Thursday, November 19, 2015

As Dragons From Sleep (+$20 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: As Dragons From Sleep 
Author: J.Ellen Ross
Series: Tahaerin Chronicles #2
Pages: 426
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: One-Armed T-rex
Format: Kindle
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

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?

~Try an Excerpt!~
Once the horses recovered and her adrenaline started to wear off, Aniska knew they had to move. “Come on,” she said. “The horses are ready. We can make it back to the men. Eamon is still out there, he’ll see what’s happened and follow. We’ll know where they’ve taken her. We have to let everyone know what’s happened.”

Zaraki could not hear her. “I did nothing. Just like before. I did nothing. I left her there,” he choked out. After seeing his family murdered before his eyes when he was a boy, he had always sworn he would never hesitate again if anything threatened someone he loved.

Aniska stalked over to where he crouched and slapped him. It surprised her a little. She had never struck anyone that way before, much less him. Bending over, she shouted in his face, her voice hard. “Listen to me. Listen to me! Until this is over, this is the last thing I’m going to say to you as your friend. I’m sorry for the things I’m going to say and do, things that are going to hurt you. But from now on, I’m her Spymaster, only.

“Now, get up and get on your horse,” she commanded, standing up. “The only thing that matters is getting her back alive. We don’t have time for you to wallow in your self-pity and self-recriminations. Do you understand me? I have a job to do and I’ll leave you here if you don’t do as I say.”
~Meet J.Ellen Ross!~ 
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.
 The author will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Ah ha! Someone who readily admits to enjoying video games! YES!

    1. YES! I'm a big gamer. In fact, I met my husband on World of Warcraft eight years ago. It's a bit more common now, but back then all our friends were horrified!

      Do you prefer consoles or PC?

  2. What is your favorite Wikipedia article? (Shuddup. Everyone has one.)

    1. I love this question! So I would have to say my favorite is the page for Slovenia. ( It's a tiny Eastern European country that I just adore. I borrow liberally from Slovenian geography and history for my books!

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    1. Thank you! I spend a lot of time dithering about the excerpt. It's always so hard for me to pick when I love all the words! :)

  4. Sounds like a great book and an awesome series - thanks for sharing the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it :)

  5. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a terrific read, thanks for sharing!

  6. I really like the covers. Both books were added to my TBR shelf. I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks

    1. Oh thank you! I really love my covers. My designer is fabulous and fun to work with. She always manages to take my weird, random ideas and turn them into something that actually looks good!

  7. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  8. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning about this book. This book sounds like such an interesting read! Looking forward to checking this book out!