Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway: Dead Dreams by Emma Right

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Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway: Dead Dreams
by Emma Right

BookCrushin is happy to be a part of CBB Book Promotions to bring you today’s tour stop for Dead Dreams by Emma Right! In this post you will find all the book information, review, excerpt and a tour wide giveaway! Enjoy!

DeadDreamsBook1Dead Dreams by Emma Right

Category: Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Publication: August 26, 2013
Purchase: AmazonB&N, Smashwords

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Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams–of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself.


She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.


Spoiler-Free Review:

Dead Dreams is a young/new adult mystery thriller. I used to read mysteries a lot, but not so much lately, so at first I wasn’t really feeling this story. I wasn’t sure if it wasn’t for me due to my lack of genre variety or you know. The first chapter is very fast-paced then things kind of slowed down. Honestly, it dragged during the beginning and not due to too much background or story building.  However, if you like a good mystery stick with it; the story builds & really picks up! Especially, when you get to that point and are demanding answers is exactly when you are left turning pages to make sure you aren’t missing the big reveal, oh no author Emma Right leaves us hanging until book 2! Sometimes, breaking the genre mold as a reader is a good thing!

I just want to be clear as the book is categorized as young adult & it’s acceptable for that group, but truly the characters are new adult IMHO. Brie is 18 and moved out of her childhood home into a meager apartment she can’t afford on her own. She already works two part-time jobs but also wants to save up to go to a college of her choice, so she decides to take on a roommate without much more thought. Brie is exactly what defines new adult, self discovery, questionable choices, and easily driven by wanting to be a successful grown-up!

Dead Dreams turned out to be an enjoyable, albeit mysterious, quick read! It definitely lives up to that mystery/thriller tag! When the two main characters finally get into the thick of their shenanigans (spoiler free?) the plot gets crazy & the pages got turning! I was so, what’s the right word without giving anything away, confused at the end. But sometimes momentum grows, book 2 comes out in Spring 2014!



Grand Prize: $15 Amazon Gift Card & ebook of Dead Dreams (INT)
Additional winner gets a paperback of Dead Dreams (US)
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Chapter Five

So, Sarah stayed a loner, refusing my attempts to include her when I asked her out for ice cream with my co-workers one rare afternoon. Only once did she accept my invitation for her to work out as my guest at Stay Fit. She came to exercise but forgot her gear and had to borrow my yellow sweats.


One of my co-workers, Susan Summers, saw her back, mistook her for me, and complained to Thao that I’d gone Zumba-ing during my official hours. Even Peter came to Susan’s defense saying we looked alike, so it was an understandable error.


But after that, Sarah never wanted to step inside Stay Fit.


At least we got to spend some girl time there when I had a fifteen-minute break. She probed about my lost love, Drew, a topic I’d rather not dwell on. On our way home in my second-hand Cooper Mini, a black-top with a faded green bottom half—it was a graduation gift my
parents had insisted upon—Sarah said, “I’m sorry about Mrs. Mott.”


I’d overheard two other neighbors whispering in the lobby about how Mrs. Mott passed away. She’d seemed so healthy when I’d met her a month back. Seventy-five is a ripe age, and the heart attack must have weakened her. But still.


Me, too. I’m going to miss her.”


How’d she die?”


Another heart attack. The cops came again and asked about loiterers.”


What did you tell them?”


I didn’t see any. Did you?”


She shrugged. “That’s the thing with the heart. You can never tell its condition till it’s too late.”


That was probably the most profound thing Sarah had ever shared with me.


Author Bio: Emma RightEmma RIGHT headshot (1)

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one. Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.

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