Publication date: December 26th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I’ve always been Miranda Phillips, the town pariah. Growing up with neglectful parents, having sought attention from all the guys that were willing to give it to me, I wasn’t the most well-behaved kid in Lone Star. Not to mention all of the juvenile delinquent acts I’ve committed in my past.
But now I am Lone Star’s only reporter and I’ve come a long way from being that lost, troubled girl, even if most of the town still judged me for it. I don’t allow anyone to get in the way of what I want. Including Ryan John. So when I corner him in a dark hallway and get him to succumb to the sizzling attraction between us, I know I’m playing with fire.
Even though I’ve successfully avoided her for two months, I haven’t forgotten how she tastes or what she feels like in my arms. And when I get sent a mysterious letter from some company wanting to buy my thousand shares of water rights that have been in my family for over a hundred years, I’m convinced that there is no one…err, better equipped, to help me than Lone Star’s reporter, Miranda Phillips.
I know how desperately she wants me and this letter gives me all the reason I need to spend one night with the girl from the wrong side of town. One night in exchange for her tight investigative skills. And believe me, she’s tight, in more ways than one. One night. Because Miranda is trouble and being on the city council, as well as guardian to my younger brother and sister, means I can’t afford trouble.
Even if it comes packaged just the way I like.
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Interview with Ashley Bostock
Do you have any special rituals before, during or after writing?
As far as any special rituals before, during or after writing…I can’t think of anything particular. I do have to have a hot cup of tea before I sit down. Sometimes I listen to music and sometimes the house is quiet. But I don’t necessarily think these are rituals as far as, if I didn’t have music on I wouldn’t be able to produce a sentence. I can generally write anywhere or any time.
Do you ever get writer’s block? If yes, how do you deal with it?
I do get writer’s block. I have that right now, actually. I am working on a billionaire series, which I am planning on five books, and I have already written the first one. The second one, however, is not speaking to me. I already know the main characters and what they do for a living but I can’t get a word on to the page about them. When I am finished with my Love in Lone Star series, I will be working on that next, so something better happen by then!
Since you have visited every Disney theme park in the world, who is your favorite Disney character?
As far as the traditional Disney characters, my favorite would be Daisy. If I could choose any character from Disney, it would have to be Simba from The Lion King.
What is the one thing you cannot live without?
I cannot live without tea.
Do you ever shape your characters after people you have met in real life?
I do shape my characters after people I know! That is what makes them likeable and at times, not liked so much! As much as I would like each character to be the most perfect person out there, it would be boring. Sometimes I like someone so much that I try to mimic them in a character and sometimes I look within and think, what would I do or how would I be in this situation. So, it’s safe to say there is probably a little bit of me in every character as well as everyone I know!
Where did the inspiration for “Wet” come from?
The inspiration for Wet came from people I know in real life. It also stemmed from the town my husband grew up in. It’s a small town, 1,000 people, and I imagined what a small town life would be like when I wrote the book. For you literary fans, that would be the childhood home of Willa Cather – Red Cloud.
Which is your favorite genre or subgenre to read?
I love reading contemporary, new adult, romantic suspense and some erotic romance.
Out of all the male characters you have written, who is the one you would be more likely to fall in love if he were real?
This last question is so tough! It’s hard to remember all the little things about my male characters that make them so loveable aside from their bodies…so, off the top of my head, it would most likely be Blaze Bryant who stars in Packin’ Heat. He’s romantic, he’s stubborn, he’s armed, he loves children, he says what he means and he makes the lady parts swoon. What more could you ask for?
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Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children, her dog and two cats.
She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three. Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in late 2013.
She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list.
She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.
Interesting Fact: Ashley has been to every Disney theme park in the world.
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