Ashes (Modern-Day Fairy Tale Series Book 1) by M.K. Harkins <—- SHE CATCHES FEELINGS FOR THE NEW CELEBRITY IN TOWN!!! YAY US!! Ashes just recently went LIVE & I AM LOVING this blurb!! And especially the author’s fun facts that she sent us. Oooooh! So fun. P.S. She is celebrating her latest release by sponsoring today’s newsletter and she’s having a gift card giveaway!! 😀
So what’s it about?
Not your typical Cinderella story…
If she thought college applications were complicated, just wait until she catches feelings for the newest celebrity in town.
Ashley Adams doesn’t have time for haters. Already too busy dealing with dead bodies after her stepmother purchased a mortuary, she is ready to put the lid on her judgmental peers and finally bury her high school experience. But her focus is shattered when a charming pop-star-turned-student needs her help evading his crazed fans.
The last place heartthrob Harry James wants to be is back in school. Sentenced to finish his senior year after a case of accidental arson, the singer longs to return to the stage. But he never expected to meet a girl who could see through the fame to the real person inside.
Surprised by the chemistry between them, Ashley is shocked when Harry gives her the cold shoulder. But with his publicist forbidding him from dating her, Harry must choose between fame or love.
Can Ashley and Harry survive the turmoil threatening to tear them apart?
Ashes is a fun and snarky standalone YA romance. If you like captivating characters, emotional twists and turns, Fairies and Cinderella retellings, then you’ll adore MK Harkins’ fast-paced tale.
The playlist – I just discovered Jack and Daisy – love them!
- “Funeral for a Friend” – Elton John
- “Strong” – Cinderella/Sonna Rele
- “Lonely” – Justin Bieber
- “Keep Your Head up Princess” – Anson Seabra
- “Wonder” – Shawn Mendes
- “Golden” – Harry Styles
- “Princesses Don’t Cry” – Aviva
- “Ashes” – Celine Dion
- “The Little Things” – Jack and Daisy
1.) I wrote this during Covid so readers would have a fun escape.
2.) A high school friend of my husband read my other books and enjoyed them. She asked how I came up with character names and I told her they’re usually based on people I know. She asked if she could be one of my future characters and Laura Venetta was born (She’s very thrilled)
3.) I plan to write six books in this series.
4.) The character of Harry was based loosely on Harry Styles (younger version) Many of my beta readers told me the name Harry was too old-fashioned (haha – I wonder if they’ve seen Harry in a dress and pearls!
5.) I wrote four different endings for Ashes. The current one is a balance of all four.
Here’s a teaser (excerpt) 😉
Did the judge really believe this social experiment would succeed? Put the pampered Bad Boy back into high school to teach him a lesson about respecting public property? Harry had requested Redmond High so he could practice with the champion basketball team, get his ego stroked even more, and return to the celebrity world more of a privileged ass than he was before. According to every news source available, six months wouldn’t fix what was broken with that guy.
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY !!
M.K. Harkins is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter here! SQUEEEE!!
How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, tell us who is your ultimate celebrity crush) and by 10pm EST, Sunday June 5th, 2022, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their email & mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance.