"I liked reading this book most of all for the strong and well built-up plotline. The concept was not only unique but also quite smart. I liked the idea of ghosts and spirits doing something other than avenging and that in itself is a huge compliment. So I'd like to congratulate the author on the originality of the concept." - Heena Rathore
I loved this book! Great story with a great storyline that keeps you hanging on. Characters that you will love and want to learn more! - Mandie M.
Island River Tales is the series title of Dream, Recurring. The inscription is from the name of the town which Lucy and Sam live in, called Island River.
The book is an extension of a screenplay which I wrote back in the 1990s. (When I worked in movies.) It was called The Dream. It was a fifteen-minute short that people loved. Although never made into a film, the positive feedback that I received helped me to expand on the concept. The script led to the novel which will grow into a three-book series.
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The next book in the series is Darkness Fell. The current aim is to have it published soon.
The logline is as follows:
When a strange fog rolls into town, people start dying. It's up to Sam and Lucy to figure it out and save the island. They'll have to work together on this, trouble is, Lucy isn't talking to Sam.
I'm currently in the writing process of this story...
Lucy doesn’t believe in stories of ghosts. But when a dream appears in her sleep night after night, she soon finds herself questioning her convictions. And reveals a secret only the dead know. Lucy must discover the truth, face her demons and the dark entity who is determined to keep the secret hidden no matter the cost…
Being a self-published author has shown me boundless freedom, and excitement which comes with being able to gain accomplishment in the telling of my prose. In creative writing, I don't stop learning either. Because of aiming to perfect my storytelling, I accept this need to always delve into life's wisdom as I strive to create better stories for my readers. Which means, the goal is to forge works of fiction which get people thinking, along with having a positive message inside the book.
But, let me back up a moment. To begin with, the road to my first novel took 18 years from concept to publication. Yet the "pull" to the paranormal began when I was a child. I have a sense I didn't choose the supernatural rather it chose me.
So, the path to producing this story meant that I had, sometimes, creepy events to experience. As a result of those ghostly episodes, my curiosity into the unknown spiked and I became fascinated with wanting to learn as much as possible. It drove me to explore depths of myself and the world around me in ways I had not even imagined.
But could I write the tale? My encounters were a giant jigsaw puzzle coming together, which led to this series. Ultimately, I hope you enjoy the fabled Dream, Recurring.
If you want an excellent read for the fall season. Something spooky, eerie, and full of twists and turns this is a paranormal story that will make you jump. - Kelly H.
"To sum things up, I really liked reading the book. It's a good paranormal story with some nice twists. It has strong characters and the scary bits were done really well." - Galit Balli
"I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my interest throughout. I love a good mystery. If you do, too, then you will really like this book." - Cindy