Monday, November 16, 2015

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for As Dragons from Sleep by J. Ellen Ross

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for As Dragons from Sleep by J. Ellen Ross.  Please leave a comment or question for J. Ellen to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway, where J. Ellen will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to one (1) randomly drawn commenter, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may also follow all of the stops on her tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  

As Dragons from Sleep
By J. Ellen Ross
The Tahaerin Chronicles, Book 2

Publisher:  One Armed T-Rex Publishing
Release Date:  September 21, 2015
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Format: eBook
Length:  462 Pages (2805KB)

**The book will be $0.99 during the tour.

Buy Link:  Kindle

About the book:

Two years have passed since the attempted coup that nearly cost Leisha, Queen of Tahaerin, her crown, her lover, and her life. With her fractious and peevish nobles cowed into submission, she can finally enjoy the peace she work so hard to forge.

But, war has come to the kingdoms of Ilayta. Sailing over the horizon, vicious invaders arrive first on the shores of Tahaerin. Under the banner of their nameless god, they threaten to drown the land in blood and bring a weapon never imagined here.

Leisha will fight ferociously to save her kingdom and her people, while once more, powerful men plot against her. Conspiracies she thought long dead return and her one-time lover reappears with grand promises. One of her closest friends and advisers guards a secret that threatens everything she has built. Isolated and betrayed, she has only a pitifully small army and a handful of people she can trust.

As her enemies drive her from her home, turn friends against her and threaten her life, where can Leisha turn?


From their position on the hill, Leisha watched the Deojrin advancing, creeping closer to their position. Still too far away for any of them to threaten her soldiers, she knew the first rows of enemies fell well within her range. As she stared, transfixed by their neat ranks, the hill disappeared and then the sky, until row after row of her enemies filled the whole of her vision. Blood pounded in her ears. She could start freeing or killing them now. Time seemed to draw out in front of her, a long line of possibilities, of victims.

“Leisha.” Distantly she heard Avrid’s warning. “Look at me,” he commanded while brushing his mind over hers, demanding all of her attention.

Avrid saw her breath coming in short gasps and her pupils shrunk to pinpricks. “I know what you’re feeling. I remember my first battle well. The signal will come soon. Take a breath and relax. Bloodlust is not needed here.”

Confused, Leisha looked at him and then back down the hill. Why did he want to deny her nature? Born a weapon, now placed in Andelko hands, she stood here to save her kingdom, her people, herself. Her blood coursed, fast and furious, driving out all doubt and the vulnerability she loathed. Power coiled around her, up her legs, around her waist and shoulders, seducing her, reminding her what she could do if she just called on it. Today she would hunt and kill, just as she was meant to. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

J. Ellen Ross lives in Texas with her husband and their four rescue dogs. She works in high tech, which has nothing to do with fantasy or writing. As Dragons from Sleep is the second novel in her series, ‘The Tahaerin Chronicles’. The first A Gift Freely Given is available on Amazon.

When she’s not busy chasing dogs around or rushing someone to the vet, she loves to read and play video games. She has a hobby of having hobbies, so she’s also been known to do sculpting, beadwork, and painting.

Twitter: @j_ellenross 

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  1. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least?

    1. Oh goodness! I grew up in west Texas, in a small town called San Angelo. I love the desert and all the open spaces. San Angelo can be a bit... provincial so I moved to San Antonio. It's got the same sort of west Texas feel, but with a lot more art and culture!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting! I'm so excited to get to share my story with new readers. :)

  3. This is for Ms. Ross: When did you first start working with rescue dogs?

    1. Something I'm truly passionate about! We started fostering about five years ago and now it's just normal for us to have 1-2 extra dogs in the house. They stay with us until they're healthy and then we send them north to Michigan or Wisconsin to find their forever homes. We're lucky that we have the right mix of yard and home that we can accommodate a new dog every 4-6 weeks.

  4. Great excerpt, sounds like a good read.

  5. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  6. Really awesome cover! Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you! I love my cover designer. She's fantastic even if she makes fun of my font suggestions. For this I said, "Oooh, I like this one!"

      Her response was, "Do you also like being wrong?"

      And that's why cover designers exist. :)

  7. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing and good luck on the tour!

  8. Loved the book, can't wait for the next one!

  9. The book sounds interesting, thanks. Great book cover .

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

  11. Sounds exciting. It looks like I need to read book one first.

  12. Is this the last in this series? Or will there be more? What is your next project.

  13. Jellen, when/where can I get a copy printed on mushed up trees? Also: the dog you sent us is terrified if you hold a feather too menacingly, but is merely interested if a shotgun is fired in her immediate vicinity, can you explain?

  14. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!