Thursday, December 12, 2019

Release Blitz | Stolen Lies by K. Webster and Nikki Ash

Title: Stolen Lies
Truth and Lies Duet #2
Authors: K Webster and Nikki Ash
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: December 12, 2019 


My life was easy, simple, fun.
My life was brutal, horrific, ruthless.
Until I got wrapped up with the wrong people.
Until a beautiful bride was dragged into my life.
Nothing but a piece of property to pay for the sins of my father.
I took her as my prize and made her mine.
I’m to be married off to a handsome monster.
Vengeance never tasted so sweet.
I see his truths every day, and it’s hard not to fall for the enemy.
I see her truths every day, and it’s hard not to fall for a woman who makes me weak.
He won’t let me escape, but I’m not sure I want to.
She can try to run, but I have no intention of ever letting her go.
I wanted to marry for love, but it looks like love is a lie.
I wanted to marry for hate, but it looks like hate is a lie.


MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog - “Get ready for a jaw dropping conclusion to this magnificent duet.”
BookHaven Book Blog - “I dove in and couldn't stop reading!! I inhaled this in a few hours and my jaw was dropping all over the place!!”
Melanie Helms - “Holy shiitake mushrooms. What a great conclusion! Wow.”
Leave Me Alone I’m Reading - “Omg... the feels, the action, the sex, the fucking blood and gore... perfecccttttt.”
Jillian (Goodreads) - “SIX STARS! This duet is at the top of my list for favorite reads in 2019. I was blown away.”



Nikki Ash

K Webster


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Throwback Post: How Badly Do You Want It?

A while ago, I did a guest post on a blog called "At The Cool Table". That blog isn't around anymore, but I was going through old files and I found that guest post. A lot has happened since then but I think my sentiments on the matter are still the same. So, I wanted to share that with you all today.

How Badly Do You Want It?

The way that my first book came about was really sort of an “accident”. A happy accident.  See, I’ve wanted to be an author since I was eight. I write in a few different genres. At age fourteen I said that I would have some type of book published by age twenty. When this opportunity came along I was still twenty. My mom had sent a friend of hers, T. L. Bethel (author of Ramblings and Reflections of a Bahamian-American Poet). She asked him for advice on how to go about publishing something. He replied saying that he would help through the process. That was completely unexpected. The next day my mom was asking me “Do you want to publish a book of poetry?” I think that I was so taken aback that my answer was “Um, sure.” So T. L. Bethel and Lois Josephs (author of Prefaces and Deflections - as well as the now Mrs. T. L. Bethel) said that they would come over to help.

Then I realized that I would be publishing a book! I’d be doing what I had wanted to do since I was eight years old! Self-publishing. Hmm. I knew nothing about self-publishing. I decided to worry about that part later – the loading it and formatting it et cetera – when Tommy and Lois came over to guide us through the process. Now what I had in front of me was going through over two hundred poems to pick which ones would be in my debut poetry collection. A pretty daunting task. Daunting, but manageable.

However, there were times when I didn’t feel like working on it at all. I think that all writers get like this at least once in a while. And it can be extremely difficult to remind yourself what the end goal that you’re working toward is sometimes.  For me, the most difficult part was working through the chronic fatigue and all of the symptoms that come with my condition (the way it manifests in me), Nephropathic Cystinosis. And sometimes I would not work on it. I think that it’s okay to do that sometimes. Sometimes you just need to. Other times though, I would remind myself about the end goal and get back to work. I also showed prospective poems to my mom and asked for her opinion on which poems should go in the collection.

I picked out a photograph to go with each poem in the book (save for one) and then it was to the stages of uploading. Formatting and reformatting and uploading again until it looked right. That was frustrating and I am not too technologically savvy; so that I had a lot of help with from Tommy, Lois and my mom. I feel like this part took the longest.  (Also, if all of this is difficult now with all of our modern technology, can you imagine what it was like to self-publish before all of this?)

When I got the proof of my book in the mail though, all of that hard work was really worth it! I was holding a physical book by ME! Sure, it was only the proof and there were still changes to be made, but still. After all of that was done and I could share the link with everyone it was absolutely all worth it! Then comes marketing and building platforms et cetera. It is a lot of work, but if you really want it – and especially if you plan to keep doing this – it is all worth it at the end of each process! (Because there will be many). You just ask yourself: How badly do you want it?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

What is My Morning Routine?

I've talked about morning routines on here, and on my social media, before. However, I'm not sure I've actually laid out what that is. Also, I'm trying to get used to calling it my morning ritual because I like the sound of that better. Before I run through it, though, I want to make two disclaimers.

