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One Day Excerpt and Giveaway: With Everything I Am by Kristen...

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With Everything I Am

We’ve reviewed several Kristen Ashley books here at Dear Author and have even posted a guest piece by Carina Press Executive Editor, Angela James. Why? Because Kati, Angela, and I have all experienced the thrall that is Kristen Ashley’s writing. Ms. Ashley is now contracted to Hachette and will be re-releasing the Dream Man series and Colorado series along with two spin off books in a new series called Chaos. The re-release begins in December.

Even though I find KA’s storytelling mesmerizing, I will be the first to admit the writing is rough but in this giveaway, you have the opportunity to try her work without risk. The more people that enter, the more copies that Ashley’s team will give away. Use the widget to enter.

Edited: To Enter, simply leave a comment. Don’t leave your email in the body of the comment. I can grab that from the admin side of WordPress. The contest for the ARC version ends tonight at Midnight EST. But Dear Author will throw in four copies on the release day so the contest for those will end on Thursday Midnight EST.

 

The following is an excerpt from her upcoming release “With Everything I Am”

Prologue

Connection

 

The trail of blood was leading the hunters straight to him.

Normally, he would have outrun them long before now, but with his right flank wounded by the shotgun blast and with him unable to rest or transform in order to heal quickly, he was simply losing more blood, more energy and slowing.

He tried to sense his brethren but they weren’t near. They weren’t due for hours.

He’d arrived early, too early.

Something had drawn him to this forest, so much as called out to him.

And, as usual, he followed his instincts.

He’d gone early and transformed so his senses would be sharper in order to seek out whatever it was.

Therefore, he’d been distracted and, if he was honest with himself, cocky. He’d smelled the hunters but he’d never expected they’d be a threat. Humans rarely were.

As he ran, he sensed it again, out there. It was close, whatever it was and the pull of it was so strong, it made him momentarily lose focus.

This cost him. He wasn’t watching where he was going. He wasn’t scanning the landscape.

He skidded to a painful halt, the snow blossoming out in white wings at his sides. A sheer rock face in front of him. A dense forest of pine trees, difficult to maneuver especially injured, to his right. Hunters at his back and to his left…

He stared.

A child.

Wearing a pink hat, scarf, boots and mittens and a navy coat, her long blonde hair falling down her shoulders.

Her green eyes were on him.

She couldn’t be more than five, maybe six, alone in the snow, in the forest, in the dead of night.

What the fuck? He thought

She had to be lost. Her need for rescue was what he must have sensed.

But he could feel no fear from her, not even of him and in this form everyone and everything feared him.

But obviously not her.

She was gazing at him calmly as if she took moonlit strolls regularly and further, as if she could see him plainly in the dark.

As if she was one of his own.

Impossible, he thought.

First, she was blonde. There were no blondes of his kind. None. Not in history.

Second, he’d smell it and she smelled starkly human.

He considered transforming. However, even if the cold couldn’t kill him, he didn’t relish the idea of transforming into a six foot six inch naked man with a gunshot wound to his thigh in front of a child. Not to mention, the hunters, who were gaining and who he could far more easily attack as a wolf (which was not forbidden, but frowned upon even if there was no alternative as it seemed would soon be the case).

But it was forbidden to change in front of a human who didn’t know about their secret culture.

Completely forbidden.

Even for him.

He heard the hunters crashing through the snow and branches, getting ever closer and he turned swiftly and growled low.

It was his vast experience there were two different kinds of human hunters.

There were those who took what they called their “sport” seriously and behaved, in their way, honorably.

These, he knew, were not those kind of hunters. Therefore, if they weren’t careful (which they would not be) they could hurt her.

He couldn’t allow that.

In fact, he’d die to stop it.

The force of this knowledge startled him but he knew it instantly and instinctively straight down to his immortal soul.

The hunters crashed through the trees into the clearing where he stood and leveled their shotguns at him.

He growled again and advanced, giving them their target.

Surprisingly, so did the child and she did so rapidly.

No!” she shrieked, taking the hunters’ attention and before he could move a muscle, she slid to a halt in front of him. She threw her arms wide as if to shield him with her body.

He tore his gaze from the hunters and stared at her in stunned surprise.

