Release Blitz – Antagonist by Ana Ashley

A big welcome to Ana Ashley as part of her release blitz with Gay Romance Reviews for Antagonist.

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Antagonist By Ana Ashley


Dads of Stillwater, Book 1

One artist. One attorney. Two single dads.

Meeting at a bachelor auction for charity had trouble written all over it as far as I was concerned, especially when the guy that won the bid for me seemed to be after only one thing…a good time between the sheets.

Refusing Fletcher’s advances was easy the first time round. After all, we weren’t meant to see each other again.

Except I’ve just moved to Stillwater where Fletcher lives. Except both our kids are in the same class.

Now the kids are fighting and I’m ready to throw my own punches. If only Fletcher wasn’t as goddamn irresistible as he is irritating.

When the fight moves from the playground to the bedroom, who will come out on top?

Antagonist is book 1 in Ana Ashley’s new series, Dads of Stillwater. Single dads, sassy kids, Ana’s usual cast of intriguing secondary characters, Stillwater has it all.

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“What the fuck is your problem?” he asks in an attempted whisper.

“What do you mean?” It’s impossible to not look at him because he’s so close I can smell his cologne. Why does he smell so good when he looks like he’s just had a round in the paint section at the DIY store?

He lets out a breath and runs his hands over his long hair. The gesture shouldn’t do anything for me, but fuck, it does. Fucking good-looking bastard.

“Look, it’s clear the kids have some lessons to learn. Can you not put aside our differences and focus on them?”

Great, and now I feel like a dick.

“I’m sorry. I wasn’t expecting to see you again.” It’s the honest truth. Somehow he brings out the worst in me, but I can’t stop staring at his eyes and wondering what would have happened if I’d said yes to a date.

That’s in the past. I’m angry with myself for even having these thoughts, but he’s right. We need to focus on the kids.

“I wasn’t expecting to see you again either, Harrison. Or find out you’re married. But here we are.”


“What. What?”

“I’m not married,” I say.

His smile changes in a heartbeat. “You’re not?”

I shake my head. “I was at a bachelor auction. You do know the definition of a bachelor.”

“You said your friend put you up to it.”

“Why are we talking about this?” I ask.

He takes a slow step back.

“It doesn’t matter. Can I have your number?” he asks.

He must see my confusion because he adds. “So we can arrange a playdate for the kids.”

“Oh, right. Yeah, of course.” I pull out my phone and unlock it, giving it to him. He puts his number in and then calls his own cell.

His finger brushes mine when hands me the phone back. Little hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention…and not in a bad way.

Why do I feel like trouble is around the corner?

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About the Author

Ana was born in Portugal but has lived in the United Kingdom for so long, even her friends sometimes doubt if she really is Portuguese.

Ana Ashley writes sweet and steamy gay romance set in America, often in small towns where everyone knows everyone. Coming from a small town herself, she knows all about meddling families, nosy neighbors and that community spirit that comes from knowing people all your life.

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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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