Oct 4, 2013

~BLOG TOUR: Author Interview & Giveaway~ Running from Forever by Ashley Wilcox

Book: Running From Forever (The Forever Series #5)
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon ~ B & N
Tour hosted by: Hardcover Therapy


Recent college graduate, Kayla Reynolds was ready to leave the university, sorority life behind. Leaving her boyfriend of over three years, she packed her bags and moved four hours south to the big city…New York City. Bright lights, streets that never sleep, and a business lifestyle that she yearned to have were all at her fingertips.

Kayla Reynolds was chasing her dream.

Determined and eager to make it in the corporate world, Kayla changed everything- her image, lifestyle, and outlook on life, putting her career first and her personal life second. That was until her first day, the first time she got a glimpse of Miles Blackwell. Corporate CEO and part owner of ETV, and not to mention, incredibly handsome, Miles Blackwell took Kayla by surprise, stealing her heart as he did.

But nothing had ever come that easy for Kayla. Life had always seemed to have a personal vendetta against her, stepping in when everything seemed too good to be true, reminding herself of whom she really was. It wasn’t until she met Merrick Drake that she realized when to stop; when running was no longer an option. For the first time in her life she had someone she could relate to; someone who wouldn’t judge- who saw the person she was inside. She and Merrick connected…on more levels than one.

When life was too much to handle, they ran.

But there was only one person that could make Kayla stop for good. Only one man that made her want to stay.
Would Kayla finally stop running or would it all be too much to handle?


~About the Author~

ashley wilcoxSome may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

Connect with Ashley: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads


What inspired you to write your first book?

My high school years. I was in a YA reading spree, reading everything YA, and it got me reminiscing about how my young adult years were. Only problem was, my life wasn’t YA….

What books have most influenced your life most?
Abbi Glines started my love for New Adult. EL James gave me the confidence to write as sexy as I want. Rebecca Donovan inspired me to dig deep with emotion. The list goes on and on. Each book I read inspires something else in me, sparks an interest to write something different, making me grow with each book I write.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just keep writing. With all the crazy that this business can bring, just always remind yourself of one thing…just keep writing.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I actually don’t have one specific favorite author. Some of my favorites are Colleen Hoover, Rebecca Donovan, Karina Halle, Abbi Glines, Jamie McGuire…they’re all incredibly talented, and authors I aspire to be.

Which character in Running From Forever do you connect with the most?  Why?
Hmm. Good question. Probably Merrick, and that’s why it didn’t really surprise me when everyone that has read it demanded his own book. He’s just a likable guy- normal- well, kind of. But I found the words flowing effortlessly when I was writing in his point of view, and I’m noticing the same thing as I write his story right now.

Tell us one unique fact about yourself. 
I’m incredibly quiet and shy in new environments and/or around people I don’t know. Meeting new people is not one of my strongest points. I can talk to people online just fine, but in person, over the phone…it takes a lot of willpower to work through it. So if you ever meet me in person and I seem stand-off-ish at first, it’s not you, it’s me!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love you- each and every one of you! I’m so humbled, emotional, and overwhelmed at the thought that I even have readers. It’s still crazy to me, but I love them regardless- they’re the driving force for me to keep going.

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