My puppy!” she cried. “You hurt my puppy!

“Get away from that animal!” one hunter bellowed, the barrel of his gun moving subtly, aiming away from the child.

“Jesus,” another muttered. “What’s a kid doin’ out here?”

“My puppy!” she shouted again, turned and lifted up on her toes so she could wrap her arms around his neck, pressing her face into the thick fur there. “You hurt my puppy!” she repeated on a wail as if her heart was torn apart. Then, not detaching her arms from his neck, her head rounded on the hunters again and she yelled, “Papa is going to be so mad.”

“Kid, I said, get away from that animal,” the first hunter ordered.

She ignored him. “Papa went all the way to Alaska to get my puppy for me and he got out tonight. He wouldn’t come when Papa called and called and whistled and called and we were so worried, so, so worried, we couldn’t get to sleep. We were looking for him, looking all over. Papa is just out there…” She took an arm away to point vaguely in the direction from where she came. “We were looking for him and Papa is going to be sooo mad that you shot my puppy!” She ended on a shriek, throwing her arm around his neck again, holding on tight and pressing her face into his fur, her body beginning to shake with false sobs.

Bloody hell but she was a cunning little human and, as a wolf, if he could laugh, he would.

Unfortunately, he could not.

Instead, he shifted his furry bulk into her and without delay she pressed closer.

“Fuckin’ A,” the third hunter mumbled, his eyes narrowed on the girl as he lowered his gun. “Is that Senator Arlington’s daughter?”

Fuck!” the second hunter hissed, lowering his own firearm. “It is.”

“Kid –” the first hunter started in a soothing tone.

She pulled her face away from his neck and glared at the hunters. “Go! Go now! If you go now, I won’t tell Papa it was you.”

They hesitated, all their guns lowered now, their feet shuffling.

Go!” she screamed, her child’s voice piercing the brittle air.

“Maybe we could talk to Senator Arlington,” the third one whispered his suggestion. “Explain things.”

“Yeah?” the first hunter asked sarcastically, turning angry eyes at his friend. “Do you want to tell Senator Arlington how we were out at night and you shot his precious daughter’s dog? Do you, Gary? Hunh?”

“That ain’t no dog,” the second hunter said, his eyes never leaving the beast. “That’s a wolf.”

“Don’t look like no wolf I’ve ever seen,” the third hunter noted and his voice turned greedy. “He’s huge. A beauty. Got to be a hundred pounds heavier than any wolf –”

“He’s a wolf, ain’t no dog,” the second hunter pressed.

“Jesus, Lloyd, you ever see a wild wolf stand calm next to a kid with her arms wrapped around his ruff?” the first hunter, clearly the brains of the crew, threw out.

“He’s a rare breed!” the child snapped, sounding adorably impatient, making it clear their squabbling was highly annoying and she had far better things to do. Her arms tightened as she continued, “That’s why Papa had to go all the way to –”

“All right, kid,” the first hunter cut her off, taking a step back while throwing his arm out to indicate his friends should follow suit. “Promise you won’t tell your Pa you saw us?”

“Promise you’ll stop hunting wolves in this region?” she shot back shrewdly, not sounding five or six but much older.

“Kid –” the first hunter started.

She interrupted him angrily, “Since you know you’re not allowed.”

The hunters stared at her in shock.

“They said she was weird,” the third hunter, having moved back several paces, whispered in a voice that he thought only he could hear.

“I’m not weird!” the child snapped and he swung his canine eyes to her in further surprise because he, of course, could hear. Even in the form of a man he had heightened hearing but he’d never known a human to have that kind of range.

The third hunter started then mumbled again, “Weird.”

The child’s body grew stiff with hurt affront.

The wolf growled.

All the hunters stared at the beast.

“Promise!” she demanded.

They were silent.

“I’ll tell my Papa…” she threatened.

“Okay, kid, we promise,” the first hunter assured her, moving back again.

The wolf and child stood still and silent, watching the hunters retreat. A pace, two, three, four, then they turned and made their way swiftly through the wood.

“Silly men,” she whispered irritably as she let him go and looked at him, her astute green eyes moving the length of him to his flank then she murmured, “Poor puppy.” She patted him on the neck. “Papa will fix you, he’s good at that. Let’s go home.”

