Cutlass by Ashley Nixon ~ Author’s Spotlight

Posted August 7, 2014 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 1 Comment


I am honored to have on my blog today one of my FAVORITE authors

Ashley Nixon

and her book (which just so happens to be one of my favorites) CUTLASS

About the Author

AshleyAshley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. When she’s not writing, she’s hard at work on her Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Technology, working out, or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go

Social Media Links:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

About the Book


Cutlass (Cutlass #1)
by Ashley Nixon

Published April 23rd 2014 by StarSeed Press (first published March 7th 2014)


Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.

Want a copy? You can purchase it on  Amazon for $2.99

10505216_778731245524600_3741538901381424190_oIf you buy a copy don’t forget to leave a review ~ Ashley has planned a really cool giveaway when she reaches a certain number of review so follow her on Facebook for all the details

This is one of my favorite books of ALL TIME! You can see my review of it HERE I Highly recommend!!!


Thank you so much for stopping by to chat with me Ashley, I thought I would ask a few really fun questions

What is one thing a woman should never do? I won’t put limitations on women—society does that enough.

What is one thing you always wanted as a kid, but never got? I always wanted a Giga Pet. I have a feeling it would have died a lot cause I’ve killed a cactus in my lifetime, but I still wanted one.

What is the nicest thing someone else has done for you? Well, I think it was really nice of my parents to raise me.

If you could bring someone famous back from the grave, who would you choose? Uh, J.R.R. Tolkien!

What is your favorite snack food? I eat a lot of fruit. Most recently, cherries. YUM.

If you could project yourself into the past, were would you go? I would go to Pemberley. I realize this is fictional, but I also don’t care. Lol.

If you could be a member of any TV-sitcom family, which would it be? Sherlock and Dr. Watson. And yes. They are family!

Aside from lettuce, what are your two favorite salad ingredients? Mushrooms cause I’m probably a Hobbit, and cherry tomatoes.

What profession have you always admired? Teaching.

What books on your shelf are begging to be read? ALL OF THEM.

What is the strangest thing you believed as a child? When I was five we moved to the country and I hated it at first and believed it was all just a bad dream.

Which animal/insect scares you most? Why? Oh god. Granddaddy longlegs. EWW.

What’s something that amazes you? Stars. 🙂

How and where do you prefer to study? On my bed!

When do you find yourself singing? In the car! Out of tune and everything

What season do you prefer? Why? Fall! I love the feel and the smell and the color!

You walk into a room, what us your entrance music? Bahaha. “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats!


Barren gazed at the crowd, sifting through the faces. While he wasn’t sure who he was looking for, he could only imagine what sort of wife William would need. A woman who was slight and meek, someone who didn’t like to stand out in the crowd, or speak up—obviously—or she would not have agreed to marry William. Then again, perhaps Barren was not giving this mystery woman enough credit. Perhaps she saw William as a way out of a situation. Either way, he felt sorry for her.

Barren heard Leaf chuckle and he looked at the Elf. “I think you have no idea who you are dealing with.”

Leaf pointed toward a circle of people. Barren’s eyes shifted there, and his breath caught. What he had expected was a fragile girl—someone slight, doll-like, and silent. This girl was not so. The first thing he took in was her strength. It radiated from her like warmth from a hearth. She stood straight with her shoulders back, an observing eye upon everyone. Then he drank in the features composing her beauty. Almond-shaped eyes gleamed with emerald irises that shone like sun on the green sea. Her smile, while charming and beautiful, had something mischievous about it. She had high cheekbones, blushed with pink and long, dark curls decorated with white flowers falling down her back and over her shoulders. Her dress, crimson in color, was unlike the others, hugging her hourglass figure like it was made on her. Barren could not have thought up a more beautiful girl, and no one around her compared.

A smug smirk crossed Leaf’s thin lips.

“What am I supposed to do with her?” asked Barren. His thoughts were all muddled. He had forgotten why he was here, or how he had intended to attract this girl’s attention. Could he even do that?

Leaf laughed. “Oh, you silly boy, we won’t make it out of this one alive, will we?”

Barren glared at the Elf. “Don’t tell me you expected her! How could she ever agree to marry my brother?”

­­            Leaf shrugged, still smirking. “Ask her.”

Thank you for stopping by my blog today to check out this amazing author and her book!

Hope you all have a great day and Happy Reading Name2014

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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One response to “Cutlass by Ashley Nixon ~ Author’s Spotlight

  1. I’m looking forward to reading this – unfortunately I couldn’t fit it into my reading calendar until September 18th, but I can’t wait!

    Great interview, too! I kept going, “Yes!” “Uh-huh.” Something tells me we’d get along 😉

    “I won’t put limitations on women—society does that enough.” <—Best answer ever!

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