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🌟Excerpt Reveal 🌟Ruthless Knight by Ashley Jade🌟 https://amzn.to/2tgkWvv

!RUTHLESS_KNIGHT_FINAL_TYPE (1)RUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by
Ashley Jade

Release Date: January 23rd

 

Make sure to vote for RUTHLESS KNIGHT for January’s
Most Anticipated Reads:

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Add to Goodreads:
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Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/3448ZWS
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O2roxH

 

Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but
you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30l209E
Apple Books : https://apple.co/2XuOM9Y
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2s1b0VB
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O44dTJ

 

Blurb:
Welcome to their kingdom

Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.

Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.

Except me.

His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don’t do
it for me anymore…because I know what’s lurking underneath the star quarterback’s gorgeous
armor.

At least I thought I did.

Sometimes the most beautiful people…hide the ugliest truths.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to walk beside them through hell.

Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts
Academy.

Girls pick on her and guys don’t notice her.

Except me.

Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she’s impossible to ignore.

No matter how much I try.

Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving
geek, but unlike them—Sawyer’s real and never pretends to be someone she’s not.

Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.

Sometimes the most beautiful souls…hide the greatest pain.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to fight for them.

Excerpt:
I open my mouth to speak, but Bianca beats me to it.
“In Cole’s defense, he told me not to hook up with any guys. He never said anything about girls,
though.” Smirking, she adds, “Plus, it’s not like he was there. He was too busy hanging out with
his new girlfriend, Sawyer.”
On second thought, maybe locking her up in the basement isn’t such a bad idea after all. There
would be way less shit for her to stir up from down there.
I can tell the exact moment Jace processes what she said because the little vein in his forehead
makes an appearance. “Sawyer? As in Dylan’s best friend, Sawyer?”
“Do you know any other Sawyers?”
“I told you to stay away from her.”
“You also told me not to fuck Mrs. Bennett, but she ended up giving me an A in history.”
“Holy shit. You fucked Cortland’s mom?” Bianca exclaims.
We both ignore her.
“Look,” Jace starts. “Dylan doesn’t want you hanging around Sawyer. Not after what you did to
her.”
“I’m sorry, last I checked, I’m a big boy and Dylan doesn’t get to make decisions for me.”
“Yeah,” Bianca cheers.
Jace’s gaze swings her way. “Go upstairs.”
“Whatever.” She fixes her stare on Oakley. “I’m gonna call *** and see if she wants to hang out.”
Oakley makes a low growling sound as she scampers away. When she’s out of earshot, he
says, “***** is a sweet girl, Jace. You need to put an end to that shit.”
Huffing out a breath, Jace motions to me. “Yeah, after I put out the other fire.”
“Me dating Sawyer isn’t a fire.”
It’s a motherfucking atomic bomb.

About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New
Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including:
contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will
hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music,
coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul
come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after
having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a
novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and
pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future
novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her
there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go
round’.

 

Connect w/Ashley:
Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyj
adeauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/
show/14175946

Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

 

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💚Teaser Reveal 💚RUTHLESS KNIGHT by Ashley Jade💚

 

RUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade

Release Date: January 21st

 

Make sure to vote for RUTHLESS KNIGHT for January’s Most Anticipated Reads:

http://bit.ly/2pmJujU

 

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48068800-ruthless-knight

 

 

PREORDER TODAY!!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O0le0V

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2OFUIcz

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/3448ZWS

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O2roxH

 

Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30l209E

Apple Books : https://apple.co/2XuOM9Y

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2s1b0VB

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O44dTJ

 

Blurb:

Welcome to their kingdom

Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.

Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.

Except me.

His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don’t do it for me anymore…because I know what’s lurking underneath the star quarterback’s gorgeous armor.

At least I thought I did.

Sometimes the most beautiful people…hide the ugliest truths.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to walk beside them through hell.

Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.

Girls pick on her and guys don’t notice her.

Except me.

Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she’s impossible to ignore.

No matter how much I try.

Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer’s real and never pretends to be someone she’s not.

Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.

