Published by Createspace Independent Pub on February 28, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
“In the evening… [he] blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. […] Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson
Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.
The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.
Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it.
The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?
“Dream of me, Princess,” Dair whispered into her ear.
“Then weave me a dream, Sandman,” she said softly. “And we can dream together.”
As her eyes grew heavy, she heard Dair’s voice telling her to sleep, to open her mind to him and let him in. I’m all yours, she thought as sleep finally claimed her.
Dream of Me is the first book in the young adult (potentially young new adult) paranormal romance series, called the Dream Maker Series. Lately, I have been really drawn to paranormal books that feature different or new creatures. Something that I haven’t read a bunch of times before. And 2015 has been great for that. So far I have read my first Genie book and now I have a sandman book to add to my lists. The idea of the sandman is interesting and I have to say, I kind of love what Quinn Loftis did with him
The sandman doesn’t visit every person every night. That is a myth. People are capable of generating their own dreams. But, instead in Quinn Loftis’ dream world, the sandman visits people that he is told will have some sort of big impact and his job is to give them a hint or glimpse of their potential destiny. Things don’t always world out as planned though, because people still have free will. He has no influence on their waking actions.
And then when you insert the romance aspect of the story, it gets really interesting. Dair has become more than infatuated with the kind hearted Serentiy and wants to make himself known to her. I liked Dair a lot. He is very old fashioned and a perfect gentleman. Serenity is a sweet heart too. I liked them together and she is right, their chemistry is off the charts. Together they seemed almost too polite and too proper. But it worked for them. But there is more to the story than just the romance. There is also a bit of a mystery with Serenity and another young girl Emma that shows up in dreams as well. I thought that was a cool addition to the story.
I liked Emma, but she seemed wayy too old for an eight year old. I know she is supposed to be some kind of genius, but she didn’t seem like a child at all. She seemed like a worldly woman in her 40s. I wish she still has some remnant of the eight year old she was in her genius little brain. Putting that aside, Dream of Me is a solid start to an interesting series. Plus, look at that cover? I just love to stare at it. I know this sounds silly, but I hope the next book has another wow worthy cover. If you are looking for a new paranormal creature to learn about, try dreaming about the sandman.Can you fall in love with the Sandman? @BookBriefs #reviews Dream of Me by @authquinnloftis #Paranormal Click To Tweet
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