Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Author Blitz- Author Ashley Nemer Guest Post

Welcome Author Ashley Nemer to the Blog...

Ashley is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs, Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 8 and a 1/2 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her lifelong best friend Laura gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.

Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life; they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and displays come from. With her parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.

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A note from the Author:

There is a special magic that an artist uses when they create something from nothing. Why do I call it magic? Because, what else would you call creating entire worlds out of thin air, painting breathtaking silhouettes, building pieces that can hold hundreds of pounds on one square inch? Magic.
Magic is making the impossible happen and that’s what artists do on a daily basis. We come in many shapes, sizes and forms. Some more obvious than others. I’m sitting before you, an artist exposed to the world. Each and every artist puts their blood sweat and tears into the works that we give you, our audience. Not everyone understands when a writer might day, “I feel exposed, people reading my works.” What I mean is, we leave a piece of us with each work we do.
For example, my novels that I write are fictitious of course, but those who know me will recognize that there are elements in each and every character, story line or random aspects of these novels that depict a facet of Ashley. Our creations are always going to be a part of us, even when we don’t realize it.
I think that’s what I love so much about writing, it often times feels like a journey of self-discovery. I am a amazed at how many times I have read a passage, chapter or book that I wrote and at the end thought, “Wow, there I am. On those pages.” I don’t intentionally do it, but it just happens. Almost like it’s mean to be.
I’ve read and heard from others that you will write what you know. That makes sense to me because what do I know better than myself? Different memories might flash through my mind while a scene is being laid out and somehow that memory gets portrayed in the black and white pages of my manuscripts.
A good example of that happening is in a scene with King Tamman and Princess Nikole inside of Blood Yellow. Nikole wants to quit, she’s ready to give up and her father doesn’t let her. He tells her Kadin’s never quit. I remember that scene, when I was writing it. I was looking at a photograph of me in my Taekwondo outfit and I thought back to when I needed a pep talk from my father. I was ready to throw in the towel and he kept pushing me to succeed. While my experience and Nikole’s experience and Ashley’s experience weren’t the same, the feeling we each took from our fathers was.
For me, that’s how I see myself inside the pages of the stories I create. The emotions that are brought to the surface when you read my world. I think it helps me bring some believability to my stories when in reality, there are no vampires, Algula don’t exist and while yes Zahle, Lebanon burned to the ground, it did not house a whole race of warriors descended from the Gods.
So that’s a little bit of me and why I feel we are all magicians.
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The Blood Series

Blood Yellow (Book Two)
The lines are drawn, and Zayn and Nikole must face each other in a battle of forgiveness and power; each attempting to right their wrongs, each battling their own inner demons.
Haydar and Leigh prepare for war, rounding their men and setting into motion courses that cannot be undone.
The tales will fall in line as the four of them come face to face with each other, and they will watch loved ones perish.
When the dust settles and dawn breaks, who's going to be left standing and who will be missing? Will Nikole forgive Zayn for his betrayal? Will Leigh and Haydar overcome their differences? Will Adara say yes?
Blood Yellow...Because the stories only just begun....
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Chapter Seven – Blood Yellow
Nasir watched as they wheeled Adara into the emergency room with Zayn following close behind. He knew this was going to be hard on the couple. They had a flimsy relationship at best. He didn’t know what would happen at the end of the day, the staff was being very tight lipped about Adara’s condition. No one would say if she was going to lose the baby; if she did, gods help them with how Zayn would take that news.
Nasir knew he needed to call Nikole. That wasn’t going to go well. She would be furious she hadn’t been the first one notified. He paused marginally before pulling out his cell phone. No one liked delivering bad news, especially not to an on-edge, pissed off royal Algula. He started to dial her number but stopped when he heard Zayn commanding orders at the medical doctors. He slipped his phone back in his pocket as he ran into the emergency room.
“Zayn, what happened?!?” Nasir asked as he rushed through the double doors to find Zayn shouting at the doctor.
“He said I can’t be in there as they examine her. I told him that’s unacceptable. I am his King, and I order it.” Zayn roared out to Nasir as he pushed through to the exam room.
The doctor and Nasir looked at each other in silence. They both realized there was no stopping Zayn when he was like this. The doctor accepted this and went back into the room to finish the evaluation on Adara. Nasir stepped back into the waiting room and he pulled out his cell phone. He dialed Nikole’s number and hoped she was in a better mood than her Akh.
He let it ring a few times, and then heard her pick up the phone. “Nikole, you need to come to the hospital quick. There has been an accident and Adara is in trouble.” He heard the anger immediately in the tone of her voice.
“What do you mean an accident? Where are you? Is she hurt badly? You should have called me sooner. When did this happen?” She bellowed through the phone.
He didn’t want to tell her it was Zayn; that would hurt her too badly without knowing the full story. “Well someone showed up at her apartment and there was some sort of fight, the details are still a bit hazy. She is unconscious at the moment, but the doctors think she is going to be fine. I’ll tell you more when you get here. Please come quickly.” He took a moment to pause, catching his breath when she came back at him.
“Nasir, what are you not telling me?”
He can’t tell her. Not like this….”Please, just show up soon.”

Be sure to check out book one- Blood Purple!


In a world we think we know, live other races entirely hidden from the mortal perspective. Creatures of legend, of fable and myth, their very history and nature have allowed them to walk side by side with humans since time immemorial. They are warriors, they are hunters, and they are Algula. Vampire. And in their own midst, a battle is brewing for supremacy, for dominance, that can and will affect all around them. Old hatred never dies and vengeance is a fiery sword that cuts a bloody swath.

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