Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On Tour: Breaking the Story by Ashley Farley, My Thoughts, an Excerpt, and a Giveaway!

Breaking the Story

Breaking the Story by Ashley Farley
Release Date: March 17, 2016
Genre: Suspense

Passion, peril, and a scandal that will rock American politics.

Scottie Darden’s life is a disaster. Her marriage has become toxic, and her career as a photojournalist has stalled out. To attract the attention of the main players in the news industry, she needs a standout story with a unique perspective. What she finds is a scandal that could turn the 2016 presidential election upside down. But before she can release her damaging images to the media, Scottie must uncover the truth behind the photographs. She turns to handsome mystery man Guy Jordan for help. When they join the campaign trail in search of answers, their investigation quickly becomes deadly.

Hop on board for a wild ride of adventure where desire ignites, lives are threatened, and secrets are revealed.

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My thoughts about Breaking the Story ~~

I first learned about Scottie Darden in Ashley's novella, Merry Mary. I loved that story and I love the character of Scottie. She is one tough woman, an investigative journalist who is not afraid of taking risks. I knew I wanted to read more about her and her adventures.

Breaking the Story is a wonderful, page turning, on the edge of my seat type of story that I couldn't put down. Scottie, being the photojournalist she is, just needs to take that one perfect photo to skyrocket her career. But she captures a shot that lands her in a whole bunch of trouble; her life is in danger kind of trouble.

And then along comes Guy Jordan. Is he the man to help her out of this tight and dangerous situation? Or does he, himself, present a whole other problem? She's not sure who she can trust anymore.

I loved this story as I have loved everything else that Ashley has written and I really hope Ashley has plans to make this a series. I am looking forward to more adventures with Scottie. She is a wonderful main character and I think this is a great beginning to what could be an amazing series!


Guy navigated his way through the crowd to where Scottie was seated. "Well now, isn't this a coincidence?" he said.

She looked up from her martini. "Unless, of course, you're stalking me."

"Ouch. Hostile." He took a step back. "What happened to you in the hours since we last met?"

She jabbed at the olive with the pick in her martini. "Trust me, you don't want to know."

"Oh, but I do," he said, placing his hand over his heart. "The way I remember it, you owe me a drink for changing your tire. You even said you should buy it."

"All right, fine." When the woman next to her got up and left, Scottie extended an empty hand to the bar stool. "You might as well sit down. I'll buy you a drink. Then we'll be even."

Guy slid onto the bar stool and signaled the bartender. "I'll have a Dewars on the rocks. And bring the lady another of whatever she's having." He glanced down at

her glass. "What are you having?"

"Tequila martinis. My third."

"Whoa. What's with the serious mood? You might as well tell me. I'll keep guessing until you do."

She drained the last of her drink and set the glass down on the bar. "Trust me, you don't want to hear this drama."

"Why don't you let me make that decision?"

About the author

Ashley Farley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote Saving Ben in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. Saving Ben is not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.

Her Sister's Shoes—June 24, 2015—is a women's novel that proves the healing power of family.

Merry Mary a heartwarming story of the powerful connection between a caring soul and an innocent child in need released October 15, 2015.

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  1. Thanks for hosting Susan I am delighted to hear you enjoyed Braking the Story too :)

  2. Thanks for this captivating feature and wonderful giveaway. A talented author whose novel I would enjoy greatly.

  3. Thank you for the opportunity . Sounds like a great book .

  4. I enjoyed the review and excerpt - looks good!

  5. Thank you for the info. It sounds like a very interesting book.

  6. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm thrilled you had as much fun reading Scottie's story as I had writing it!! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.

  7. Yay! I just started reading this book! And I too read Merry Mary and loved Scottie.
    This one seems great so far, I'm really liking it!

  8. I have put this on my TBR list Love your review.

  9. This book looks very interesting and very current. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Oh thanks for the review! Looks like a great book, I too hope she makes it into a series!

  11. I've read Merry Mary and already love Scottie. I'm looking forward to reading Breaking the Story, it sounds really exciting.

  12. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.


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