  1. I don't actually do this ever day. I try to but I don't always. And sometimes it's a shorter version of this or only a few of these things.
  2. It's not for the same amount of time or in the same order every time I do this. Sometimes I leave a couple things out. It depends on that day. What's going on and how I'm feeling. 
So, here we go:

My Morning Ritual:

  • After being up and doing regular morning things, the first thing I try to do is put away any medicine stuff from the night before. Then, I make my bed. Sometimes I make my bed around Sawyer (my cat.)
  • If I haven't set things up last night, I set up my coffee. Or sometimes it's tea. Or once in a while it's hot chocolate. I fill my water cup for the day. Take a sip of some sort of juice. 
  • I queue up a meditation for the day. Again, this depends on how I feel. I do this in my little corner on my purple bench. On the shelf next to me I have some crystals, a Himalayan pink salt lamp, bamboo, a candle. I have a book or magazine with me, and my journal. 
  • The first thing I do is meditate. After that, I read a little. Sometimes I decide to read five pages or read for five minutes. It varies. After that, I write in my journal. This can very from half a page to three pages. Again, it depends on the day. 
  • Something I started to a while ago was pick three words for the day. For example: Calm. Gratitude. Creative. Depending on how I want to feel. I try but I don't do this every day. I got this idea from Samantha Hearne on Instagram.
  • The last thing I do in my journal is write a few affirmations. Or maybe only one.
  • I've been trying to do a lesson with DuoLingo every day. I'm learning Italian. I am Italian so I thought it was time. 
  • Then, I put on my workout clothes and do some exercise Usually some cardio.
  • I end this all with some yoga. I don't do the exercise and yoga every single day, but I am most likely to do yoga even when I don't do other exercise.  
That is my morning ritual!! Like I said, I don't do all of this every day.  I try to do 2-3 of these things most days, though. And most likely those will be journal, read, and yoga. I think I've found that those are my top three things. Which took a while to figure out. (Well, I've been journaling for years, but that's a different story.)

Tell me below if you have a morning ritual. Do you feel comfortable sharing yours? Do you want to have one? What are your top three things? Or what would you want them to be? Let me know in the comments!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

It's My Seven Year blog Anniversary + Giveaway!!

Seven years!! SEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!! What?? How did that happen already?????I started this blog back in 2012, when I was a junior in college. I think the first thing I posted to this blog was about how editing was not my favorite part of the process. It still isn't, by the way. However, I've come to appreciate it more over the years. I used ti post book reviews on this blog a lot but I've stopped doing that. I still review books but not on this blog. On GoodReads and Amazon. Then for a while it was largely book promotion.

This year, I started doing interviews regularly. This is something that I really enjoy doing as I love to hear more about other authors and their creative processes. I love to hear more about any creative's work in general. Doing interviews is definitely something that I'm going to be continuing into 2020. (If you're interested in an interview, go over to my Contact page to find out how to contact me about one. I interview authors, book designers, film makers. Really anyone doing anything creative.) I've also started to post more on this blog about mental health, cystinosis, rare disease awareness, and domestic abuse awareness. This is something I will absolutely continue to do and I hope that I grow and share more. I hope that I'm able to help people with this blog.

Something I want to do more of is give glimpses into my own writing processes and any insights I can give you. To be honest, a lot of it is normal to me that I don't think about sharing it. That's something I'm going to work on. It's amazing how much has evolved since I started this blog. I think it's also helped me with consistency over the years. Not to metnion, the connections that it's helped me make. This blog has been and is a huge part of my writing journey and career. Seven years ago, sitting on my couch with my mom, I decided to put up my first blog post and I'm so glad that I did.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Release Blitz | Hidden Truths by K. Webster and Nikki Ash

Titles: Hidden Truths
Hidden Truths & Stolen Lies Duet #1
Authors: K Webster and Nikki Ash
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: November 21, 2019


My life was easy, simple, fun.
Until I got wrapped up with the wrong people.
Nothing but a piece of property to pay for the sins of my father.
I’m to be married off to a handsome monster.
I see his truths every day, and it’s hard not to fall for the enemy.
He won’t let me escape, but I’m not sure I want to.
I wanted to marry for love, but it looks like love is a lie.

"A deliciously-seductive, dark, suspenseful and sexy tale that hooked me from page one, and didn't let go until I had devoured it. Absolutely superb. Grab a copy right now!" Siobhan Davis, USA Today bestselling author of Cruel Intentions
Hold on to your seat and get ready as this grabs you from the beginning and won’t let you go. They pull you in and take over your body, your heart, and your mind. - Miss Petite Brunette Book Blog
This story had me from page one. I couldn’t put it down. Every time I thought I had it figured out, I’d flip the page and have a different theory. Bucket up cuz it’s a bumpy and wild ride- Nancy, reader
Dark romance suspense at its finest.-Fun Under the Covers Blog
FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! Hidden Truths was a pager turner that kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more. -Kristina, reader
The first in the duet, the story is captivating. There’s so much angst, drama, and suspense I literally couldn’t put it down. - Shirley, reader
Both Nikki Ash and K Webster are just amazing individually. But when they collab together, it's just a match perfectly made.- Viridiana, Amazon reader




Nikki Ash

K Webster