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The Lie [Kindle Edition]

Ashley Fontainne
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Book Description

Soon to be the feature film FORESEEN

GOLD MEDAL WINNER - FICTION
2013 ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS

"THE LIE by Ashley Fontainne is a thought-provoking novel that takes readers into the darkness, yet shares a deep, unforgettable story....the premise is excellent and definitely one that will attract readers looking for intrigue. I enjoyed the fact that the author writes from a Christian world view and is obviously familiar with and respectful of Christianity...All in all, a solid, original work. I think Ashley Fontainne is building an excellent career and will find many devoted fans." - Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

"Ashley nails the struggles of good vs. evil, religious, political and individual flaws and weaknesses/strengths. The use of Scripture is amazing and her suck-you-in style captivates the reader with her vivid characters and their motivations." - Janelle Taylor, NY Times bestselling author of Necessary Evil

"Any...reader interested in intrigue, mystery, supernatural thrillers and a thread of spirituality linking all elements will find this an engrossing saga with unexpected turns and a very unpredictable conclusion." - D. Donovan, eBook reviewer, MidWest Book Reviews



Karmen Moncrille's name has been known throughout the world since the age of sixteen when her first book shot to the top of the bestseller's list. Now everything she writes is an instant hit, and her legions of devoted fans eagerly await her next release.

The mysterious Karmen always blamed debilitating panic attacks as the reason she avoided publicity and has become a recluse. Which is exactly what she wants the world to think. Only Karmen knows the truth behind her introverted nature. Terrified of being asked where her ideas come from, she fears being branded a raving lunatic.

Now just a week before her twenty-third birthday, Karmen’s world implodes. The madness that haunts her dreams spills over to her reality and she questions her sanity. Suddenly everything has changed and now the world will transform with her. Her last book will unleash the truth and alter mankind—forever.

Is Karmen's ability to write a gift or a curse? She's about to find out if her entire life is a lie. And why she was destined to write it.


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"The series of events which follow is the stuff of nightmares and box office blockbusters...Ashley Fontainne's own literary voice is equal parts siren and succubus. Easy, natural dialogue is interspersed with sections of bloodcurdling demonic narrative so precise and malevolent that it will unseat the most rational resolve." Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite

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  • File Size: 767 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RMSW Press (January 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FUTP4KM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,644 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could be a movie!!! November 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
First, let me say that the cover to The Lie grabbed my attention and it made me very interested to see what would lie between the pages. And, yikes, this book has a little bit of everything!!! It is one big adventure of suspense, good vs. evil, and above all else it has excellent storytelling.

Ashley wrote a book that reminded me of a movie where I kept wondering what will happen next. And, then when “next” happened, I did not see it coming. The Lie is unpredictable, totally captivating, and I truly wish more people would check out this book!!!

MY RATING: 4.5
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Story of Deception October 20, 2013
Format:Paperback
Ashley Fontainne's book, "The Lie," is a gripping suspense thriller that is a not-to-be-missed engrossing read. Ms. Fontainne keeps upping the stakes with her exceptional gift of storytelling.

What makes "The Lie" unique is the author’s vast knowledge of the Bible and its Scripture, all cleverly wrapped around the elements of good vs. evil, spirituality, politics, and the supernatural. When her main character, the young protagonist Karmen Moncrille, discovers that her life has been based on deception, and that all of the innocent people around her are in grave danger, including herself, she embarks on a perilous journey of self-sacrifice to stave off the evil forces. Ms. Fontainne has created a dynamic character who is called upon to do extraordinary things in the face of adversity.

The author masterfully keeps the reader on edge with her explosive plot twists and turns. We are one with Karmen as she faces life-altering situations of epic proportions. Does she have the strength to endure the challenges she faces? What will she have to sacrifice?

Ms. Fontainne’s other special talent is her ability to successfully tie up the loose ends of her story, seamlessly, which she does accomplish. Be prepared to lose a lot of sleep when reading "The Lie," as it will have you glued to its pages night after night.

(I received a free copy of this book for the sole purpose of giving my review.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Christian Thriller I Have Ever Read October 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The Lie, Gold Medal Winner - Fiction 2013 at Illumination Book Awards by Ashley Fontainne and Narrated by Andrea Emmes. This book jumps off the page and comes alive through the performance of Andrea Emmes. The characters all have substance and emotion. I felt the confusion and terror of the unknown. Every twist and turn caught me off guard and yet I never jumped ahead in my mind to the end. Every word was written so well I listened in one sitting.

Karmen Moncrille was raised by her mother after her fathers death in a car crash. She was home schooled and sheltered from the world. She read every author and every type of book. When at 16 she wrote her first book it was a best seller then a Hit Box Office Movie. Her gift for writing made her wealthy and every book was quickly picked up by her fans.

