10 Weird Things About Author Devon Ashley




I know, I know, it’s been such a long time since I’ve done a 10 Weird Things feature, but it’s that time again and I couldn’t think of a better feature than author Devon Ashley. I have to say that Devon is one of my favorite Indie authors as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her books FALLING IN BETWEEN, FALLING AWAY and one of my personal favorites, DUST (which I think once it falls into the right hands, will really take off – its fantastic!) But Devon has a new novel coming out, her first New Adult Romantic Suspense, NEARLY BROKEN, and I’m really excited for her. I’ve read the book and thought it was great!

But with bragging on someone for their talents, as you all know, also comes showcasing their not-so-normal traits and habits. Because I like weird. :-)



1 – I have a stash – of yarn. Yep, there’s not a spare crook or nanny in this house that isn’t stuffed with some type of fuzzy, soft, sparkly or silky yarn. And the weird thing is, I haven’t knitted in years! (I also have a stash of chocolate, but I won’t tell you where – my hubby might be reading this!)

2 – I totally reach for things on my left with my right arm, and reach for things on my right with my left arm. I have no idea why. It’s totally anti-ergonomic. Maybe I just like to feel the stretch in my back when I do it.

3 – I think I’ve turned my lil’ man into a musician – guess time will tell. When he was in the womb, I would always read at night, and while I read, I put headphones around my tummy for him. He loved it. He’d dance himself to sleep. Now, my 2 year old is always snatching my phone so he can listen to the music. He just stands there and sways with the phone. He’d do it for hours if I’d let him! But at least it’s a sure fire way of getting him to be quiet at restaurants and such! (And for those of you wondering, he loves VersaEmerge, Augustana and Taio Cruz the most!)

4 – My favorite flavor of jelly bean is the black licorice.

5 – I can chug an entire pot of coffee at night and go straight to bed. Seriously. Coffee is an absolute addiction for me, but oddly enough, I don’t think its the caffeine I crave, because it seems to have no effect on me in that way.

6 – I have to write the old-fashioned way. No, I don’t mean by typewriter. By hand. For some reason, I can spend hours upon hours on the computer doing all sorts of work, but when it comes to writing my novels, it’s like I get hypnotized by the glare and my brain shuts down. Seriously.

7 – Seriously, I say seriously too much. I even have the Grey’s Anatomy mug “Seriously” from back in the day. (my friend got it for me – lol – that should tell you how often I say it! I think that was her way of saying, “Seriously. Shut up and just point from now on.”)

8 – Despite the slogan, betcha I can resist the temptation of eating more than just one Lay potato chip. And also, yes, I’d like to be a pepper too! And yeah, I sorta wish I had been alive to try Coca-Cola when they still used extract of coca leaves in it. Talk about a buzzin’ drink!

9 – I rock the bed hair six days a week. Sad thing is, I always get compliments on my hair on those days, and not on the days I actually take the time to fix it! And yes, I’m rockin’ it in that pic.

10 – I hate make-up. I hate staring at the endless aisles of ten million face products trying to figure out what’s best for my skin, what isn’t tested on animals, what shades I need to complement my skin and eyes, and what won’t cost me an arm and leg to buy. I hate it all. And I hate that when I actually do have to put it on, I can never get that smoky eye thing to work right. I prefer to go all natural route. So much simpler.



We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?

Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.


Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan’s not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it’s a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can’t bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan’s ever found.

New Adult Romantic Suspense

Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.


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  1. I’m a real fan of your work…. I’m so excited to read your next book. Your writing really captivates the reader and takes one for an unforgettable ride

  2. Love the cover and cannot wait to read this book!

  3. Highly descriptive post, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

  4. Love NA, makes me feel young and romantic again, when life was easy and finding love was a top priority!!

  5. I love reading books about characters closer to my age.

  6. Tiffany Trumm Jorgenson

    because of the adult situations and how much like my real life it is. sometimes!

  7. for the characters

  8. I love new adult books because they have great emotional stories and the age is when people are just figuring out who they are. Love that they are like YA but more mature. Thanks!

  9. I love new adult novels because they are usually short, ‘fresh’ and easy to read. Of course because the story is more mature between characters.

    Thank you for the giveaway, NEARLY BROKEN sounds great!

  10. I have read good reviews of this book and am excited about reading it.

  11. oh ur gonna make me say it…s.e.x…only being honest…lol

  12. I Love “New Adults” because of more ‘diverse situations’ for the characters to become more emotionally involved. The age group has moved up, and makes for the intensity of the “teens to reach that age” to be allowed to read this type of book freely…

  13. I like NA because it has the same vibe as Young Adult but has the maturity I like to read. I like the more adult feel to the stories as they fit more with my place in my life.

  14. love NA! because of the mostly intense situations and more matured love between characters and very realistic!

  15. I love NA because after reading this genre I found so many things that I never know its happen or even ever happen to human and still I feel I’m so pity because My lack of knowledge of the world wide and everything that happens beyond in my life. Example when I reading Real by Katy Evans, I just know that there is disease named bipolar.

  16. Surprisingly I just only started getting into new adult novels and I’m loving it. So I haven’t read too many of them yet but I love the steamy romance, the attraction between the characters and how realistic it all is.

    Btw, I loved this post about Devon and I love her “Seriously’ mug! =D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I love to live vicariously through the characters in NA books. It’s becoming one of my favorite genres these days. As a wife and mother of two, it’s great escapism for me!

  18. Kelly Tannacore

    I love reading the NA genre novels because it just allows the authors to add that much more angst, love, adult situations and it just makes you feel all that extra emotion. I have read so much lately, that the new category gives them more freedom I think, I love it!

  19. andreea martes

    Because I am 20 years old and I feel like 40, except when I read YA :)

  20. Can’t wait to read this!

  21. Can’t wait to read this I love NA because the stories are relatable

  22. I like reading new adult novels because they help me remember some of the emotions I felt and experiences I had when I was younger…the rebellion, the infatuation, all of the intense feelings we experience in our younger days.

  23. I’m enjoying the NA books that are coming out. I find them great reading so far & like to mix them in with the other books that I read.

  24. New Adult novels give you a little extra. An exciting jump into what is to come.

  25. I am exploring this genre, as I am new to reading it. I like finding new authors.

  26. I love new adult novels because of all the emotions and of course, the steamy scenes are good too.

  27. I love NA because they present realistic situations despite it being fiction. I love how the characters are relatable, the heavy heartfelt emotions and of course can’t forget the romance! NA is just all around pure awesomesauce (like nutella! ;p)! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  28. Why I love New Adult? Because it´s emotional, hot and mostly funny :)

  29. I love New Adult and I´m currtenly reading a lot of this genre. I would love to read NEARLY BROKEN :)

  30. I love NA! The books are just filled with more emotions & “adult” situations that a YA book just can’t compete with.

  31. I love New Adult because it steps YA up a notch.

  32. New Adults kicks all the hots this year and I just can’t get enough of it! Besides the steamy and hot scenes, educational scenarios can also be found in every story. (:

  33. I am a huge fan and writer of the NA genre as well as run a new adult magazine! I am crazy about new adult and how it has the ability to push all the boundaries that YA can’t, both physically and emotionally.

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