Monday, August 29, 2011

Guest - Ashlyn Chase

Good morning all! We've got Ashlyn Chase visiting us today. I took the opportunity to ask her some 'interview' style questions so we could learn more about her. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Oh, and Sourcebooks is offering a giveaway of Ashlyn's latest, The Vampire Next Door, to two lucky Star-Crossed Romance readers. Check out the -- Lynda Again section to see how you can win.

I've got a review of The Vampire Next Door posted. You can read it here.
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Ashlyn Chase Interview


SCR: If you were doomed to spend the rest of your life on an island with only one book, one person, one food (coconuts and fish aside), and one object from the modern world (computer, deodorant, etc.), what would they be?
AC: A Course in Miracles, my husband, chocolate, and a flush toilet.

SCR: What’s the sexiest feature on a man to you? And on a woman? Why?
AC: I love a nice butt—or anyone. Who knows why? I just do.

SCR: What’s your own sexiest feature?
AC: Not my butt, that’s for sure! LOL Maybe my hands. They’re soft and I know how to use them.

SCR: Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you’ve written? If so, who is it and why is s/he your favorite?
AC: Maybe Randy from Being Randy. He’s irrepressible. He gets in trouble by being his honest self, but you can’t keep him down.

SCR: What would constitute your own personal happily ever after?
AC: Me going before my husband. I dread to think what I’d do without my computer geek, money manager, handyman, and awesome lover.

THE VAMPIRE NEXT DOOR
BY ASHLYN CHASE – IN STORES AUGUST 2011

Room for Rent: Normal need not apply
This old Boston brownstone is not known for quiet living… first the shapeshifter meets his nurse, then the werewolf falls for his sassy lawyer, but now the vampire is looking for love with a witch who’s afraid of the dark… and you thought your neighbors had issues!

Undead Sly is content playing vigilante vampire, keeping the neighborhood safe from human criminals, until Morgaine moves in upstairs. Suddenly he finds himself weak with desire, which isn’t a good place for a vampire to be. And Morgaine isn’t exactly without her own issues—will the two of them be able to get past their deepest fears before their chance at “normal” slips away?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Multi-published author Ashlyn Chase specializes in characters who reinvent themselves, having reinvented herself numerous times. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse, for the Red Cross, and has a degree in behavioral sciences. The first two books in the Strange Neighbors series are Strange Neighbors and The Werewolf Upstairs, which are both available now! She lives with her true-life hero husband in beautiful New Hampshire. For more information, please visit www.ashlynchase.com.

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-- Lynda Again
    As I said above, Sourcebooks is offering a copy of The Vampire Next Door to two of our readers. All you have to do is leave a comment for Ashlyn AND include your email addy. If you don't want to post your e-addy, you can send your entry to me at Lynda@LyndaKScott.com just put Vampire in the subject line.
   You'll need to do this by Friday, Sept 2 at which point I'll put all the names in the prize box and have Wookie, my alien kitten, select the winner.

Good luck and have a Blessed Day!

30 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Ashlyn and Lynda,

I really enjoyed reading this interview. Ashlyn, I sympathize totally. My husband is a tremendous help in my life too and I really wouldn't function well without his support. I always dedicate my novels to him for this reason.

Your novel sound very intriguing.

Best,

Jacqueline Seewald
TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS
THE TRUTH SLEUTH--check them out at your local library

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thanks Jacqueline,

I've dedicated a few to him, but I try to vary the dedications. In the vampire next door, I gave him a funny dedication first, then a more serious one to my cousins.

Teresa said...

Hi Ladies,

The Vampire Next Door sounds sooo good & so original. My interest is definitely peaked! I can't wait to read it. I also enjoyed your interview. Thanks & have a beautiful day.

teresajb (at) swbell (dot) net

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thanks, Teresa!

I've received so much positive feedback (4 1/2 stars from RT magazine and a top pick from Night Owl romance,) I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Stephanie said...

You're doing a great job of keeping the answers on this tour hilariously original! I'm entertained every time Ashlyn! Good Job. :)

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thanks, Stephanie!

I warn people that if I say something outrageous, not to worry...it might not be true. I'll go for the cheap laugh over the boring truth every time.

booklover0226 said...

