New Release: Last Mile (Vicious Cycle #3) by Katie Ashley

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Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author ofRedemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club…

After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating.

Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend.

Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart.

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Check out the first two books in the series…
Vicious Cycle and Redemption Road

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

KATIE

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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✬✬New Release & Review: Redemption Road by Katie Ashley✬✬

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The New York Times bestselling author of Vicious Cycle plunges readers into a world of danger and desire in her newest in the Vicious Cycle motorcycle club romance series.

Looking for a walk on the wild side, Annabel Percy, the daughter of a powerful politician, starts dating a biker she knows is completely wrong for her. But she finds herself living a nightmare when she’s kidnapped and transported into a hell on earth she never could have imagined.

Born and bred into the Hells Raiders MC, Nathaniel “Reverend” Malloy lives and dies for his brothers. But when he becomes the unexpected savior of a rival club’s captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to nurse Annabel back to health—and to shelter her from the nightmares that torment her.

Once Annabel heals, she’s stunned to realize she is falling for the seductive man who saved her. Faced with their impossible attraction, can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he’s ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?

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MY REVIEW

Redemption Road by Katie Ashley
Rev & Annabel
HEARTBREAKING AND BREATHTAKING

Holy freaking hell! This book is cray cray! If you’re more into foo foo romance books that make even the shittiest situation somehow seem nice, then this book is not for you! There are some very prickly subjects within the confines of these pages. Some of the not so nice things life can throw at you and then some. Dig your heels in, grab a beer, a smoke, some chocolate, and a box of tissues cause you’re gonna need it!

Nathaniel “Rev” Malloy is fanfuckingtastic. He’s like the sleeping giant. He doesn’t seem to have much dialogue in the preceding book Vicious Cycle, therefore I didn’t feel like I really knew him too well until I laid my eyes on the pages of Redemption Road. This is a complex man. A man that has seen and been through some horrific ordeals and came out a tad bit fucked up on the other side. Rev has an enormous heart, he just chooses to keep it closed… until he comes to the realization that opening his heart and soul may just be what the doctor ordered to help a certain beautiful redhead with her demons!

Annabel is an exceedingly tough woman! To be violated, to be humiliated, and to be emotionally damaged like she was and still be able to hold her head up high and function fairly normal was a fete within itself. She comes from a privileged background, but you wouldn’t know it. This girl is the epitome of benevolence. She’d give you the shirt off her back and never think twice about it. When she meets Rev, I just knew those two would fit together like missing puzzle pieces. Swoon!

The supporting character cast is what it is… Deacon from VC is back and Alexandra his blushing bride… Those two are still my faves. Still making me laugh and cry! Willow is my one of the best written “kid parts” ever written… That kid makes me giggle uncontrollably. I can’t wait to see how our Bishop shapes up in the future! And of course there’s always the villian… Mendoza is the perfect candidate! Wow, I mean, wow that guys is an asspipe with an capitol A!!!!

Well, this is definitely a darker read. Not uber dark, but dark enough to shy away some of the squeamish readers. It’s funny and tragic and unexpected. The characters are incredibly relatable and their dialogue flows with ease and feels natural. It’s 336 (Kindle version) pages long and I was glued to it cover to cover!

5 Stars!

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Excerpt:

With my finger on my gun’s trigger, I started slowly across the marble floor. When Igot around the side of the bed, I was met with the sight of a pool of blood and a female body.

“Jesus Christ,” I muttered at the sight of the crumpled form in front of me. Shifting my guns, I dropped to the floor. It was a woman wearing only a man’s white dress shirt. Besides the blood, her body was black and blue with bruises. Someone had done a real number on her. It was obvious she had been left to die. My hand froze after I’d reached to push the strands of auburn hair out of the girl’s face. Sarah had auburn hair. Was it possible that I had unknowingly found her?

Could it be this easy?

