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New Release by Ainsley Ashby ~ Author Interview and Book Excerpt

Love’s Journey

by Ainsley Ashby

Ainsley Ashby is a talented new writer of sweet to spicy, contemporary romance novels. Born in Canada, she lives with her two children in a small city where she works for a non-profit organization.

With characters that are mature, confident, and compelling, Ainsley’s inimitable tales will draw you in as you escape into a woven world of words. Characters will always be tested in some way, and with Ainsley’s brilliant guidance, they will face those challenges head on.

Well-paced and skillfully written, Ainsley’s books contain unpredictable twists that showcase the intelligence and clever wit of this exciting new author.


2nd Chance Romance welcomes Ainsley Ashby and is pleased to have a frank chat with her.  We are delighted that you’ve joined us today.

  1. When did you decide to seriously write a novel and why?

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NEWSLETTER – JULY 2017 / GIVEAWAY ALERT

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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SHERRIE

 I recently spent a long weekend with my family in Oklahoma. In spite of the blistering heat and searing humidity, I had the time of my life, as always. My family is as kooky as me, and we had a rip roaring good time telling tall tales, swimming, and eating home-smoked brisket. Needless to say, I’m stuffed full of lies, water, and excellent grub.  

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My book, which is still in the pre-named phase of writing (otherwise referred to as draft zero), is coming along 3quite nicely. Chloe is battling her legal partner for the next spot on the law firm letterhead, which was created when her mentor died in a compromising situation. Unfortunately, the other obvious candidate competing to become the next equity partner in the firm is womanizer and charmingly brilliant Mason, the man who irritates Chloe by day and consumes her dreams at night. Her struggle to keep her head on straight and her lady parts under control are constantly at odds with each other. She’s unsure whether she can win either battle while waging a personal war to fulfill her lifelong career dream. The gravitational pull from her secret desires for Mason may also cause her to lose the corporate war.
In other news, my trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York is approaching with lightning speed. In addition to the lineup of masterful author speakers who’ve honed their craft along with agents and publishing houses galore, I am delighted to have the opportunity to spend an eight-hour day learning from master agent, Don Maas, himself. I’m tingly just writing his name down. Full report on the August conference soon.  


AUTHOR’S AUDITORIUM  

Romance authors occupy a unique place in the writing community. While we possess the freedom to write what moves us, we are bound by genre expectations. Recently, I pulled out my romance writing bible, Writing the Romantic Comedy by Billy Mernit, to review a genre rule. Even though Mernit waxes with expertise about screenplays, I find that the basic rules are identical to writing a novel in the same genre. As an experiment, I timed the necessary beats in one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies, Sleepless in Seattle (SIS).  

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SIS is 170 minutes and nails the beats according to the romantic comedy genre. Here’s the breakdown.
Here’s an interactive Beat Sheet by Jami Gold if you need one
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Until next time, keep on loving!  

 2nd Chance Romance

2CR June 2017 Newsletter

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SHERRIE 

Mom and DadHappy Father’s Day to all you dads out there.  Both of my parents have been gone since 1993, and I miss them dearly. But in honor of this day, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell a dad story.

My dad was an enthusiastic educator, so he was slightly reserve in his academic ways. When my saintly mother was bargain shopping for an appropriate gift for Father’s Day, she hit pay dirt on half a dozen ball caps. As you can see from the photo, dad was a hat man. He could wear them when mowing the lawn or harvesting our massive vegetable garden. (Man, I miss those fresh tomatoes!).

The excitement as dad unwrapped his box o’ hats was palpable in the air. But when he tried one on, my sister and I rolled on the floor laughing. Once the guffaws subsided and tears of hysteria were wiped away, we had to break the news to mom that the colorful “rabbit” on each hat was actually the playboy bunny logo.

I want you to know that my dad wore each one of those hats with love and pride.


BECOME A STREET TEAM MEMBER

If you are interested in becoming a street team member, be sure to sign up for the 2nd Chance Romance monthly newsletter and 2CR Members Only Facebook Page.  Street team members will receive first opportunity to review Advance Reading Copies and enter amazing giveaways. Upcoming giveaways will include a loaded Kindle Fire with 10 summer romances, Amazon gift cards, and other intriguing prizes.


Romance for Father’s Day

Porter Jane - Fathers Day Romance
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Fathers Day Romance Collection

 

New York Times, USA Today and bestselling, award-winning authors bring you ten stories of love, fathers and family by ten bestselling authors. Perfect for Father’s Day… and everyday!

Ten stand alone stories (no cliffhangers)
Available for a limited time only!

