Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Who's Who Wednesday Author Avril Ashton
Hello all please help me welcome Author Avril Ashton to Who's Who Wednesday! Looking for something, exciting, spicy and hot? Avril delivers in spades! Here is a bit about here then on to the interview:
A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y with a Spousal Equivalent of eight years. Together they raise a 7 y/o daughter who loves reading and school (wonder how long that will last). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of The Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother
Always in love with the written word, Avril finally decided to do the writing in August of ’09 and never looked back. Spicy love scenes, delicious heroes, and wicked women burn up the pages of Avril’s stories, but there’ll always be a happy ending; Avril remains a believer of love in all its forms.
Friend Avril on: http://www.facebook.com/writeravrilashton
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I must have music. I must have coffee…hot or iced, it doesn’t matter.
What do you like to do when you're not writing? Read…Okay, I watch TV and read. Or hang with the family…then read. Either way I’m reading.
Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they? Write because you love it. Because you can’t breathe without putting those words on paper. Because anything else is unacceptable.
What quirks (flaws) if any do your hero and heroines have? We’re all vulgar…is that a quirk or a flaw? I never can tell J
Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why? Sasha Forde from A Wicked Ride for both…that b*tch crazy!
What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author? I’d be involved somehow in someway with writing. When I began writing seriously, I told the SO if the writing didn’t happen I wanted to be an agent. Now I’d love to be an editor with any one of my pubs, although for the life of me I have no idea of the requirements...should google that, shouldn’t I?
Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing? Reviews are great. I read them. I appreciate them. They bring a smile to my face but they don’t influence my writing in any way.
Are you anything like your heroines or heroes? Of course! My heroines and I have a thing for strong, sexy men, five inch heels, and colorful language. My heroes and I have a thing for vulgar women/men who insist on hurting us so good. We’re all alike ;0)
Where can readers find you? My website: http://avrilashton.webs.com
Favorite dessert? Cake!!! Any kind is fine with me…care to bake me one?
What TV shows do you watch? Ahhh…Castle; Nikita; Daytime soaps (all of ‘em); Criminal Minds; anything on the Investigative Discovery Channel; NCIS/L.A; The Closer; Sons of Anarchy; Justified.
Tell us five things about you, that we wouldn't know. 1). I’m younger than you think. Wayyy younger LOL. 2). I’m antisocial. 3). For all that I love to eat, I abhor cooking. 4). I need absolute silence and darkness to fall asleep. 5). I’m the oldest of seven.
Tell us about your newest release. My newest release is my timid steps into the paranormal/shifter genre with my Paranormal Security Council (PSC) series.
Series Log Line: They’re the elusive agents of the Paranormal Security Council, trained killers, dangerous to all. Even the ones they love. Now the Council is crumbling from the inside out. Is it every man for himself? And who will be left standing when the dust settles?
Book #1 is Till Abandon. It releases Oct 17 and you can best believe I bring the naughty ;) Can you tell from the blurb?
They call her ‘The woman in white,’ whisper ‘Death-Bringer’ with their last breath, but no one knows exactly what she is. Not even Voltaire herself. The deadly magic within her is a living thing, able to crush anyone and everything with a blink. Abandoning the blood-soaked world she’s used to, Voltaire seeks out the one constant in her tired life—the green-eyed wolf in her dreams. She’s ignored the wolf’s call for years, afraid to surrender, but danger haunts her mate. He needs her.
Wolf-shifter Blake Montez is in the middle of a war, battling the usurpers intent on taking over his territory. Unfamiliar magic hums in the air, unnoticed—it seems—by everyone but him. He finds the source already under his nose, in his home. The delicate woman in white knows things no one should know, and the heat simmering between them is unlike anything he’s ever felt. His wolf recognizes her as his mate, though Blake remains unsure he can trust her.
Voltaire sets out to prove herself with time running out, enemies are on the prowl, some foreseen, others remain cloaked in shadow. She and Blake team up, fighting side by side, but in the end Voltaire might be the biggest threat to their love.
Where can we find your book(s)? My books are all on Amazon, ARe, Bookstrand, and NOOK.
Thank you for the fabulous interview Avril!