Lucid Dreaming release day!Posted: November 3, 2015
IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Two years, two months and ten days after I originally typed “the end”, Lucid Dreaming has finally made its way into the world. It has been through beta readers, competitions, and various delightful, encouraging and supportive industry professionals. So many people have helped out along the way that I’m actually a little worried I might forget someone. If I do, please forgive me!
The obligatory thank you speech
Firstly, thank you and confetti cannons to everyone who helped during the drafting of Melaina’s story: to Peter, my enduring bad-guy consultant; to Shane for his nursing advice; and to Fad for answering questions about police procedure. Any errors of fact or bad guy failures are my fault, not theirs. To everyone who read the drafts in various states and gave me valuable advice and encouragement — Stacey Nash, Kim Last, Craig Lawrie, Rena Rossner and Dannie Morin in particular — thank you and squishy hugs.
Also, thank you to my wonderful editor, Lauren K. McKellar, who asks all the hardest questions, talks to me about ellipses and spots even the tiniest inconsistencies. This book wouldn’t be half of what it is without you.
The cover is brought to you by the aforementioned Kim from KILA Designs, who patiently bore with me while I threw random design ideas at her (including a last-minute change to the paperback design that she did yesterday!) and then produced something wonderful. Bless your socks, lady!
Thank you to my friends and family for putting up with my frequent absences and blank stares, for feeding me coffee and Bad Chicken, and for being my cheer-squad: Mum, Dad, Kristy, Ali, Craig, Karen, Mikey, Peter, Cassandra, Nicole, the BC09 girls and the AOR girls. Also, a special mention goes to Bec, who puts up with my irrational love of hyphens.
And finally, thank you to my son, Nathaniel, who asked me why I “worked” in the study after he went to bed, and then said when he grew up he’d be an editor so he could help me proofread my work. Sweetheart, with your imagination I have no doubt I’ll be proofreading yours. Love you, little guy.
The obligatory buy links
(For the ebook, that is. The paperback is maybe 48 hours away from being available — see previous comment about me making a last-minute change. My bad!)
As this post goes live, the only one of these sites that says “buy” rather than “pre-order” is Amazon Australia. But if you’re patient and keep clicking refresh, the rest of the world will catch up eventually. (That’s how timezones work, right?)
The obligatory blurb and cover photo
Who would have thought your dreams could kill you?
Melaina makes the best of her peculiar heritage: half human and half Oneiroi, or dream spirit, she can manipulate others’ dreams. At least working out the back of a new age store as a ‘dream therapist’ pays the bills. Barely.
But when Melaina treats a client for possession by a nightmare creature, she unleashes the murderous wrath of the creature’s master. He could be anywhere, inside anyone: a complete stranger or her dearest friend. Melaina must figure out who this hidden adversary is and what he’s planning – before the nightmares come for her.
The obligatory shot of me holding the proof and grinning like a loon
If you buy Lucid Dreaming, then mwah! Hugs and kittens to you, dear reader.