I enjoyed the interview; it was great fun.

I loved the first two books in this series and look forward in reading The Vampire Next Door. I know I'm going to love it.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Pamk said...

i seriously need to make an effort to read the first one in this series. I've had it forever but dang I can't seem to find the time but it does sound great.

Ashlyn Chase said...

You'll enjoy it more if you start with book one, Pam, so I'm glad you have it. They can stand alone, but my latest review (another 4 1/2 stars that just came through a minute ago) said the reviewer would be getting the other books due to the fun characters.

Nay Nay said...

Hi Ladies,
I loved the interview and the blurb for the book. I hope I win it.
thank you for the chance to get to know you a little bit and for the contest.

Renee B.
reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda Andrews said...

I loved the interview, nice to see not everyone takes flush toilets for granted. I've got the first two books on my TBR pile and will try to read them in order.
How many do you plan in the series?

Linda(at)lindaandrews(dot)net

Ashlyn Chase said...

I'm glad you liked what you read, Nay Nay. ALl I hope to do is entertain readers.

Ashlyn Chase said...

Hi Linda,

Have you been to India too? LOL. After your first "squat toilet" you'll never take plumbing for granted again.

This is the third and final in this series. I'm proposing another series jumping off this one.

Brenna Ash said...

Great interview Ashlyn, you're always so quirky! Can't wait to read this one!
Brenna
brenna_ash@yahoo.com

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thanks, Brenna...I think. LOL
What's funny is that I'm not very quirky when I have to come out from behind the safety of my computer monitor. When asked in interviews what my readers would be surprised to learn about me, I say, 'That I'm normal.'

Victoria said...

Hi Ashlyn and Linda -

I love your books Ashlyn. They really make me laugh. I have really enjoyed them. Still waiting to get my hands on The Vampire Next Door. It's going to be great!
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/108273668207022080

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

815b55e4-98e6-11e0-b1fd-000bcdcb471e said...

I agree with your Happily Ever After 100%. I'm always telling my husband that he's not allowed to die before me!! The Vampire Next Door sounds fabulous!

Take care,
Pati jpm6966@aol.com

SiNn said...

I love ashs books!everyone of them really truelly rock

i soo wanna read this book too I love this series its funny

mortalsinn@yahoo.com

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thank you, Victoria! You don't know how good that makes me feel.

Ashlyn Chase said...

I hope you give them a try, Pati!

And thanks for stopping by Mortal Sun. It's nice to see you here!

Gabrielle Lee said...

Great interview thannks for being so candid.

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Never would have thought about a flush toilet. The blurb sounds great so of course, this has to be added to my TBR list.

Patricia
panthers.ravens@yahoo.com

Ashlyn Chase said...

My pleasure, Gabrielle.

It was fun to be here.

desitheblonde said...

i love the book name and cover to see a cover is the firs things and then that go with the book

susan said...

Love these books and so happy to join in this. sue leech garysue@dejazzd.com

chirth7 said...

Hi Ash! I loved your answer's to the interview. I like that are very insightful. It touched me when you said you wanted to go before your husband, you made it light hearted though, but I feel the same way about Jeff. :)

Sorry I couldn't get here til today. I look forward to starting this series soon!!! I have all 3 books lined up, I just haven't spent anytime reading lately. I'll blame it on my long lost sister. lol We talk to much! lol

Congrats on all the success and the wonderful series you've written!!

chirth7(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Ashlyn, Your books are always a delight to read, and I love your answer to question: What would constitute your own personal happily ever after?
You answered just as I would. After 35 years I know I just couldn't live without my other half. Thank you for the chance to win one of your books...*S*

Darcy

pommawolf @hotmail.com

donnas said...

Thanks for sharing! I really liked Strange Neighbors and looking forward to reading more.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Jacki C. said...

I loved Strange Neighbors and the Werewolf Upstairs. I can't wait to read the Vampire Next Door.
Jacki
shelby15@clearwire.net

Lynda K. Scott said...

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you know who the winners of Ashlyn's book are: (Drum roll, please)

The winners are Pati M and Jacqueline S. Ladies, congrats and enjoy!