Sunday, March 24, 2013

BCM Author Spotlight: Devon Ashley

Welcome to our 4th installment of BCM Author Spotlight! For a month we'll select an author to feature for our BCM Spotlight, so be sure to stop by each Sunday to learn more about the authors we've chosen. With book bloggers constantly creating wonderful and exciting new memes, we'd like to thank the lovely ladies at Page Turners Blog and Portrait of a Book for the inspiration behind our BCM Author Spotlight.

This week, I have an interview with Devon!

What do you like about having this "new" genre of New Adult?
That we can finally make our books a little steamy! Hey, I write clean YA too, but sometimes a gal just needs to add some hot scenes into the mix, you know? Not to mention, the majority of YA books orbit around some type of teaching institution, and it just gets boring to read after awhile. At least when your characters are 17-24, you can have them doing almost anything,: going to college, working odd jobs, dating without parental interference or curfews. And it can all be done without looking frowned upon because they're finally of-age and allowed to experiment and do some crazy sh*t. And oh, yeah...actual sex scenes. Mine still tend to fade to black for the actual act, but I let a lot of foreplay go down before I bow out!
With the release of Catacombs cover, when will we be seeing the release of the book?
It should be this summer, but since I'm squeezing in my realistic new adult fiction Nearly Broken, it'll probably be the latter half of the season.
I missed Emily and Abby and Noel - can you give us a glimpse into what's been going on with them?  There may be spoilers if you haven't read the Immortal Archives yet... 
Five years have passed since we've last seen our supernatural bunch. Abby and Noel have been raising their babes, working hard to keep their immortal vampire hearts beating so they can grow up as naturally as any other child, but they are so ready to pass them off to Cara at the warrior school so they can get back into action. Supernatural cabin fever, you know? Emily has been dealing with the loss of two best friends, and a possible new love interest in Gaius, who seems taken with her enough to make multiple trips to see her 'to make sure she's adjusting to her new pure vampire lifestyle'. Yeah, right.... The group will be traveling to the headquarters of their lineage to prepare for Emily's trials to determine her place in their system - the higher you score, the higher you are in their hierarchy. And a surprising outcome will show that Gaius isn't really the strongest, and that another certain individual should really be running their organization. Meanwhile, it comes to light that something sinister resides in the Catacombs beneath their headquarters, and Abby and her crew are the only ones with a chance to neutralize the situation. More secrets will be revealed, love will be in the air - and a little catfighting over Most Eligible Bachelor Gaius may be inflicted whether Emily wants to participate or not!
...and have you figured out what Noel is yet? Not even Abby knows the truth. I won't reveal his secret to you until the bitter end of the series, but a few people just might figure it out in Catacombs!
Oh, that is SO not fair!!
OK, with the diverse books you've written, and I believe all of them are waiting on the next one to come out, how do you keep all the different characters with their respected stories, straight?!
Not easy. Each series is written with a different tone, different wordage, different tense and both female and male points of view. This year I'm going to be writing three books: Realistic NA Fiction Nearly Broken, NA Urban Fantasy Catacombs and YA Fantasy Stardust. I'm not gonna lie. In order for me to write a new book, I have to go back and reread the previous one(s) so I can put myself back into the mindset of the characters and keep their thoughts and dialect in sync. My Immortal Archive books take the longest because of the multiple points of view and all the secrets - I have to remind myself who knows what and which secrets have already been revealed to the reader! Because there are plenty more to come!
As an indie author, which is easier for you, having your book printed or published electronically?
For me, formatting for the paperback is a hell of a lot easier, but I sell way more ebooks, so I endure the process of trying to get them to look as best I can. That darn epub file can look differently on every reader, so it's nearly impossible to do so.
And I thank you for making the epub file!  ;)  It's always worked for me!
Are there any other stories that are just waiting for you to write them down? ;)
Lord, don't get me started on thinking! A fellow writer suggested that now that my Falling novels were complete, that I should try writing a realist fiction. I said no, that I really needed to focus on the two due out this year, went to take a bath and an entire novel came to light. Now I can't get it out of my head! So now I'm writing Nearly Broken, but at least it's flowing out of me really quickly, so it won't bump my other books back too far. :)
Can't wait to read it Devon!  And thanks for taking time to answer my questions!!
Don't forget to enter the giveaway!!  Three chances to win one of the series Devon Ashley has written!

Devon has given us all 5 of her books up for the giveaway! We'll have three winners, since there are two series with two books each in them right now!!

The winners will receive:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Crap! Entered the rafflecopter by mistake. Please disregard my entry.

  2. Sure thing Vivan. You sure you want to?



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