This week on Tell Me About it Tuesday, I'm welcoming back fellow Totally Bound Author, Ashley Ladd!
**Make sure you scroll down to see Ashley's contest!**
Ashley Ladd is a disabled Air Force vet that is hard of hearing but still loves language, especially the written word. She loves a sexy man, especially one with a military background and they’ll often pop up in her stories. She also loves cats and has been known to empower a cat with the gift of speech. Unfortunately he wouldn’t shut up. J She loves to plug into Pandora and sip Diet Coke while writing, usually with a cat or kid at her side.
I love contemporary romance whether it’s mixed with paranormal and romantica like Spooky Sojourn, or comedy, or LGBT. I like to think that romance is possible in this day and age, that it can happen to me and to my loved ones. My loved ones include gay, lesbian, and transgender people so I write mm and transgender romance as well as straight MF romance. Love is love – gender shouldn’t matter.
Q. What are you working on right now? Can you tell us about it?
I’m working on “Gaycation” which is an mmf erotic romance about an erotic romance writer who takes her vacation to attend a gay convention in Seattle. When her day job boss shows up to the same convention to her complete surprise, she gets way more than she bargained for.
Q. Do you have a favorite story of the ones you’ve written, either published or not? Why?
Spooky Sojourn is one of my favorites. I love Harry, the hero. He’s so sexy, so yummy, I want him for myself. It’s also a lot of fun with knives flying around the kitchen and bowling pins floating around the bowling lanes.
Okay...enough with the business questions! How about some fun stuff?
Q. If you won the lottery, what is the FIRST thing you’d do? What would you buy and why?
Q. When YOU read, what do you like to pick up?
Usually contemporary romance. However, I also like to read chick lits, psychological thrillers, anything by Stephen King, and the occasional historical Old West romance.
Q. Tell us one thing about you that might surprise us...it can be a secret...we won't tell. :)
I have a transgender daughter who is still married to her wife.
I don’t know if it’s a huge secret as I’ve written a couple articles about it for other blogs using my pseudonym. However, for various reasons I don’t tell everybody I know in real life such as my employer and my coworkers. I’ve had some very good reactions and also some very bad reactions to the news.
Now for my fave part:
*drumroll* Let's hear about that book!
I ADORE THIS COVER!
Title: Spooky Sojourn
Series Name (If applicable) N/A
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary Erotic male-female contemporary paranormal romance
Book Length: 50,000 words
Someone’s trying to kill Deanna, but is it the ghosts she doesn’t believe in, the rich socialite who might be a murderess, or someone else with a beef against The Gilroy Hotel and Resort that Deanna has just been hired to manage? The Gilroy’s owners want the ghosts, or whoever is causing the trouble at the hotel eliminated, and they are pressuring Deanna to do the job as quickly as possible. Harry DeVeaux, paranormal investigator comes highly recommended to do the job and against Deanna’s better judgment, she hires him.
Although Deanna thinks Harry’s crazy for believing in ghosts and Harry thinks Deanna has a closed mind to the possibilities of ghosts and they highly annoy each other, sparks fly. Deanna can’t help but fantasize about Harry and inspired by a romance convention visiting her hotel, writes her fantasies in a private blog that Harry finds, hacks, and reads. Ooh la la!
Drawing in a long, shuddering breath, he looked heavenwards and crossed his fingers behind his back hoping she wouldn’t throw something at him, hoping she’d be okay with his admission. “I found your blog and read it.”
Paling, the blood fled from her flesh and her eyes looked like sooty coals against her face. Her gaze clashed with his and held. “How did you find it? I used a pseudonym and I put it on privacy settings.”
He screwed up his lips, and scrubbed his hand over his face, preparing to tell more painful truths. “I’m a bit of a hacker and I like to research the people I’m working with.” Not sure she’d be receptive to his theory, he left out the part that he thought the ghosts led him to her sight. He thought they were closet romantics. He wouldn’t be surprised if they’d locked them into the room now to force them into some alone time together.
When a tsunami of emotions flitted across her face he tried to read them. Fury. Embarrassment. Lust?
“You investigated me? You read my private musings?”
“You wrote about me? In some very intimate ways. At least I presume it was me since you used my name.” He fixed her with a piercing gaze. “Did you?”
A pregnant pause rent the air as she veiled her eyes from his view. Finally, she smoothed her skirt against her legs and admitted, “Yes. I have very mixed feelings about you. You make me crazy the way we argue, the way you believe in ghosts, and yet I find myself thinking about you, fantasizing about you.”
Taking heart in the last part even if he wasn’t sure he liked the first, he said with a lopsided grin, “You fantasize about me much?”
As if she suddenly got bold, she sidled up to him with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes and ran the tip of her finger down his chest. “Aren’t my blogs proof? The question is, do you fantasize about me?”
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I will give away one copy of my current release “Spooky Sojourn” and also one copy of my previous release “Her Men” to two separate blog guests who leaves a comments for me on the day of the post. The comment should be what aspect of October he/she likes best and why. (examples: Halloween, paranormal feel of the season, Oktoberfest, Harvest, the changing colors of the season)