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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday Teaser!!

Tuesday Teaser


Since I've been working on the next book in The Onyx Wolves Series I've decided to give you a teaser from Brave, Book 4. Enjoy!

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“We need to figure out what we’re going to do with Blue and Harley.” Jake stresses as he walks into the kitchen were the rest of us were eating breakfast. “We can’t keep them locked in the basement forever.”
Each of us was exhausted thanks to Harley’s constant screaming. We hadn’t had a good night’s sleep in three days.
My temper was reaching its limit.
I couldn’t take much more; my wolf couldn’t take it much longer either.
“Harley can stay down there until she takes her last breath as far as I care.” I bite out a bit harshly.
“Parker…” Rowan breathes out.
“I could take her to my father if you’d rather not have her here. My father is known for his treatment of prisoners. He’s ruthless and cruel until he gets the answers he needs.” Jake suggests.
“Take her.” I breathe out without hesitating.
Jake snorts and then turns his attention towards Rowan.
After a few moments Rowan sighs. “Do you think your father could get any more information out of her than we have?”
Jake shrugs. “It’s worth a try. He might not be able to but at least you guys won’t have to listen to her another day. My father has a place where she can scream all she wants and not a soul will hear her.”
Rowan glances around the room before nodding his head. “Then take her.”
I swear everyone breathes out a sigh of relief.
“Alright, I’ll take her as soon as I eat some breakfast.” Jake announces.
“When is London coming?” I ask, changing the subject slightly.
“He called earlier and said that he would be here this afternoon.” Dillon answers around a mouthful of bacon.
“Good.” I breathe out.
 Without warning Harley begins screaming. Everyone groans in response, even Blue from his spot in the room next to her.
“Shut up, woman.” He yells in attempt to get her to stop.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t help.
“Do you have to eat breakfast, Jake?” Dillon groans dramatically.
Jake chuckles lightly until he glances around the room at the rest of us who were not amused in the slightest. We wanted Harley gone as soon as possible.
“I’ll eat quickly.” He insists.


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Happy Reading!!



Raven K. Asher


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday Teaser

Tuesday Teaser!!

Here's a throw back to an older work of mine. I just went through it, updating and editing. Even after all this time it still gets to me. My heart is in this story and no matter how many times I read it I can't help but love it. If you haven't read it you should go check it out.

This is a short teaser from Losing Levi

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“Is she okay, Logan?” Dax asks quietly.
“I’m not sure, Dax,” Logan whispers.
I groan and open my eyes a little. Unfortunately, the voices I hear and the face that comes into view are completely different.
I look deep into the green eyes that I loved so much and smile.
“I miss you, Levi,” I whisper and then close my eyes tightly as I listen to their voices again.
“Damn, she really is messed up, isn’t she?” Dax states quietly.
“Yeah, you would be too if you lost someone that you loved. It’s not something that goes away overnight, and from the little she told me yesterday she only just lost the guy.” Logan explains.
“That really does suck.” Dax’s voice pauses and then continues. “That guy you saw her with last night, she told us that was her brother. I just figured I’d tell you that so you wouldn’t be mad about it when she does finally come back around.”
“She said he was her brother?” Logan asks with a hint of relief in his voice.
“Yeah, it was her half-brother. You must really like her, cause I’ve never seen you so mad about seeing a girl with another guy.” Dax snorts.
Logan answers after a few moments of silence. “I like her, but she will never fill Maggie’s place, no one will.”
Their voices go silent as I drift off into a deeper sleep.



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Happy Reading!!



Raven K. Asher


Monday, October 16, 2017

Update


Update


Image result for writingI've been absent for a little while so I'd like to give an update on what I'm currently working on and what you can expect for the coming months ahead.

As of right now, I am going through all of my already published books. I usually do this at the beginning of each year, but things kind of got in the way.

So, for the month of October, I'll be sorting through, updating, and editing all of my previous works. Right now I've gotten through three of my series and a few of my singles. If all goes as planned, I should be finished with this updating by November.

While I've been updating, I have been working on Brave, Book 4 in the Onyx Wolves Series. It's a slow process since I'm not focusing all of my attention on it, but I'm making progress.

Once I finish updating all of my previous works I'll be focusing my time on getting Brave done and then I'll move on to the next book in The Chosen Series.

