$0.99. Go get your copy today.
Shaw’s Obsession, the next book in the Ashkettle Boys Saga is currently available in ebook and paperback. Here’s the skinny:
Katherine Galway’s life changed forever when her 16-year-old brother was abducted and brutally murdered by a killer who was never found.
Eight years later, Katherine is a correctional psychologist, working with the U.S. Parole Commission to keep violent offenders off the streets.
But one man slips by her, her recommendation overruled.
Shaw McAllister, in prison for the kidnapping and assault of young Dack Ashkettle, suddenly gains his freedom, and Katherine knows exactly what his intentions are – to enact his own brand of vigilante justice against the boy who testified against him.
But this time, Katherine plans to stop the carnage before it can decimate another innocent family.
She’ll warn the Ashkettle brothers that trouble is coming.
And she’ll stop a killer before he can harm another teenage boy.
Or she’ll damned well die trying.
It’s a nail-biter, and one you won’t want to miss, so get your copy today. You can buy it here:
In the meantime, come join us over on Facebook where we’re talking about the boys, previewing cover art and having a great time. Even better, come join our ARC TEAM! If you enjoy the series and would like to receive free advance copies of the books to review, I want to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I appreciate you guys so much; I hope you know this.
To prove it, I’m running special promotions all this month, leading up to next month’s release of Shaw’s Obsession.
Right now, it’s a $.99-across-the-board blowout sale. Score each digital title in the series for just $.99 each. Or read the trilogy for $2.99.
For the next four days, score the entire series for peanuts. Or, pick your favorite and read it for less than the cost of one hot coffee at your favorite drive-thru.
Of course, you could always opt for the coffee AND the book!
That’s how I would roll 🙂
I’m not sure whether it’s like this for every writer, but sometimes, when I’m searching for stock photos to make my book covers, I’ll run across one that looks eerily familiar.
Because it features someone who’s the spitting image of my character.
When I first started writing the Ashkettle Boys books, I didn’t have a concrete image in my mind of what the brothers looked like. And then one day, I ran across this image.
Instantly, I knew this was Dack Ashkettle. I recognized his clothes, his expression and his surroundings. In Book One, Bo reminisces about Dack’s uncanny ability to make himself disappear by heading into the woods with a beat-up book and a cranky flashlight.
The young man in this pic holds a tablet, but the sentiment is the same.
In my mind’s eye, this is Dack after the boys make their escape from evil Uncle Merle and find refuge with Sonny at the cabin.
And after Sonny buys him new clothes that fit, and he gets his stylish new haircut.
And speaking of Sonny …
Those eyes, though!
I haven’t run across an image of Bo’s face yet, but when I do, I’ll share it with you. These are all stock images, purchased from the site I utilize for cover art.
What about you? Do you have your own idea of how the Ashkettle boys might look? If so, I’d love to hear about it!
Let me know in the comments 🙂 And don’t forget to claim your free copy of “Ashkettle Fierce!” The promotion ends tomorrow.
It’s finally here! Free day! If you haven’t already read Ashkettle Fierce, the third book in The Ashkettle Boys series, you can read it for free today, tomorrow and Friday over on Kindle. Follow this link.
Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day, too 🙂 I hope your day is filled with everything that’s important to you. And if you find time to work a short read in there too, so much the better.
There’s a lot going on today over at Ashkettle Boys Books. Book 4 is rolling along nicely, and still currently slated for a spring release.
The fourth book in the series picks up two years later and is tentatively titled, Shaw’s Obsession. In it, Shaw McAllister gains an early parole and returns to Fulton County to seek revenge against Dack for the testimony that put himself and his brother behind bars:
“No remorse. No regret. Just revenge.
It was Dack Ashkettle’s testimony that put the McAllister brothers behind bars.
But Shaw McAllister just earned early parole.
And he’s coming for Dack.
With two long years to plan his revenge, Shaw intends to take his time extracting his own brand of vigilante justice. But a dogged ex-correctional psychologist named Dr. Katherine Galway is only one step behind the escalating killer.
Can she warn the Ashkettle boys in time? Or will the youngest brother become the final victim of Shaw’s obsession?”
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! And remember to claim your free copy of “Fierce!”
This week’s theme is Pop’s cabin. If you’ve read the books, you’ve probably envisioned the refuge that Sonny, Bo and Dack call home, but it’s always fun when you spot a setting or a character in real life! That’s one of the most engaging features of world-building, and it’s one of the things I enjoy the most. I was in a mini-mart one chilly day in October, and in walked the embodiment of Dack Ashkettle. He was alone, no brothers, and he bought a newspaper, just like Dack would have. He was wearing flannel, just like Dack would have, and he had all the mannerisms I’d envisioned in my character.
As he walked away, I wondered if he was on his way to Hege’s house, or if he might be heading back to Sonny’s bar, and I desperately hoped Merle or those evil McAllister brothers weren’t waiting to waylay him.
It what writers do 🙂
The lovely image above was taken by Adriaan Greyling for Pexels, and could easily be a variation of the cabin that Sonny made into a house specifically to house his brothers in comfort.
But on another note …
Ashkettle Boys: Book 4 is finally in the works. Hopefully, at least a brave few of you have been anticipating this announcement. Stay close for cover art reveals. I’m sure there’ll be at least two or three before the book actually releases sometime this spring. Covers are my Kryptonite, you know, and I’d love your help in choosing one that isn’t completely hideous. (and if you’ve seen the first edition of my first book, you’ll understand.)
Book 4 will pick up where the short story prequel, “Downers” leaves off. Read that one, and you’ll have an idea of what’s coming. There’s a big plot twist in “Downers,” that I admit was fun to write. Even I didn’t see it coming until it happened.
Those Ashkettle boys are tricky that way.
Book 4 will deal with addiction as well as life after trauma. Dack will find it difficult to function socially, he’ll struggle with dependence on both drugs and alcohol, and he’ll work to come to terms with the devastating revelation that took place in the prequel.
But, as always, his big brothers will be there to help him through it all.
Enough spoilers to pique your interest? I hope so!
More when I have it!