Friday, September 15, 2017

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IT'S OFFICIAL!!!

My newest novel TAKIN' IT BACK will be released in the Heroines & Hellions Boxed set in March 2018!!! Here's a peep at the cover...
TAKIN' IT BACK
by Ash Krafton

Think there's nothing worse than becoming like your mother?
Try being possessed by her spirit.

Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. She’d rather be the store’s new Acquisitioner but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.

That’s when a spirit trapped inside the amulet possesses her, instead. Demonic powers are handy on a door-knock or when facing down one’s nemesis, but mages can’t use the demonic ley without becoming tainted. Worse yet, the spirit may be Aerie's difficult, dead-beat, long-gone mother.

The possession will destroy Aerie if she doesn’t get the amulet off—but the only person who can do that is the guy she repo’d it from. Mr. Probable Ulterior Motive believes if she finds some crummy old book she’d lost years ago, she may discover the spirit’s true identity and prevent its damnation. Aerie must entrust her fate to a complete stranger or let the demon get what it wants—and it wants Pop dead.

Gonna be one Hell of a family reunion...

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer vacation? Me? Bah.

Last month, my husband and I had a conversation regarding my recent workload. I'd just helped to launch the SPELLBOUND boxed set after five long months of intense effort.

"Think you're ready for a break?" he asked.

"Sure am!" was my immediate reply. And really, I was ready for a break. Any working writer--heck, any working anyone--will agree that all work and no play (no sleep/no rest) makes for a cranky kid.

So no one was more surprised than I was when I said..."Surprise! I'm not taking a break."

In fact, I'm taking the opposite of a break. I decided that it would be a good idea if I got back to work on releasing ANOTHER BOXED SET.

With a book I haven't written yet.

So...all the same work plus create a novel before mid-October.

Am I crazy? It's a possibility. But my crazy has always been what I like most about myself. My crazy brought about every other book I'd released. So, crazy isn't a bad thing, necessarily.

Am I driven? You bet! I've been percolating this story for YEARS. It's opening pages won a first place prize in a novel writing contest first in 2009, then again in 2012 (when it was judged by Hank Phillippi Ryan herself!) I pulled it out and got its bones lined up a few years ago at a Modern Baseball concert (because apparently I thought pop punk and writing went well together). I've loved this story for a long time. I can't wait to finally meet it!

Am I setting a lofty goal? Heck YES. This is, by far, the biggest challenge I've ever given myself. I usually spend a year or more on a book (which is why I usually have more than one project going at all times.) With this project, I have to put aside the novel I was working on as well as an accompanying shortish story, both in The Demon Whisperer series, to focus solely on TAKIN' IT BACK. I've never had a one-track mind.

Am I scared? A little, but in a good way. I can't fail. Contract signed. Twenty other authors counting on me to do my share, and a few who already know I can bust my hump to do my share well.

So, I guess a question...are you with me?

I hope you are. :) Send me your good thoughts and supportive karma because...vacation's over. The Summer Writing Challenge has begun.

PS Any writer who are interested in doing Twitter-based  writing sprints, hmu at @Ashkrafton. I remember the summer a group of us did #fastdraft and can really use the team support again!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Come Hell or High Heels...New Release in The Demon Whisperer Series

Simon Alliant will find his abducted partner, come Hell or high heels. He just doesn't realize he's in for a bit of both. The newest book in The Demon Whisperer series and follow-up to CHARM CITY...






Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned-especially the woman scorned by the King of Hell himself.

Chiara has been abducted by her own mother: an Enochian defector who has taken up arms against the Light. Luminea will use Chiara to ensure the future of her empire and to burn away her painful past with the man who'd stolen everything from her, so long ago.


Unknowingly, that's exactly the guy to who Simon turns for help. He makes the ultimate deal with Chiara's father to get her back...but he'll have the Devil to pay.