Friday, August 5, 2022

Tales of Adventure

This Week's Newsletter
YA Romance Whodunit
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This week's newsletter contains the following features:
(Feel free to skip ahead to what you want to read)

What's new with Ashleigh?

As I mentioned in my last newsletter, we recently completed a trip to Atlanta. Despite the fact it ended with the entire family contracting Covid, the adventure was amazing in so many ways, but mostly because while I sat by the washing machine every night, I was inspired to write. A lot!

But the inspiration didn't stop there. I was also inspired to change my newsletter a little. I was thinking that instead of telling you about what's going on with me every two weeks, I would share story excerpts with you instead.

These stories would be episodic, much like a television show has a different episode each week. I would have a link to previous episodes, so you could catch up on any you might have missed.

The downside, however, is that I cannot at this time send out my newsletters more frequently. I currently have three newsletters every two weeks. That is three stories I have to create for this project. In addition, I have several other projects I am working on completing or publishing. My hope is that by January, I will be able to begin weekly episodes, but even that is not a guarantee.

So my question to you, the reader, is which would you like to read? My original intention was the share a memoir of sorts regaling my family's travelling adventures. But I thought that might be boring to everyone but me, so maybe I would just write a new story, just for my newsletter.

So, which are you most interested in reading? Would you like me to keep updating you on what's going on in my life at the moment? Would you like to read my traveling memoirs? Or would you like to read a new story?

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 89: Melinda runs into some old friends
  • Episode 90: An incident in the pool makes Melinda uncomfortable

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Free Books

A Blend of Harmonies

A Blend of Harmonies
A Magic Christmas Tale

Do you hear what I hear?

Red versus Green. It has always been this way since the beginning of the war.

Charlie and Cora are from different kingdoms. Charlie is a son of the woods, the pines, and the deep earth-shaking drums of celebration and war–a true Green Kingdom citizen.

Cora is as Red as its gets; a daughter of crimson dresses and scarlet stained-glass, living among the royals in the Red Kingdom palace with all its luxuries and twisted games.

But when they’re brought together by a mysterious power who calls himself Elowin for a reason neither can seem to figure out, they learn they each carry a weight on their shoulders placed there by their own kingdoms. And if they want to be free, they’ll have to figure out who exactly Elowin is, what he's doing, and why his plan involves them both, before Charlie is caught in Red Kingdom territory where he will have to face the wrath of the Red royals.

I'll know me when I find me

I'll Know Me When I Find Me
A witty and warm-hearted novel about the challenges of ambition, friendship, and the boundaries that balance them.

Jane Desmond would do anything to help her best friend. That's the problem.

Jane Desmond's life wasn't supposed to turn out like this. Almost at the top of a professional ladder she never meant to climb, she's got a great view...of a messy life. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her social life in tatters. Thank goodness her best friend Thea's around to keep her sane.

When Thea loses her job a few days after purchasing her dream home, Jane steps in to help. But her good intentions backfire, and Jane discovers Thea's been keeping secrets from her. In order to save the friendship, something's got to change. It just isn't what Jane expected it would be...

The Case of he Missing Monkey

The Case of the Missing Monkey
An Accidental Detective Short Story and other short mysteries

When a monkey goes missing, who's to blame?

This free collection starts with a ten-page mystery short story set in the world of “The Accidental Detective” series. This story takes up nearly half of the booklet and is followed by information about the first books in the series, Something Shady at Sunshine Haven and Something Deadly on Desert Drive, plus the first chapter of book 1.

The Accidental Detective series of humorous contemporary mysteries:

War correspondent Kate Tessler has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world. But can she survive going home?

After that are three fun, short stories originally written for children.

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

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Clean Reads You'll Love

Other Books on Sale

The Rift in our Reality

The Rift In Our Reality
A Sweet Young Adult Romance

Winning means staying alive. Losing means giving up.
I’m not a quitter.

That’s why I’m still alive when every doctor agrees I shouldn’t be.

Dealt a horrid genetic deck of cards, I live with Batten disease. It’s rare, incurable, and always fatal.

Since my diagnosis, my parents, family, and doctors have worked tirelessly to find a cure. Yet the disease still took things from me…mostly my eyesight and my energy.

But I refuse to give it my happiness.

At almost seventeen, I’m still ticking off the boxes of my dream bucket list. I’ll keep pushing for the seeing-eye dog…but only because romance seems too far-fetched. A girl can dream. Right?

Maybe this summer will be different…

Burning for the Billionaire

Burning For The Billionaire
An Alpha Older Firefighter and Younger Curvy Woman Series

Every fire starts with a spark…

Grace: My job is gone, my boyfriend dumped me, and my apartment is up in flames – with me inside it. But maybe life owes me a break… because when my saviour arrives in the form of a mysterious hunk of a fireman, something begins to simmer deep inside of me. I think I’m in love, and I’ve never even seen his face.

Rowan: When I rescue Grace from that fire, it isn’t just the adrenaline that’s making my heart go wild. Grace can laugh in the face of death, and she makes me smile like nobody else can. I’m used to dancing with danger, but this is getting all-too-real…

She’s a young student who just lost everything. He’s a mysterious firefighter hiding a big secret. Having earned a reputation as closed-off and controlling, Rowan is happy to stick to himself and keep his heart firmly locked up. But when he saves a charming and witty young woman, it ignites his heart in ways he never imagined.

Grace is too innocent for his hardened, domineering personality – and she’s over a decade younger. Rowan knows that any relationship is bound to end in heartbreak anyways. But the longer he spends time with her, the more he finds that keeping his hands to himself is impossible…

Will the spark between them grow into a passionate and fiery love affair? Or is their unlikely love doomed to burn out?

Bacon, Bodyguards, and Ballistics

Bacon, Bodyguards, and Ballistics
The Complete Deep Fried Revenge Series Collection

THE COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTION - Includes all 5 books in the Deep Fried Revenge Series.

Bacon, Bodyguards, and Ballistics is an absolutely gripping and hilarious whodunit with shocking twists and turns. From the author of Amazon #1 best-selling, Murder and Grits: The Savory Mystery Series, comes another fun, action-packed, and heart-warming cozy mystery with quirky and feisty female characters, perfect for fans of The Golden Girls, Miss Congeniality, and Murder She Wrote. Recipes included.

She’s a Chicago detective hiding in a seaside town with a lot to prove…and everything to lose.

Reeling with excitement over the opening of a private investigation agency and her budding romance with the sheriff, Piper Sandstone can’t wait to launch her dream career and return to a somewhat normal life. But danger lurks on the horizon—the dirty cops back in Chicago still want her dead. They are ruthless and on the hunt; no price is too steep for her head.

But Piper’s already in a predicament of prodigious proportions when an art heist at the Bancroft Estates leaves a bodyguard dead… and she and her crime-fighting gal pals are at the center of the crime scene. With more suspects than the hottie sheriff can shake a stick at, it's no surprise the Mayor has requested help from the new private eyes.

Tangled in another mystery in Savory, Alabama, Piper is determined to solve the case with the help of her quirky senior sleuth friends dubbed the Dentures and Diamonds Crime Squad. These zany retirees traded in their female rock band glory to fight crime, but can they help Piper maintain her cover and catch the killer before she or another Savory resident winds up dead?

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