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Jackie Ashenden | Exclusive Excerpt: THAT DEEP RIVER FEELING
Author Guest / July 30, 2021

Zeke Montgomery knew Morgan West was going to be trouble the minute he laid eyes on her. She stood at the foot of the steps to her own front door — the front door he’d been waiting outside of for the past couple of hours, not that he’d been counting or anything — with her arms folded, looking sternly at him like he was a little kid who’d just drawn on her walls with a crayon. She was very small and wore a not particularly flattering uniform of dark brown pants and khaki shirt, with a dark brown parka that nearly swallowed her thrown over the top. And her strawberry blond hair, the color of which reminded him of apricots, was in a very severe ponytail down her back. She wore no makeup, her face freckled and wholesome, with those bright blue eyes, the ones he remembered from Cal’s funeral that had been red from weeping then, but were much brighter now. They were also very, very direct. And she was still the prettiest thing he’d seen for months, if not years. All of which spelled trouble with a capital ’T’. She said crossly, “Where on earth have you been,…

Jackie Ashenden | Title Challenge: DEEP RIVER PROMISE
Author Guest / March 30, 2021

D  Donuts! The best kind, from April’s diner E   Extremely scenic E   Excessive amounts of sexual tension P  Pilot – who doesn’t love a bush pilot? * R Ridiculously charming hero I  Ice queen heroine V Very protective teenager AKA Astrid’s son Connor E Emotional R Reluctant falling in love * P  Promises Damon has to keep R   Romance! O  Oh no, Astrid tries very hard not to fall for him and fails M  Moms – Astrid is a single mom I   Intense – Damon is not quite as easy going as he seems S  Sexy times in the library E  Escape to Alaska DEEP RIVER PROMISE by Jackie Ashenden Welcome to Deep River, Alaska Damon Fitzgerald’s only desire is to get back to LA and out of the tiny Alaskan town he’s somehow inherited. But first he has to keep a promise he made to his old army buddy and look out for his friend’s son. That would be a whole lot easier if the kid’s mother wasn’t the mayor of Deep River… Astrid James didn’t ask to be mayor of Deep River but since she is, she intends to do right by the town…

Jackie Ashenden | Author-Reader Match: COME HOME TO DEEP RIVER
Author Guest / July 28, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-ReaderMatch” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Jackie Ashenden! Writes: Sexy, emotional small town romance set in the wilds of Alaska! About: Jackie lives in Auckland, NZ, with her husband and two kids. Her hobbies include reading, looking for yarn on the internet, buying yarn on the internet, looking for patterns for said yarn on the internet, knitting said yarn, and talking about yarn to anyone who will listen. In between talking about yarn, looking for yarn, and knitting yarn, she also bakes a bit, spends time with her family, and writes the odd book. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: You will love deep emotion You will love quirky small-town detail You will love the wild outdoors You will love tension and chemistry between the hero and heroine You will love a brooding, white knight hero who wants what’s best for everyone, and a prickly, stubborn heroine who also wants what’s best for everyone. What to expect if we’re compatible: In The House of Ashenden, my FB group, there will be lots of…