Kelly Hashway


Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but that didn’t stop her from jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet one Halloween. Maybe it was growing up reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books that instilled a love of all things scary and a desire to live in a world filled with supernatural creatures, but she spends her days writing speculative fiction. Kelly’s also a sucker for first love, which is why she writes romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she’s not writing, Kelly works as an editor, and also as Mom, which she believes is a job title that deserves to be capitalized.

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A Jailbird in the Vision is Worth Two in the Prison (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 6)
Pre-release—available January 14, 2020. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,580. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has worked her fair share of strange cases. But she’s never had a convicted criminal want to hire her. Levi O’Neil insists he wasn’t working alone. Piper will have to uncover the truth about a murder case that was closed five years ago, and with the real killer still on the loose, digging around could make Piper the next target.
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Murder (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 5.5)
Pre-release—available November 5, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
All psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell wants is a quiet weekend alone where she can avoid the holiday craziness as well as any cases. But when the ski resort's Santa Claus goes missing, Piper is enlisted to help find him. Can she solve this case in time to save Christmas?
Murder is a Premonition Best Served Cold (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 5)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,600. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has struggled with cases before because she couldn’t see the future. But when she finally starts having some premonitions and they lead her to a cold case that’s been unsolved for years, she really starts doubting her abilities. Piper is convinced what she saw hasn’t happened yet, and that can only mean one thing. The killer is back, and he’s claimed another victim.
Foresight Favors the Felon (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. book 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,770. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell has never met a case she couldn’t solve—until she goes looking for a killer who happens to be a gifted clairvoyant. She’ll have to put her psychic abilities to the test before this serial killer commits the ultimate crime and destroys her reputation in the process. But getting inside the killer’s mind will put Piper’s life on the line.
Drastic Crimes Call for Drastic Insights (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. Book 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,820. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell is faced with her biggest case yet. Missing persons files are piling up faster than she can track down clues. She’ll have to take drastic measures if she wants to catch this criminal, especially when she figures out the kidnappings are turning into murders and Piper has no idea where the bodies are being hidden.
Dark Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
To the world, she was a monster. To the gods, she was a pawn. Years later, Dusa Gordon opens her eyes to find herself in the underworld with no memory of who she is. But Dorian seems so familiar—especially his deep-sea blue eyes. And the closer she gets to Dorian, the closer her memories come to the surface. Will Dusa’s wrath and desire for revenge turn her into the monster again?
Fiction and Felonies (Madison Kramer Mystery #3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Coming clean about her true identity only spurs fans to lash out at Madison Kramer. But one threatening message stands out as so much more than just an irate fan. Someone is forcing her to take part in his felonies and cover up his tracks so the police can't catch him. And any time Maddie disobeys, another body is added to the death toll. Can Maddie both cover up and solve the same crimes?
Manuscripts and Murder (Madison Kramer Mystery #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,660. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Madison Kramer thought her past was behind her. With a new name and a career as a bestselling author, what could go wrong? But a stalker is sending her messages, both written and in the form of dead bodies. Madison can’t escape her parents’ murder any longer. But is it their killer coming to finish what he started fifteen years ago? Or is she wrapped up in yet another murder case?
Sequels and Serial Killers (Madison Kramer Mystery #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Death follows Madison Kramer wherever she goes, and a night that should have been nothing but celebrating the New Year in the arms of the man she loves, turns into the scene of another murder. The murder suspect wants Maddie’s help in freeing his name, putting her life at risk in a deadly investigation where Maddie doesn’t know whom she can trust.
Read Between the Crimes (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,860. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Finding a missing bride shouldn't be too much for psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell. But her visions don't line up at all, and soon she realizes she's seeing more than one case at a time. There are two missing women, and one might already be dead. When the only connection the two women had—the man they both loved—suddenly goes missing as well, Piper uncovers the most psychotic killer she's ever met.
A Vision A Day Keeps the Killer Away (Piper Ashwell Psychic P.I. #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,640. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Piper Ashwell is no stranger to using her psychic abilities to locate missing persons. But when her father, Detective Thomas Ashwell, and his new partner enlist her help on the latest case searching for Veronica Castell, daughter of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the country, Piper’s only sure of one thing: her visions might not be enough to bring Veronica home alive.
