Monday, January 29, 2024

Pages of Promise: Q&A with Jessica Ashley + Giveaway


Pages of Promise JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Pages of Promise by Jessica Ashley, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Pages of Promise

Title: Pages of Promise
Coastal Hope #1
Jessica Ashley
Publisher: B.A.D. Publishing, LLC
Release Date:
February 5, 2024
Christian/Clean Romantic Suspense

When Eliza's life is threatened, she turns to a handsome veteran for help. 

I left everything I'd ever known behind. And that decision may cost me my life. 

The moving truck hadn't even been unpacked when my fresh start went up in flames. 

A frightening letter left in my mailbox and signed Always Yours sends me running to the only man in town who can help me. 

Driven by his protective nature and a mission he believes comes from God, ex-Army Ranger Lance Knight agrees, despite the fact that I've made it no secret I want nothing to do with him--or anyone for that matter. 

The longer we're together, the more I begin to realize that Lance is more than I gave him credit for. Something that troubles me nearly as much as the fact that an unknown man seems to have already claimed me as his. 

Trouble is, my admirer has a jealous side, and it's not long before Lance is pulled into the crosshairs right alongside me…  

Get your copy now and be ready to stay up all night!  

Pages of Promise is a swoon-worthy, faith-based, suspenseful romance between a jaded woman and the hero determined to protect not just her body…but her heart.  

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About the Author

Jessica Ashley

After spending seven years in the Army, Jessica Ashley set out to write novels that would transport readers to new worlds and help them escape reality with messages of underdogs and swoon-worthy romance. After eight years of a successful writing career underneath two pen names, she felt her faith pulling her in a new direction.

Now, she writes sweet romance with messages of faith, hope, and the importance of trusting our hearts and the word of God. Her debut novel, Pages of Promise, is set to release in February 2024. 

She resides in Texas with her husband of twelve years, their three kids, a flock of chickens, an orange cat who thinks he runs the house, and three dogs who don't realize just how big they are. 

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Author Interview

Welcome, Jessica! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and giving my readers a chance to get to know you and your new book Pages of Promise.

I like to start these interviews the same way, with something fun to break the ice. Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio? 

OH gosh, haha! Why am I so bad at this? Let’s see…I used to train horses and at one point, ran my own in-home bakery where I baked and decorated large tiered cakes. I love to sing, lift weights, and am obsessed with chickens.

When did you first discover you had a passion for writing?

When I was a teenager. I wanted to be just like Nora Roberts. 

What drew you to writing Christian romantic suspense?

I’ve been actively publishing for nearly a decade, and have over 50 romance novels under my belt. Recently, I started feeling like I wanted to make a change and write something that not only brought me closer to God, but will showcase His love for us, and the importance of leaning on Him in difficult times. And with that, Pages of Promise was born.

Before becoming a writer, you spent seven years in the Army. Do you feel like that experience has helped you as a writer? 

Absolutely. You learn a lot about people when you’re in close quarters for a long period of time, haha. Some of the characters I write about share qualities with people I served with or met while serving.

Are you a plotter or a panster? Tell us a little about your writing routine. 

100% pantser. I’ve tried to plot–really–but it ALWAYS crushes my creativity. I do take notes while I write, and will sometimes start with a super loose outline, but no matter how hard I try, I cannot plot.

If you could describe your main character(s) in just three words each, what would those words be? 

Oooooh. Lance: Faithful. Humble. Strong. Eliza: Strong. Resilient. Loyal.

Can you tell us a little bit more about Pages of Promise

I wanted to write something that had that real-life grit in addition to the hopeful undertones you find in Christian romance. Eliza has been through the absolute ringer (like a lot of us), and while she is cautious because of it–to the point some people may not like her at first–she wants to trust. Despite everything she’s been through, she hasn't lost her ability to be loved. 

In my younger years, I went through a LOT. I don’t want to get into gritty details, but it had me spiraling for a long time. I lost my way, stopped leaning on my faith, and cared more about what the world thought of me. 

It wasn’t until I met my husband that I started to truly see that I was never really alone. I wanted to write something that would shine a light on the message that while people will let us down–God never does. He is always there, even if we don’t see it. 

What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life? The most rewarding?

The most challenging part was doing the genre justice. I wanted to make sure I hit everyone's expectations, while staying true to the story I wanted to tell. 

The most rewarding, was definitely the early feedback. I had a beta reader tell me that this book was not her typical genre, but she absolutely loved it, and found that the messages meant the world to her.

What do you hope readers will take away from the book?

That no matter HOW far you stray, or how lost you feel, you are NEVER alone. It’s easy to lose sight of our faith when we blame God for the things humans put us through, but we have to remember that even when they let us down, He never will. 

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Before you go, where can readers follow along to see what’s coming next? 

I’m super active on Instagram and in my Facebook group! Come follow/join for sneak peeks at what’s coming next! My instagram handle is jessicaashleyauthor and my group is called Coastal Hope Book Corner (  

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Pages of Promise JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 29, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 5, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. great interview! thanks for being on the tour :)

  2. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  3. I look forward to reading this.

  4. This sounds like a great book! Love the cover!

  5. Interesting cover

  6. Pages of Promise sounds like one I'll enjoy reading. Thank you for hosting.

  7. This looks like a great read!


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