Today I’m welcoming Author Jessica Ashley to the blog for an Author Interview along with featuring a giveaway for her new book Pages of Promise via Justread Tours!
A little bit about Jessica Ashley
After spending seven years in the Army, Jessica Ashley set out to write novels that would transport readers to new worlds and help them escape reality with messages of underdogs and swoon-worthy romance. After eight years of a successful writing career underneath two pen names, she felt her faith pulling her in a new direction.
An Author Interview With Jessica Ashley
Thank you so much for letting me interview you Jessica!
Which of your Published or Unpublished books is your favorite, and why?
Pages of Promise for sure! I put SO MUCH into this one, and it was a huge step outside of what I’m used to writing in the best possible way.
How do you pick your character’s personalities or looks?
Whatever comes to mind, usually.
What is your favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write? And why are they your favorites?
Romance! I LOVE romance. Love is such a gift, and getting to tell stories where people fall in love is so rewarding.
What inspires you the most?
Once an idea takes root, how long does it take you to write it down? Do you use outlines?
I typically write one or two lines in my OneNote app (or on a sticky note depending on where I am). Sometimes it will be weeks before I revisit, sometimes days. And I do not use outlines, LOL! Unless they are SUPER loose–as in, X will happen at some point in the book, LOL.
Do you have a favorite author? Or someone whom you would say has influenced your writing style?
Nora Roberts has always been my favorite. I love her stories, and the way her mind works. Francine Rivers is a super close second! Her stories always resonate with me.
What are your hobbies other than writing?
BAKING. I am obsessed with Sourdough.
Do you have a genre that you would never write?
HORROR. Hard pass on that one.
What is one thing you would say has had the greatest impact on your writing?
Reviews, LOL. Ever since I started publishing, I take the time to read my reviews. The good, the bad, the downright mean–I read them all. Because most of the time, there are things I can digest that will help me grow.
Lastly, what was your favorite book growing up?
Eragon! It was the book that gave me a love of fantasy. And the fact that he wrote it at such a young age, was a massive inspiration for me.
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Pages of Promise by Jessica Ashley, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Pages of Promise
Series: Coastal Hope #1
Author: Jessica Ashley
Publisher: B.A.D. Publishing, LLC
Release Date: February 5, 2024
Genre: Christian/Clean Romantic Suspense
When Eliza’s life is threatened, she turns to a handsome veteran for help. I left everything I’d ever known behind. And that decision may cost me my life. The moving truck hadn’t even been unpacked when my fresh start went up in flames. A frightening letter left in my mailbox and signed Always Yours sends me running to the only man in town who can help me. Driven by his protective nature and a mission he believes comes from God, ex-Army Ranger Lance Knight agrees, despite the fact that I’ve made it no secret I want nothing to do with him–or anyone for that matter.
The longer we’re together, the more I begin to realize that Lance is more than I gave him credit for. Something that troubles me nearly as much as the fact that an unknown man seems to have already claimed me as his. Trouble is, my admirer has a jealous side, and it’s not long before Lance is pulled into the crosshairs right alongside me…
Get your copy now and be ready to stay up all night! Pages of Promise is a swoon-worthy, faith-based, suspenseful romance between a jaded woman and the hero determined to protect not just her body…but her heart.
(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 29, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 5, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!