Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jordan Ashley lives in a tourist trap near the lake in Ohio where the winters are like a ghost town and colder than she cares for, and the summers are crowded and the traffic sucks.
A divorced mom of three children, cat owner to a spoiled rotten Mainecoon, and soul mate to a self proclaimed werewolf, she spends most of her time devoted to them. As a teenager before the ‘hellions’ were born she found these voices in her head that just wouldn’t quiet and so began her love for writing. She listened to every word and finished her first novel before she was eighteen. She didn’t embrace her ‘naughty’ side until her marriage began to get rocky and suddenly many other options existed for her writing.
She found comfort in these new worlds that opened up before her, and found an outlet in them during the harshest parts of the separation. Now that her dream of being published has been brought to reality she cannot wait to reveal all these crazy characters to the masses, hoping they will love them as much as she does.
Jordan’s passion is her writing, but she also enjoys getting lost in fantastic worlds on TV. Her favorites include Game of Thrones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, and Supernatural. She is inspired by people in her life, and situations she or her friends find themselves in. She also has a secret (not so secret) addiction to Facebook and coffee – which she takes in 16oz mugs with inspirational quotes on them.

Currently I’m working on book five of the Club Aries series, titled No More Games. It centers around Jason Lawrence and Tiera Dupont.  They are the first couple in this series to have confessed their love for each other before the book started.  It also continues the story arc that I started in book four, which releases in September. This is the first book to completely come out of Aries, but never fear, we’ll see the club again!
The Club Aries series has one underlying message throughout every book, you do not have to be blood to be family. Each book follows a sort of butterfly effect, if Jamie and Diego would never have met, none of the other brothers would have met their soul mate, or had the guts to tell them how they felt – as in Jason and Tiera’s case. They are sweet yet hot romances, and you get to take peeks into previous couples that you’ve come to love in each book.
I grew up reading Harlequin romances, and really got into Julie Garwood when I was a teen.  I loved the romances of the strong women and the men who love them.  Though the allusion to the love scenes got a bit boring after a while, so I decided to delve a little more into the couple’s bedrooms.  I love hot romance, and you know what they say, write what you love (and know ;) )
My writing process varies with each book.  The first two went by really fast, and I knew I had something good with each of them.  But book three and now book five, even though I’ve plotted everything out, I’ve hit a bit of a wall.  I’ve got to take a step back and really listen to the characters to see why the wall suddenly appeared. Once I either dig under or go over I write close to 10k a day!

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