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Sharon Ashwood | Unleash the hellhounds!


Imagine meeting someone who was young, handsome, protective, and handy when it came to fixing a leaky tap or taking out the villains. He's the go-to guy in the community for problem solving and leadership. Everybody likes him. He oozes competence and has a great sense of humour.

Unfortunately, he's not only from the wrong side of the tracks, but is the wrong species entirely. Just to complicate things, this alpha male with the Ruger Blackhawk is the only person standing between you and an unknown killer who just beheaded your roommate.

This is what happens to Talia Rostova, the fugitive vampire in FROSTBOUND, the latest in my Dark Forgotten series. When she meets Lore, the hellhound Alpha, the first thing he does is chain her to his bed for safekeeping. It makes perfect sense to him—even if she does a lot of yelling—until he stops thinking of Talia as simply a vampire and a murder suspect wanted by the cops.

FROSTBOUND is an adventure story, but it's also a very sensual tale about forbidden love and personal choices. For those who haven't been following the series, it's a stand-alone book. For those who have, you'll recognize a lot of the secondary characters and settings.

Of course, we visit the Castle, the prison where so many non-human creatures were held for centuries. It started out as a separate, garden-like world, but after the magic in it started to get old and run down, it turned into a dungeon.¬† I describe it as Escher meets a B horror movie—flickering torches, endless twisty stone corridors, and something vicious around every corner.

This is the world the hellhounds grew up in, slaves to the more powerful demons.  Lore engineered his people's escape, and Frostbound finds him striving to create a stable community for the hellhounds.  As Alpha, he is expected to wed a female from his pack, for they believe there can be no young without a mated Alpha pair.

But then he meets Talia, one of the undead, and knows she is the one female he can love. After leading his people through so much peril, can he turn his back on them to be with her? Will she even allow him to make that kind of sacrifice?

The road for these two is difficult and deadly, and Talia's own secrets threaten to shatter both their worlds before the last enemy is staked.

Read an excerpt:  http://www.sharonashwood.com/frostbound-excerpt.php

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjEmIDCwEcc

Comment to win a signed copy of FROSTBOUND

Sharon Ashwood




46 comments posted.

Re: Sharon Ashwood | Unleash the hellhounds!

I read the first book but have not had a chance to read the books that followed. I am glad this is stand alone so I can read this one and then go get cought up. Congrats on the new release.
(Lindsey Ekland 5:43am June 7, 2011)

This sounds like a great book.
(Pam Howell 7:58am June 7, 2011)

Can't wait to read! Thanks for sharing!!!
(Dawn Staniszeski 8:32am June 7, 2011)

I love this series and can't wait to read this next installment. Thank yo for writing such a great series.
(Barbara Hanson 8:33am June 7, 2011)

I am just discovering paranormal and can't wait to read this one!
(Renee Brown 8:59am June 7, 2011)

Wow!! This sounds like a great and intense read!
(Carla Carlson 9:21am June 7, 2011)

Hi Sharon. Congrats on the release of Frostbound. Sounds great. I love the cover. I am a big fan of this series.
(Crystal Broyles 9:49am June 7, 2011)

Congrats on the new release. It sounds great. Can't wait to read more.
(G S Moch 10:50am June 7, 2011)

Thanks so much to everyone for dropping by today! I appreciate the good thoughts.
(Sharon Ashwood 11:09am June 7, 2011)

Congrats on this release! I enjoy when characters that come from two different world come together! Thanks for sharing!
(Colleen Conklin 1:43pm June 7, 2011)

congratulations on the release, it sounds like a great book and i can't wait to read it.
(Tammy Ramey 1:50pm June 7, 2011)

Sounds very interesting!
(Kelli Jo Calvert 1:50pm June 7, 2011)

Love the title, can't wait to read this.
(Brenda Jann 2:05pm June 7, 2011)

Love the cover, the title and most especially the sound of
this one :D
(Ilona Fenton 2:42pm June 7, 2011)

I cannot wait to start this series...must get started..would love to win Frostbound
(Leisa Prater 2:46pm June 7, 2011)

Gee you have a lot going on in that scene. I'll bet the rest of the story will take you on more trips with strings attached.
(Alyson Widen 2:54pm June 7, 2011)

