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Jennifer Ashley

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NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical and paranormal romance and historical mysteries, as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner.

Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards. More about her books at http://www.jenniferashley.com, http://www.allysonjames.com, and http://gardnermysteries.com.


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Jennifer Ashley I've gotten several questions like this so I'll answer in one: I wrote Ian as having AS, mostly because I wondered how someone in a time when autism…moreI've gotten several questions like this so I'll answer in one: I wrote Ian as having AS, mostly because I wondered how someone in a time when autism wasn't recognized would fare. It's hard enough to deal with it now; what would it have been like in Victorian Britain, when psychology and psychiatry were just beginning to be explored? (psychology was referred to as a branch of philosophy). I did much research into Asperger's Syndrome, which I assure you was heartbreaking.

How did I come up with Ian in particular? He simply walked into my head (whole family did), and was just himself. I had to watch him a long time before I realized he was autistic, and I needed to do some research! I could not get that man out of my head, and I thought--if I can't, perhaps other people won't be able to either. He keeps coming back in other stories. It's all his fault. :-)(less)
Jennifer Ashley It was a challenge. I did a lot of research on how any mental disorder was handled in the Victorian age. Psychiatry and psychology were in their…moreIt was a challenge. I did a lot of research on how any mental disorder was handled in the Victorian age. Psychiatry and psychology were in their infancy (often referred to as branch of philosophy). Laws were surprisingly gentle to those with disorders, however--you couldn't simply declare that an inconvenient relative was mad so you could inherit their property. Madness had to be tested and proved in front of a commission. Ian had to deal with his bully of a father, unfortunately. I also researched autism and Asperger's as we know about it today, and wove together all the information came up with. It was interesting research all the way around.(less)
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Out in June! All new stories! Mine is a new one in the Shifters Unbound saga called "Lion Eyes."

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I updated Carter's cover May 2015. This is the official one! I plan for Carter to be out in August or Sept. I will post when pre-orders are available.
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“We don't fit in, you and me," he said. "We're both oddities no one knows what to do with. But we fit together." He took her hand, pressed her palm to his, then laced their fingers through each other's. "We fit.”
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“I loved and adored you, but I drained you like a thirsty man at a spring. I loved what you could give me - your admiration, your acceptance, your love, your forgiveness. I forgot to love you for yourself.”
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“Ian closed his eyes. Beth watched emotions flicker across his face, the uncertainty, the stubbornness, the raw pain he’d lived with for so long. He didn’t always know how to express his emotions, but that didn’t mean he didn’t feel them deeply.
When Ian slowly opened his eyes, he guided his gaze directly to Beth’s. His golden eyes shimmered and sparkled, pupils ringed with green. He held her gaze steadily, not blinking, or shifting away.
“I love you,” he said.
Beth caught her breath, and sudden tears blurred her vision.
“Love you,” Ian repeated. His gaze bore into hers harder than Hart’s ever could hope to. “Love you, love you, love you, love you, love you, love you…”
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Jennifer Ashley First--so sorry I'm just seeing this--alerts sometimes show up; sometimes they don't. I don't always have a choice about bundling the books--the publisher has to decide to do it (though I ask them, trust me). In March, two novellas, Lone Wolf, and Feral Heat are coming out bundled together in the print book, Shifter Mates. In September, a print bundle of Scandal and the Duchess and Untamed Mackenzie is releasing in a book called "The Scandalous Mackenzies." In E- I have a boxed set called "Shifters Unbound Boxed set" (original name, LOL), which has Hard Mated, Bodyguard, and Shifter Made. See my website (http://www.jenniferashley.com) for links to all of those (click "Jennifer's books" on the top menu).

Hbeebti wrote: "I am curious have you thought about maybe adding all your novellas per series to one book?I know some authors have been doing that, anyway I would love to have all the shifter town ones together. A..."


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Hbeebti I am curious have you thought about maybe adding all your novellas per series to one book?I know some authors have been doing that, anyway I would love to have all the shifter town ones together. Actually I would love to have the MacKenzies together too. lol


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Jennifer Ashley Thank you!


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Penny thanks for the friending, lady--keep up the good works--I love All of your writings!


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Kris Neri Jennifer! Good to connect with you here.

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Melissa Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for blessing us with your unique stories :)


Jennifer Ashley No problem! :-)


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