Sunday, April 7, 2013

World Blog Tour Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg
of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth
member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation
would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of
Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she
sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly
kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything
but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on
their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to
implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to,
joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart
Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

We are so excited to have Katie Ashley here with us today! We got the awesome privilege of picking her brain a little bit recently and are excited to share that with all of you! It was quite difficult to keep our fangirl-ing in check, but we managed. Barely. So, without further ado - here is our interview with the lovely Katie Ashley!

So - why the rocker/good girl love story? Does it hit close to home for you? 

Lol, not really. Although the bad boy is fun in fiction, I’m usually more for the safe, good guy!

I know you've said that you include a lot of yourself in your characters - how do you relate to Abby?  

Abby and I are both sassy, we both stand-up for what we believe in, and we both have a strong faith and love of family.

How many books do you anticipate in the series?

I plan on doing books for AJ and Rhys. I may include a novella for Brayden and Lily.

How long do we have to wait for more?

It’s probably going to be this fall for AJ’s book, and then winter for Rhys’s.

Is writing your main profession? 

Yes, it is now. I taught English for 11 ½ years. I was blessed to be able to leave teaching to write full time in January.

When do you find is the best time to write? 

When I was teaching, it was the nighttime. Now I seem to write whenever the mood hits, lol. I’m desperate to get on a good schedule.

When you were younger, what did you want to be? Was writing always something you were interested in?

My late mother claims I wrote my first story at four, so I’ve always loved writing and wanted to be a writer. When it came down to choosing a career, I wavered between Broadcast Journalism(I wanted to be Live at 5 on the newsteam), lol, and Teaching. I settled on teaching, and I spent eleven and half years teaching MS and HS English.

I know that outside of this series, you've mentioned some other books. Any news on those or when we can expect them?

Yes, I have a Young Adult called Don’t Hate the Player coming out early May. Then a New Adult called Search Me in early June. Then I’ll be taking a much needed writing break while I do some traveling to book signings this summer. 

Rapid Fire Time!
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

favorite season: fall

morning or night: night

flirty or dirty: flirty

coffee or tea: sweet tea

hot or cold: cold

sweet or salty: sweet

Author ProfileKatie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she
left to write full time in December 2012.


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@ katieashleyluv


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