Monday, April 7, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart

New Adult Romance

Date Published: February 13, 2014


Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It's my fault; I'm the one who isn't strong enough. I've been damaged...broken. Breck's words haunt me...'There's a consequence for every choice you make.'


I've had so many women I can't even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don't need or want anyone, ever...not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what's left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my sweetest hell.

Disclaimer: Intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

My dream is to be able to write full time, but as long as I’m writing at all, I’m a happy girl!  Since I began writing Saving Rain, my debut novel, in September 2012, there’s no way I can ever picture myself not writing; I fell head over heels in love!  I know this sounds like a cliché but, once I began writing, I found my place in this world.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Self-doubt.  I feel like I’m my toughest critic, which makes me have to shut that negative side of me down at times and try to forget about worrying what others will think of my work and just get lost and enjoy what I’m writing without over-thinking every detail.  If I fall in love with my characters, then I feel that I’ve really accomplished something.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

There are too many people to name.  I feel so blessed to have such a huge support system of family and friends who have encouraged me from step one.  I have been unbelievably blown away with the writing community and how authors help each other with everything from advice to promoting.  The friends I’ve met throughout this journey are amazing, and I could not do this without the readers, bloggers, and authors who have helped along the way.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I am currently working on a paranormal romance.  I don’t have a title for it yet but the main characters are Jensen and Saige.  This is a new route for me, so I’m very excited.  I hope to have the novel live by the end of this year, then I’ll begin working on Gavin’s story (from Ash to Steele).  Ash to Steele is a standalone, but I’ve had several requests to write Gavin’s story and I’m looking forward to writing about the gang some more!

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

My addiction to writing came from my lifelong addiction to reading.  I have always loved how books could completely engulf me in another world and make me forget where I am for awhile.  I don’t get to read as much as I used to, but I make sure to squeeze in time to curl up with a good book every chance I get.  I’m currently reading The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen.

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Okay, here goes:

Emma: He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Breck: Her touch sears me. I want to hate her for that. She is my ruin, my sweetest hell

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?


#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, please!

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?

French Fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

Gotta have a nice mix.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?

Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

Fantasy (they are so much more fun)

#7 – Call or Text?


#8 – Public School or Home School?

I went to public school.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate

Coffee, baby!

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

Both J

Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the RONE Awards to be held July 2014. 

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having me on your great site today for a meet and greet and kick off for the tour for Ash to Steele! Have a wonderful week :)