Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Birthday Bash Day 10 - Mickie B. Ashling

Fire Horse by Mickie B. Ashling

Genre: Contemporary, gay, erotic romance.

Preston Fawkes is ten the first time he meets fifteen-year-old Konrad Schnell at the San Antonio Polo Club.  Captivated by the mystique surrounding the sport of kings, Pres vows to learn the game at the hands of his newly acquired friend and mentor.  The hero worship soon grows into something deeper, but the friends are separated when Preston goes off to boarding school in England.

The relationship that follows is riddled with challenges―their age gap, physical distance, and parental pressure taking precedence over feelings yet to be explored.  Although their bond goes deep, they deal with the reality of their situation differently: Preston is open and fearless while Konrad is reticent and all too aware of the social implications of making a public stand.

Their paths intersect and twine, binding them as tightly as a cowboy’s lasso, but fate may alter their plans.  How will love overcome the divots in the turf as they gallop toward the future—one where obstacles no longer stand in their way?

Mickie will be giving away one ebook copy of Fire Horse to one lucky commenter. Don’t forget to leave your email with your comment. Contest ends April 30.

Also, don't forget to enter the grand prize giveaway!

Author Bio:

Mickie B. Ashling is the alter-ego of a multifaceted woman raised by a single mother who preferred reading over other forms of entertainment. She found a kindred spirit in her oldest child and encouraged her with a steady supply of dog-eared paperbacks. Romance was the preferred genre, and historical romances topped her favorites list.

By the time Mickie discovered her own talent for writing, real life had intruded, and the business of earning a living and raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing and the inevitable emptying nest, dreams were resurrected, and the storyteller was reborn.

She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world. Her award-winning novels have been called "gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking." She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.

Mickie loves to travel and has lived in the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East but currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago.
You can contact her at or leave a comment on her blog at


  1. I want to read this sooooo bad!


  2. Polo romances are hard to come by.
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  3. Hello,
    I liked other Mickie's books, although some series dragged me through high and low (Cutting Cords:-). This one sounds a bit less angsty and the cover is gorgeous! Please count me in.


  4. I haven't read any Ashling yet--this book sounds great!

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  5. The blurb captured my interest immediately. Really would love to win this book. Thanks!

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  6. This book sounds very interesting.


  7. Hi Emily! Many thanks for hosting Fire Horse on the first day of my blog tour. I appreciate everyone's comments and hope you enjoy the novel if and when you get a chance to read it. Feel free to email me with feedback if you wish. I always enjoy hearing from my readers.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway, it sounds like a good book.


  9. Sounds very interesting! Thanks!

  10. Sounds great, please count me in.

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  11. Great another new author for me to follow.