Friday, June 10, 2022

Ashleigh's New Newsletter -- Featuring YOU!

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

Every two weeks, I sit at my computer and think about what to share with you. You may find this hard to believe, but it's not always easy.

This week, while I was staring at my computer, I received an email that inspired me to try something new. After much consideration and tweaking, I decided it couldn't hurt to try.

So, for the rest of the summer, I want to feature you, my readers. And, not just any feature. I want to share your book reviews.

Do you have a book blog? Do you like reviewing books on Amazon or Goodreads? If so, shoot me an email. I will post your most recent review in my next newsletter.

Here's a sample of what it will look like:

Guest Book Blogger

Ashleigh Stevens

I Don't Date Superheroes

To the world Hana is an army medic. Not even her closest friends and coworkers realize that she treats superheroes for the Enhanced Humans Agency. One night, after a long day at work, a patient breaks into her apartment seeking help. After nearly being killed by the people following him, Hana joins his quest for safety. Unsure of what is happening or whom to trust, Hana must figure out why someone is kidnapping superheroes without forgetting her mantra: do NOT fall for a superhero.

One of my biggest problems with this story was the editing. There were many places with excessive dialogue tags, repetitive words, and shifts in tenses or point of view. There were also misused or missing words. I found these editing errors distracting and it was difficult to get through the first chapter.

Once I was able to overlook these issues, I found I liked the story. There was a decent plot, a decent subplot, and strong backstories. However, it all moved a little too quickly and I felt key details were often forgotten. This was exemplified in the climax of the story. The ending was a little of a letdown. Without any spoilers, I will say that there was a lot of potential for action that was missed. I felt like important details were missing from a key scene.

Overall, I would rate this story four stars and look forward to reading the sequel.

About the Reviewer

Ashleigh is a true bibliophile. She loves books so much, she likes to write them. She also enjoys reading and editing them. She focuses on mystery, romance, and young adult, but you will also find reviews for other genre as well.

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Would you like to be a guest reviewer in my newsletter? Send me an email and I'll feature your recent review in my next newsletter!

Hartfield Chronicles

Hartford Chronicles
Season 4 of Hartfield Chronicles has arrived!

When Melinda is invited to join a new dance class, she sees this as her big break, a chance to advance her skills. Before she can accept, however, another kind of break stops her in her tracks.

Pat wants to be the supportive boyfriend, but his efforts seem to be making Melinda uncomfortable. He can’t go to his own friends for advice, because they can’t understand.

After Melinda calls for another type of break, she and Pat must examine their relationship to determine whether they are meant for each other.

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.

Here's what you missed:

  • Episode 81: Melinda and Pat go on a date, but things don't go quite as Pat planned
  • Episode 82: It may be after curfew, but Melinda and Pat discuss what happened earlier in the evening

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Sign up for email updates and, as a thank you, you will receive access to bonus chapters from the Hartfield Chronicles.

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Members of the Hammerhead club receive episodes one month early.
Check out the website for more information.

Free Books

Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge

A ghost story with suspense and sweet romance set in a Greek mountain village

A young man determined to protect his girl... A teenage boy offering prophecies... and a series of unexplained events.

A young man determined to protect his girl... A strange boy offering prophecies... and a series of unexplained events.

Lefteris and his darling girl, Evgenia, live a quiet and happy life together in a mountain village in Zagori, Greece. One day, as Lefteris crosses an old stone bridge, he meets a strange boy who warns him that Evgenia is in danger.

What follows is a series of astounding events as the boy’s prophecies of mortal danger continue, and Lefteris does his best to protect his girl. Now, he considers reverting to his old ways of solving all differences with his fists. Will he allow himself to resort to violence? How does the mysterious boy on the bridge fit in all this? And why does he refuse to meet Evgenia? Could it be that he is not of this world?

Daughter of Secrets

Daughter of Secrets

A romantic suspense novel with steam

A 'boring' accountant inherits a fortune from her mother's secret first husband

Staying in a haunted Romanian castle is bad. Dying in one is worse.

