One cop. One killer. Both dreamwalkers. Not every dream should see the light of day...
Let's talk about comfort zones. Mine is set far back from anything that looks like it might be a horror film or book. I've never read Steven King, nor do I ever intend to. (Well, except for his book on writing, but that's almost a prerequisite for anyone who thinks they're going to try and get published, and it's not really that scary.)
So what ever possessed me to write in this genre? Well, that answer is simple. Srah Masters. She said let's...and I said....Okay. Is the story warped? Maybe a bit, but she's known for that. Is it angsty? Hell yes, but that's my shtick. The beauty is in how well the two styles mesh. Even our editor had to ask who wrote what and that's a huge compliment to how well we worked together on this.
So while book two is in the offing, have yourse;f a read of this first book in The Dreaming universe and the good news, you probably won't need tissues this time around.
Three very different people have one thing in common-a dreamscape steeped in horror. Barry has had dreams of violent death all his life, and as a cop, he now works to solve the crimes his dreams tell him about in hopes he can save at least one victim from suffering the fate he faces every time he lays his head on his pillow. His ex-lover, Tag—now his boss—has no idea how to help him cope other than to protect his job...and try to protect their hearts from the dreams that could end up killing them both.
Layton welcomes the dream state that shows him his next victim. He's been a killer for as long as he can remember, and the land where he walks in shadow beside the horn-headed man who guides him feels more like home than the waking world. Now, in addition to seeking out those who would kill the innocent and ending their lives in his own special reign of terror, Layton is promised a bride—someone to love him forever. It seems everything he's ever dreamed is about to come true.
Jessica just wants to get her life back after her boyfriend is murdered and she is abducted. Twice. Finding herself at Leyton's mercy is a nightmare she soon finds is only the very beginning. When the horn-headed man visits her, she knows nothing will ever be the same again.
The four of them now have to find a way to navigate the real world while the dream state dictates their very lives and threatens everything they hold dear. If they manage catch a few killers and save a few innocent lives along the way, that will have to be their compensation for the "gifts" given by The Dreaming.