Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ready for A Wicked Ride??

I'm ready to take the wheels for another visit from Avril Ashton!! Slap on those seat-belts kiddies, were in for one helluva week!!
Many of you may have had the pleasure of meeting the only author on the planet whom I fondly refer to as my sister from another mister, Avril Ashton, but for those of you who haven't met her, hold on!!
Brooklyn has some pretty fantastic qualities, but none of the other New York boroughs have this talented author, but guess what? Today, we have her, too!
And lucky for us she brought goodies....

Sasha Forde has retired from life as master thief, but a visit from a mobster sends her right back in. In order to save her family—and herself—from jail, she must steal evidence hidden in a lawyer’s office. She sets out to do what she considers a simple B and E, but someone else has arrived first. And he holds her life in his tattooed hands. Not for long.

Niko Davaris is all about revenge on the man who tried to kill him. The evidence he stole is the first step in that direction. He’s not thrilled to wake up with a gun to his head. The woman on the other end is cocky, smug and too damn hot for her own good. He wants her, she wants the evidence. When she takes it and disappears, he gives chase. Battle lines are blurred as they give in to temptation, but on a ride like this, someone has to come out on top. Who will it be?

Excerpt: PG13 
 Sasha kept her eyes and guns trained on the door. Next to her, Niko stood stark naked, his sawed-off aimed dead center on the entrance to the cabin.

“Anything I should know before I start blasting?”
“Nope, can’t think of a thing.”
Bullshit, but she held her tongue and waited. His gaze never wavered from their target.
A dark head eased through the tiny crack in the doorway. The intruder kept his body hidden behind the door as he turned his head left, then right, and finally straight ahead.
“Oww, my eyes!” Their uninvited guest stumbled into the cabin with his gloved hand, gun in tow, covering his face.
“What’s happening?” asked a deep voice from the outside.
“What the hell are you doing here?” Niko lowered his weapon and glared at the man who’d broken in.
A second man barged his way into the cabin, gun at the ready.
And then there were two.
Intruder number two took one look at Niko in his birthday suit and pivoted. “Put some clothes on, would you?”
“You know these fools?” Sasha edged closer to the newcomers as Niko grabbed a pair of jeans from the back of the couch. “Uh…babe, this is Maysin.” He pointed to the second man. “The one covering his face is Justice. Guys, I’m decent and this is Sasha.”
Targets acquired.
Justice dropped his hands and regarded her closely. She felt like a bug under a microscope. Maysin turned around. His eyes were filled with questions, but he had to wait.
“Well. Well. Well,” she drawled, “I’ve been waiting forever for you guys.”
“Do we know you?” Maysin squinted down at her with olive green eyes. He resembled the basketball player Rick Fox with his toffee skin, the facial structure and his dark curly hair. But that’s where the similarities ended. Maysin’s hair was longer and secured at his nape in a ponytail. His jaw sported a scruffy five o’clock shadow. An angry-ass scar ran from behind his left ear to his chin, marring his otherwise pretty boy looks. His bulky frame, clothed in head to toe black, and deep baritone inspired Sasha’s tighter grip on her guns.
“No, Rick, you don’t know me.” She grinned and released the safety on her pieces. “But I know you two.”
Maysin frowned, probably at the name she called him. Behind her, Niko chuckled. Justice raised his gun.
“Ah. Ah.” She tssked. “I’d rethink that if I were you. I’ll drop you before you get one out.”
“Who’s this person?” Justice lowered his hand and turned to Niko.
“Didn’t you hear him earlier? I’m Sasha. Now, drop the gun on the floor.” She motioned to Maysin who stood coiled, ready to spring. “You, too.”
Both men did as ordered in halting movements, their faces hard, eyes flashing retribution. When she was sure they were disarmed, Sasha curled her fingers around the trigger. “Sasha.” Niko called her name.
“What?” She didn’t take her gaze off the men promising violence with their stare.
“Babe, you can’t shoot them.”
She frowned. “Why the hell not? They took something from me.”
“Technically, I took it from you. Besides, you got it back.”
“Oh, yeah, you’re right.”
The expression on Maysin and Justice’s face said What The Fuck?
“But I still want to shoot them.” She pouted.
“Why?” Niko stood beside her with his arms folded.
“I promised myself I would. It’s been a long time since I’ve shot somebody.” She made eye contact with the two men standing before her. “I’m due.”
“Okay, am I the only one who thinks this chick’s crazy?” Justice’s white teeth flashed bright next to his dark-chocolate skin. Equally dark eyes, high cheekbones and a sharp jaw line gave him an exotic look. He towered over her, dressed in all black—shirt, motorcycle jacket, jeans and boots. His low voice had a Caribbean lilt to it.
“Sasha, you cant shoot them,” Niko said. “They’re my friends and I kinda like them.”
“What does that have to do with anything? Maybe I should shoot you instead. You said I was the only other person who knew about this place, but clearly that’s a lie.” She glared at him from the corner of her eye.
“I didn’t lie to you,” Niko whispered against her neck. His breath on her skin made her shiver. “I have no idea how they found us.”
“Why don’t we find out?” She turned to Maysin. “How did you find us, Rick?”
His green eyes shot daggers at her. “My name is—”
Sasha sighed at his words spoken through clenched teeth. “Really, Rick, we’ll get nowhere if you insist on being bogged down with irrelevant details. Now, answer the question. Let’s not forget the crazy chick has the guns.”
“How’d you find me, Maysin?” Niko circled Sasha waist. She leaned her head on his shoulder.
“GPS on the phone,” Maysin grated.
“Fucking technology,” Niko murmured.
Sasha nodded in agreement.
“Alright, everyone take a seat,” Niko said. He walked around to stand in front of her. “Sasha, put the guns down.”
“What?” She glared at him.
“I know. You want to shoot somebody, but it can’t be them.” He framed her face with his hands and kissed her lips.
“Not even a flesh wound?”
She pursed her lips. “Well, can I at least smack them around a little?”
Niko barked a laugh. “No, babe. No violence of any kind.”
Sasha lowered her guns with a sigh. Her arms were getting tired anyway.

