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Ashley also puts real life into her books. A lot of the homophobia and ignorant remarks in the Noah and Ronan Series were based off a things Ashley heard and witnessed in real life, which made her stories all the more realistic to her.
What inspired you to write your book?
It all started back in November 2013, I was working on proofreading “New Melody, Same Harmony” and once again, I just couldn’t stop writing these characters. The first book, “A Melody in Harmony,” focused on Noah and Ronan becoming boyfriends, falling in love and fighting for equality in their bigoted town. The second book, “New Melody, Same Harmony,” focused on marriage equality as Noah and Ronan prepared to wed. So, it was no question that the next book in the series would be about Noah and Ronan having a baby and becoming fathers. I’ve made it a point with my Noah and Ronan Series to focus on the major steps in a couple’s life and shed light on the challenges those of the LGBT community face. In “A Miracle Melody,” Noah and Ronan deal with dilemmas and challenges on their quest to fatherhood and of course, I put a lot of real-life situations into this book, much like the first two books in my series.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Noah arrived home and spotted Ronan sitting at the kitchen table. He didn’t have a plan; he didn’t know exactly what he was going to say. All he knew was that this was something that he wanted and all he could do was hope that Ronan felt the same way.
“Hey,” Noah smiled as he walked in. Ronan stood from his seat and Noah could tell right away that there was something on his husband’s mind. “What’s up?”
“Umm, I, uh,” Ronan stammered until he noticed his husband biting his lip. “Are you okay?” he then asked.
Noah looked at him for a moment before letting out a sigh. “From the looks of it, neither of us is okay.”
“I think you’re right.” Ronan said. “Noah, there’s something I want to tell you.”
“I have something I want to tell you, too.” Noah told him.
Ronan took his husband’s hands in his and sat him down at the table. “All right, on the count of three, we’ll both tell each other whatever it is at the same time. Deal?”
“Deal.” Noah agreed.
“One.” Ronan began.
“Two.” Noah followed.
“Three.” Ronan said.
“I want to have a baby.”
The two spoke in unison, taking each other aback for a moment. Did he just say what I think he said?, they both thought to themselves.