Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Book Tour: Growl by Ashley Fontainne



About the Author

Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.

Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley's love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.

Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in production for a feature film.

Her paranormal thriller entitled The Lie, won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense and is also in production for a feature film.

The suspenseful mystery Empty Shell, released September 29, 2014. Ashley then delves into the paranormal with a Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl, scheduled for release in the Spring of 2015. Plus, she will be teaming up with Lillian Hansen (Ashley calls her Mom!) to pen a three-part murder mystery/suspense series entitled The Magnolia Series. The first book, Blood Ties, is due out the Summer of 2015.

Ashley also hosts The WriteStuff, a popular BlogTalk Radio show, each Friday night at 10 p.m. CST. 
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About the Book:

My name is Sheryl Ilene Newcomb. And yes, my initials are S.I.N. A funny little piece of whimsical humor my parents found amusing when I arrived. 

Then, it turned out to be true. Looking back with wiser eyes now, my family and I concluded that the events leading up to my transformation started the summer I turned nine. But the day we realized there was a problem, and no turning back, was a week before I started my senior year at Junction City High. The day the fangs and claws appeared and the monster inside of me emerged. 

When mutilated corpses appeared near a pile of brush down by Caney Creek, everything changed. Because evil woke up and growled, its ominous rumblings heard by every living thing in Locasia County, Mississippi.

For More Information

  • Growl is available at Amazon.
  • Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.


    My Review:

    This is the first book I have read by this author and now I need more! I really got into the book, though it ended up taking me a while to finish it as life threw me a lot of distractions. I loved how easy it was to fall back into the story every time I picked up the book, even if it had been several days since I read from it. 

    The characters are well developed and easy to care for. Sheryl just breaks my heart throughout the book with her reactions to everything going on around her. She is terrified at times but so strong and brave. She carries a burden from a young age, knowing that no one will believe her if she tells. It is so sad.

    The events throughout the story really surprised me on occasion. Every time I thought I had it all figured out and knew what would happen, the author would throw in a twist. It was great fun to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes a good story with elements of fantasy, horror, Native American beliefs, family secrets, mystery, and so much more. This book will entertain readers of many genres. 

    I give this book a solid four star rating.


Book Trailer at YouTube:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being a part of the tour, and for such a great review! So happy you enjoyed the story!

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