Author: Ashley C. HarrisAuthor Location: FL, United StatesGenre: Young Adult, Paranormal RomanceRelease Date: September 30, 2014Words: 78,498 WordsPublisher: Self-PublishedFormat: Digital eBookISBN: 978-1-31018-222-8
Donna Young might still be considered a high school nobody, and an invisible facet to her town, but that doesn’t change the fact that her life is in danger, thanks to her shocking powers. Living secretly amongst the enemy isn’t easy, especially when she used to love the most special of them all: Ryan Applegate.
Ryan’s facade of being the most attractive and richest athlete in town is growing thin. Making his father proud and enhancing his abilities is all he thinks about … that, and Donna Young. She is the childhood crush whom he has been ordered to leave alone. But if he does, then how can he figure out what is wrong with her? And why she looks at him now like he is a monster?
When a dangerous event occurs at the power plant, an new adventure sparks for everyone. Will Donna be able to unlock all the mysteries surrounding those she loves, while fighting to stay alive? Or will Ryan and his team stop her, dooming everything? Only one truth is certain … nobody is who they think they are.
Exclusive Sneak Peek at SPARKS by Ashley C. HarrisIt Can't BeThe human part of Ryan recognized something familiar about the heartbeat, but he was unable to understand what it was. He became more frantic as the beat sped up and he realized the person was trying to run. With Ryan’s super speed, he was leaping, moving so quickly, and grabbing it. Grabbing … her. Realty crashed into him and he finally was able to see a broken, confused Donna looking up at him.
What? I’m hallucinating. It can’t be.Her eyes were afraid, and she looked like she’d been running, beaten down, and was about to die. She had to fight to take a deep breath as he held her, and that’s when he let her go, stunned. Clearly he was in a dream now, or someone had a hallucinating Bio power that was making him see her and not his enemy. No way could Donna, his Donna, really be here. Ryan felt like he wanted to die. And then she was running away from him.Author Bio
Author and film director Ashley C. Harris resides in Florida. Ashley was first recognized for her edgy writing and unique film work when she wrote and directed the teenage film Lines. Lines was the first feature film in the world captured using only Mac Laptops..
In 2013 Ashley teamed up with Barclay Publicity to release the first title in a new young adult series Shock Me. Ashley then went on to release the first of a new NA series, One Night In Heated Snapshots, that quickly reached Amazon's Best Selling top ten list for sports romances. It has remained a top ten bestseller ever since.
When she is not dreaming up new books and working on film sets, she loves to spend time with her friends and family. Keep a close watch for Ashley's newest young adult books releases!
Hey Readers and Blog Lovers :-)I want to thank Sarit Yahalomi for hosting SPARKS, Book 2 of the Shock Me series, first blog tour stop at Coffee, Books, & Art today. This is an extra special post for me because today is also the first day of SPARKS release in stores.
For those of you that have read Shock Me, the first book in the series, (and if you haven't, SHOCK ME is free for a short time at Itunes, Barnes & Nobel, Kobo, etc.) and are drumming with questions such as.. 'What are Donna and the other teenagers really?' 'How can they have these shocking gifts and special abilities?' 'Why did Donna's brother runaway and is he alive now?' 'What really happened with Donna's past in New York, or her and Ryan's past?'
Well if you're dying to know, get ready for a reading adventure and thrill in this novel. ALOT happens, ALOT goes down. Questions are answered along with some real 'shockers' and revelations you might not see coming.
One of my favorite things about writing this particular story of Donna's (the main heroine) is that we finally get to see her travel to New York. A place so different from her small town. And, if you've checked out the special excerpt in this blog, you'll see Ryan has ended up in New York also...
What could happen to these teens, and love interests turned enemies, when an adventure 'sparks' in the city? Will they, and others like them, bring the city down and open something that can't be closed? You've gotta read the Shock Me series and buy Sparks to find out.
Also, check out this special GIF I made to match the scene in my head when I wrote the excerpt from the novel.
Romance and intrigue set in supernatural world make the Shock Me series ideal for young adult and adult audiences. Readers of Paranormal YA and Paranormal Romance, and fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Pittacus Lore, Rick Riordan and Susan Collins will love this series.
"Everyone can become a hero. That is what I got out of it. Well a lot more but that was a really powerful message. It keeps you on the edge of your seat to see what will happen next. I can’t wait for the next book and look forward to more from this new author!"-Kindle and Me
"Memorable characters and plot momentum will keep the reader fully engaged right up to the pulse-pounding, dramatic conclusion with a stunning ending that I didn’t see coming! Shock Me is a gripping beginning to a new series. I, for one, look forward to the future adventures of these characters."-Lusty Penguin
"...I was still shocked (no pun intended) at what all happened at its climax. I won't spoil it because it needs to be read to be fully appreciated! If you enjoy YA lit, suspense, action, a little sci-fi mixed with fantasy, then go pick up a copy of this book. As far as first in series go, it hooked me right away and I can't wait to see just where the author takes it from here. Not to mention the awesome semi-cliffhanger!!!! So Please, oh please, hurry book two!"-Mom With A Reading Problem
Want to get to know Ashley better? Check out this letter to readers from Ashley C. Harris!