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July 31, 2014

.#PlottingPrincesses - welcome Ashantay Peters who wows!!! us with her new book

The royally fun girls, the Plotting Princesses, welcome author Ashantay Peters to the blog. She's got tons of stuff up her sleeve. 
Check out her bio:

Ashantay Peters lives in the North Carolina mountains, where she loves escaping into a well-written book. She loves to hear from readers and promises not to stalk anyone who contacts her. 

Speed Round:

Favorite movie: His Gal Friday  (BTW: Vicki loves this movie)
Favorite book: any by Amanda Quick 
Last book read: The Secret Language of Leah Sinclair 
Favorite color: Rainbow! 
Stilettos or flip-flops: Neither 
Coffee or tea: Water 
E-book or paperback: Paperback 
Pencil or pen: Pencil
Favorite song: Bad Love
Streak or not: Not
Favorite dessert: Fruit
Champagne or gin: Champagne
Paranormal or Historical: Historical
Ginger or Mary Ann: Mary Ann
Favorite TV show: Dead Like Me
Hot or cold: Hot
POV: First
I'd die if I don't have: Light

Blurb from Death Rub: Class reunions can be murder even after finding the perfect dress.

Excerpt from Death Rub: 

“Maggie.”  His voice had deepened, leaving a caress I must have imagined around my name. We stood watching each other, not really sure how to proceed after years of mistrust between us.

Travis cleared his throat. “Listen, I want to, um, apologize.” 

I didn’t pretend a misunderstanding. I’d already had a crappy day and game playing lay beyond my capability. “Not necessary. Lots of years ago.”

“Well, I do want to talk.” He stepped off the porch, moving closer. “See, I was a rat bastard. I knew it at the time, but I dunno. Must’ve been too stupid and young and didn’t know how to fix my mistake.”

“Must have been” my ass. “Your hormones made you do it, right? Dumping me after two years and talking about a future together? For someone you knew would put out instead of waiting for me, and marriage the way you promised. That your story?”

His face reddened but he didn’t answer.

I snorted before I could stop myself. “So now you want to make nice, have me accept your apology and you can walk away with a clear conscience, right?”

“Well, yeah. I guess. I mean I’d like you at the reunion. You know. Like friends.”

“Like friends.” 

“Uh huh.” 

Okie dokie then. My blast from the past just wanted to have fu-un. 

Buy Link: The Wild Rose Press

Thank you, Ashantay, for sharing all your good stuff at the Plotting Princesses today. Much success with your book!


chris keniston said...

Absolutely love that tag line - after all everything is about the perfect dress - :) - except maybe murder- LOL

so glad you stopped by today!

vicki batman said...

I love the cover, Ashantay. Red is my fav and I love mysteries too. Thanks for being with us!

Melissa Keir said...

Wonderful cover and I loved the tagline. I'm glad to learn more about new to me authors!

All the best!

Barbara Bettis said...

It IS all about the dress, darn it--and someone gets murdered, too? Talk about killer dresses :) Love the blurb, Ashantay. Best of luck with the book.

Judy Baker said...

Great blurb - love the cover

J.L. Sheppard said...

Love that cover! Sounds like a great read.

Liz Lipperman said...

I have to say the tag line is pretty awesome. Also loved the excerpt. Thanks for being a princess today.

Sylvia said...

The tag line and the cover are so cool. I want to read the book. Thanks for being here.

Lynda Bailey said...

I'm jumping on the bandwagon and agreeing that your cover and tagline are AWESOME! Best of luck with your sales.
(Oh, and waving frantically to my Unsinkable sis, Chris... *wink*)

Ashantay said...

Thanks to Your Royal Highnesses for having me as a guest today!

Cyber hugs to all of you!

Thanks also to Chris, Melissa, Liz, Sylvia, and Lynda for liking my tag line. The cover was designed by Diana Carlile, who is my go-to artist at The Wild Rose Press. So happy you all like it as much as I do!

Laura Strickland said...

Fantastic excerpt that makes me want to dive right in. Love the conversational narrative style. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Ashantay said...

Thanks, Laura! Releasing August 6. I hope you enjoy the read!

Linda Lovely said...

Learned some new things about you, Ashantay. I'm with you on most of your speed round choices--except champagne. Love your books!

Ashantay Peters said...

Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

Anonymous said...

Love the dress! Class reunions can be killer. And not in a good way. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Waters said...

Great cover! Red is awesome. Thanks for the excerpt. It's great.

Liz Flaherty said...

Great interview. I loved the excerpt.

Mary Morgan said...

I was looking at the gorgeous red dress and didn't even notice the knife until after I read the post. :) Love it! All the best, Ashantay!

Phyllis said...

Ditto everyone on your cover and tagline. The excerpt promises an interesting read. Glad you could join us!

Ashantay said...

Thanks Lori, Liz, Mary & Phyllis! And to anyone I may have missed along the way - thanks for stopping by today!

Lynda Coker said...

Well, I don't know if those two characters of your's are going to have fun at the reunion, but I sure enjoyed their banter. I love dialogue and you write it so well. Best of success with all your projects.

Robin Weaver, Author of Blue Ridge Fear said...

Hey Ashantay,

Great interview. How did I not know your favorite television show was Dead Like me. Loved that show. You sure you like historical better than paranormal??? :)

Karilyn Bentley said...

Love the blurb, cover and excerpt!!! Sounds like a great read! Thanks for being with us today!

Ashantay said...

Thank you for stopping by, Lynda, Robin and Karilyn. Yes, Robin, I do like historical better than paranormal, unless it's your paranormal. (grin)

Kat de Falla said...

Yippie - that cover blows me away - I cannot wait to read this!! All the best my friend!

Love, Kat

Ashantay said...

Thanks, Kat!