Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway + Review: Between Dreams by Cynthia Austin

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Title: Between Dreams
Series: The Pendant Series, Book One
Author: Cynthia Austin
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: April 28, 2015

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Synopsis:

Sidney Sinclair was living the dream of any eighteen year-old girl... A handsome rock star boyfriend, a closet full of designer clothes, a limousine service at her beck and call, and a mansion in the hills of Los Angeles. Even will all of that glamour and excitement at her fingertips, she still feels as if she's been missing something in her life so she decides to leave. While trying her best to put her dysfunctional romantic relationship aside and tend to her beloved Granny, Sidney unexpectedly stumbles upon an intriguing emerald pendant boxed away in her grandmother's closet. Soon she learns it once belonged to her long-lost mother who committed suicide when she was just a baby. Suddenly feeling emotionally connected to the woman who had birthed her, Sidney begins to wear the necklace. This sends her on a whirlwind journey that alternates between fantasy and reality... Almost immediately, she starts having dreams linked to the mysterious pendant. As danger begins to seep into her life, Sidney refuses to remove the necklace and instead documents each dream to help her further understand them. However, she soon begins to wonder if they are dreams meant to bond her to a mother who she never knew? Or a subconscious warning that threatens her very life?

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Review:
 
 
 
Between Dreams is an intriguing book where present day meets paranormal dreams.
 
Sidney is in love. Head over heels in love with Ray, the lead singer in an up and coming rock band. They have been dating for two years and they can't imagine life without each other -- not even for one second. With that said, when Ray signed his record contract, it was also said that wherever he goes, Sidney goes.
 
The two were living the dream until tragedy strikes with Granny -- the amazing woman who raised Sid. She knew that she had to go back home. After everything that Granny has done for her, the wonderful life she provided .. she felt that she owed her to be there for her. Therefore, against Ray's wishes, Sid headed back home.
 
Upon cleaning out her grandmother's closet, Sid came across a gorgeous green pendant. Sid knew she would never take it off, as it held memories of her precious mom with it. She began having dreams. These dreams involved a man with the same green pendant eyes. She immediately feels a connection to him, but she doesn't know who this stranger is. She only sees his eyes. Until one day -- those eyes come through her check-out line at Safeway. Sid was mesmerized and the stranger, later known as Aidan, is mesmerized by that pendant.
 
The two become friends, after turmoil in her relationship with Ray, due to distance. Ray asks her to stay away from Aidan, but there is just something that draws her toward him.
 
Is what Sid's feeling for Aidan, love? Lust? Mystery? What will happen with Ray? Will she forgive him and live her fantasy life with him? What do these dreams, the pendant, and Aidan have to do with one another?
 
This is one interesting, fast read. I read it in one sitting because it is that intriguing. Just be prepared for a cliffhanger at the end. I can't wait for the sequel. Please hurry Cynthia Austin!!!
 

About Cynthia Austin

Cynthia Austin
 
Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”
She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”
Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.
 
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