Kristen Ashley Books

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Kristen Ashley is an award-winning author that writes erotica, romance, fantasy, and paranormal romance. Born in Gary, Indiana in 1968, Ashley had an umbilical cord around her neck when she left her mother’s womb.

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Order of Rock Chick Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Rock Chick 2008 Description / Buy
2 Rock Chick Rescue 2009 Description / Buy
3 Rock Chick Redemption 2010 Description / Buy
4 Rock Chick Renegade 2011 Description / Buy
5 Rock Chick Revenge 2011 Description / Buy
6 Rock Chick Reckoning 2011 Description / Buy
7 Rock Chick Regret 2011 Description / Buy
8 Rock Chick Revolution 2013 Description / Buy
9 Rock Chick Reawakening (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
10 Rock Chick Reborn 2018 Description / Buy
11 Rock Chick Rematch 2024 Description / Buy
12 Rock Chick Bonus Tracks 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Avenging Angel Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Avenging Angel 2024 Description / Buy
2 Back in the Saddle 2024 Description / Buy

Order of 'Burg Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 For You 2011 Description / Buy
2 At Peace 2011 Description / Buy
3 Golden Trail 2011 Description / Buy
4 Games of the Heart 2012 Description / Buy
5 The Promise 2014 Description / Buy
6 Hold On 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Chaos Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Own the Wind 2013 Description / Buy
2 Fire Inside 2013 Description / Buy
3 Ride Steady 2015 Description / Buy
4 Walk Through Fire 2015 Description / Buy
5 Rough Ride 2018 Description / Buy
6 Wild Like the Wind 2018 Description / Buy
7 Free 2019 Description / Buy
8 Wild Fire 2020 Description / Buy
9 Wild Wind 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Colorado Mountain Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Gamble 2011 Description / Buy
2 Sweet Dreams 2011 Description / Buy
3 Lady Luck 2011 Description / Buy
4 Breathe 2012 Description / Buy
5 Jagged 2013 Description / Buy
6 Kaleidoscope 2014 Description / Buy
7 Bounty 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Dream Man Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mystery Man 2011 Description / Buy
2 Wild Man 2011 Description / Buy
3 Law Man 2012 Description / Buy
4 Motorcycle Man 2012 Description / Buy
5 Quiet Man 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Dream Team Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dream Maker 2020 Description / Buy
2 Dream Chaser 2020 Description / Buy
3 Dream Spinner 2021 Description / Buy
4 Dream Keeper 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Fantasyland Series

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1 Wildest Dreams 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Golden Dynasty 2011 Description / Buy
3 Fantastical 2011 Description / Buy
4 Broken Dove 2013 Description / Buy
5 Midnight Soul 2016 Description / Buy
6 Gossamer in the Darkness (Short Story) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Ghosts and Reincarnation Series

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1 Penmort Castle 2011 Description / Buy
2 Sommersgate House 2011 Description / Buy
3 Lacybourne Manor 2011 Description / Buy
4 Fairytale Come Alive 2011 Description / Buy
5 Lucky Stars 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Heaven and Hell Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Heaven and Hell 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Honey Series

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1 The Deep End 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Farthest Edge 2017 Description / Buy
3 The Greatest Risk 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Magdalene Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Will 2014 Description / Buy
2 Soaring 2014 Description / Buy
3 The Time in Between 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Mathilda's Book Of Shadows Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Mathilda's Book of Shadows / Mathilda, SuperWitch 2011 Description / Buy
2 Mathilda, SuperWitch: The Rise of the Dark Lord 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Misted Pines Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Girl in the Mist 2022 Description / Buy
2 The Girl in the Woods 2023 Description / Buy
3 The Woman by the Lake 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Moonlight and Motor Oil Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Hookup 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Slow Burn 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Rising Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Beginning of Everything 2019 Description / Buy
2 The Plan Commences 2019 Description / Buy
3 The Dawn of the End 2020 Description / Buy
4 The Rising 2020 Description / Buy

Order of River Rain Series

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1 After the Climb 2020 Description / Buy
2 Chasing Serenity 2021 Description / Buy
3 Taking the Leap 2022 Description / Buy
4 Making the Match 2022 Description / Buy
5 Fighting the Pull 2023 Description / Buy
6 Sharing the Miracle 2023 Description / Buy
7 Embracing the Change 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Three Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Until the Sun Falls from the Sky 2012 Description / Buy
2 With Everything I Am 2012 Description / Buy
3 Wild and Free 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Unfinished Hero Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Knight 2012 Description / Buy
2 Creed 2012 Description / Buy
3 Raid 2013 Description / Buy
4 Deacon 2014 Description / Buy
5 Sebring 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Wild West MC Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Still Standing 2021 Description / Buy
2 Smoke and Steel 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Kristen Ashley Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Three Wishes 2011 Description / Buy
2 Play it Safe 2012 Description / Buy
3 Complicated 2017 Description / Buy
4 Fast Lane 2019 Description / Buy
5 Perfect Together 2023 Description / Buy
6 Too Good to Be True 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Kristen Ashley Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Loose Ends 2018 Description / Buy

