Release Day Blitz: Words That Bind by Ash Krafton ~ #Excerpt

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Words That Bind

Ash Krafton


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: Oct. 10, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-62830-560-9 

ISBN: 978-1-62830-561-6 

Number of pages: 314

Word Count: 75000

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor





Social worker Tam Kerish can’t keep her cool professionalism when steamy client Mr. Burns kindles a desire for more than a client-therapist relationship—so she drops him. However, they discover she’s the talisman to which Burns, an immortal djinn, has been bound since the days of King Solomon…and that makes it difficult.

Ethical guidelines are unequivocal when it comes to personal relationships with clients. However, the djinn has a thawing effect on the usually non-emotive Tam, who begins to feel true emotion whenever he is near. Tam has to make a difficult choice: to stay on the outside, forever looking in…or to turn her back on her entire world, just for the chance to finally experience what it means to fall in love.

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“So. You’ve destroyed a stereotype for me. A genie who lives in a library. Different.” 

“When in Rome, no?” He stirred his cup before setting down the spoon with a light clink against the saucer. “Or, I suppose it is more accurate to say when in human form. When I am Burns, I prefer here.” 

“Human form.” It didn’t sound right. Who said things like that, and meant it? “Can you change into anything you want? Any shape at all?” 

He stretched out his legs and cocked his head, sliding his gaze up and away. “I suppose I could. I’m getting old and set in my ways. There’s this…” He swept his hands down the line of his body. 

Her eyes were unable to keep from following, not even when he lingered over his midsection. Even lounging, his shirt was tightly tucked into his beltline. No belly fat there. 

He tilted his head and gave her an upper-teeth smile, nibbling gently at his lower lip. “And apparently this form is pleasing to the eye, so I wear it often. But there are others. Tiger, a favorite. Savage and regal and the colors of flames in the night. Fearsome to behold, but very useful when dealing with physical conditions in which a human form may be outmatched. Plus, I can lash my tail.” 

His voice took a teasing, conspirator’s tone. “I love my tail. You’d love it too, if you saw it.” 

She trained her eyes firmly upon his. No way would she give him the pleasure of checking out his tail.

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Ash Krafton is a speculative fiction author from northeastern Pennsylvania. Krafton’s first novel, Bleeding Hearts was published in 2012 as part of a three-book urban fantasy series The Books of the Demimonde (Pink Narcissus Press). 

An urban fantasy novella, Strangers at the Hell Gate, was published by Wild Rose Press in 2013. Her latest project, Words That Bind, won first place in the HeRA RWA “Show Me the Spark” 2013 competition; it is also available through Wild Rose Press as an October 2014 release.

Krafton also writes New Adult speculative fiction novels under the pen name AJ Krafton. Upcoming titles include The Heartbeat Thief, Face of the Enemy, and the award-winning Takin’ It Back. She is part of a YA/NA collective known as the Infinite Ink Authors.

In addition to novel-length fiction, Krafton enjoys writing poetry and short prose, some of which earned distinctions in various writing competitions. One of her poems was also nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She’s a proud member of Pennwriters, Romance Writers of America, and Pikes Peak Writers. Krafton is also a staff blogger for the Query Tracker Blog.


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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Lori Hopkins
Lori Hopkins

I love the premise of this book. You don’t find that many books about djinn anywhere! Esp when you add the whole King Solomon myths into it! Can’t wait to read!

Ash Krafton

Glad you like the idea, Lori.

Although a romance should be focused on the relationship of the couple, that doesn’t mean I couldn’t have fun with the fantasy setting and back story. Having just finished up a trilogy about demivampires and werewolves, I was ready for a change of species


What a fascinating paranormal romance! A genie who lives in a library is a very interesting concept. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

Ash Krafton

Thank you, BookLady! Burns really is one-of-a-kind…

Ash Krafton

Thank you, Angela and BookAttict!

In addition to the tour giveaway, there is also a Goodreads giveaway at Enter to win a signed copy of Words That Bind!

Best wishes to everyone who enters…and thanks to my readers who have so far rated it 4.7 stars on Amazon! Wow!


Words That Bind sounds like a fantastic read.

Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!

Ash Krafton

Thank you for hosting me today! I’m really excited about this new book and I hope everyone gets a chance to enter the giveaway…

Cheers, Ash