Latest Kristen Ashley Book Has Been Released!! “Knight” (a Real Bad Boy Anti-Hero)

by Maryse on April 8, 2012 · 12 comments

in Kristen Ashley, News

I’ve been highly anticipating this one (Knight (The Unfinished Hero Series), awaiting it’s release since Kristen teased us in a recent newsletter:

“I’ve always wanted to write book about a bad guy. A real bad guy. Not one who seeks or finds redemption but one you can’t help but love and hope he gets his girl. They have both already come to me and I have to say I am itching to dig into them. His name will be Knight (yep, hokie but I do not care… he’s hot) and she will be Anya. And I’m already in love with both of them.”

And on her Facebook page, she went on to say:

“This novel is complete but it is different than my other work. Shorter but more intense. The hero VERY complex. The steam much, much, MUCH steamier. I hope you embrace this new risk I’m taking but understand it isn’t for everyone.”

And then I found some awesome tidbits on her website, too:

“I always wanted to write a romance novel about an anti-hero. You know, a guy who’s really a bad boy and doesn’t intend to change…

… This will not be your normal Kristen Ashley romance novel.

Firstly, it will be shorter. My novels range from around 100,000 to well over 200,000 words. This one will be less than 90,000. However, it will pack the usual KA punch, I promise.

Secondly, with some support and encouragement from seven very wonderful women, I have decided to tell Knight and Anya’s story in all of its complexity and intensity.

And by this, although if you’ve read any of my novels, you know I don’t shy away from sex, what I mean is, this one takes it to a different level. Instead of a steamy romance, I will be giving you a steamy erotic romance. It is not exactly no holds barred. However, the relationship shared by my hero and heroine most certainly is far more intense and explores the mores of sexuality.”

And then some of the early-birds starting weighing in, loving it:

Sali: Let me tell u maryse this book is AMAZING !!!! it is a little edgier than some of her other books with an amazing sexual intensity !!! u r gona FREAKIN LUUUUUV knight !!the girls & i were so lucky to be with kit while she was creating this & i will never forget this book+ omg maryse u wait to u read knight !!! it is beyond awesome . i belive it is some of her best work & this is saying something . u have to let me know as soon as u start this book bcoz i want to be there with u when u read it so i can hear ever SQUEEEEEEE u make !promise me right now u will msg me when u get ur hot little hands on knight ….PROMISE ME !!!! LOL

Maryse’s Book Blog: Ok u ‘n me Sali!! I’ve been dying for a real REAL true bad boy, and I know she wanted to write one… So I’m anxious! I will post my *squees*

Jenny: Maryse, all I can say is…you know how we we all wanted that squeeee book??? Well, I have one word for Knight……………..are you ready?………………….SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! … I am consumed by all things Knight lol

*nods* Yep!! I’m very excited to read another Kristen Ashley bad-boy, and one who appears to be badder then them all. I’ll let you know soon. Off I go to read… ;)

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Catherine April 8, 2012 at 5:51 PM

OMG…We are all such Kristen Ashley addicts. KEEP EM COMIN KRISTIN!!!

Catherine April 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I like i how i spelled her name right…then spelled it wrong. sigh. too much excitement lol.

Maryse April 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I did it TOO!!!! All through my post and whatnot, I spelled it Kristen, and yet in the title (at first) I spelled it Kristin. Grrrr!! All fixed now ;)

Janie April 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM

This is exciting! Did you see the latest book in her Crime (the Burg) series is out too?! It’s called Games of the Heart

Pamela Walker April 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Is this the first book of the series? It sounds great.

Sheila April 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I just spent my Easter Sunday dealing with kids, chocolate eggs and Knight…best Sunday I’ve had in a looonnnggggggg while. XD

Catherine April 9, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Srsly…almost done with this book, abso canNOT put it down… *Swoon/Heart Flutters*

Jodi B April 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I liked it! I didn’t love it though and I usually LOVE all Kristen’s books. I think it was the “Daddy” thing…..Euw!!! Kinda gave me the creeps! I would have loved this book so much more if she used ANY other endearment. Maybe Knight could chat with Fifty….get some ideas for less creepy bossy Dom endearments!

Meesh April 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

I spent my Easter Sunday with Knight and I wouldn’t change a thing!!! I absolutely loved the book, Knight & Anya…oh and Anya’s crazy friend Viv too!!! Of course, I love all things Kristen Ashley!!! :-)

Beth R April 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

OMG KNight. After sweet “slamming” Will, I needed a bad boy and does Kristen ever deliver. I love how in awe he is of Anya. Another great recommendation… Keep them coming!

Krystal April 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Knight was amazing !!!!!!! he is soooo my DADDY !!! **blush** i devoured the book !!!

Lee Ann July 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I never ever review anything, and I read a-lot, that said I loved “Knight”, would like to see continuation of this series, and Kristen books with this little bit extra works for me. Keep up the most excellent writing!!!

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