She started walking away and he stood still, watching her, uncertain, even with his experience of all things human, inhuman and beast, what to make of the child.

She turned back.

“It’s okay, puppy,” she told him. “You can trust me. I’m not weird. Promise. It’s just…” she paused and quirked her head to the side. “Animals understand me. Papa says it’s a special gift.” She patted her thigh with her pink mitten. “Come on, we’ll take good care of you.” She lifted her hand to her heart, made a cross and grinned an immensely adorable grin the sight of which he felt in his gut. “Cross my heart.”

She turned again and marched away.

He followed.

Not because of her promise she’d take care of him.

Instead, because he needed to protect her.

It wasn’t far, maybe a five minute trek (but annoyingly painful and lumbering for him), when they came upon a log cabin in the trees. Warm, welcoming lights flooded from its windows, a sparkling Christmas tree shown in one.

“That’s home,” she told him, her voice reverent. “We have another home, in the city, but Momma and Papa and I like this one way better. We come here every Christmas.” She turned to him and smiled a bright smile. “Come on!”

She ran the rest of the way, throwing open the door and turning again in its frame to pat her leg.

Limping less but still limping, he followed.

He entered the cabin and could see exactly why she’d prefer this place to any other.

It was small but it was homey, rustic, warm and friendly.

He could live his life there.

She was busy rushing around the cabin and he stood in the door watching her.

“We’ll get you all warm and you can rest. Momma and Papa will be home soon and he’ll know what to do. Papa always knows what to do,” she babbled as she bunched clean sheets on a rug before the fire with her still mittened hands and then she turned to him and patted her leg again. “Come on, puppy. It’s okay.”

He cautiously limped to the sheets.

She pulled off her mitten and ran her fingers down his head. “Good puppy,” she murmured.

He collapsed with a canine groan to the sheets.

“There you go,” she whispered, crouching beside him to give him a rub.

Then she ran to the door, closed it and pulled off her hat, mittens, scarf and coat, throwing them efficiently on the couch.

She took a fluffy throw from a chair and brought it to him, tossing it on his body and arranging it carefully as he felt the healing in his flank sharpen.

No longer running, the wound would be mended within half an hour.

She sat down behind him and whispered, “I’ll just lay here with you until Papa gets home.” He felt her settle and press her little body down his back. “Keep you warm and safe,” she mumbled, her voice turning sleepy. “Then Papa will take care of you.”

Regardless of the fact that she was clearly a gifted child, like any child she was dead asleep within minutes.

And he lay beside her, letting the healing work and thinking, even though she clearly adored her father, he would be having words with a man who’d let his child, gifted or not, stay alone in a remote cabin and wander the forest in the dead of night. He didn’t give a fuck that she was obviously quite capable or if she did, indeed, have a way with animals.

No good human parent did that.

He was whole again and he sensed them well before they arrived.

He carefully moved away so as not to waken her, had transformed and was standing beside her wrapped in the throw she’d placed over him when the door opened.

His brethren glanced at him then the child then his brother Calder threw him his pants.

He pulled them on as his father walked close.

Too close to the child.

Unconsciously he straightened, pants still half unbuttoned, and moved to stand in front of her.

His father, Mac’s eyes slid away from the girl and caught his.

Then he watched Mac’s face gentle.

“Callum,” Mac murmured softly.

“She’s Senator Arlington’s daughter,” Callum announced, his voice low in deference to her sleep but rumbling because he was pissed way the hell off.

“I know,” his father replied.

“I’m uncertain of an allegiance with a man who’d leave his daughter unprotected,” Callum went on.

Callum watched something flash across Mac’s face and what he saw made him brace.

“It matters not,” his father said softly and when Callum opened his mouth to speak again Mac lifted a hand. “Senator Arlington was assassinated tonight. His wife with him.”

Callum’s head jerked toward the innocently sleeping child and he felt his gut clench painfully at the thought that she, especially she, would lose her mother and clearly beloved father on Christmas Eve.

“She was here for her safety,” Mac continued and Callum’s eyes cut back to him as he carried on, “You were here for it as well.”

