Please welcome Ellie Ashe as she shares a bit
about her new book with an interview...
It’s All About the Book…
***Please tell us about your current or upcoming release.
A Good Kind of Trouble, book 1 in the Trouble in Twin Rivers series,
is a fun and action-packed romantic suspense.
***What is this book’s genre? Is this the genre you usually write in? Are there any genre’s you haven’t written that you’d like to try?
A Good Kind of Trouble is more little romance than mystery, which is a bit different from my other series, the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries. Miranda’s stories fall into the cozy mystery category, but the Twin Rivers books feature different characters who fall in love, and fall in trouble.
***What inspired you to write this book?
This book came to me while I was trying to fall asleep one night. Well, actually, the title came to me, and then I couldn’t go back to sleep until I got up and wrote the first couple chapters. And then I didn’t even keep the original title, which was Trust Me, I’m a Lawyer.
***How did you pick its title? Did it come first or did you have to write the story first?
As I mentioned, I had a different title in mind up to shortly before publication. This book will probably always be Trust Me, I’m a Lawyer, to me because that title came to me while I was trying to fall asleep and wouldn’t let me go until I got up and wrote about 6,000 words. But after getting a lot of feedback (a LOT) from trusted professionals, I came up with a different title. It was a tough call, but eventually I needed to tell the cover artist what the title was so she could finish her job. And the new title needed to fit into the series theme. I already had this title, A Good Kind of Trouble, picked out for a later book in the series, but then I came up with a better one for that book.
***How did you create your characters? Did you use any real life people in their making?
I didn’t use any real-life people because that would be too limiting. I’d never be able to fully develop my fictional characters if I were basing them on actual people. Lindsey, Ben and the rest of the cast are all from my imagination.
***Who is your favorite character of this book and why?
That’s too difficult a choice to make. Though, I am terribly fond of Steve McQueen.
***What is your favorite part of this book? Can you share an excerpt from that part?
Any part that involved writing the chemistry between Lindsey and Ben was fun and easy to write. Here’s a snippet from a scene with them:
He grabbed Lindsey's slender wrist and held her hand, turning it over, kissing her wrist, but not releasing it. "I think Kath has figured out what's going on between us," he said, leaning in close to her ear.
"I don't even know what's going on between us," she protested.
He smiled. Me, either. Then he ducked his head to kiss her, brushing his lips along her jaw, then lower, tasting the soft skin and relishing her shiver at the contact.
"Don't do that," she said. Her voice trembled, but her hands gripped his shirt and pulled him closer.
"I think I will do that," he said, tightening his grip on her body and taking her earlobe between his teeth. She groaned and he pulled her around the corner to the dressing rooms, shutting a door behind them.
Once they had privacy, he took her face in his hands and kissed her deeply. He hadn't been able to concentrate on anything except her all day. It made for an unbearably long day, remembering how her body had fit against his. Now she wanted, what? To ignore this? That wasn't going to happen.
"Ben, please," she whispered against his ear. "God, Ben, please."
Her hands were behind his head, urging him closer, her tongue meeting his with an eager hunger he recognized. His hands roved down her body, pulling her tighter against him, lifting her so her legs encircled his waist, the hem of her dress riding up her thighs. He leaned forward, pinning her between him and the wall and kissed her again, his tongue thrusting deep into her mouth. She squirmed and the friction drove him crazy.
He broke off the kiss, breathing heavily, still holding her against his body. Her face was flushed. She licked her slightly swollen lips and raised her eyes to his face.
"We need to talk about your safety," he said softly.
She shook her head and started to talk, but he stopped her with another kiss, not wanting to hear a denial from her.
***Did you have any special rhythm or quirks while writing this?
This was the book where I learned that I’m a plotter, not a pantser. I didn’t have an outline when I started the book and thought it was going to be a novella. About 100,000 words later, it sure wasn’t a novella. It had grown into something far more complex than I initially imagined, and I realized about three-quarters of the way in that I wanted to explore more of the secondary characters’ lives. So it actually grew into a series of at least five books.
***Is this a stand-alone book or is it part of a series? If so, we want to hear about it and what’s next in the series.
A Good Kind of Trouble is the first of a new series of light romantic suspense novels, the Trouble in Twin Rivers series. The series revolves around the people who work at the Fields Law Group. Next you’ll get to learn more about Fiona Larkin, who makes a brief appearance in this book. Look for book 2 in 2016! For updates, readers can subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/EllieNews
A Good Kind of Trouble
A Trouble in Twin Rivers Novel
Released May 6, 2015
100,000-word humorous romantic mystery
Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way.
Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions—stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she’d see the sexy lawyer again.
Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.
Available exclusively at Amazon until August 6th, 2015.
Temporarily priced at $2.99 for a limited time.
Free to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers for 90 days.
Also available in Print.
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About the Author:
Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the "happily ever after" that so often is lacking in her day job.
When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on petfinder.com.
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Giveaway: 2 Signed print copies of
A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE