Ava Bradley has a vivid imagination. As a teenager she thought she’d write a book, have Stephen King-like fame, and buy a big house for her family in Woodside Hills (where today you can’t find a fixer-upper for under a million dollars). Reality sank in fast and the term “starving artist” took on personal meaning, but that didn’t stop Ava from writing the stories spinning through her imagination. She won the Golden Heart award for best unpublished fiction, sold her first manuscript, was nominated for an Eppie, and has since hit the USA TODAY bestseller list. For more contemporary romance with a dash of paranormal and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense, visit her website http://www.AvaBradley.com where you can sign up for her newsletter. Subscribers learn about new releases first, and get notified when a book goes on sale for free.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have to admit, I'm a bargain shopper. I haunt the bargain sites and get the newsletters in my email box, and that's why it feels so great to find a gem. I've found a bunch, and those authors have earned a permanent spot on my "must buy" list.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course I do! And it was forty years ago. It was a fictional account of my adventures at horse camp, and I tried to get my mom to type it up on little book-sized pages. About three pages into it she said "forget this" and that was the end of my first attempt at a real story. Thankfully that didn't daunt me, and learned to type in Jr. High.
Honestly, though, I'm a firm believer in the books under the bed. While they might not be publishable, they serve as an important learning step in every writer's life. I firmly believe no writer should publish the first book they ever write. (Ducking as a tomato sails past my head. Hey, who threw that?) Seriously, any writer who is serious about making a career as an author will do everything they can to learn and grow every step of the way. Every single one of my author friends will agree their first book should never be seen by any living person, but served as a valuable learning tool when they were first starting out.
A woman learns the terrible truth behind human cloning and goes on the run with a laboratory raised child and a mysterious AWOL soldier. They are hunted by terrorists, dirty cops, vigilantes, and the soldier’s superiors, all of whom have their own reasons for wanting the fugitives caught.
The first halfway decent guy to come along in eons...and he’s from another planet.
Private Investigator Brooke Weaver hopes she can slip into her Oregon hometown, find her client’s missing teenage daughter, and be on her way again before anyone notices. Not likely.
Jessica Jeffries hates Christmas. With all the commercialism, stress and chaos, there are a lot of people who feel the same way. But Jessie has more reason than most for hating it. She’s been robbed, dumped, caught pneumonia, broken her leg, and this year she ran over Santa Claus with her truck.
Trey Janssen only wants to settle his late mother's affairs and get back to San Francisco, but he finds himself trapped in the town Christmas literally threw up on when he's arrested for drunk driving—right after a Dickens in the Park actor proclaims he'll be visited by three spirits.
The night Victoria Conrad runs away doesn’t turn out at all like she planned. After being accosted by two ruffians, she is rescued by the Earl of Carlisle’s coachmen and taken to his country house—only to discover she is his prisoner!
Seven years ago Lily Brent believed she donated a kidney to her estranged sister. But when Lily is called across the state to identify her sister’s body and take custody of the child she never knew her sister had, the past starts to look foggy. To make matters worse a madman is hot on her trail, willing to use deadly measures to get the child back.
She doesn’t know what happened the night of the storm, why she was walking along the highway without ID, or why she has a fading tan line on her wedding ring finger, but a dark and terrifying presence haunts the edge of her memory. Before she can start a new life with the wonderful man who came to her rescue, she must remember what in her past might take her away from him.
The heiress of Montague Shipping sets out across Chesapeake Bay to attend a party, but instead finds herself shanghaied by a vengeful thief intending to use her ship—and her jewels—to break a prisoner out of Devil’s Island! If you love the historical romances of Amanda Quick, Jo Beverly and Elizabeth Hoyt, you won’t want to miss this exciting debut by Ava Bradley.