“I –” Callum started, surprised at this announcement and getting pretty fucking tired of surprises.

Mac got closer. “It was a test.”

Callum’s jaw grew tight.

He had endured a fair few of his father’s tests in his very long life.

He watched Mac look back down at the girl with an infinitely gentle expression and he knew his father wasn’t finished.

He wasn’t wrong.

When Mac’s eyes came back to Callum, he went on, “As ever, you passed,” Callum watched his father smile and something oddly joyous shone in his eyes before he murmured, “And so did she.”

“Would you like to tell me what you’re on about?” Callum suggested.

Mac didn’t hesitate. “Tonight, my son, the connection has begun.”

Callum felt his body go solid before his eyes sliced down to the girl.

He looked again to his father, his voice coated in angry disbelief. “She’s human.”

Mac took in a breath through his nose, hesitated, opened his mouth, closed it then opened it again to say, “She is.”

“I can’t be connected to a human,” Callum clipped.

“The oracle has spoken,” his father declared.

Callum heard his brethren pull in shocked breaths.

Mac moved even closer and his voice grew lower when he asked, “You felt it?”

Bloody hell.

He felt it.

It was bigger than him, bigger than his brethren, bigger and more important than anything.

He’d die for her.

She was in a very important sense, his reason for being.

Hell, he’d even moved to protect her against his own father, a wolf he knew wouldn’t harm a living soul unless forced to do it.

Fuck!” he bit out.

“She’ll be protected until the time is right,” Mac assured.

Callum narrowed his gaze on him and growled, “She bloody better be.”

Mac glanced to the side. “Ryon, see to it, our best men.”

“But, Mac, we can’t –” Ryon began and Callum watched his father’s eyes narrow.

“See to it,” Mac ordered.

“We’re at war!” Ryon hissed. “We need every brother we have. We can’t afford –”

Mac cut Ryon off by repeating, “See to it.”

Callum watched his brethren shift and glance at each other.

Then their gazes moved back to him with dawning realization.

Callum had the same thought they did and he felt his body grow tight.

He looked back to Mac and asked with extreme unease, “She’s my queen?”

He watched his father nod and anguish tore through him but he didn’t allow it to show, instead, he lifted his chin.

“When?” he demanded to know.

“It matters not,” Mac replied.

“You’re my father and you’re my king, it fucking matters that you’re soon to die,” Callum ground out.

Mac didn’t answer.

Callum leaned forward. “Why didn’t you tell me?”

“I have my reasons,” Mac responded.

Jesus but Mac could be mysterious and in the three hundred fifty years of his life it never failed to piss Callum off.

“Mac –” Callum began but his father lifted his hand and placed it on Callum’s shoulder.

“We’re at war and this war will not end under my reign. You and she,” he glanced down at the girl before his eyes moved back to his son. “Will lead our people to peace.”

Callum didn’t know what he was feeling because there was too much to feel.

What he did know was that he didn’t like any of it.

His eyes leveled on his father’s and he promised, “If they bring you down, it’ll be a fucking bloody peace and only on my fucking terms.”

Mac leaned close as his fingers tightened on Callum’s arm.

Then he whispered in his son’s ear, “I’m counting on that.”

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

107 Comments

  1. Merrian
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 04:12:19

    The contest widget says it is no longer accepting entries

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  2. Pallavi
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 05:11:08

    I’m sorry but ew, ew, ew…. I am just skeeving out at the idea of a 6 foot 6 inch man, finding out that a 5 year old girl is his mate!!! Can anyone say Twilight????

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  3. Jane
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 06:40:47

    @Merrian: Am looking into it.

    @Pallavi: It must be the new thing in paranormals.

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  4. Tabitha
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 06:44:51

    I couldn’t enter the giveaway. The widget says contest is no longer accepting entries.

    As for KA’s news, her newsletter was so full of goodness this morning. I wonder how much the Dream Man and Colorado books will change in the print edition? I will pick up Motorcycle Man and the Coloroado series in print, love those books!

    And omg I am so anxious for the first book in the Chaos series, Tabby and Shy’s story. I hope GCP won’t let us wait too long for the book to be release!!