Kristen Ashley Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Christmas to Remember 2013 Description / Buy
2 1001 Dark Nights: Compilation Twenty 2019 Description / Buy
3 All Wrapped Up for the Holidays 2019 Description / Buy
4 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Twenty-Seven 2020 Description / Buy
5 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Forty-One 2023 Description / Buy
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The complication almost claimed both of their lives. She was six when her mother moved her and Ashley’s siblings to her grandparent’s home. The author’s life on their small farm was quite eventful. She has fond memories of Whitesnake, Glenn Miller, REO Speedwagon, and the like.

Ashley fell in love with the romance genre when she was twelve. The author would routinely borrow her mother’s Harlequin novels. It did not take her long to realize that she wanted to write fiction for a living.

However, the publishers she approached were not as enthusiastic about her work as she would have liked. A former student at Purdue University, Kristen Ashley worked at the Rocky Mountain MS Center and the Colorado Neurological Institute for several years.

She also found work at the Pituitary Foundation. Because her employers kept her quite busy, she had to wait until she got home to write. The author wrote more than two dozen books over the course of fifteen years.

Not only was the feat impressive but it should have discouraged her from pursuing a career in publishing. This is because every effort she made to find an agent or to get her novels traditionally published was met with failure.

The internet was her salvation. She might have given up if she hadn’t realized that she could self-publish her manuscripts on Kindle. Ashley had no idea what to expect when she released the first four books. She was surprised to stumble upon an excited collection of readers that couldn’t wait to consume her work.

So she started releasing multiple novels each month. Her fanbase grew in response to the consistency of her releases. Ashley’s renown rose even further when one of her novels (Sweet Dreams) received a review from a major blogger.

By this point in time, Ashley had to work 16 hours every single day to achieve the objectives of her publishing efforts as well as her day job. Eventually, with her novels selling at a respectable rate, she went ahead and hired help, adding graphic designers, editors, and proofreaders to her team.

Traditional publishing finally entered the picture in 2013. The author drew the attention of Grand Central Publishing. The company offered her a publishing contract. However, Ashley wasn’t quite ready to abandon self-publishing.

She was excited to enter the traditional publishing arena because she wanted the opportunity to collaborate with experienced publishing professionals, especially the editors. But she also enjoyed the freedom the self-publishing field offered, which is why she operates as a hybrid author that has her toes in both indie and traditional publishing.

Ashley’s books feature many of the common romance genre tropes. But she isn’t afraid to let her protagonists take unexpected turns. Her ideas come from television, movies, the things she reads, and the people she sees as she lives her life.

Kristen Ashley Awards

Ashley has won the RT Reviewers Choice and Romantic Reviews Reader’s Choice Awards.

Kristen Ashley Books into Movies

‘The Will’ became a live-action movie of the same name in 2020.

Best Kristen Ashley Books

Even though she categorizes her novels as romance, her stories feature themes like family, sisterhood, and friendship. Kristen Ashley’s best books include:

Mystery Man: Gwen thought that Hawk was the perfect man. Not only was he sexy but he was more than happy to participate in several nights of meaningless but passionate intercourse. Their arrangement should have been a one-night affair. But it stretched on for months.

But for all his gifts, Gwen couldn’t figure out the mystery behind Hawk, specifically why he only ever appeared at night. Hawk, for his part, wasn’t so keen on revealing the truth to Gwen because he knew that his demons would most likely scare her off.

The Gamble: Max was nursing a broken heart when Nina turned up on his door. Nina wanted a quiet moment to reevaluate her engagement. She did not expect to find a gorgeous man at the cabin. When Nina fell ill, Max went to great lengths to care for her.

Before long, the pair couldn’t deny their attraction for one another. But Max had a secret, one so dangerous that it would end his relationship with Nina if it surfaced.

When Does The Next Kristen Ashley book come out?

The next book by Kristen Ashley is Embracing the Change and will be released on September, 10th 2024. It is the newest book in the River Rain Series.

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