I am honored to have on my blog today
and her book His Source
Yolanda Ashton is the alter ego of a thirty-something mother of three. Throughout daylight hours she’s an educational professional and during the nights (when she’s not daydreaming, reading and/or watching vampire drama) she’s writing, hanging with family and trying to recover from a day spent with middle school students.
My two favorite things to do in the world (outside of family) are reading and writing-I fell in love with words at an early age. I love creating worlds with them and entering new worlds designed by them. Throughout my life I’ve always felt the epitome of a great “me” day is one spent reading a book or creating one.
by Yolanda Ashton
Kindle Edition, 47 pages
Published March 18th 2014
Love is the best revenge…..
Devastated after an emotional break-up, Alexis decides to finish her fall semester and leave East Brook College and the town of East Brook forever, certain starting over in a new place will soothe her wounded heart. Her plans are derailed when her ex-lover returns wanting another chance. Despite the chemistry between them and their sensual history, should she risk her heart again for a man who told her she wasn’t good enough for him or his tribe?
Bowing to tribal pressure, Sean Yonah was forced to hurt his best friend and lover, the one woman he couldn’t get enough of. Now the Spirits say she may be his “other.” Sean knows what he did was deplorable, but if he doesn’t convince Alexis to forgive him, he’ll lose a lot more than the love of his life.
I had the honor of being able to chat with Yolanda and ask her a couple of questions
1. What books are you reading now?
I review books for Xpresso Tours! This has given me the opportunity to read some wonderful New Adult books. I’m currently reading Sandcastle Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story by Krista Lakes, You Make Me by Erin McCarthy and London Bound by Nana Malone. After I finish those I plan on reading The King by J.R. Ward.
2. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love to read when I’m not writing and watch my favorite television shows. I’m obsessed with The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and can’t wait for the final season of True Blood (notice a common theme).
3. When you read what format do you prefer?
Believe it or not I don’t have a preference. I do love the convenience of ebooks however nothing can beat the smell of new pages when you crack open a new book.
4. Is writing your full time job? If not what do you do?
I WISH!! My goal is to write full-time but until that happens I support my family as a middle school English teacher.
“She is not one of us.”
Sean’s grandfather’s stern words reverberated in his head.
“The clan comes first.”
He swallowed the bitter taste of vomit back down. How in the hell was he going to tell his best friend and lover he couldn’t be with her anymore, because she wasn’t part of the Clan. She was bi-racial. The idea sickened him but he wasn’t surprised. What did surprise him was the fact the Council of Elders and his grandfather the Chairman of the Council hadn’t pestered him about his relationship before now. Rubbing his face, Sean didn’t try to fight the weariness enveloping him like a cloak. He knew the reason why they were now being demanding. He’d be twenty-one in a month, the age of Taskate, the spirit quest all males of the Bear Clan went on to enter manhood. Afterward he would encounter the woman who would be the other half of his soul, the equivalent of a soul mate. The clan demanded the breakup so he’d be emotionally free.
“I have allowed you to do as you will with this girl.” His grandfather said the words with a look of disgust. “But no longer, you must do your duty.”
An image of Alexis’s smile interrupted his thoughts. It was beautiful and her goofy laugh always melted the icy coldness inside him. Shaking his head, Sean cleared her face from his mind. No more. She wasn’t part of his life any longer. Everything he loved about her; her creamy skin, her full lips, her beautiful body, were his no longer. As the Chairman’s, grandson, the Council demanded his other to be one of them, nothing else was acceptable. Alexis had been fine for the time being and served her purpose. She was nothing more than a distraction, an intermission before the main event of his life took place.
Hopefully she wouldn’t make this difficult. He’d been distancing himself from her gradually during the past few weeks, knowing sooner or later it would come to this. Instead of calling her and talking for hours each night, he started skipping days and called once or twice a week. Their dates every weekend had tapered down to one Saturday a month. When she asked if anything was wrong, he gave her the same excuse to explain the missed phone calls or the cancelled dates. The clan needed him. Something had come up. He’d hoped she’d begun to realize how important the clan was to him. It was time for her to realize the clan was more important than her.
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