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  5. Katie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:24:27

    I’ve been meaning to give Ashley a try. Please enter me in the giveaway! (Widget broken)

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  6. Julia Broadbooks
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:27:04

    I’m not entirely sold on the adult guy being mated with a child, but it’s KA and I’m apparently her bitch.

    Kudos to her on her deal. Do we know if the Dream Man books going to get edited or simply reissued?

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  7. Kim L.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:27:17

    I would love a chance to try Kristen Ashley. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  8. Sarah L.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:34:53

    I would like to give this author a try, the premise is a little odd… But, who knows… Would you please enter me in the giveaway? Thanks!

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  9. Dana
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:35:54

    I don’t know if this is open to international readers, but if it is- count me in :) Happy Thanksgiving.

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  10. Mo
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:38:58

    I’d love to give her books a go. Please enter me.

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  11. Carin
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:40:11

    Please enter me. I know I should be bothered by the early mating bond thing, but I’m absolutely not!

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  12. MarieC
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:42:47

    I’ve wanted to try her books. Please count me in!

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  13. Joni
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:43:39

    I’ll give it a try. Please enter me. Thanks.

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  14. kp
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:45:21

    would love a chance to win the giveaway…thanks

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  15. Sarah
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 07:47:44

    Fully admit I want to be entered. Having read the Colorado series yet.

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  16. Marc
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:15:08

    All your reviews have made me curious about whether I could also be a Kristen Ashley addict. If it is open internationally please enter me.

    Does this also mean that we should buy the ebooks before they go DRM controlled and increase in price through Hachette?

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  17. Teri Anne Stanley
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:18:45

    Love, Love, Love the Dream Man series. Working on the Rock Chicks, now!

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  18. Judy
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:30:47

    Love Kristen Ashley’s books, please enter me for this one.

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  19. Jane A
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:50:39

    Please enter me in this contest as I seem to buy pretty much anything she writes!

    I’m happy for KA, but bummed to hear she will be published by Hatchette, who still appear to be part of the evil empire.

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  20. Sig
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:01:11

    Agree on the term “thrall”, i read the Colorado series in less than a week and I work 12 hrs! I want my own Dream Man!

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  21. Anya
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:06:04

    I’d like to try Kristen Ashley out, so please enter me in the giveaway! Please let me know if you need my email or anything else :)

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  22. Tori
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:35:52

    Sign me up please. :)

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  23. Susan
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:41:09

    I am intrigued by all the reviews.

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  24. FullofGrace
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:45:19

    Pick me! I NEED this book since I read almost all of her backlist in a month. *sigh*

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  25. Ducky
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:47:36

    Please enter me too. Thank you.

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  26. Lillie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:48:21

    I haven’t tried KA’s PNRs yet. I think I need to!

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  27. Amy
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 09:49:50

    Please enter me for the crack! :)

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  28. Diane Mc.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:04:01

    Enter me in the contest.

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  29. Bobby
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:06:28

    I would love to be entered to win! I think ‘risk free’ is a relative term with Kristen Ashley’s writing considering the levels of addiction it can cause. Thank you for the chance.

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  30. Chris W
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:09:13

    Please enter me for the book!

    Your guys MM review has got me hooked :)

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  31. Julie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:11:24

    Interesting. I’d like to be entered, please and thank you!

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  32. bethany
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:30:16

    Interested to try KA without paying. The roughness mentioned in the reviews has scared me off, but I am so intrigued by all the good buzz she gets.

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  33. Ellen
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:32:27

    Really think I should stay away, but like free chocolate that I should stay away from, too, I am in for the give away.

    Like Jayne, I would also like to know if the reissues will be edited/polished.

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  34. Sophia (FV)
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:34:04

    It’s Kristen Ashley. I have to enter the giveaway. I can’t help it. :)

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  35. Suz Glo
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:34:37

    This is quite an interesting story idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Alicia
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:40:47

    I’ve lost hours to Kristen Ashley’s books. Apparently, I’m going to lose a few more.

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  37. Jennifer M(OR)
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:45:14

    I’d love to be entered. I haven’t tried any of her paranormals. Yet.

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  38. Angela
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:45:31

    Please enter me! Thanks!

