Ashley is currently working on three books—The Hunted, a near future urban thriller; Elemental, a young adult fantasy novel; and Run, a young adult romantic suspense novella.

The Hunted

Genre: Urban Thriller
Audience: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone Novel
Status: Editing

Premise:

Fugitive. Thief. Urban warrior. Astrid Griffin is all three, but the single thing she desires to be most, a free woman, is way out of her reach. She is constantly trying to outrun the crimes she has committed, but a psychopathic police officer and her crime lord boss have other ideas. When a seven year old falls off a bridge, Astrid is blamed for the murder. She tries to escape the city to a new life with her best friend, Nate Randal, only to be ambushed in the slum’s dark alley maze. When Nate is dragged back into the crime lord’s clutches, she is left friendless and hunted on the streets. Dodging the attempts on her life, Astrid searches for a place to lay her head each night while also posing as a normal teen at a local church. Time is ticking for Nate, but Astrid is distracted by deepening friendships that grow ever complex as she struggles to hide her many secrets. As her enemies close in, she must decide whether to trust her newfound friends or struggle to survive on her own. Although all she wants is her freedom, Astrid begins to realize that she must be brave enough to stop running and stand still. When the two halves of Astrid’s double life collide, will she choose her freedom or loyalty to her friends? The Hunted is a near future young adult thriller that reexamines the true meaning of hope in an Oliver Twist meets Legend urban tale.

 

Elemental

Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone Novel
Status: In Progress

Premise:

Sixteen year old gladiator Kat Skia has been forced to fight a new opponent every week—and she’s beginning to turn into the cruel panther she fights as.  But when cocky, mischievous Tristan smirks his way into her life and refuses to leave, she is increasingly forced to choose between friendship and her warrior ways.

As Kat trains for the tournament in which she believes she will win her freedom, she struggles with her increasingly electric relationship with Tristan—and the voices that won’t leave her head.  When she finds a mysterious book hidden in her cell in the training complex beneath the arena sands, she races to discover why she was imprisoned… before the final fight when it’s too late.

Will Kat unravel the mystery of the voices and the book?  Will her and Tristan’s relationship survive the arena?  Or will hate triumph over love?

 

Run

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Audience: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone Novella
Status: Editing

Premise:

Seventeen year old Storm, a girl burdened with secrets, finds a haven in the home of Niken Hollow after being found half dead in an alley.  The two begin to bond as Niken takes her on his escapades with fellow adventure racer Max Kraken, and Storm begins to share shards of her dark past and live free in the wild pair’s presence, daring to hope for a normal life.  However, when tragedy strikes in Niken’s life, Storm must shake off her demons in order to pull him from his paralyzing depression.  But when her past pursues her once more, will Storm ever stop running?