Summer of Series: Ashley Elston Interview & Giveaway!

Well, this post was initially supposed to go up on Saturday and I feel terrible that it didn't, but I have had some major laptop drama. So much so that I'm actually on a forced hiatus until I get a new one, but hey! I wanted to share this awesome interview and giveaway with all of you, so check it out!

The Rules for Breaking
second in the The Rules for Disappearing duology
Published May 20, 2014 by Disney Hyperion
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Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom.

But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down.

The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils.

Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.
Describe The Rules for Disappearing duology in a tweet! 140 characters or less. No cheating or the Twitter Gods are going to get you. ​Gah! This is hard! Okay - here goes - 
By the sixth placement, Meg's done running. She's done with the Witness Protection Program. No matter what it takes - she's getting out. ​​​

What has been your favorite part of writing your duology? 
The research has been fun. I went to New Orleans several times and there's no better town to do research in. I've loved the school visits and meeting readers. That's probably the best part. ​ ​

What was your writing process like? Did you always plan for it to be two books?
I'm sort of a mix between a plotter and a pantster. I know the main points I want to hit in a book but I'm not always sure how I'm going to get there. I didn't plan in the beginning for there to be two books mainly because I wasn't sure I could get the first book published. Luckily, I was given the opportunity to continue writing in that world.

Your next book, This Is Our Story, was recently announced; can you tell us a little bit about what we can expect?
I'm really loving this book right now. It's a YA legal thriller told from two different viewpoints - the unknown shooter who accidentally killed his friend on an early morning hunt and the intern to the prosecutor assigned to the case. It's been really fun to write.

​What is the most interesting thing you have Googled in the name of research?
How to remove your fingerprints from your fingers - I do not recommend googling this. It's pretty gruesome. Cheesy pick up lines. Bullet wounds. ​ ​

What is one series you would recommend to readers?
​I just finished the Finnikin of the Rock series and I'm in love with those books. ​ ​
(Lili: I read these last month and I am OBSESSED!!!)

Thor, Iron Man, or Captain America? GO!
​Iron Man all day long. ​


Ashley is being the awesomest of awesome and giving away a signed paperback of the first book in this duology, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING.

All entrants must be 13 years or older and this giveaway is open to the US only.

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It is not too late to join the fun as we celebrate our favorite series and welcome new ones! Sign up for Summer of Series and knock down that TBR! 


  1. I can already tell that this is going to be interesting!! Very excited!

  2. I can't wait for This is Our Story! It sounds amazing. As does The Rules for Breaking.

  3. I loved reading about the weirdest thing she googled!!