Sasha is probably the only woman on the planet suited for Niko... but what I wouldn't give to borrow him for a day or two... Mmm hmm!
If you think "A Wicked Ride" is a book worthy of feeding to your e-reader, don't push yourself away from the table just yet because on APRIL 15th, dessert will be served on a silver platter.... here's a sneak-peek at this delicious morsel... 
                         "ONE WICKED NIGHT"!!
Justice Alexandre kills people. A lover of the shadows, he makes no excuses for what he does. Besides, people bore him. He has no use for them…until a hot summer night in a Toronto nightclub. The woman with misery in her eyes whispers three words in his ear, shattering his world like shards of crystal at his feet.
   She wants to lose herself—or maybe find herself, Myka Prentiss can’t readily decide. What she does know is the dark stranger hugging the shadows at the back of the club calls to her in ways she can’t explain. Putting fear aside, accepting the heady pull, she makes her move, asking for one nameless night. Nothing between them but sweat and tangled sheets.
   He accepts.
   When they’re done, she walks away wanting more. Back to an unfulfilled life, she’s comforted only by her memories…until her dark stranger shows up at her door with an announcement.
   He’s been hired to kill her.
That cover is just more than I can take! 
Hit man or not, One Wicked Night is all I need!!
I, for one, get excited just imagining the story behind that gorgeous, sexy man!!
I'll know in two weeks, that you can count on!!
We'll keep you posted, but in the mean time, whet your appetite with the main course, "A Wicked Ride"!


  1. Great excerpt Avril! Hope you have a wicked ride with sales!

  2. Oh, can't wait to read the rest of Justice and Myka. Yum, yum, yum!

  3. *giggle* That damn Robin always makes me giggle. Thanks for stopping by peeps, can't wait for you all to meet Justice *winks*

  4. Yum Avril can't wait to get these both :)

  5. How come I'm the last to see the new cover? Damn. Feeling kind of left out. :>(

  6. Woot! Cant wait to read!! I know I know I say it but I mean it! :)

  7. This whole series is going to be hot!!

  8. Thank you Sharita & IRM for this award!
    Post the award and the rules on your blog.
    List 3 things you would change if you were overlord.
    List 10 blogs you think are worthy of world domination.
    Leave them a message in their comment sections with a link saying you chose them:


    My three things I would change?

    1. I'd make an attempt to eradicate world hunger.
    2. Find a way to salvage and renew our fragile environment.
    3. Eliminate all the evil powers that be.

    The 10 sites I give this to

    1. Michael Mandrake
    2. Robin Badillo
    3. Avril Ashton
    4. Amy Romine
    5. Nix Winter
    6. Dena Celeste
    7. Cassandre Dayne
    8. Kristal McKerrington
    9. Jennifer Labelle
    10. Staci Brush

    Happy Yaoi Hunting!
    Blak Rayne ^_^!!