Please welcome Ashantay Peters with her new book Death Stretch!

A warm welcome to Ashantay Peters, author of Death Stretch - here is my review:

A page-turner of a who-done-it with great pacing minced with tantalizing clues. Katie is a strong character with an excellent voice that will make you laugh on every page while you try to figure out who killed Morgan and why they want to pin the murder on our heroine. I can't wait for more from this amazing debut author!



 Let's get-to-know Ashantay Peters, author of Death Stretch...

1. How would your mother describe you in one word? 

That's a good question.  I think my mother would describe me as "reliable."  I'll have to ask her the next time we speak.

2. What is your favorite flower? 

My favorite flower can't be limited to one - I love flowers and gardening.  Peony is toward the top. But then again, so is rose and the hydrangea, even though they're bushes.  And mums, now that fall is upon us.  Oh, and the different sages, delphiniums, foxglove, daylilies. . .well, you get it.

3. What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked? 

The most insane question I've ever been asked?  "Who do you think you are, somebody?"  I guess that could have been more of a statement.

4.  Where would you like to live?

I like living right where I am, in the mountains of North Carolina.  But, if money were no object and I could speak Italian, I'd be residing in Porto Fino.

5.  What is the first quote that comes to your mind? 

The first quote that comes to my mind is one I have taped to my computer.  "Without challenge, adventure is impossible."

6. What do you miss about your childhood? 

I miss staying with my grandparents on their farm, wandering the fields and woods, and fishing from a row boat.

7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

My name has been changed from Lynda to Ashantay.  Not legally, but most everyone calls me Ashantay.  To me, the name means "peace and calm."

8. What is the main fault in your character?

My main character, Katie, and I share the same main fault - stubbornness.  Of course, that's also the characteristic that helps us get stuff done.

9. Who is your favorite historical figure?  

Hands down - Jane Austen.  Talk about determined!  

10. If you met the right boy today, would you propose tomorrow?

If I met the right man today, I'd invite him to live with me, but not propose.  I'm odd that way. Grin. Seriously, life is way too short to pass up any loving experience.  If I fell in love, I'd grab onto that man without hesitation.

11. What in the world do you least desire? 

A job in corporate America. 

12.  Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…” 

Happiness is a thing called being at peace with who I am and not worrying over other people's opinion of me.

Death Stretch Excerpt

I watched him inhale, like he held in a rant. Shame on me, but pissing off the man held a certain appeal.

He inhaled through his nose, his gaze lifted for divine inspiration, or perhaps patience. “Break-ins are common these days, so maybe you should use the lock.

“How do you know I don't?”

“The lock didn't tumble before you opened your door.”

“Oh.” It's hard to be sarcastic to a guy whose job is to “protect and serve.” Speaking of serve, those lips could offer… no, I wouldn’t go there.

“So, Detective Johnson, what does bring you by?”

“I have a few more questions. Mind if I come in?”

My brain stopped at the word come. Silly, but have I mentioned it's been awhile since I’ve dated?

He grabbed my arm. “Ms. Sheridan? Katie?”

The sizzle of his touch jolted me back to life. “Um, sure. Sorry, I haven't cleaned yet today.” Or last week, but who's keeping count? And why apologize?

I closed the woman's magazine I'd left open to an article on Giving Good Head and shoved it under a pile of papers, hoping Detective Johnson hadn't noticed my reading preference. His smirk suggested he probably had.

My attention shifted into hostess mode. I might be a slut wanna-be, but my Mama raised me right.

“Something to drink? I have iced tea, bottled water, Pepsi.” I stopped before adding “wine and beer.”

The smirk disappeared and his jaw tightened. “All I want are answers.”

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About the Author:

Ashantay Peters loves escaping into a well-written book. Her reading addiction also has her perusing magazines, newspapers, Internet articles and even food labels. The last is often feebly excused as an attempt to maintain health, but her friends know the truth.

She lives in the mountains of western North Carolina, a happy transplant from the much colder (and flatter) midwest.  She loves to hear from readers!  Give her a holler via this website and she’ll get back with you as soon as she comes in from gardening or takes a break from writing her next book, Death Rub.
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