Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January News

Happy New Year!
For me, it's always a happy new year. Mr. Amazing and I celebrate our HEA on both 12/31 and 1/1. We were married at midnight, so we don't know exactly which day (or year) is our actual wedding date! But, hey... We've been completely happy with each other for 22 years. Now that's pretty great!

On to the news. Sourcebooks offered me a contract for another 5 books! Yippeeee! I'm gainfully employed for another 2 1/2 years. (Seriously. It takes about 6 months to write, critique, self-edit, and turn in a clean, polished book.) We have to sell a whole lot of books to make an hourly wage that most people would find laughable. Yes, authors are a little insane.

And here's an unblievable bargain for you! The Cupcake Coven just went on sale for $0.99. Yup. You can get an entire novel, which took about 6 months to create and edit, for less than a buck. Sheesh. I'll have to sell a boatload of them!!!
Next up...
Book 1 in the Boston Dragons series releases in April! It's all edited and ready to go... It's even available for preorders now! Look for it at your favorite online bookstore. The cover is so yummy I'll have to post it everywhere! Starting right here:
  Happy reading!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dec News

Oh, damn. Here it is, mid-December and I haven't posted my news. Oh well. That's December for you...
I've been busy. I have been arranging ads in online magazines and review sites to suggest that readers might like to ask Santa for their Fall in Love with New England registration fee to be paid. It's on sale for $75 right now, so don't delay!

You know what else is on sale? My book How to Date  Dragon--and it has a spin off series coming!

From now until December 31. How to Date a Dragon (Flirting with Fangs Book 2) is a part of the Kindle December Holiday Store sale. Even though it is a Kindle promotion, the price of the e-book will still drop to $1.99 across all platforms (not just Amazon) during this time.

About that spin off series...
It's called Boston Dragons and begins with I Dream of Dragons in April 2016.

I'd also like to point you toward an important blog I have coming up on Sat. Dec 19th.  Casablanca Authors. I'd appreciate a visit and a comment. I just may have a contest too. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November News

Exciting news!!
Dalton Diaz and I are launching a new book...my only Indie. If you're so inclined to help a sistah out, here's the link to our Thunderclap. http://thndr.me/py5fWU

What's a Thunderclap? No, it's not a headache. In fact, it helps eliminate headaches by setting up an automatic social media blast with help from the author's supporters, like you!

If I get 100 supporters, news of our Black Friday sale will launch on 11/26. Here's what that means for you. Simply follow the link (or cut and paste it to your browser) and it will bring you to exactly what will go out--the message and picture your followers will see. If you want to add your support, it will ask you how you want it to be shared...to your Twitter followers or your Facebook friends...and one other place that I can't remember right now. Instagram or something. (embarrassed giggle)

Anyway, I'd love your support! And if you're on my newsletter list, you may see this again...along with another awesome contest for a $10 B&N gift card and a piece of jewelry, handmade by me! If you're not on my newsletter list, and would like to be, the sign-up form is on my website's home page. www.ashlynchase.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October News

Big news! I'm in another cookbook! It's called We'd Rather Be Writing, and it's full of quick, easy recipes plus time-saving tips! Click to go to the Amazon page
This one I need myself and have already preordered my copy!

We're celebrating Mr. Amazing's birthday, and he is taking 12 well deserved days off. That means I don't know where I'll be or what I'll be doing for most of those days. It's a staycation, but that doesn't mean we're staying put. He has a 'honey-do' list to work on, but I'll want him to have some fun too. His mom and I are kidnapping--I mean, taking him to lunch and a movie on his actual birthday. Other than that, who knows. We're spontaneous sometimes.

Later in the month I have a planned event I want everyone to know about. A book signing at Barnes and Nobel in Salem, NH, on Oct. 24th from 1 to 4 p.m.  And here's the shocker...they asked me! Usually mid-list authors have to beg for book signings at B&N.

In all month news...
I have offered a big contest prize here: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/ I didn't have to blog or anything. Just cough up a really good prize worth about 50 bucks. ;) The contest is going on all month, and there's tons of prizes up for grabs, so (in the words of Tina Fay) "I want to go to there."

My prize is a 'Reader Survival Kit.'
The insulated lunch bag holds my entire Flirting with Fangs trilogy, first aid kit, a mylar blanket, flashlight, protein bars, water, and of course chocolate to make everything better...basically whatever a reader could possibly need to keep them safe and entertained while waiting for help to arrive.