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  39. A.M.K.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:46:00

    I’d like to enter, too :)

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  40. Cheryl McInnis
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:49:35

    I’ve read the Dream Man series and enjoyed it, so I guess I had better catch up on her backlist before Agency pricing kicks in ;)

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  41. Sarah
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:50:17

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  42. Leslie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:50:43

    I love book giveaways! Sign me up.
    KA must be walking on air. Congrats!

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  43. LauraB
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:11:59

    Yay! More KA to glom over. Thanks. And congrats to Kristen on landing the deal with Hachette.

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  44. Nadia Lee
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:25:31

    Please enter me!! :)

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  45. winnie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:27:13

    I would love to be entered, thanks!

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  46. Gillian Archer
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:36:51

    A chance for free KA crack? Sign me up!

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  47. RachelT
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:37:10

    I really enjoyed the first book in the Rock Chick series, but was disappointed that the second was so similar. However, would love to try another series. Please enter me. Thanks

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  48. Jess1
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 11:44:57

    Had problem entering. Good excerpt. Thanks for the contest and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  49. Ann F.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:05:09

    I just finished the first book in this series and really liked it. I felt like the editing had improved a bit from some of her earlier books. Anyhow, I’m really looking forward to this book. I read the sample chapters and I’m hooked! Please enter me.

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  50. Faye
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:05:56

    I’d like to be entered too, please! Thanks!

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  51. Wendy
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:06:07

    I’ve found so many good books through this site – books I wouldn’t have thought I’d be interested in so thank you for broadening my horizons. This prologue is intriguing – please enter me!

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  52. Bobbie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:40:42

    Just finished Until The Sun Falls From The Sky in anticipation of this new book. I am a HUGE KA fan!

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  53. trishJ
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:56:43

    I have heard so much about her books. Like they are addictive. Please enter me in the hat for the giveaway.

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  54. BoredCrow
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:58:52

    I don’t usually like paranormals, but I was intrigued by the prologue.

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  55. Ruth
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:04:25

    I can’t wait to experience the cracktasticness firsthand

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  56. Eva / TXBookjunkie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:08:06

    I’m really hoping this one is better then the first book in this series (which I found to be meh – PNR is not her strong suit). But I’m a KA addict so I’m in regardless.

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  57. Little Lamb Lost
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:19:03

    I thought this excerpt was well written. Would like to be entered into the giveaway.

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  58. Na S.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:19:39

    I would love to win this!

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  59. JenM
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:30:04

    Yikes, agency pricing! Guess I’ll be buying some books this weekend. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. L
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:33:31

    Enter me too please! Thanks

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  61. Justine
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:40:56

    I haven’t read any KA yet, but bring it on!

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  62. Jen
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:41:13

    Please enter me!

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  63. 3beans
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 13:41:44

    Mmm, more KA! Although, will agree that the first book in this series wasn’t as strong as her other books. Still, any KA is good!

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  64. farmwifetwo
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 14:11:41

    I’m a newcomer to KA’s books and without goodreads would never have known about them. Yes, the writing is rough, but there’s lots of it and IMO for $4 you get your monies worth.

    I have read books 1 and 2 of Dream Man and just started the 4th… I’m still debating on the 3rd b/c I’m just not certain about the heroine.

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  65. camilla
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 14:55:11

    I found this author through your reviews and love love love her!!!!!

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  66. Angie G
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 14:56:46

    Sounds great. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  67. Leslie
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 14:59:45

    I would LOVE a chance to try this one out!!!

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  68. Jacqueline C.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 15:14:30

    I have books from both the Dream Man and Colorado Mountain series already. I really hope the new, edited versions are pushed to those of us who’ve already purchased them.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. Sweeney
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 15:41:37

    I’d love a copy!

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  70. Charli
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 15:49:21

    I’m in! These books sound intriguing! Even if I don’t win, I’m checking Kristin Ashley out.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Best wishes,
    Charli

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  71. Anne Tierney
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 16:09:50

    sounds very intriguing!

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  72. wade2121
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 16:25:00

    This sounds really interesting.

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  73. Taryn Elliott
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 16:36:11

    I totally understand the crack that is Ashley. I’d love to be in on the giveaway.

