Review of “Shattered” by Ashton Blackthorne

Without skipping a beat, “Shattered” takes off where “Broken” ended. Though “Shattered” is quick paced, it doesn’t leave the reader feeling like something could have been expanded on further.

The fiery, physical connection between Ashton and Veronica sets the pages ablaze! The intimate scenes are scorching and the author’s ability to create descriptive sex scenes makes the reader want more of them.

Ashton Blackthorne is charismatic, fascinating and you can’t help but root for him and when he gets burned, you feel it too. He’s very passionate about any endeavor he pursues and does nothing half assed.

I’m looking forward to the third installment of Ashton Blackthorne’s Insatiable Series to see how his character reacts to some situations that are on his plate.


Wicked Pen Writer HL37!

Huge congratulations go out to my partner with a pen, HL37, as he was officially inducted into the company of Mr. Blackthorne’s Wicked Pen Writers!

His erotic poetry is incredible and takes you on a jaunt into his mind. HL37’s work is powerful and moving.

You can find HL37 on Mr. Blackthorne’s website and go to the Wicked Pen Writer’s section.

Mr. Blackthorne’s website

HL37’s website

Review of “Broken” by Ashton Blackthorne

Mr. Blackthorne did an excellent job in executing the development of his scenes so his readers weren’t left feeling as though something was lacking or thrown together. “Broken” was consistent with a quick pace, but again, nothing felt rushed.

Ashton Blackthorne paints scenes with his word choice and excellent use of descriptions. He doesn’t overlook the importance of fine details. Mr. Blackthorne doesn’t just tell the reader that he orders a drink at the bar; he describes his favored brand of scotch right down to the smoothness. We learn Mr. Blackthorne is not only college educated in business, but also Harvard educated. Cars, restaurants/establishments, brands and institutions…the specifics and details are laid out with his ability to describe scenes flawlessly. These fine details and explicit descriptions create the avenue for the reader to picture in their mind exactly what the author wants them to see. He controls what the reader visualizes and leaves nothing to vagueness.

The first book in Mr. Blackthorne’s Insatiable Series shows the reader what helped to mold him into who he is and what incidents had a profound impact on him. Even though he has moved forward from events that left behind a gash or two, they’re never forgotten. The flashbacks and memories are vivid and pull on the heartstrings of the reader.

I particularly enjoyed the candid peek into the life of Mr. Blackthorne and appreciate the glimpse of his passion regarding the publishing world and his faithful Wicked Pen Writers. I have a high level of respect for authors that ink themselves on paper, whether it’s in a character or an entire book.

“Broken”, by Ashton Blackthorne, will leave you eager to dive right into book two of his Insatiable Series. Thankfully, the second book, “Shattered, is available now.

“Broken”: Insatiable Series Book 1

Mr Blackthorne’s Author Page

Mr. Blackthorne’s website


Thank you HL37!


What do you get when a mysterious, reserved character who keeps his feelings tucked safely inside and is greatly loved & favored by readers, meets a man who has a special way with words and always leaves a mark?

“Anthony Graves”…meet HL37.

HL37 spent a lot of time over the past several months getting to know the man that he’d pen an agonizing path bleeding from his heart to the page.

Readers instantly fell in love with the dark, reserved, sexy “Anthony Graves” and wanted to know more about the man. HL37 leaves his mark as he shows readers another complex layer to “Anthony”.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank HL37 for his dedication and his deep, dark contributions to “Anthony Graves” in “Alone”.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the work of this captivating author and poet, I highly encourage you to check out HL37’s debut book, “Make Me Take It from You” on Amazon. You can take a stroll around his various social media platforms and get to know the man behind some wicked writing that will get your heart pounding.

Author page