Author Rec: Kristen Ashley
Kristen Ashley. That name evokes the most alpha of heroes and the most bad-ass of heroines. Her books are almost always 500+ pages of pure craziness and heart. By the end of her books, you are so totally invested in her characters that you feel like they’re your best friends. I actually reread Rock Chick Beginnings last night on impulse. Kristen does not shy away from putting her characters through hell and back but they always come out the other side stronger. Another strength of Kristen Ashley is her world creating. Her Fantasyland series is crazy vivid and detailed. Even her contemporary worlds are beautiful crafted with supporting characters just as interesting as the main characters. Plus her contemporary series have enjoyable crossovers which is always an enjoyable Easter-egg. Honestly, I’ve only been reading her books a little over two years and I can’t believe how much I’ve been missing out. I find myself randomly picking up her books for a reread when nothing else is appealing to me. And I’ve been listening her audiobooks on and off as well. I was lucky enough to meet and worship at the feet of Kristen Ashley at Apollycon 2018!
Kristen Ashley recommendations:
- Own the Wind
- Lady Luck
- At Peace
- The Will
- Wildest Dreams
- The Hookup
- Three Wishes
- Rock Chick Regret
Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Heroes, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in thirteen languages and she’s sold nearly three million books.
Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense, her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, and Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.
Kristen, born in Gary and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana, was a fourth generation graduate of Purdue University. Since, she has lived in Denver, the West Country of England, and she now resides in Phoenix. She worked as a charity executive for eighteen years prior to beginning her independent publishing career. She now writes full-time.
Although romance is her genre, the prevailing themes running through all of Kristen’s novels are friendship, family and a strong sisterhood. To this end, and as a way to thank her readers for their support, Kristen has created the Rock Chick Nation, a series of programs that are designed to give back to her readers and promote a strong female community.