Release Date: 9/29/14
Blurb:A pair of pink, silk underwear…
The quiet world of Melody and Jack Dickinson is about to be turned
upside down. Twenty years of marriage hangs in the balance when Melody
finds out about Jack’s infidelity. The betrayal is made worse when
Melody discovers his lover is Serena Rowland, a young woman who works at
Melody’s law firm.
A receipt from an overpriced hotel…
Harsh words are exchanged before Melody storms off to work,
determined to have Serena fired. But when Melody hears Serena was
murdered over the weekend, everything changes. Serena’s body is found
beaten and strangled with a pair of pink, silk panties, in the same
hotel that Jack had admitted staying at over the weekend. Within seconds
of hearing the news, Melody’s life spins out of control when Jack calls
in a panic. The police are at their home to arrest him for Serena’s
Pictures of a young woman’s scantily clad torso on a cell phone…
Was she married to a monster? One who beat and strangled the young
woman to death, or was Jack set up? Did Melody’s own dark secret, hidden
inside her heart for years, have something to do with the nightmare
they suddenly find themselves in?
Melody and Jack are about to discover that one fateful mistake will destroy many.
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Chapter 1 – Saturday morning
The morning sun was bright and the humidity staggering. Both bore
down on him, making the sweat run faster down his neck and back as he
walked. His heart thundered in his chest, and he fought to keep his
breathing normal and his gait natural. The rush of adrenaline made his
hands shake as he adjusted his ball cap.
He forced his facial muscles to respond to his commands, determined to
keep his expression neutral so he would blend in. His mind was racing,
unaccustomed to the violent behavior it had just experienced upstairs.
His shaky limbs wanted to run the remaining distance to the safety of
his vehicle and away from the nightmare of what he’d just done.
A small sigh of relief left his lips when he made it to his vehicle and
slid inside, removing his gloves and shoving them deep into his pants
pocket. It took him three attempts to insert the key into the ignition.
He took a deep breath, held it, and then released it in slow, controlled
bursts. He had to get it together or he would have an accident on the
way home. He gripped the key tighter in his sweaty fingers and tried
again. To his relief, the engine turned over. Fighting the urge to look
behind him to see if he was being followed, he eased out of the parking
spot and merged into the mid-morning traffic, careful to keep his eyes
on the road.
Anything to keep from looking at her sticky red blood on his clothes.
Oh God, what have I done?
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Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne
is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the
written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series.
Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the
monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.
Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None,
the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale,
Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they
seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The
second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and
reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the
cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge
expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.
Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five
took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers’
Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in
production for a feature film.
Her latest novel, a paranormal thriller entitled The Lie, won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense.
Look for the suspenseful mystery Empty Shell, in the Fall of 2014.
Ashley also hosts The WriteStuff, a popular BlogTalk Radio show, each Friday night at 10 p.m. CST.
1. Tell me a bit about yourself
Well, let’s see. I’m married and the mother of a 25 old son and step-mom to three daughters between the ages of 28 to 16. My husband and I have been married for 8 years and live in a small community in south-central Arkansas, about 45 miles from Little Rock. We have two large Labradors and one Ragdoll named Furby. I have been writing most of my life as a form of mental yoga, but never considered anyone would be remotely interested in what I had to say until I started college in my early 40s. My creative writing instructor felt I had a talent I needed to pursue, so I gave it a shot. That was a little over three years and seven novels ago! I have been blessed with wonderful fans and people interested in not only reading my work, but making them in to movies My novella thriller, Number Seventy-Five, is currently in production for a feature film. Others are in the pipeline and official announcements should be coming soon.
2. When did you realise you wanted to be a writer, what was your first idea you ever had.
I’ve written poetry ever since I was a teenager. The first poem I ever let anyone read was written for a friend of mine. She was struggling with some series life issues and it was my way of offering comfort.
3 I know most of us have days where our brains don’t work right, some more than others *cough* *me* *cough.* And I’m sure it’s the same for you sometimes, so do you ever experience writer’s block, and what do you do to pull yourself out of it.
Since I waited until my forties to start writing novels, I have been fortunate and have yet to experience writer’s block. Apparently, holding all these thoughts inside me for so long has caused a raging river of words to explode out of me! Even the strangest things can spark an idea, and when that “Aha!” moment strikes, I start pounding on the keyboard.
4, I was wondering if you could tell me what catches your attention when you’re not writing, how do you spend your free time. Do you have things you like doing by yourself or with your family
I enjoy working in my yard and have a ridiculous amount of flowers. My husband and I are both former high school athletes, and we are still quite active. We play tennis, hike and enjoy spending time on the lake in the summer. Of course, our greatest joy is being with our family. When all of us get together, it gets loud!
5,Do you have to travel loads with your job, is there any where that you haven’t gone yet that you would just love to go.
I manage a law firm, so the only travelling I do for work is the car ride to and from my home each day. It is a long commute, over 100 miles roundtrip, so I have plenty of time to let the character(s) from my current work in progress tell me what will happen next in their story. There are three places I want to visit before I am too old to travel. The first is Jerusalem. To visit the Holy Land is my number one wish. The second is Greece and the third is Tahiti.
6,who is your favourite character and why
From a book, it would have to be Edmund Dantes from The Count of Monte Cristo. That is my favorite book. The struggles, trials and mind-altering events he deals with, through no fault of his own, and how it changes his entire personality, I find fascinating. From a movie, it would be Lt. Ellen Ripley from Aliens. She had to be a hero, even though it was not what she wanted to do. She was a survivor, tough as nails and yet also had a soft side.
7, is there anything else you would like to tell my followers.
Don’t ever stop learning, reaching, stretching your wings. You never know where the path may take you!
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This giveaway is open worldwide (except for the print books) and will run 9/29/14 – 10/27/14.
5 copies of the award winning book The Lie (ebook)
10 audio copies of The Lie
10 audio copies of Number Seventy-Five (soon to be a feature film!)
5 audio copies of Ashley Fontainne’s trilogy: Accountable to None, Zero Balance, and Adjusting Journal Entries
3 print copies of The Lie (USA only)
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