When her dreams started coming to life and causing her mental anguish she runs away to relax in her Kentucky  cabin. A spiritual battle ensued that opens Karmen's unbelieving heart to the truth of Jesus and Gods ultimate plan. A shocking and thrilling ride to the end. 

This book was a gift for an honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! February 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book pulls you in and doesn't let go. If you like tension and mystery, you'll enjoy The Lie. Bravo Ashley!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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John 8:44 - You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Author Ashley Fontainne has done it again: written a thrilling story that captivates from beginning to end--but this book is on a more epic scale!

This story begins with a satanic ritual wherein horrific sacrifices are made...a forewarning of things to come twenty-three years later. With expert finesse, Fontainne shifts back and forth to major events that culminate in the present with the life of a famous author, Karmen Mocrille. Karmen, now twenty-three, has been writing best-selling books since the age of sixteen, in a supernatural way. All she remembers is sitting at the computer, seeing ghosts of famous classical authors like Shakespeare and other deceased writers, then finding the novels completely written on her computer. She never discovers how she writes them, but she gives them to her mother and uncle to have them published, enabling them to have a rich, bountiful life.

Throughout her life, Karmen has been receiving mystical messages warning her of harmful future events, alerting her that her life has been based on deception. As she discovers more and more about her past, she doesn't know who to seek for help. Destiny sends an old friend back to her as well as her first boyfriend. And a preacher who had lost his own wife and child in an accident years ago, is also led to Karmen through spiritual channels. He convinces her of what he knows and together they embark on a dangerous mission to set things right.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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"The Lie" is an intriguing, high concept supernatural thriller that explores the inner demons of an author who fears that the world will discover she is a fraud. Instead of being the origin of her creations, she merely serves as a conduit for past great writers -- including Shakespeare, amongst others -- to create works in their own voice. In that regard, the main character, Karmen Moncrille, is like a medium for famous deceased writers who suffers for her art by way of sacrificing her own needs for the greater purpose of creating written works for writers who no longer have a voice. However, all her accomplishments feel empty because Karmen herself creates nothing, yet she also enjoys little that her wealth and acclaim bring to her.

On another level, "The Lie" also operates as an exploration of the war between secular versus religious views of spiritualism. In this regard the book is perhaps a little bit less successful due to its reliance on some rather archaic characterizations of evil that perhaps could have been developed into something a bit more modern and complex. However, the strong degree of empathy and insight that the author displays in regard to her protagonist's inner life more than compensates for any deficiencies in the broader story since Karmen's inner struggle is clearly the focus of the story. The global religious war is merely the canvas upon which the character's personal struggle plays out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't see THAT coming!
The Lie is an amazingly profound story! In the unusual style of Ashley Fontainne, this plot twists and turns and totally catches you off guard a multitude of times. Read more
Published 25 days ago by erobbins33
5.0 out of 5 stars The Title says it all, excellent book !!!!
I have just finished reading Ashley Fontaninnes " The Lie" in one day ! That was yesterday.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by deborah l kerner
5.0 out of 5 stars "A Great Thriller with a Paranormal Twist"
I love all of Ashley's books. They're all full of chills and suspense. This book is not lacking in either plus it has a very supernatural twist that packs a punch. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural thriller that chills the soul.
Supernatural thriller that chills the soul!The Lie written by Ashley Fontainne is a supernatural thriller that was both creepy and exciting at the same time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by LilMissMolly
5.0 out of 5 stars A scary tale...
I received this eBook as a gift. great story line. Absolute page turner. I really enjoyed this story. Ashley Fontainne kept me guessing the whole time. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Terri B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ashley Fontainne's best yet!
This book is amazing! The plot really draws you in & the imagery is very vivid. On reviewer said it could be a movie- I think it SHOULD be a movie! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Carrie J
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
The plot was laughable, I thought it was a novel, character development was minimal and the main character who was the gift two shoes, went out the windup the minute per pressure... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Most Unique Book I've Read in It's Genre!
Karmen Moncrille was an award-winning novelist since the age of 16. Everything she writes is an instant success. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kathryn svendsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Running From the Devil
This is the type of book that used to scare the when I was a kid. I always felt more threatened by horror stories involving religion than any other type. Read more
Published 8 months ago by BirdieTracy
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great read
I really enjoyed this book. It was hard to put down till finished the last word. Now I'm going to have to check out some more Ashley Fontainne books.
Published 9 months ago by Vanna
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More About the Author

Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.

Her muse for penning the EVISCERATING THE SNAKE series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley's love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.

Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in production for a feature film.

Her latest release, the suspenseful thriller The Lie, took home the GOLD medal in the 2013 ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS for ebook/fiction.


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