Rika’s Musings was started by Rika Ashton way back in the olden days – circa 2009 to be exact! The blog discusses all things fiction, particularly books and movies with other like-minded and unlike-minded people around the world. Our sites community is always growing and we happy to welcome new members.

Read on to learn more about Rika Ashton and Chaos Ashton.


Rika is a blogger and aspiring novelist. She loves all things fiction, particularly in the romance, fantasy, science fiction and young adult genres – though she has been known to dabble in middle grade and children’s fiction. She is currently working on her debut novel, Dagger of the Sun, a Greco-Roman retelling – and cannot promise not to bombard the blog with teasers and excerpts from her work in progress. When not writing she can be found curled on a sofa, bed, kitchen table, counter…well, anywhere really…reading to her heart’s content. Rika is an avid fan of manga, coffee and chocolate.


Chaos Ashton is the behind-the-scenes web admin, forever immortalized in the hallowed volumes of Rika’s first unpublished novel, Masquerade, as a cat. (But more on that story later.) Currently, he is charge is web admin-y stuff, such as making sure that Rika posts on time, fixing bugs on the site (so if you find any, please send him an email) and all around maintenance stuff. Chaos likes to think of himself as the brains behind the operation that is Rika’s Musings.

Rika’s Musings is also proud to be a member of the Sabrina Jeffries Street Team, Avon Romance, and Romance Reader at Heart: Novel Thoughts and Book Talk. If it’s printed, we’ve probably read it and reviewed it somewhere! 😉