Not many men around today that can take out villains let alone fix a leaky tap!
Sounds like a great read.
Good luck and happy writing!
(Tracie Travis 3:16pm June 7, 2011)

I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of your books, but I love the cover, I was drawn to it right away, It looks so interesting and I had to enter the drawing for the giveaway, I hope I get lucky enoughto win, if not I will be on the lookout for it and purchase it, because I do want to read it, thanks for adding me to the giveaway! Ladyfiera(at)aol(dot)com
(Lisette Reyes 3:23pm June 7, 2011)

Frostbound sounds wonderful! It is 94 and humid today! HA!~
(Marjorie Carmony 3:31pm June 7, 2011)

sounds like a book i'd like to read, thanks
(Julie Barett 3:46pm June 7, 2011)

OH MY GOSH! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to read this♥ I can NOT wait! thank you for the chance at winning it♥
(Tiffany Falick 4:07pm June 7, 2011)

Would love to win! Sounds like a good read!
(Shirley Akins 4:36pm June 7, 2011)

This looks amazing!! Thank you sooooo much for allowing us this chance to win!
(Shanna Clemens 4:41pm June 7, 2011)

Sounds really good...would love to read it!
(Leanna Morris 4:56pm June 7, 2011)

Sounds great, would love to read it.
(Michelle Grayce 5:29pm June 7, 2011)

This sounds great. I look forward to reading your books!
(Cathie Veres 5:43pm June 7, 2011)

Haven't read your books but this looks like a good introduction. Thanks for the contest.
(r w 5:44pm June 7, 2011)

Hellhounds sounds like werewolves with a lot more attitude - as if werewolves didn't have enough attitude. Sounds like a fun book.
(Carol Drummond 6:28pm June 7, 2011)

Vampires, hellhounds, demons: YES PLEASE!!!
(Mary Preston 6:36pm June 7, 2011)

Enjoyed what you had to say about your new book. Sounds great
(Sheila True 6:49pm June 7, 2011)

The "personal choices" issue is always a riveting one for the reader.
(Susan Shapley 8:07pm June 7, 2011)

I've been hearing good things about this book - sounds like a wonderful read!
(Jeanne Sheats 8:31pm June 7, 2011)

I'd love to try one of your books. Sounds like this one has a different paranormal flavor.
(Diane Sallans 8:50pm June 7, 2011)

I love a great adventure/romance book!
(Sherie Lagarde 9:22pm June 7, 2011)

This sounds really good!
(Robin Daily 9:24pm June 7, 2011)

I don't think I have read anything by Ms. Ashwood, but I sure would love to.
(Lisa Kendall 9:24pm June 7, 2011)

Would love to read this! Thank you!
(Lisa Garrett 9:35pm June 7, 2011)

Sharon- your book sounds wickedly sexy, yet has other twists to it that make you want to read the book to find out what happened. I got totally hooked after reading your blog. I loved the cover, too!! I must confess that I've never read any of your books before, but I have a feeling that you're going to gain another new fan. I can't wait to read this book, and will probably read the others as well. Congratulations on your latest book, and best of luck on your future endeavors.
(Peggy Roberson 9:43pm June 7, 2011)

this book sounds like a great read!!! cant wait to read!!!
(Jennifer Beck 9:57pm June 7, 2011)

I love romance and paranormal and I get the feeling yours covers both types.
(Diane Sadler 10:30pm June 7, 2011)

Love the paranormal! This is next on my TBR list. Thanks for the contest!
(Teresa Ward 10:51pm June 7, 2011)

I loved MC Escher so am intrigued by your description of the Castle. Your book sounds like a very exciting read.
(G. Bisbjerg 11:04pm June 7, 2011)

I really enjoyed reading your other books. They are very good. I can't wait to read this one.
(Debbie Penny 6:49am June 8, 2011)

I have really enjoyed the other books in this series and I am sure this one will just as good. In fact going to buy the book today after work.
Keep up the good work Sharon.
Tisha Reynolds
(Tisha Reynolds 6:51am June 8, 2011)

I've ordered your book, it sounds great.
(Lisa Diel 9:11am June 8, 2011)

Sounds like a great story!
(May Pau 10:12am June 8, 2011)

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