Friday, November 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Reviews, trailer, excerpts, giveaway: Timing is Everything Series by Erika Ashby

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Moving Forward (Timing is Everything 1)
Jesika Reynolds’ heart was left broken one year ago when her husband died, leaving her and her son alone in this world. Slowly, she started putting the pieces back together of her life. Knowing that she may never open herself up to love again. That was until the day Derek came into the picture.
Why does this gorgeous stranger seem to care so much, so suddenly?
Derek Jordan's charm drew her in with an instant connection, and familiarity that helps her feel at ease. Her heart is falling at his feet, but as their relationship grows, so does a secret from both of their pasts that neither saw coming. One by one, the threads slowly start to unravel.
Can their newly sought love stand up against the secrets that life is unlocking to their pasts? Or can they decide together that moving forward and forgetting the past is the only option for them to find true happiness?
**Intended for Mature Audiences**

For a debut novel, I was quite impressed with this one! I instantly connected with the characters and could feel what they were going through. I understood why Jesika was so hesitant and I truly admired how persistent Derek was in his pursuit of her! No fairy tale is complete by having life go completely how we want it to and Jesika and Derek were no exception. They had many obstacles to overcome initially followed by many twists and turns throughout the story.

Erika Ashby did a fabulous job with maintaining the integrity of her story while expanding on many different aspects of it. The writing captured my attention right away and kept it until the very last word. As I finished their story, I found that I could not wait until the next one would be released! The characters have captured my attention and kept me wanting more!

No Going Back (Timing is Everything #2)
Life isn’t always about fairytales and happily ever-after’s according to Seth Jordan. After having his world shattered and heartbroken beyond repair, he had always sworn off the idea of love. He was perfectly content with continuing his life with worthless one night stands and no strings attached sex. That was until one blue-eyed blonde managed to seep into places he thought were cemented shut.
Like a jack hammer, Mallory Prentice came into Seth’s life and cracked the hard exterior that surrounded his heart. She’s the one woman he was starting to feel might be worth taking a chance on.
But life doesn't always hand you the easy road. Sometimes you are constantly hit with the bad and have no hope of any good ever showing up.
Will Seth and Mallory realize that ultimately they are the ones who are in control of their life’s outcome? Will they embrace the future and fight for their own happiness, or will they keep lingering in past mistakes and let it keep them apart?
Life is all about forgiveness and second chances. Once you come to that conclusion and just go for it, there is…no going back.

In the End (Timing is Everything #3)
*Novella-Prequel to Moving Forward*
Jake Reynolds’ life had always been perfectly mapped out for him as he was growing up. The only time he ever felt like he had any control over it was when he was inside the cage—the same cage that held no for sure outcome. In his twisted mind being inside that ring with his opponent was the most freeing feeling. In that moment alone he was able to let his perfected guard down and be who he wanted to be.
From the outside looking in, everything about Jake’s life looked perfect, but he knew that he wasn’t. His whole life had been set up for him before he was even born, and even though it’s not the life he wanted, he continued living it.
When you have everything you could ever want at your fingertips, why screw it up?
That was his mindset until the night Jesika showed up at his fight. He knew she was different from the get-go. He also knew he didn’t deserve her, but that didn’t mean he didn’t want to try. Jake had skills inside and out of the cage and he was known to always get what he wanted no matter the risk. But was he willing to change who he had always been in order to keep the one that he thought was worth the fight? Will it all be worth it in the end?




~Moving Forward Excerpt~
My heart is pounding like it’s going to burst out of my chest. This woman has no freaking clue what she does to me. Gah, or how good she feels. It’s far better than I could have ever dreamt. This goes above and beyond getting laid, and getting mine. This is all about giving. They say giving is better than receiving and in this case, trying to show her without words how much I love her, it is. I can sense through the way her body responds to mine, the look in her eyes, and by the few words that have been spoken, that she’s trying to show me that she feels exactly what I do. This first time experience between us is filled with pure need. We are able to show each other things we feel with something as simple as touch. I want to take her over the edge again, but I know I’m not going to last much longer because everything I’m feeling right now isn’t going to let me drag it out.
~No Going Back Excerpt~
“You know, spitters aren’t quitters, Mallory.” Seth says in a serious tone as he pulls his face away from mine. “Okay,” I slowly drawl out, not sure where he’s going with this. “As long as you keep the lid on the juicer, you’re a winner in my book.” “What the hell is that supposed to mean?” I ask. He shrugs as his mouth starts to turn into that sly smile of his that I fine absolutely irresistible. “You know, you don’t jump ship before it’s even docked. You keep the lava contained while it’s erupting.” The he sighs. “As long as you let me nut in your mouth, I don’t care what you do with the contents.” I laugh. “Well, that’s good to know, but for a reason that I’m now sure you’re aware of, I’m still gonna taste your residual nut juice in my mouth whether I spit it or down it.”
~In The End Excerpt~
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. I wasn’t supposed to wake up in the bed next to another woman…her of all people. I’m all too familiar with the likes of her kind and it isn’t just because we use to be fuck buddies…back when I was into snorting shit up my nose. Times when I’d rather be high than deal with reality. Before I ever found my true passion and release—the one that came from being in the ring. “Get the fuck out of my bed!” I yell as I scurry to find my boxers through the slew of clothes thrown everywhere. Fuck. I really fucking did it. The old me showed his fucking ass last night, and I have no damn recollection of it at all. Fucking brilliant.   Book Trailers Direct Link: Direct Link: Direct Link:  

Meet Erika

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Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.


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