NEW RELEASE & REVIEW: Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley

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Chaos #4; Recommend reading in order

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The flame never dies . . .

Millie Cross knows what it’s like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn’t be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie’s chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can’t ignore. And this time, she won’t let him ride off . . .

Bad boy Logan “High” Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she’s just a ghost of her former self. High’s intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn’t want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie’s betrayal, he’ll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .



It’s still amazing to me that KA can elicit the sort of feels and deep-guttedness that she does. I want to say that it’s when she is at her best; when she can tear up a couple, put some years and distance between them, and then bring them back together. Walk Through Fire was painfully heartbreaking, but also incredibly fulfilling. To see these two broken-hearted souls be put back together again? Well, there’s nothing more beautiful to see.

Millie and High fell in love at first sight. It was in an instant that their forever started, and they didn’t waste any time starting that. Who wants to put off a day for a second date when you know this is your forever? They loved each other wholeheartedly, moving in together, and planning their future. So gung-ho about getting that future started, High didn’t realize that he missed a crucial sign. So wrapped up in their love, that missed sign brought despair to both of them. Ripped apart tragically, their lives were forever affected.

She turned into a former shell of herself. He an angry, bitter man. That loss is still felt twenty years later. Twenty long years of losing their one. Millie, after seeing High from a distance at a store, will feel like it’s finally time to settle what’s been up in the air for all these years. But the anger, hurt, bitterness compiled within him will make that battle a thousand times harder for her to trudge through. And ohhhh KA is SO DANG GOOD at creating a male alpha who you want to hug as well as punch. But she is just as good at making his actions justified, no matter how hard they are to witness, even when you’re yelling at your screen, “BUT! BUT, you don’t SEE!” It’s brutal, people. So painful to bear witness to it. All that bad blood had to come out somewhere, but that wanting of each other, deep down, wasn’t something they could ignore either.

It reminded me a lot of Fairytale Come Alive but with biker hotness added in (not that you weren’t just as hot Pren). Every scene KA wrote fit in perfectly to flesh out the characters, add tension, alleviate tension, further the future, to add crucial pieces to their journey. It wasn’t simple, smooth sailing; they needed to find their way back to each other in just the right way for both of them to be able to see what the other person suffered. Without that, neither of them would have given in to what their beauty ended up being. It was devastatingly poignant storytelling, that elicited every emotion a reader could possibly feel, along with the familiarity and family of Chaos. I don’t think I need to say it was well written, as that’s a given, but I will say that this story was a true telling of inner beauty and what one person will do or sacrifice for someone they love with their every being. She walked through fire for her man, and he needed to walk through fire to bring her back.



Own The Wind #1

Chaos Book One

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Fire Inside #2

Chaos Book Two

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Ride Steady #3

Chaos Book Three

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I was born a middle class white child in Gary, Indiana, USA. One of the last of a dying breed. I nearly killed my mother and myself making it into the world, seeing as I had the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck (already attempting to accessorize and I hadn’t taken my first breath!). Mom says they took me away, put her back in her room, she looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). She remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

All I’ve ever wanted to do was write (well, and be the Queen of the World, but you gotta start small) and I’ve published a gazillion books and counting (and a gazillion is a lot! shoo!).You can learn about my titles that have been released or that are soon to be released in the Titles section of the website.

Even though I jump genres, there is always a theme to my books…humor (hopefully), engaging characters (again, hopefully) and romance (definitely).

My loves are movies, music, food and fashion and I partake of all of them as often as I can (the middle two more than the others, the former, which takes time I don’t often have and the latter, which takes money I rarely have). In fact, I love food so much, I like to share my good fortune so I put my recipes on offer for you on this page (see top menu and don’t miss them, they’re awesome!).

I grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and have lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus I’m blessed to have friends and family around the globe. My family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write and growing up it was large and multi-generational. We all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. I grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as I keep growing up, it keeps getting better.

So here I am, thank goodness.

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