Wednesday 29 April 2015

Book Blast & Giveaway - Dream Girl by S.J. Lomas

Dream Girl
Author: S.J. Lomas
Genre: YA Adventure / Romance
Publisher: Scribe Publishing Company

Book Description:
For Christine, dreams have never meant much. Until she meets Gabriel. Everyone thinks Christine should stay away from her new coworker at the library-thanks to his bad reputation-but when her dreams grow more vivid and she becomes entangled in a dangerous dream world with Gabriel every night, she can't stay away. Soon it's clear there is far more to dreams than Christine ever imagined, and now she's on the path to making the biggest, and strangest, decision of her life.

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Praises for Dream Girl
“Told in very short chapters with alternating points-of-view, Dream Girl tells an enticing story of friendship, adventure, and determining one’s path in life.”
- Randy-Lynne Wach
Review for San Francisco Book Review

“This part-adventure/part-romance will keep readers on the edge of their seats while trying to figure out where it all will end. This will appeal to fans of the Abandon series by Meg Cabot.”
-Deborah L. Dubois
Voice of Youth Advocates, (VOYA)


I walked down a moonlit street. It smelled like smoldering autumn leaves but there was no chill in the air. Wind slowly blew through the trees and made their leaves whisper. Everything else was quiet.

The wind curled around me, but this time it brought a few drops of rain with it. Glancing at the sky, I noticed clouds gathering over the moon. It dawned on me that I should get back home and go to bed. I looked around and, for the first time, realized I wasn’t in my neighborhood. This neighborhood resembled a set from a musical rather than a real street. The houses were big and imposing, like something from My Fair Lady. At any moment, I expected to see Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn strolling toward me. The thought of wandering through an old movie scene, alone, at night caused cold goose bumps to rise on my arms. Keep it together, Christine. I tried to stay reasonable.

Was it safer to go back the way I’d come or keep going into unknown territory? I didn’t remember going for a walk anyway. Basically, turning back was no different than continuing on. I took another quick scan of the street to see if anyone else was out. Nothing stirred. Even the wind had deserted me.

I tried to grab hold of my courage. There had to be a logical explanation for this and it wasn’t like I could have wandered too far from home. I decided my best bet was to turn around and go the way I’d apparently come. Maybe something would look familiar eventually and I’d be snuggled in my bed soon.

I turned and the wind rushed past my ears. “Christine,” it sighed, producing the effect of ice water dripping down my spine. The voice was soft, but I had not imagined it.

About the Author 
S.J. Lomas is a cheerful Michigan native who writes strange and somewhat dark stories. She is a wife, mother, librarian, and definitely a dreamer.

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  1. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

    1. Thanks for your question, Mai. I am a working wife and mom with two young children. Sometimes, I just don't get a chance to use the computer. I often will write scenes or notes longhand in a notebook and then when I get a chance to sit at the computer, I edit as I input. It's a nice system. Sometimes, just the act of holding a pen and paper spark more creativity than staring at a white Word doc. That said, I do compose at the computer too.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting Dream Girl!

  3. What is your favorite dream?

    1. I'm a huge Beatles fan and I once had a dream where I met the Beatles, the Hard Day's Night era Beatles. In the dream, Paul McCartney took me aside and started playing "She's a Woman" for me. When he finished, he said, "You know I wrote that about you, right?" Now, I joke that Paul really did write that song for me. It surprises me how many people believe it. ;)

  4. I love books, it sounds like an awesome one.Thank you

    1. Thanks for checking it out, Judy. Hope you enjoy!

  5. Enjoyed the excerpt--the dream was very well-described, love the reference to My Fair Lady!

    1. Thank you! I'm a fan of musicals so I couldn't resist popping that in.

  6. I love books that travel into the dream world.

    1. Thank you, Toinette. I do too. There's just something so compelling and weird about where our dreams take us.