Friday, May 29, 2015

New Book: Dream Casters by Adrienne Woods

Author Bio
Adrienne Woods was born and raised in South Africa, where she still lives
with her husband and two beautiful little girls. She always knew she was going
to be a writer, but it only started to really happen about four years ago. In
her free time―if she gets any because moms don’t really have free time―she
loves to spend it with friends, whether it’s a girls night out, or just watching
a movie. She’s a very chilled person. Her writing career started with Firebolt,
book one in the Dragonian series. There will be four books in total, including
a further two to three books, which will be stories that take place within the
Dragonian series. Her other series, Dream Casters, will be released mid 2015. She
also writes in different genres, and her woman’s fiction, The Pregnancy
Diaries, will be published under a pseudonym. And then, she has a paranormal
series by the name of the Aswang series, which will consist of about ten
novels. And if that wasn’t enough, there is another series, Guardians of
Monsters, which will be released in 2016.

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Fire Quill Publishing



Book Details

Title: Dream Casters: Light

Author: Adrienne Woods

Series: The Dream Caster Series

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Release Date: May 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9946641-2-9



(Back blurb)

Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da.....Seventeen year old Chasity Blake
knows the Sandman is just a silly children's story parents tell their children
to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious,
light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went
horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a
deep, sound sleep.
Fearing she
had lost her mind, Chasity soon discovers the shocking truth of her heritage-
she is a Dream Caster. Chasity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain,
or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birth place,
Revera – the world of Dreams.
However, in
Revera there is no balance between good, the Light Casters, and darkness, the
Shadow Casters, and Chasity is caught square in the middle. She soon learns
that there is no place for anyone containing both the light and the darkness
within them, and the shocking truth that if anyone in Revera ever discovered
her shadow self, Chasity would be thrown into the Oblivion – the world of
Dreams are
always more than they seem, and this time Chasity is going to discover just how
different they can be.
Two teasers

Excerpt One
WO SETS OF FOOTSTEPS made barely a sound on the rough and weathered wood
as they walked across the bridge that led from Main Pacific to the Glands. The
streetlights were dimmed  as dusk began
to settle and last vestiges of light from the setting sun were fading to night.
The lumbering clouds were moving in, blocking out any light from the two moons
that shone overhead, even the stars seemed less bright dotted across their
velvet backdrop. With his golden dust Graig Chen could conjure and wield
anything by simply believing in its reality. If he wanted it to be real, it
would be.
The Reverse was the most painful thing either of them had ever
experienced, but Liam, a healer and Graig’s only confidant, had promised him
that they would be able to live in the Domain like normal Nomads, humans.
Graig and his pregnant fiancé, were fleeing from
their home world in secret, having no other choice if they desired a normal
life for their unborn child.
They knew neither of their families would ever
understand, even though it had been his grandmother who had always said, the heart wants, what the heart wants.
How could he have known that his heart would want a Shadow Caster, and not just
any ordinary Shadow Caster. She was special, or at least her family was. She
was expected to uphold the family line with her offspring,  Graig knew that did not include carrying the
child of a Light Caster.
The two lovers could never live in peace, not since
the balance between good and evil inside Revera was thrown into upheaval. There
were only two choices for casters like them, either light or dark. The balance
could not accommodate a person containing both, so for his child’s sake they
had no choice but to leave Revera. Live like normal humans in the Domain, or
what humans would call reality. He’d found a perfect place, one he’d made sure
no one would ever find, not even his two best friends.
They knew about the relationship, they’d been there
when he’d first laid eyes on her, tried to talk him out of it, to forget the
blonde bombshell that would only cause him darkness and misery, but without her
his life would be spent in darkness and misery.
Her silver blonde hair and bright blue eyes had
done him in, if only he’d seen the bow that she’d aimed straight at his heart.
If it hadn’t been for his love when arrow hit, and for Liam, a healer, he
wouldn’t be in his currant predicament; trying to get him and her off this
dimential world that most people would call make-believe, but Revera was far
from that. It was the world of dreams, and Graig was a Level Four Caster whose
mission was to seek out Selene, their only live Somnium. It was on one of these
very missions that he had met the love of his live, the one woman he couldn’t
live without, and he didn’t care if she had black dust, he didn’t care that she
was a Shadow Caster, or what some would call a nightmare wielder. Yes, those
horrible dreams that leave you paralyzed with fear are actually wielded by
Caster’s, not some grave impression of ones subconscious. They are responsible
for doubts and forgotten dreams. She was his nightmare, and a nightmare he was
prepared to die for.
He knew deep down that she would would never
survive living in Revera and he was unable to cope with the Oblivion, wherever
it was. Oblivion was the realm of the Shadow Casters, created when Selene
casted out Magdelena, one of the first Shadow Casters, who was the third
Somnium, as a consequence for the death of her brother, Darius, the second
Somnium. Magdelena had no realm to call her own, so she created Oblivion by
focusing her hatred toward Selene, a world that could exist inside Revera, far
from Selene’s sight. For years, Selene tried to find it, but as long as the
Sodivic bloodline flowed through Shadow Caster’s vanes, Oblivion would never be
found by a Light Caster.
Sodivic blood was the key to Oblivion’s secrecy,
and Magdalena’s family line. There were many Sodivic’s since the dawning of
Oblivion but Magdelena reigned over them all. Graig had met many Sodivic’s on
his quests, each meeting always ended up in a bloody mess, and in all the years
he had encountered them, not one had ever 
shown any kind of mercy or remorse. They were sadistic and couldn’t be
reasoned with. He had been taught from a young age, if you see a Sodivic, you
kill it. That was the number one rule taught to the Level One Dream Casters.
His fiancé was the only one that proved his theory
wrong. Over the past century, their bloodline had been busy dying out, leaving
her one of the few powerful Shadow Casters left.
Graig would pay dearly for loving her if her father
ever found them, and he couldn’t even think about what would happen to the
unborn child she carried.
Craig squeezed the hand that was resting tightly
inside his own grip as they neared the end of the bridge.
“Were almost there, my love. Not much longer.”
“You’re sure nobody followed us?” Her eyes were
wild, searching everywhere in the darkness.
“I’m sure. Besides, they won’t be able to see us,
remember.” He opened his hand, just to make sure she hadn’t forgotten what he
was, and threw more golden sand into the air, shielding them from anything that
tried to followed them.
Then he heard it, a crunch. He stopped abruptly and
she slammed into him. One second of doubt was all it took to break the spell,
and before he could realized that doubt, they were surrounded by Nimgolians,
the biggest and wicket shadow hounds ever imagined. They were veil, and
reminded him of a Rottweiler that had chased him ones in the Domain. 

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