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Giveaway: The Fire Inside & Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley

I love me some Kristen Ashley and after I read The Fire Inside, I emailed the appropriate people and said “Let’s do a Giveaway.” Thankfully they said yes. In light of the fact that Kristen Ashley’s books are largely digital up until now, I thought a unique item would be the print books. Not only print books, but print books with signed personalized book plates. That’s cool.

Forever is also throwing in a bag from their Forever 10th Year celebration because two books are too big to carry without a book bag, right? (Open to US Residents only)

Kristen Ashley Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Willa
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:17:45

    Hi Jane – is this open internationally? And the Rafflecopter widget say’s ‘Contest Over’.

  2. JoJo
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:58:48

    Just finished Fire Inside!!! Love Hop!!! An interesting book as it’s couple focused and takes place at the same time as the previous book Own the Wind. Thanks for the contest!

  3. Isa
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:59:11

    I started my print collection of Kristen Ashley with Rock Chick #1 and am slowly trying to build from there. There will always be something sacred about a printed book, no matter how big digital gets.

  4. Heather
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:59:29

    I am currently reading Promise Me Darkness.

  5. Jane
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:01:21

    @Willa – a functioning rafflecopter would be useful, wouldn’t it? US only, sorry!

  6. Kathy
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:02:23

    I’m reading “Dance” by Judy Cuevas

  7. Joy Whiteside
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:02:49

    I am currently reading Breath of Fire by Liliana Hart

  8. Maria Fontes
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:05:42

    Oh, wow! I would love to win this! (well, me and a few thousand people, I’m sure). I have read all Kristen Ashley’s books so for a fan, this is an amazing giveaway. Not sure if it’s international but I’ll keep my fingers crossed :)
    I just finished Fire Inside and also Entwined with You and I’m thinking about reading Gameboard of the Gods or One Sweet Ride…

  9. Michelle S.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:06:28

    Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

  10. Kim L
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:07:41

    I am currently reading Fourth Grave Beneath my Feet.

  11. CG
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:09:26

    I’m hearting Heart of Obsidian big time.

  12. Megan
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:12:22

    Oooo I’ve been meaning to read something by Kristen Ashley for a while now, everyone says her books are so good. But I’m actually reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.

  13. Amber
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:24:01

    I just finished some Jaci Burton books but feel like I’m heading for a reading slump (nothing to do with her books, I loved them)…any book recs to prevent this?

  14. Laurla
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:24:13

    thanks for the giveaway…

    currently reading Under Cover of Love, Ellen Wolf.

  15. Jen B (@Scrapingirl16)
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:25:36

    Thanks for doing this!!! I am reading Midnight’s Kiss, by Donna Grant. I need a break from all the angst books I’ve been reading. :)

  16. Suz Glo
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:28:10

    I am reading “Once Again A Bride” by Jane Ashford. It’s an easy read but I am finding myself much more invested in the secondary romance between the footman and the lady’s maid. It seems to me that these characters are so much more interesting and were given a much richer background while the hero and heroine are kind of boring.

  17. EmilyW
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:29:33

    I’m reading Pirate’s Price by Darlene Marshall. It’s been mouldering in the Kindle for a while now and finally getting to it.

  18. Aliyah
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:30:51

    I’m reading Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh. I love it but I feel like I’m going to need to read it twice to get it all in. And I can’t imagine what she’ll write next in the series because this feels like the end of the series to me.

  19. Loosheesh
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:36:33

    Currently reading Branded by Fire … yup, it’s only 5 more books till Heart of Obsidian *head smack*

  20. Erin L
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:45:17

    Serpent’s Kiss by Thea Harrison

  21. Sarah M.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:46:55

    I just finished Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh and Mustang Sally by Jayne Rylon. Next up are: Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson and Flowers on Main by Sherryl Woods. :0)

  22. Kelly Scott
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:49:57

    I will have to check out the author Kristen Ashley !

  23. Melissa
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:53:00

    Just finished The Submissive by Tara Sue Me this morning. Loved it!

  24. Nita
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 07:59:26

    This author has been on my to-read list. She seems to be pretty much well loved by readers.

    I’m half way through What a Lady Needs by Kasey Michaels, though I put it aside for a few days to read Heart of Obsidian.

