Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review of In My Dreams by Cameo Renae & Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/
Grab your current read
Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. 
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I have two teasers. If you have been to my Teaser Tuesday post before you probably expect this. :)
My first teaser is from the book I am currently reading. The second is from a book I just finished. The review follows.

The Bond: Conqueror

The Bond Conqueror by Phillip Hall and A.C. Hall
Published by Hall Brothers Entertainment

Charles turned to look at the man addressing him. It had taken him months to get used to the ghastly mask the man wore. Made of mirrored steel, it was in the shape of a smiling devil. When you stared directly at it you saw your own face reflected back at you on the backdrop of that dark creature. 

In My Dreams

In My Dreams By Cameo Renae
Published by CR Creations

 Where am I? 
I staggered, lost in the middle of darkened woods. 
How did I get here? 
An ominous, eerie feeling lingered in the air around me sending chills up my spine.

 In My Dreams (Kindle Locations 15-17). Cameo Renae. 

Good Reads Blurb:

It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes thought she'd outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he's been found... dead.
Michael hasn't crossed over because he was murdered, and now his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won't rest until she is safe, and as a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy's dreams. When she dreams, it's as if he hasn't died.
Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?

My Review:

From the opening sentences above I was hooked on this book. I started out with  the intention of glancing through as I was reading other books. I ended up not being able to put it down.

When Lizzy was a child father left and as a result,her mother became an alcoholic. Now at 17 Lizzy is living on her own with some help from friends and their families. She visits her mother but cannot handle living with her. Now I know some of you are going that isn't realistic at 17. The setting is in Alaska and I can tell you from living here it is reality for some here. She has her best friend, a job and  a boyfriend she hopes to marry. Life isn't perfect but it looks good.

Then Liz dreams of Michael, her boyfriend. He is late coming to her house and the dream was disturbing. Even more disturbing is she gets voice mail when she calls him. While waiting for him to call or stop by she falls asleep again and dreams of him. This time at the dreams end she can hear a phone ringing. It is Michael's parents with the news he died in an accident. She is devastated by the news but Michael keeps coming back to her in her dreams. A strange lady introduces herself to Liz . She says she is a shaman and has contact with Michael. She warns Liz that Michael was murdered and the killer is after her. Michael also shows Liz how he died. 

There is plenty of supernatural thrills and action in this book. The dream sequences with Michael's spirit, the wolf who is an angel, the good v bad on the spirit level, and Lizzy's "gift". What really got me is the beautiful and strong love between Michael and Liz. The book is haunting in that respect. Once I began this book I read straight through until 4 am. I am hoping that as the book ended with Lizzy's gift of helping guide spirits home that this book is the first in a series. If you love paranormal romance this is definitely a book you want to read. 


Shelley Munro said...

Both teasers are a little creepy this week :)
Good reviews!

Here’s My Teaser

Frances said...

Ha! You are right Shelley! I had not noticed. They are both taken from the first page of each book too. Thanks for coming by...off to see yours!

Jennifer G. said...

You do find some interesting things to read Cristina lol! Like both the teasers though, even if they are a little creepy. ;D


Frances said...

It's the Indies LOL. I know you take a big chance with Indie writers but I must say I have found more awesome reads with them than bad ones. Checking out yours now! :)

Unknown said...

They are def. a little creepy! But good teasers. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Great teasers. I love Indie writers too. I actually haven't read many that I don't like. Thanks for sharing and stopping by to see my teaser from Clockwork Angel.

Sidne said...

wild, what a mask, and I concur, creepy but GOOD!
stop by and read my TT

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These have both piqued my curiosity. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

fredamans said...

I really enjoyed both too!

Cameo Renae said...

Hi Cristina!
Cool teasers ~ and even cooler review! I'm so glad you liked it! YAY! Have a great day! I am ~ thanks to you! ;)

Frances said...

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting!
Cameo Renae, thank you so much for stopping by. I was so caught up in the book from the opening! I am looking forward to the next one. When you come home, (you may live in Hawaii now but home is still the AK), stop in Juneau so we can hang out at Heritage and I can interview you. :D

Unknown said...

Yikes that mask one is creepy. *shivers*

A bit of angst with the second one. Nice mix.

Thanks for stopping by my teaser today.
MichelleKCanada @AnotherLookBook


Frances said...

Thanks for stopping to read mine Michelle!

Brett @ Demons Read Too said...

Hey Cristina, they're both intriguing teasers. I'm going to go look up In My Dreams now.

Thanks for stopping by. And yes, we hide the chocolate around here too ;)

Cameo Renae said...

Hey Cristina,
We've actually got our tickets. YAY! Moving back up to AK in December! When I make it down to Juneau I'll let you know! Sounds like a plan. ;)

Frances said...

Thanks for coming by Brett!
Woohoo! Tickets make it real!

Ren said...

Nothing like a couple of spine-tingling teasers!
Thank you for the visit :)

Patricia said...

Chiller Thriller Teaser! Brrrr!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

My Teaser:

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Both of these sound really interesting and really creepy :) Great teasers Cristina!

Kyanara_BJD said...

Great teasers!!

Thnx for stopping by my blog earlier.
Have a great day.

Lauren B said...

Haven't heard of these but they look great.
Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Two very different teasers, but both very intriguing... thanks for visiting... following you back on twitter:)

Sarah said...

Great teasers! Love the In My Dreams one the best. Wonder what's going on there! :]

Thanks for stopping by my teaser tuesday as well!

♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

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