Monday, July 07, 2014

Winner!! Tuesday's Tangent with Mickie B. Ashling

Let me begin with a huge mea culpa!  It's my (Evaine's) fault that this took so long to get up because apparently I need a refresher course on how to make a note on a calander!  Hint:  Double check the damned dates!!  My apologies to everyone!

Okay... on to business.

Tuesday, Mickie came for a visit and to talk about that romantic no-no of golden showers.  It was a very interesting post!  At the same time, she brought along a digital copy of her book, Daddio, Book 3 in the Horizons series to be put up for a random drawing.  So finally... random drawing completed and the lucky winner is...

ardent.ereader!!  Congratulations!!  I hunted for your email addy but couldn't find it, so could you email to us here at CoP?    Thanks!

And thank you to Mickie for being our guest! It's always a pleasure!!



Six months after meeting at the Taste of Chicago, Lil Lampert and Grier Dilorio are living together. Their physical bond glows brighter than ever, but the couple soon realizes that it takes more than three magic words and outstanding sex to make a partnership work.

Like any fledgling, Grier is learning how to navigate his new life. His problems should have ended when Jillian signed the papers acknowledging him as Luca’s biological father and he got the opportunity to pursue a career in interior design. Instead, he’s hampered by old fears and bad habits that are hard to let go.

Adjusting to a small apartment in a four-season state—with a much younger man sporting a stubborn streak—is a challenge for Lil. His position as Luca’s “Daddio” is a delicate balancing act between doing what he thinks is right and deferring to Grier’s eight years of experience.

Life is stressed enough, but now Lil and Grier also face an unexpected complication from a powerful, far-reaching ruling body. Suddenly Luca’s safety—and their happiness as an emerging family—depends on Lil's keen understanding of human nature and Grier's willingness to learn.

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.



  1. Hi, Thank you for the giveaway win!! I have sent you an email.
    Cheers, Hannah B aka ardent(dot)ereader(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Congrats again, Hannah! Either Mickie or Joleen will be in touch soonest! :)