  25. Sophia
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:00:38

    I would love to when. I have to read any of Kristen Ashley’s book I can’t wait to get started though.. :)

  26. Susan
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:02:36

    I am currently reading The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig. I love it, but it has no motorcycles! BOO!

  27. Paula
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:11:00

    I’m always looking for new authors, a friend sent me this way!

  28. Laura
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:13:57

    I’m excited to read Kristen books! I’m always looking for a new author to enjoy, you might say I have a slight addiction…..and by slight I mean serious! :)

  29. Karen C.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:15:40

    I love Kristen Ashley!

  30. Jennifer K.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:17:20

    Awesome giveaway!

  31. Ashley J
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:17:21

    Just finished Fire Inside and am now reading Heart of Obsidian. Best week ever!

  32. KatieF
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:22:15

    After all the enthusiasm for Heart of Obsidian, I finally decided to give the Psy / Changeling series a try. I’m picking up Slave to Sensation from the library this afternoon. I also still have Any Duchess Will Do and Fire Inside at the top of my TBR list. So many books, so little time!

  33. MK
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:43:38

    Finished Firebird by Susanna Kearsley at 1:30 this morning

  34. Erin K.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:48:18

    I’m starting One Sweet Ride. So many great releases yesterday and I feel like I don’t even know where to start.

  35. Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance)
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:00:38

    I just finished Molly Harper’s ‘A Witches Handbook of Curses and Kisses’ – and I was not disappointed; I have loved all her books so far. Getting ready to start ‘On Every Street’ by Karina Halle.

  36. Amy R
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:11:37

    Just finished Bare It All by Lori Foster.

  37. Natasha R
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:15:29

    I hope the books part of the giveaway is open to international readers! Really need to get on the Kristen Ashley bandwagon. But currently bogged down by my library list. This would be the perfect incentive ;)

  38. Amanda
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:29:28

    Yaaaaay! I’m so entering this contest, awesome!!!!!!!

  39. kathybaug
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:49:26

    I’m reading Fire and Frost, an anthology.

  40. JC
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:54:26

    The timing of this contest is perfect, since I’ve just been convinced to add Kristen Ashley’s books to the top of my TBR list.

  41. Rebe
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 09:55:53

    I just finished Heart of Obsidian and I’m going to start Susanna Kearsley’s The Firebird soon!

  42. mari
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 10:11:49

    Yey! Giveaway! Thanks!

  43. Patricia M.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 10:13:32

    I am going to start Heart of Obsidian.

  44. Lozza
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 10:38:43

    I’m intrigued by Kristen Ashley- been meaning to try out one of her books.

    I was reading the first Pennyroyal Green by Julie Ann Long, but it is now on hold for Heart of Obsidian :)

  45. Muneera N.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 10:47:25

    Thank you for the giveaway! I finished Heart of Obsidian and I’m on my second read to catch all those details that I missed on the first pass.

  46. Lori
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 10:49:41

    *sigh* I’m not reading anything right now. You know how sometimes nothing captures your interest? I’m in a slump right now.

  47. Shira S
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 10:51:21

    I’m reading Love and Other Perishable Items.

  48. Kim
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 11:07:48

    I’m currently reading Lorraine Heath’s latest novel.

  49. CrystalGB
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 11:08:49

    I’m reading Beauty and the Bounty Hunter by Lori Austin.

  50. CelineB
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 12:02:10

    I’m currently reading The Trouble With Being Wicked by Emma Locke and listening to the audiobook of Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris.

  51. CarolynHP
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 12:23:28

    I recently discovered Molly Harper so I’m trying to catch up on her back catalog. I just finished “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs.”

  52. Ashley F
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:14:20

    I read the first book in the Chaos series but I haven’t gotten to the second one yet. I’m currently reading Maya Banks’ “Be With Me”.

  53. Erica
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:17:52

    Just finished Ironskin by Tina Connolly–sort of a reversed retelling of Jane Eyre. Just started Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs and an oldie by L.M. Montgomery called The Blue Castle. Someone on DA mentioned the latter a few weeks ago as a book where the heroine thinks she’s going to die, so she decides to live life to the fullest.

  54. Nicole C.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:17:52

    I’m currently reading Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare. Pauline is giving Minerva a run for her money as my favorite Spindle Cove heroine.

  55. cyclops8
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:26:21

    I’m reading Heather Graham’s “The Night is Watching.”