Since the holidays are coming, I'm not going to make any promises for any releases this year. What I will be doing is gearing up for next year. I'll be planning releases while writing as fast as my fingers can type.

You can expect lots of Tuesday Teasers, Giveaways, and other fun things from me over the next few months.


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Happy Reading!!


Raven K. Asher

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A day in my boots.

Ever wonder how my day goes during the week, well wonder no more. Here's a little insight into my everyday routine being a stay at home mom and full time writer. (And thanks to my post's title the song 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Loretta Lynn is stuck in my head. It fits perfectly.)

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Early Mornings

First of all, let me say that I am definitely not a morning person and neither are either of my daughters. It makes getting all of us up for school an ordeal unlike any other. There are alarms for other alarms. We even have an alarm to remind us it's time to leave. When we all do manage to get up it's a scramble to get dressed and get fed before we're rushing out the door. I swear that 8 o'clock leave time comes way too quickly.

As you can see my phone is full of alarms. Alarms to wake up. Alarms to get my butt moving, and alarms to leave. I know that if I leave at a certain time I'll get to my destination at the correct time. I pride myself on never being late to drop my girls off for school or when picking them up.




The Drive to School

While other moms are putting their kids on buses I drive mine to school. It's a twenty minute ride there and a twenty minute ride back home. The plus side is the beautiful scenery that we get to see along the way. Most of our rides to school are pretty quiet but my oldest loves to sing along with the radio. As you can see the four lane highway we travel is pretty empty. I hardly ever have to go any slower than the speed limit. I might have to watch out for crossing deer but after living in Chicago I realize how fortunate I am. I love not having to fight traffic. (My daughter took the pictures of  our drive to and from school over my shoulder since I despise using my phone while driving. We had a nice discussion about that both times. It's never too early to teach them to use technology safely.)

Coming back Home

Once I get back home my goats and chickens demand my attention. Like my goats literally yell at me as I exit the car. They're only happy and quiet once they're fed. These lovely pygmy goats are Bae-Bae, Buckie, Rayne, and May. Once I'm done outside with the chores that need done every morning I move back into the house. The second I'm inside all of the indoor pets demand my attention. Kitties get fed, puppy dogs get fed and let outside to go potty. The bunny gets fed, and fresh water is distributed to everyone.


Hot Chocolate Time

Who doesn't like a nice cup of hot chocolate?

Once everyone is happy I finally get to sit down, if only for a moment. I don't drink coffee but I do have a morning ritual of drinking a cup of hot chocolate mixed with a breakfast essentials pack. Since I skip breakfast this is the next best thing. Mind you, I don't usually get to sit down until around 9:30 or 10:00.

While drinking my hot chocolate I bring out my laptop and check stats for the day while sitting on the couch. I put together necessary posts and whatnot. Most days I'm terrible at this and I end up putting it off until later in the day.

My Desk

This is where some of the magic is made. I just got my desk early September so I've been spending a lot of time here. And yes, it's always this clean. I can't stand clutter. Everything has to have it's place or I get a bit crazy.

As you can see I'm never alone at my desk. The second I leave my chair someone is always stealing it. That little darling on my chair is my special kitty, Sweetie. She absolutely adores me and has to be near me at all times. She also leaps into my arms and loves to give hugs and kisses.She's got some of the most beautiful blue eyes. Unfortunately, you can't see them very well in this picture.




Work and Housework

As soon as my hot chocolate is gone I get back to it. I do what needs to be done around the house to keep it in order. In between tasks I sit down and write. Sometimes I get a few sentences and other times I get a chapter out. I try to do my best to schedule out housework so that I'm not overwhelming myself. There's a fine line that I walk to keep everything running smoothly. Some days I take this time to catch up on sleep. Since I stay up so late at night I need this time in order to function.

The Pickup

When it's time to pick up my kids from school I leave early. I bring my laptop and a pop along. If I get to school early I get a great spot in the line of cars waiting to pick up students. I've learned that if I don't get this great spot my kids believe I'm leaving them at school. The last time I was slightly late I had both of them crying as they exited the building. I felt terrible and vowed never to let that happen again. So, I get to school forty minutes before dismissal. During this forty minutes I sip on my pop and pull out my laptop to get some more work done. Usually, I can type out at least a page before I have to put my things away. Trust me it helps the time pass by quickly.