Sometimes the most beautiful souls…hide the greatest pain.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to fight for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

 

 

 

Connect w/Ashley:

Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946

Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

 

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~💚~ Teaser Reveal Ruthless Knight by Ashley Jade ~💚~ RUTHLESS KNIGHT, the second book in the Royal Hearts Academy series from @ajadeauthor is coming January 21st!! #Teaser

Teaser Reveal BANNER (1)

 

 

RUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade

Release Date: January 21st

 

 

Make sure to vote for RUTHLESS KNIGHT for January’s Most Anticipated Reads:

http://bit.ly/2pmJujU

 

 

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48068800-ruthless-knight

 

 

 

 

PREORDER TODAY!!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O0le0V

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2OFUIcz

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/3448ZWS

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O2roxH

 

 

Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30l209E

Apple Books : https://apple.co/2XuOM9Y

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2s1b0VB

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O44dTJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blurb:

Welcome to their kingdom

Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.

Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.

Except me.

His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don’t do it for me anymore…because I know what’s lurking underneath the star quarterback’s gorgeous armor.

At least I thought I did.

Sometimes the most beautiful people…hide the ugliest truths.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to walk beside them through hell.

Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.

Girls pick on her and guys don’t notice her.

Except me.

Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she’s impossible to ignore.

No matter how much I try.

Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer’s real and never pretends to be someone she’s not.

Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.

Sometimes the most beautiful souls…hide the greatest pain.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to fight for them.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

 

 

Connect w/Ashley:

Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946

Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

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✦ Teaser ✦ RUTHLESS KNIGHT by Ashley Jade ✦

Teaser Reveal BANNERRUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade

Release Date: January 21st

Make sure to vote for RUTHLESS KNIGHT for January’s Most Anticipated Reads: http://bit.ly/2pmJujU

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48068800-ruthless-knight

PREORDER TODAY!! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O0le0V Apple Books: https://apple.co/2OFUIcz Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/3448ZWS Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O2roxH

Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here: Amazon: https://amzn.to/30l209E Apple Books : https://apple.co/2XuOM9Y Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2s1b0VB Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O44dTJ

Ruthless Knight TeaserBlurb:

Welcome to their kingdom

Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.

Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.

Except me.

His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don’t do it for me anymore…because I know what’s lurking underneath the star quarterback’s gorgeous armor.

At least I thought I did.

Sometimes the most beautiful people…hide the ugliest truths.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to walk beside them through hell.

Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.

Girls pick on her and guys don’t notice her.

Except me.

Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she’s impossible to ignore.

No matter how much I try.

Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer’s real and never pretends to be someone she’s not.

Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.

Sometimes the most beautiful souls…hide the greatest pain.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to fight for them.

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

Connect w/Ashley: Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946 Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

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🌟Cover Reveal 🌟Ruthless Knight by Ashley Jade🌟

RK CR BANNER

 

RUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade

Release Date: January 21st

 

Make sure to vote for RUTHLESS KNIGHT for January’s Most Anticipated Reads:

http://bit.ly/2pmJujU

 

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48068800-ruthless-knight

 

 

PREORDER TODAY!!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O6kJT2

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2OFUIcz

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/3448ZWS

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O2roxH

Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/30l209E

Apple Books : https://apple.co/2XuOM9Y

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2s1b0VB

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2O44dTJ

 

 

Blurb:

Welcome to their kingdom

Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.

Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.

Except me.

His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don’t do it for me anymore…because I know what’s lurking underneath the star quarterback’s gorgeous armor.

At least I thought I did.

Sometimes the most beautiful people…hide the ugliest truths.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to walk beside them through hell.

Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.

Girls pick on her and guys don’t notice her.

Except me.

Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she’s impossible to ignore.

No matter how much I try.

Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer’s real and never pretends to be someone she’s not.

Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.

Sometimes the most beautiful souls…hide the greatest pain.

And sometimes the only way to save someone…

is to fight for them.

 

 

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

Connect w/Ashley:

Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946

Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

 

 

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💥Release + Review💥 Cruel Prince by Ashley Jade💥 https://amzn.to/31WdKA2

Cruel Prince Release Blitz BannerCruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade

cruelprince-cove-touchup6-10-2 (1)Release Date: August 20th

Make sure to vote for CRUEL PRINCE for August’s Most Anticipated Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/135087.August_2019_Most_Anticipated_Romances

AVAILABLE NOW!!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30l209E Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XFs5Pb Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2XCn4eU Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2XHo9xm

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/Cruel-Prince-GR

Blurb:

Welcome to their kingdom…

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.

But four years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.

My first friend. First crush. First kiss.

The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.

And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.

Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.

Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

Excerpt:

“Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.”

“No.”

That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

Connect w/Ashley: Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946 Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1)Cruel Prince by Ashley Jade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing!

Absolutely one of my favorite books of the year! So much more than a five star read, it has drama, its sexy and yes i cried. It definitely pulled at my heart strings and there is so much going on you can’t help but be invested in it.

It has everything I love about YA reads. Best friends who fall for each other, mean girl and of course bullies. Jace and Dylan are both wonderful characters who I couldn’t get enough of and I loved getting both POV’s. I loved knowing what they were both thinking and feeling and believe me this book has all the feels. So excited for the next book!

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★★CHAPTER REVEAL ★★ CRUEL PRINCE (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade ★★

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Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade

Release Date: August 20th

Add to Goodreads:

http://bit.ly/Cruel-Prince-GR

Make sure to vote for CRUEL PRINCE for August’s Most Anticipated Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/135087.August_2019_Most_Anticipated_Romances

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30l209E

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XFs5Pb

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2XCn4eU

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2XHo9xm

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2H5LORu

B&N: http://bit.ly/2IbYrML

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2MJocIN

**Please note: Cruel Prince will go live on Amazon on release day and will be going into Kindle Unlimited, so if you’re a non-Amazon reader, make sure to preorder so you don’t miss out!**

 

 

 

 

 

Blurb:

Welcome to their kingdom…

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.

But four years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.

My first friend. First crush. First kiss.

The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.

And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.

Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.

Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER REVEAL

 

Thanks to another Post-it note from Aunt Crystal, I was able to figure out which guest bedroom she cleared out for me.

Although cleared out is a bit of an understatement. Aside from the queen-sized bed covered with a purple bedspread, an empty bureau, and yet another Post-it note promising to take me shopping later in the week…the room is bare bones.

Not that I mind. I managed to stuff my entire life into one duffle bag and a medium suitcase. No-frills suits me.

Less shit to get attached to.

I open the closet door to hang up some of my clothes, but three plaid skirts, three crisp, white button-down shirts, and three navy blazers snag my attention instead.

The Royal Hearts Academy emblem above the left breast pockets practically taunts me.

I wasn’t in a position to make any requests considering my aunt and her husband were nice enough to take in a stray—but the one thing I insisted on was attending the local public school instead of Royal Hearts Academy. My dad forced me to go to private school for elementary and junior high and it was one of the worst experiences of my life.

The organ in my chest squeezes. With the exception of meeting Jace.

Of course, the one thing I wanted was the one thing Crystal’s husband wasn’t willing to negotiate on given it’s my cousin’s—technically, step-cousin’s—senior year and he attends RHA.

Wayne thinks it would be beneficial for me to go to school with his son Oakley, so I’ll have someone to show me the ropes.

However, it’s clear good ol’ Uncle Wayne must not be very observant. I only met him once briefly at my aunt’s wedding four years ago, but a quick scroll through Oakley’s Instagram suggests he’s about as useful as a goldfish at a Bob Marley concert.

And by useful? I mean, stoned.

Which probably explains why he didn’t pick me up from the airport like he was supposed to, or why I still haven’t seen any signs of him…despite being here all afternoon and most of the evening.

I send him another text, but just like the first ten I sent today, he doesn’t respond.

Curiosity getting the best of me, I slip out the door of my new room and venture down the long hallway. My aunt said there were six bedrooms in the house—but after knocking on several doors, it’s obvious Oakley isn’t in any of them.

Stifling a groan, I amble down the staircase and wander into the kitchen. Much like the rest of the house, the kitchen is spacious, and everything looks expensive, but price aside, it’s pretty standard. Stainless steel appliances, glass table, large granite island in the center.

And no Oakley.

After checking the living room, my uncle Wayne’s office, and the bathroom on the first floor, I make my way down the stairs leading to the basement.

The smell of marijuana infiltrates my nostrils almost immediately.

I’m not a buzzkill, I have no issues with people who smoke—what I have an issue with is people who indulge so much they forget the important stuff.

Like answering text messages or picking their step-cousin up at the airport.

The big screen television—which is currently broadcasting two naked girls grinding against one another to awful mumble rap—illuminates the basement enough I’m able to see the back of a leather couch. The smoke wafting toward the ceiling fan tells me there’s a good chance I’ll find Oakley on the other side of it.