  56. Rachel
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:33:19

    Reading “A Lady Awakened” by Grant

  57. kp
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:36:59

    Getting ready to start Heart of Obsidian !

  58. Linda S.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 13:49:42

    I really love the Unfinished Heroes series and I keep meaning to start the motorcycle books and get hooked on those, too.

  59. Fran S.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 14:01:43

    I’m actually re-reading a really great YA, Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  60. MD
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 14:31:04

    I’m just planning to start on “The invitation to sin” by Sarah Morgan, which has been highly recommended here (or was it SBTB?)

  61. bn100
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 14:50:40

    not reading anything now

  62. Robyn B.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 14:54:19

    I am currently reading Dare You To by Kate McGarry.

  63. Amy Johnson
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 14:58:34

    Just got done with Entwined With You.

  64. erinf1
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:01:09

    I’m inbetween books… kinda in a meh reading mood so nothing right now!

  65. Sandypo
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:09:55

    What a great giveaway! Thanks so much.

  66. Janet W
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:22:15

    I’m reading Brilliant Alliance by Elizabeth Jackson–an OOP Signet Regency. I’m trying to decide from the back cover description who will win the hand of the heroine. Triangles are often to be found in Signets.

  67. Christine K
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:31:31

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

  68. Melissa P
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:52:40

    I love Kristen Ashley! Thank you for this giveaway!
    I am currently reading Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn.

  69. Julaine
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 15:53:32

    This series has became a guilty pleasure. There are more politically correct books, there are books that challenge me more, there are books I read when I want to learn some about a different culture or time period. But sometimes I just want to relax and enjoy the magical experience of pure fantasy. “Do I want to live in a KA world? Hell No, but I sure do enjoy visiting there.”

  70. Tasha Walls
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 16:03:05

    I am currently reading Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh. :) I love Kristen Ashley! She’s one of my new addictions.

  71. Misty
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 16:20:09

    1st 2 books in Jayne Rylon’s Hot Rods series: King Cobra and Mustang Sally.

  72. ruth locke
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 16:31:11

    I am reading Shy and Tabby’s book. Looking forward to “Fire Inside”!

  73. Angie G
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 16:32:53

    My TBR pile is out of control! I’m ok with that though. I love KA books and can’t wait to read about Lanie & Hop.

  74. Liz C.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 16:34:41

    I’ve heard so much about Kristen Ashley but I haven’t read anything by her yet, so this is a great contest for me! Thanks!

  75. Ducky
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 18:17:13

    I just started Tessa Dare’s “A Week To Be Wicked”.

  76. Kristen
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 18:29:25

    I’m rereading Irish Thoroughbred!

  77. Kimberly C.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 18:49:11

    Just finished my first Kristen Ashley, “Sweet Dreams.” LOVED IT!

  78. Susan S.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 18:49:37

    I am reading Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield.

  79. Penny Lee
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 18:50:51

    I enjoyed Rock Chick & have several others on my wishlist. I currently reading Maya Banks’ Rush

  80. Chelsea B.
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 19:02:34

    I haven’t currently decided what to read next yet! Hmmmm….

  81. sarac
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 19:18:03

    currently reading Sharon Shinn’s Shape of Desire. It’s going pretty slow.

  82. Pam Keener
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 19:29:14

    sounds like an awesome read

  83. Kare
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 20:14:05

    About to start Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare. I don’t want to say goodbye to Spindle Cove!

  84. SophiaD
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 20:20:24

    Jumping around books right now moon by Benjamin Percy and the new richelle mead.

  85. Amy P
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 20:36:25

    Just grabbed the new one by Jill Shalvis (and almost finished) !! Need some more books just in time for summer . . . hanging at the beach, reading!

    Can’t wait!

  86. Maria Macha
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 20:49:26

    I would love to read these stories!

  87. Victoria Zumbrum
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 20:51:49

    I am reading Pushing the Limits. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  88. LisaJo885
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 21:48:31

    Just finished “Shapeshifted” by Cassie Alexander (bought it at the signing yesterday!) and now I need to get back into whichever Pennyroyal Green book I’m reading. It’s the story of Miles and what’s-her-name. I’m obviously enthralled by it *rolls eyes*.

