Asha King likes good-looking men and hot books, and often strives to combine the two in contemporary, paranormal, and suspenseful romantic stories. She lives in the exotic land of Alberta, Canada, where she doesn’t ride a polar bear to work but does drink vast amounts of locally brewed beer and watches hockey.
She loves connecting with readers and you can keep up to date with her online at www.AshaKing.com, where you’ll find a list of her books as well as what she’s working on and potential release dates.
What is your writing process?
Usually I start with a song title.
With the exception of my fairy tale inspired stories (Midsummer Suspense), all of my books came from a song title. Sometimes the subject of the song influences the storyline (like Near to You), while other times I merely take the title (Cats in Heat) and go from there. Usually within a series, the titles are all by the same artist (Stirling Falls are all Rolling Stones songs, for example).
Once I have the title and the premise, I dive right in and write. I try to write straight through until I finish the book, but sometimes I got a month or even a year before I get back to a particularly long book. My first draft usually resembles the later ones--I try to get things as "right" as possible the first time--and then go to my editor for review.
How do you approach cover design?
I do all my own covers and have since my first book was published. I go for simple, striking, and representative of the story. It's important to me to ensure the ethnicities of my characters are represented first and foremost.
In the sleepy hamlet of Midsummer, the people seem friendly and peaceful. But when dusk falls, the town's dark underbelly is exposed. Danger lurks around every shadowed street corner, where neighbors are not who they seem and true love's happily ever after is never guaranteed.
Welcome to Midsummer Tales, Asha King's new fairytale-inspired romantic suspense novella series.
Fifteen years ago, Greta Weaver was abducted and brought to a cabin of horrors deep in the forest. She escaped, but just barely.When Clive comes to her for help, she just wants to hide from the world, but can’t bear the thought of seeing a parent lose his children. She’ll have to confront her fears–and her past–if Clive is ever going to see his kids again.
Kryssie Locke is known in criminal circles for spinning nothing into virtual gold, a reputation she built to save her life. She’s escaped at last, hunted by her former employers, and hiding out in a cabin in the woods seems might buy her some time. She never expected Gabe Ross, ex-con trying to stay out of prison, to find her in his bed...
Adelaide Deveraux has at last come into her powers, but her gifts have come with a price: she has lost the love of her life. Now surrounded by allies but still utterly alone, she’s seeking to build a new Sanctuary and provide shelter for those who need it, even though none of it will heal her broken heart.
Though scarred recluse Joseph believes he’s more beast than man, the presence of his mysterious new housekeeper Belle gives him hope for redemption. But beyond the lies surrounding her identity that could destroy their budding relationship, a twenty-year-old secret is buried deep in Midsummer, one from Joseph’s past that might claim both their lives.
Adelaide Deveraux has escaped her enemy’s compound along with her tiger-shifter lover, Erik Wells, but the home that had once been her sanctuary is now gone, burned to the ground and leaving them with no choice but to go on the run.
Editor Janaeh Forrester is assigned to the elusive, top-selling romance novelist Delilah Daniels. But “Delilah” is the pen name of Carter Daniels, a thirty-something man as sexy as he is frustrating. Her presence stirs up something far more sinister than a battle over a book, however: Janaeh is directly in the path of Carter’s more fanatical followers who will stop at nothing to get rid of her.
Stoic and efficient, personal security expert Michael O’Hara is cautious in all things—both work and women—and has built a reputation in the private sector as the top of his field. But though he thinks he’s seen it all, nothing has prepared him for keeping Liliana White safe.
Bryar Rosings was raised in the country by her aunts, isolated from the world at large. Her birth family remains a mystery to her, secrets kept hidden away to prevent a dangerous foe from locating her. A chance encounter with troubled former pop star Sawyer and a viral video kicks into motion a decades’ old grudge that threatens not only their love but their lives.
Things haven’t been the same since the death of Gina Cassidy’s father. It thrust her under the rule of her cruel stepmother and turned the family bakery into something unrecognizable. But now Gina’s an adult, not a frightened child, and she has a plan: figure out what secrets her stepmother has been hiding and how it relates to her father’s death once and for all.
Brady has loved Niara for as long as he can remember, but long ago gave up the dream of ever seeing her again when she moved after graduation. He's saved up and is planning to finally leave his small town for good, just as she steps back into his life. One touch, one feel of her lips might get her out of his system...
Although this near to her after so long, he might never want to let her go.
Adelaide Deveraux is only beginning to discover the power of Conjure passed down to her from her late witchdoctor grandmother. But those powers might not be enough to save her when she’s taken from the sanctuary of her house and brought to the man intent on owning her and her magic...even if he has to break her to do it.
Adelaide Deveraux lives a quiet life in the country, never quite fitting in with other people and preferring her spare time spent caring for the various stray cats in the area. But late one night, a feline of a much larger persuasion shows up at her door, shifting into a very injured—and very naked—human man in need of help.
Derica Washington nursed a crush on her friend Josh for years while he went through a string of girlfriends and never gave her a second look. But now he’s broken-hearted, alone, and his sights are set on her at last.
Abriella Simone doesn't believe in tempting fate, but when she walks home after a costume party dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, she does just that. A werewolf is prowling the streets of her small home town and he's big, bad, and out for blood. She escapes the encounter with her life but not without his infected bite.
The empty house at the end of Landsdowne Lane is supposedly haunted.
Among the alleged ghosts is a couple who died young and, legend has it, they possess the living and draw true love to the house for a night of passion before dawn comes.
Marie and James are about to find out if it’s true.