As a reminder...Don't forget that Tug of Attraction was just rereleased! It's the second book in the Love Spells Gone Wrong series. Fun stuff!

Monday, September 28, 2015

September Update

Monday, 9/28/15 is the release date for Tug of Attraction! Book 2 in the Love Spells Gone Wrong series! Yay, that's today! It's one of my faves and The Endometriosis Foundation will receive part of my royalties. My heroine Brigit has endo, so this isn't your typical romance! Check it out (please.)
Barnes And Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tug-of-attraction-ashlyn-chase/1120037784?ean=9781927555675
Kobo:  https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/tug-of-attraction-book-2-love-spells-gone-wrong-series
or Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Attraction-Book-Love-Spells-Wrong-ebook/dp/B014YVJ2WM/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

I'm blogging in 3 places over the next 2 days.
The Lechasis Blog tomorrow, 9/29/15 http://lachesispublishing.com/?page_id=169
and the http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com on 9/30.
Plus Snarky Mom's Snarktember the same day!
Visit any of the 3 blogs and leave a comment to win a cool Amethyst necklace (a call back to the color of Brigit's eyes.)

Friday, August 28, 2015

September News

I have an exciting month coming up!

Several months ago I joked on my facebook fan page that I should go to Ireland to do research for my upcoming Boston Dragon Novels. After all, the first book begins in Ireland and my characters (and thus my readers) make trips back and forth throughout.

So I mentioned it as a joke. Then I realized I've been to almost every place I've set a book. Just soaking up the atmosphere for a week or so and picking up details of special places helps make my novels richer as a result.

Yeah, so the joke was on me. My readers began their per pressure campaigns. 'You should go!' and 'Absolutely, you should check it out!' I mentioned this to my dear daughter, whom I call Little Miss Amazing, and she said, "That's next on my bucket list!"

Well, we haven't had a long mother-daughter trip since she was 12 and I took her back to Colorado to show her where she was born. We spent a week, saw more than I did in the two years I lived there, and had a ball. We're close anyway--more like friends, now that she's an adult--so it should be a lot of fun.  Someone (I can't remember who) said 'Never travel with someone you don't love.' Good advice. I've done that too. Ugh.

We're both so excited we can hardly stand it! I'll have loads of pictures to share with my facebook fans when I get back! If you want to see them, just 'like' my page and begin following the posts soon.

And if that's not enough, I have a new release at the end of this month! Tug of Attraction will be coming out 9/28/15. It should be available for pre-orders soon. I'm donating 15% of my royalties to The Endometriosis Foundation of America. If you want to know more about this unspoken of disease, read the book! The heroine suffers from it, and that makes this an unusual romance. My editor said, "I love, love, love it!" I hope you will too!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August News

What happened to July?
I know...it went by in a blur of fun activities. I hope your summer is as entertaining as mine. Actually, I have a few plans for August too, but it shouldn't be quite as frantic.

Today, August 1st, I'll be enjoying a tea party at the home of the incomparable author Hannah Howell. I look forward to socializing with author friends I don't get to see a lot, and having my annual brownie! LOL Seriously, folks...someone brings the best brownies and they're my favorite food in the whole wide world.

Then it's business as usual (editing this, writing that, brainstorming another...) until Saturday, August 15th. Then I have a booksigning at Magika...a wonderful witch/new age shop in Salem, MA. It's perfect for signing my new release The Cupcake Coven. I'll have copies of my other paranormal books too.
www.magika.org  63R Wharf St. Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 7409297
If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by!

On August 26th I'm blogging at the Casababes blog. http://www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com.
I don't know what I'll write about yet, but chances are my mind will be on my upcoming trip to Ireland!
My daughter Little Miss Amazing and I are going to the Emerald Isle on August 29th. My September schedule might be late, because we'll be leaving Dublin for Galway on the 31st, and driving on the wrong side of the road! Wish us luck!!

And that's August, folks! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Breaking News!

The Cupcake Coven (a new and improved version) is being released this week! ARe (All Romance ebooks) has it here: click on this handy link or KOBO's link here or Bookstrand here
Amazon and B&N will follow shortly.

Because I took down my self-published version and gave it to an epublisher (only because I'm a terrible business person, and would rather write more books than keep track of sales, distribution, etc.) Amazon and B&N are making sure my publisher has the right to republish it. It's in their review process.

