Spotlight on Heather Ashby

Today on Embracing Romance the spotlight is on Heather Ashby, who writes wonderful military romance romances. If you haven’t read one of Heather’s books, do it now!


Award winning author, Heather Ashby is a Navy veteran who taught school and raised a family while accompanying her Navy husband around the United States, Japan, and the Middle East. In gratitude for her Army son’s safe return from Afghanistan and Iraq, she now writes military romance novels, donating half her royalties to Fisher House Foundation in support of wounded warriors and their families. Her son serves as her cover model, helping to raise money for Fisher Houses around the world. Heather lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida with her retired Navy husband.


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Heather’s books:


Heather - ForgiveandForgetFinal

There’s something about a man in uniform . . . but there’s something about a woman in one, too. When Hallie McCabe meets Philip Johnston at a picnic, she is drawn to his integrity. He is a gentleman. But also an officer. From her ship. Aware of the code against fraternization between officers and enlisted, Hallie conceals her Navy status, hopeful she and her secret will stay hidden on their aircraft carrier until she can figure out a way for them to sail off into the sunset together. Caught in an emotional firestorm, Hallie faces a future without the man she loves, a career-shattering secret from the past, and the burden of being the one person who can prevent a terrorist attack on the ship she has sworn to protect with her life. Prepare to set sail for the Persian Gulf with a crew of 4,999 sailors and officers—and one terrorist in search of his own kind of Paradise.

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Heather - ForgetMeNotFinal

Suffering from Peter Pan Syndrome and survivor guilt, Navy helicopter pilot and renowned playboy, Brian “Skylark” Crawford, swears he’ll never marry. He refuses to admit—even to himself—that he doesn’t believe he deserves happiness. After her Marine pilot husband is killed in Afghanistan, war widow and veterinarian Daisy Schneider vows to give her wounded heart only to animals. But work fails to ease her loneliness or the agonizing guilt she feels as she wonders if she could have saved the man she loved. Between one matchmaking rescue cat and a fiery battle with drug runners at sea, the fur flies as Sky and Daisy fight to resist their attraction and the dangerous idea that they might be worthy of a second chance at life . . . and love.

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Heather - NeverForget

With 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel melted into her bow, what if there are more souls aboard the USS New York than the sailors and Marines stationed there? And what if those souls can help the troops defeat al-Qaeda this time?

When Gwyn Pritchard reports aboard the USS New York, she’s the only person who sees 9/11 spirits roaming the decks. As the sole survivor of an IED blast, Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Adam Connor is wrestling with his own issues, but when he learns Gwyn is seeing ghosts aboard their ship, he becomes her confidant . . . and her lover. Passions rise to fever pitch when the New York rushes to liberate hostages in North Africa. Can the spirits provide the right intelligence for the Marines to save the prisoners? Can Gwyn help the ghosts move on to the light? And can Adam and Gwyn find the love they’ve searched the world over for?

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Heather - UnforgettableFinal1The 9/11 spirits aboard USS New York are back! Their mission: help Adam, Gwyn, Mike, and Cate find their happily ever afters—and stay alive. As the only person who can see them, Lieutenant Gwyn Pritchard tries to help the spirits move on to the light. That is, when she’s not helping Gunnery Sergeant Adam Connor heal from his PTSD—or falling madly in love with him.

Captain Cate Hawkins, has run from her unconventional childhood by becoming a Marine Corps pilot. But when a mission in East Africa goes awry, she finds herself in a race for her life. After burying the hatchet with Cate, Navy pilot Mike Nikolopoulos wants nothing more than to rescue his new love. If the spirits help him save her, they’ll finally be free to move on. But can Mike overcome a sudden fear of flying to find his way to Cate before terrorists repeat “Black Hawk Down”—with a female American pilot this time?

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 Please join my co-author, Maj. Christopher Bergeron, USMC (ret) and me
April 15 from 5-10 EDT.
Our guest authors will be our fabulous editor, Teresa Medeiros,
along with Sandra Owens, Terri Osburn, Geri Krotow
Jeanne Moon, and Jessica Scott.
Lots of fun and giveaways!
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to check the schedule and RSVP.

Hope to see you there!!!

13 Responses

  1. Sandra Owens

    Welcome to Embracing Romance, Heather. I have UNFORGETTABLE on my Kindle and so looking forward to reading it.

    • Heather Ashby

      Thank you so much for sharing my books with your readers, Sandra! I do love sharing my stories – and our military – with readers. The new one, UNFORGETTABLE, has been especially fun to write since I wrote with a co-author, Major Christopher Bergeron, USMC (Ret) Chris added SO MUCH awesome action to this story! Another reason I love this book is because of the healing that takes place. I wish it for all who have not come home whole from war. We hope this book finds its way into the hands of those who especially need to read it. Thanks for helping to pass the word. Blessings.

  2. Barbara Monajem

    I love your book titles, Heather. What fun to have an armed forces co-author! And how fabulous that the book is about healing, which is so very important.

    • Heather Ashby

      Thanks, Barbara. Actually I had male military advisors for the entire series. These guys were SOOO helpful! Chris is finally retired from the Marines so I asked him to jump in actually WRITE with me. We hope that the theme of healing will help guide these books into the right hands. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Ally Broadfield

    Welcome, Heather. I’ve got your books on my TBR list. Your covers are fabulous!

    • Heather Ashby

      Thanks, Ally! I hope you enjoy the series. Thanks for your comment on my covers. My son was gracious enough to pose as my cover model :-), the photos were shot by my Marine Corps co-author, and the cover was completed by my awesome editor, the amazing NY Times best seller, Teresa Medeiros. I am very blessed.

    • Heather Ashby

      Takes one to know one, Loni! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ann Ellison

    I love Heather’s books. I have read them all.

  5. Heather Ashby

    And I love you, Ann Ellison! You are such a kind and loyal reader. God bless!

  6. jessicajefferson

    I’m a daughter of a Vet and I love that you’re using your gift to give back! I am just so impressed by the message you’re sending. Thanks so much for what you do!!