Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jennifer and Joy's "We're Not at RT but We Can Still Have Fun" Blog Blowout!

Hi all: Joy Nash and I didn't get to go to RT this year, but we can still have fun, right??

So, what we're going to do is--Today ALL DAY--I will be posting sneak peeks (some never before available!) from

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, by Jennifer Ashley (May)


A Little Light Magic, by Joy Nash (June)

Of course, we're doing a giveaway! Leave your comment, and I will draw a winner tomorrow who will win a copy of anything from my backlist (in any name I've ever written under), and your choice from Joy's backlist.

Let me start by linking to the excerpt of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

If you've read it already, please stay tuned: I will be posting other excerpts today that no one has read (unless you've already read the whole book--then I can't help you.)


Here we go:



Gillian Layne April 23, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

Wow. As someone who works with autistic children, I am floored. You've really nailed the intensity of asperger's syndrome.

And I absolutely love the opening of the excerpt. Really captivating.

ScorpJen1121 April 23, 2009 at 7:21 AM  

Intriguing excerpt. It's for sure a bit different then what I've read before : )

ranearia April 23, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

I only recently heard of Asperger from a friend of mine and started to read up and after reading Lord Ian excerpt I couldn't order fast enough a copy for myself!

Eve Silver April 23, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

Jennifer, I've been meaning to post or email since I first read the excerpt for Lord Ian a while back...I'm waiting with baited breath for this one! I'll be at the bookstore on release day to get my copy :)

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner April 23, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

Thanks for the comments! I did do a *lot* of research on AS for this book, so I'm happy to hear it comes through with Ian. I have a lot of empathy for those with AS (being a social misfit myself).

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner April 23, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

Eve: This is a great compliment, especially from an author whose books I enjoy. When I first mentioned my concept to my editor (saying that Ian had trouble with emotion) she said, "Read Eve Kenin's Driven!" :-)

Raonaid Luckwell April 23, 2009 at 11:21 AM  

Awesome excerpt!!! Can't wait to pick it up

Pam P April 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

It's at the top of my wishlist for the very next book order, loved the excerpts I've read, plus a friend has mentioned it several times on our reader groups. I've always enjoyed romances with challenged characters.

Raven99 April 23, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

I am really looking forward to reading The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie. The more I read about the book, the more intrigued I become. Ian sounds like such a compelling character.

Mari April 23, 2009 at 1:34 PM  

I really enjoyed that! Please continue with your wonderful books!

Juliet April 23, 2009 at 2:55 PM  

Wonderful excerpt! I'm really looking forward to read Ian's book and see him find love.

Joy Nash April 24, 2009 at 6:16 AM  

Great excerpt, Jenn. Another book for my gotta-buy list. I love historical novels in which the characters are dealing with medical conditions that weren't understood at the time - aspergers, dsylexia, epilepsy, asthma, etc.

Marg April 24, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

I would love to get my hands on The Madness of Lord Ian! Count me in the draw please.

Cat April 25, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

I LOVE the book. First time I've read a historical romance where the hero has Asperger. You did an excellent job describing it. LOVE IT.

M. April 25, 2009 at 5:02 PM  

Hey, I've read 'Driven'! It was great.

My first time here. Wandered in via Plotmonkeys, then Jennifer Ashley site. A new grog for me to visit! And the really funny bit is - the post I left at plotmonkeys talked about not going to RT, too! *twilight zone music*

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