For quiet accountant Olivia Carter, the fortune she inherits from her late mother’s secret first husband is life-changing. Unaware of her mother’s ties to Romanian fast-food mogul Andrei Rusu, Olivia is baffled when she discovers the billionaire has left everything to her instead of to his own penniless sister Elena in Romania.

Venturing to Europe to meet with the neglected branch of the Rusu family, Olivia is determined to make things right.

But from the moment Olivia arrives, her time in this romantic country of rolling hills and fairytale castles seems doomed…

Kind-hearted tourist guide Christian has a sick mother and four sisters to feed. But with his van one wheel away from the junkyard, business is not exactly booming. So how could he possibly say no to Elena Rusu when she offers him a nice chunk of money to drive an American heiress around? Even if every soul in town knows not to cross paths with Elena…

But when Christian is ordered to drop Olivia off for a stay at the derelict Magura Castle – the most haunted place in all of Romania – Olivia and Christian start to question every detail of her family trip.

Mrs. Henderson's Limp

Mrs Henderson's Limp

Elise Henderson is dropped into occupied France just before D-Day to track a Panzer Division
Elise survives the parachute jump but can she survive the cat and mouse game with the Waffen SS?

Elise Henderson is a Special Operations Executive radio operator. She is parachuted into southern France in May 1944 to track and report on the movements of the 2nd SS (Das Reich) Panzer Division which is there recuperating from the Eastern Front. The Allies know that when the D-Day landings commence, the division will be moved north. Whilst resting and refitting, the division has been 'keeping its hand in' by participating in the suppression of the French resistance (Maquis).

Elise waits for the D-Day landings to occur and then starts her mission. What she witnesses changes her forever.

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Secret Supers

Secret Supers

What happens when 'differently-abled' people become 'super-abled'?

Jeremy Gentle fell flat on his face at therapy. That was normal since he had cerebral palsy. But his new superpower wasn't normal.

Then things got weirder when his best friend, Dan Elanga, got a different superpower. But Dan was still blind.

Kayla Verdera and Aubrey Wilcosky, two girls in their middle-school special ed class, discovered they too had new superpowers. Kayla was mute and needed a walker. Aubrey lost two legs and used crutches. But they were as powerful as the boys.

What should the four friends do? Jeremy knew if the word got out, it'd be a media circus. Then they started fighting crime, as the Secret Supers. Who knew a disability could be a perfect disguise? No one would ever think of disabled kids as superheroes. Then they ran into problems they never expected.

Where Weavers Daire

Where Weavers Daire

Stuk on the Hollow Book 1

Ten years after the last war, Melinda Scott discovers something in deep space and is dragged back into a world her family was banished from. Now with Necromancers to her left, Liches to her right and humanity in the middle it’s up to her to figure out why someone is trying to kill her. Where Weavers Daire is the first book in a new rip-roaring space opera series in the same vein as Babylon 5, Firefly, Farscape and Star Wars!

The Strangled Servant

The Strangled Servant

The Perfect Poison Murders Book 1

He believes in her innocence, but could he be falling for a killer?
Welcome to book 1 in the exciting new series The Perfect Poison Murders from bestselling author E.L. Johnson!

1806 Hertfordshire - The worst held secret in town is that shy Poppy Morton has been in love with Tom since they were children. Unfortunately, Tom has long been in love with Mary, Poppy’s vivacious best friend.

When Tom proposes marriage to Mary, it breaks Poppy’s heart, But when Mary demands Poppy break his heart in return by refusing his offer for her, Poppy refuses. She won’t destroy Tom’s hopes and ruin their friendship, even if it means losing her own heart in the process.

But Mary won’t take no for an answer, and when the best friends have the fight to end all fights, Poppy ends it by shoving Mary through a glass door.

Shocked, heartbroken, and humiliated, Poppy flees. But the next day a handsome constable, Henry Dyngley, shows up at her door. A carriage has overturned on the road and a young woman’s body has been found. Poppy is the only suspect.

Will Poppy be able to prove her innocence? Or will she lose her heart again as she and Dyngley search for a killer?

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