Sunday, January 29, 2012

Guilty By Association: Avril Ashton

       Welcome, Everyone!!
       I've been guilty of a lot of things in my life, most of which I may have even tried to deny, but lately I've been guilty of a lot of really wicked things... Uh, GUILTY by Association, that is!
       Lucky for you, I'll be confessing all my wicked deeds over the next couple of weeks as Sealed with a Kiss introduces you to some very Wicked Sexy Writers.

       As some of you may know, I'm part of a wonderful community of talented authors from all over the world.
      This big ol' rock we call home offers a variety of people, places and things and I was fortunate to have found some of my favorites things all in one spot, when I met Avril Ashton. Otherwise known as my "sister from another mister."
       She's not only one of my favorite people, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, a place I would happily give my left pinkie-toe to visit AND she writes one of my favorite genres... gritty, sexy, romance with heroines who kick ass and take names just as well, if not better, than the heroes!!
       Avril has visited Sealed With a Kiss many times since she and I first became acquainted a while back through a mutual publisher. She keeps me on my toes and is quite proficient when it comes to threats if I've slacked off on writing.
       Needless to say, when a phenomenal group of writers invited me to join forces for a blog Avril was also part of, nobody had to twist my arm, though I'm sure "Avi" would have gladly done so had she needed to.

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       Which brings me to the reason we're talking about her now.
       Avril is really making her mark in the publishing world and her phenomenal books are popping up all over the place.
       Let me tell you a little more about her, then we'll get to those tasty novels!!
    Avril always wanted to have a sexy bio, one to reflect who she is, but after drawing a blank, she thought up this gem: I eat cake and I read books…ooh, and I write‘em too. Though I thought it suited her, she claims no one liked it and after massive peer-pressure, she managed something much more extensive.
    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 thing in August of ’09 and has 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. 

    Now for the BOOKS!!!

Everyone has secrets. Some people simply bury theirs deeper. Kingston Hughes is one of those. Painful childhood memories plague him, sending him spinning out of control and running from any kind of commitment. He pretends not to feel the pain and loneliness while indulging in sexual encounters with nameless, faceless women.
With the twist of a doorknob, his carefully cultivated façade is shaken by the woman he’d forbidden himself to need.
The daughter of a recently slain mobster, Elina Vicente has secrets, too. They weigh her down, stealing her strength and her dreams. She’s developed an unhealthy crush on Kingston though he’s never looked at her as anything but his sister’s quiet friend. When she walks in on him in a compromising embrace, Elina seizes the chance to move Kingston from her dreams and into her arms.
For only the second time in her life, Elina takes something just for her, but try as she and Kingston might, they can’t prevent their pasts from intruding. Shadows of pain and bitterness rise with a vengeance and the lovers will have to decide whether to break free or remain bound…In Wicked Chains.

eXtasy Books


All Romance

    Pretty hot, huh? Well it doesn't stop there. Avril Ashton has several novels under her belt! Take a look at her bookshelf...

    These books can all be found on Amazon, eXtasy Books, All Romance, Evernight Publishing, Book Strand, TotalEBound, & Fictionwise. 
Links to all of these novels can be found on Avril's Website:

 or visit her Blog:


  1. Great post girlie. Almost made me tear up there a little ;0).