San Diego Comic Con 2014

July 20th, 2014

Who’s going to be at San Diego Comic Con next week? Not only will the Necrolectric cast be signing on Friday, July 25, from 1-4 in Holzheimer’s booth #3745, but we’ll be signing copies of Lover’s Talisman, Forsaken Talisman and Driven to Distraction as well. We hope to see some of you there!

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Getting Interviewed

July 20th, 2014

We’ve had a lot of fun being interviewed by some awesome people recently regarding our upcoming web series, Necrolectric. If you’re interested in knowing more about us, the web series and the book series that will go along with it, check out these interviews.

NiceGirlsTV (print interview)

ComicsOnline (video interview, where you can see Jen talk too fast and too much)

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A new venture, more stories to tell

June 11th, 2014

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, this is old info to you, but for those of you just checking in to see what we’ve been up to, we’re pretty excited to share with you.

Even though we haven’t had a new book out in a couple years, we’re still writing and creating, just not in the same way (though we’re getting back to that…and I’ll explain more in a bit). We took a big step about 20 months ago and began creating a web series. In some ways, it actually wasn’t too much of a stretch for us. We’ve always loved paranormal. We’ve always loved Hollywood and have worked on and off in the entertainment industry since the ’90s. It’s been a lot of work, a lot of passion, cost a lot of money and caused a lot of sleepless nights, but we’re so proud of what we’ve put together, with the help, sweat and tears of our amazingly talented cast and crew.

Necrolectric will be releasing this summer. The first season is six episodes, approximately 20 minutes each. Basically over the last year we wrote and shot what amounts to a feature-length film. It’s been a life-changing experience. And we’re not ending here. While we’re in post-production on season one, getting the episodes edited and ready for release, we’re in pre-production on season two. Plus, Lisa and I are writing the novelization of the first season. We’ve written novels, but this is the first time we’re translating scripts we’ve written into novel form. That’s a whole new experience, and fun too. We hope to release the book, Electric Rush, around the same time as the web series releases.

A fun fact about Necrolectric: It’s a spin-off of our Talisman Bay book series. As we were writing book 3, Eternal Talisman, (and we’re so, so sorry about the continued delay with that book. We do plan on finishing it, we promise!), we introduced two characters, brothers, Alaric and Cas, and fell madly in love with them. Afraid they were going to steal the show in the Talisman Bay series, Lisa and I decided to write a spin-off series for them, which ended up becoming our web series. And Necrolectric was born.

New body. Same spark.

A woman struggling with her mysterious need to constantly die and come back to life begins to unravel the truth of who she really is when she teams up with a young woman who relives others’ deaths, a young man who talks to ghosts, a cursed immortal, and his electrically charged brother to solve a series of supernatural murders.

Wanna know more about what’s going on with Necrolectric? Follow us here:

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/NecrolectricSeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Necrolectric
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Necrolectric
Instagram: http://instagram.com/necrolectric

Thanks for helping us keep the spark alive.

 

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Cleaning your kid’s closet?

May 22nd, 2013

Every year around this time, my aunt and uncle send a message out to the family asking for any kid clothing hand-me-downs. My aunt and uncle do a lot of volunteer work with their church, and I never asked what they’re using the clothing for. I’ve just used it as an excuse to venture into my son’s closet–GAH!–and get rid of anything I no longer recognize. If he hasn’t worn it in the last year, either it doesn’t fit or he doesn’t like it that much, so we don’t need to keep it anymore. This year I talked more with my aunt and learned the this clothing is going to abused kids in the foster system–boys and girls ages 7-12–who often have nothing but the clothing on their back when they’re removed from their homes. My heart broke thinking of all these kids, ones who’ve been shown abuse and neglect instead of the love they deserve, and I wanted to do more than clean my son’s closet and hand a few sets of clothes over.

The Internet makes our world a much smaller place, allowing me to reach out beyond the circle of people I know locally. I’m collecting clothes from anyone who wants to send me something. I want to make sure that we clothe as many kids as we can. I will happily make multiple trips to my aunt and uncle’s house an hour away to bring them boxes and boxes of clothes.

What we’re looking for: Clothing for boys and girls ages 7-12. Pants, shirts, jackets, swimsuits, shorts, sweaters. etc… Any hand-me-downs (without holes or stains please).

When we need it by: June 15

Where to send it: Ashleigh Raine 22504 6th Street, Newhall, CA 91321

If you live locally and want to drop it off, please email me first at ashleigh@ashleighraine.com. The above is my husband’s work address, so we’d need to make other arrangements.

As a small token of my appreciation, I will email a digital copy of Acting on Impulse to anyone who donates, whether one item or boxes full. You can email me to let me know you’ve shipped something and what your preferred format is, or include that info in a note with the clothes.

Thanks to everyone who helps, either by sending something or sharing this information with others. I’m excited to see what we can do together.

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Guest blogging again

June 22nd, 2012

A week ago, we visited the Samhain blog, sharing photos of our recent adventures with two of our favorite celebrities, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Wanna see the visual proof? Head here to see them.

