Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Good Kind of Trouble by @EllieAshe - Blog Tour, Character Interview, and #Giveaway


A Good Kind of Trouble
by Ellie Ashe
Series: A Trouble in Twin Rivers Novel
Genre: Humorous Romantic Mystery
Release Date:  May 6, 2015





Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way.

Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions—stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she’d see the sexy lawyer again.

Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.





Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney and former bad date Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer.

Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

Here’s a look at Ben and Lindsey from A Good Kind of Trouble.

* * * * *

"We don't know they're trying to harm me. Maybe they're just trying to scare me."

If so, that plan wasn't working. From what Ben could see, she was more determined than ever.

"Lindsey, they've already hurt you," Ben said, reaching up to trace the knot on her head. Her eyes widened at the light touch and he had the urge to continue tracing a path down her face, her neck, and then...

Get a grip. Kath was standing right next to him, but still his finger and his gaze lingered on Lindsey's face.

She pulled away first, averting her eyes. "I doubt he meant to. Probably just wanted my bag, or something that was in it. Or just to intimidate me."

"Doesn't matter, Lins. As long as you're on this idiot's radar, you cannot stay at your house," Kath said. "At least not alone."

Kath let that suggestion hang in the air and excused herself to help an incoming customer, leaving Ben alone with Lindsey amidst the lingerie.

"She's right, Lindsey. This is serious," Ben said, watching Lindsey turn back to the stack of filmy negligees. He picked up a light green silky number by the thin straps, imagining it on Lindsey. She snatched it out of his hands and hung it up to steam.

"It's been serious for a long time," she said, whirling around, steamer in hand. "It's been serious, but no one believed me. I can take care of myself. I think I've proven that."

She was furious and Ben didn’t blame her. "Of course you can. I'm not saying that. No one is. But you have friends willing to help you."

Lindsey set the hand steamer down. She ran a hand through her hair, her face troubled. "I don't want you to—"

She met Ben's eye and his breath caught in his chest. God, those eyes. A man could get lost in them.

"I don't want you to get the wrong idea about the other night," Lindsey said, her back stiff.

"Well, what part about that night?" Ben asked, his own anger rising. "The part where I helped you figure out the contracts so you could do your job? Or the part where we nearly got naked and—"

Lindsey's hand slapped over his mouth quickly. "Shh!"

He grabbed Lindsey's slender wrist and held her hand, turning it over, kissing her wrist, but not releasing it. "I think Kath has figured out what's going on between us," he said, leaning in close to her ear.

"I don't even know what's going on between us," she protested.

He smiled. Me, either. Then he ducked his head to kiss her, brushing his lips along her jaw, then lower, tasting the soft skin and relishing her shiver at the contact.

"Don't do that," she said. Her voice trembled, but her hands gripped his shirt and pulled him closer.

"I think I will do that," he said, tightening his grip on her body and taking her earlobe between his teeth. She groaned and he pulled her around the corner to the dressing rooms, shutting a door behind them.


Character Interview


Meet Lindsey Fox

Why are you still single?
Well, my last date didn’t go so great. Bad conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. And then there was that incident with the pepper spray. I thought it best to focus on my career for a bit. 

What type of man are you instinctively drawn to?
Smart, curious, willing to go the extra mile to do the right thing. It doesn’t hurt if he’s tall, handsome, and looks good in a suit, too. 

What first attracted you to Ben?
We first met at a party thrown by our mutual friends, Kathleen and Dave, and we really hit it off. I think it was his intelligence that first attracted me to him. But his looks didn't hurt. ;)  

What kept you from acting on that attraction?
Well, our first date didn't go so well. See the answer to question number 1.

Tell us about your family?
My parents are pretty famous in journalism circles. My dad is Weston Fox, managing editor of the Los Angeles Press-Herald, the biggest newspaper in LA. My mom is Liz Allen, a semi-retired television correspondent, who is now teaching journalism. They’re great, but it’s not always easy working in the same industry with these superstars. 

What do you do for a living?
I’m a reporter for the Twin Rivers Beacon newspaper. I was assigned to cover the proposed stadium that Twin Rivers is considering building to attract a pro sports team, but after the developers complained about my coverage, I got pulled from that beat and assigned to cover City Hall.

Do you like the way the book ended?
Yes, of course! 

What are your favorite scenes in your book:  the action, the dialogue or the romance?
Well, the romance, definitely! Though finally getting to use my pepper spray on someone who deserved it was satisfying.

Are you interested in a sequel if your writer was so inclined?
Oh yes. I hear there’s always trouble in Twin Rivers. Can’t wait to see what happens next. I hear that there may be some romance brewing between one of Ben’s new coworkers, Fiona, and that cute FBI agent. 




Available exclusively at Amazon  until August 6th, 2015.
Temporarily priced at $2.99 for a limited time.
Free to Kindle Unlimited Subscribers for 90 days.
Also available in Print.




Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the "happily ever after" that so often is lacking in her day job.

When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on petfinder.com.




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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today! Have a great weekend!

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  2. That's a fun cover. Totally makes me think the 80s :D

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  3. I agree - has a nice retro feel to it! Very fun!

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  4. Irma JurejevčičMay 13, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    I'd love to read this book. I think I'd enjoy it very much!

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  5. I've loved everything I've read by Ellie Ashe. I can't wait to read this book & every other book she writes. This cover art is marvelous & the blurb makes be eager to jump into this story.

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  6. Kay YouthSpecialistMay 16, 2015 at 2:10 AM

    This new series sounds like the bomb! I'm ordering me ecopy today & hoping to win a print for my library. I'm a fan, big-time.

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  7. This series does sound like it's going to be a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. It's great when you find an author that just clicks! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. It does sound like a fun read! Thanks for stopping by!

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