Author James Dibenedetto
put together all five books in his dream series into a box set with bonus
material. Look at this lovely
picture of all five books.
The stories in this
collection seems quite intriguing. See for yourself
What if you could see
everyone else’s dreams?
Sara Barnes has just
discovered that she can. And this gift – or curse – will lead her on an
Follow Sara as her
newfound ability leads her into adventures she never imagined. She will hunt
down a serial killer, investigate a plot to murder one of her teachers, unravel
a conspiracy between a mobster and a corrupt politician and face off against
her nemesis: a woman who shares her talent, but uses it to destroy lives rather
than save them. And Sara will have to manage all that while finishing college,
becoming a doctor and falling in love, too.
Here are the first five
books of the Dream Series, along with bonus material created especially for
this collection. Included in this set are DREAM STUDENT, DREAM DOCTOR, DREAM
CHILD, DREAM FAMILY and WAKING DREAM. In addition, you’ll find the short story
BETTY & HOWARD’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE starring Sara’s parents. But most of
all, when you open this box of dreams, you’ll find romance, suspense, humor and
plenty of heart…
Yes, my friends, I’m posting about my very own
tour going on right now courtesy of Reach for the Stars.
So far, I’ve received awesome reviews from the people
hosting me and my books on their wonderful blogs. Paige (the main character in
this trilogy) already stopped by to chat with one of the bloggers. Here are a couple of the
links so you can see some of this awesomeness.
I also have an announcement to make. As of right now,
I plan on writing two novellas that will be based off this trilogy. However,
they can be standalone books, but those of you who read all three novels will
have a deeper insight into these novellas. The first one will be called,
Doorways, and I’ve already started it. The second one will be in Ameerah's POV. She's a dark spirit and a very interesting character.
There are fans of these books who are
requesting I continue it and some even want a spinoff of just Carrie and Tree.
I’m contemplating it, but we’ll see how well this trilogy does. There are still
lots of stories and adventures to be told between the characters, and I left it
open to where the tale won’t get stale or boring. But again, we’ll see how
Anyway, Happy Friday! I hope y’all had a lovely
Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend will be filled with fun, laughter, and
relaxation. Oh, and it goes slow. Let’s hope Sunday will keep Monday at bay for
a while. :D
Reclaimed is the second book in the Vistira Trilogy and it will not disappoint you.
Now for the review:
WARNING: Spoiler Alert!
Vistira is a different realm parallel to ours with less than one hundred thousand people. There are no phones, no cars, no TV, etc. As the main character’s best friend Cappy (a.k.a. Catherine) would say, it sounds like Little House on the Prairie; however, Vistira is not quite as primitive. They do have electricity generated by windmills which gives them light at night. So they do have some technology, and it’s a wonderful and beautiful place to live. But the krogs who are creatures, built like a man, with greenish skin and freakishly strong, are planning to rule Vistira. They’ve been in hiding far too long and aims to change that. Filled with resentment and hate, they’re scheming to carry off the women who are at childbearing age, rape them, and build a race of half-breeds. Their leader Dinora is one, and her vision is clouded with revenge against the very people who turned a blind eye to her and denied her the warmth she so desperately craved when she was a young girl. So she will have her vengeance and create others like herself and a world where she can never be ostracized again.
But there’s a problem.
Her name is Annella Derlyn Kir, who is called Annie for short.
Annie is part of a prophecy and seems to be the only one who can stop the krogs from waging war against Vistira. But there is one huge, glaring obstacle she needs to conquer. The object to wield the power to halt these ghastly creatures resides in New York City. In the dimension she was once cast to by means of wicked magic. Annie is unsure she can bend the universe and create a doorway back into that realm. But she must try. The fate of her loved ones and everything dear to her rest in her hands.
Now, this is where the story gets really good, and my love for it grows even more.
Annie, her husband Kellus, and his brother Markum, makes it to New York. Annie is a nervous wreck because she’s afraid, though, it’s been eight months since she’s been gone, in this world it could be eight years. The time between worlds is goofy. However, to her relief she discovers she was only absent for seven days. Meanwhile, Kellus and Markum are wonderstruck by this world . . .
What are those things?
The buildings that reach up to the heavens.
What magic has made this stuff?
I throughly enjoyed their reaction to everything. I also got a kick out of Cappy’s attitude towards Annie’s explanation on why she disappeared and where she has been. Their conversation is hilarious, and when Cappy sees Markum . . . well, it’s great. She cracks me up and besides Cora (Annie’s younger sister), Cappy is one of my favorite characters.
The suspense grows from here and gets intense throughout the rest of this tale. I loved how it ended and how the author took care of each important character in a flawless, satisfying way. This is a wonderful book with a resounding message: love is the most magical thing in the universe.
Author Mark Mackey is a fan of my trilogy. Imagine my surprise when he contacted me and told me he was an author himself. As you already know, I love supporting other authors, so I jumped at the chance to feature his new book release on my blog.
Sixteen-year-old high school student Kristen Flemings and her friends become targets from a pair of teenage witches with the intention of doing something ghastly to them. On top of this they are looked at as suspects in a double murder.
Kristen Flemings is not only a gorgeous cheerleader who is the student newspaper editor in chief, she’s also popular, has loyal best friends, and an older sister she adores.
She has it made.
But horror can happen to even the most beautiful and privileged.
As Kristen and her friends quickly discover when they find themselves embroiled in murder, witchcraft, and human sacrifice over the week of cheerleader regionals.
Will they be able to survive?
About The Author:
Mark Mackey, living in Chicago, started writing during the late 1990’s when he submitted a simple poem to a contest which was later published in an anthology. In addition he has won two screenplay awards, one for the short screenplay Horror in the Woods, and one for the feature Length screenplay A Tale of Two Girls, both in the book Four Screenplays volume I. Also he has written several books in the process of being edited as well as having short stories published in several different charity anthologies with three more out this month or December.