Saturday, July 21, 2012

Shirtless Ice-Boy teaser (Thanks, Team Ash)


So, Ash did not win his match in the YA Crush Tourney against Aiden, but it was a rolicking, hard-fought battle!  Both #TeamAsh and #TeamAiden did awesomely, tweeting into the wee hours of the morning.  Ash and Aiden themselves even joined the fun, tweeting back and forth to each other about the tourney, kilts, and the possibility of having to wrestle in a pool of mango jello should there be a tie.

Thankfully, for Ash, it was NOT a tie, but #TeamAsh was so wonderful I thought I would post a special teaser as a well-deserved Thank You for all their support, love, and loyalty to the Winter Prince.  So, Team Ash, here is your shirtless Ice-boy teaser.

Warning: This teaser is from the upcoming Iron's Propehcy novella, and will contain HUGE MASSIVE GIANT SPOILERS.  Read on at your own risk.








Iron's Prophecy teaser




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Wandering back into the bedroom, my gaze immediately strayed to the large bed along the wall and the lump beneath the covers.  Pale light streamed through the half-open curtains, settling around the still-sleeping form of a Winter sidhe.  Or a former Winter sidhe.  Pausing in the doorframe, I took advantage of the serene moment just to watch him, a tiny flutter going through my stomach.  Sometimes, it was still hard to believe that he was here, that this wasn’t a dream or a mirage or a figment of my imagination.  That he was mine forever: my husband, my knight. 

My faery with a soul.    

 He lay on his stomach, arms beneath the pillow, breathing peacefully, his dark hair falling over his eyes.  The covers had slipped off his lean, muscular shoulders, and the early morning rays caressed his pale skin.  Normally, I didn’t get to watch him sleep; he was usually up before me, in the courtyard sparring with Glitch or just prowling the halls of the castle.  In the early days of our marriage, especially, I’d wake up in the middle of the night to find him gone, the hyper-awareness of his warrior days making it impossible for him to stay in one place, even to sleep.  He’d grown up in the Unseelie Court, where you had to watch your back every second of every day, and centuries of fey survival could not be forgotten so easily.  That paranoia would never really fade, but he was gradually starting to relax now, to the point where sometimes, though not often, I would wake with him still beside me, his arm curled around my waist.

And given how rare it was, to see him truly unguarded and at ease, I hated to disturb him.  But I walked across the room to the side of the bed and gently touched his shoulder. 

He was awake in an instant, silver eyes cracking open to meet mine, never failing to take my breath away.  “Hey,” I greeted, smiling.  “Sorry to wake you, but we have to be somewhere soon, remember?” 



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That's all for now!  Iron's Prophcy, the last story of Meghan and Ash, will be released online this fall, and also as part of the Iron Legends anthology.

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks again, Team Ash!  These types of stories are all for you.


-Julie
















63 comments:

  1. ooh, nice and a bit naughty, too. naked boys sleeping. :p

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  2. No, Julie. Thank YOU. Saving this. Yaaaaaayyyy! *jumps up and down*

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  3. Aww that's so sweet! *Starts obsessing over The Iron Legends* I seriously swear, that might have been one of the craziest first rounds, like, EVER! -.- I've never seen the poll jump around like that! But they did put up a really good fight :) Thanks for making such an awesome character Julie!

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  5. Thank YOU for giving us Ash in the first place! This was a great way to start my day. :D

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  6. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! NAKED - Or half-naked, i can still imagine ;) - ASH? Be still, my beating heart! :D:D Thanks Julie! :)

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  7. GHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! No, I have yet to read The Iron Knight T___T but Thank you Julie, for giving us Ash and making him such an awesome character that we cannot stop loving (and swooning) over him! Team Ash all the way! <3

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  8. Oh, she is a lucky, lucky girl! Thank you so much, Julie. We will always swoon over the beautiful Ice Boy. And I may just dream of my own scene as I drift off to sleep again...;)

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  9. *Swoon* Thanks for giving us a peek at what waking up to Ash everyday would be like! Can't wait to read the last story of Meghan and Ash. Bittersweet!#TeamAshforLife

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  10. Loved it! I also especially loved the idea of Ash and Aiden fighting in jello. Those tweets were very entertaining between the two!!!

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  11. Thanks Julie! I'm looking forward to read the novella :D

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  12. Oh Meghan, you lucky beeyotch. xD Thank you for posting this, Julie! I can't wait for this novella~ <3

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  13. Haha good one :D Will they maybe a Puck teaser too? *o* I'm begging for it, is there any fandom which will fight against Team Puck? Then I will be there to let us win ;)

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    1. Yes please give us a Puck teaser! I need more of my Puck!
      P.S. TEAM PUCK FOREVER!!!!!

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  14. Ahhhh! I can't wait to read about Ash and Meg again! I miss them so much! Please let there be Puck and Grim too! -Kirra

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  15. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek! I am totally blushing right now as I think of Ash and his hotness ;D
    Thank you so, so much for that teaser! Just what I needed to start off my morning :-)

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  16. Thank You Julie for this awsome shirtless short storie with Ash and Meghan!!! All day yesterday I read my favorite parts in the Iron Knight, I cryed a lot yesterday because I miss Meghan and Ash and I can't believe this is there LAST STORIE!!! I MISS THEM ALREADY!!!! -Nena Yochim

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    1. It's story not storie

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  17. Julie why!!! I love the teaser but... Could you maybe for all of us... Make it a bit longer! ; )ash shirtless is a scene I never want to end! And when his georgous shining silver eyes open to Meghan's touch...*sobs at the romantic-ness of it all* I never want it to end! Oh as I am a team ash, but love puck as well could you maybe write a teaser of him talking to Meghan and ash after their marriage? Thank you for the teaser! You rock Julie!