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  74. Emily
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 16:41:05

    I want! I’ve read all of hers and would love to win!

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  75. Melissa P
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 16:55:41

    I’ve loved what I’ve read of Kristen Ashley. This looks like a good read as well!

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  76. ruth
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:02:12

    I can’t wait! I’m rereading Rock Chick this week.

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  77. brandy
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:15:00

    I have never read a book like this with the paranormal-ness and life-matey thing… I’m in!

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  78. kini
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:21:04

    I have enjoyed all the KA books I’ve read so far, but haven’t ventured into her paranormal stuff. I will have to use this as the opportunity to check it out.

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  79. Jenny Schwartz
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:30:26

    I found Kristen Ashley’s books via one of Angela James’s reviews and just devoured the Rock Chick series. I can not wait for Ally and Ren’s story! (I just had to squeee! that somewhere)

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  80. Maureen
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:32:54

    I would love to read it.

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  81. Kim
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 17:47:04

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. Rue
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 18:23:25

    Ohh KA books giveaway! :tosses name into hat:

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  83. Kaetrin
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 18:28:59

    Me please :)

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  84. Kathryn
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 18:34:08

    Devoured Motorcycle Man. Since I’m on a diet it was the next best thing to a bag of Cheetos and a real Root Beer.

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  85. Kim
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 18:55:20

    I read Motorcycle Man based on Angela James’ review here at DA – and found I totally agreed with her thoughts. I thank DA for the review, even if my wallet doesn’t, because that book resulted in my pillaging through her backlist and getting hours of reading enjoyment.

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  86. Katrina T.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 19:13:16

    I love Kristen Ashley’s books. The Golden Dynasty is one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Michelle K
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 19:26:12

    Ooo, this book sounds good!

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  88. Elizabeth K-W
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 19:43:06

    She is new to me, so this would be most exciting. I love new authors that others already love.

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  89. Chris
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 19:58:54

    Sounds good- please include me too!

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  90. Lorraine from CA
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 20:30:20

    I’d love a chance to read Kristen Ashley. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. Lynnette
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 20:36:53

    Excerpt looked great. Thanks for the chance.

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  92. Garmin
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 21:00:27

    I liked the excerpt. I’ve never read Ashley and really want to try after reading your reviews.

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  93. Dee Feagin
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 21:53:16

    I’ve been hooked on Kristen Ashley since I fell into Motorcycle Man and was promptly hooked. Don’t know anyone like her girls but I wish I lived in their world even with its dark edges. Each book sucks me in from the start and normally I don’t even like first person narratives, but she makes it work every time. Please enter me in this drawing.

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  94. Booklover1335
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 22:24:39

    I’ve heard so much about this author, but not read her yet. Interesting to know that her ebooks will be going mass. I guess if I want to read them and pay less I better buy them now :) Thanks for the chance to win and see what all of the fuss is about.

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  95. Becky M.
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 22:24:41

    I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about Kristen Ashley–am dying to read!

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  96. Nancy
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 22:34:38

    I’ve heard good things about Kristen Ashley. I love “crack” books but I dislike unpolished/unedited writing so I’ve been wary. This excerpt seemed fun.

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  97. kathy cole
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 22:39:16

    I keep hearing more people love the crack, so please enter me.

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  98. Shelley
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 22:42:45

    Would love to try a paranormal. Count me in.

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  99. TIffany M
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 22:58:47

    This is the only KA series I haven’t read yet. Thanks for the excerpt & chance to win.

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  100. KC
    Nov 21, 2012 @ 23:45:34

    I’ve heard good things about KA – thanks for the opportunity!

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  101. willaful
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 00:58:35

    Try without risk sounds good to me!

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  102. Diana
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 02:20:28

    Count me in!

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  103. JoJo
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 06:59:40

    @Pallavi: No ew factor…they don’t meet up again until she is 37 (the hero, I believe, has already been alive for hundreds of years).

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  104. Lisa
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 19:24:47

    These sound like good books. Thanks for the chance!

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  105. SarahM
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 19:32:34

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Jordan
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 13:00:34

    I love KA! Thanks for the opportunity for the new novel!

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  107. brandy
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 15:21:14

    Congrats to the winners!

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