“Sarah?” I questioned. “Sarah?” My tone had grown frantic. Her swollen eyelids fluttered at the sound of my voice. “Are you Sarah Edgeway?” “Annabel,” she whispered.

It felt like a harsh kick to the gut that it wasn’t Sarah. But at the same time, I knew I had to save this girl. Drawing her to me, I slid one of my arms under her back and the other under her legs. When I eased us off the floor, she cried out in pain. “I’m sorry. I’m going to get you help. I promise.”

She surprised me by opening her eyes and gazing up at me. “J-Jesus?” she croaked. It took me a moment to process that with my unkempt hair and beard I’d made her think of the religious figure. At the hopeful look in her bloodshot eyes, I felt terrible for having to let her down. “No, I’m Rev,” I said lamely.

My words seemed to be of little comfort to her as she grimaced in pain. “Hurts.” “I know. Stay with me. I’m going to get you out of here.”When I got to the doorway, I stuck my head out and peered left and right. It appeared to be clear, so I started out of the bed- room.

Cradling the girl in my arms made it a little more difficult to make our way through the maze of rooms. Just as I got to the doorway of the house, the stinging bite of a bullet pierced my left calf.

“Motherfucker,” I groaned before whirling around. The moment I saw it wasn’t one of our guys who might’ve shot in mistake, I started firing. I clipped the guy in the shoulder, sending him crashing to the ground.

Throwing open the front door, I waited for any gunfire in response. When everything remained silent, I eased out onto the veranda. Peering into the night, I saw one of the relief vans sitting outside the gates. My left leg dragged slightly behind me as I hustled as fast as I could. I was halfway across the courtyard when an explosion rocketed through the compound, sending me crashing to the ground.

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KATIE

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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✦✧New Release & Review: Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley✧✦

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New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

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REVIEW

Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley
Deacon & Alexandra
INTENSE, GRIPPING, AND EXTREMELY HOT READ!

Lemme start out by saying that I’ve read my fair share of MC books… some good, some great, and some… eh.. not so good! I’m always leery of new MC books/series as I’m not sure how they’re compare or match up to what I’ve liked. Enter Vicious Cycle. I was asked by Katie and Berkley Publishing to read it and give it an honest review…. I could have declined, but I totally would have missed out on one of the best new MC series to grace my kindle in a long time!

This book has so much more to it than some roughnecks and club whores! It has heart, it has humor, and most of all… it has Deacon Malloy! Well, and his sexy as sin brothers and friends!

Deacon is the Sergeant At Arms for the Hell’s Raiders Motorcycle Club. He’s lean, he’s mean, and he’s got some serious shit coming down the pike! A lifetime vendetta has brought Deacon the surprise of his life… I’d say it’s a cute surprise, but I’m sure if you asked Deacon he’d say it was more scarier than facing down the barrel of a gun. LOL! When Willow, a little 5 year old is basically dumped on his doorstep, what will he do? Get his “Mama Beth” of course *rolls eyes! Just wait till the Teacher pays him a visit, I think his brain just might explode!

Alexandra “Alex” Evans is Northern Georgia’s best elementary teacher. Alex has taken on the teaching responsibility of Deacon’s newly acquired tax deduction. When Willow doesn’t show up for school four days in a row, “Miss Alex” takes it upon herself to make a house call… to a MC! Holy hell! When she’s mistaken by Deacon for an undercover cop or informant the shit really hits the fan… translation: the sparks start to fly! Alex is truly a remarkably strong person! Perfect match up for Deacon!

Great supporting character cast. That little shit Willow… I could barely keep myself from bawling my eyes out at the horrifying ordeal that child went through at such a young age. She seemed to open up for Miss Alex which just melted my heart! Deacon’s brothers, Rev and Bishop are so damn funny… in a controlling hot MC guy kinda way! I loved that there was more to this story than just your basic running guns, strip joints, club whores, and fighting! This story even has a “Mother Hubbard” type of character in Mama Beth. Someone who’s silent until they need to be and then gives amazing advise!

