Friday, March 4, 2022

A Cookie Bribery -- or is it a reward?

This Week's Newsletter
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This week's newsletter contains the following features:
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What's new with Ashleigh?

I don't know about you, but most days, it still feels like winter here in New England. While waiting for spring, I've been trying to catch up on my reading. But, I need some incentive.

So, I have decided to reward myself. For every 100 pages I read, I will treat myself to a homemade cookie. I have made a batch of chocolate chunk cookies, freezing the batter so I may bake one cookie at a time to enjoy while I read. But what about for next week? What are some of your favorite cookies?

In other news, I have another book ready to be published. Follow me on twitter, instagram, TikTok, or my blog to see my cover reveal next Friday, March 11. I am so excited about this one and I can't wait to share it with you.

Hartfield Chronicles

Hartford Chronicles Hartfield Chronicles will resume on April 1st.
Members of the Hammerhead Club can start reading Season 4 now!

Hartfield Chronicles follows the lives of Melinda, Pat, and their friends as they navigate their way through boarding school life. Each episode features two stories, one from Melinda's point of view and one from Pat's, along with an excerpt from Melinda's writing journal. New episodes are published every Friday.

Reviews from Ashleigh's Bookshelf

Year 1: Renegade
For young adult readers

Year 1: Renegade

Tamara Hart Heiner

Unlike the teenagers who have just arrived at the Guardian Angel Academy, Jez has not just completed her life on earth. She is a transfer student, wingless and bound by chains. While her instructors think she is trying to learn how to become a Guardian, she is actually on a mission from her master.

check out my review
Goodbye Sea Angel
For mystery readers

Goodbye Sea Angel

Anne Shillolo

When Detective Constable Holly Towns agreed to serve as security on the Sea Angel party boat, she never expected to end up in the middle of a storm. Or that one of the passengers would leave in a body bag. Or that she would be in charge of the investigation because the rest of her team is too busy dealing with a sniper back on the mainland. As if that wasn't enough, she's still haunted by a cold case: the death of her parents. Will she be able to solve any of these cases before any more lives are lost?

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Free Books

Molly's Big Decision

Molly's Big Decision

A heart-warming tale of wonder with a surprising twist

Once an orphan, now a princess!

Never in her wildest dreams did nine-year-old Molly believe she could be loved again.

Molly’s fed up with the cruel Mr and Mrs Furrows who run the orphanage. She wants out.

When a mysterious palace appears outside her bedroom, she thinks ... Now’s my chance.

Molly is invited to join the royal family, but there’s a catch. It involves a secret mission and magic tokens.

She has only one month to complete her mission and accept the king’s invitation. If she doesn’t, will she ever get another chance to get away from Mr and Mrs Furrows?

Join Molly on her adventure and discover the hidden message of the story - secret missions happen every day when you’re a child of God.

This beautifully illustrated children's chapter book, is for 7 - 9 year old readers.



When hiding in plain sight backfires

Old conflict, old victims

Twenty-six years ago, the Allied President and his entourage of galactic movers and shakers, had tried to sign a treaty with a world that was slowly being swallowed by the pirates and warlords of New Hebrides. That attempt ended in horrendous tragedy. It seems that the Federation wants to try again to do what they failed to accomplish, in such spectacular fashion—sign the hugely significant treaty on a totally insignificant space post, Stratton. Once again the conditions are just right…for those who want to see this event succeed and for those who want to see it fail.

Witch's Jewel

Witch's Jewel

Urban fantasy with a mystery twist

A magical heirloom. Jealous enemies. Is karate enough to keep this barista alive?

A sorcerous jewel. A mysterious uncle. Can a barista keep her magical heirloom safe from murderous crooks?

Kit Melbourne longs to quit her brother’s coffee shop to pursue her artistic dreams. And despite the temptation to sell the sought-after enchanted gem she inherited from her uncle, she promises her family to protect it at all costs. But when her brother’s tea-leaf reading predicts her imminent death, she’s terrified to discover those who want it will kill to make it theirs.

Forced to dig into her late relative’s murky past, Kit is doubly shocked when she learns the artifact’s mighty power cannot be transferred unless its caretaker is dead. But despite her command of karate and fierce vampiric allies, her attackers show no sign of giving up their relentless lethal pursuit.

Has Kit’s vow not to sell sealed her doom?

Would you like some free books in exchange for an honest review?

YA Review Be a Good Girl
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Other Books on Sale

North Oak

North Oak

Books 1-3

In this special compilation of books 1 through 3 of the North Oak series, you'll discover and relive Alex's first year at North Oak. The trilogy contains:

Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law.
When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven.
Money can't buy love, but it just might secure Alex's future. Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime?

A new year has come to North Oak, and with it a new life for Alexandra Anderson. Still haunted by Ashley’s brutal death, Alex worries she won’t seem grateful if she’s unhappy. To make it worse, Promenade has been nominated to the Keeneland Yearling Sale. She’s going to lose everything… again.
It’s too painful to let love in and easier to be angry at the world for her abusive past than to let it go. Easier to put up walls so no one knows she’s hurting. Will Alex be able to open her heart to others when its still battling personal demons? Or will she go so deep into herself that no one can reach her?

When a terrible accident shakes the Showmans, Alex finds herself questioning her place in the family. Feeling like a second class citizen, she turns once again to find her solace in horse racing.
With a new filly to manage with Brooke, and Venus Galaxies's first foal on the way, the girls must rely on each other to make things work out.
But will a handsome, foreign newcomer split them apart once again?

On the heels of Joanna Campbell’s beloved Thoroughbred Series, and Walter Farley’s Black Stallion, comes a brand new young adult horse racing series that will sweep you away like a runaway Thoroughbred.

Silver Spice

Silver Spice

A SciFi Alien Romance

My spirit mate had eyes for another, yet her spirit called to mine. While my ancillary heart pumped andrenalyne through my veins, I warred with my instincts to pummel the male she favored, but her preference can't be forced. She must choose me.

Another battle takes precedence to mine when an unimagined conflict wages in the sky above us. The clouds burned with the battle as their ash rained down on our heads, making my role in the survival of my species paramount. It was vital that I tempered my rage, so I could work together with the male I wanted to thrash.

A nerdy girl from the inside out, I had never been faced with having two males vying for my attention. Never considered a pretty girl, it's both strange and exhilarating to feel so desired. Who should I choose? The male I've grown attached or the newcomer who called to my soul?

There was no time to savor my novel situation. With the safety of so many resting on the success of our mission, I must set aside my personal needs until later. For now, the three of us must work together as a team to penetrate the dome so the warriors can retake the city of Huren.

One Will Too Many

One Will Too Many

A Julia Fairchild Mystery

A wealthy banker with a long list of secrets dies.
The bizarre crime scene stumps the local police…
… but a young doctor could be the key to solving the case.
Internist Julia Fairchild encounters banker Jay moments too late - the poor man is near death in his own dining room. At first no one can figure out what killed him, but the coroner soon confirms that it was homicide: Jay died of methanol poisoning, and now a murderer is on the loose.
Julia knows how to catch a killer and she can cut through the noise like a scalpel through skin. She agrees to help the understaffed police force solve the case, but each clue only complicates her investigation further. Can Julia dissect the deadly riddle and nail the perp, or will this be the first time a monster succeeds in giving her the slip?

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