Ashley Nikole

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Between playing Barbies for thousands of hours as a child, listening to radio drama’s, taking part in plays with her siblings or read aloud’s of the Chronicles of Narnia, storytelling has always been at the centre of Ashley’s world.
Eventually her own flavour of storytelling compelled her fingers to glue themselves to the keyboard, and over a decade later, Ashley made her literary debut with Present History.
At the heart of it all, she desires not only to entertain her readers with rich plots and characters, a good dose of suspense and- don’t let’s forget that romance…it is her desire to shed a light on the pain life throws us, oftentimes resulting in grief of one form or another, and learn to process it in its raw, sometimes very ugly and
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Ashley Nikole Two things.
1) Write, write, and write some more. Just keep writing, even if it is never seen by another soul, each time you write, it is building the…more
Two things.
1) Write, write, and write some more. Just keep writing, even if it is never seen by another soul, each time you write, it is building the foundation that will, over time, improve your quality.
2) Focus on quality, not quantity. Remember that foundation we were talking about a second ago? If you focus on quantity first, your book may end up about as interesting or moving as a dictionary.
However, if you focus on quality first and keep practising your craft, the quantity part will naturally take care of itself. (less)
Ashley Nikole Having arrived at the coffee shop for the first date, you scan the room, looking for his face...trying to ignore the fact that you are in fact,…moreHaving arrived at the coffee shop for the first date, you scan the room, looking for his face...trying to ignore the fact that you are in fact, sweating bullets.
But that's why you put on that stress-sweat-proof deodorant-- or did you? (less)
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Phantom's Daughter, RELEASE DAY!!!

Phantom's Daughter, book two in the Hands of Time series, comes out this Monday, July 16th!!
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Oregon, 1895
Assassin. Outlaw. Thief. Flames, terror and falling into an endless darkness are all Hunter North can remember. When she wakes up, her memory is gone. In her reflection, she finds a stranger. In the tales her father weaves, she finds one of America’s most wanted criminals.... Read more of this blog post »
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Double Blind by Iris Johansen
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A good change of pace compared to the slower books I've been working through of late. I liked Kendra & Lynch's chemistry. The plot held its own. And while I wasn't over the top in love with Double Blind, I did thoroughly enjoy it!
Heat Wave by Richard Castle
"Imagine my surprise when I discovered the books Richard writes in Castle actually exist.
Just for fun I thought I'd read one.

Maybe they get better as they go on, but I would WAY rather watch an episode of Castle than get into one of these. They had..." Read more of this review »
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Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi
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Maybe I'm just not a novella person...but I always feel like there isn't enough actual content to make them count. They feel like they're mostly filler scenes. That was the case with Unite Me. Yes, we got a few insights into Warner and Adam, but...no ...more
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Fast-paced with some good plot ground covered. I felt Defy Me was a bit...short--almost like a novella--which was kinda disappointing after waiting for so long. It also seemed like Juliette & Warner's romance was fairly nonexistent, until it was ...more
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Set in a charming, small town in the UK, Thief's Mark had all the proper British, murder-mystery vibes to it. It wasn't quite "my thing" which I'm sure was due, in part, to the fact that I came crashing into the series, at book 7. The characters were ...more
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Verity--ah yes, what a lovely tale. So heartwarming and well-paced, with colourful characters and an intriguing plotline. And that tropical atmosphere! It was nice to have a bit of a break from the typical London or New York city vibes for at least p ...more
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“I know good things have happened, don't mistake an expression of pain for a lack of thankfulness.”
Ashley Nikole

“I was walking along one day and smacked into this wall called hope deferred and depression and...grief.
And it wouldn't budge.
After some time, I realized this darkness I'd found myself in was called grief.
I'd been through so much trauma, everything about me- including my body, emotions and soul, was shutting down and going into preservation mode.
I entered a season where the battle caught up with me and I realized just how badly I'd been beaten and torn up, inside and out.”
Ashley Nikole

“But I think it is so important to not rush the process of grief- & I do not mean moping & wallowing. There's a difference, & often the three get mixed into the same cake & presented as- SELFISH (& often times self-inflicted) AGONY.
Not the same thing.”
Ashley Nikole

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
Fred Rogers

“Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.”
Josephine Hart, Damage

“In neglecting our intense emotions, we are false to ourselves and lose a wonderful opportunity to know God. We forget that change comes through brutal honesty and vulnerability before God.”
Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Church, Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives

“She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

“When we deny our pain, losses, and feelings year after year, we become less and less human. We transform slowly into empty shells with smiley faces painted on them. Sad to say, that is the fruit of much of our discipleship in our churches. But when I began to allow myself to feel a wider range of emotions, including sadness, depression, fear, and anger, a revolution in my spirituality was unleashed. I soon realized that a failure to appreciate the biblical place of feelings within our larger Christian lives has done extensive damage, keeping free people in Christ in slavery.”
Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life In Christ




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