I wrote the first draft of Rescuing Norah (originally titled The Charitable Bastard) I had NO idea what type of journey I was starting.
It was only supposed to be one book--an intro for myself into the realm of romantic suspense. But when I introduced FBI Agent Caid King, and Captain Zach Murphy, I knew I wanted to give them both their own stories.
Zach has always been my favorite of the three men. It could be his attitude, his pension for doing whatever the hell he thinks is right despite the consequences.
We get a little part of that in book one, when he's willing to help Harley and Norah despite being told otherwise.
I saved his book for last because he was my favorite, and I have to say, Targeting Celeste (aka Terminated) is my absolute favorite J.W. Ashley book to date. I stepped outside my usual box writing this one, and I am SO HAPPY with how it turned out. Celeste is a one-of-a-kind heroine, and I seriously can't wait for you guys to meet her!
You also get to see more of your favorite characters from Rescuing Norah (aka The Charitable Bastard, aka Deceived) and Shielding Jemma (aka The Runner's Daughter, aka Concealed). Bringing Harley and Caid back along with Norah and Jemma, was SO fun! I love getting to revisit old characters and show where they are now.
Most of you know I write to music. For my fantasy, I prefer instrumental, but for this particular book my playlist included Cherry Bomb by The Runaways, Bad Reputation by Joan Jett, Flames by Zayn..and a bunch more. Full playlist will be in the back of the book :)
This particular song was on repeat for the majority of my time writing, (after you read I bet you can even pinpoint the scene) BEWARE- if you haven't heard this song before, listen to it out of the range of little ears! It is not kid-friendly.
Those of you who have been with me since the beginning, know that the first two books in the Corrupted trilogy has seen three different covers, three different pen names, and three different titles. I've reworked, rewritten, and rebranded this series so many times I don't even remember what the original cover looked like.
But I have to say, I am thrilled with this final set. The covers are HOT, the stories even BETTER than before, and I really believe these books will be shelved on your re-read list.
Targeting Celeste is up for pre-order now! Grab your copy and be prepared for an EXPLOSIVE read that will have you sweating bullets while you await the finale.