Monday, November 21, 2011

The Calling by Ashley Lynn Willis

One of my writing critique partners, Ashley Lynn Willis, recently published her first novel, a paranormal romance titled The Calling. The book is currently burning up the charts on as many readers are discovering just how talented a writer Ashley is.

I just finished reading The Calling and found it hard to put down. It was one of those books that kept me up late every night because I had to read the next chapter. Here is a synopsis of the story:

Mandy Hardy lost more than a breast to cancer; she lost her fiance' when he dumped her a week before her mastectomy. Her ego bruised and her self-esteem battered, Mandy's sure she'll never fall in love again.

Justin Seward is a headstrong Coast Guard rescue swimmer with a heart of gold and the supernatural ability to command the seas. He had to hide his feelings while Mandy was engaged to his best friend. Now that she's free, he's vowed to make her his.

Together, they may hold the key to each other's salvation. But when Justin's past catches up with him, and Mandy's ex-fiance' wants vengeance, they realize they might not live long enough for happily ever after. 

You can purchase the e-book for the unbeatable price of 99 cents on these sites:


Barnes & Noble


A paperback version is also available on:


I contributed a poem titled "Sea" for the opening of the book and feel very honored to be included in Ashley's debut novel. I know this is only the beginning of a very long and successful career for Ashley Lynn Willis!


  1. I'm reading it right now. It's really good. And, I absolutely love the poem. It fits the book so well, and to think you composed it without knowing anything about it. Both of you are multi-talented.

  2. Thanks so much, Clare! Maybe in another three years, the inspiration will hit me to write another poem :D