Soul to Reap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Astrid Lang and Endre Voll have been in competition since the day they became reapers. So when the Moirai show up on Astrid’s doorstep and tell her she has to convince Endre to return to his reaping ways before they intervene, Astrid is baffled. Astrid will have to put their competition aside if she’s going to save Endre—or her life will be on the line, too.
A Sight for Psychic Eyes (Piper Ashwell Psychic, P.I. Prequel)
Price: Free! Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
When nine-year-old Eric Danson goes missing in the middle of the night, psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell is reminded of her first case ever, when she was only twelve years old and her ability to read objects first surfaced. And things only get worse when the boy who’s been bullying Eric goes missing as well. Can she find the boys before it’s too late?
The Day I Died
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,370. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Chloe Hendrick never expected to die on her eighteenth birthday. And fate didn’t expect her to either. With the help of a spirit Guide, Chloe will have to relive her eighteenth birthday and try to figure out how to prevent her own death. But the more Chloe discovers about what’s really supposed to happen on her eighteenth birthday, the more she’s convinced death might be her best option.
The Tea Leaf Fairy
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Marina puts the fairy world at risk when she accidentally gives magic to a human. Can she undo the mess she's made before it destroys both the fairy world and the human she's grown to care about?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Emily Saunders knows what career she’ll have, who she’ll marry, and even how many children she’ll have. All thanks to the scientists who created the community of Theoria and decided planning out the future and eliminating chance by using people’s blood is the best way to live. But their experiment could mean the end for Emily and everyone she cares about.
Evil Unleashed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,370. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Discovering the truth about her past sets in motion a slew of events that unleash evil on the world. Determined to fix her mistakes, Kaylan resorts to traveling through time, but every move she makes only creates new problems for her to deal with. People are dying, and she’s to blame. She’ll need to figure out how to battle the ultimate evil...even if it means battling herself.
Unseen Evil
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,100. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Seventeen-year-old Kaylan Bradford has no idea what she wants to do with her future, but dying sure as hell isn’t on top of her list. Yet everywhere she goes, strange accidents happen, each one nearly taking her life. Someone or something is after her. Kaylan is desperate to change her fate, but when she discovers the identity of the one who’s trying to kill her, she may not have a future at all.
Passing Through the Portal
Price: Free! Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Avery Weblow never thought he was anything special. So when he's approached by a strange figure who claims to be from a different world and needs Avery's help, Avery doesn't know what to believe. He can't deny the magic this stranger possesses, especially when he creates a portal in Avery's bedroom. But the world of Stellaris is in worse shape than Avery could have ever guessed.
Fading Into the Shadows
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,300. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Ella Andrews’s best friend, Avery, goes missing, she’ll do anything to get him back—even follow a strange shadow to another world where the constellations are real-life figures in the sky. But Stellaris isn’t meant for humans, and the longer Ella and the others stay, the more they fade into substanceless shadows—a fate worse than death.
Visions of Mockingbird Point
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,790. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
In a desperate attempt to break the curse of the Granville fortune, J.B., Edward, and Noelle sneak off to Mockingbird Point, the latest location in their visions. But the visions are also showing that Morgan Grimault is on his way. It’s a race to locate the final portion of the fortune and defeat Grimault once and for all.
Mystery of Majestic Cave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,910. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
It’s been two months since J.B., Noelle, and Edward discovered they were the ones who have to break the curse that’s plagued their families for hundreds of years. Their search for the Granville fortune leads them to a place called Majestic Cave. History won’t be the only thing uncovered on this journey—and it might not be the only thing buried either.
Curse of the Granville Fortune
Price: Free! Words: 40,380. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Twelve-year-old J.B.’s visions leave him sweaty, lightheaded, and certain he’s turning into a freak—or worse, going insane. The visions stem from a family curse. An ancestor stole the Granville fortune, and now J.B.’s entire family will suffer. To break the curse, J.B. must find and return the Granville’s stolen property.
Two Tales of Terror
Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Not every story has a happy ending. Two Tales of Terror includes "The Monster of All Monsters" and "#Zombies", two short stories for horror loves ages twelve and up. From the monster in the closet to the monster under the bed to zombies...terror waits around every corner.
The Imaginary Friend
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Samantha and Tracy have been best friends since kindergarten, but now that Tracy has gotten over her shyness and made new friends, Samantha is feeling left out. This is nothing compared to how she feels when a strange girl named Jessica tells Samantha that she’s actually an imaginary friend. Tracy has outgrown Samantha, and it’s time for Samantha to help another child who needs her.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kelly Hashway