Books included:
The Kidnapped Christmas Bride by Jane Porter
Promise Me, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael
What a Bride Wants by Kelly Hunter
The Bachelor’s Baby by Dani Collins
Her Big Sky Cowboy by Alissa Callen
Montana Maverick by Debra Salonen
A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek
Last Year’s Bride by Anne McAllister
Holiday at Magnolia Bay by Tracy Solheim
The Unexpected Bride by Joanne Walsh

Raven - Caveman
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Caveman by Joe Raven

Matthew Hansen is the kind of handsome that has grown women whispering behind their hands and giggling like schoolgirls. Dark, tall and mysterious, he’s a newcomer to our little town. He’s a gritty, grease-covered mechanic, and a single daddy. Sweet, right? Plus he’s looking for a nanny – and I am desperately looking for a job. Sounds like the perfect deal. Only he’s a jerk. An uncivilized, hulking brute. Zero manners. Zero interest in making me feel welcome in his home. Downright rude. But oh so sexy. And I need the job. I can do this. One thing is for sure: I can’t fall for the Caveman. No matter how sexy he is. How mysterious. How tortured. That’s the only rule – and one I’m about to break.

 


Father’s Day Menu

Hibbs RibsIf you’re dreaming of baby backs, be sure to check out these BBQ whiskey reduction Hibbs Ribs.

 

 

Hydrangea Cakes

Now mine aren’t as pretty, but if you’re “daddy” has a hankerin’ for a buttercream frosted Hydrangea Italian Cream cake, you can’t beat Sugar Hero. I must admit that I’ve never decorated a cake before, but using this instructional video, they were easy enough for an average baker like me to assemble.

 

 


Sherrie Author Pic

 

CONTACT SHERRIE

2CR June 2017 Newsletter

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SHERRIE 

Mom and DadHappy Father’s Day to all you dads out there.  Both of my parents have been gone since 1993, and I miss them dearly. But in honor of this day, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell a dad story.

My dad was an enthusiastic educator, so he was slightly reserve in his academic ways. When my saintly mother was bargain shopping for an appropriate gift for Father’s Day, she hit pay dirt on half a dozen ball caps. As you can see from the photo, dad was a hat man. He could wear them when mowing the lawn or harvesting our massive vegetable garden. (Man, I miss those fresh tomatoes!).

The excitement as dad unwrapped his box o’ hats was palpable in the air. But when he tried one on, my sister and I rolled on the floor laughing. Once the guffaws subsided and tears of hysteria were wiped away, we had to break the news to mom that the colorful “rabbit” on each hat was actually the playboy bunny logo.

I want you to know that my dad wore each one of those hats with love and pride.


BECOME A STREET TEAM MEMBER

If you are interested in becoming a street team member, be sure to sign up for the 2nd Chance Romance monthly newsletter and 2CR Members Only Facebook Page.  Street team members will receive first opportunity to review Advance Reading Copies and enter amazing giveaways. Upcoming giveaways will include a loaded Kindle Fire with 10 summer romances, Amazon gift cards, and other intriguing prizes.


Romance for Father’s Day

Porter Jane - Fathers Day Romance
Goodreads

Fathers Day Romance Collection

 

New York Times, USA Today and bestselling, award-winning authors bring you ten stories of love, fathers and family by ten bestselling authors. Perfect for Father’s Day… and everyday!

Ten stand alone stories (no cliffhangers)
Available for a limited time only!

Books included:
The Kidnapped Christmas Bride by Jane Porter
Promise Me, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael
What a Bride Wants by Kelly Hunter
The Bachelor’s Baby by Dani Collins
Her Big Sky Cowboy by Alissa Callen
Montana Maverick by Debra Salonen
A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek
Last Year’s Bride by Anne McAllister
Holiday at Magnolia Bay by Tracy Solheim
The Unexpected Bride by Joanne Walsh

Raven - Caveman
Goodreads

Caveman by Joe Raven

Matthew Hansen is the kind of handsome that has grown women whispering behind their hands and giggling like schoolgirls. Dark, tall and mysterious, he’s a newcomer to our little town. He’s a gritty, grease-covered mechanic, and a single daddy. Sweet, right? Plus he’s looking for a nanny – and I am desperately looking for a job. Sounds like the perfect deal. Only he’s a jerk. An uncivilized, hulking brute. Zero manners. Zero interest in making me feel welcome in his home. Downright rude. But oh so sexy. And I need the job. I can do this. One thing is for sure: I can’t fall for the Caveman. No matter how sexy he is. How mysterious. How tortured. That’s the only rule – and one I’m about to break.

 


Father’s Day Menu

Hibbs RibsIf you’re dreaming of baby backs, be sure to check out these BBQ whiskey reduction Hibbs Ribs.

 

 

Hydrangea Cakes

Now mine aren’t as pretty, but if you’re “daddy” has a hankerin’ for a buttercream frosted Hydrangea Italian Cream cake, you can’t beat Sugar Hero. I must admit that I’ve never decorated a cake before, but using this instructional video, they were easy enough for an average baker like me to assemble.

 

 


Sherrie Author Pic

 

CONTACT SHERRIE