. I love the story and the characters perfect mix of paranormal and romance, for any reader.
LorettaLynn, Amazon reviewer
Another great book from a fantastic author. The cover brings you in and the characters are great. I can't wait for the next one.
Mary Mitchell, Amazon reviewer
Ok, Ashlyn Chase fans. The new series is here! If you have read her other books, then you know that it will have some suspense, some comic moments, and romance. If you haven't read any of her books, well what are you waiting for?...Plenty of good secondary characters for support, throw in some magic and a great story is had by all.
Debra Lynn Lipe, Amazon reviewer
Ashlyn is my go to author for feel good funny quirky supernatural reads. She has done it again with this book…I laughed out loud.
Mortal Sinn, Amazon reviewer
I also have news re: my traditionally published books.
I just signed a contract for two more novels in the Flirting with Fangs series! Here’s the announcement in Publisher’s Weekly:
Ashlyn Chase's fourth and fifth books in her paranormal romance FLIRTING WITH FANGS series, featuring sexy displaced dragons from Ireland relocating to Boston where they find friends, family and love, to Cat Clyne at Sourcebooks, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2015, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.
And did I mention the first two books in that series are available in Audio?
Thank you to everyone who supports my career, regardless of the direction it takes! Where would I be without you? Probably holed up in my writing cave, wishing someone would read and enjoy my wackadoodle imagination. No big blog tour this time, but I’ll blog with a few special friends and you can find those dates and links, plus up to the minute news here: http://ashlynchase.blogspot.com/