  • Vampyre Kisses (book 1 in the Last Witch Series) on Jan. 05, 2011

    First of all, I'm a huge fan of vampires. I have been ever since I was young and watched old reruns of Dark Shadows. So as you can imagine, I've read a good amount of vampire books. VAMPYRE KISSES was immediately my kind of book. Kolodziej managed to take put a fresh spin on the world of vampires. Trent was an instant favorite of mine. He didn't feel like a typical vampire or any that I've met through the Twilight series, the House of Night series, or the vampire books L.J. Smith introduced to the world. And vampires aren't the only ones to fall in love with. I felt like I was inside Faith's head in a way that made me cheer her on as she faced not only physical battles but also emotional ones. And speaking of physical battles, the fight scenes in this book are packed with tension. If I had to pick one thing I disliked, I'd have to say it was the prologue. I'm not a fan of prologues in general. But I found the old-fashioned language difficult to read. I understand why it was used and it's completely justified, but personally, I didn't care for it. I was very happy when chapter one came and I got to see Faith's voice, which is much more my style. The ultimate test for me is whether or not I think about a book when I'm not reading it. And with VAMPYRE KISSES I did. I found myself wondering what would happen to Faith and Trent and how things would unfold in this world of vampyres, witches, werewolves, slayers, and gods. If you are a fan of vampires, you should check out VAMPYRE KISSES. It's worth you time.
  • Werewolf Descent (book 2 in the Last Witch Series) on July 15, 2011

    Faith and Trent are back and there are more obstacles than ever testing their love in the second installment of The Last Witch series. I fell in love with the characters in Vampyre Kisses and I enjoyed how Kolodziej put a different spin on vampires. I was really looking forward to reading Werewolf Descent and it didn't disappoint. I was drawn in from the very first page and read the book in almost one sitting. Kolodziej has some tricks up her sleeve in this one, and she kept me guessing all the way through. Continuing with her trend of putting new spins on the world of vampires and werewolves, Kolodziej introduces us to a psychic vampire and an alchemist. The new characters keep the story fresh and engaging while of course causing more conflict for Faith and her vampire boyfriend, Trent. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of werewolves, but I was drawn into the story of the werewolf murders and especially the history behind it, which becomes key to the story line. I found myself cheering on the creatures that I usually dislike in other books. But while the werewolf prince becomes a key player in this story, he also creates some trouble for Faith. In fact, Faith becomes the object of desire of many of the characters in this book, showing how truly one-of-a-kind she is. One caution I do have to make is that this book gets steamy. Faith and Trent's relationship is in full-swing and we see it all. I would hesitate to recommend it to younger readers who like to read up, but for the intended audience, it's full of romance and passion. Another great thing about this book is that even though it is the second in the series, it stands on its own. This book is a winner. I think Kolodziej topped herself this time. I'm giving it 4.5 stars!
  • My Sweet Regina on Oct. 30, 2013

    I loved that A Whisper to a Scream was in Adam's POV because, well, he's a killer yet Hammond made me care about him. That's tough to do. My Sweet Regina is from the viewpoint of one of Adam's victims, and wow. Just wow. Hammond can write tortured souls like none other. I was pulled in from the first sentence and needed to take a deep breath when I finished the story. Great emotion, great torment, and a great read.