Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Kid On The Block

I'm Ashley Ladd, new kid on this block, so aka the newest deadly vixen. My hubby could've told you I was a deadly vixen for the past thirty years. Now it's just official.

I'll be with you on Saturdays from now on. Sorry I'm a little late today, I just found the invitation. But now I'm official. :)

Several of my stories have paranormal heroes, heroines, and creatures. In fact, I'm working on an edit of a vampire romance due to be released by Ellora's Cave (hopefully) soon. It's called "Truth, Justice, and the Vampire Way" or TJVW for short.

In TJVW, the heroine, Genevieve, is an 800 year old vampire queen fighting to keep her family alive and she's looking for strong new vampires. Tony, is the MUCH YOUNGER man, and the newest vampire. At first, he rebels at the idea of his undeath, fighting dangerous werecats, and losing his immortal soul, but when he realizes it comes with super powers and a very sexy older woman, he begins to come around. It was a lot of fun to write.

Can you tell I adore super heroes? And vampires? I absolutely adore Clark Kent/Superman. My Tony wants to be the new Superman.

will be my third published vampire story. It's the sequel to "Blessed Be" also published by Ellora's Cave. At New Concepts Publishing is "Eternal Damnation".

Still, even though I adore these kind of paranormal creatures, I think witches are my favorite paranormal creature. I absolutely adore the Charmed Ones and all they can do. I thought Samantha's adventures in Bewitched with all her witchy friends and relatives were a blast, too. Even before Charmed aired, I longed to be a witch and wished I could twitch my nose or brew up a spell to make magic. Flying wouldn't be a half bad power to have, either. So yep, witches are my favorite paranormal character.

To date, I've written one story with a witch, and surprise surprise, I call it "Wishcraft". It's available at In it, Felicia dabbles in love potions. She also puts up with her crazy ghostly relatives who haunt the house. When her high school nemesis wants Felicia to make the man of Felicia's dreams fall in love with her, somehow the potion gets screwed up and Jeremy falls desperately head over heels for Felicia.

I love action and adventure with my romance so paranormal characters are so ready to provide it, you'll find many in my stories - the ones already published and ones still to come.

In case you don't know me, I write for Ellora's Cave, Total-E-Bound, and New Concepts Publishing. My websites are:

and of course

You can also find me blogging at:

Hitting The Hot Spot on the 5th of every month

Rom Erotica Writers on the 19th of every month

I'll be stopping in and out today to chat with anyone who leaves a comment. I'd like to hear what your favorite paranormal character is and what is your favorite paranormal story.

Stay tuned for the release date of Truth, Justice and the Vampire Way. Meanwhile, you can check out my newest releases at TEB, "Night of the Senses" and "Secret Admirer".

In the coming weeks, we'll talk more about werecats, vampires, genies, and of course ghosts and witches. However, since St. Patty's Day is soon upon us, we'll discuss all those quirky, irksome, and naughty leprechauns next week. Please join me and be ready.

I want to thank my fellow blog members for inviting me to join you. I'm so happy to be here with you.


9 deadly screams:

Ashley Ladd said...

I have to run the daughter to her friend's house and then hubby's going to take me out (how can I say "no" when he's not taken me out in a very long time). So I'll check back here when I get home. Happy Saturday!

Gracen Miller said...

Hi, Ashley! Welcome to the Deadly Vixens! We're glad to have you.

We don't expect you to be here all day when you post. I would have announced you in my Friday blog had I known ahead of time. I know we've been talking with you about it, but wasn't aware it had been confirmed until this morning. :D

Anyway, welcome aboard. Now, I'm off to read your blog. *huggles*

Gracen Miller said...

Oh, wow! I have to pick a favorite paranormal character? I like a lot of different paranormal creatures, but I'd have to say that I LOVE vampires the most. They're just so sexy and there is so much you can do with them. But I'm trying to expand my love and share it more among the other paranormal creatures out there. I mean, they need love too, right? ;-)

I have written a book about a vampire and a witch and have named it Wytchblood. I'm in the process of editing it and soon will be looking for a publisher/agent, so *crosses fingers* hopefully luck will be on my side. Book Two involves a Dragon and a witch (Dragon Blood is it's working title).

Hope you have fun on your date with your husband!

Molly Daniels said...

Hi Ash:) I didn't know you wrote about vampires! But then again, I'm just getting to your books again...

I think shifters are my favorite at the's interesting to see all the perspectives. But right now, vamps would be a close second:)

And I admire anyone who can create new worlds, language, culture, etc!

Ashley Ladd said...

I forgot about dragons. My hubby loves them. And I have a story featuring a dragon published by Ellora's Cave "Make-Believe Lover" - thus another paranormal story. That's also sort of a time-travel - more of a dimension travel.

Thanks for the warm welcome. And Molly, I've written so many different types of stories - see what I've been saying? LOL

Margay said...

Ashley, welcome aboard! It's going to be great to trade posts with you here! Don't you just love this place?

Sarah Mäkelä said...

Welcome, Ashley! It's great having you with us! Your stories sound really interesting. My favorite paranormal creatures are shapeshifters. Yumm!

Carrie from Wisconsin said...

Hi Ashley,

I'm also a new Deadly Vixen. It's cool to join so many accomplished writers!

I love dragons, fairies, vampires and witches but I think my favorite paranormal character is one that I am working on right now. I can't explain what he is, because he hasn't told me yet. He's saving the best for last apparently.

Margay said...

Carrie, did anyone ever tell you you're a tease? Now you're going to have me on tenterhooks wondering what the heck you're writing about!