If a dream is a wish your heart makes, can it hear those things we want even if we don’t know what they are? When sorrow brings young Lucy home to a land full of mystery, steeped in tradition and colored with unspoken magic, she finds herself reevaluating her life and her own place in it. Things are never what they seem, and people are seldom what you THINK them to be if all you base it on is what your eyes see and not what your soul speaks. There’s a fine line between destiny and duty, but when both are blended with love, who knows what miracles can occur at Christmas?
Bud’s Christmas Wish by Ashley Nemer is a sweet and short holiday story. It is based around Lucy who has moved from America to Ireland to be with her aging grandmother. Lucy meets Bud, Bud falls in love with her, and after their first date, she falls in love with him too. The story was a little far-fetched to me but it was cute and a quick read. 3 Stars
Meet Ashley Nemer
1. When did you fall in love with books?
Probably easiest to pin point would be in high school, I read VC Andrews and a few other young adult authors until my friend introduced me to Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag that’s when reading became a real true hobby.
2. When did you realize you wanted to write?
Writing is something I’ve enjoyed for a long time. I was on the Journalism team in 8th grade then the debate team all through high school. All we did was writing. In college I loved researching and writing papers and even had a poem or two published in a book.
3. Tell us about yourself.
I am a very social person and enjoy sharing laughs and life with everyone. Obviously reading and writing are my hobbies. I have two dogs and a wonderful Husband. Coming home to the three of them every night is perfect. I’m the oldest of 3 and I was born in Kansas and moved to Texas when I was 11. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Political Science. I’m also a 2nd degree decided Black Belt in the American Taekwondo Association.
4. Who are your favorite authors?
So many! #1 hands down is Tami Hoag and Catherine Counter comes in a close second. Kay Hooper, Linda Howard, J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Richelle Mead, Kim Harrison, Angela Knight, the list goes on and on….
5. What are your favorite books?
My favorite Book is Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag and my favorite series is the FBI Thriller series by Catherine Coulter staring Dillon Savich and his wife Sherlock, then Kay Hooper’s Bishop/SCU Series.
6. Are you currently working on anything new? If so, please give a brief synopsis and when should we expect it?
I have the sequel to Blood Purple, my Debut Novel coming soon, Blood Yellow. It’s currently in the editing process. Zayn and Nikole have to tackle more than just the physical enemies hounding their family. They have to battle and overcome their internal struggles and demands. I’ve started the third book in the Blood Series, Blood Green. I also have a Young Adult series I just started writing called Maverick’s Touch staring Nadia Maverick who is a reporter in Cedar Rapids. She constantly ends up getting into random bouts of trouble. I also have a Poetry book that’s currently under review with my publisher that I co-authored with two girlfriends of mine.
7. What makes you unique as an author?
I have been told my writing style is unique and different than the typical author. I try hard to not do what the reader expects and to keep everyone guessing. I like to be different and I think the way I go about it is refreshing.
8. Why should readers pick up your books?
Because when you read my books, you will be taken away on an adventure. You will feel my characters; you will identify and root for them. I also write a killer bad guy. I think those are my best characters. I make you want to have the bad guy come out on top.
9. How can readers connect with you?