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Book Review: Ash by Jack Pyke

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Ash
Author: Jack Pyke
Series: Don’t #4.5
Heroes: Ash
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 259 Pages
Publisher: Enspire Pulishing
Imprint Forbidden Fiction
Release Date: March 2, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  “You up for that, hm, Ash? A lesson from an old soul to youth? From me… to you?”

Ash Thomas and his gameplay with other men is vicious, cruel. Better to fuck someone over than be the one who’s on the floor, fucked up, right? But his latest cruelties are about to catch the eye of the Wraith, someone who’s been brought up to play professionally in the shadows. For Ash, beauty and rage aren’t the kind of sins to win him any favours anymore. Life and lessons of the heart never did come easy, especially when they’re about to walk in off the darkened streets, bringing bloodied footprints in their wake.
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Ash by Jack L. Pyke: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Ash

by Jack L. Pyke

He’d been asleep for only a few hours, and another rev of engine came, another draw to wake him to darkness, and Ash eased slowly off the bed.

Not bothering with slipping on a T-shirt, he made it out into the hall—the landing light always kept on—and cast a glance at his dad’s door as he passed. No movement came from inside, but then he didn’t really expect there to be, not with the drink his old man had taken.

Bare feet light on the stairs, Ash made it down into the kitchen.

Go back two nights, the darkened mass blocking out the natural moonlight through the door should have startled him, probably sent him running over to Chase to regroup and laugh the fear away, but now?

But?

Always that fucking but with Raif.

Ash padded over and stood breath to breath with him.

“You left the door unlocked,” Raif said quietly, watching him in the darkness.

Ash looked behind Raif. Yeah. Guess he had.

Raif’s look seemed to ask one question, chewing it over so slowly and testing the whys… the whens. “Why did you leave the door unlocked, Ash?”

Ash tilted his head slightly. “Why did you push it open to find out?”

Raif let out a hard breath.

Games. Did they both play them now?

“Because if you’re this intense over trust,” Raif said quietly, “maybe I wondered what it would be like to see you fall in love with someone.”

Ash narrowed his eyes. “You’re the type to stand on the side lines and watch people fall in love?”

Raif went to say something, then for the first time, he fell quiet, looking so unsure.

“Trust,” said Ash. “Not so easy, is it?”

Raif looked up, gave such a cocky brow, then moved past Ash. Ash watched him head upstairs like he owned the place, then after a moment, he followed to.

He stopped by his bedroom, resting against the frame as Raif pulled the duvet off his bed and sat in his gaming chair, throwing the cover over him.

Giving a sniff, keeping his movement quiet, Ash headed back out into the hall and pulled a spare duvet from the cupboard. Then he went back into his room, shut the bedroom door, and climbed on the bed.

For a moment he watched Raif, saw him close his eyes, ease the tiredness in his face.

“Gonna be like that, is it, ghost?” he said to Raif, snorting a smile.

Ash got a wink a moment later, then Raif fell quiet.

After a moment, Ash eased down in the covers too, that feeling of… security creeping back in, as Raif fell asleep in his chair. Continue reading

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Young Adult Week! Review: Ash by Malinda Lo

Reviewed by Heather C

imageTitle: Ash
Author: Malinda Lo
The Heroines:  Ash & Kaisa
Genre: YA Fantasy, F/F
Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 11, 2009
Available at: Amazon & Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf at: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief. Continue reading

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