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Monday, November 22, 2010


I’m a child of the 60’s thus I grew up with Samantha from “Bewitched”, Andy and Barney from “The Andy Griffith Show”, the guys from “Hogan’s Heroes”, David Cassidy from “The Partridge Family”, and Genie and Major Nelson from” I Dream of Jeannie”.
I loved them all—in fact, I still do. My crush on David Cassidy aside, I have to admit my favorite characters were Samantha and Jeannie. Not only were they beautiful, they were funny, they were nice, and best of all, they were magical.
Wonderful, kooky, and amusing things happened to them and around them all the time. And weird things happened to their loved ones and those who opposed them. How I longed to whisk my tormentors a thousand miles away with the blink of an eye, or wrinkle my nose and travel the cosmos. Sometimes I’m very bad and wish I could turn my enemies into a toad, if only for a split second.
Writing is magical, too. I can do anything to my characters that I wish. I can create any world that I’m able to dream. I can travel anywhere in the universe.
Thus, it’s probably no surprise that some of my books feature magical beings including witches, wizards, and genies. My newest release is “Abracadabra”, my first genie story.
While writing, I’m the genie. With a flick of my fingers, my heroines vanquish the villains, save their heroes, and save the world. They do everything I desire. And of course they get into delicious trouble. They may not agree, but I’m dastardly that way, heaping pain and conflict onto them.
What fun would a story be if everything were hunky dory all the time? How interesting would “Armageddon” have been if there wasn’t a world-killer meteor hurtling at us and misfit heroes fighting impossible odds to save us?
Thus, I’m giving you and myself a birthday treat with “Abracadabra”. I know it’s coincidental my publisher scheduled the release day the day after my birthday, but I’ll take it as a birthday gift anyway.
If you like magic, if you like mayhem, if you love romance and would like to check out my newest story, it releases at Total-E-Bound Monday November 22, 2010.
Dream on. :-)
Ashley Ladd lives in South Florida with her husband, five children, and beloved pets. She loves the water, animals (especially cats), and playing on the computer.

She's been told she has a wicked sense of humour and often incorporates humour and adventure into her books. She also adores very spicy romance, which she weaves into her stories.
She loves to chat with her readers at her blog at http://www/ and 

1 comment:

Wendi Zwaduk said...

I did love this book. And isn't it funny you and I have another dual release day? I love it!! Congrats and good luck on the book! I'm getting my copy today.