Saturday, January 14, 2023

Dream Realm sneak peek


The Dream Realm (The Spectra Crown Tales #2) is currently on preorder!
Here's a snippet from Vireo, a man asleep for a hundred years:

A 10-year-old Lilac danced through Vireo’s dream. At first he enjoyed the memory. But his dream changed. She got older, more each moment. She became the young woman he knew now. Then she kept going. A full woman. Her belly expanded in pregnancy. Of course, that would happen. She was a princess, there’s no way she’d remain single much longer. The thought still made him cringe. Then the bump was gone, but he never saw a child. Just her, getting older and older, as her face wrinkled and her back stooped. Then at last, just like everyone else he knew, she was gone. 

It was just a nightmare, he told himself. But he had no way of knowing. He had such a bad sense of time. Maybe she really was gone. 

Then his dream lightened, and the real Lilac stepped in. She was young again, with her flowing golden hair and her friendly blue-gray eyes free of wrinkles. Vireo rushed to her and threw his arms around her. He didn’t feel anything, but he didn’t care. 

“Whoa,” she said. “Are you all right?” 

“No,” he said, before he could stop himself. “I want to be fully alive. Like you. With you.” 

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