Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Blog Tour: Breaking the Story by Ashley Farley

Breaking the Story
By Ashley Farley
Release Date: March 17, 2016
Genre: Suspense
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 Passion, peril, and a scandal that will rock American politics.
Scottie Darden’s life is a disaster. Her marriage has become toxic, and her career as a photojournalist has stalled out. To attract the attention of the main players in the news industry, she needs a standout story with a unique perspective. What she finds is a scandal that could turn the 2016 presidential election upside down. But before she can release her damaging images to the media, Scottie must uncover the truth behind the photographs. She turns to handsome mystery man Guy Jordan for help. When they join the campaign trail in search of answers, their investigation quickly becomes deadly.
Hop on board for a wild ride of adventure where desire ignites, lives are threatened, and secrets are revealed.

About the Author:
Ashley Farley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. SAVING BEN is not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.

HER SISTER'S SHOES—June 24, 2015—is a women's novel that proves the healing power of family.

MERRY MARY a heartwarming story of the powerful connection between a caring soul and an innocent child in need released October 15, 2015.
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Rating: 5/5

Well Scottie has gone and got herself into trouble yet again. Picking up several months after the novella Merry Mary left off, the photojournalist is now covering the election. It was nice to be reunited with the characters that readers were briefly introduced to before. I enjoyed getting to know more about Scottie, her brother Will and her loving parents. 

This full length book allowed me to get a better understanding of Ashley Farley’s writing style. She was really able to go into detail with her characters, the setting and the story. 

Breaking the Story is a contemporary political suspense with some romance thrown in for good measure. As someone who doesn’t care much for politics I was worried that this would overshadow and dominate the story. However the face pace plotline and sexual tension between Scottie and Guy made for an enjoyable reading experience. In fact I couldn't put it down.

Scottie is put into a situation where she has to decide between getting her big break as a photojournalist or possibly ruining the lives of many people. This brings up a good question to readers about what they would do in a situation like this. Would you compromise your own integrity if it meant furthering their career? 

I would recommend Ashley Farley’s Breaking the Story to other fans of contemporary fiction. I look forward to reading more from this author and hope for more featuring the characters in this book.

Check back tomorrow (March 17) for a guest post from Ashley Farley and an excerpt from Breaking the Story. 


  1. Thanks for hosting Melissa, so glad you enjoyed Breaking the Story

    1. Thank you for including me in the tour. I look forward to participating again.

  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed reading Scottie's story as much as I loved writing it. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.

    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to do another guest post, Ashley! All the best to you.