This wonderful new book by Katie Ashley is a frontrunner in world! The storyline is so compelling that I found myself skipping sleepy time to finish it *yawn! The characters are very powerful and I could totally relate to them on many levels. Vicious Cycle deals with some very sinister subjects, it’s not for the faint of heart. The writing style was superb and it was effortless to read. The pacing flowed with efficiency and the highs and lows leading up to the climax were incredibly gripping.

an ARC was provided by the author and Berkley Publishing for an honest review

5 Stars

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

KATIE

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she has spent the last eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she is a full-time writer.

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THE PROPOSITION by Katie Ashley

The Proposition by Katie Ashley

The Proposition by Katie Ashley

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Emma Harrison finds her biological clock clanging and the elusive knight in shining armor yet to appear. She’s running out of options, especially after her gay best friend backs out from being her sperm donor. Of course, there’s always a sperm bank, but Emma fears a donor mix-up might impregnate her with the spawn of Satan.

Resident company womanizer, Aidan Fitzgerald, is used to always getting what he wants, especially in the bedroom. When Emma spurns his advances at the company Christmas party, he’s determined to have her no matter what it takes. After Aidan learns of Emma’s predicament, he is quick to offer a proposition that will benefit them both. He will father Emma’s child, but she must conceive it with him naturally. Not one for hook-ups or casual sex, Emma is reluctant to take him up on his offer, but his charm, coupled with her intense desire for motherhood, wins out.

Soon their baby-making sessions become more than just physical. Aidan can’t seem to walk away from her while Emma begins to wonder if Aidan could be the one. But can Aidan leave his past behind to become the man Emma needs him to be?

MY REVIEW:

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IN LOVE WITH THE DOUCHNOZZLE!!!

Ok… well… this was not at all what I was expecting…. IT WAS MUCH MORE!! Most authors I’ve read these days (although great writing) are very tame in their stories… not Katie Ashley… holy hell… this story brought out every emotion known to man!!! The story itself is lighthearted, but not told that way… it’s everything I desired and wanted and more… Girl wants a baby… guy wants to get laid… thus became “The Proposition!”

Aiden, although he pissed me off more times than I can count, is one of my favorite characters to this date!! He is so convincing in his quest and how he acts that I felt like I was actually living the story… Believe me, you… I’ve seen first hand men like Aiden… I’ve dealt with men like Aiden and it was refreshing to see him come alive on the pages of this book… Even when he was pissing me off, I still loved him… he made me crave him even more with his crude talk and dreadful actions!!! Emma on the other hand…. she made me feel at home… I could thoroughly see myself having Emma as a best friend… She seems delicate, but yet sturdy as steel!! She’s smart, beautiful, and giving… what more could you want in a friend or girlfriend for that matter!!! Great supporting characters; loved Casey… now that would be me… the foul mouthed best friend that has your back no matter what… and Connor… oh just loved that boy and what a great Gunkle he’ll make!!!!

This book (kindle version) was 348 pages long and I literally read it in one day… stopping only to post comments on Katie’s Facebook page about how this book what tearing at my heartstrings and how pissed Aiden was making me…. LOL!!! The pacing is good and I was never left hanging or wanting for anything… This is a total page turner and I wouldn’t be surprised if the next one “The Proposal” is exactly the same!!!

5 STARS

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I got to meet Katie at Book Bash and she’s absolutely wonderful!! Totally took the time to talk to her fans, sign their stuff, and take pictures!!!

My bestie Lori, Katie, and Me!!!  What a great time at Book Bash!!!

My bestie Lori, Katie, and Me!!! What a great time at Book Bash!!!

ABOUT KATIE:

KATIE ASHLEY

KATIE ASHLEY

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition, The Proposal, Music of the Heart, Nets and Lies, and Don’t Hate the Player. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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