Today I'd like to welcome author Avril Ashton over on her book tour for Till Abandon. She is joining us with a guest post that I hope you enjoy!
Why I love bad girls
by Avril Ashton
Is it because I happen to one? Maybe. All I know is bad girls are the best. You know the type, loud and aggressive, vulgar and opinionated, willing to throw down at a moment’s notice. The type that dresses like a high class hooker, but is still careful about who she lays down with.
Those are the women I love to read about. Whose lives I like to visit. Harsh and hard on the outside, but soft and pink on the inside…where it counts. She’s all about giving the hero hell even as she falls head over heels for him, defiant and dangerous to the end.
I know these women. I identify with these women. One who holds her own with the big boys and allows the no one but the hero to hold her. A believer in herself and her goals, she allows no one to distract her from them. Sure the hero can tag along, but only she remains in charge.
Only she runs things.
I like’em like that. Strong and stubborn, with a spine unwilling to bend in order to fit into any mold, aware of her sexuality and not afraid to use it. She owns her mistakes and learns from them, never living in the past, but forever looking forward. To new things, new challenges, new beginnings.
She calls herself a bad girl, revels in the title, but keeps a bad boy by her side.
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A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y with a Spousal Equivalent of eight years. Together they raise a 7 y/o daughter who loves reading and school (wonder how long that will last). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of The Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother
Always in love with the written word, Avril finally decided to do the writing in August of ’09 and never looked back. Spicy love scenes, delicious heroes, and wicked women burn up the pages of Avril’s stories, but there’ll always be a happy ending; Avril remains a believer of love in all its forms.
They call her ‘The woman in white,’ whisper ‘Death-Bringer’ with their last breath, but no one knows exactly what she is. Not even Voltaire herself. The deadly magic within her is a living thing, able to crush anyone and everything with a blink. Abandoning the blood-soaked world she’s used to, Voltaire seeks out the one constant in her tired life—the green-eyed wolf in her dreams. She’s ignored the wolf’s call for years, afraid to surrender, but danger haunts her mate. He needs her.
Wolf-shifter Blake Montez is in the middle of a war, battling the usurpers intent on taking over his territory. Unfamiliar magic hums in the air, unnoticed—it seems—by everyone but him. He finds the source already under his nose, in his home. The delicate woman in white knows things no one should know, and the heat simmering between them is unlike anything he’s ever felt. His wolf recognizes her as his mate, though Blake remains unsure he can trust her.Voltaire sets out to prove herself with time running out, enemies are on the prowl, some foreseen, others remain cloaked in shadow. She and Blake team up, fighting side by side, but in the end Voltaire might be the biggest threat to their love.