Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review & Giveaway - Emerald City Dreamer

Written by: LUNA LINDSEY
Pages: 379
Pub Date: March 15th, 2012

    I didn’t know what to except when I signed up to review Emerald City Dreamer, Book One in the Dreams by Streetlight series, courtesy of Bewitching Book Tours. With the cool cover of the woman carrying a sword and guitar, I obviously thought the book would be about a rocker/vampire hunter, but I was wrong. Here we get a gothic rocker Jina, who runs a support group with her friend Sandy. Is this a support group for alcoholics? Not even close. It’s a support group for anyone who has been traumatized by faeries. Yes, I said faeries. And let’s just say they get a wide varieties into the group, some that have experienced other supernatural events, and some are fakes or crazies. On a rare occasion they find someone that has either seen a faerie or has been victimized by one.

    The support group is just a cover as Jina and Sandy are really looking for recruits for their secret order, which involves tracking down and killing the faeries!

    There is no Tinker Bell in Emerald City Dreamer, as the author gives us a dark urban fantasy. When I first realized this was a faerie story, I rolled by eyes as the faerie plot has been done to death in other books and on television, like True Blood. I gave the book a chance and after a few chapters, I was hooked into this intriguing world that Luna Lindsey has created. The main character, Jina, is bisexual in this tale, and there are a few sex scenes, but none that made me bashful as I have read steamier. Some of the flashbacks scenes can be a bit confusing, but never blindsided me from finishing the book. Overall, Emerald City Dreamer should satisfy most paranormal fans, and it is an interesting start to the Dreams by Streetlight series.

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About the Author:

Luna is mostly a Washington native, however she was born in Salt Lake City, UT. She grew up in the Tri-Cities, Washington, spending time between the three cities of Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, and outlying town Benton City. She grew up reading her father's sci-fi collection, which included many classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Orson Scott Card. She was homeschooled, and as a child was into piano, model rockets, astronomy, physics, 4H, Girl Scouts, writing, giving speeches, computers, and raising rabbits. 

She started attending cons and playing RPGs in her early 20s. In 2003, Luna moved to Seattle. She lives a weird life and loves to geek out and delve into many topics. Her interests are many, and sometimes she forgets all the things she knows how to do. Luna worked for many years in the IT field, mostly in the computer software industries, before quitting to write full time in 2010. She has written over thirty short stories and three novels. 

Website and Blog: http://www.lunalindsey.com 


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