Home Again

The ride back home from school is always lively. I get stories about how their days went. We sing and tell jokes along the way. Sometimes we take the back roads home. It takes a few minutes longer to get home but the kids love seeing the horses, cows, and other critters along the way. Once we're home it's time to unpack book bags, time for a snack, and then time for homework. I found getting homework done sooner rather than later in the day is best. Of course when it comes to math papers those wait until daddy comes home. He's the math wiz in our house. I'm terrible with math. Don't get me started on the common core math, ugh.

(Again, my daughter took the picture. I think she did a fantastic job.)



A Moment to Breathe

Once everyone is finished with homework I get to sit down for a break again. I usually snack on something quickly before I'm back up getting dinner ready. I always try to time it just right for when the hubby gets home.

Dinner Time

These things are the best. I'm a great cook but let's be honest sometimes it's a pain to prepare meals. When I'm not feeling it I pop one of these baby's into the oven and walk away. Thankfully everyone in this house gets excited for these meals. Sometimes they even request them.

Things get easier after dinner. I relax with the hubby and kids for a little while before I begin getting things ready for the next day. I pack lunches for everyone and then help the girls pick out outfits for the next day.

Before long it's bed time. My husband puts the kids to bed every night and then sits with me for a little while before going to bed himself. He wakes up super early for work so he gets sleepy pretty quickly.



The Night Shift

This is how I spend most of my nights. I sit on my comfy couch while watching Netflix. Can anyone guess what I'm watching tonight? Here's an easy hint: (You have to sing it) ' Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead... '

Did you figure it out? It's Pretty Little Liars!!

I either spend my time watching some of my favorite shows while writing or I plug my headphones into my phone and listen to some music. It gets pretty quiet here at night while the hubby and kids are sleeping so between 10pm and 3am is when I get the bulk of my work done.





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So, there you have it. That's a typical day for me. Of course there's a lot that fills the space between but I doubt anyone wants to see pictures of me mopping floors and scrubbing toilets. Doing what I love is the best, even if it doesn't mean my life isn't as exciting as the characters in my books.

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Raven K. Asher

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Teaser!!

Tuesday Teaser!!

I know I should be working on one of the many series that I'm behind on but I've been working on a side project. Sometimes these side projects give me a break between books. They help me clear my mind and give me a boost to work on other projects. Anyway, here's a teaser from a new Reverse Harem book that I'm working on called Midnight Moon. Those who have read Ivan's story may have noticed that I added the first three chapters for this story at the end.

Here's a slightly steamy teaser from Midnight Moon.

**Fair warning, this probably won't be released until sometime next year.**

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Kane falls asleep quickly while I struggle. I couldn’t ignore his body pressed against mine. The vampire side of me was in overdrive. It wanted to be closer to him.
It takes every ounce of strength I have to keep my hands to myself.
I had to stay in control before I did something that I would regret.
Unfortunately my hormones win and I find myself turning to face Kane. I place my hand against his cheek and then lean in closer.
He doesn’t move as I press my lips firmly against his. Within a few seconds he comes to life under my touch. His hand reaches up to thread his finger through my hair while he kisses me back.
His yellow eyes stare into mine as we continue to kiss.
When we break apart he pants for his next breathe. “What was that for?”
“I couldn’t stop myself.” I whisper before reaching around to grab a handful of his hair to pull his lips back down to mine again.
After a few more minutes Kane pulls away. “We need to stop before this goes too far.”
I nod in agreement before placing my forehead against his chest. My fangs bite into my bottom lip as I fight to stay in control.
Moving slowly I kiss his bare chest before moving my lips to his neck.
His heartbeat speeds up as I scrape my fangs against his skin.
Before I can bite him he pushes me back onto the bed before moving his body over mine. Our combined weight pushes me into the mattress.
A soft moan falls from my lips as he nuzzles his face against my neck.
I close my eyes and grip him tightly as his fangs scrape across my neck. His touch causes me to shiver uncontrollably with excitement.
“Bite me.” I plead desperately.
If we weren’t going to go any farther I needed him to do this for me. I need a release and being bitten was nearly as good as having sex.
At least that’s what Tinsley had told me.
Right now I was really hoping that she had been telling me the truth.


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Happy Reading!!


Raven K. Asher