About Tangled Dreams
When the walls between reality and the dream world crumble, sleeping with the lights on won’t save anyone from their nightmares.
Restaurant reviewer Audrey Aurora Sonoma’s life is like a steakhouse meal: utterly predictable, comfortable, and just exciting enough to satisfy her independent streak. But when odd characters from her dreams show up during daylight hours – were-bats and a vegetarian dragon, of all things! – the menu goes from familiar to fusion. When she learns the job she accepted in her dream is real, well… Who would have guessed the goddess Persephone exists? Finding her – and figuring out why the walls between reality and the Collective Unconscious are slipping – seem to be impossible tasks for a mere mortal.
Damien Lewis turned down promotions to keep his life orderly and predictable. He has enough challenge with real-life hassles like eating regular meals. And forget dating. But after encountering three naked, delirious Jane Does on consecutive nights, he suspects more than drugs are behind their appearances, and he soon becomes much more involved than he’d like.
As the walls between the Collective Unconscious and real world continue to erode, vampires, demons, and, of course, were-bats come through to prey on those who get in the way of the god who is masterminding it all with human help. Can Audrey and Damien face their biggest fears and work together to stop the waking world from being overrun by creatures that no human has dared to dream of? Or will their nightmares become real – and permanent – when the pathways open for good?
Review of Tangled Dreams
The title of the book is perfect. The is a lot of dreaming and between the dreams and waking life, there is much that could use some untangling!
Tangled Dreams is the first in the Dream Weavers and Truth Seekers series to feature a romantic couple as the heroine and hero. Since I really like the romance aspect in most of my reading, this is very appealing.
The couple, Audrey and Damien, don’t know they are a couple for, well…. It will take them a while to really work that out. Which I like. Love at first sight doesn’t usually trip my trigger. But love after a lot of denial, constant adventure and some soul searching – that hits the spot.
In the meantime, Audrey and Damien have so much to keep them busy. Both are dreamers. Well, of course. That is what the series is about. But Audrey learns she is also a Dream Weaver. What does that mean to her? She can use her dreams to accomplish things, in the Collective Unconscious (CU) and in the real world. It will be an educational adventure for Audrey.
Damien seems to be unlucky enough to get caught up in the whole adventure. He doesn’t think much of this CU theory and believes some of the crazies he has found out on the street are just plain crazy. Not refugees from the CU. Damien is going to learn a whole lot in these pages too!
Someone is causing the walls between the CU and the real world to erode and this does not bode well for humanity. There is some evil masterminding going on and that person will use as many tricks as possible to accomplish the big plan. Including drugs. Which means there must be a drug supplier and and dealer. This is beginning so sound crime syndicate-like.
There are quite a few colorful characters, human, gods, vampires, demons, fairies, dwarves, and a few others I couldn’t readily identify. Lets just say, it is very strange nobody noticed them at Java Lemur, the coffee shop that is both a magical hot spot and the place where Audrey and Damien first glanced each other.
Aphrodite and Cupid are a couple of my favorite god-characters. Their roles are appropriately understated, unexpected and key to the story line.
Readers of the series will recognize Margaret of Cornwall (aunt of King Arthur) and Madame Lucia. Margaret had a staring role in Truth Seeker, but Lucia’s role has always been smaller. Personally, I really like Lucia. She is mysterious yet helpful. I really hope to see more of her in the future.
I’ve been reading this series from the beginning: the prequel (Perchance to Dream), book 1 (Truth Seeker), and now Tangled Dreams. The Dream Weavers and Truth Seekers series continues not only to expand, but also to evolve as a good series should. Consider leaving the real world behind and check out the Collective Unconscious in this series. Sweet Dreams!
The author provided a copy of her book so that I could bring you this honest review.
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