Ash Krafton's writing credits include stories published in Absent Willow Review, Silver Blade, and Bête Noire. Several of her poems have been published, as well, one of which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She is a member of Pennwriters, RWA, and SFPA and is co-editor of the Query Tracker blog.
BLEEDING HEARTS won grand prize in the Maryland Writers' Association 2008 competition and has since won several other national novel writing contests, including achievement of finalist rankings in six Romance Writers of America competitions. A sequel, BLOOD RUSH, is nearing completion and a follow-up, WOLF'S BANE, is underway.
She resides in the heart of the Pennsylvania coal region with her family and their bossy German Shepherd dog.
Sophie doesn't believe in happily ever after. These days, she'd settle for alive after sunrise.
Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can't shake, and a relationship with her ex's family that redefines the term complicated. And then there's her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation. Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy - one she never dreamed of facing - it will take everything she's ever learned in order to survive.
"A meet-cute at an Egyptian antiquities exhibit draws self-confessed bleeding-heart advice columnist Sophie Galen into the orbit of Marek Thurzo, a moody mystery man with "Paul Newman lips" and an intense interest in Sophie from the moment they meet. In short order, Marek introduces Sophie to a secret underworld of vampires, werewolves, and demivampires--his own kind, vampire precursors who can still walk in daylight and have not yet lost their souls. Sophie herself has a destiny among "the DV," as she learns to her considerable peril." - Publishers Weekly