This author is fantastic! I have loved everything she has ever written! She seems to have an interesting voice in telling her stories and such a well-developed dynamic. All of her books have a little of everything humor, romance, mystery, great characters and in my opinion the ultimate Alpha males. I am not a re-reader of books but Kristen’s books have something special that I can just read them over and over again. I honestly get cravings for her writing and have to decide which one will cure it. If I get into a real reading slump I always go back to something of her’s to get me out.
Most of her books have that ultimate scene that pulls at your heartstrings, makes you feel like these characters are real and really connects you to them. They also stay with you and you never forget them. For instance the beach scene in Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain Series Book 3), the stairwell scene in Rock Chick Regret (which is my favorite book of hers….. I think that changes all the time), the say something moment in Deacon (The Unfinished Heroes Series Book 4), and the list goes on. If you’ve read a Kristen Ashley you understand what I am talking about!
The reason for this post is because she just released a new book from her Honey series last week and wrote a blog post stating this:
If the worst happened and some strange wind came and erased the dream I’ve been living since my books took off and all my books were blown away from memory, I’d hope and pray for just that one scene to remain. To remind me as a neurotic writer that I can do this.
Yes, that has always been that scene in THREE WISHES.
Until THE FARTHEST EDGE.
I do not say this lightly. The scene in THREE WISHES has held this top spot for me for so long, I thought nothing would skim past it.
But then…something did.
These are the kind of feels she puts in her books. Jeezes just reading her post makes me get a little teary eyed because you know this woman is the ultimate writer even from just a blog post. If I could put into words half as well as her I could be gifted but she just blows it out of the park! If you want to read the full post check it out it is awesome and everything she says is true. Those scenes are amazing it makes me want to go back and re-read all of those books just for those scenes alone. However I’ll have to do that later because I want to read this scene that blew herself out of the water. So I am going to do something I have been putting off. I wasn’t real sure about this new Honey series so I haven’t started it, I’ve been putting it off and a little scared. I have loved every book from Kristen not one complaint actually, maybe one or two that weren’t my favorite but I still enjoyed them so they don’t really count haha. That is where my fear is coming in, what if I don’t like it, what if it’s not for me, what if her voice has changed, what if it knocks her off the pedestal I’ve put her on, what if so many other reasons. But I think it’s time I put my big girl panties on and start the series already, especially so I can read this scene that has become Kristen’s favorite scene she’s ever written.
If I am ever asked for a recommendation I can honestly say I always start with a Kristen Ashley, so there you have it go out and read anything Kristen Ashley kindle edition. If you’re in the mood for a specific type leave a comment and I’ll recommend one or just leave a comment with your favorite book or scene from Kristen. Happy Reading!
I’ll leave you with a little bit extra from Kristen! Damn can she write!
It seems almost heretical to say this, but most of all in the beauty I experienced with writing THE FARTHEST EDGE, I love it that Branch trusted me enough to give that scene to me so in turn I could give it to you.