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  18. I love the Iron Fey series and thank you so much Julie for writing it! I can wait to read The Iron Prophecy and I am Team Ash all the way. Thank you and you and Ash both rock!

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  19. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful stories, but I have one Question: What happened to teaser Tuesday?

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  20. Aaaaah *-* How cute! Thank you SO much for posting this, Julie! And I'm sorry Ash didn't win D: I cannot wait for this book to be released. Ash and Meghan married ought to be something really swoon-worthy... <3

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  21. OMG!! I loved it, thank you so much Julie!
    This was a tough match but I take joy in seeing how loved is our winter prince and that we did our best!

    Sorry for starting "kilt-gate" LOL, but it was so much, and hopefully I gave Meghan some ideas xD

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  22. julie that was so sweet thank you so much for the teaser :)

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  23. ~Le swoon!!!
    I can't believe how close this match was!! SO sad that Ash didn't make it to the next round, but thank YOU Julie for giving us the awesome snippet!! XD

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  24. ah, crap...you're seriously doing this? why so little? why? why? WHY??? more! we need more!!! enough with the torture!

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  25. Yay! Can't wait to read the rest! Thank you for being so gracious to your fans and sharing this even though we didn't win!

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  26. Yay! Can't wait to read the rest! Thank you for being so gracious to your fans and sharing this even though we didn't win!

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  27. Yay! Can't wait to read the rest! Thank you for being so gracious to your fans and sharing this even though we didn't win!

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  28. Mmmm. I'm Team Puck, but I voted for Ash anyway, much to the chagrin of my #TeamAiden friends. And that teaser was worth it. Post-Iron Knight, Ash is just so adorable! Love him--he's such a softie. =D

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    1. OMG thank you for being Team Puck! I would've voted for Ash too, just to get all my Aiden friends for the horrible prank they pulled on me, but alas, I could not.
      P.S. TEAM PUCK FOREVER!!!!!

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  29. How in the hell did Ash NOT win? I swear, the nerve of some people!!

    Love the teaser Julie!! Will we be getting any more nakedness in the future or is it going to stay strictly PG13?

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  30. Thank you for the teaser!!! I loved it! Can't wait for the book to be released :)

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  31. can you publish this as a book too?? please :)

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  32. EKKKK!!!!!!! omg it was awesome. i can not wait to read Iron Prophcey. Ash is sooo swoon worthy and well AHHHhh!!! I just died. will this be a book book or an ebook?

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  33. Sooo awesome! Can't wait for the book to be published!!

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  34. *gasps* gosh I wish we had more D:

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  35. Ash should have won for sure, I mean, I cried over him in Iron Knight :P Can't wait for this to come out!!!!! <3

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  36. Awe, Julie!! You ARE amazing for giving us this AMAZING teaser!! *sigh*...I SOOOO cannot wait for this novella...along with the other printed novellas!! Beyond excited for that! Ash should have won...I mean, he's ASH?!!! But whatever...he'll always be my #1 fictional crush in my world! Thank you for creating him (and Meghan) and these wonderful stories! And thank you again for that wonderful teaser!! Come ON August!! xo

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  37. Hsy Julie, besides I made a fanart picture of Puck, Ash & Grim & I would die of happiness if you could tell me how you think about it: http://pughandelenalover.deviantart.com/#/d589ygn
    :D I already adore you but if you would do this for me you'd be my favorite author of all time! *-*

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  38. :D (Starry looks in eyes.) Julie, you continue to amaze us, thanks for the teaser! :)

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  39. Thank you, Julie. That was amazing as usual! ;)

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  40. Oh wow! :D
    WOooooowww!

    I am so in love with Ash!
    I want to have my own Ash! <3

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  41. *squeals* so freaking adorable XD

    thank you Julie for sharing this with us.

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  42. GAH!! the suspence is killing me. i cant wait to read this book julie but as soon as i was getting into it that was it.:(

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  43. FLARBEHGIDSSUUUUHHHHGGGGSSSHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I. Can. Wait. No. Longer. If I do, there will be strange noises, rolling of eyes, and waving of arms. And we all know that the waving of arms is very dangerous. I'll probably end up hitting somebody. Again. On accident. *starts to cry* I need this book now.

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  44. I clapped by the end of the first paragraph!

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  45. Me now: *le dead from excitement for this to be coming out*

    Seriously though you are an AMAZING author! Gah, this needs to hurry up and come out already!

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  46. I just fell off my chair.

    THANK YOU FOR THIS! It makes it harder to wait, but still, thank you! Gosh, Ms. Kagawa, I just know this is going to be awesome, just like everything else you've written.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm busy screaming and running around in circles. I have to wait for this somehow, right?

    P.S. Do you know where I can find myself an Ash? ;)

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  47. Omg that's the craziest thing ever I like freaking out and like hyperventilaiting here sigh love ash so much uugghhh wish it could be

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  48. Omg that's the craziest thing ever I like freaking out and like hyperventilaiting here sigh love ash so much uugghhh wish it could be

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  49. Omg that's the craziest thing ever I like freaking out and like hyperventilaiting here sigh love ash so much uugghhh wish it could be

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  50. Omg that's the craziest thing ever I like freaking out and like hyperventilaiting here sigh love ash so much uugghhh wish it could be

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  51. I was so surprised Ash did not win. Like, it's ASH o.O
    Thanks for the teaser, though! It was amazing, as usual.

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  52. I actually cried. Like why would I cry? OMG they are so cute I miss them so much. I MISS MISS MISS THEM!!!

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  53. thanks for sharing.

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