I don’t know whether to laugh or shake my head as I round the corner and see him passed out with one hand down his pants and the other holding what appears to be a partially smoked blunt.

The baseball cap he’s wearing hides most of his face, but he definitely looks like he’s been asleep for a while. How the house hasn’t burnt down is anyone’s guess.

I’m about to dispose of the still lit blunt and go back upstairs…but then he speaks.

“Hey, babe.”

Uh. Kind of weird, but considering I’ve been called worse by strangers, I decide to roll with it.

“Hey.”

“I was wondering when you’d get here,” he murmurs, his voice thick with sleep.

I tamp down the urge to tell him I would have been here sooner if he picked me up from the goddamn airport like he was supposed to.

We’re going to be stuck together for the next year and bitching at him isn’t a good way to start a relationship.

I open my mouth to ask if he wants to grab a bite to eat later, but he speaks again.

“You’re so fucking hot.”

Okay, this train has officially reached awkward station.

“Um. Thank—”

Before I can finish that sentence, he shoves his sweatpants down and…

Oh. My. God.

Bile works up my throat as he wraps his hand around his exposed dick.

“Come on, beautiful,” he groans. “Quit teasing me and sit on it.”

I’m positive I must have a contact high because that’s the only way to explain why the actual fuck my step-cousin is summoning me to sit on his penis.

“Gross. What is wrong with you?”

Shielding my vision with my hands, I proceed to back away. Unfortunately, I knock into the coffee table so hard I see stars.

“Dammit,” I yelp, gripping my throbbing calf.

“You’re not Hayley.”

Talk about stating the obvious.

“No shit, Sherlock.” I make the huge mistake of looking up. “Oh, my God, dude. Can you please put your wiener away?”

“Sure thing,” the pervert says, rising from the couch. “As soon as you tell me who the hell you are and why you’re in my house.”

He has got to be kidding me.

“Seriously?” I point to myself. “I’m Dylan.”

He tilts his head to the side, like he’s having trouble understanding why my name would have any significance to him.

“Your cousin,” I grit through my teeth and he blanches.

Eureka.

I breathe a sigh of relief as he pulls up his pants.

“You’re not supposed to be here until Saturday.”

“It is Saturday,” I inform him, and his eyes widen.

“Well, shit.” He places the blunt between his lips and inhales. “This stuff is better than I thought.” Coughing, he holds it out to me. “Want some?”

I give him a sardonic smile. “I appreciate the peace offering and all, but I’ll pass.”

He doesn’t look offended in the least. “That’s cool.” His expression turns serious as he snuffs the cherry of the blunt on a can of soda. “Look, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t tell the parental units I tried to bang you, okay? They’re on my case enough lately.”

Oakley doesn’t have to worry. I won’t be telling anyone he tried to bang me.

I give him a nod.

He nods back.

And then it’s nothing but uncomfortable silence.

Quite the riveting exchange we’re having here.

“It’s Saturday night,” he declares unexpectedly while stretching his arms over his head and yawning. “Christian’s throwing his big end of summer party before school starts.”

I don’t know who Christian is, but I wouldn’t mind going to a party. In fact, meeting a few people and reconnecting with some old friends before school starts will probably make things easier for me on Monday.

My heart does a little flip. Maybe Jace will be there.

There are so many things I want to tell him.

And even more things I want to ask him.

Like why he blocked my number. Or why he never returned any of the dozens of messages I sent him on social media after I left.

“A party sounds like fun. I can be rea—”

“Don’t wait up,” Oakley utters, brushing past me.

Well, that settles that then. My cousin is a bigger tool than the one contained in his pants.

“By the way,” he calls out from the stairs. “The school admins are assholes. I doubt they’ll let you keep that blue crap in your hair.”

Highlights. They’re called highlights.

A smile touches my lips. I hope they hate my blue hair so much they refuse admission and I have no choice but to attend Royal Manor High instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

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Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade

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Welcome to their kingdom…

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.

But five years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.

My first friend. First crush. First kiss.

The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.

And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.

Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.

Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

 

 

About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

 

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Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. All the things we love most in Ashley’s books!!

 

Royal Hearts Academy

Welcome to their kingdom…

More details coming soon.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

 

 

Cruel Prince

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About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

Connect w/Ashley:

Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor?lang=en

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