Book announcement: ‘Lucid Dreaming’ sequel coming in 2017Posted: December 11, 2016
I’ve posted so many reviews lately that recent followers of my blog might be forgiven for thinking that’s all I do here. But, despite appearances, I have been slowly beetling away for the better part of the year on the sequel to Lucid Dreaming, my adult urban fantasy. I’m about half a chapter from “the end” — the goal is to have the first draft done before Christmas, if I can overcome the distractions of the silly season.
It’ll be a near thing.
At this stage, the plan is for Lucid Dreaming and its sequel to be a duology — a two-book series. The goal is to release the sequel in the middle of 2017.
So, what can I tell you about this sequel?
Well, first off, there’s the title:
Yes, False Awakening — inspired by that phenomenon that is “a vivid and convincing dream about awakening from sleep, while the dreamer in reality continues to sleep”. (Thank you, Wikipedia.)
I can also share an early version of the blurb (although this one is subject to change once my lovely editor finishes her maternity leave!).
“Sometimes I have nightmares where I dream I’ve woken up, and then I start attacking people…”
Melaina, half-human dream therapist, just wants her life to return to normal. Yes, her Oneiroi father is in prison and, yes, the place she worked burned down, but she has a cute boyfriend and a new house. She beat the bad guy. She’s earned a break. Right?
Unfortunately for Melaina, people are still getting possessed by nightmare spirits; the police are investigating her past; and the bad guy’s brother, the Morpheus himself, is coming to town to demand answers. When a deranged ex-nurse checks himself out of hospital on the same day her cousin runs away from home, Melaina is dragged into a fight not just for her life but for her soul.
Also, note — if you’re a Goodreads user, you can add False Awakening to your “to read” shelf. You know, if you want to.
To celebrate, the Lucid Dreaming ebook is on sale for $0.99 (US) at the following websites.
Tell your friends!