Today we’re guest blogging on Delilah Devlin’s blog (thanks, Delilah!) and talking about instant attraction. We’re also giving away a copy of Acting on Impulse to one commenter, so stop by and share your favorite instant attraction stories.

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Guest blogging

May 24th, 2012

ХудожникWe’re guest blogging over on Writerspace today, where we’re talking about summer blockbusters and which ones Lisa worked on. And which actor she’d like to work on–I mean with! ;)

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Interview in Eden–a Reader’s Edyn that is

February 23rd, 2012

Откъде да купя иконаХудожникWant to know our deep dark dirty secrets? Or at least what we like to do to celebrate finishing a novel? Head on over to Reader’s Edyn where we answer those questions and about a billion more. Plus there’s prizes to be won, so go check it out.

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The premiere of Starstruck

February 21st, 2012

Starstruck

After years of writing, and more than a few months of eager anticipation (by us…and hopefully some of you), Starstruck is now available.

To say that Lisa and I are happy and giddy would be one giant understatement. Our first new release in four and a half years is out. We’re ready to throw a freakin’ parade. Instead, we’re holding a weeklong contest here on the blog. We’re giving away an ebook a day and one winner will get our Hollywood gift set. Head over to this blog post to enter.

Behind the scenes, beneath the covers…

Hollywood Heat, Book 3

Jenna Byers approaches her first day as a background actor on Sexy M.D. with one goal in mind—impress the right people with her acting, make connections, and prove she’s a hard worker. Things go sideways when an up-close-and-personal encounter with the uber-sexy lead ends with Jenna flat on her butt, and she’s noticed for all the wrong reasons.

In all his years of acting, there’s only one thing Micah Watley hasn’t done: accidentally punch an extra in the face. Going against protocol, he hunts her down to apologize and discovers a rare phenomenon in the entertainment industry. A sweet, uncorrupted-by-Hollywood woman, whose smile grabs him by the heart—and other not-so-innocent body parts—and won’t let go.

Their attraction is instant and intense, and Micah finds himself desperate to believe the woman with the beautiful smile, hot body and naughty mind wants him, not the doors he could open for her. When the press catches on, twisting Jenna and Micah’s love story into a Hollywood scandal, they’re forced to fight for their happy ending—both on and off camera.

Warning: This book contains a hero and a heroine who don’t know a household surface they won’t get horizontal on. Sometimes vertical too. Counters, sinks, showers, sofas, washing machines, beds, walls…they’ve got all the angles covered.

Digital versions
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Samhain, Kobo

Read the first chapter

Read the first kiss

We’ve gotten a couple AWESOME early reviews.

Rating: B

“I seriously enjoyed this novella…The sexy times were hot as all get out, and yet didn’t feel frivolous in any way either…the romance played out so beautifully, the characters were fun and the ending left me felling all warm and gooey inside.”

–MinnChica from The Book Pushers

4 1/2 stars and a Recommended Read!

“I have a feeling this is going to be a favorite of mine for 2012 and I can’t wait to read more from this author. She has managed to write a heartfelt, hilarious love story in just a few short pages…Readers can rest assured that they won’t be let down by Starstruck! It takes true talent to write characters as sincere and real as Jenna and Micah.”

–Lee from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Thank you to all of you who’ve sent us encouraging notes, who’ve visited us at conventions with stacks of our books and smiles on your faces. We have the best readers in the universe. No one can tell us otherwise.

Thank you to all of the readers only just now reading us for the first time. Thanks for choosing to read an Ashleigh Raine book. There are a ton of options for your reading pleasure, and it’s an honor for you to choose us.

We hope you enjoy getting Starstruck by Micah as much as we did. Drop us a line and let us know what you think.

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Starstruck contest

February 20th, 2012

Starstruck

Starstruck releases tomorrow. Eeeee! Thank you to all of our readers for being awesome and patient and amazing. We finally have a new release for you! Hopefully more to come soon too.

To celebrate we’re throwing a contest. Every day this week we’ll be giving away a digital download of Acting on Impulse, the first book in our Hollywood Heat series.

Acting on Impulse

It’s super-duper easy to enter. All you gotta do is leave a comment on this post and share your Hollywood crush. It’s that simple. To get it started, I’ll share my Hollywood crush with you. I’m madly in love with Chris Hemsworth. *sigh* *swoon* I will be first in line to see all four of his movies this year in the theater. I need a Chris fix! I love him so.

You only have to enter once, but you’ll be eligible to win every day. Don’t forget to include your email address so we can contact you if you win.

And that’s not all…

On Monday, February 27 we’ll pick one grand prize winner to win our Hollywood gift set, which includes an autographed paperback copy of Driven to Distraction, a Hollywood magnet, deck of cards, other Hollywood memorabilia, and a star ribbon choker, just like the one Jenna wears in Starstruck.

Starstruck grand prize contest

So who’s your Hollywood crush?

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Getting Starstruck with Moira Rogers

February 18th, 2012

The amazing and talented author team of Moira Rogers is doing a giveaway on their blog to win a copy of Starstruck (which releases on Tuesday. Eeeee!). Head on over to their blog this weekend to enter for a chance to win!

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