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The Ballad by Ashley Pullo

+ Favorite Quotes

[su_quote]A couple of hours . . . doesn’t Dr. Wong know this is a matter of life and death and I may be forced to deliver my baby with a pot of boiling water and a pair of scissors?[/su_quote]

[su_quote]Adam has the most engaging smile and I realize, this is a private smile reserved just for me . . . like he’s waited his whole life for just one smile.[/su_quote]

[su_quote]She’s more than a breath of fresh air in a Manhattan bar, she’s oxygen.[/su_quote]

[su_quote]It’s quite an accomplishment for a musician to build a story in reverse and maintain the momentum of a ballad.[/su_quote]

The Ballad Quote

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The InterludeNovelette – The Interlude

My Recommendation:

This short and sweet story features Natalie, a character whom we meet in The Ballad. It’s funny, lovely, and little bit steamier than The Ballad, and it leaves a lot to be hopeful for with future promised books and novelettes.

★★★★

_publisher_synopsis:

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Strangers on a train. Lovers. Friends.

The Interlude is a novelette from the narrative voice of the snarky yet lovable Natalie LeGrange. It can be enjoyed as a quick standalone, or as a charming and heart-felt intermission to The Bridge Series. (Approximately 10,000 powerful words)

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The InterpretationNovelette – The Interpretation

My Recommendation:

This little nugget is worth reading for a scene Ashley and I have dubbed #TheNotPablo. Not only is this story funny, but when you get to the scene on the fancy boat with the fancy guy and Chloe gets up close and personal with the ship’s wheel? You’ll send both me and Ashley a thank-you note.

★★★★

_publisher_synopsis:

in·ter·pre·ta·tion
noun in-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən, -pə-
the act or result of explaining or interpreting something : the way something is explained or understood
a particular way of performing music

Chloe LeGrange lives impulsively in the moment… but what if she receives an unexpected glimpse into her future?
Join the dynamic heroine of The Ballad as she struggles with her present, yearns for the simplicity of her past and anticipates the inception of her future.

The Interpretation can be enjoyed on its own or as an intermission to The Bridge Series. Approximately 13,000 magical words.

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Playlist

[box_light]1st in The Bridge Series
1: The Ballad
2: The Refrain—Early 2014[/box_light]

Hi. My name is Angie, and I’m a social-media-and-smut-book-reading addict. Hi…Angie… I’ve been working hard on the magical internet since 2006 when I retired from teaching elementary school to stay at home with my two baby girls. Now, I am a smut peddler. You can follow my nonsense on Twitter and Facebook. Simply, I’m just a girl, looking at the book world, asking it to love her.

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41 thoughts on “The Ballad by Ashley Pullo

  1. Joan

    LOL! I completely trust your advice and read everything you tell me to ;) Now, on the rare occasions that I need to venture out on my own… my book selection will usually depend on the mood I’m in. Although, I have some favorite authors that no matter what they write I read it ~ Kristen Ashley, Abbi Glines, & Olivia Cunning!

  2. Denise

    I have some books that are the “comfortable” books…always waiting for the next in the series…however I do not mind trying something new and I do definitely listen to what the others advice.

  3. Jenn McElroy

    I like HEAs, steamy sex scenes, and a strong heroine. I do, however, listen to recommendations, too! :-)

  4. Andrea C

    I do like to look for something different but ever book that I have read that you reviewed has been a good one.

  5. Jennifer G

    While I always love a good review…I just want books that entertain me. I have my go-to authors that I purchase no matter what. But I LOVE finding new stuff and most importantly new authors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Nicole

    I do a lil of both. I do look for something different ever now and then from what i’m used to reading BUT i trust you and would read what you tell me to read.. you haven’t steered me wrong yet!

  7. Alex

    I love all the types of bad boy finds good girl and helps him heal and become better, but those that write out of the box always keep me going. It’s those original jems that keeps me reading any book, free or paid, regardless of cover or reviews.

  8. sarita

    This sounds like a good read and I was just looking for something new to sink my teeth in to! cannot wait to start it

  9. Rosarita Reader

    I read the synopsis to see if it interests me. If it does, and YOU say it’s good then I will read it. If synopsis doesn’t interest me, but you say it’s good, I believe you and read it anyway. Unusual is definitely a plus. Thanks for keeping me informed and sharing your opinions.

  10. Marcy Meyer

    I like the familiar, but it’s always nice to read something that’s totally different. It shakes things up and makes you think.

  11. Kim

    I believe it is a little of ‘all of the above’ for me. I love to try new books but I do fall back to my favorites and I like to pick up new ones that are pointed out to me. It’s like… Oh I did not see that one when I was searching. LOL And I do love to search out new books and authors.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. E. McDonald

    I like books that have a little twist to the plot, something a little different. A good cover will also make me pause and give it a little more consideration (maybe a little shallow…..I know).

    :)

  13. denise smith

    sometimes i like to get a book that is different then i usually read but most of the time i get the same thing

  14. Karina G.

    It depends on my mood, but sometimes I take advice from other bloggers or people who like the same books as I do. Sometimes I read a book, when I’m told to read a book. So yes, I read what you tell me to read sometimes. :)

  15. Sierra

    I look for something different.
    No offense, I never trust reviews. But I will check the book out for my own opinion, if it is a really good review. : )

  16. Mick Murphy

    I like to read something different every now and then, but sometimes it’s good to read something you know you’re going to like. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Michelle T-W

    Generally speaking I read what you tell me to. I’ve been pleasantly surprised when reading outside of my “comfort zone” example – Seraphim Series (I don’t usually do paranormal!) so ya, I basically baaa baaa follow the shepherd.

  18. Katie

    Ashley describes her book as “originally unoriginal.” Do you look for something different when you decide to read a book? Or do you like the comfort of familiarity? Or do you just trust my advice and read what I tell you to read? I just trust your advice, after all you are the Smut Book Pimp Queen in my book!

  19. Alexandra H

    I love originality! Sometimes, sure, there may be comfort in familiarity. But there’s nothing like being hit with a refreshing, beautiful twist that you weren’t expecting. If you can mix the two together, I think that’s even better!

    Thanks for the chance to win. I really, really want to check this book out. (:

  20. Nikki flannery

    Depend on my mood, there is time that I read nothing but mystery and crime book. Now I’m in romance alpha male type of books.

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