  89. azteclady
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 00:45:26

    Almost done with my reread of the Psy/Changeling books–waiting for amazon to deliver Heart of Obsidian

  90. JenM
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 00:55:23

    I’m just finishing Bewitching by Jill Barnett, and starting Flirting with Disaster by Ruthie Knox. The reading’s been good lately.

  91. Alyssa C.
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 02:04:23

    I’m reading Dare You To by Katie McGarry!

  92. Tiffany
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 02:14:39

    Love Kristen Ashley!!

  93. Julie
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 02:30:31

    Still on Heart of Obsidian (like a lot of people, haha).

  94. Phyllis Lamken
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:52:12

    Dreamstone by Glenna McReynolds.

  95. Leni
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 15:16:00

    About to read Up In Flames by Tory Richards.

  96. Jessie L
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 17:24:44

    I’m currently reading 16 Marsden Place by Rachel Brimble. Enjoying it so far.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  97. Kirstyn Walters
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 21:50:18

    Thanks for the giveaway. Can’t wait to start Fire Inside!

  98. Nancy
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 00:53:31

    I’m about to start Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg for a book club. Thanks for the giveaway!

  99. Skarrelkind
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 04:52:05

    I’m a new eBook reader for about a week now and it is so exiting. I feel like a child waiting for a birthday or Christmas present. Thanks for all the exiting giveaways. Enjoy a wonderful weekend :-)

  100. Jessica Katz
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:57:50

    I finished Fire Inside and am now on to Entwined with You!

  101. Nicole Lang
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:00:43

    I am currently re reading Rock Chick Reckoning by Kristen Ashley for probably the fifth time! I still love it :)

  102. Breezy
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:03:11

    Thank you for hosting such an amazing contest!

  103. Josie Hink
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:09:26

    Seduction and Snacks….so so funny!!!

  104. Heidi Bailey
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:12:14

    I’m not reading anything right now but I’m about to start Tangled

  105. Jennifer Hallman
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:17:18

    Just finished reading Fire Inside! Would love a hard copy :)

  106. Mindy Helm
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:19:07

    Just finished Possession by Jennifer Lyon this morning. Can’t wait for book 3 to come out in September.

  107. Toni Thompson
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 11:42:18

    Love Kristen Ashley!!! She is my favorite author. I am reading Lady Luck (Kristen Ashley) for the 3rd time at the momment.

  108. Arely Z.
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 12:27:33

    I finished yesterday Vanguard of Hope by Kathy Steinemann :)

  109. Debra Diaz
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 12:31:09

    Reading Sweet Thing!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Mo
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 14:24:39

    Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers by Diane Kelly

  111. Angela Rizzo
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:05:49

    What a freakin’ awesome giveway! Thanks! I’m currently reading “Extinguish” by JM Darhower….kind of forgot to put that in my original comment! LOL

  112. Michelle M.
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 18:44:40

    I seriously can’t wait to read Chaos series! I finished all of Dream Man and was so happy when I saw the spin off series.

    I just finished Until the Sun Falls from the Sky and going to start Knight next. I can’t get enough of KA!

  113. Skarrelkind
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 05:47:10

    What a awesome way to spend a cold rainy day with my hubby in bed, reading, posting a comment etc :-). LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

  114. Stacy White
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 10:59:37

    I’m in the midst of the Colorado Mountain Series, for the 3rd time, because it’s my all time favorite :P

  115. cmarcieb
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 12:31:05

    Hard to believe there is someone, somewhere that doesn’t read Kristen Ashley. Oooooh, what you are missing.

  116. Kary
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 14:45:25

    Just finished Heart of Obsidian!

  117. Julie
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 15:30:39

    Love Kristen Ashley!!

  118. Skarrelkind
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 15:29:48

    I’m off to bed with my laptop…want to do some reading before my hubby joins me. Good night everyone :-)

  119. Skarrelkind
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 01:49:50

    Good Morning everyone :-)

  120. Brianna (The Book Vixen)
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 09:47:16

    I’m reading Freefall by Jill Sorenson. I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

  121. AuntieKristin
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 11:33:38

    Reading Heart of Obsidian…

  122. Skarrelkind
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 02:52:07

    Only 20 more hours to go!!! YAH!!!!!

  123. Michelle F.
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 18:26:39

    Glad the books are print because I don’t do e-books (no computer or e-reader). Haven’t heard of the author before. I’m currently reading a mystery: Book, Line, and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay.

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