I'm actually glad these outlets make sure our books are legit. I've heard about some unscrupulous imposters stealing book's rights and republishing them under their own names. This is, of course, highly illegal. Copyright infringement carries a penalty of $250,000 and 5 years in jail. Don't even think about it! Readers do contact the book seller or author to report the book they already read and loved has popped up again--usually with a different cover.

My cover is the same as before. Because it's so unique I hope readers will recognize it as a book they've already bought. Although, if they want to buy the new version too, I won't be upset. (wink)
I love the new book. I paid for an editor before, but the new editor did an even better job. And she was paid for by the new publisher.

That's why I've decided I love traditional publishing instead of Indie publishing. I have a whole new appreciation for all the work a publisher does for me, and they take the financial risk! Yes, I give up some of the royalties, but as far as I'm concerned, they earn their share.    

Sunday, May 31, 2015

June News

I have only a couple of announcements this month.
I hope to attend the Rhode Island Romance Writers meeting 6/6. At least, it's on my calendar and that seems to be the trick to remembering things. 

I'm blogging in two places on 6/13 Hey, it just worked out that way.

I'm working on a super secret project, which I hope to tell you all about soon. Stay tuned!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May news

Ack! I'm, like, reeeaallly late for this post!
Oh well. I'm here now and just in time to tell you about my upcoming trip to Austin, Texas!
I'll be at the first Austin Authors Affair Friday, May 22nd and Sat the 23rd. There's a book signing on Sat and a meet and greet with the authors Friday night. Both are open to the public!

I hope you'll let everyone who might be interested know about this event. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-austin-author-affair-tickets-10371584689?aff=estw

Friday, April 3, 2015

April News

What happened to March?
I think March was one of those months I trudged through with my head down. Finally...it's April! I hit my deadline of March 31st. The snow is beginning to melt (just beginning) and I have some cool new news for you!

Two books are edited and 'in the can'. One will be released by the end of spring. I don't have an exact date yet. I'll post it here as soon as I know. The other comes out on the first Tuesday in October. I may even have a third book coming out this year! Stay tuned!!

Easter is an annual tradition now. My number one fan and I go out for Easter brunch! This year her daughter is joining us. I'm looking forward to it as I always do. But this year brunch will be served in a library! I'll take pictures. Watch my facebook page for posts.

Later this month, I'll be boarding Air Canada and going to the first ever reader/writer conference in Canada! The event is called Romancing the Capitol and it takes place in Ottawa. (Which is the capitol of Canada. Get it?)

If you happen to be there (or near by) there's a big book signing open to the public on Saturday April 18th. I hope you'll stop in and say 'hi'! Maybe even get a cool new book signed by its author.

Other than my annual mamogram, that's about all I have scheduled for April. Have a great one, everybody!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Feb news

Yikes! it's halfway through Feb and I forgot to post this month's news. Oh well. No excuses. But if you were to ask why, I'd say, snow; travel; snow; deadlines; and more snow. (You gotta love New England.)

Anyway...There are a couple of important announcements to make.

First: Gods Gone Wild with the bonus story by Terry Spear will be going away at the end of this month. (Boo hoo.) But Dalton and I will see that it's republished with our two related novellas. Maybe we'll include some other bonus material. Stay tuned. We'll all be surprised later.

Next and not least: How to Date a Dragon is on sale from now until Feb 27th! Woo Hoo! This is the book that inspired a whole new series. Boston Dragons has been contracted by my mass market publisher Sourcebooks, and the fist book will be released Oct. 6th.

So, there's plenty of time to read it later, but you'll want to buy it now!! (To tell your friends, here's a handy pre-worded tweet with a link.)

Why not curl up with HOW TO DATE A DRAGON by @GoddessAsh $1.99 on @nookBN ow.ly/IYqmF

Thanks everyone! Stay warm!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January News

I'm escaping winter, not 1, not 2, but 3 times this year!
Wahoo! Way to book vacations. So...that means I'll be making odd appearances in unusual places. I predict long walks on sandy beaches and an inevitable sunburn. But that's all I can tell you for now.
Of course I'll be writing too! Have laptop: will travel.

Stay tuned for news of The Cupcake Coven's rerelease. All 3 books are written. My agent is working out the publishing details, and as soon as I know them, I'll post them here!

Stay safe and warm, and have an awesome 2015! Happy New Year!