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Monday, March 28, 2016

Blog Tour - I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase | Interview, Spreading the Word, & ARC Novel Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Ashlyn Chase's "I Dream of Dragons," which is her soon-to-be released novel, the FIRST novel in her Boston Dragons Series (a spin-off from Flirting With Fangs Series), and the novel I recently interviewed her about!

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My Q&A with Ashlyn Chase :

Jess : Please describe Rory, from "I Dream of Dragons," in one to two sentences.

Ashlyn : Rory Arish is the oldest of three siblings from Ireland. He’s handsome, charming, and very protective of his two younger sisters…even though they insist they can protect themselves.

Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

Ashlyn : I would love to invite Rory to dinner, just to listen to his Irish accent, and perhaps have him play his instruments that he uses in the family’s Irish folk band. For that matter I’d like to have all three of the Irish siblings.

The character I would least like to have dinner with, is Aiden Arish. He’s the hotheaded cousin from Northern Ireland. He and Chloe actually get into a knockdown drag out fight on the front lawn of the Castle in Ireland. That was fun to write, although they were both in the wrong.

Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?

Ashlyn : I’d have to say the idea for the story, sometimes called the plot bunny, will hop around in my head first, then I write my character sketches, and finally, I come up with a blurb and go from there.

Jess : Is there any differences and/or similarities between Amber from your "I Dream of Dragons," novel and Bliss from your "How to Date a Dragon" novel?

Ashlyn : Not really. They are very different. Bliss is a blurter. She says what she thinks and the words are out of her mouth before she has a chance to stop them. Amber is used to dealing with the public and being tactful. Although her patience does have its limits. Especially when a certain charming Dragon is having fun with her and she doesn’t realize he’s teasing.

Jess : What sparked the idea for "I Dream of Dragons?"

Ashlyn : I have to admit it wasn’t my idea. My publisher wanted more Dragon books from me, and my agent talked be into it. I’m glad they did, because I love these books. And to think, they might never have happened if I had had my way and just said no.

Jess : What is the most silly things one of your characters, from "I Dream of Dragons," said or did?

Ashlyn : Probably charging down the stairway and bursting into the only vacant apartment at the same time, claiming it’s theirs, because possession is 9/10 of the law. Then they are stuck. Neither one can leave the apartment without giving it to the other.

Jess : What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write in a novel and why?

Ashlyn : My favorite is the beginning, because that’s when I’m not worried about where everything is going yet. Once I get the beginning down then I can plot the rest. Even though it’s the freedom of writing by the seat of my pants that I love best, at some point I have to stop and plot the rest in order for everything to make sense and flow smoothly. Otherwise I’d run the risk of getting lost without a map.

Jess : In regards to "I Dream of Dragons," if you could write it all over again, would you change anything about it?

Ashlyn : No. I would change the ending of, "How to Date a Dragon," however. Fans were angry about how that one ended, and I agreed with them. I actually wanted it to end the way they did, but my editor twisted my arm until I changed it. That’s another reason I was happy to write the new series. I was actually able to go back to that story and fix the ending, taking care of that at the beginning of the new story. I think fans will be pleased. Oh, and as an aside, that editor no longer works there and my new editor is wonderful!

Jess : Out of all of the secondary characters within "I Dream of Dragons," do you have one or two favorites so far? If so, who are they and can you tell us why?

Ashlyn : I love Chloe. She’s feisty, says what she thinks, and takes no prisoners. By the end of the book, she was demanding her own story be told. And that’s when I wrote "My Wild Irish Dragon." In that book we meet a whole new family that I adore, so we had to build a new series just for them. No more hints. =0)

Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite and why?

Ashlyn : The honest answer is, I don’t know. I’ve lost track. Some books are no longer for sale, and some were written under a different pen name. A couple books never saw the light of day, and probably never will. But I imagine if you go to my author page on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, count the books there and double it, you might get the right number. As far as my favorite, I don’t know that either. I’m a big help, aren’t I?

Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

Ashlyn : I have a lot of projects going at once. I’m cowriting another book with Dalton Diaz. I’ve finished a novella for a multi-author series, and my agent is shopping that now. Plus, I’m writing book 3 in my Boston Dragons Series.

Jess : Are you ready for spring? Any big plans once it arrives?

Ashlyn : I’m always ready for spring. This was a mild winter, but I love the warm weather. If I have any big plans, beyond finishing this book, it would be to re-landscape the yard. I’ve planted beautiful bushes willy-nilly, and I really should make some sense of everything out there. Think of it as editing my landscape.

Jess : What cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy?

Ashlyn : What a fun question. I love Bugs Bunny. Confident, enjoying life to the fullest, and he doesn’t apologize for any of that. I’d be a lot nicer to Elmer Fudd, however.


Jess : If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Ashlyn : I haven’t thought about that. I guess I’ll have to come up with something before I get wildly famous.



"I Dream of Dragons"
[Boston Dragons Series, Book 1] by Ashlyn Chase

Author's Book Description :
    THE HEAT IS ON
    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...

    AND SPARKS FLY
    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?

Boston Dragons Series :
  • "I Dream of Dragons" (Book 1)
  • "My Wild Irish Dragon" (Book 2)

This book is available to order on :

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This series is available to order on :

Amazon (Paperback) USD

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About the Author :

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.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Kissing with Fangs









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18 comments :

  1. Wolves are my favorite shifters because I love wolves. I love all wildlife though and I love dragons so anything else after wolves :-)

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    1. Awesome. I have a couple of werewolves...twins. Book 2 in the Strange Neighbors series is The Werewolf Upstairs. The spin-off series, Flirting with Fangs, begins with the other brother. It's called Flirting Under a Full Moon. This new book begins another spin-off series of that one!

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  2. I read Lora Leigh's Breed series but can't say that I have one particular favorite. I just like the idea of being able to change into something as powerful as a lion, jaguar, or wolf. And yes, even dragons.

    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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    1. Wouldn't that be great? Especially when some bully tries to push you around. LOL

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  3. I have always had a thing for dragons....odd that I never considered to read a different type of novel about them...like this!

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  4. My favorite shifters are wolves, thus far!!
    Not sure if I put correct pinterest acct name for contest but SUPER interested in this read. Thanks!

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  5. Wolf's and cats! But I think that all shifters are pretty cool they're all one of a kind. To be honest what's not to love about shifters.

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  6. Werewolves are my favorite shifters because they were the first ones I read about. However, I like shifters in general, no matter what kind they are :)

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    1. Super! I've got a ton of different ones in my past books--and even more coming up! (wink)

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  7. Werewolves are my favorite shifters because I love wolves and those have just always been my fav

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    1. I'll have to be sure to get Konrad and Nick to visit the paranormal club in future books!

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  8. I like wolves best, because they are very protective and loyal to their mates.

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  9. I really don't have a favorite, it's which ever I'm reading at the moment.

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