Monday, August 19, 2013

Dreamscape by Christie Rich Blog Tour

Dreamscape by Christie Rich
Release Date:  July 9, 2013
Tarser Publishing

Every night before Amelia falls asleep she makes a wish to dream of him – the man who calls her to their beautiful private oasis, her sanctuary where she is free of her greedy landlord’s threats. But tonight, he will not call Amelia to him. Tonight, another man will step into her world to claim her. Tonight, Amelia’s shattering reality will crumble - and disappear into the Dreamscape…along with her freedom.

When Amelia dreams tonight, her nightmare becomes her new world where Seth is her captor and anything is possible…except escape. Seth needs Amelia to break the curse that binds him to the Dreamscape. He must convince her that she was made to free him, that she was made to join him.

For if he fails, he will never escape his prison, and he will lose Earth to the Netherworld where the evil Erobos wait to consume the human realm and everything in it. If he fails, Seth will lose the one thing that matters to him: Amelia.


My Review:
Magical, Mysterious, and Makes You Go Hmmmmm.....

I was really excited after reading the synopsis for this book for the single fact that it sounded so different from anything I’ve ever read. While I had a little trouble following some of the intricacies of the Dreamscape and the Netherworld, I think this book is a solid foundation and I would definitely continue to read more in the series.

Ameila is a complex character that you will root for. She hasn’t had an easy life and things get even harder when Seth enters it. One minute she’s lost her grandmother and is losing her home and the next she’s kidnapped to a world where she’s safe, but also basically a prisoner.  She doesn’t take the news well, no matter how much her “captor” Seth wants to explain it’s her destiny. But Ameila is a fighter and she won’t let her situation defeat her.

Seth, while incredibly hot and mysterious, gave me the creeps in the beginning. He’s so obsessed with Amelia it’s a bit uncomfortable. But thankfully we get to hear Seth’s side of the story and understand where his intense emotions and feelings come from. Seth knows Amelia. He knows her because he came to her in her dreams for years, but in another form. More specifically in the form of (as Amelia calls him) her dream boyfriend Jason. They shared real loving relationship, only for her it was a dram and he was masked to look like someone else. So Amelia has no clue who Seth is or what he wants.

Once Seth admits the truth, that Amelia is stuck in the dream realm with him and must help him fight the Erobos (those that influence people with dark and evil dreams), she allows him to train her. He teaches her how to protect herself in the dreamscape and through this their relationship slowly grows.

I think this was a great foundation to a much bigger story that needs to be told. Most of the book revolves around the relationship between Amelia and Seth (which I’m glad isn’t an insta-love, especially since hello……Seth kidnapped her and basically made her a prisoner) and in explaining the dreamscape and how it works. There is a lot of world building, but it is a truly fascinating place. I thought things moved a bit slowly for a while, but the pace picked up once the Erobos were introduced. Overall it is a good, although somewhat complicated, read and I look forward to the next book.

I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children.  My family and I live in a quiet community  in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.

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  1. Hi Meredith! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review Dreamscape!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    Much love,


    1. So happy to be a part of the tour! You really created a new and amazing world!

    2. I'm so glad, Meredith! Thank you!

  2. The books sounds very interesting. Nice review, too. Makes me look forward to not only this book, but the possibility of further books in the series. Thanks!

    1. It's a great foundation for what I'm sure will be an exciting series! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts Meredith!

    1. Thanks for having me! I love being a part of your blog tours ;)

  4. Enjoyed reading your review. Sounds like a great read.

  5. This sounds awesome. I'm glad I added it to my TBR. Thank you!

  6. This sounds like a great start for a new series for my TBR list.

    Carolyn Valdez