Monday, April 11, 2016

I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase {Spotlight & Giveaway}

I Dream of Dragons (Boston Dragons #1)
by Ashlyn Chase

When Rory Arish and his two fiery dragon siblings are run out of their ancestral Irish home, it seems their luck has run out—until they arrive in Boston and find a paranormal-friendly apartment building. Finally, Rory has a place to call home. There’s only one problem: Rory’s new lair has simultaneously been rented to an infuriating woman who is as stubborn as she is beautiful and will not leave ‘her’ apartment matter how steamed he may be…

Amber McNally is a down-on-her-luck flight attendant. She needs this apartment, and not even a fire-breathing dragon with his Irish charm and scorching good looks is going to scare her away. Holing up in their respective corners, a battle of wills ensues. Who will be the first to blink…or give in to their off-the-charts chemistry and decide to make this unorthodox living arrangement a little more permanent?

Fortunately, a few modern muses were needed to help the original nine handle all the technological advances, so Bliss was offered the job.” Chloe squinted. “By whom?” Bliss elbowed Drake. “We’re not supposed to talk about her with anyone.” “Sorry. I know. It’s really hard to explain without referring to— you know who.” Shannon seemed shy but spoke up at last. “That’s amazing. The gods themselves must have recognized how strong your love was and made it possible for you to be together.” Bliss sighed. “We’ve said too much. Please don’t press it further.” “But…the babe.” She nodded at Bliss’s huge belly. “I thought dragons and humans couldn’t conceive.” Drake nodded. “I gave up my immortality for her. I couldn’t picture living forever without Bliss by my side.” He slipped an arm behind her and rubbed circles on her back. “That’s when it happened.” She rested her head on his shoulder and crooned, “That feels so good.” “Oh. So you run into burnin’ buildings, knowin’ you could die?” Chloe looked stunned. “Yes and no.” He turned toward Bliss and they exchanged a meaningful gaze. “I did that for a short time.” “I had no idea he’d keep fighting fires without being fireproof, as dragons are. Then I couldn’t stand worrying about him.” “Being mortal was actually a good experience,” Drake said. “I realized I had been taking stupid chances and could put my fellow firefighters, who aren’t fireproof, in danger if they followed my lead. I have a renewed respect for what they do now.” Chloe straightened her back. “I’d like to become a firefighter. We’re goin’ to need jobs soon. I can do anythin’ a man can do…and probably better. As you know, I’m stronger than a human and fireproof to boot. It’s a brilliant idea.” She coughed. “O’ course, you thought of it first.” “I can look into it for you. Do you have a believable birth certificate?” “I don’t,” she answered honestly. “A work visa?” “Nor that either.” He sighed. “I’m afraid you can’t get a paying job with the fire department without certain papers.” “Blast.” Her eyes narrowed, and a curl of smoke exited her nostrils. Bliss bailed him out, thank goodness. “What did you do in Ireland?” “Ah,” Rory said with a grin. “We sang at the local pub. Shannon and I composed most of our songs.” Bliss sat up straight. “So you’re Irish folk singers? That’s wonderful! I could probably ask Claudia to give you a gig at the tearoom.” “Who’s Claudia?” Chloe asked. “Oh, she’s my best friend. She’s part owner and manages the place.” The three of them glanced at each other. Rory said, “That sounds grand. Would we need to fill out an application to work there?” “I’ll ask if she can pay you under the counter.” Drake recognized the twinkle in her eye. It meant she would find a way to make it happen.

A multi-published eBook author, Ashlyn Chase specializes in characters who reinvent themselves, having reinvented herself numerous times. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse, and for the Red Cross, and has a degree in behavioral sciences. She lives with her true-life hero husband in beautiful New Hampshire.

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